Commissioner  GN 18                  

Built 1905   Hall Russell  & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen  (Steel)
Yard No 387
Owner at New Thomas L. Devlin,  Granton Edinburgh (owner/manager)
ID no 118158
Launch Date 03.07.1905
Completed 07.1905
Gross Tons 161
Nett Tons 61
Engine 66 hp    T.3-cyl by  Hall Russell  & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen
Length 112.1ft
Breadth 21.1ft
Depth 11.1ft
12.07.1905 Registered at Granton GN 18
27.11.1905 Together with S.T. "Conductor" GN 21 towed Italian vessel "Cecilia" to Leith Roads. The vessel had lost her rudder and signalled she was in distress 70 miles east off the Bass Rock. This took 24 hrs due to the severe weather and the warps off both vessels twice parting.
03.1917 Requisitioned and converted to Armed Patrol Vessel (Ad.No.1690) based at Granton.
1917 Converted to “Q” ship and rearmed.
1919 Returned to Owners
28.02.1919 Thomas L. Devlin deceased, (Robert D. Devlin & Thomas L. Devlin Jnr managers) (Company Trustees -Grace Darney Devlin ( his wife); John Inglis, Peebles; Alex Stewart ( R. C. Priest) St Mary's Cathedral House Edinburgh)).
17.06.1919 Mortgaged by Thomas L. Devlin (Trustees), Granton Edinburgh (A).
17.06.1919 Mortgagee: John Inglis, Peebles, Peeblesshire.
08.02.1923 Mortgage (A) discharged upon the death of John Inglis
05.07.1923 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin & Sons, Granton Edinburgh (Robert D. Devlin & Thomas L. Devlin Jnr owner/managers).
12.09.1925 Ran ashore North of the Herwit Rock, Inchkeith Firth of Forth. Refloated but with a badly leaking forepeak taken to Granton and beached for repair.
11.11.1926 Following the death of Robert D. Devlin; Thomas L. Devlin Jnr becomes owner/ manager.
11.11.1928 Owned by W. H. Dodds & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Edwin Dodds manager).
11.1929 Granton registry closed.
05.11.1929 Registered at Aberdeen A.67
02.1937 Sold as scrap.
09.02.1937 Aberdeen registry closed.
  Notes: - “Q” aliases: “Champion”, “Recorder” and “Roller”.
  Captain James Dunnet Thompson DSC helped sink a submarine in 1917 with this vessel.