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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
 WY 141
( chronological order)
Name:  As FR 61 Gardner  

1. Owner: George Walker, 121 Shore Street, Fraserburgh

Official Number: 

Port: Fraserburgh


As WY 141 Gardner


2. Owner: Esk Fishing Co., Ltd., 17, Royal Cresc., Whitby


Peter Buchan

Thomas Verrill CoC:4712A



1909 G Forbes, Sandhaven.

Port: Whitby


As BK 43  Newark Castle

3. Owner: James Dougal 6, Commerce Street, Eyemouth.(Manager:John M Scott, 4 Taylor Avenue, Kew Gardens Surrey (1931)) until C1934  
Type of Vessel:  Port: Eyemouth  
 Motor Ketch, 1st class, 9 men, nets and lines. 4. Owner: George H Mudd Fish Docks Road, Grimsby from c1934  
Dimensions: Port: Grimsby  
 69.0ft lok., 72.10ft.loa., 18.05ft.b.,  7.65ft.d. 5. Owner: William W Hogarth, 11 Erving Terrace, Morecambe, Lancashire. 1940  
Tonnage:  Port:   
  53.89grt., 30.15nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
Sail and oil motor; 26nhp; Ketch rigged; Mainsail, Mizzen and Stay Foresail.    

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 1916 to 1919      


 1909 completed and registered FR 61 Gardner

1915, July, on hire to Admiralty as Anti Submarine Net Vessel ; Ad No: 2143; fitted with one 6pdr., gun.

1916 Fraserburgh registry closed, essel sold to Whitby.

1916 August 30th., registered WY 141 Gardener

1919 returned to owners

1925 Whitby registry closed, vessel sold to Eyemouth.

1925 registered BK 43  Newark Castle

1946 registry closed, vessel sunk in North Sea. Crew rescued by Resplendent INS 199.