ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
JAMES BENTOLE
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1917
Official Number
143460
Description
Yard Number: 612
Date of Build/Launch: August 1917

Renamed: FORT ROBERT

From "Royal Navy Trawlers":
August 1917: Completed as minesweeper.
1921: Sold to Mercantile and renamed FORT ROBERT. Acquired by Wm. Masson of Aberdeen.
November 1939: Requisitioned as FORT ROBERT and converted to an armed patrol vessel.
April 1940: Converted to a minesweeper. Fitted with a bow acoustic sweep.
August 1945: Returned to owners.

Lloyd's Register of Shipping:
1922: Owned by W Masson, Aberdeen and renamed FORT ROBERT A878.
1925-26: FORT ROBERT; Owner Wm. Masson
1930-31: FORT ROBERT; Owner Wm. Masson
1939-40: FORT ROBERT; Owner Wm. Masson
1943: Owned by A. A. Davidson, Aberdeen
1945-46: Owner now A. A. Davidson, Aberdeen
1947: Owned by Looker Fishing Co. Ltd, A. A. Davidson managers
1949-50: Owner Looker Fishing Co. Ltd, A. A. Davidson managers
1958-59: Class withdrawn
31 December 1960: Broken up in the U.K.
Shipowner
Admiralty
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 115' 4" x breadth 22' 1" x depth 14'
Gross Tonnage: 203 ton

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