1.    Available in the shop or online

Allen, Elizabeth, 2011, Glenlee, Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd, Glasgow. The story of one of only five remaining sailing cargo vessels built on the Clyde in the nineteenth century. ISBN 978-0-9569115-0-6

Allen, Elizabeth, 2018, Glenlee Life at sea under sail, Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd, Glasgow. Describes the lives of the men who sailed these historic vessels. ISBN 978-9569115-1-3

Castle, Colin, and MacDonald, Iain, 2005, Glenlee: the life and times of a Clyde-built Cape Horner, Brown Son & Ferguson, Glasgow. ISBN 085174-72-72

Hardie, Hamish, 2004, The Dutchman had guilders: the rescue and restoration of the Clydebuilt three masted barque Glenlee, Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd, Glasgow, ISBN 0-947649-11-5.

Ramsay, Ian, 2014, Glenlee: how a riveted sailing ship was built, Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd, Glasgow.


2.    Articles in Sea Breezes Magazine relating to Glenlee (Islamount/Galatea)

Allen, Elizabeth, with Finnie, Tom, “The Last voyage of the Islamount”, Sea Breezes, Four-part series October 2018 - January 2019, ISSN 0036-997. Traces the last voyage 1916-1919 and subsequent story of the ship to present day.

Brett, Oswald, “Godfrey’s ship portraits”, Letters page, Sea Breezes, April 1956, Vol., pp309.

Brett, Oswald, “The Galatea visits New York”, Sea Breezes, May 1954, Vol.17 (New Series), pp355.

Davies, T.D., “The Last voyage of the Islamount under the Red Ensign”, Sea Breezes, No. 199 Vol. XX June 1936, pp258-259. Describes the last section of the voyage between 1916-1919.

Fieldwood, Charles, “South of the Cape”, Sea Breezes, Vol 13 Jan-June 1952, p398-400. Recounts the voyage in 1912-1913.

Richards, T.D., “Nasty Letters”, Letters page, Sea Breezes, June 1958, pp453.

Richards, Thomas Davies, “Retrospect of Old Ships and Old Timers”, Sea Breezes: the PSNC Magazine, August 1934, No. 177, Vol. XVII, pp210-211. Comments on the Welsh Masters in Dinas, Pembrokeshire, including David George and his brother Titus George

Waters, Colin, “The Glenlee comes home to Scotland”, Sea Breezes, April 1994, Vol. 68 No 580,, pp291-293, and centre-page spread of Galatea under sail  by Spanish Marine artist Nunez Segura.

Watson, H.R., “The Islamount in peril: a mishap at Port Phillip (Melbourne) Heads”, Sea Breezes, No. 195 Vol. XX February 1936, pp135-137. A Tug Master describes the near loss of Islamount (Glenlee) on the voyage 1916-1919.

Unknown author, “Unlucky Olivebank”, Sea Breezes, Vol XVIII 1934, pp236. Refers to Captain David George when Master of that ship.


3.    Other publications about Glenlee

Debiles, Miguel, 1990, The Stuff of Heroes, (Madera de héroe), translated from Spanish original by Frances M. López-Morilla, Pantheon Books, New York. Debiles is a leading figure of the post Civil War literary generation of ’36. The tale is told during the Spanish Civil War: Gervasio joins the navy and goes to sea in Galatea: it follows closely the experience of Debiles who volunteered as a naval volunteer in 1938. ISBN 0-394-57746-9.

Mason, C.M., n.d. mimeo, Five thousand days: the voyages of the Clydebuilt barque Glenlee (renamed Islamount 1899) under the red ensign 1897-1919, Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd. The account of 23years as a British trading vessel.


4.    Some official archive records of Glenlee

  • Sleggs, Charles Edward Thomas, Chief Officer’s Log, books 1-6, Barque Islamount Cape Town to Cette 1918-1919: Ship log books ‘Islamount’, John Stewart & Co. Shipping, ship-owners, Glasgow, Scotland, Reference: X1045/31-36, Cornwall County Archives, Truro,
  • Official Log Book No 4., Islamount 102574, Rotterdam 4 December 1902 to Bremen August 16 1904 National Archives Kew, BT 165/119 RC 1811281. William Fraser, Master. Also transcribed on webpage of Scribid.
  • Official Log Book No 4., Islamount 102574, London 3 November 1904 to Liverpool 23 August 1905, National Archives Kew, BT 165/172. RC 1811282. George Bevan, Master.
  • Official Log Book No 4., Islamount 102574, Garston (Liverpool) 31 October 1905 to Barry Dock 19April 1907, National Archives Kew, BT 165/275. RC181183. Richard Owens, Master.
  • Official Log Book No 4., Islamount 102574, London 6 March 1912 to Antwerp 15 November 1913, Xerox copy Clyde Maritime Trust, source unknown. Richard Owens, Master.
  • Official Log Book No 4., Islamount 102574, Antwerp 17 February 1914 to Liverpool 10 January 1916, National Archives Kew, BT 165/1351. RC1811284. Richard Owens, Master.
  • Official Log Book No 3. Islamount 102574, Liverpool 13 May 1916 to Cette 20 October 1919, National Archives Kew, BT 165/1907. RC1811285. David George, Master.
  • Agreements and Accounts of Crew, Islamount voyages 1896-1919, Xerox copies, Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd.


5.   Relating to Glenlee as Galatea, in Spanish

Clube de Prensa de Ferrol, Spain, ed. 2002, Galatea: Buque Escuela del la Armada Española 1922-1982, Ferrol Analisis Caderno No. 15, Pluma Estudio Gráfica.  A collection of memoirs, photographs, articles and songs from the years that Glenlee was the Spanish Navy Training Ship Galatea. ISSN 1576-561X

Delgado Guerra, Pablo, n.d., El emigrante sin retorno: autobiogrfía, France. The story of one man who sailed as a cadet on board Galatea.

González, Marcelino, 2009, “Buque Escuela Galatea: la historia de un viejo velero”, in 50 Barcos Españoles, Fundación Alvarogonzález Gijón, Ferrol, p 397-408. ISBN 978-84-613-3182-6

Matés Luque, José Manuel, 1998, The story of the training vessel Galatea, her purchase by the Spanish Navy 1921-1922, thesis presented for M.Litt in Maritime Studies at the University of St Andrews Scotland.

Piñero, Luis, 1982, “Emilio Casal: unico supervivente de un velero que despues se llamo: Galatea”, Faro de Vigo, Sunday 28th February 1982. An interesting newspaper article about a seaman who claims to have been entitled to own Galatea after sailing on her in 1921 from Baltimore to Chivitaquia and was never paid after ship-keeping there for over six months. It seems more likely that, at 83 years of age, Snr. Casal mistook Galatea for the four-masted sailing ship Masshona, a Uruguayan registered vessel on which he is recorded as having sailed in 1921.   

Sanchez Mora, Arminio, 2013, el Buque Escuela galatea; Un guiñoal pasado, Prósopon Editores, ISBN 978-84-937397-8-2 

Sanchez Mora, Arminio, and Aceytuno Comas, Miguel, n.d., El velero Galatea, Nautical Union Editorial, ISBN 978-84-942678-8-8.

Vera Meizoso, Alberto, 2015, Leyenda del Galatea y un collision en el mar sin nombre, Infotienda Logroño, Spain, ISBN 978-84-938-126-1-4.


6.  Film and archive sources:

Raza: Espíritu de una raza (1942), Directed by José Sáenz de Heredia (DVD), Madrid, Divisa Ediciones c2002, ed. especial coleccionista incluye las dos versions de 1941 y 1950. To be found in St Andrews University Library.  106 minutes. Described as a propaganda film in support of Franco during the Spanish Civil War, features Galatea.

Pathe News and other examples are to be found of Galatea and her crew during her time as part of the Spanish navy see

7.  Other Publications

Bestic, Captain A.A.   'Kicking Canvas'  Autobiography of the authors time on board 'Denbigh Castle'.  Bestic transferred to 'Islamount'.