ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN RINNES
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1901
Official Number
115552
Description
Yard Number: 355

1908: Owned by R Irvin & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen.
1912: Sold to Thomas Davidson, Aberdeen.
October 16 1914: The BEN RINNES landed 58 survivors from the crew of HMS HAWKE, which was sunk by a submarine in the North Sea. Captain John Cormack of BEN RINNES stated that he took the survivors off a Norwegian steamer. They were landed at Aberdeen.
September 1915: Requisitioned from Davidson, and converted to boom defence vessel.
June 1918: Renamed BEN DEARG.
1920: Returned to owners.
1922: Sold to George Craig, Aberdeen.
1925-26: Name reverted to BEN RINNES. Owner G Craig.
27 March 1928: Lost. Stranded west side of Spear Head, 3 miles from Thurso.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Associated
North British Steam Fishing Company Limited, Aberdeen
Shipowner
Richard Irvin & Sons
Dimensions
length 108' x breadth 21' x depth 12.4'
Gross Tonnage: 183 ton

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