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British Vessels Lost at Sea 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 : Patrick Stephens Ltd., now Haynes Publishing, Publisher.

British Warships 1914-1919: Dittmar and Colledge : Ian Allan Publishing Ltd., Publisher.

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Scotsman Archives: Johnstone Publications.

Steam Drifters, A Brief History : Jim Tarvit : Scottish Fisheries Museum, Publisher.

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Port Letters & No: 
Owners & Port History
 BF 343
( chronological order)
Name:  As YH 681 Twenty Eight  

1. Owner: Smith's Dock Trust Co., Ltd., Shipbuilding Yard, North Shields. (Managing Agent; James Bloomfield, Smith's Wharf, Yarmouth, 1902 to 1912; Archibald Miller, Smith's Wharf, Yarmouth 1912 to 1920)

Official Number: 

Port: Yarmouth.

115515 2. Owner: H G & G Woodhouse, Yarmouth. 1920 to 1928.  


1902, Smith Dock Trust Co., Ltd., North Shields Yd No 678

Port: Yarmouth


As BF 343 Twenty Eight

3. Owner: John Findlay, 32 Castle Terrace Cullen from  1928 June 8th. to 1935July 18th.  
Type of Vessel: 

Port: Cullen


As BF 343 Resource

 Steam screw ketch, steel, 1st class, 9 men, nets and lines. 4. Owner: John Findlay, 32 Castle Terrace Cullen from  1928 June 8th. to 1935July 18th.  
Dimensions: Port: Cullen  
   80 ft.loa., 80ft. lok.,   18.1 ft.b., 8.2ft.d. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  79.08grt., 32.66nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Steam engine by MacColl & Pollock Ltd., Sunderland; C2cyl (10.75 & 23 X 16ins.) 22nhp.    

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 1902 to 1928      


1902 March 24th., launched.

1902 May, completed and registered YH 681 Twenty Eight.

1907 July 2nd. collided with and sank steam drifter Parvaim BF 403. The Twenty Eight rescued the crew of the Parvaim.

1915, April, on hire to Admiralty as anti submarine net vessel; Ad No 1450; fitted with one 3pdr. gun.

1919 returned to owners.

1928 March, Yarmouth registry closed vessel sold to Cullen

1928 March 22nd registered BF 343 Twenty Eight

1929 November 3rd., Resource was one of the top boats in Lowestoft with 150 cran. Top baot that day was BF 102 the Xmas Morn also of Cullen with 250cran.

1928 June 8th name changed to BF 343 Resource

1931 March 14th., the Scotsman reported that the Resource was one of a number of boats drift netting for cod who had their nets towed away by foreign trawlers.

1931 July 1st., Resource landed 40 cran of herring at Wick.

1933 July 10th., Resource reported to have landed 30 cran of herring at Stronsay.

1935 registry closed July 18th., boat sold for scrap.