1850s, the pier at Port
Edgar near South Queensferry had been regularly used by Royal Navy ships.
Port Edgar was bought by
the Admiralty as the site of a future Naval base.
Shortly after its purchase the wounded of the
Battle of Jutland were landed at Port Edgar for the Royal Naval Hospital
at Butlaw, South Queensferry. The dead of the battle were buried in
the local cemetery at South Queensferry.
the completed base was commissioned as HMS Columbine, a depot for Torpedo
Boat Destroyers of the Grand Fleet
HMS Columbine and the naval hospital at Butlaw were closed.
at the outbreak of the Second World War Port Edgar was commissioned as HMS
Lochinvar. A Training establishment for the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
HMS Lochinvar relocated to Granton Harbour in Edinburgh just a few miles
along the coast. Port Edgar became the home to HMS Hopetoun, a
Combined Operations Training centre for British and Allied navies training
for the D-Day landings in France."
Wikipedia web page
"It seems that the Royal Naval Hospital at
South Queensferry is in fact a listed building. The British Listed
Buildings web site gives the following details."
Royal Naval Hospital
Shore Road, Port Edgar, Former
Barracks / Naval Hospital Including Officers Ward, Ward Blocks, Admin
3 September 2007
OS GRID COORDINATES:
Society Road, City of Edinburgh EH30
British Listed Buildings web page
George Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver
Island, British Columbia, Canada:
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