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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 1303
( chronological order)

1. Owner: Alexander Gardiner (Skipper) and Alexander Gardiner jnr., both of 158 Seaton Cullen in the County of Banff, Fishermen.

Official Number:  Port:   
  2. Owner:   


1903 W R McIntosh, Ianstown. Completed June 1st.

3. Owner:   
Type of Vessel:  Port:   
 Lugger, Zulu, carvel, 1st class, 6 men and 1 boy, nets and lines. 4. Owner:   
Dimensions: Port:   
  61.0ft lok., 81.20ft.loa.,  21.0t.b., 8.10ft.d. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  61.26grt., 51.95nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Lug sails and auxilliary motor.    

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Radio Call Sign:       
 1917 to 1919      


 1903, June 1st., completed and delivered

1903, June 15th., registered BF 1303 Excellent.

1917, March, on hire to Admiralty; Ad No: 3032

1917 September, temporarily renamed Splendid

1918 June, temporarily renamed Spellbind

1919 returned to owners

1926 registry closed, January 13th., vessel no longer used for fishing.