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




24 Aug 1920: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London SW1.

Managing owner.


1921: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford.

Managers: Edward Brand & Charles Curzon. [Same address.]


As GW40

21 Apr 1928: John S. Boyle, Fish Market, Glasgow.

Managing owner.


1932: William A. Mackie, 'Marine Villa', Balgalnask Rd., Aberdeen.

Managing owner.


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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