|This un-named ship as yet under construction at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb in 1937 amazing to think that some 40 years later we would be climbing up the self same staging upright in roughly the same conditions.|
We are pleased to announce that the website is now in possession of some fine original old photographs of the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb Ltd, covering a period from 1937 to the beginning of the Second World War in 1939.
Some of the fine ships shown include the MV SPINEL, MV CUBAHAMA, the classic and famous SS South Steyne ferry and the very first ship order for Henry Robb from the Union Steamship Co of New Zealand (USSCo, Ltd) a company which went on to order more than 20 ships from the Leith yard.
This was a continuation of a long line of ships built for the
Along with some firsts for the Royal Navy including the Dog Class ships, HMS MASTIFF and Ships No 299 and No 300 HMS HAZEL - HMS HICKORY, the first of a long line of warships built during World War Two along with many more from this busy period at the shipyard, some will be shown on the website and some will go into the forthcoming books about the ships built at the
The photographs will now be able to be seen rather than hidden away as many of them are along with much of the information both by individuals and archives. They will be there now for all to see in time as they should along with many more.