JAMES ALDRIDGE LO417
Official No: 144325 Port and Year: London, 1921 (LO417)
Glasgow, 1928 (GW40) Aberdeen, 1937 (A459)
Description: 'Non standard' Strath Class steel side trawler; coal fired. Crabber. Ketch rigged.
Crew: 10 men (1920)
Built: by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co., Aberdeen, in 1917. (Yard no. 429)
Tonnage: 221 grt 89 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.6 / 22.1 / 12.0
Engine: T 3-Cyl; 57 rhp; by J. Abernethy & Co., Aberdeen
As JAMES ALDRIDGE LO417
24 Aug 1920: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London SW1.
1921: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford.
Managers: Edward Brand & Charles Curzon. [Same address.]
21 Apr 1928: John S. Boyle, Fish Market, Glasgow.
1932: William A. Mackie, 'Marine Villa', Balgalnask Rd., Aberdeen.
1934: Bracken Steam Trawling, Co. (Aberdeen) Ltd., 82 Crown St., Aberdeen.
Manager: William A. Leith, Jamieson's Quay, Aberdeen.
2 Nov 1937: John Walker, 50 Camperdown Rd., Aberdeen.
9 Dec 1937: As SILVERDYKE A459
1942: Iver Fishing Co. Ltd., Aberdeen.
Manager: John Walker.
1956: Joseph Craig, 5 Woodburn Ave., Aberdeen
Landed at Milford:
As HMT JAMES ALDRIDGE: 21 July 1919.
25 Nov 1921 - 18 Jan 1928.
James Aldridge, aged 23, born Heath, Hampshire; A.B., HMS Victory, at Trafalgar.
10 Apr 1917: Launched as Admy. No. 3614 as a minesweeper. 1 x 12 pdr.
1921: Registered by the Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO417). Sold to mercantile.
23 Apr 1935: Collided with Peterhead drifter GREEN PASTURES in fog 6 miles north of Aberdeen. No damage to JAMES ALDRIDGE, but the stem of the drifter was badly damaged above the water line. [The Times, Wednesday 24th April 1935.]
Nov 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as SILVERDYKE and converted to auxiliary patrol vessel..
Jan 1940: Returned to owners.
May 1958: Broken up.
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