I’ve just been browsing your website and have replied to a couple of posts concerning sailing barge ‘Scone’.
Attached is a very good picture of Scone as an auxiliary sailing barge . She is loaded with bales of paper pulp and probably about to lower down her mast prior to negotiating Rochester Bridge. Picture probably taken about 1953 or so. I have ‘lifted’ it from Facebook where it was posted by a Mr Peter Bullimore who was given it in with a load of tug pictures. So true provenance/ copyright unknown.
The 2nd picture was taken by me when we were re-rigging in 1978. Scone is on the beach at Upnor having her sides tarred.