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Highlands Fabricators, Nigg

Highlands Fabricators, Nigg

Date Added: 10 October 2011 Contributor: Colin Morrison Year: 1973 Picture No: 3020

The Highland Queen and the Hermes were moored at Nigg Pier as workers' accommodation.

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we stayed on shore camp all the people from wales we went 2 the boats 4 our meals we were the first a team at nigg Comment left on 15 June 2013 at 02:47 by Robert Williams
My brother Ray (rajah) Jones was one of the first on site he was one of the 6 week wonder welders, the 2 ships were there then but by the time I got there the Hermes had left and we stayed on board the Highland Queen until we moved in to the shore camp as Nobby Williams said, this was the first camp just off the end of the Pier on the left, the main shore camp was built later. Comment left on 09 June 2014 at 11:41 by John Jones
These two ships were built by Fairfield Glasgow and launched in 1930.The Hermes was originally Princess Joan and the Pegasus was Princess Elizabeth. They were Canadian Pacific Steamers at Vancouver until 1960 when they transferred to the Mediterranean Cruise Line. It is curious and unusual for sister ships that they were always together throughout their working life,right to the end and this photograph is unique in their history as just after it was taken both vessels were sent for scrap. They were beautiful steamers in their day. Comment left on 30 October 2015 at 17:35 by Philip Kingston
Used to live on both these ships, fond memories.
I was on a course yesterday and was shown a video of Highland 2 construction and load out, can anyone help with where i can get a copy?
Comment left on 11 April 2017 at 15:49 by Donald Chisholm
Hi Donald, I have just noticed your request, if you to a site Scotland on screen and type in ahead of schedule (clip one)you will find there are 2 clips called 7 weeks ahead of schedule, you may be able to download them I don't know, best of luck Jay Jay Comment left on 14 January 2018 at 15:13 by John John
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