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References:

British Warships 1914-1919, Dittmar and Colledge; Publisher Ian Allan.

Customs and Excise Register of Sea Fishing Boats (Banff and Boston)

Mariners Almanac

Scotsman Publications

Steam Drifters Recalled: Joseph Reid

Steam Drifters: James Tarvit

 
 
 
     
Port Letters & No: 
Owners & Port History
 
BF 1140
( chronological order)
 
Name:  As BF 1140 The Colonel  

1. Owner: John Watt (Skipper), James Anderson Watt, James Anderson all Fishermen;  John James George, Solicitor and Alexander Paterson, Rope and Sail Maker, John Anderson, Merchant, all of Macduff in the County of Banff, 1908 May 14th., until 1910 February 22nd.

 
The Colonel  
Official Number:  Port: Macduff  
127289 2. Owner: John Watt (Skipper), James Anderson Watt, James Anderson all Fishermen;  John James George, Solicitor and Alexander Paterson, Rope and Sail Maker, John Anderson, Merchant, Mrs Jane Donaldson or Paterson, Duff Villa, Alexander James Paterson, Rope and Sail Maker and Stanley Paterson, Rope and Sail Maker, all of Macduff in the County of Banff, 1910 February 22nd., until 1911 February 22nd.  
Built:  Port: Macduff  
1908 Stevenson & Asher, Banff 3. Owner:  James Anderson (Skipper; CoC 3201A) all Fishermen;  John James George, Solicitor, John Anderson, Merchant, Mrs Jane Donaldson or Paterson, Duff Villa, Alexander James Paterson, Rope and Sail Maker and Stanley Paterson, Rope and Sail Maker, all of Macduff in the County of Banff, 1911 February 22nd. until 1921 July 8th.  
Type of Vessel: 

Port: Macduff

 

As BN 156

 
Steam screw Ketch, Drifter, 1st class, 9 men and 1 boy, nets and lines.

4. Owner:
Boston Deep Sea Fishing and Ice Co., Ltd., Boston Dock, from 1921 July 19th., until 1921 October 7th.

Skipper: No name given.

 
Dimensions:  Port:Boston  
86.9ft reg., 86.0ft lok., 95.0ft loa.,18.85ft. b., 9.05ft. d.

5. Owner:The Robinson Steam Fishing Co., Ltd., Fish Dock, Boston from 1921 October 7th., until 1922 December 4th.

Skippers:Charles Read, William Victor Smith, CoC 9366.

 
Tonnage:  Port:Boston  
80.49grt 34.02nrt. 6. Owner:  
Engine Power:  Port:  
40nhp.    

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Years:       
1915 to 1920      
           
 

History: 

1908 launched Febraury 6th.

1908 completed and registered, May 14th., BF 1140 The Colonel

1908 Saturday May 30th., The Colonel landed 18 cran of herrings at Stornoway. The average that day was 4 cran..

1908 Friday September 2nd., The Colonel landed 60 cran of herring at Grimsby. The average catch that day was 20 crans.

1910 Wednesday 13th., July, The Colonel landed 30 cran of herring at Baltasound from grounds forty to fifty miles ESE of he Island of Balta. The average for the day was 16 cran.

1912 Tuesday September 3rd., The Colonel landed 30 cran of herring at Lerwick. The average for the day was five cran.

1913 Wednesday July 16th., The Colonel was equal top boat, with the City of Perth YH,at Fraserburgh with a shot of 100 cran of herring. The average for the day was 60 cran.

1913 Thursday October 23rd., The Colonel landed 115 cran of herring at Lowestoft. The average for the day was 40 cran.

1915, February, on hire to Admiralty as anti submarine net vessel and then as Stores and Water carrier; Ad No 2468; fitted with one 6pdr., gun.

1920 returned to owners.

1921 Banff registry closed, July 8th., boat sold to Boston, Lincolnshire.

1921, July 19th., registered BN 156 The Colonel.

1922, December 4th., Boston registry closed; vessel grounded on River Witham, November 18th., and subsequently burnt.

 

The boat is named after Colonel J. J. George, a local solicitor who had shares in a number of Macduff boats. He is understood to have also owned a local farm on the Gamrie side of Macduff.