Amethyst GN 11

Built 1870     J & R. Swan & Sons, Maryhill Glasgow (Kelvindale Slip) (Iron)
Yard No  
Owner at New William Robertson & Co, Glasgow
ID no 63788 
Launch Date 08.08.1870
Completed 10.1870
Gross Tons 113
Nett Tons 56
Engine 21 hp C.2-cyl by Canal Basin Foundry, Glasgow
Length 100ft
Breadth 18.6ft
Depth 8.5ft
04.10.1870 Registered at Glasgow
1882 Owned by General Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Granton Edinburgh  (John Scott manager)
1882 Converted to Trawler
1882 Glasgow registry closed.
12.04.1882 Registered at Granton GN 11
28.12.1882 Struck amidships by S. T "Douglas" GN 14 while sheltering from a storm to the east of Inchkeith, Firth of Forth causing serious damage to several plates, vessel returned to Granton and was placed on the patent slip for repair.
02.03.1883 Skipper J. Gravells, ran ashore during dense fog & wrecked on May Island Firth of Forth.
04.03.1883 An attempt to refloat the vessel using the steam tug "Tartar" of Leith was to no avail. "Tartar" returned to Leith with 36 boxes of fish from hold plus all fishing gear.
06.03.1883 An attempt at salvage was made by the steam tug "Perthshire" but was abandoned owing to the adverse weather, vessel reported to be breaking up. Vessel inspected by Mr Armit (East Coast Salvage Co) and declared a Total Loss.
12.05.1883 Wreck put up for auction (where she lies) at the Assembly Rooms Leith, Edinburgh. Acquired by Barclay & Sons, North Shields (Divers & Contractors) for 5.

(First Granton registered trawler shown in Registration Book)