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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.

Logger-Jantjes: Wilfried Brandes

Mercantile Navy Lists via the CLIP Project.

Scotsman Archives: Johnstone Publications.

Warships of World War II : Lenton and Colledge : Ian Allan Publishing Ltd., Publisher.



Port Letters & No: 
Owners & Port History
 BV 23
( chronological order)

1. Owner: Bremen-Vegesacker Fischerei 1901 to 1914 August 6th

Official Number:  Port: Vegesack  
  2. Owner:   

Built: 1901 Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack

3. Owner:   
Type of Vessel:  Port:   
 Steam screw ketch, 1st class, 8 men, nets. 4. Owner:   
Dimensions: Port:   
   86.4ft.loa.,  21.4ft.b., 9.9ft.d. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  117.4grt., 60.0nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Steam engine; 2cyl; by Vulkan; 70hp    

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Radio Call Sign:       
 1901 to 1914      


 1901 completed and registered BV 23 Welle

1914 August 6th., berthed in Aberdeen not knowing war had been declared. Vessel and crew arrested. Vessel made prize of war.

1914 to 1920 history not known

1920 registered in Whitby (as trading vessel?)

1929 wrecked.