Sparkling Launch At the Yard

Launch of the Connaught II – 1986, Campbeltown Shipyard. Back L-R Peter Lippe, John Cruickshank, Gordon Reid, Alex Gillies, Stephen Green, Robert Inkster, Jackie Green, Michael Cruden. Front- L-R Jackie Green and Simon Inkster (Robert’s son). Photo Courtesy of Jackie Green.

The Connaught II FR131 (Yard No. 75) was built in 1986 at Campbeltown Shipyard for Stephen Green & Partners of Fraserburgh. This is an article from the Campbeltown Courier (Friday 4th July, 1986) which was given to us by Leslie Howarth. There are also some wonderful photos of the launch, courtesy Jackie Green, who will be writing some more for us about the Connaught II as well as sharing some of his photos with us. We are grateful to both Leslie and Jackie.

Sparkling Launch at the Yard – Article from Campbeltown Courier, 4th July, 1986. Courtesy of Leslie Howarth.

Connaught II launch day at Campbeltown Shipyard, 1986. Emma and Stacey Green, the skippers’ daughters and their cousin, Jackie (John) Green. Photo courtesy of Jackie Green.

Launch of the Connaught II – 1986, Campbeltown Shipyard. Back L-R Peter Lippe, John Cruickshank, Gordon Reid, Alex Gillies, Stephen Green, Robert Inkster, Jackie Green, Michael Cruden. Front- L-R Jackie Green and Simon Inkster (Robert’s son). Photo Courtesy of Jackie Green.

 

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