As "Jean Stephens" A 420 ashore at Wick

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Joe Kerr

Savitri  GN 9

Built 1917    Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen  (Steel)
Yard No 526
Owner at New South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Alec Black  manager).
ID no 139937
Launch Date 12.1916
Completed 03.1917
Gross Tons 212
Nett Tons 82
Engine 78  hp     T.3-cyl   Alexander  Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen
Length 115.5ft
Breadth 22.1ft
Depth 11.9ft
10.03.1917 Registered at Grimsby GY 1028.
19.04.1917 Bill of Sale: Owned by William James Barrett, Grimsby (owner/manager). 
24.11.1917 Mortgaged by William James Barrett, Grimsby (A).
24.11.1917 Mortgagee: Barclays Bank Ltd, London (secure account & interest).
06.1917 Requisitioned and converted to minelayer (Ad. No.1271) based at Dover, later converted to minesweeper.
31.03.1918 Mortgage (A) discharged
22.03.1918 Bill of Sale: Owned by Whitby Trawlers & Drifters Ltd, Whitby Yorkshire.
05.04.1918 Robert Wray Milburn appointed manager.
06.04.1918 Grimsby registry closed.
04.1918 Registered at Whitby WY?
1919 Returned to Owners.
1920 Owned by Trident Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull  (George A. Ledger manager).
1920 Whitby registry closed.
19.01.1920 Registered at Hull H 145.
1928 Owned by Robert Bell, Granton Edinburgh (owner/manager).
24.04.1929 Hull registry closed.
1929 Registered at Granton GN 9
09.11.1931 Ran aground in Gunna Sound between Coll & Tiree. Crew took to small boat. Vessel later refloated and returned to service.
1936 Owned by Stephen Fishing Co Ltd. Aberdeen (Thomas Stephen manager)
1936 Granton registry closed.
09.10.1936 Registered at Aberdeen A.420
27.10.1936 Renamed "JEAN STEPHENS"
18.01.1958 Ran ashore and wrecked at Sinclair’s Bay North of Wick, Caithness during a Force 11 storm & blizzard, Skipper John Cowie and crew rescued by Breeches buoy.
  The Formal inquiry found both Skipper and mate were at fault, Skippers ticket suspended for twelve months and mates ticket for six months.
  The wreck in 1984
  © Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jan Harteveld. Holland