S.T. Leith N.B. FD323


Official Number: 137631
Yard Number: 556
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 87
Length: 115.5 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


27.8.1914: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.556) for David Dow, Newhaven, Edinburgh & William Carnie, Granton (64/64 joint owners) as LEITH N.B.
10.1914: Completed William Carnie designated managing owner.
10.10.1914: Registered at Granton (GN22).
12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.469).
1918: Sold to David Dowe, Newhaven, Edinburgh. Thomas Y. Carnie appointed manager. Based Granton.
1918: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood (64/64 joint owners). Ernest Taylor designated managing owner.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
15.7.1919: Granton registry closed.
18.7.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD323).
18.9.1919: Sold to William Flockhart, Jnr, John Brown Flockhart & June Flockhart, Leith (64/64 joint owners). Alexander Flockhart appointed manager.
16.2.1920: Sold to Mrs Grace D. Devlin, John Inglis & Alexander Stewart (64/64 joint owners) c/o Thomas L. Devlin, Granton.
16.2.1920: Fleetwood registry closed.
17.2.1920: Registered at Granton (GN26). Thomas L. Devlin & Robert D. Devlin appointed joint managers.
31.12.1923: Transferred to Thomas L. Devlin & Robert D. Devlin, Leith (64/64 joint managing owners) trading as Thomas L. Devlin & Sons.
11.11.1926: Following the death of Robert D. Devlin, Thomas Leishman Devlin acquired all shares (64/64) and continued to trade as Thomas L. Devlin & Sons.
1935: Sold to Alexander King (64/64), Aberdeen.
12.1935: Granton registry closed.
14.12.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A389).
26.2.1941: Sold to Charlotte Morrice or King, Aberdeen.
21.12.1945: Fishing in calm weather 27 miles W by N of Noup Head, Westray, Orkney Islands, on hauling after trawl door stove in plate and engine room started to flood. With wireless broken down sounded siren but with no vessels in the vicinity crew of eleven* took to boat and stood off as vessel foundered. Shortly after trawler BEN GLAS (SN336) arrived on scene and took survivors onboard, subsequently landing them at Kirkwall.
29.12.1945: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel foundered on 21st December 1945 …”.

Survivors* – Sk. Alexander King; Joseph Greig, Mate; George Noble, Ch Eng; A. Raeburn, 2nd Eng; R, Sim, G. Murdoch, J. Murray, G. Ross, James Crockwell, W. Twidale, R. Stockless.

25/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
06/04/2021: Updated history.