Defender LH 96

Built 1899    Gourlay Bros Ltd, Dundee (Steel)
Yard No 189
Owner at New Dundee Steam Trawling Co Ltd,  Dundee (William High manager)
ID no 110981
Launch Date 25.03.1899
Completed 1899
Gross Tons 128
Nett Tons 28
Engine 57 hp   T.3-cyl by Gourlay Bros Ltd, Dundee
Length 100ft
Breadth 20.1ft
Depth 7.9ft
04.05.1899 Registered at Dundee DE 112
17.09.1901 At Stonehaven Sheriff Court, Skipper Peter Thomson fined 20 or 21 days imprisonment for illegally fishing within the limit on 28th & 29th Aug; all trawl gear was also confiscated
1912 Owned by Leith Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Leith Edinburgh (Thomas Harrison Scales manager)
18.11.1916 Broke loose from moorings at Newhaven during gale and driven onto beach at McKelvie Parade approx 1mile away to the west, later refloated.
1917 Owned by Thomas Harrison Scales Jnr, Leith Edinburgh (Thomas Harrison Scales Snr manager)
29.05.1917 Requisitioned as a Fishery Patrol Vessel
1917 Dundee registry closed.
1917 Registered at Leith LH 96
1919 Returned to Owners
1919 Owned by Newton, Sons & Co Ltd,  Sunderland (John S. Newton manager)
10.12.1920 Towed 3 masted Dutch schooner "Verona" to Granton. Schooner was found abandoned 60 miles ESE from Dunbar. Schooner had sailed from Leith on 23rd November with a cargo of coal bound for Drammen Norway. Vessel was found to have lost her rudder. It is presumed that the rudder was damaged during a severe storm the previous week.
1922 Leith registry closed.
1922 Registered at Sunderland SD 176
24.03.1922 Rescued crew of S.T. "Standard" GN 87 which had foundered 60 miles east of May Island. Crew of nine took to the small boat all landed safely in Leith.
1928 Owned by N.V. Stoomviss Maats "De Vier"  Ijmuiden Holland (L Vriend manager)
1928 Sunderland registry closed.
1928 Renamed "EMERALD".
1928 Registered at Ijmuiden
1936 Scrapped