As "Viking Hope" A 341 at Lerwick

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       Ben  Iver  GN 96            

Built 1913     Hall Russell & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen (Steel)
Yard No 538
Owner at New Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd,  North Shields   (John Hannel Irvin, Aberdeen manager)
ID no 133640
Launch Date 10.12.1913
Completed 01.1914
Gross Tons 197
Nett Tons 77
Engine 78 hp T.3-cyl by   Hall Russell & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen
Length 115.6ft
Breadth 22.1ft
Depth 13.6ft


02.01.1914 Registered at Aberdeen A.602
08.1914 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad No.94) based on the Tyne. 
25.08.1917 Sir John Hannel Irvin K.B.E. manager.
1919 Returned to Owner.
02.1920 Owned by Jack Breach Ltd,  Lowestoft (John V. Breach manager).
09.02.1920 Aberdeen registry closed.
11.02.1920 Registered at Lowestoft LT 788
1923 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin & Sons, Granton  Edinburgh (Robert D. Devlin & Thomas L. Devlin Jnr owner/managers)(£3000).
05.05.1923 Lowestoft registry closed.
09.05.1923 Registered at Granton GN 96. 
11.11.1926 After the death of Robert D. Devlin; Thomas L. Devlin Jnr owner/manager.
1935 Owned by John Walker,  Aberdeen (owner/manager).
1935 Granton registry closed.
11.09.1935 Registered at Aberdeen A.341
12.03.1941 Owned by George Robb & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (George Robb manager).
11.05.1942 Damaged by mine in position (59 39'N : 09 25'W) repaired and returned to service.


03.1960 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co)  for £2237.
30.03.1960 Arrived at Charlestown Fife.
20.05.1960 Aberdeen registry closed.
13.06.1960 Scrapped by Shipbreaking Industries Ltd at Charlestown  Fife.