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Merchant Navy DaySince 2000, Merchant Navy Day on 3 September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports, including half the food we eat.
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Thursday, 3 September 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Some good news for Scotland's few shipbuilders, with a bit of vision and capital perhaps this plan will come to fruition.
Monday, 24 August 2015
Thursday, 20 August 2015
As the ex ST HELEN is prepared for her voyage out to Sardinia as the ANNA MUR she will now be flying the Italian flag proudly on her stern.
The ANNA MUR will be taking passengers and cars while sailing in the warmer waters off the coast of Sardinia now that she is being looked after by Delcomar, it is hoped that she will have many useful years left to fly the flag.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
We are happy to let you know that the last ship launched at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb Ltd bringing to an end some 660 years of recorded shipbuilding history in the
, is now been looked after
by her new owners. Port
ST HELEN Ship No 535 has been re-named to ANNA MUR BY HER NEW OWNERS Delcomar of Italy with a new registration
She is still at her berth at Hythe being looked after by her new crew from Delcomar and with a new lick of paint and other necessary maintenance work she will soon be ready to take up her new role in Sardinia.
Working along side her sister ship ST CATHERINE which has been out there for a couple of years now and also re-named to GB CONTE
|ST HELEN Re-named as ANNA MUR|
Photograph of the re-named ANNA MUR sent in to the website
Monday, 17 August 2015
We like to bring you the old and the new in shipbuilding and like to feature some of the perhaps less known of the shipyards, which all formed the mighty shipbuilding industry that used to be prevalent in the
This small to medium shipyard was based in the south of England on the Dorset coast in the town of Poole, a place perhaps better known today for it’s very wealthy residents in there very expensive house’s.
This old yard had a pretty long history of building fine ships and in fact the yard also built the very first
built offshore supply ship Yard No 552 and named
as NORTH SHORE along with many other types of ship. U.K.
The Bulk Carrier MV CHICHESTER CITY Yard No 571 ready for launch 1968
We are pleased to feature many original photographs from the shipyard from the 1960’s all sent into the Leith Shipyards website by an ex-Draughtsman (John King) who was employed at the Bolson shipyards for many years until closure.
This particular draughtsman in fact ended up in his own business still in the maritime world and was in fact the last owner of the MV CRESSWEL Ship No 474 and launched from the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb Ltd in 1959
Many more exclusive and original photographs can be found on the ship photo’s pages on the website.
Part of this old shipyard is now the well know yacht makers “Sunseeker”