ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
WILLIAM BUTLER
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1917
Description
Yard Number: 619

Owned in 1920 by Irish Tr. Co. Ltd, Larne.
Owned late rby J M Davidson, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1926 by R W Lewis, Aberdeen.

Wrecked 2 March 1928. On North Head, Peterhead.
"A 'Strath' class trawler built for the Admiralty in 1917, the WILLIAM BUTLER was one of some 500 trawlers built to replace war loss ships and to maintain the nation's fishing industry...
She was returning from a week long fishing trip on the Scourie Bank, off the West Coast of Scotland, with haddock and cod, when she ran aground in fog on the North Head, close to Peterhead Harbour entrance. The local life-saving rocket brigade attended the wreck, setting up the apparatus on the deck of a derelict crane barge which had been wrecked some years earlier. From here they successfully fired a line over the trawler, a breeches buoy was rigged and all the survivors were brought safely ashore".
(From "Shipwreck Index of the British Isles, Vol. 4)
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
Admiralty
Dimensions
length 115 3/12' x breadth 22 1/12' x depth 13'
gross tonnage: 203 ton

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