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Port Edgar

On the Firth of Forth
 immediately to the west of the Forth Road Bridge

 HMS Lochinvar  -  1962

HMS Lochinvar, Port Edgar  -  1962

  Copyright: Brien Towler, Currimundi, Queensland, Australia                                                                          Photograph taken:  1962

 

HMS Lochinvar

1962

Thank you to Brien Towler for sending me three photographs taken at Port Edgar in 1962.

The photograph above is of M1102, SNIPE and another ship (number not identified), both ton class minesweepers bought by the Australian Govt. in 1962, and berthed at HMS Lochinvar, Port Edgar, on the Firth of Forth, until October 1962 when they departed for Australia.

Here are the other two photos that Brien sent to me:

HMS Lochinvar at Port Edgar  -  around 1962     HMS Lochinvar at Port Edgar  -  around 1962

 Brien wrote:

"In 1962 I was sent to the UK as a member of the RAN (Royal Australian Navy) and during this time I spent a lot of time at  HMS Lochinvar, waiting for our ship, SNIPE,  to be finished.

HMS Lochinvar was a Shore Establishment at Port Edgar, South Queensferry."

Brien added:

"I never thought to take a photo of the depot from outside the gate, something that I now regret."

Brian Towler, Currimundi, Queensland, Australia:  June 2007

 

 Port Edgar Photo

QUESTION

Do you know of any photograph of the depot, taken from outside the gate?  If so, please please e-mail me and I'll pass on the news to Brien.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs,  June 8, 2007

ANSWER

Thank you to Roger Rose who found a photo of the Port Edgar depot from outside the gates.

Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, I'm not able to reproduce this photo on the web site.  However, I can pass on Roger's advice on where to find the photo.  His advice worked well for me.

Roger wrote:

"If you Google 'Scran-Fishery Protection Squadron', you'll see  the picture."

Roger Rose:  November 15, 2008

Funny Story

Roger added:

"Here is a funny story from Lochinvar.

The base hosted many minesweepers and minehunters. All these ships had divers on board (to de-fuse mines, etc) Most ships carried 2 Gemini type RIBs, which were powered by Johnson outboards.

Now, all naval establishments had huge static water tanks, primarily for fire-fighting. The tank near to the workshops in Lochinvar was very handy for testing these outboard motors on load (with their props in some water).

Sailors everywhere are familiar with an industrial detergent called 'Teepol' After lengthy discussions in the 'Stag' or 'Forth', it was decided to empty several of these five gallon containers of 'Pusser's Fairy Liquid' into the said tank, then sit back and watch the commotion."

Roger Rose:  November 15, 2008

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks