ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
FEASIBLE
Construction
STEEL
Type
DRIFTER
Date
1912
Official Number
132963
Description
Yard Number: 373

Steel, 2 masted steam drifter/ trawler semi-elliptical stern (clincher built, Dandy).
Fishing numbers: LT1191 & R157 & LT122

Registered Lowestoft 27/06/1912

Owners:
W. Cathpole (manager/owner) dated 27/06/1912
E. Catchpole, J. Utting, C. W. Dance Jnr., H. Baxter 30/08/1916

Requisitioned for Government service 1914. Penn no. 221 Auxiliary Patrol Drifter 1 x 6pdr Anti-Aircraft gun fitted.
07/10/1915: Wireless telegraphy fitted.
01/04/1916: After collision near Elbow buoy between armed liner MACEDONIA and the Norwegian steamer CORRECT the FEASIBLE made fast alongside the Norwegian vessel and began to tow. Tow parted and crippled vessel sank.
24/11/1917: Assisted in the destruction of German submarine U48, which had grounded on the Goodwin Sands in the English Channel. The submarine crew had scuttled abandoned the boat. Nineteen submarine crew died and seventeen survived.
15/11/1919: Sold to R. Kinnear, Doncaster and registered R157
1920: Owned by Danum S T Co. Ltd, Ramsgate.
10/01/1930 to 09/02/1938: Sold to J V Breach, Lowestoft (owner/manager), re-registered LT122.
31/10/1930: Damaged in collision with steam drifter PENCISELY at Ijmuiden.
23/07/1932: Towed the disabled STRIVE (LT133) into Fleetwood.
06/08/1933: Broke foremast at Tobermory.
06/05/1934: Damaged by BOY PHILIP (LT137) at Rathmulen.
22/06/1943: Towed the disabled steam drifter AMBITIOUS (LT519) into Lerwick.
05/01/1936: Damaged and flooded by heavy seas off Milford Haven and towed by steam trawler GOZO of Hull. Whaleman Edward Halliday was washed overboard and drowned.
11/11/1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as minesweeper. Penn no. FY928. Returned 08/1945.
23/05/1945: Pevensey Castle Ltd., owner, R.H. Self manager.
22/06/1946: Sold to Norway and renamed MELOY owned by Engebert Einarsen, Haugesund', diesel fitted.

As of 2002, the vessel is undergoing restoration at Bristol.
Owner
W Catchpole, Lowestoft
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE TORRY
Dimensions
length 86' x breadth 18' x depth 9'
tonnage 103 ton
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