S.T. Inverspey FD421


Admiralty Number: 3788
Official Number: 142270
Yard Number: 113
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 280
Net Tonnage: 123
Length: 125 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Mackie & Baxter Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Geo. Brown & Co Ltd, Greenock


19.11.1918: Launched by Geo. Brown & Co Ltd, Greenock (Yd.No.113) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as WILLIAM GRIFFITHS.
21.2.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel. Registered at Greenock (GK20).
5.1919: Sold to A. Hardie, Cults, Aberdeenshire.
5.1919: Greenock registry closed.
12.5.1919: Renamed INVERSPEY (A158).
1919: Sold to Thomas Crimlis, Filey (managing owner).
6.12.1919: Aberdeen registry closed.
12.1919: Registered at Scarborough (SH173).
1921: Sold to The Pearl Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Scarborough (Benjamin Simpson Jn, Scarborough & Frank Crimlis, Filey, managers).
11.1922: Sold to Sun Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (James W. Armitage, manager).
11.1922: Scarborough registry closed.
23.11.1922: Registered at Fleetwood (FD421).
13.8.1923: In dense fog changing grounds, stranded on rocks off NW shore of Inishmore, Aran Islands, Galway Bay. Crew* took to boat and after over four hours fog lifted and with difficulty landed below the light at Eeragh Island. Total loss.
20.9.1923: Fleetwood registry closed.

(Wiliam Griffiths, AB (volunteer), age 32, b. Carnarvonshire, N. Wales – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB36))

(* Lawrence Turner, James George, J. Reynolds, James Goggle, Jack Tennant, T. Burnett, Abdullah Gun, W. Jefferson, S. Jinks, D. Morrison, R. Cross).

24/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.