ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FRESHET
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM HERRING DRIFTER
Date
1918
Official Number
144787
Description
HMD FRESHET
Yard Number: 554

Renamed: JEAN PATERSON; XMAS ROSE

18 inch triple expansion engine by Alex. Hall, Aberdeen, 42 H.P.
Boiler by Alex. Hall, Aberdeen, 180 P.S.I.

1920: Passed to Fishery Board for Scotland for disposal.
1920: Sold to Thomas Capes of Aberdeen and re-named JEAN PATERSON and registered in Aberdeen A382.
1923: Sold to Robert Watt, Mrs Mary Watt of Fraserburgh, John Watt of Sandhaven, and James Watt of Crovie and renamed XMAS ROSE and re-registered in Fraserburgh on 5 January 1923 - FR531.
1923: Merchant Navy List gives owner as James Watt, Watt's Buildings, Shore Street, Sandhaven, Aberdeenshire.
1928: Mariner's Almanac shows owner as James Watt and others.
1939: Mariner's Almanac shows owner as Mary Johnston or Watt and others.
1930-1940: Requisitioned for War Service as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel armed with 2 machine guns. Hired by the Admiralty as a minesweeper November 1939 and converted to an armed patrol drifter in August 1940.
21 November 1940: Sunk after detonating a German laid mine in position 51.47.45N 01.25.30E - off The Naze - 2.25 miles SW of the NE Gunfleet Sands Buoy.


Owner
Admiralty
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 86 3/12' x breadth 18 7/12' x depth 10'
Gross Tonnage: 96 tons
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