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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 115
( chronological order)

1. Owner: 

George West, 123 Harbour Head, Gardenstown

Gamrie Bay  
Official Number:  Port: Gardenstown  
127386 2. Owner: George Craigen, Gardenstown. Manager: George West 123 Gardenstown (MNL 1940)  


1914, W & G Stephen, Banff.

Port: Gardenstown  
3. Owner:   
Type of Vessel:  Port:   
 Steam screw ketch, 1st class, 8 men, nets and lines. 4. Owner:   
Dimensions: Port:   
    88.9ft.loa.,  19.0ft.b., 9.1ft.d. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  87grt., 37nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Steam engine, triple expansion by John Lewis and Sons, Torry; 27nhp    

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Radio Call Sign:       
 1915 to 1919      


 1914 completed and registered BF 115 Gamrie Bay.

1915 September, on hire to Admiralty as Boom Defence Vessel

1919 returned to owners

1950 registry closed vessel scrapped.