Edinburgh Future Libraries Strategy 2024 – 2029
Help us shape the future of Edinburgh’s Libraries by telling us what library services are important to you by 19 April 2024 at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/futurelibraries

Return to top Return to top

It’s possible that John my mother’s brother could have trained on this training ship.

It's possible that John my mother's brother could have trained on this training ship.

About this memory

1921 – “The James Arthur was a training ship used to train the boys for a life with the merchant navy. She was a fully rigged brig with double topsail, 120 feet in length, 23 feet beam and 9 feet between decks”,

“The ship was fully equipped in gear and stores, as if bound on a foreign voyage. She was manned by a crew of 22 boys under the command of a captain”

“The ship was launched in 1886”.

27th January 1923 – “second page of the historical records state” that John “is going to join the navy”.

Dean Village Memories Added by Dean Village Memories Attributed to: Lynn Ridgeway/Quarriers

Discuss this memory

Your comment

Edinburgh in pictures

Edinburgh Collected is a community archive of Edinburgh memories. Explore the city’s rich history through images, documents and objects.
Explore pictures

Edinburgh in scrapbooks

Scrapbooks are collections of our community’s memories giving unique perspectives on life in Edinburgh.
Discover scrapbooks

Edinburgh in words

Uncover personal memories of life in Edinburgh, recorded in the written word.
Read memories

Share your memories and make history

Sign up for your free account today, to share your photos and memories, and create your own Edinburgh Collected scrapbooks.
Join today
What type of memory would you like to add?