ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
STRATHISLA
Type
STEAM TRAWLER
Date
1894
Description
Yard Number: 285

Aberdeen Journal, 15 January 1897 (page 5):
'Aberdeen Trawler in the Storm; Exciting Experience...The Strathisla rode the storm splendidly, but at times the vessel was taken almost broadside on, and then the waves broke aboard. All went well, however, until about ten o'clock on the evening in question, when an enormous wave, larger than any preceding, came over the starboard bow. About five feet of the bulwarks were stove, the indentation giving one the idea that the trawler had collided with another steamer, so strong was the force of the breaker. After damaging the bow the water rushed aft, dashing against the sides of the wheelhouse, smashing two of the windows, and carrying away two of the frames. Horace Stroud, a deck hand, was on duty in the wheelhouse at the time, and the broken glass inflicted two severe wounds to his forehead and upper lip. The water rushed out without doing further damage.'

Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve 1917. Returned to owners, 1919.
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Owner
Aberdeen Steam Trawling and Fishing Company
Dimensions
length 102 3/12' x breadth 21 7/12' x depth 11 7/12'
Gross Tonnage: 163 ton
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