THIS week’s From the Archive features a photograph sent in February 1936 by a member of the Edimbourg crew to his daughter.

He wrote a sentimental message on the back of the photo to his young daughters about her impending birthday.

The ship was docked in Barry to fill up with coal before returning to La Rochelle, in France.

The Edimbourg was built in 1921 in Cherbourg, underwent a few name changes during it's working life.

It was renamed the Perros-Guirec in 1937.

In June 1940 the ship was seized by the Germans in the port of Rouen, France. On August, 31 1944 it was deliberately sunk by retreating Germans troops in an attempt to block the port and aid their escape from the city.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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