ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
WILLIAM BENTLEY
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1919
Description
Yard Number: 649
Date of Build/Launch: March 1919
Single screw steamer.
One deck, two masted Ketch rigged, clencher built.
Direct action triple expansion engines built in Aberdeen Ironworks, 133 HP.

Renamed: BRACONHILL (1919); AGNES PURDY (1947); PHALAROPE (by 1958)

Owned in 1919 by Don F Co. Ltd, Aberdeen and renamed BRACONHILL A138.
Owned in 1920 by H R Hoare, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1929 by A Ogg, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1938 by G R Wood, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1943 by G R Purdy Tr. Ltd, Aberdeen.
Owned in 1947 by Purdy Tr. Ltd, Aberdeen and renamed AGNES PURDY.
In 1958 renamed PHALAROPE and owned by W H Dodds & Co. Ltd, Aberdeen.

Further information recorded on BRACONHILL:

Built in 1919 and finished as fishing vessel. Sold to mercantile and re-named BRACONHILL. Acquired by Bracken STC of Aberdeen. Requisitioned in November 1939 and converted for examination service. Returned to owners in July 1945.
Source: Royal Navy Trawlers Bk 1.

1920: Owner Sam Robford & Co.
1930: Owner A. Ogg.
1937: Owner G. Wood.
1946: Owner G. R. Purdy Trawlers Ltd.
1947: Name changed to AGNES PURDY.
1956: Owner W. H. Dodds (Manager A. W. King).
1956: Class withdrawn.
1961: Named changed to PHALAROPE (same owner).
1961: Broken up in Great Britain.


Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Admiralty
Dimensions
length 115 3/12' x breadth 22 1/12' x depth 13'
Gross Tonnage: 203 ton

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