As George Bligh LO 309

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Johnleif Jenson Faeroe Islands

Inchkenneth GN 26

Built 1917    Cochrane & Sons Ltd,  Selby as "George Bligh"   (Steel)
   
Yard No 802
   
Owner at New Admiralty   (Ad.No.2542)
   
ID no 144324
   
Launch Date 24.03.1917
   
Completed 07.1917
   
Gross Tons 324
   
Nett Tons 182
   
Engine 87 hp      T.3-cyl by Campbell Gas Engine Co Ltd, Halifax
   
Length 138.5ft
   
Breadth 23.7ft
   
Depth 12.8ft
   
Owners  
1920 Sold to the Mercantile.
1920 Owned by Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, London and converted for Fishery Research work. Draught to deep for inshore work so her lifeboat was converted to carry out this work.
03.02.1920 Registered at London LO 309
1921 Sailed on maiden voyage to open up new plaice fishing grounds between Scotland & Iceland. (George Bligh Bank named after this ship)
1930 Laid up for five months due to a lack of funds
10.06.1931 Re-Registered at London.
1935 Deployed at Iceland to assist the Danish Fisheries researchers.
09.1939 Requisitioned and converted to Boom Defence Vessel (P.No.Z.178)
23.05.1944 Skipper Thomas Taylor Ritchie (31) Anstruther Fife killed during a Luftwaffe air raid over Dover.
12.1945 Returned to Owners
1947 Owned by Inch Fishing Co Ltd,  Granton Edinburgh.
1947 London registry closed.
1947 Renamed "INCHKENNETH".
1947 Registered at Granton  GN 26.
11.1954 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co) for 2400.
13.11.1954 Arrived at Charlestown, Fife
 11.1954 Scrapped by Shipbreaking Industries Ltd at Charlestown, Fife