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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
 WK 245
( chronological order)

1. Owner: William Budge and William More

Benaigen (ex Ben Aigen)  
Official Number:  Port: Wick  
  2. Owner:   


3. Owner:   
Type of Vessel:  Port:   
 Lugger, 1st class, 8 men, nets and lines. 4. Owner:   
Dimensions: Port:   
    ft.loa.,  ft.b., ft.d. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  57.45grt., nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Lug sails    

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Radio Call Sign:       
 1914 to 1919      


 ? completed and registered

1914 November on hire to Admiralty; Ad No: MB 160, then 4301; fitted with one 6pdr., gun.

1918 May temporarily renamed Benmore.

1919 returned to owners.