The Granton Trawler, 'Stewart Boyle'
Reproduced with acknowledgement to The Museum
'Stewart Boyle' was registered at
Glasgow, but the crew were all local Granton men.
Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume for sending the
following additional details about this trawler:
- Official Number 133000.
- Built at Aberdeen by Alexander Hall, Yard, No. 472, in 1911.
- Served as a Mine Sweeper 1914 to 1920.
- Fishing registry was transferred
to Granton, GN17, in 1945. - - Vessel scrapped 1954.
I recollect seeing this trawler late 40`s early 50`s
only other known existing steam trawler is still to the best of my
knowledge at the Leith Shore, a floating restaurant, now closed.
pictures of the dredger Rockchime during her time in Granton, or
for that matter any other boats.
Walter Lyle Hume , Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
- 5 April 2005
not yet (at Aug 06)
found any pictures of the dredger, Rockchime.
However, I recently received a message from Ray Hill who spent his
childhood at Granton, Edinburgh and later worked as a student at Middle
'To the Steamie or Steam Ships I Have Known' mentions the
August 2005, I met Tam Wood, Skipper of the Rockchime, in the
Ray Hill, Edinburgh - 18 August 2005
I received a further message about Rockchime
in October 2006 from Grant King, now working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Wood was the captain for a while before moving on to manage
the floating dock that was moored at the west pier.
Prior to that
Willie Russle (not sure about the name) was captain.
My uncle was Bill McKaig, the
crane driver. As a boy I spent many happy days in
Granton, including days out on the Rockchime.
On the odd occasion my father
was at the wheel. It was not a fast vessel. I remember,
on one occasion, being passed by a small sail boat on our way
back to Granton after dumping a load of mud.
The last I heard of the
Rockchime was that it ended up it,s final days in Ireland
Grant King, Aberdeenshire, now working in Trinidad:
October 23, 2006