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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
 LT 552
( chronological order)

1. Owner: George Catchpole, Kessingland, Suffolk 1906 to 1913

Official Number:  Port: Lowestoft  
124406 2. Owner: Ernest Moore, May Villa, Church Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft. 1914 to 1922  


1906 Crabtree and Co., Ltd., Southtown, Great Yarmouth.

Port: Lowestoft  
3. Owner: Robert B Bradbeer, 28 Kirkley Park Road, Lowestoft. 1922 to 1936  
Type of Vessel:  Port: Lowestoft  
 Steam screw ketch, steel, 1st class, 8 men, nets and lines. 4. Owner: Joseph J Colby, 74 Pakefield Road, Lowestoft. 1936 to 1937  
Dimensions: Port: Lowestoft.  
   82.5ft.loa.,  18.3ft.b., 8.6ft.d. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  81grt., 41nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Steam engine 31nhp    

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 1915 to 1919      


 1906 completed and registered LT 552 Friends

1915 July on hire to Admiralty as anti submarine net vessel; Ad No 1562; fitted with one 6pdr gun based at HMS Kingfisher, Great Yarmouth.

1919 returned to owners

1937 registry closed vessel broken up.