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Old 8th February 2020, 17:33
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New website on the Leith Shipyards

Hi all,
After some time now I have now got a new website up and running to show-case the great maritime heritage of the Port of Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The original website had to be taken down due to the dreaded hackers but this new one is an amagamation of the old with the new and it also features some of my books on the same subject.
Please take a wee look at the site as I would hope you would find it of interest, particulary for mariners and shipbuilders is the ship scroll pages.
You can visit the website at the following - https://www.theloftsman.com/

Many thanks for your time and interest,

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Old 8th February 2020, 21:58
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When I attended Leith Nautical College I was fortunate enough to see three ships (tugs) launched at Hendry Robbs shipyard. I think two of them were destined for New Zealand.
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Old 8th February 2020, 23:23
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Most of NZ's Union co's early post war ships came from Henry Robb or Stephens yards .

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Old 9th February 2020, 11:47
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During my time at Leith Nautical watched the fitting out of three Henry Robb built ships.
Ellerman Wilson's "Rollo," Curries "Zeeland" and Union SS "Kaitoa."
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Old 9th February 2020, 12:00
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I remember the Lloydsman being launched while I was at LNC - must have been 1970 I reckon.
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