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Launch of the Otter
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Launch of the Otter

A Tom Kent picture.

Launch of "Otter" in Kirkwall Basin, 19th May 1926. Subsequently bought and refitted as the floating bank "Otterbank". The ship in the background is "Regina". Original plate broken.
Picture added on 13 September 2005
Comments:
I remember as a child seeing this photograph of the "Otter" bought by my father Douglas Robertson and painstakingly converted to the cabin cruiser that Robert Swanney's father bought for the Bank, so making it the "Otterbank". However for me it will forever simply be the "Otter" as I have many happy childhood memories of trips mostly in the Scapa Flow in her. I was still just in my teens when my father sold her and bought what I sarcastically called the "Black Pig" actually a nice little Fraserburgh seine netter called "Felicity" which he again painstakingly converted into the cabin cruiser "Dunlin". This was the third boat my father had converted the first being the "Ishbara" a large ships lifeboat.
Added by Arthur (Sandy) Robertson on 21 November 2006
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