Author: R. O. Neish

Bustler Class Rescue TugsBustler Class Rescue Tugs by R. O. Neish

This new book reveals the part played by the eight Bustler Class Rescue Tugs built at the Henry Robb Shipyard during the Second World War and will shed more light on the almost-forgotten part played by this country’s mariners. The men and women who were rescued under the most trying of time... more...

Henry Robb Ltd. (1945-1965)Henry Robb Ltd. (1945-1965) by R. O. Neish

The story of Leith–built ships continues in this third volume from just after the conclusion of World War Two to 1965. However, the world was different; the men came back from the front and those women who had been working in the shipyards lost their jobs.

All shipyards were exper... more...

Leith Shipyards 1918-1939Leith Shipyards 1918-1939 by R. O. Neish

This volume includes some very famous ships with tales of adventure and new trade routes, also sadness, the launch and then the loss of the largest sailing ship ever built in a British shipyard – the five-masted auxiliary sailing barque, Kobenhavn. It recounts the days when shipbui... more...

Robb Caledon (Leith Division) 1965–1984Robb Caledon (Leith Division) 1965–1984 by R. O. Neish

Volume 4 of the acclaimed Leith-built Ships series follows Ship Nos 495 to 535 built from 1965 until the eventual closure of the shipyard in 1984 by a government that was hell-bent on destroying British industry and breaking the powerful unions.

Great ships such as Lloydsman Ship no 509... more...

They Once Were ShipbuildersThey Once Were Shipbuilders by R. O. Neish

Leith-Built Ships is a testimony to the skill of the men who built the ships and to the many men and women who may have sailed or served on them. This history is brought together in vol. I of a three-volume series about the almost-forgotten part that Leith played in our ... more...


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