Theresa Boyle GW3/ GN 4

Built 1915   Hall Russell  & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen  (Steel)
Yard No 570
Owner at New John Stewart Boyle, Glasgow  (owner/manager)
ID no 137800
Launch Date 12.07.1915
Completed 08.1915
Gross Tons 224
Nett Tons 99
Engine 83 hp T.3-cyl  by  Hall Russell  & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen
Length 120.7ft
Breadth 22.7ft
Depth 12.2ft


03.08.1915 Registered at Glasgow GW 3
09.1915 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad.No.1311) based at Cromarty.
01.06.1916 Temporary Skipper Lewis Whyte (37) Aberdeen died of pneumonia.
1918 Owned by Port St Mary Fishing & Curing Co  Ltd, London     (Joseph A. Taylor manager).
1919 Returned to Owners
07.1919 Glasgow registry closed.
01.08.1919 Registered at Fleetwood FD 338.
04.1924 Owned by James Lyle,  Newhaven, Edinburgh (owner/manager).
02.051924 Fleetwood registry closed.
06.05.1924 Registered at Granton GN 4.
10.02.1940 Sunk by enemy aircraft (KG 26) bomb  and machine gun attack 115 miles E x N from Aberdeen. Skipper Oliver Bell and nine crew took to the small boat, later rescued by HMT "Alamandine" (H415) (P.No.FY.645), after spending 50hrs in small boat using a blanket as a sail, all men suffering from exposure.
  Crew:- Oliver Bell, skipper; J.M. Linton, Mate; W. Wilson, Deckhand: W. Taylor Snr, Deckhand: W. Taylor Jnr, Deckhand: R. NcNab; Chief Engineer: T. Shanley, 2nd Engineer: W. Wilson, Fireman: G. Fagen, Trimmer and T. Arbuckle, Cook.

Captain Oliver Bell RNVR
 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Bell, Mary Bell, Margaret McDonald and Margaret Wallace.
  Newspaper clipping 1940