Badge

Granton Sailors Club

1917

Mine Sweepers

What is known about this badge?

Granton Sailors Club Badge - 1917 - Mine Sweepers

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alistair McBeath, Granton, Edinburgh

 

Mine Sweepers Badge - 1917

Alistair McBeath wrote:

Question

"I wonder if any of your keen local historians can tell a story about this medal / badge.  I acquired it from an eBay dealer but, alas, with no history.

Alistair McBeath, Granton, Edinburgh:  January 24, 2010

Reply to Alistair?

If you'd like to send a reply to Alistair, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  February 7, 2010

 

Answer

1.

Walter Lyle Hume

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume who wrote:

Mine Sweepers

"I assume this was connected with the Granton base for Mine Sweepers during 1914-18 war.

I suggest that Alistair should contact the Royal Naval Patrol Service at Lowestoft, where there is likely to be some reference to this badge."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:  February 7, 2010

 

Answer

2.

John Stevenson

Trinity, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Stevenson who wrote:

Mine Sweepers

"Some time ago I was researching the marine artist, W L Wylie, and was given note of correspondence he had with Admiral Sir James Startin (1855-1948 ) during 1918 where Sir James evidently had sent him some sketches of RN vessels at Granton.

The Admiral goes on to say some were by himself but the majority had been drawn by 'lower deck ratings from the minesweepers based at Granton ... most of whom were members of the Granton Sailors Club'.

He comments that they held their meetings in the Granton Hotel, Granton Square '... which offered excellent views of the ships moored in the harbour nearby ... perfect for anyone with artistic tendencies'."

John Stevenson, Trinity, Edinburgh:  February 7, 2010

Answer

3.

Ruth Roberts

Pembrokeshire, Wales

Thank you to John Stevenson who wrote:

Mine Sweepers

"I don't actually have information on the badge, but the Sir James Startin, mentioned in a reply, is an ancestor of my husband, and I have been researching his line.

I did not know he did sketching."

Ruth Roberts, Pembrokeshire, Wales

 

 

 

  

 

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