ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
WHITEHORSES
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM HERRING DRIFTER
Date
1919
Official Number
144782
Description
H.M.D. WHITEHORSES
Yard Number: 569

Renamed: BENACHIE, SCARLET THREAD

Owned by Stroud and Connon, Aberdeen.
In 1934 owned by J Watt, Fraserburgh as BENACHIE.
Later renamed SCARLET THREAD (A301).
Scrapped October 1952.

With acknowledgement to Mr J. Reid "Steam Drifters Recalled":
18 inch triple expansion engine by Alex. Hall, Aberdeen, 42H.P. Boiler by Alex. Hall 180 P.S.I.
1920: Completed as a fishing craft and handed over to the Fishery Board for Scotland for disposal.
1920: Sold to Alexander King, Torry, Aberdeen and re-named BENACHIE A301.
1924: Sold to Joseph Watt, James Mitchell Lovie, Andrew Ritchie Noble, William Paterson Sim and George Noble, all of Fraserburgh, and re-registered in Fraserburgh BENACHIE FR15.
1935-1945: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper/tender.
1952: Scrapped.
Shipowner
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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