Firth of Clyde

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Clyde, Firth of


a firth in the Irish Sea, on the west coast of Scotland. The firth is about 140 km long and ranges in depth from 33 to 164 m. The width is 40 km at the entrance and 5.5 km at the tip. The tides are semidiurnal, rising to 4 m. The Clyde River empties into the firth, the major ports of which are Greenock, Dumbarton, and Clyde (on the Clyde River). A canal connects the Firth of Clyde with the Firth of Forth via the Clyde River.

References in periodicals archive ?
Other interesting potential contenders include Queen Mary Stakes third Bow Bridge, Firth Of Clyde runner-up Gallery Girl and Cheap N Chic, a decent sixth in a similar event at Newbury earlier this month.
Which inlet of the Firth of Clyde was a base for the US nuclear submarine fleet for three decades?
Savills, on behalf of a private vendor, has brought to the market Westbourne Caravan Park on the Isle of Cumbrae in lower Firth of Clyde, Scotland at a guide price of Au795,000.
Victorian baronial Craigrownie Castle in Argyll overlooking Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde can sleep up to 16 adults.
Which inlet of the Firth of Clyde housed a nuclear submarine base from 1960 to 1992?
1329: Robert the Bruce,King of Scotland from 1306,died of leprosy at Cardross Castle on the Firth of Clyde.
Any wheeler dealer agent caught near Scotland's luxury Firth of Clyde hotel will be booted out by Brown.
Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day were all among those lashed by torrential rain and gusts of over 30mph which blew their hopes of a second-day charge into the Firth of Clyde.
Waves smashed the seafront at Ardrossan, on the Firth of Clyde, while a lorry was toppled on the M9 near Stirling.
There are also clusters of islands in the Firth of Clyde, Firth of Forth and Solway Firth and many small islands within the numerous bodies of fresh water in Scotland including Loch Lomond and Loch Maree.
Dark Reckoning sprang a 25-1 surprise in the Firth of Clyde Stakes, defying a high of 50.