Halcyon Articles and Photos

Campbeltown-built Halcyon in Campbeltown Loch. Photo Courtesy of Jan MacDonald.

Here we have some newspaper articles published in the Campbeltown Courier from 1971-1972 about the Halcyon (Yard No. 007), which built in Campbeltown Shipyard as a fisheries research vessel for Lake Turkana (formerly Lake Rudolf) in Kenya. She was commissioned by the Overseas Development Administration to carry out surveys of Lake Turkana. You can read more about the Halcyon in an article written for us by Professor Ronald J. Roberts FRCVS FRCPath FRSE here and you can read another article from the Campbeltown Courier here. We are grateful to Jan MacDonald for sharing two of her late husband, Jimmy’s photos of the Halcyon in Campbeltown Loch before the vessel was transported to Africa.

Article about the Halcyon Fisheries research vessel built at Campbeltown Shipyard for Kenya. Article by Freddy Gillies for the Campbeltown Courier and published on 26th August, 1971. Courtesy of Campbeltown Library.

Article about the Halcyon Fisheries research vessel built at Campbeltown Shipyard for Kenya. Article by the Campbeltown Courier published on 2nd September, 1971. Courtesy of Campbeltown Library.

Photo of the Halcyon fisheries research vessel built at Campbeltown Shipyard for Kenya. Photo by Gordon Hunter for the Campbeltown Courier, published on 9th September, 1971. Courtesy of Campbeltown Library.

Campbeltown-built Halcyon in Campbeltown Loch, 1971. Photo Courtesy of Jan MacDonald.

Campbeltown-built Halcyon in Campbeltown Loch, 1971. Photo Courtesy of Jan MacDonald.

Article about the Halcyon’s relaunch in Lake Turkana, then Lake Rudolph, Kenya. Published in the Campbeltown Courier, 27th January, 1972. Courtesy of Campbeltown Library.

 

 

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