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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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Henry Robb shipbuilders provided the first ships that formed the real beginnings of The Royal New Zealand Navy. The first three ships were to become very well known down under and they all played a huge part in the conflict in and around the Pacific Theatre of War.
HMNZS KIWI one of the "Bird Class" armed trawlers who fought with great distinction during the battle of the Pacific. (Image courtesy of the New Zealand Defence Force)

The wreck of the Japanese Submarine I-1 which was attacked by HMNZS KIWI and TUI


Attack on the Japanese Submarine I-1
To be continued.

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