Model of The Cubahama in Chambers Street Museum

As promised, here are a few pictures of the model of MV Cubahama which is currently on display in the very top corner of Chambers Street Museum.

The legend beside the model reads

“MV Cubahama was built by Henry Robb Ltd, Leith in 1938 for the Bahama Line of Charleston, USA. It carried bananas and other perishable goods from Cuba, theBahamas and the Florida Coast. Although the Clyde yards produced most Scottish build ships, shipbuilding continued in Leith, Fife, Dundee and Aberdeen until the 1980s.”

It doesn’t give much detail, but as regular readers will know, I wrote a blog piece on the Cubahama some time ago, so you can see more information using this link to that post –  Cubahama.

Here are a couple of the other photos I took last weekend, showing close ups of some of the detail of the model …

Copyright: Ruth Macadam 2012

Advertisements

About Ruth Macadam

Great Granddaughter of Henry Robb. School teacher.
This entry was posted in Henry Robb, Leith Shipbuilding, Robb's Ships, Scottish Shipbuilding, Shipbuilding and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Model of The Cubahama in Chambers Street Museum

  1. Pingback: The Cubahama – Kuala – Ship 262 | Henry Robb's Shipyard

  2. Rob Webb says:

    Hello. My grandfather, Willard Borden, was a captain of the Cubahama when I was young. He carried bananas. Do you have any information about him or what happened to The Cubahama?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s