Crew photo

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mike Ashwin (proud grandson of Alexander Monro 2nd from right)


Leith NB  GN 22/GN 26

( NB = North Britain )

Built 1914    Hall Russell & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen  (Steel)
Yard No 556
Owner at New David Dow & William Carnie,  Granton Edinburgh (William Carnie owner/manager)
ID no 137631
Launch Date 27.08.1914
Completed 10.1914
Gross Tons 203
Nett Tons 87
Engine 76 hp    T.3-Cyl  Hall Russell & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen
Length 11.55ft
Breadth 22.1ft
Depth 13.8ft
10.10.1914 Registered at Granton GN 22
12.1914 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad No.469) based at Granton.
1917 Owned by David Dow, Newhaven Edinburgh (Thomas Y. Carnie manager)
1918 Owned by Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth,  Fleetwood (Ernest Taylor owner/manager).
Pre12.03.1919 Returned to Owners.
15.07.1919 Granton registry closed.
18.07.1919 Registered at Fleetwood  FD 323
18.09.1919 Owned by William Flockhart, Jnr, John Brown Flockhart & June Flockhart, Leith Edinburgh (Alexander Flockhart manager).
16.02.1920 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin, Granton Edinburgh (Robert D. Devlin & Thomas L. Devlin Jnr managers) (Company Trustees -Grace Darney Devlin ( his wife); John Inglis, Peebles.  Alex Stewart ( R. C. Priest) St Mary's Cathedral House, Edinburgh)).
16.02.1920 Fleetwood registry closed.
17.02.1920 Registered at Granton GN 26
17.02.1920 Mortgaged by Thomas L. Devlin, Granton Edinburgh (A).
17.02.1920 Mortgagee: John Inglis, Peebles, Peeblesshire.
31.12.1922 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin & Sons, Granton Edinburgh (Robert D. Devlin & Thomas L. Devlin owner/managers).
08.02.1923 Mortgage (A) discharged upon the death of John Inglis.
11.11.1926 Following the death of Robert D. Devlin; Thomas L. Devlin Jnr becomes owner/ manager.
1935 Owned by Alexander King, Aberdeen (Skipper/owner/manager)
12.1935 Granton registry closed.
14.12.1935 Registered at Aberdeen  A.389
26.02.1941 Owned by Mrs Charlotte Morrice or King,  Aberdeen (Andrew King manager) 
21.12.1945 Sank  27mls W x N off  Noup Head Westray, Orkney  whilst fishing in calm weather and hauling, the  aft trawl door punched a hole in her side.  Skipper Alexander King and ten crewmen took to their small boat and were subsequently rescued by  the S.T. " Ben Glas"  SN 336 and landed at Kirkwall.
29.12.1945 Aberdeen registry closed.
  Crew: -Skipper Alexander King;  Joseph Greig, Mate;  George Noble, Ch Eng; A. Raeburn, 2nd Eng; R, Sim, G. Murdoch, J. Murray, G. Ross, James Crockwell, W. Twidale, R. Stockless.