Official No:  106532   Port and Year:  Aberdeen, 1896 (A782)

                                                                 Lowestoft, 1928 (LT386)

Description: Steel side trawler, steam, coal fired, single screw. Liner. Ketch rigged.

Crew: 10 men (1896).

Built: 1896, by Hall, Russel & Co., Aberdeen.  (Yard no.298)

Tonnage: 112  grt 30 net (1896);  44 net (1 Jan 1914).

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 90.4  / 19.6 / 10.0

Engine: C.2Cyl; 36 rhp. Hall, Russell & Co., Aberdeen




20 Feb 1896: The "Craigievar" Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., 5 Market St.,  Aberdeen.

Manager: John Brown, 10 Marine Tce., Aberdeen.


c.1903: Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co, Aberdeen.?


1906: Thomas Davidson, Commercial Rd., Aberdeen.

Managing owner.


1909: Joseph Main, 54 Baxter St., (& Others), Torry, Aberdeen. (1909-21)

                                 274 Victoria Rd., Torry, Aberdeen. (1921-28)

Managing owner.

30 May 1928: Aberdeen Register closed.

As Ocean's Shield LT386

1 Jun 1928: Provincial Fishing Co. Ltd., 1 Herring Market, Lowestoft.

Manager: Arthur C. Goulby. [Same address.]


1934: Samuel J. Reid, 2 Coldstream Villas, Dell Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft.

Managing owner.

1939: Frederick S. Read. [Same address.]

Managing owner.


c.1950: William Picton, Docks, Milford, & Frederick Samuel Read, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft.

Manager: H. G. Bricknell.


Landed at Milford: (Seasonal; Mar - Oct 1930; Mar - Nov 1931-38.)

12 Mar 1939 - 19 Feb 1948.



Craigievar (Castle) is a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, six miles south of Alford, Aberdeenshire.

15 Feb 1899:  Skipper John Walker charged in Stonehaven Sheriff Court with attempting to run down a German ship, the lugger WERRA of Vegesack, and insulting the German flag.

[The Aberdeen Weekly Journal, of Thursday 16th February 1899.]

1914-19: Fishery trawler.

1951: Broken up at Gellyswick Beach, Hakin, by D. V. Howells.

Accidents and Incidents

From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 20th February 1948:


    The drifter-trawler Ocean Shield [sic], under the management of H. G. Bricknell and Son, will land her last catch at the port today.  She is to be scrapped.  As a replacement, the drifter Lord Anson has been purchased.


[ She was actually broken up in 1951. ]



From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 25th April 1952:


    The trawler Norrard, one of the smaller vessels belonging to Messrs. Goodleigh Fisheries, has this week gone to the breakers' yard at Pill Point, bringing the total of trawlers scrapped during the past year to eight.

    She was preceded by the Phoebe, Ellesmere, Tresco, Lavenham, Framlingham, St.Vincent and Ocean Shield [sic].  All these vessels were seaworthy but had become uneconomical to run.



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