ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FRIGATE BIRD
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM HERRING DRIFTER
Date
1905
Official Number
119673
Description
Yard Number: 413
Fishing Number: BF24

16 inch compound engine by Alex. Hall, Aberdeen, 32H.P.
Boiler by A. Hall, 140 p.s.i.

Owner at Launch: G. Murray (Bodge), Buckie

1910: Same owner re-registered the vessel in Buckie BCK68.
1913: Merchant Navy List gives managing owner as George Murray, 5 Gordon Street, Buckie.
1915-1918: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine net vessel; (Pennant No. 2276) fitted with a 57mm machine gun.
11 March 1918: Sunk whilst on war service following a collision off Mars, Sirocco, in the Mediterranean.

With acknowlegement to Mr J. Reid 'Steam Drifters Recalled'

People's Journal, Aberdeenshire Edition lists the Moray Firth fishermen who died when the ship was sunk as: George Geddes (Skipper), James Cowie (Deckhand), William Cowie (Mate), George Reaich (Engineer), Joseph Geddes (Deckhand) and William Murray.
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Owner
G Murray, Buckie
Dimensions
length 82' 2" x breadth 18' 5" x depth 8' 8"
Gross Tonnage: 84 ton

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