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Henry Robb's yard, Leith

Henry Robb's yard, Leith

Taken in 1976, a rich variety of ships at the former Henry Robb yard at Leith, later Robb- Caledon.
From Port to Starboard;
David Macbrayne/ Caledonian Macbrayne's IONA
Safmarine salvage tug SA WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE
Clyde Shipping tug FLYING CHILDERS- both fitting out.
Scottish Fisheries' SCOTIA
Bulker GARRISON POINT on the building berth.
All this is now history swept away in the "regeneration" of Leith.

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A very interesting photo. Amazing the difference in size between the Flying Childers and the deep-sea Wolraad Woltemade.
I remember the Flying Childers well as I was a crew member of the Loch Dunvegan when she sank off Kyle.
 

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when i was on the childers the mate knew the islands like the back of his hand the islands has we all know evan on a good day can be dangerous i never knew she smelt the bottem but the tynesider who releived us went ashore on skate island in the loch kyle and was a ctl
 

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when i was on the childers the mate knew the islands like the back of his hand the islands has we all know evan on a good day can be dangerous i never knew she smelt the bottem but the tynesider who releived us went ashore on skate island in the loch kyle and was a wrecked
 

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