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  Holy Loch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Holy Loch is a body of water in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
Open to the Firth of Clyde at its eastern end, the sea loch is approximately one mile wide and between two and three miles long, varying with the tide.
The town of Dunoon on the Cowal peninsula lies on the loch's south western shore and continues round the point to the western shore of the Clyde.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Holy_Loch   (266 words)

 USS Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Late in the spring of 1965, she departed Holy Loch on her 17th and final patrol of the deployment.
On 20 March 1968 while returning to Holy Loch from her 21st patrol, the submarine ran aground off the western coast of Scotland.
After drydocking for temporary correction of the damage, she departed Holy Loch on 5 April to return to the United States for permanent repairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Theodore_Roosevelt_(SSBN-600)   (1171 words)

 USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She departed Holy Loch in May 1978 for patrol 41 and concluded it at Charleston in July.
She concluded that patrol at Holy Loch on 17 March 1980 and; for the remainder of the year, operated from that base.
At that time, she was to have been decommissioned in order to remove her from the fleet as a gesture of goodwill in accordance with the terms of the unratified SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Alexander_Hamilton_(SSBN-617)   (960 words)

 RIB Adventure Boat Trips Dunoon Holy Loch River Clyde Argyll Scotland, River Rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These sea lochs, with their sheer sides and deep, deep water, are home to seals, submarines, herons and more.
Dunoon is the seaboard gateway to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, the first National Park in Scotland.
On arriving at the Holy Loch Marina (see "How to Book" for details on how to get there), you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will outfit each passenger with all-weather, waterproof and windproof gear which incorporates a life-jacket.
www.riverrocket.co.uk /comeforaride.htm   (951 words)

 Unitary Council By-Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the 1995 Unitary Council elections, Holy Loch was again closely contested, this time by 5 candidates.
With so little between the candidates in the past two elections, Holy Loch promised to be another extremely interesting contest.
Although the Tory vote increased by a healthy 9.2 %, from their disasterous 1995 level, the SNP vote also increased by 5.7 % allowing Roy E. Rees to retain the ward with a majority of 21 - one vote less than when the SNP won the District Council seat in 1992.
www.alba.org.uk /localby/holyloch.html   (417 words)

 Holy Loch, Scotland Info; page 1
When the Royal Navy left, the Holy Loch again became a haven for small craft, but the hot war had been replaced by a cold war which had the potential to be much more lethal, and the loch's respite was to be short-lived.
USS Proteus remained at the Holy Loch until January 1963, when she was relieved by USS Hunley (AS-31) (Hunley was stationed in the Holy Loch 1963-1966 and again 1982-1987).
However, with the reduction in European tension and the Cold War, it was announced on 6 February 1991 that the Holy Loch base would close and in March 1992 the last US Navy ship sailed out, thus ending a thirty one-year era of America presence in the Dunoon area.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/6153/holyloch.htm   (1742 words)

 Bute Tours
To the east, the twisty road to Dunoon is surrounded by rugged and spectacular hills before the Holy Loch and the Firth of Clyde come into view.
The wildlife of Bute is also varied, with feral mountain goats, buzzards and roe deer in the hills and fine fishing in the lochs and sea, where seals keep a constant eye on proceedings, especially at Scalpsie Bay.
At the head of the Holy Loch, follow the B836 to Glendaruel, and either take the A8003 to Tighnabruaich and Kames (7 miles - Kyles of Bute beaches) or continue on the A886 to Colintraive (7 miles, ferry to Bute).
www.visitscottishheartlands.com /areas/bute/tours/index.cfm   (698 words)

 Five Decades of the USS Kamehameha a Photo History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Kamehameha was transferred to Squadron 14, Holy Loch Scotland in September of 1983.
Holy Loch could be a very beautiful place on those rare days when the weather wasn't totally awful.
The boat is being moved alongside the tender USS Hunley, in Holy Loch.
www.kamfish.com /kamphotos1980.htm   (992 words)

 U.S. Submarine Base - Site One, Holy Loch, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Holy Loch was a Royal Navy Submarine base during World War II and the Firth of Clyde was one of the Royal Navy’s major submarine areas, Site One as the base was known, comprised of three major commands, plus the Naval Support Activity.
Submarine Squadron 14 arrived in the Holy Loch on 3 March 1961.
With the reduction in European tension and the end of the Cold War it was announced on 6 February 1991 that the Holy Loch Base would close, and in March 1992 the last US Navy ship sailed out, thus ending a thirty one year era of America presence in the Dunoon area.
home.earthlink.net /~geflynn/holy_loch.htm   (471 words)

 History of the USS Canopus AS-34
In May of 1970, she relieved the USS Simon Lake AS-33 at Holy Loch.
During this time, Canopus was instrumental in establishing several new maintenance concepts while completing, on schedule, every submarine refit during the 67 months at Holy Loch.
During the last year at Holy Loch, Canopus received numerous awards including the Ney Award for the best large mess afloat, the second consecutive Battle Efficiency "E", the CINCLANTFLT Golden Anchor Award for personnel retention, and the Navy Unit Commendation for her role in the first FBM Submarine Extended Refit Period.
www.usscanopus.org /history.htm   (592 words)

 Holy Loch Brokerage Ltd (Argyll, United Kingdom)
Holy Loch Brokerage operates within Holy Loch Marina offering an expert and personal service for buyers and sellers of Yachts, Power and Commercial Craft.
Unusually we offer our customers services such as valleting, refurbishing, refinishing or replacement of timber, we can fit and repair heating and refrigeration indeed if a sale is dependant on having an engine replaced we can do it.
Holy Loch is one of the Clyde's finest natural harbours, two famous yacht yards flourished - Robertsons and Morris & Lorrimer.
www.holylochbrokerage.com   (188 words)

 USS Betelgeuse AK (FBM) 260 history page
Two FBM resupply voyages were made to Holy Loch, Scotland in July and September and an operational visit to Portsmouth, England.
A dependent's cruise was conducted on 26 July 1968 and a liberty port visit was made to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in August and another FBM resupply was made to Holy Loch, Scotland at the end of August 1968.
Departing Charleston on 15 November 1968 for Holy Loch, Scotland, the BETELGEUSE came in contact with a 35 foot sailboat "The Sprit of Love" foundering of course approx.
www.ussbetelgeuse.org /history.html   (1654 words)

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She conducted practice torpedo firing during the first week of August and departed Holy Loch 9 August on her first deterrent patrol.
Continuing to operate out of Holy Loch into 1964, the ballistic missile submarine got underway on 27 November for her 16th patrol which terminated on 28 January 1965 at Mare Island, Calif.
On 4 December, she sailed from Charleston on her 17th deterrent patrol, which terminated at Holy Loch on 30 January 1967.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/submar/ssbn601.htm   (1092 words)

 Yachting and Boating World: J Class sunk in the Holy Loch?
I heard at the weekend that (allegedly) a J Class; The Valkyrie, lies sunk in the Holy Loch on the Clyde.
The 1893 challenger Valkyrie II was sunk in a collision with Satanita on the Clyde in July 1894.
One was certainly sunk outside the Holy Loch in a spectacular racing collision with another J (avoiding an oary boat with spectators!) but I think it was raised soon after.
www.ybw.com /forums/showflat.php?Number=537217&page=fpart   (534 words)

 Tender Tale - Sub Bases: Holy Loch, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In cooperation with Britsh and Scotish Authorities, Holy Loch became that forward station.
Much of his time was spent at the Loch - and he has kindly shared many wonderful photos of that time and place.
This is a shot of the Hunley AS-31 at the Loch.
www.mississippi.net /~comcents/tendertale.com/ttsb/ttsb20/ttsb20.html   (532 words)

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KILMUN is an attractive village lying on the shores of what is now called the Holy Loch, just a few miles from Dunoon, the main town of Cowal.
The loch was originally called Loch Seannta, itself a corruption of the earlier Gaelic name which has been argued about for centuries by historians and is now lost in time.
It seems almost certain that Holy Loch is a mis-translation of the Gaelic.
home.btconnect.com /brucecampbell/page59.html   (515 words)

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When she surfaced off Holy Loch, Scotland on 8 March 1961, she had set a record for her type, cruising submerged 66 days and 22 hours.
For 18 months she received complete and extensive overhaul and repair operations, including refueling of the S5W reactor plant and modifications to permit the handling of the Polaris A-3 missiles.
Charleston, South Carolina, in December for patrol #18, equipped with A-3 Polaris missiles and assigned to Submarine Squadron 14.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/USS_Patrick_Henry_(SSBN-599)   (323 words)

 BBC News | UK | Experts probe loch bones puzzle
The bones were uncovered in a Ministry of Defence salvage team operation to clean up the bed of Holy Loch.
The bones, from a man aged between 18 and 34, were found in March during an operation to remove thousands of tonnes of scrap and other debris from the bed of the loch.
The underwater debris is a legacy from the days when the Holy Loch housed a United States Navy submarine base, and the Ministry of Defence environmental clean-up is expected to continue for three years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/uk/404161.stm   (377 words)

A three-year long operation to clear the Holy Loch, in Cowal, of material left behind by the US Navy has been concluded.
As a result the Council established the Holy Loch Forum, bringing together the Ministry of Defence, SEPA and environmental consultants to decide on how best to tackle the work.
“Now the seabed of the Holy Loch is clear of the majority of the debris, and the whole area has been examined using underwater video equipment to confirm that it is clean.
www.argyll-bute.gov.uk /content/news/oldsitenews/322?s=0&a=0   (589 words)

 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 20 Mar 1990
The long-term use of the Holy loch facility is a matter for discussion between the United Kingdom and United States Governments.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what facilities exist at Holy loch for the maintenance, repair, storage and transfer of Tomahawk submarine-launched cruise missiles.
A normal range of facilities exist at Holy loch for the logistic support of United States Navy nuclear-powered submarines.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm198990/cmhansrd/1990-03-20/Writtens-3.html   (3127 words)

 USS Robert E Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The nuclear-powered submarine conducted "special operations" Off of Cape Kennedy during May and.Tune, and in late June sailed for Holy Loch, Scotland, where she joined Submarine Squadron 14 on 10 July.
Continuing to operate out of Holy Loeh into 1964, the ballistic missile submarine got underway on 27 November for her 16th patrol which terminated on 28 January 1965 at Mare Island, Calif.
Contimring to operate out of Holy Loch, she completed her 33d deterrent patrol by 1 Januarv 1971.
www.multied.com /NAVY/Submarine/robertelee.html   (767 words)

 Dunoon Accommodation, Events, History, Holy Loch Travel Guide Dunoon Scotland
It forms the bony wrist and hand extending southwest between Loch Long and Loch Fyne into the top of the Clyde waterway, gripping the Isle of Bute between thumb and forefinger.
The Holy Loch, running north from Dunoon, was a Royal Navy Submarine base in World War II and became the British base of the American Navy’s nuclear submarine fleet from 1961 to 1992.
The main towns are Dunoon in the southeast with Lochgoilhead in the northeast and Strachur in the west on Loch Fyne.
www.argyllonline.co.uk /index.asp?ID=2   (221 words)

However it takes only a brief scrutiny of the overall chart of the West of Scotland to show that there were, and still are, hundreds of inlets, lochs, harbours and anchorages left to explore.
(Kyles of Bute) Salen (Loch Sunart) Carnlough Harbour
Lamlash Harbour (Arran) Arisaig (Loch Nan Ceall) Inverie (Loch Nevis)
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/pwaddington1/Page3.htm   (542 words)

 Commentary: Gare Loch, Loch Long and the Holy Loch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The hills on the western side of Loch Lung (Loch Long) and Loch Goyll (Loch Goil) are drawn in profile, as though Pont was viewing them from the opposite shore, or perhaps even from a boat on the loch.
It was an important staging-post for the Campbell Earls of Argyll between Inveraray and their lowland estates, and Queen Mary stayed there in 1563.
The enclosed building shown by Pont on the north shore of Loch Aint or Haly Loch (Holy Loch, lower left) is the original collegiate church of Kilmun.
www.nls.uk /pont/specialist/commentary16.html   (335 words)

 News Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Holy Loch was officially handed back to Clydeport Authority jurisdiction on April 12 of this year.
We were assured by the MoD that during the operation, the whole of the Holy Loch was checked for anything untoward or potentially harmful, and anything that was identified as hazardous was removed.
The concerns of the residents have dragged up the subject of the Holy Loch clean-up, which originally caused controversy and divided the community from the moment the issue was first debated in 1996.
www.dunoon-observer.co.uk /archive/arcaug2009.html   (1988 words)

 Holy Loch - United States Nuclear Forces
Holy Loch was the first advanced FBM anchorage site.
Submarine tenders at this facility near Dunoon, Scotland, serviced the American submarines that prowled the North Atlantic in search of their Soviet counterparts, and the Polaris and Poseidon nuclear submarines that patrolled in support of the Navy's deterrence mission.
In 1990 the Navy left Holy Loch Naval Support Activity, a base originally dedicated to Fleet Ballistic Missile boats.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/facility/holy_loch.htm   (115 words)

 Newsroom | Releases/Statements | Archive | 1997 | 'SEPA Publishes Holy Loch Report'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A SEPA technical report published today (Monday 1 September 1997) confirms that the MOD clean-up of the Holy Loch is the best option.
Attention was first drawn to the debris when marine scientists now employed by SEPA undertook an underwater camera survey in 1992 in response to concerns from the local community.
Copies of the Technical Report W97/01: Final Report; Holy Loch Seabed Clearance Project: SEPA West Region Survey of Sediment Contamination are available from Alison Hay, Public Affairs Officer, SEPA West, East Kilbride Tel: 01355 574200 at a cost of £10 inc. posting and packing.
www.sepa.org.uk /news/releases/1997/holyloch.htm   (328 words)

 BBC News | SCOTLAND | US servicemen return to sub base
More than 200 former American servicemen have arrived in Dunoon for a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Holy Loch submarine base.
When it closed in 1992, there were fears that the economy of the west coast's Cowal Peninsula would collapse.
The US Navy called the Holy Loch nuclear submarine base in Argyll, Site One.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/scotland/1308224.stm   (279 words)

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