Yard Number: 227

Renamed: SOUFFLEUR (Arcachon, France)

Engine: Steam by screw, triple expansion, 12" by 19 and a half" by 32" with 22" stroke, 62n.h.p., by W.V.V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge. 1SB boiler, 2pf furnaces with 1091 square foot heating area and 180ps.i.

The ABOYNE was a Steel Screw Steamer used for trawling. It came in at 197 gross tons, and 45 net. It measured 115.5' x 21,7' x 11.9'. The ABOYNE was launched in September 1901, for the Caledonian Steam Trawling Co. Ltd. Its engine was a triple x, 3 cylinder 62 NHP manufactured by W.V.V. Lidgerwood of Glasgow.
In 1903 its Marine Engineer was James Allan, who on the night of August the 18th/19th was murdered while the ship was in the fish market at Hamburg, Germany.

Owned in 1907 by Soc des Pecheries du Golfe de Gascogne, Arcachon and renamed SOUFFLEUR.
Owned in 1911 by Societe des Pecheries de la Grande Cote, Bordeaux after previous owners went bankrupt.
Requisitioned by the French Navy on 9/2/1915 as an auxiliary patrol vessel.
Returned to owners on 18/2/1918.
Owned in 1926 by A Delpon, Bordeaux.
Owned in 1938 by Soc Anon Des Pecheries Cameleyre Freres, Arcachon.

Not listed as of 1947 Lloyd's Register. Possibly lost during WWII.

Aberdeen Press & Journal, 17/7/1901
Launch of a Trawler - There was launched yesterday from the shipbuilding yard of Messrs. John Duthie, Sons, and Company, Footdee, a finely modelled steam trawler, built to the order of the Caledonian Steam Trawling Company, Limited, Aberdeen. The dimensions of the vessel are: Length, 125 feet; breadth, 21 feet 6 inches; and depth, 12 feet 6 inches. The vessel had a gross tonnage of 200, and she will be fitted with triple expansion engines by Messrs. Lidgerwood and Company, engineers, Coatbridge. The launch was very successful, and as the trawler left the ways she was christened the ABOYNE by Mrs Turner, wife of Capt. Turner, who will command the vessel. After the launch the company adjourned to the office of Messrs Duthie, where a cake and wine banquet took place, and a few toasts were pledged.
Caledonian S T Co Ltd, Aberdeen, A183
length 115.5' x breadth 21.7' x depth 11.9'
gross tonnage 197 tons

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