S.T. Strathmartin A79


Official Number: 137151
Yard Number: 541
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 210
Net Tonnage: 90.41
Length: 115.50 ft
Breadth: 22.10 ft
Depth: 12.15 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


27.5.1914: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.541) for Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as STRATHMARTIN.
7.1914: Completed. John Brown designated manager.
30.7.1914: Registered at Aberdeen (A79).
4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1573). Based Larne.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Aberdeen.
1938: W. Rhind appointed manager.
8.4.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol duties (Hire rate £56.0.0d/month).
9.4.1940: Returned to owner.
17.12.1942: Sold to The Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen. Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys designated manager. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
28.4.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 403 kits – hake-20, cod/codling-18, ling/coley-359, roker-3, dogs-3.
29.3.1944: Requisitioned for war service as a smoke making trawler assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings (Hire rate £56.0.0d/month).
9.6.1944: Arrived Mulberry A from Yarmouth with Group A1. Employed smoke making with replenishment at Portland.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended. Fitted out as a fuel carrier (Esso).
30.9.1944: Returned to owner.
19.12.1944: Sold to David Wood, Aberdeen.
4.2.1946: Sold to David Wood (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen. David Wood designated manager.
21.3.1956: Sold to Alexander Flett, Alexander Bruce Jnr, George Craig, Gordon Peterson, Alexander Bruce Snr, Robert Carson Wilkie, David Wood, Rachel Grayson Knowles, Aberdeen & James Flett, Findochty.
18.7.1956: Sold to Bruce’s Stores (Aberdeen) Ltd.
7.12.1956: Sold to North Eastern Fisheries Ltd, Aberdeen. John A. Lewis, designated manager.
1960: Sold to BISCO (£2,415) and allocated to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd for breaking up at Charlestown, Fife (Contract No.92E).
17.12.1960: Delivered Charlestown from Aberdeen under own power.
17.2.1961: Breaking up commenced.
11.1.1962: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up.”Advice received from beneficial owner and shipbreaker.”

07/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
06/08/2021: Updated history and technical details.