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Aberdeen Built Ships

Aberdeen Press and Journal : Aberdeen Journals Ltd., Publisher.

Aberdeen Evening Express : Aberdeen Journals Ltd., Publisher.

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.

Customs and Excise Registers of Sea Fishing Boats

Fishing News, Intrafish, Publisher.

Mariners Almanac : Aberdeen Journals Ltd., Publisher.

Mercantile Navy Lists via the CLIP Project.

Olsens Fishermans Nautical Almanack : E T W Dennis & Sons Ltd, Publisher.

Scotsman Archives: Johnstone Publications.

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

Warships of World War II : Lenton and Colledge : Ian Allan Publishing Ltd., Publisher.



Port Letters & No: 
Owners & Port History
 BF 894
( chronological order)

1. Owner: Alexander McKay, Duff McKay and Andrew Wilson (Skipper) all of Macduff in the County of Banff, Fishermen from 1902 August 8th., until 1902 September 8th.

Official Number:  Port: Macduff  
  2. Owner: Alexander McKay (Skipper until 1920 February 20th.), Duff McKay (Skipper from 1920 February 20th.,) and George McKay all of Macduff in the County of Banff, Fishermen from 1902 August 8th., until 1902 September 8th.  


1902, W & G Stephen, Banff.

3. Owner:   
Type of Vessel:  Port:   
 Lugger, Fifie, 1st class, 8 men, nets and lines. 4. Owner:   
Dimensions: Port:   
   65ft. lok., 71.8ft.loa.,  20.0ft.b.,8.5ft.d. remeasured to 6.8ft. d., 1902 November 11th. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  80.31grt., 58.21nrt., remeasured to 49.24 grt., 49.24 nrt., 1902 November 11th. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Lug sails. Auxilliary motor fitted 1916, recorded June 27th. 30hp., Kelvin.    

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 1917 to 1919      


 1902 June 16th completed and delivered.

1902 August 8th., registered BF 894 Alaska.

1917, March, on hire to Admiralty; Ad No 3007; fitted with one 6pdr., gun.

1917 June 11th., name temporarily changed to Alaska II

1919 returned to owners.

1927, December 22nd registry closed, vessel lost on November 19th., while returning home from East Anglian herring fishing.