As Conquistador GN 1 in Lerwick 1961

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Shetland Museum & Archives

 Grace Paton  GW 12

Built 1930  Alexander Hall & Sons  Ltd,  Aberdeen as "Pitstruan" (Steel)
   
Yard No 621
   
Owner at New Great Western Fishing Co Ltd,  Aberdeen  ( John Doeg manager )
   
ID no 148968
   
Launch Date 18.12.1929
   
Completed 01.1930
   
Gross Tons 211
   
Nett Tons 105
   
Engine 63 hp  T.3-cyl  by Alexander Hall & Sons  Ltd,  Aberdeen
   
Length 123.4ft
Breadth 23.1ft
   
Depth 12.1ft
   
Owners  
15.01.1930 Registered at Aberdeen A.86.
05.1940 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (P. No. FY.1791) joined 155th minesweeping group based at Swansea.
14.04.1941 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Trawling Co Ltd, (Aberdeen)  (Basil Arthur Parkes manager).
04.1944 Fitted out as a smoke making trawler and assigned to Operation Neptune Normandy landings.
06.06.1944 Arrived Mulberry A  from Yarmouth with Group A1. Employed smoke making with replenishment at Portland.
03.07.1944 Operation Mulberry ended, converted to an ESSO (Fuel carrier).
11.1944 Returned to Owners.
24.07.1945 Owned by Ardrossan Trawling Co Ltd, Glasgow  (Walter K. Paton Ltd managers).
05.04.1946 Aberdeen registry closed.
1946 Renamed "GRACE PATON"
1946 Registered at Glasgow GW 12.
1958 Owned Thomas L Devlin & Sons Ltd,  Granton Edinburgh.
1958 Glasgow registry closed
1958 Renamed  "CONQUISTADOR"
1958 Registered at Granton GN 1
12.1961 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co) for 2532.
20.12.1961 Arrived at Charlestown, Fife.
12.02.1962 Scrapped by Shipbreaking Industries Ltd at Charlestown, Fife.