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Old boats at Hatston Slip

Hatston Slip. The vessel in the backgroung is a military landing craft which was in with "essential" supplies during the Seaman's Strike. I recall that essential supplies included kegs of beer.
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Picture added on 30 August 2011 at 12:17
Great picture Sandy. Wonder if that two boats belonged to the late Davie Irvine L-R ALEX KING and the ALERT.
Added by Allan Besant on 30 August 2011
Year correction Seamens strike was 1966.
Alec King lay at head of West Pier beside "old men's hut" for many years.
Added by W Mackay on 09 September 2011
Don't think the Alert belonged to Davie Irvine, but back in the late 1950's the Alec King lay up at the head of the West Pier along with an old Zulu called the Ella. They both belonged to Davie.
Anonymous comment added on 18 January 2013
It would be great if you could tell us who the ALERT belonged to then. My source says Alert wk 119 skipper Robert More. Sold to Orkney man David Irvine September 1958
Added by Allan Besant on 23 January 2013
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