Ocean Drift  LH 73

Built 1916    Hawthorns & Co Ltd,  Leith Edinburgh as "Pitfour"  (Steel)
Yard No 145
Owner at New Peterhead Trawling Co Ltd, Peterhead (James Glennie Adams manager)
ID no 130214
Launch Date 17.06.16
Completed 10.1916
Gross Tons 227
Nett Tons 98
Engine 82 hp   T.3-cyl  Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith Edinburgh
Length 117.2ft
Breadth 22.1ft
Depth 12.5ft
19.10.1916 Registered at Peterhead PD 241
10.1916 Requisitioned from the builders and converted to Mine Laying Vessel.
1917 Converted to minesweeper (Ad.No.2976) and based at Dover.
1919 Returned to Owners
1927 Owned by James Glennie Adams, Aberdeen (owner/manager).
1929 Owned by Alexander Flockhart, Newhaven Edinburgh (owner/manager).
26.02.1931 William Henry (47) engineer Leith, fatally wounded after being struck on the head when the derrick fell on his head while working onboard at the West Pier Granton, he was rushed to Leith hospital in an unconscious condition but died later.
07.02.1935 Owned by William & Alexander Flockhart, Leith Edinburgh (Alexander Flockhart manager). 
05.03.1935 Peterhead registry closed.
05.03.1935 Renamed "OCEAN DRIFT".
05.03.1935 Registered at Leith LH 73.
Pre1939 Carnie & Gibb appointed managers.
27.03.1939 Towed S.T. "Ocean Eddy" LH 62 30 miles to Lerwick,  engine problems.
20.07.1939 Damaged in collision with steam drifter “Lanner” LT 1176 off Peterhead.
07.01.1940 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Company Ltd,  Fleetwood (Basil Arthur Parkes manager).
09.03.1940 Owned by William Carnie Jnr, Thomas Y. Carnie & Liston Carnie, Newhaven Edinburgh (William Carnie Jnr Glasgow manager).
17.03.1940 Sunk after collision with HMS "Intrepid"  (P.No.D.10) 50 miles  north east of Kinnairds Head, two crewmen missing A. Cunningham, Port Seton, East Lothian (Engineer) and Robert Liston, Newhaven (deckhand). Skipper George Ratcliffe and remaining crew members rescued by the HMS "Intrepid".
25.03.1940 Leith registry closed.