Hi calorpig,-I was at the "SPRATS" in the Forth-79/80 ? aboard the Amaranth/Maid of Honour, when we were boarded by the Switha's Inspector's (checking the herring perentage) .The night was dead calm and cold-with the fore -cast of severe gales in the morning-as the daylight came in,we were heading back to Granton for shelter and unload the sprats we heard that the "Switha" had struck the rocks at the east side of Inchkeith. they tried over the days to get her off, but to no avail-subseqently she was blown-up, and whats left lies there today. hope this bit of info is of use.
all the best-2008
hi wee bobby
i was on the west coast on the fpv ulva, also i am from leith lived across the road from nautical college,sandport st, and was on the trawler barbera paton GW7 FROM GRANTON in the late 60s,i now live in london(Cloud)