Off Lerwick

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Shetland Museum & Archives

         Coriolanus GN 40                      

Built 1917    Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd,   Aberdeen as "Urie"  (Steel)
Yard No 529
Owner at New Richard Watson Lewis,  Aberdeen (owner/manager)
ID no 139797
Launch Date 1917
Completed 04.1917
Gross Tons 226
Nett Tons 87
Engine 71 hp    T.3-cyl by Alexander Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Length 121ft
Breadth 22.2ft
Depth 12.1ft
23.04.1917 Registered at Aberdeen A.754
05.1917 Requisitioned and converted for Armed Escort Duties (Ad.No.1267) based at Harwich.
1919 Returned to Owners
06.05.1919 Owned by Scarisbrick Steam Trawlers (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood  (Joseph A. Taylor manager)
06.05.1919 Aberdeen registry closed.
08.05.1919 Registered at Fleetwood FD 163.
1924 Owned by Sam Robford & Co Ltd,  London  (Keith R. Hoare, Aberdeen manager)
27.10.1924 Fleetwood registry closed.
05.11.1924 Registered at Aberdeen A.62
28.01.1927 Owned by William Alexander Mackie,  Aberdeen  (owner/manager)
14.10.1932 Owned by Andrew Lewis, Aberdeen (owner/manager).
26.01.1933 Owned by North East Fisheries Ltd, Aberdeen (Andrew Lewis manager).
30.09.1933 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin & Sons, Granton Edinburgh (Thomas L. Devlin Jnr manager)
30.09.1933 Aberdeen registry closed.
10.1933 Renamed "CORIOLANUS"
10.1933 Registered at Granton GN 40.
08.1940 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (P.No.FY.1948) (Hire rate 65.18.4d/month).    and later deployed on Dan Laying duties.
12.1940 Renamed "CRAFTSMEN"
1942 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin & Sons Ltd, Granton Edinburgh.
03.1944 Deployed on Dan Laying duties.
10.1944 Returned to Owners and reverted to "Coriolanus"
31.03.1948 Sprang a leak in engine room during severe gale 200 miles off Aberdeen.
1951 Owned by John S. Wells, Edinburgh (Thomas L. Devlin & Sons Ltd managers)
1960 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co).  
04.1960 Scrapped by G & W Brunton at  Grangemouth
1960 Granton registry closed.