Along side Middle Pier circa 1938

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Captian Walter Lyle  Hume Isle of Wight

Moray  GN 105

Built 1918   Rennie Forrestt  Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Wivenhoe Essex  as  "Henry Jennings"  (Steel)
   
Yard No 1315
   
Owner at New Admiralty  (Ad.No.3848)
   
ID no 147964
   
Launch Date 09.1918
   
Completed 22.07.1919
 
Gross Tons 206
   
Nett Tons 79
   
Engine C.4-cyl 11" & 22" - 10" steam engine driving experimental water jet propulsion.
   
Length 115.4ft
   
Breadth 22.1ft
Depth 12.1ft
Owners  
1919 New Boiler fitted
09.1920 Renamed "URE" 
09.1920 Registered at London by The Admiralty for trials.
1921 Experimental water jet propulsion replaced with a conventional shafting and propeller
1922 Sold to the Mercantile
1922 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd,  Boston Lincs.  (Fred Parkes manager)
1922 London registry closed
1923 Renamed "ABY"
1923 Registered at Boston BN 19
1924 (Re-engined with 78 hp T.3-cyl by Plenty & Son Ltd, Newbury)
1925 Owned by General Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Edinburgh     (Adam E. Noble  manager)
12.1928 Boston registry closed.
27.12.1928 Renamed  "MORAY"
27.12.1928 Registered at Granton GN 105
07.05.1930 General Steam Fishing Co Ltd placed into voluntary liquidation.
04.06.1930 Advertised by the liquidator for sale in the Scotsman newspaper along with "Buccleugh", "Rosebery" and "Lothian".
07.1930 Owned by Archibald Glen Brown, Granton  Edinburgh (owner/manager) (After the purchase of the General Steam Fishing Co Ltd).
13.10.1932 Ran aground near St Monans Fife.
14.10.1932 Refloated & returned to Granton 10 shell plates bent, repairs cost 100.  At the subsequent Board of Trade enquiry Deckhand Peter Horne was  fined 5 for falling asleep at the wheel.
1939 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd,  Fleetwood  (Basil Arthur Parkes manger) fishing from Fleetwood.
16.04.1940 Requisitioned and converted to Dan Laying Vessel (Hire rate 61.16s.0d/month).
22.10.1941 Converted for as a Water  Carrier (Boiler feed)
10.11.1942 Employed on miscellaneous duties
13.03.1943 Foundered off St Ann's Head, Pembrokeshire. ( Raised ?)