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From a South Queensferry WW I Photo and Postcard Album

Royal Naval Hospital

Queensferry

Royal Naval Hospital, Queensferry

Royal Naval Hospital, Queensferry

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

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       Royal Naval Hospital, Queensferry

 

Royal Naval Hospital, Queensferry

Thank you to John Gordon for sending me the photograph above.  It comes from an Album of Photos and Postcards that that was kept during World War I by his great Aunt, Emily Borrowman, when she worked in the Post Office at South Queensferry.

John added:

"it appears that Emily spent almost all of WWI at South Queensferry, working at the Post Office.  When the Grand Fleet was in the Forth this must have been a busy Post Office."

John Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland:  February 5, 2013.

Here is another photo taken at the Royal Naval Hospital, Queensferry:

 Photograph taken at the Royal Naval Hospital, South Queensferry

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George Smith

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to George Smith who checked on Wikipedia to discover more about Port Edgar (on the Firth of Forth, immediately to the west of  Queensferry) and the Royal Naval Hospital at Queensferry.

George wrote

Port Edgar

"Since the 1850s, the pier at Port Edgar near South Queensferry had been regularly used by Royal Navy ships.

In 1916, 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.

In 1917, the completed base was commissioned as HMS Columbine, a depot for Torpedo Boat Destroyers of the Grand Fleet

In 1938, HMS Columbine and the naval hospital at Butlaw were closed.

In 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War Port Edgar was commissioned as HMS Lochinvar. A Training establishment for the Royal Naval Patrol Service.

In 1943, 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."

Source:  Wikipedia web page

George added

"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

South  Queensferry

DESCRIPTION:  Shore Road, Port Edgar, Former Barracks / Naval Hospital Including Officers Ward, Ward Blocks, Admin

CATEGORY:  B

DATE LISTED:  3 September 2007

OS GRID COORDINATES:  3116331  678695

LOCATION:  Society Road, City of Edinburgh EH30 9YH

LOCALITY:  South Queensferry

Source:  British Listed Buildings web page

George Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada:  February 26 2013 (2 emails)

 

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