ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BEN EARN
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1916
Official Number
137385
Description
Yard Number: 589

Requisitioned in October 1916 and converted to minesweeper.
Returned to owners 1920.

Went ashore 10 November 1930 at North Taing, Sanday, Orkney but was refloated later. The crew of 10 were rescued by the Sanday Rocket Brigade. They were:

James Mair, Skipper, Banff
J. Sommers, Mate, Peterhead
A. Milton, 1st Fisherman, Aberdeen
C. Stevens, Engineer, Aberdeen
J. Mair (Brother of Skipper), 2nd Engineer, Banff
J. Hall, Deck Hand, Aberdeen
A. Or????, Deck Hand, Aberdeen
J. King, Fireman, Aberdeen
J. Christie, 2nd Fireman, Aberdeen
J. Findlay, Cook, Cullen

Vessel is listed in Lloyds Register of Shipping in 1937-38 and is still owned by Richard Irvin.
Requisitioned in February 1940 and converted to minesweeper.
Returned to owners, February 1946.
Broken up in the U.K. 1960.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Richard Irvin And Sons Limited
Dimensions
length 122 1/3' x breadth 22 1/12' x depth 13 3/12'
Gross Tonnage: 235 ton

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