Book Review- ‘Leith-built Ships, vol. 1, They Once Were Shipbuilders’ by R. O. Neish

By Martin Bellamy, published March 2021


I had high hopes for this book. The important shipbuilding industry of Leith has long needed a comprehensive history. There is a great heritage of distinguished shipbuilders such as Menzies & Co. who built the transatlantic pioneer Sirius, Ramage and Ferguson who built the ill-fated København, and Henry Robb who carried on the shipbuilding tradition through to the 1980s. Compared with the plethora of books on Clyde shipbuilding there has been virtually nothing published on Leith shipbuilders. Even company histories are absent beyond Henry Robb’s slim Leith Built Ships on War Service (1946)…

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Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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