Taking on boxes at the Middle Pier Granton

© Reproduced with acknowledgement  Buccleugh Estatates (Granton Harbour Handbook)

John Watterston  GW 1

Built 1913   Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen as "Princess Royal"   (Steel)
Yard No 485
Owner at New Dodds Steam Fishing Co Ltd,  North Shields ( W. H. Dodds  manager )
ID no 133307
Launch Date 20.02.1913
Completed 03.1913
Gross Tons 213
Nett Tons 79
Engine 56 hp T.3-cyl by Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen
Length 117.2ft
Breadth 22.5ft
Depth 13ft
14.03.1913 Registered at North Shields  SN 209 
09.1914 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad No 518) and based on the Tyne
02.1915 Renamed “PRINCESS ROYAL II”
1919 Returned to Owners reverted to "Princess Royal"
1930 John A. Lewis Aberdeen appointed manager
31.12.1935 Arrived at North Shields from the fishing grounds with her galley funnel broken and her small boat washed away after being struck on the port side by a huge wave.
1940 Owned by John  S. Boyle Ltd,  Glasgow    (Richard Allan manager)
02.05.1940 North Shields registry closed.
05.1940 Renamed "JOHN WATTERSTON"
05.1940 Registered at Glasgow GW 1
26.01.1952 At Edinburgh Sheriff Court William Sutherland of Wilkie Place Leith & Patrick McIntyre of North Fort Street Leith fined £12 for wilfully disobeying orders after a deckhand had been asked to take over the duties of a sick cook. The skipper decided to return to port ofter they refused to carry out duties in story weather.
1957 Sold as scrap.