ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BETSY SLATER
Construction
STEEL
Type
STEAM HERRING DRIFTER
Date
1911
Official Number
127336
Description
BETSY SLATER, BF390
Yard Number: 357
Date of Build/Launch: June 1911

Compound 2 cylinder engine by J. Abernethy & Co., Aberdeen, 28 H.P.

1913: Mercantile Marine List gives Managing Owner as John M. Slater, 78 Portknockie, Banffshire.
1915-1919: Requisitioned for War Service (Pennant No. 2408) as an anti-submarine net vessel/minesweeper, fitted with a 6-pounder gun.
1916: Managing Owner John M. Slater, 78 Portknockie, Banffshire.
1920: Part sold to F. W. Slater and D. & J. Mair, Portknockie.
1923: Mercantile Navy List gives Managing Owner as Francis W. Slater, 317 Portknockie, Banffshire.
1924: Part sold to F. W. Slater and J. Innes, Portknockie.
1940-1945: Requisitioned for War Service as a barrage balloon vessel.
1945: Sold to J. C. Wood, Aberdeen but retained Banff Registry.
1949: Mercantile Navy List gives Owner as Dr J. C. Wood, Cullen, Banffshire and Managed by W. Wood, Aberdeen.
May 4 1951: Sold for scrap and broken up at Charlestown, Fife.

With acknowledgement to Mr J. Reid 'Steam Drifters Recalled'.
Owner
F & G M Slater, Portknockie
Shipbuilder
DUTHIE TORRY
Dimensions
length 81.3' x breadth 18' x depth 8.7'
gross tonnage 84 tons

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