As A 605 at Lerwick

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Shetland Museum & Archives

              Bilsdean  GN 15                   

Built 1917      Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd,  Aberdeen  as "Sarrail"  (Steel)
   
Yard No 531
   
Owner at New  John Edward Rushworth, William Henry Bellamy, Joseph Davison, William Upham Carlile Westaby, Grimsby (John Edward Rushworth owner/manager).
   
ID no 139954
   
Launch Date 06.1917
   
Completed 06.1917
   
Gross Tons 255
   
Nett Tons 101
   
Engine 82 hp     T.3-cyl by Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd,  Aberdeen
   
Length 120.2ft
   
Breadth 22.5ft
   
Depth 12.1ft
Owners

 

12.07.1917 Registered at Grimsby GY 1071.
07.1917 Requisitioned from the builders and converted to minesweeper (Ad.No.3050) based at Malta.
13.07.1917 Mortgaged by John Edward Rushworth, William Henry Bellamy, Joseph Davison, William Upham Carlile Westaby, Grimsby (A).
13.07.1917 Mortgagee: Barclays Bank Ltd, London (secure account & interest).
06.11.1917 Mortgage (A) dischaged.
06.11.1917 Bill of Sale: Owned by Yarborough Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
08.11.1917 John Edward Rushworth, Gimsby appointed manager.
08.11.1917 Mortgaged by Yarborough Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (B).
08.11.1917 Mortgagee: Barclays Bank Ltd, London (secure account & interest).
05.03.1918 Mortgage (B) discharged.
08.03.1918 Bill of Sale: Owned by Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
11.03.1918 William Richard Nowell appointed manager.
01.07.1918 Sailed Devonport for Falmouth.
06.07.1918 Sailed Falmouth escorting Convoy O.F.42 to Mediterranean.
21.08.1918 Grimsby registry closed.
22.08.1918 Registered at Hull H 730.
03.12.1918 Owned by Ernest Taylor, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager). 
Post 12.03.1919 Returned to Owners ay Grimsby.
04.1920 Owned by A Jonkheere/Ernest Taylor Thornton, Fleetwood    (Joseph A. Taylor manager).
03.05.1920 Hull registry closed.
07.05.1920 Registered at Fleetwood FD 373.
1925 Owned by Mrs I. G.  Skoyles,  Pitfodels  Aberdeenshire  (Harry A. Skoyles manager)
23.01.1925 Fleetwood registry closed.
27.01.1925 Registered at Aberdeen A.77.
1926 Re-measured 242g/95n
1926 Owned by Pesquera Vasco Gallega Soc Ltda, Cadiz Spain.
16.04.1926 Aberdeen registry closed.
1926 Renamed  "AROSA".
1926 Registered at Vigo.
1929 Owned by Archibald  Glen Brown, Granton Edinburgh (owner/manager).
1930 Vigo registry closed.
1930 Renamed  "BILSDEAN".
1930 Registered at Granton GN 15.
1930 Tonnage reverted to 254.8g/100.9n.
27.02.1940 Attacked by German aircraft in North Sea,  no damage to ship.
28.02.1940 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (P.No.FY.503) (Hire rate 70.11s.8d/month).
1944 Owned by Miss Jemima  Porter,  Aberdeen  (James Porter manager).
01.11.1945 Returned to Owners.
01.11.1945 Granton registry closed.
01.11.1945 Registered at Aberdeen A.605.
1960 Sold as scrap to J. Cameron, Peterhead.
17.10.1960 Resold as scrap to Jacques Bakker & Sons at Bruges Belgium.
27.10.1960 Arrived at Bruges.
10.1960 Scrapped by  Jacques Bakker & Sons at Bruges Belgium.
03.11.1960 Aberdeen registry closed.