ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
D.W. FITZGERALD
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1916
Official Number
137193
Description
Yard Number: 581

Requisitioned in April 1916 for minesweeping and retained until 1919.
Taken up again August 1940 and converted to minesweeper. Fitted with LL and Acoustic Hammer. Joined the 110th M/S Group based at Grimsby sweeping Cromer-Flamborough Head.
Transferred to Portsmouth in June 1944 for Channel sweeping.
Returned to Grimsby in December 1944 and paid off.
Returned to owners, January 1945. Fishing number A629

Sold for scrapping and under tow to scrapyard 13 June 1961 when went ashore at Girdleness.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Richard Irvin And Sons Limited
Dimensions
length 122' 5" x breadth 22' 2" x depth 14'
Gross Tonnage: 235 ton

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