We feature such ships as the “S”Class ships for the Ellerman Wilson Group, the largest single order for ships received at the yard outside of World War II
The “S” Class ships were the SALERNO, SALMO, SORRENTO, SILVIO and SANGRO.
There is also a large feature on the largest ship ever built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb she was called RFA ENGADINE a Helicopter Support ship built as a first for the Royal Navy.
The ice strengthened ship RRS BRANSFIELD is also featured this famous Red ship was the primary source of transport for expeditions to Antarctica for the Antarctic Survey Teams that braved the extreme conditions down there for up to 9 months at a time.
In what was another first for a Leith built ship she reached the furthest South that a ship had ever been able to achieve at the time and this was done on her maiden voyage down there we have some great photographs from her time down there from two men who spent time on her and at the station in Antarctica.
This photograph is from Ivan Stevenson who was in
Antarctica with the BRANSFIELD and his photograph is reproduced here with his permission.
ENGADINE on a visit to Glasgow from a photograph taken by Paul (Fairfield)
And shown here with his permission.