S.T. Braconhill A138


Admiralty Number: 4422
Official Number: 139805
Yard Number: 649
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 88
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


30.1.1919: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.649) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as WILLIAM BENTLEY (Ad.No.4422).
1919: Sold to The Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (John S. Doeg, manager)
1.3.1919: Completed as BRACONHILL.
14.3.1919: Registered at Aberdeen (A138).
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). Transferred to Fleetwood.
23.6.1928: Sold to Arthur Ogg, Aberdeen (Richard W. Lewis & Sons Ltd, managers).
Pre 1930: Delete managers.
14.3.1934: Sold to Bracken Steam Trawling Co (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen (William A. Leith, manager).
1936: Sold to G. R. Wood, Aberdeen.
1937: Sold to G. Wood (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen (G. R. Wood, manager).
27.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Hire rate £63.8.9d/month).
12.2.1940: Returned to owner.
16.8.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No. ) (Hire rate £63.8.9d/month).
25.2.1942: Sold to G. R. Purdy Trawlers Ltd, North Shields (George R. Purdy, manager).
6.1945: Surveyed and restored at Newcastle.
2.7.1945: Returned to owner.
22.1.1947: Registered at Aberdeen as AGNES PURDY (A138) (BoT Minute RG No.1641/1946 dated 14.12.1946).
14.11.1957: Sold to W. H. Dodds & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (A. W. King, manager).
6.12.1957: Registered at Aberdeen as PHALAROPE (A138).
1961: Sold to Dutch shipbreakers for breaking up.
2.8.1961: Aberdeen registry closed.

20/05/2012: Page published. 4 updates since then.
30/09/2019: Updated information.