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Customs and Excise Register of Sea Fishing Boats
 
 
 
     
Port Letters & No: 
Owners & Port History
 
 WK 35
( chronological order)
 
Name:  As BF 697 Banffshire  

1. Owner: 

William Bain (Skipper) and Charles Hendry both of Portgordon in the County of Banff, Fishermen until 1905 January 9th.

 
Banffshire  
Official Number: 

Port: Portgordon

 

As WK 35 Banffshire

 
  2. Owner: Alexander and William Duchart  
 Built: 

Port: Wick

 

 

 
1901 September 10th., John Gregor & Co., Portgordon. 3. Owner: ?  
Type of Vessel: 

Port: 

 

As LK 98 Banffshire

 
 Lugger, Zulu, carvel, 1st class, 6 men and 1 boy, nets and lines. 4. Owner: 1932 by; George W B Leslie, Quendale  
Dimensions: Port: Lerwick  
  76.0ft. loa., 60ft. lok., 19.4ft.b., 6.6ft.d. 5. Owner: 1949, by, James Alexander Georgeson, Vidlin, Shetland.  
Tonnage:  Port: Vidlin.  
 45.78nrt., remeasured to 43.78 6. Owner:   
Propulsion:  Port:   
 Sails, lug rigged, jib, foresail and mizzen. 1932, by, motor fitted.    

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IRCS:       
       
Years:       
 1914 to 1919      
           
 

History: 

 1901 September 10th., completed and delivered.

1901 September 11th., registered BF 697 Banffshire

1905 January 9th., Banff registry closed vessel sold to Wick.

1905 January registered WK 35 Banffshire.

1910 June 6th., Scotsman newspaper reported  that the Banffshire was one of the top fished boats at Wick with 30 crans of herring. The average for the day was 9 cran.

1910 October 24th., Scotsman newspaper reported  that the Banffshire was  the top fished boat at Stornoway with 116 crans of herring. The average for the day was 10 cran. The main area fished was Loch Broom between Gruinard Island and Priest Island.

1913 february 12th., the Scotsman newspaper reported that the Banff shire landed a good shot of six scores of cod at Wick.

1913 June 19th., Scotsman newspaper reported  that the Banffshire was  the top fished boats at Wick (equal with the Cedron, BF) with 50 crans of herring. The average for the day was 13 cran.

1914, November, on hire to Admiralty; Ad No: MB 159; fitted with one 3pdr., gun.

1919 returned to owners.

1932, by, Wick registry closed.

1932, by registered LK 98 Banffshire