Elcho GN 68                 

Built 1908  Hawthorns & Co Ltd,  Leith Edinburgh (Steel)
Yard No 119
Owner at New General Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Granton  Edinburgh (James Caw manager).
ID no 122986
Launch Date 12.08.1908
Completed 09.1908
Gross Tons 155
Nett Tons 59
Engine 53 hp   T.3-cyl by Hawthorns & Co Ltd,  Leith Edinburgh
Length 105.4ft
Breadth 21.6ft
Depth 10.5ft
27.08.1908 Ran trial trip in Firth of Forth.
29.08.1908 Registered at Granton GN 68
23.09.1908 In collision with unknown steamer in dense fog 14 miles ESE from Bass Rock. Sustained damage to starboard quarter.
1914 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper.
23.12.1916 Peter Wilson, (49) Aberdeen (Engineman) died of illness.
1919 Returned to Owners
1919 Adam E. Noble appointed manager.
Undated Owned by Dow & Lyle, Newhaven Edinburgh
1926 Owned by John S. Ireland, Leith Edinburgh (Kinnear & Co Ltd, North Shields managers).
1928 Owned by David A.  Melrose, North Shields (owner/manager)
05.09.1935 Collided with and sank steam drifter "Lord Lovat" 16 miles off Tynemouth in pitch darkness while fishing. Two of the drifters crew were lost, Harold Barber & Michael Buck from Lowestoft, seven others rescued.
1940 Owned by T. A.  Melrose & Sons Ltd,  North Shields.