S.T. William Allan A165

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm


Official Number: 144007
Yard Number: 559
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 203.36
Net Tonnage: 87.34
Length: 115.3 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 11.8 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


1914: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.559) for The Silver City Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen as WILLIAM ALLAN.
11.1914: Completed.
11.11.1914: Registered at Aberdeen (A165). John W. Allan designated manager.
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad. No.719).
1915: John W. Johnstone designated manager. Based Aegean Sea.
1919: Returned to owner at Aberdeen.
1922: Horace H. Girdlestone designated manager.
1925: Robert Sutherland designated manager.
1928: Sold to Sarah Mutch Johnstone, Peter Alexander Johnstone and John William Johnstone (64/64 joint owners), Aberdeen. John William Johnstone managing owner.
2.12.1930: Sold to Peter & J. Johnstone Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen. Peter A. Johnstone designated manager.
1932: John W. Johnstone appointed manager.
13.10.1942: Sold to Wellvale Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager.
20.5.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 409 kits – hake-15, cod/codling-360, whiting-9, ling/coley-9, roker-15. dogs-1.
17.8.1944: Sold to Transvaal Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. J. N. Ward & Son Ltd managers.
20.9.1954: Sold to Iver Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen. John Walker designated manager.
9.11.1954: Registered at Aberdeen as SYLVERDYKE (A165) (MoT & CA minute RSS 8/1/0281 dated 28.10.1954.
1956: Sold to BISCO and allocated to G. & W. Brunton, Grangemouth for breaking up.
6.9.1956: Arrived Grangemouth from Aberdeen under own power.
17.12.1955: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up. Advice received from Owner and Shipbreaker. “

08/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
06/01/2017: Information updated.
12/03/2020: Information updated.