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    Does any one have any info or photographs of Blackburn Bothas being taken down the Gareloch to Abbotsinch? I think one barge was called Dumbrough. robin bird
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    Dumbrough was built by Denny Shipyard to transport newly built Blackburn Bothas from Dumbarton to Abbotsinch. Around 200 Bothas were transported this way. Dumbrough got its name from the Blackburn factories at Dumbarton and Brough. It survived WW11 to become a ferryboat. Not, it would appear, a photograph of Dumbrough?

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    I am now sure no photographs exist of Dumbrough, th Botha barge. However, I now know it was purpose built by Denny to carry Bothas from Dumbarton to Inchinnan, it was designed to carry one aircraft at a time under the Inchinnan bridge. After the war it became a car ferry. What a pity no photograph exits of this one off self propelled barge.

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    The NMM at Greenwich apparently has "14 plans of the T.S.M. aircraft barge 'Dumbrough' (1938)":

    http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collect...ts/383321.html

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    thank simon, have copy of plans coming

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    Robin/Simon,
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    Peter Davies
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    Have you tried the Mitchell Library in Glasgow or Glasgow Museum of Transport. One of them may have photos or may know the whereabouts of William Denny's archives.

    Keith

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    Hi,
    It looks like some of the William Denny Archives are held by Glasgow University in their Scottish Business archive which contains some photographs. The link shows what they have on archive, they also have Beardmore's, Morris and Napiers archives.
    http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_60314_en.pdf
    Beardmore, Napier and Morris Furniture (Props and Fuselages)
    http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_60302_en.pdf
    More of Denny's archives are held at the National Maritime Museum, Caird Library and Archive.
    It may be worth contacting the Scottish Martime Museum as they have a large photographic record of shipping on the Clyde plus they own Denny's Testing tank at Dumbarton.

    Alan.

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    thank you gentlemen. I have now obtained a sketch of the barge
    robin bird

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