Crew and two boys in Western Harbour Leith

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Joe Kerr

Plethos  GN 64

Built 1916       John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co Ltd,  Aberdeen as "Loch Buie"    (Steel)
   
Yard No 418
   
Owner at New Bon Accord Steam Fishing Co Ltd,  Aberdeen (Harry Alexander Holmes manager)
   
ID no 137186
   
Launch Date 23.10.1915
   
Completed 02.1916
   
Gross Tons 221
   
Nett Tons 85
   
Engine 70 hp  T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow
   
Length 115.9ft
   
Breadth 22ft
   
Depth 12ft
   
Owners  
11.02.1916 Registered at Aberdeen A.540.
03.1916 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad.No.3263) based in Egypt.
1919 Returned to Owners.
05.12.1919 Owned by Equitable Steam Fishing Co Ltd,  Grimsby (Joseph Harris manager).
05.12.1919 Aberdeen registry closed.
08.12.1919 Registered at Grimsby GY 726.
08.12.1919 Joseph Harris appointed manager.
16.12.1919 Mortgaged by Equitable Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (A).
16.12.1919 Mortgagee: Barclays Bank Ltd, London (secure account & interest).
09.09.1922 Bill of Sale under mortgage (A): Owned by William Masson, Aberdeen.
17.11.1922 Grimsby registry closed.
17.11.1922 William Masson appointed manager.
24.11.1922 Registered at Aberdeen A.54
28.03.1923 Owned by John Lewis Ltd, Aberdeen (Andrew Lewis manager).
08.12.1925 Owned by William Carnie, Newhaven Edinburgh (William Carnie Jnr manager).
08.12.1925 Aberdeen registry closed.
12.1925 Renamed  "PLETHOS".
12.1925 Registered at Granton GN 64.
1935 Owned by A. Carnie, Granton Edinburgh.
1936 Owned by George Robb & Sons Ltd,  Aberdeen   (George Robb manager).
11.1936 Granton registry closed.
10.11.1936 Registered at Aberdeen A.428.
1944 Ran aground 100 yards south of Stroma south harbour, in clear daylight. Signals were made to her by the coastguards before she grounded but she paid no attention. She got off with the flowing tide under her own power.
09.05.1946 Renamed "VIKING PRESTIGE".
1959 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co).
01.1960 Scrapped by G & W. Brunton at Grangemouth.
01.03.1961 Aberdeen registry closed.