Where is it?

And which trawler is this?


1.  Which trawler is this?        2.  Where is it?

Where is it?  -  A Trawler, perhaps at Granton Middle Piier

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Forbes Wilson

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  Trawler  -  1. Where is it? - possibly Granton Middle Pier.  2. When was the photograph taken



February 2006

Thank you to Forbes Wilson for sending the photograph above.

 Forbes writes:

"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 is on www.royal-naval-reserve.co.uk

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.

Please e-mail if you can help to answer these questions.


  Thank you for the reply below

Walter Lyle Hume

Cowes, Isle of Wiight

I'm 99% certain that the location is Granton, west side of middle pier at what used to be the adverse weather ferry landing place.

I also have got this one in my thinks bubble for name research. The more people that see this, the more chance there is of someone knowing.

Walter Lyle Hume:  February 23, 2006.