"I was wondering if you can help me
identify the name of the trawler and the location.
My grandfather, John Wilson from
Newhaven, is in the front row, standing on the right with his arms
crossed. He was a Chief Skipper and RNR.
For the past 6 years, I have been
researching his RNR service record and in particular that period
in April 1940 when he was Chief Skipper on board the
anti-submarine trawler Rutlandshire which was bombed and sunk in
the Namsen Fjord, Norway.
For his actions, he was awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross from King George VI. All my research
This photograph was in his possessions
and, as yet, I have failed to identify the trawler name (there
is what looks like 84 on the funnel) and the location, although it
may be the middle pier at Granton.
I'm Keen to know which trawler this
is. I'm guessing but since my grandfather was born in 1899,
I'd guess that this photograph is circa 1925/1930.
Can you or any of your readers assist.
Forbes Wilson, Guildford
Surrey, England, formerly Edinburgh:
February 23, 2006.