Crimson Arrow

We are very  grateful to Jan MacDonald, whose father in-law, James MacDonald, was the skipper of the Crimson Arrow, for these photos of the Crimson Arrow towing the Empire Ace into Campbeltown Loch to be broken up.  The Crimson Arrow CN 30 was the first fishing boat to be launched…

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“AQUARIAN” LAUNCHED AT SHIPYARD was published in the Campbeltown Courier on 29th April, 1971 and is a piece about the launch of the Campbeltown-built Aquarian CN42 (Yard No. 006). Courtesy of Campbeltown Library. “AQUARIAN” LAUNCHED AT SHIPYARD – Campbeltown Courier – 29th April, 1971. Courtesy of Campbeltown Library. Related Images:…

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We are very grateful to Peter Drummond, co-author of Fishing Boats of Campbeltown Shipyard, for allowing us to share this collection of photos of Campbeltown-built boats. Peter and Sam Henderson’s book, a labour of love, is painstakingly researched, documenting the history of Campbeltown-built fishing vessels up until 2009. We will be…

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We are very grateful to Sam Henderson, co-author of Fishing Boats of Campbeltown Shipyard, for allowing us to share this collection of photos of Campbeltown- built boats. Sam and Peter Drummond’s book, a labour of love, is painstakingly researched, documenting the history of Campbeltown-built fishing vessels up until 2009.  Advance…

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This menu card made for a dinner to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Campbeltown Shipyard lists all the boats built up until that year (1979) from the Crimson Arrow CN30 (Yard no. 1) to the Spes Melior PD397 (Yard No. 047). We’re trying to decipher the signatures… so far we…

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Fear Not Leslie Howarth

Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd – Section of the Yard. Courtesy of Leslie Howarth As well as gathering stories and images from former employees from the Campbeltown Shipyard Ltd., Top Skippers’ Choice aims to gather as much information about the boats built there, their skippers and the crews who fished in them….

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