S.T. Ben Rossal – A176

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Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm


Official Number: 127137
Yard Number: 295
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 299
Net Tonnage: 114
Length: 130.4 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by Clyne, Mitchell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


24.10.1907: Launched by John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.295) for Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, North Shields as BEN ROSSAL.
3.12.1907: Registered at Aberdeen (A176).
12.1907: Completed.
23.12.1907: Landed at Aberdeen.
17.1.1908: Landed at Aberdeen.
16.3.1908: At Aberdeen landed from an Iceland trip 1150 boxes 150 score.
13.4.1908: At Aberdeen landed 800 boxes 160 score.
16.1.1909: When outwards from Fleetwood in very rough weather grounded on the Steep Breast in the Wyre Channel. Got off on the following tide with the aid of a tug.
15.4.1909: At Aberdeen one of eleven trawlers landing, seven German, one French and two local boats, the average landing being 70 tons and £290 gross. From Iceland landed 120tons 4cwts, easily the best catch and a record weight, exceeding £459 gross (this statement was later challenged.).
19??: Remeasured 273g 105n.
12.1910: Sold to Sociedad Aurora de Pesca Ltda, Lisbon, Portugal.
29.12.1910: Aberdeen registry closed.
1911: Registered at Lisbon as MARIA LEONOR.
By 1925: Owned by Compania Portuguesa de Pesca, Lisbon.
21.8.1941: At Lisbon landed thirteen survivors from the British motor tanker HORN SHELL (8972grt/1931) (Capt A. McDougall), Britain for Mexico, torpedoed on 28th July by the Italian submarine BARBARIGO and sank SE of the Azores. The survivors had been in an open boat for fifteen days.
1967: Believed sold for breaking up.

21/12/2021: Page published.