ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
RICHARD BRISCOLL
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1918
Official Number
144676
Description
Yard Number: 645
Date of Build/Launch: November 1918
Admiralty No. 4418
Steam triple expansion engine, 12" x 20" x 34" with 23" stroke.
407 i.h.p.

Renamed: BRACONBURN (1921)

1918: Completed as minesweeper and employed as training vessel.
1921: Sold by the Navy to Don Fishing Co. Ltd and renamed BRACONBURN, A768.
April 1941: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd, Fleetwood, along with sister vessel BRACONBUSH (ex RICHARD BRISCOLL).
1944: Requisitioned by the Admiralty (Royal Navy) as BRACONBURN and used as a blockship.

Sank on passage to Scapa Flow in collision near Bell Rock, Arborath, with Liberty Ship LE BARON RUSSELL BRIGGS on 30 July 1944, in which 6 crew members lost their lives.

(Source: Royal Navy Trawlers, and Shipwreck Index)





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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