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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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The Anchor Line
This famous old shipping company, perhaps better known in the U.K. for the butter that we all used to have on the table, ordered a few ships from Henry Robb Shipbuilders for work in New Zealand.



The flag of the Anchor SteamShip Company




The original M.V.PURIRI  which was sunk during World War II when she hit a mine.




The replacement M.V.PURIRI seen here swinging around from a photo from G.Ferguson's Collection.


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