GEORGE BORTHWICK LO179
As ANNABELLE A101. (Thanks to Bill Blow.)
Official No: 143459 Port Number and Year: - in London, 1919 (LO179)
- in Grimsby, 1921 (GY1314)
- in Aberdeen, 1934 (A101)
Description: Strath class; steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning.
Crew: 9 men (1921)
Built: 1917, Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Yard no. 611)
Tonnage: 215.81 grt. 93.08 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4 / 22.5 / 12.3
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 57 RHP, 430 IHP. 10.5 kts. Engine by builders.
As GEORGE BORTHWICK LO179
20 Dec 1919: John T. Jackson, Elmleigh, Ilkley, Yorks.
Manager: William Barton, Esk Tce., Whitby.
Jan 1920: Irish Trawler Co. Ltd., Larne Harbour, Co. Antrim.
Manager: Alexander B. MacRae, Auckleach, Stranraer.
(Unknown Milford manager - see landings below.)
2 Oct 1921: Consolidated Steam Fishing Ice Co. (Grimsby) Ltd., Auckland Rd., Fish Docks, Grimsby.
Manager: John Denton Marsden. (Same address.)
22 Oct 1921: As GY1314. (BT145 London.)
2 Mar 1922: As ANNABELLE GY1314.
4 Mar 1924: Sir John Denton Marsden, Bart. appointed manager.
29 Jun 1927: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd., Auckland Rd., Fish Docks, Grimsby.
30 Jun 1934: Robert Maine, Aberdeen. (Fish merchant). )
Andrew Christie, Aberdeen. (Trawl master). ) 64/64
Isabella Cook Maine, Aberdeen. (Widow). ) Joint owners.
Managing owner: David Wood, 'Rose Tor', Anderson Drive, Aberdeen. )
7 May 1935: David Wood, 'Rose Tor', Anderson Drive, Aberdeen. (Fish merchant).
16 Oct 1958: Wood & Bruce Ltd., Commercial Quay, Aberdeen.
Landed at Milford: 10 Nov 1919; 13 Feb - 12 Dec 1920 (36 landings)
George Borthwick, age 22; born in Dalkeith, Scotland; Landsman, HMS VICTORY at Trafalgar. (As O.S. in HMS MILFORD, 1809.)
21 Jun 1917: Completed as minesweeper 1917. Admy. no. 3621. 1x12pdr, 1x7.5in Bomb Thrower (A/S Howitzer). Fitted with listening hydrophones.
22 Oct 1921: London registry closed.
26 Jul 1934: Grimsby registry closed.
27 Nov 1939: Requisitioned as ANNABELLE and converted to Armed Patrol Vessel.
1941: Converted to a Boom Defence Vessel (barrage balloon).
15 Dec 1944: Returned to owners.
Nov 1958: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd, Charlestown, Fife for breaking up.
30 Nov 1959: Arrived Charlestown, Fife, from Aberdeen under own power.
14 Mar 1960: Aberdeen registry closed. “Vessel broken up.”
[Thanks to Gil Mayes for later owners and the end of her life.]
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