ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FALLING STAR
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM HERRING DRIFTER
Date
1918
Official Number
146048
Description
FALLING STAR, LT633
Yard Number: 552

Renamed: BETTY BODIE (BCK400/PD304)

18 inch triple expansion engine by Hall of Aberdeen 42H.P.
Boiler by Hall of Aberdeen, 180p.s.i.

Built for the Adimralty as a standard drifter and named FALLING STAR (Pennant No. 3975).

Handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for disposal in 1919 and registered in Lowestoft LT633.

1920: Owned by Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lowestoft.
1921: Sold to Wm. Smith (Latin), Craigendarroch, Buckie and re-named BETTY BODIE, registered in Buckie, BCK400.
1923: Merchant Navy List gives same owner - Wm. Smith, Buckie.
1930s: During the 1930s vessel sered an an Auxiliary Fishery Cruiser for the Fishery Board for Scotland.
1939-1946: Requisitioned for War Service (Pennant Number 4-365) as an examination vessel.
1946: Sold to Mrs C. Rubenstein, Kingussie, Invernessshire and re-registered in Peterhead PD304 and managed by Caley Fisheries.
1954: Sold for scrap.

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

Further information:
Scrapped 17 December 1952.
Owner
Admiralty
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 86 3/12' x breadth 18 7/12' x depth 10'
Gross Tonnage: 96 ton
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