S.T. Bracondene A615


Official Number: 137188
Yard Number: 510
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 235
Net Tonnage: 89
Length: 121.0 ft
Breadth: 22.6 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


3.2.1916: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.510) for The Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as BRACONDENE.
2.1916: Completed (John S. Doeg, manager).
6.3.1916: Registered at Aberdeen (A615). Requisitioned from the builders and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.3261). Based Kingstown.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Aberdeen.
29.1.1920: Sold to Sidney Allen & Woodford Elles-Hill, London.
6.10.1920: Sold to Sam Robford Co Ltd, London (Keith R. Hoare, London, manager).
12.5.1924: Arrived Aberdeen having lost man overboard.
1926: Transferred to Fleetwood.
17.11.1927: Sold to William Alexander Mackie, Aberdeen (managing owner).
1934: Sold to Bracken Steam Trawling Co (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen (William A. Leith, manager).
30.11.1937: Sold to Alexander Bruce, Aberdeen. 3.4.1940: Picked up crew of steam trawler GORSPEN (A376) from boat having abandoned the ship before she foundered after being bombed by enemy aircraft while fishing 31 miles NE of Out Skerries, Shetland Isles.
8.8.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1812) (Hire rate £66.11.8d/month).
8.1946: Returned to owner.
1959: Owners became the Executors of the late Alexander Bruce, Aberdeen (A. C. Bruce).
9.9.1959: Sold to John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen.
1959: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Malcolm Brechin, Granton for breaking up.
5.3.1960: Arrived Granton from Aberdeen under own power.
26.5.1960: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up”.

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S.T. Bracondene A615

S.T. Bracondene A615
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S.T. Bracondene A615

S.T. Bracondene A615
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19/05/2009 Page published. 5 revisions since then.
29/10/2014: Picture added.
10/02/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
23/09/2019: Updated information.