As "George Paton" steaming down the Forth

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the George Mole & his father Robert L. Mole, Edinburgh

Fernelea GN 103 

Built 1919    R.  Williamson  & Sons,   Workington as "George Castle"    (Steel)
Yard No 236
Owner at New Admiralty    (Ad No 4482)
ID no 140798
Launch Date 12.06.1919
Completed 25.08.1919 as a fishing vessel
Gross Tons 204
Nett Tons 84
Engines 75 hp   T.3-cyl  W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Length 115.2ft
Breadth 22.1ft
Depth 12.2ft


11.1919 Sold to the Mercantile.
11.1919 Owned by Beacon Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby .
22.11.1919 Registered at Grimsby GY 583.
22.11.1919 William Francis Goodwin appointed manager.
23.12.1919 Mortgaged by Beacon Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (A).
23.12.1919 Mortgagee: London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (secure account & Interest).
08.05.1925 Renamed "LORD TENNYSON" 
30.07.1928 Mortgage (A) discharged.
31.07.1928 Bill of Sale: Owned by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby .
04.08.1928 Sir John Denton Marsden, Bart appointed manager.
17.10.1928 Bill of Sale: Owned by Archibald Glen Brown, Granton Edinburgh (owner/manager).
17.10.1928 Grimsby registry closed.
22.10.1928 Registered at Granton GN 103
1928 Renamed "FERNELEA"
1930 Owned by George Gallie Paton, Glasgow (owner/manager)
1930 Renamed "RIVER ANNAN"
11.1939 Requisitioned and converted to Boom Gate Vessel (P No Z.160) based at Granton.
23.04.1942 George Gallie Paton deceased.
1942 Walter Kelso Paton appointed manager.
1942 Owned by Ardrossan Trawling Co Ltd,  Glasgow (Walter K. Paton Ltd, Glasgow, managers) 
11.1945 Returned to Owners
1946 Renamed  "GEORGE PATON"
1946 Granton registry closed.
1946 Registered at Glasgow GW 17
1948 Owned by Richard Fenton, Dundee (owner/manager) 
1948 Glasgow registry closed
1948 Renamed "FRASER FENTON"
1948 Registered at Dundee DE 23
1952 Owned by Craig Stores Ltd, Aberdeen (George Craig, manager)
1952 Dundee registry closed
1952 Renamed "BRIARBURN"
1952 Registered at Aberdeen A.7
1959 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co)
11.1959 Scrapped by James A. White at St David's on Forth