ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN DORAN
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1900
Official Number
112912
Description
BEN DORAN, A178
Yard Number: 331
Steel Screw Trawler

Owned by R Irvin & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen.
1908: Owned by T Davidson, Aberdeen.
September 1915: Requisitoned and converted to boom defence vessel.
1920: Returned to owners
1925-26: Owned by J Lewis Ltd, Aberdeen.

Lost 31st March 1930. Wrecked on the Vee Skerries, West of Shetland in a storm. Other ships could not get close enough to rescue the nine crew, seven of whom were seen hanging from the rigging, four wearing oilskins and three without. There is a list of the crew with photographs in the Aberdeen newspaper 'Evening Express' 1st April 1930. A fund for the families was set up.

Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Associated
North British Steam Fishing Company Limited, Aberdeen
Shipowner
Richard Irvin & Sons
Dimensions
length 103' x breadth 20'3" x depth 11'7"
Gross Tonnage: 155 ton

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