The Falls of Clyde was built by Russell & Co at their Bay Shipyard in Port Glasgow in 1878. She is moored in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Falls of Clyde was the first of eight ships all carrying the name of historic landmark waterfalls in Scotland, named after the current World Heritage Site in Lanark. Built by Russell & Co at their Bay Shipyard in Port Glasgow in 1878. Built as a bulk carrier, she was bought by the Glasgow merchants Wright & Breckenridge to service their India and Pakistan routes.
Currently based in Honolulu and listed as a U.S. National Landmark, a former museum ship and the only remaining sail driven oil tanker in the world, she sits neglected and at risk. She remains the only surviving, four master iron hulled, Clyde built tall ship, that is still afloat. Her sister ships were either lost in wartime (1st & 2nd World Wars) or to the sea, a truly unique survivor and a valuable link to Scotland’s nautical past.
Ship Side view
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