About this memory
1921 - "The James Arthur was a training ship used to train the boys for a life with the merchant navy. She was a fully rigged brig with double topsail, 120 feet in length, 23 feet beam and 9 feet between decks",
"The ship was fully equipped in gear and stores, as if bound on a foreign voyage. She was manned by a crew of 22 boys under the command of a captain"
"The ship was launched in 1886".
27th January 1923 - "second page of the historical records state" that John "is going to join the navy".
Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland