Entering Leith


Ocean Venture  LH 243

Built 1918   Bow McLachlan & Co Ltd, Paisley as "Henry Chevallier"  (Steel)
Yard No 353
Owner at New Admiralty     (Ad.No.3673)
ID no 143808
Launch Date 13.03.1918
Completed 03.04.1918
Gross Tons 277
Nett Tons 107
Engine 61 hp     T.3-cyl by Bow McLachlan & Co Ltd, Paisley
Length 125.7ft
Breadth 23.4ft
Depth 12.8ft


24.08.1920 Registered at London  LO 416
1924 Sold to Mercantile
11.1924 Owned by Societe Anonyme Armement Ostendias, Ostend Belgium
18.11.1924 London registry closed.
11.1924 Renamed "ALBERT"
11.1924 Registered at Ostend O 149.
02.1939 Owned by Rhondda Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby   (Sir John Denton Marsden, Bart manager (Consolidated Fisheries Ltd))
02.1939 Ostend registry closed
02.1939 Renamed "LIGNY"
02.1939 Registered at Grimsby GY 60
1940 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (P.No.1765)
03.1942 Owned by Walbro Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Thomas Walker manager)
1945 Returned to Owners
1947 Owned by Ocean Fishing Co Ltd ,Newhaven, Edinburgh (Alexander Flockhart, William Flockhart, James Bowman Anderson & George Inglis Ward)  (Skipper Norman Lyle).
1947 Grimsby registry closed.
1947 Renamed "OCEAN VENTURE".
1947 Registered at Leith LH 243.
07.01.1955 Put into Aberdeen to land the body of the mate Robert Linton (52) of Boswall Green Granton, who died at sea.
06.06.1955 Owned by Ocean Fishing Co Ltd, Newhaven Edinburgh (George Inglis Ward owner/manager)  (Three owners retire)
1958 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co)
1958 Scrapped  by P & W. McClellan at Bo' ness on Forth