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Aberdeen Built Ships

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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 1139
( chronological order)

1. Owner: Francis Slater (Skipper), Francis Slater Jnr., and John Slater all of Portknockie in the County of Banff, Fishermen until 1912 April 26th.

Official Number:  Port: Portknockie  
  2. Owner: William Wilson (Skipper), James Wilson and John Wilson all of 247 Portknockie Fishermen and Joseph Mair of 236 Portknockie and John Donaldson of Morven View  Chemist all of Portknockie in the County of Banff,from 1912 April 26th until 1921 December 12th.  

Built: 1903 Stevenson and Asher, Banff. Completed March 11th.


Port: Portknockie  
3. Owner: William Wilson (Skipper), James Wilson and John Wilson all of 247 Portknockie Fishermen andDonald Bowie McLachlan, Motor Engineer of Cluny Square Buckie in the County of Banff, from 1921 December 12th.  
Type of Vessel:  Port: Portknockie  
 Lugger, Zulu, carvel, 1st class, 6 men and 1 boy, nets and lines. 4. Owner:   
Dimensions: Port:   
 62,0ft. lok., 82.25ft.loa.,  21.10ft.b., 7.30ft.d. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  61.24grt., 50.78nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Lug sails and auxilliary motor.    

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 1903 March 11th., completed and delivered

1903 registered BF 1139 Mashona

1918, September, on hire to Admiralty.

1918 returned to owners

1922 registry closed 30th. March, vessel no longer fishing, converted into cargo boat.