Granton Harbour

Trawlers

1946

Trawlers in Granton Harbour    -    1946

Granton Harbour - Trawlers  -  When?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Ross, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

 

Granton Harbour

Trawlers

Thank you to John Ross for sending me the photograph above which he took with an old Kodak camera.

Within a few hours of adding this photograph to the web site, I received a message from Walter Lyle Hume of  Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Walter wrote:

A384 at Granton

"I am almost certain the boat in foreground, A384, was the 'Kuvera', owned and operated by the Planet Fishing company.

It was:

-   built as a minesweeper 1919 and named John Heath

-   never commissioned as a minesweeper

-   sold to Grimsby and registered GY383.

-   sold , becoming A384 in 1936.

-   minesweeper, 1940 to 1945. 

-   came to Granton, 1946.

-   re-registered GN39 in 1949

-   also sailed from Leith.

The vessel sank on 26 January 1950 after springing a leak 110 miles NE of Buchan Ness.  The crew was rescued by Granton trawler Chiltern GN25

I wish more of such pictures were posted, helps with the records."

Walter Lyle Hume of  Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:  June 30, 2006

 

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