S.T. River Ythan M51


Official Number: 118159
Yard Number: 388
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 161
Net Tonnage: 61
Length: 112.2 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 11.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


3.7.1905: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.388) for Thomas Devlin, Jnr, Trinity, Edinburgh (managing owner) as CHAMBERLAIN.
18.7.1905: Registered at Granton (GN19).
7.1905: Completed.
1910: Sold to Thomas L. Devlin, Trinity, Edinburgh (managing owner).
3.1917: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.3336). Based Larne.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Granton.
17.6.1919: Sold to John Inglis, Peebles (Thomas L. Devlin & Robert D. Devlin, managers).
12.10.1920: Stranded on rocks N of St. Abbs Head. Later refloated.
1923: Sold to Thomas L. Devlin & Robert D. Devlin, Leith (managing owners).
1929: Sold to Thomas L. Devlin & Son, Granton (Robert Devlin, manager).
5.2.1930: Sold to Adam Bros. Ltd, London (Thomas L. Adams, Aberdeen, manager).
9.6.1931: When some 50 miles off Aberdeen, in collision with drifter REPLENISH (BF530) which subsequently foundered. Crew picked up and landed at Aberdeen.
1932: Sold to Alexander King & Benjamin Allenby, Aberdeen (Alexander King, managing owner).
3.1932: Granton registry closed.
31.3.1932: Registered at Aberdeen (A188).
22.11.1932: Registered at Aberdeen as RIVER YTHAN (A188).
12.1939: Sold to John C. Llewellin, Hakin; Joseph L. Yolland, Milford Haven; John Yolland Jnr, Fleetwood & Thomas S. Yolland, Swansea (John C. Llewellin, Hakin, manager).
7.12.1939: Aberdeen registry closed.
15.12.1939: Registered at Milford (M51).
1940: On requisition list for war service but not taken up.
12.8.1940: Fishing the Small’s ground (Sk. W. Davies) in company with KERNEVAL (M62) (Sk. J. Cheyney) and JASMINE (M90) (Sk. Walter Perry) damaged by German aircraft attack 6 miles NW of Smalls Lighthouse. Injured *.
9.3.1941: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
26.10.1944: Sold to Loyal Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Albert W. Butt, manager).
15.12.1944: Missing since leaving Grimsby. Twelve crew lost.
9.3.1945: Milford registry closed.

(* Injured – Sk. Walter Perry and Bosun Fred McKay – ERMINE. Ch. Eng. George Turrell – KERNEVAL )

(Lost – Sk. E. A. Bray, A. E. Bacon, A. J. Bennett, H. Brightmore, F. Bullock, J. G. Foster, W. Gfug, C. F. Graves, H. L. Hunter, A. E. Miles, G. A. Smith, F. W. Sullivan.)

04/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.