ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
STRATHCOE
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1916
Description
Yard Number: 592
Fishing number: A751

Renamed: VERNON; STRATHCOE (1946)

Requisitioned in January 1917 and converted to minesweeper.
Purchased into the Royal Navy in 1918 and converted to minelayer.
In 1924, converted to a base ship in January, renamed VERNON and attached as a tender to HMS VERNON. In 1933, MF based at Malta. Reverted to STRATHCOE in 1938, paid off and reduced to the Reserve. Placed on the sale list in 1939. In 1942, brought forward and employed on Harbour Service. Converted to an Esso 1943. Sold to the Mercantile in 1946.
Bought in 1946 by W Carnie, Granton and owned in 1953 by Joe Croan Ltd, Granton.
Bought by Bruces Stores (Aberdeen) Ltd in February 1955 A6.
Ran ashore 2 miles south of Rackwick Head, Orkney on 4 February 1959. Crew rescued.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Aberdeen Steam Trawling and Fishing Company
Dimensions
length 117 3/12' x breadth 22 1/12' x depth 13'
Gross Tonnage: 215 ton

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