From a family painting

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to George Brown

    Homefinder  LH 282

Built 1920      Crichton  Thompson,  King’s Lynn, Norfolk as "Morn"  (Steel)
Yard No  
Owner at New Admiralty
ID no 145549
Launch Date 1920
Completed 17.03.1921 as a fishing vessel
Gross Tons 97
Nett Tons 41
Engine 42 hp  T.3-cyl by A. Dodman & Co Ltd, King’s Lynn Norfolk
Length 86.4ft
Breadth 18.5ft
Depth 10.3ft


1921 Sold to the Mercantile
1921 Owned by Thomas H. Scales Snr, Newhaven, Edinburgh.
1921 Renamed "HOMEFINDER"
1921 Registered at Leith LH 282
1926 Owned by Cecilia Thomson ,Buckhaven,  A. Reid & I. Barclay, Anstruther Fife  
1926 Leith registry closed.
1926 Renamed "BENE VERTAT"
1926 Registered at Kirkcaldy KY 20.
1937 Owned by R. Marr, St. Monans Fife.
1937 Renamed "DEFENSOR"
1937 Registered at Kirkcaldy KY 208.
1940 Requisitioned for Harbour Services based at Rosyth.
01.1946 Returned to Owners
Pre1947 Owned by Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (M. Walker manager)
Post1949 Owned by T & W. M.  Stephen, Peterhead
Post1949 Kirkcaldy registry closed.
Post1949 Registered at Peterhead PD 185
31.07.1954 Scrapped in Belgium