ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN IVER
Construction
Steel
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1913
Official Number
133640
Description
BEN IVER (A602)
Yard Number: 538
Date of Build/Launch: January 1914

Steel, 2 masted steam trawler, elliptical stern, (clincher built, Ketch)

Renamed: VIKING HOPE (1946)

1914: Owned by R. Irvin.
1914: Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper, with 1 x 6-pounder gun.
1919: Returned to owners.
1920: Owned by Jack Breach Ltd, Lowestoft LT788.
1926: Owned by T L Devlin, Granton GN96.
1938: Owned by J Walker, Aberdeen - fishing number A341.
11 May 1942: Damaged by mine (59 39'N 09 25'W).
1942-43: Owner G. Robb & Sons, Aberdeen.
1946-48: Still Owned by G Robb & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen and renamed VIKING HOPE.
1960: Broken up in the U.K.

Source: 'Royal Navy Trawlers' and 'Lloyd's Register of Shipping'
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Richard Irvin And Sons Limited
Dimensions
length 115' 6" x breadth 22' 1" x depth 14' 3"
Gross Tonnage: 197 ton

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