ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
PITBLAE
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM HERRING DRIFTER
Date
1908
Official Number
125316
Description
Yard Number: 438
Fishing Number: FR264

Renamed: GUIDE US (by 1934)

Owned in 1915 by R Irvin & Sons Ltd, North Shields.
Owned in 1934 by W Strachan, Peterhead and renamed GUIDE US.

18 inch compound engine by Alex. Hall & Co., Aberdeen. 34H.P. Boiler by Alex. Hall & Co., Aberdeen, 120 P.S.I.

1911: Sold to W. Strachan, R. Irvin & Son and others, Peterhead and re-registered PD 12.
1913: Sold to Richard Irvin & Sons, shared with W. McKenzie and T. McKenzie, Burghead.
1914-1919: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper / boom defence vessel.
19 Dec 1925: Sold to Robert Strachan, Wm. D. Strachan and others in Peterhead. Re-registered in Peterhead PD63.
1938: Owners given as Elsie Strachan, Jeannie Strachan and Annie B. Strachan.
1940-42: Requisitioned for war service as a salvage vessel.
1942: Sold to Air Ministry.
Believed scrapped in the 1950s.
With acknowledgement to Mr J. Reid, "Steam Drifters Recalled".
Shipbuilder
A. HALL & Co., Aberdeen
Shipowner
Fraserburgh & North of Scotland Steam Fishing Company Limited
Dimensions
length: 86.1" x breadth 18.6" x depth 9"
gross tonnage: 93 ton

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