Leaving Lerwick

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Shetland Museum & Archives

Meta Paton  GW 14

Built 1931   John Lewis & Sons Ltd,   Aberdeen as "Theway"  (Steel)
Yard No 116
Owner at New Crater Steam Fishing Co Ltd, North Shields      (Joseph D. Irvin manager)
ID no 148810
Launch Date 21.01.1931
Completed 02.1931
Gross Tons 263
Nett Tons 115
Engine 69 hp   T.3-cyl by  John Lewis & Sons Ltd,   Aberdeen
Length 122.5ft
Breadth 23.2ft
Depth 12.6ft


14.02.1931 Registered at North Shields SN 134.
1935 Owned by John Craig,  Aberdeen (owner/manager).
22.08.1935 North Shields registry closed.
24.08.1935 Registered at Aberdeen A.336.
09.1939 Requisitioned as an Examination Vessel (P.No.FY.1766)
1941 Converted to Boom Defence Vessel (P.No.FY.127) and based at Scapa Flow, Orkney.
14.09.1942 Owned by James Craig, Joseph Craig, George Murray & Marquis Sylvester Slater, Aberdeen.
27.09.1944 Owned by James Craig, Joseph Craig & George Murray, Aberdeen.
1944 Owned by  Ardrossan Trawling Co Ltd,  Glasgow   (Walter K. Paton Ltd, managers).
07.1945 Returned to Owners
05.04.1946 Aberdeen registry closed
04.1946 Renamed "META PATON"
04.1946 Registered at Glasgow GW 14
01.08.1950 Towed S.T. " Walter Paton " GW 11 clear after she ran ashore on shingle beach near the village of Holm, Isle of Lewis while making for Stornoway with boiler problems.