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References:

 

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 1047
( chronological order)
 
Name:  The entries in the register are difficult to follow so the following may not be totally accurate  

1. Owner: James Innes (Skipper) and James Mair both of Macduff in the County of Banff, Fishermen until 1903 December 26th.

 
Better Hope  
Official Number:  Port: Macduff  
  2. Owner: James Innes (Skipper) , Archibald Wilson and William F Wilson all of Macduff in the County of Banff, Fishermen from 1903 December 26th. until 1909 April 15th.  

Built: 

1902, completed December 12th., Stevenson and Asher, Banff.

Port: Macduff.  
3. Owner: James Innes (Skipper) and James Innes jnr., both of Macduff in the County of Banff, Fishermen from  1909 April 15th., until 1912 September 14th.  
Type of Vessel:  Port: Macduff  
 Lugger,  Zulu, 1st class, 8 men, nets and lines. 4. Owner: Alexander Pirie (Skipper), George Pirie snr., and george Pirie jnr., all of Portknockie in the County of Banff, Fishermen from 1912 September 14th., until 1918 June 1st.  
Dimensions: Port: Portknockie  
  62.0ft. lok.,  81.5ft.loa.,  21.15ft.b., 7.5ft.d. 5. Owner: ?  
Tonnage:  Port:   
  60.38grt., 50.46nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Lug sails and auxilliary motor.    

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Years:       
 1918 to 1919      
           
 

History: 

 1902 completed and delivered December 2nd.

1903 January 21st., registered BF 1047 Better Hope

1918 on hire to Admiralty as Hospital Ship.

1919 returned to owners.