ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
LASS O' DOUNE
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM DRIFTER
Date
1910
Official Number
127317
Description
Yard Number: 447
Steel Screw Ketch
Master J. Falconer from 1910

Vessel sold by Falconer of Banff in May 1920 to Steam Pilot Boat Company, Cardiff to replace the pilot cutter SILVIA.

Owned in 1945 by G D Claridge, Lowestoft.

Lost off Shoreham, 14 October 1946.
Report into loss by the Ministry of Transport (1947) found that 'the total loss of the LASS O'DOUNE was caused by reason of her putting to sea with unlocated leaks in her hull, with her pumping arrangements in defective condition and with insuffcient crew.'
The inquiry court recommended that the Ministry of Transport should make provision that 'no British sea-going trawler or drifter should be permitted to proceed to sea unless there has been issued in respect of law and within a specified time, a certificate of seaworthiness made by a responsible and duly qualified authority after proper examination of hull, machinery, boilers and life-saving appliances.
Owner
Falconer & Co, Macduff
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 86' 1" x breadth 18' 6" x depth 9'
Gross Tonnage: 92 ton

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