HMS Unicorn lecture series: Falls of Clyde Past, Present & Future

Event Date:
Start at 12:00 AM
April 27, 2021

Join HMS Unicorn for the fourth in our series of online talks for 2021, with guest speaker David O’Neill.

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, she was designed as a bulk carrier. Currently based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and listed as a U.S. National Landmark, she is the only remaining sail driven oil tanker in the world, and the only surviving, four master iron hulled, Clyde-built tall ship that is still afloat.

This talk will be given by David O’Neill, a Glasgow native and member of Falls of Clyde International.

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The talk is free and will take place on Tuesday 27th April at midday GMT.