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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
 FR 44
( chronological order)
Name:  As FR 44 Ardlaw  

1. Owner: James R Gordon, Strichen Road Fraserburgh until 1913.

Official Number:  Port: Fraserburgh  
125328 2. Owner: Alexander Gordon, Grattan Place, Fraserburgh.  


1909, John Duthie, Torry Shipbuilding Company. Yd No:321

Port: Fraserburgh


As BCK 79 Ardlaw

3. Owner: William Murray (Skipper; CoC:9812) 7 Cathcart Street, Buckie, Banffshire.  
Type of Vessel:  Port:   
 Steam screw ketch, 1st class, 9 men and 1 boy, nets and lines. 4. Owner: Buckie  
Dimensions: Port:   
   86.10ft.loa.,  18.60ft.b., 8.80ft.d. 5. Owner:   
Tonnage:  Port:   
  93.88grt., 39.55nrt. 6. Owner:   
Propulsion: Port:   
 Compund engine and boiler by James Abernethy, Aberdeen. 28nhp.    

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 1915 to 1919      


1909 April 17th., launched.

1909 April completed and registered FR 44 Ardlaw

1915 August on Admiralty service; anti submarine net vessel then on Harbour Service; Ad No 2036; based Scapa Flow and Longhope; parent ship:HMS Zaria

1919 returned to owners.

1931 February, Fraserburgh registry closed, vessel sold to Buckie.

1931 February 24th., registered BCK 79 Ardlaw

1939 May 22nd., Buckie registry closed, vessel broken up.