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Leith Shipyards

A history of the Ships built at the Henry Robb Shipyard in Leith, Scotland. Also a testimony to the men who built the Ships and to all who sailed in them.
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HMS ST BOSWELLS Yard No 116 Cran and Somerville
HMS ST BOSWELLS Rescue Tug built in 1919
Owners   Admiralty
Registered     Keel Laid    
Type of Ship    Rescue Tug (Saint Class) Launched    May 1919
      Handed Over    
Ship Details          
Length Overall     Launch Details    
Length B.P.     Weather    
Beam     Time to Water    
Depth Moulded            
G.R.T.    463 tons      
Engines    Triple expansion engine      
Other known names        
Current Status    Hit a mine in 1920 while towing the Santa Teresa    
Content on HMS ST BOSWELLS will be added as and when available. 
Ships History
Another classic tug built at the Leith Shipyards of Cran & Somerville Ltd Shipbuilders This one being one of a pair of Rescue Tugs for the Royal Navy.
 She had a very short history becoming a victim of the many mines left over from World War One and she hit one of them while on a tow and sunk of Terschelling in June of 1920
We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.
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