Shipbuilding at Leith
They Once Were Shipbuilders
Shipbuilding began at Leith in the early part of the 14th century, so no pictures of ships built then I am afraid, but why Pre-1918.
Well that is the time-line that my first book Leith-Built Ships Vol.I goes up to. We are only scratching the surface for now as this website will expand over time, so please keep checking back and let us know what you would like to see on the site and what you think of it so far.
The greater part of the new tonnage launched at Leith was usually from the yard of Messrs. Ramage and Ferguson. The firm have built about ninety high-class steam yachts, and it is in connection with yacht building that their name is best known; but, in addition to yachts, they have also turned out many fine types of sailing ships, passenger and cargo steamers, including light-draft passenger vessels for service in China.
Other shipbuilding firms are Messrs. Hawthorns, Messrs. Cran and Somerville, Messrs. Robb, and Messrs. Morton. TO BE CONTINUED.