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National Historic Ships UK is a government funded, independent organisation which gives objective advice to UK governments and local authorities, funding bodies, and the historic ships sector on all matters relating to historic vessels in the UK

Big thanks to VAF for providing SS Explorer with much needed funds. Cheers guys!

Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of a small and beautiful fishing port, we are a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation.

The aim of the project is to make information about Aberdeen's shipbuilding heritage accessible to the widest possible audience by creating this website. Produced and supported by Aberdeen City Council with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Hilda Duthie Bequest, a legacy from the famous family of shipbuilders.

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.

Thanks to Leith Neighbourhood Partnership for providing SS Explorer with much needed cash funding and valuable support.

Shieldhall is a Heritage steam ship and a flagship of the National Historic Fleet. Recognised to be the largest working steamship of her type in Britain and probably Europe, she serves as a tribute to Britain’s maritime heritage and a living reminder of the golden age of steam.

Established in 1828 George Brown & Sons are a reputable, long running company offering engineering services to a wide range of companies throughout the United Kingdom and overseas from our workshops in Leith, Edinburgh.

Forth Ports Limited ("Forth Ports") provides high levels of handling and logistic-related services to customers who are looking for solutions to move goods cost effectively and efficiently. It operates seven ports - Dundee on the River Tay, Tilbury on the River Thames and five ports on the Firth of Forth - Leith, Grangemouth, Methil, Burntisland and Rosyth.