Jim Innes – Photos – 2017

Campbeltown-built boats, Peterhead. Photo: Jim Innes ©
When I started working on this project, I asked former Managing Director at Campbeltown Shipyard, Leslie Howarth, what was the key to the success of the boats built at the yard. Well, or course there were many factors which contributed to the popularity of the boats built at Trench Point and one of these was the sea-keeping qualities of the boats. I think that Jim Innes’ photos illustrate this quality perfectly and can confirm what skippers and crew have often told me – that they felt safe at sea in a Campbeltown boat. Some of the Jim’s recent photos are of boats which are decades old but are still going strong – a testament to their design, workmanship and how they are maintained by their skippers.
Jan Nimmo, Project Coordinator

 

I was lucky enough to be at the fishing from the late 1970’s to late 1990’s so I’ve seen plenty of the Campbeltown-built boats in action. I am a Fifer, so Argonaut, Arktos, Renown always spring to mind. I don’t really have any old pics as I really just got into photography in the last 3 years, so tend to head to Peterhead when I have any free time.
Jim Innes

 

More of Jim’s photos:

Documentation of the Helenus (Wave Sheaf) – I by Paul Barham
Documentation of the Heleus (Wave Sheaf) – II by Paul Barham

The Campbeltown-built Helenus FR 121, formerly the Wave Sheaf LK 134 (Yard No. 80) – built in 1987. Photo: Jim Innes ©

The Campbeltown-built Helenus FR 121, formerly the Wave Sheaf LK 134 (Yard No. 80) – built in 1987. Photo: Jim Innes ©

The Campbeltown-built Helenus FR 121, formerly the Wave Sheaf LK 134 (Yard No. 80) – built in 1987. Photo: Jim Innes ©

(Centre) Campbeltown-built Arturus INS 167 formerly the Karen Anne INS 61 (Yard No. 64) – built 1985. Photo: Jim Innes ©

The Campbeltown-built Helenus FR 121, formerly the Wave Sheaf LK 134 (Yard No. 80) – built in 1987. Photo: Jim Innes ©

Four Campbeltown-built boats Castlewood H 216, formerly the Kestrel INS 253 (Yard No. 40) – built 1978, Attain H 332 INS 167 formerly the Spes Melior PD 397 (Yard No. 47) – built 1979, Ardent INS 127 (Yard No. 73) – built 1986 and Arturus INS 167 formerly the Karen Anne INS 61 (Yard No. 64) – built 1985. Photo: Jim Innes ©

Four Campbeltown-built boats Arturus INS 167 formerly the Karen Anne INS 61 (Yard No. 64) – built 1985, , Ardent INS 127 (Yard No. 73) – built 1986, Attain H 332 INS 167 formerly the Spes Melior PD 397 (Yard No. 47) – built 1979, and Castlewood H 216, formerly the Kestrel INS 253 (Yard No. 40) – built 1978 . Photo: Jim Innes ©

Campbeltown-built Leanne INS 167 formerly the Benaiah II (Yard No. 55) – built 1981. Photo: Jim Innes ©

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