The 3rd of April History Calendar

The R Passmore

On this day 116 years ago in 1908, The Stather built ketch was hit by the SS Vesta near Leith Harbour. The ketch was at the time loaded with an explosive cargo of gelignite. Fortunately the steamer struck her on the bows, breaking only the bowsprit.

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