Copyright 2010 Barry Banham for FMHT.
Additional information courtesy of Laura Powell
Yard Number: 416
Gross Tonnage: 99
Net Tonnage: 34
Length: 87.5 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 10.4 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Boiler: A. W. Dalglish, Pollockshaws
Built: Mackie & Thomson Ltd, Govan
15.8.1911: Launched by Mackie & Thomson Ltd, Govan (Yd.No.416) for J. Archibald, Buckie & J. Reid, Portgordon & others as DARDA.
31.8.1911: Registered at Buckie (BCK99). John Reid designated managing owner.
9.1913: Embarked Buckie Thistle football team for passage across Moray Firth to play Wick Academy in a Highland League game; the passage took 41/2 hours each way.
7.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence drifter. Based Scapa.
Post 12.3.1919: Required for minesweeping post war. Returned to owner at Buckie (John Reid, Portgordon).
30.10.1925: At Yarmouth landed 180 crans of herring.
Pre 1937: Sold to John Reid, Portgordon & George Bruce, Buckie. John Reid designated managing owner.
Pre 1939: George Bruce designated managing owner.
30.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service on port duties/miscellaneous Naval duties (Hire rate £25.10.0d/month).
12.1941: Employed on port duties. John Reid designated managing owner.
1946 : Returned to owner.
10.1946: Sold to Bloomfields Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth.
10.1946: Buckie registry closed.
19.10.1946: Registered at Yarmouth (YH151). Cecil Mayo designated manager.
16.6.1947: Registered at Yarmouth as OCEAN VETERAN (YH151).
1946 – 1950s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood and Padstow.
8.10.1948: At Yarmouth landed 130 crans of herring.
4.10.1949: At Yarmouth landed 130 crans of herring.
12.10.1949: At Yarmouth landed 130 crans of herring.
18.7.1954: Sold to Kings & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth for breaking up.
11.9.1954: Yarmouth registry closed.
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30/05/2010: Page published. 5 updates since then.
20/11/2011: Added information and removed FMHT watermark.