Rigged out as a minesweeper

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Robert Mills Edinburgh

 

Trinity N B   GN24/GN 95

(NB = North Britain )                    

Built 1914    Hall Russell & Co Ltd,  Aberdeen  (Steel)
   
Yard No 555
   
Owner at New David Dow, Granton Edinburgh (Thomas Y. Carnie manager)
   
ID no 131830
   
Launch Date 27.08.1914
   
Completed 09.1914
   
Gross Tons 203
   
Nett Tons 85
   
Engine 75 hp   T.3-cyl by  Hall Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
   
Length 115.5ft
   
Breadth 22.1ft
   
Depth 12.1ft
 

 

Owners  
17.09.1914 Registered at Granton GN 24
12.1914 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad No.470) based at Granton.
1919 Returned to Owners
1919 Owned by Taylor & Ashworth Ltd, Fleetwood (Ernest Taylor manager).
15.07.1919 Granton registry closed.
18.07.1919 Registered at Fleetwood FD 324
1920 Owned by Edward Ferry, Granton Edinburgh
1923 Owned by Archibald Glen Brown Granton Edinburgh (owner/manager).
01.03.1923 Fleetwood registry closed.
02.03.1923 Registered at Granton GN 95.
18.12.1939 Sunk by enemy aircraft 17 miles  NE from Rattray  Head while outward bound from Granton to the fishing grounds . Two crew were drowned and a third died from exposure. Skipper D. Young & rest of crew were picked up by a Danish schooner " Start " (131g/1918) from Marstal and landed in Egersund Norway. Casualties David Addison Chief Engineer & William Murray fireman drowned. Robert Wright  cook died from cold and exposure after rescue.
   
   
  WRIGHT, Robert - Cook, Steam Trawler "Trinity N.B." (Granton). Merchant Navy. 18th December 1939. Age 58. A. 2. 25.    Buried  Egersund Churchyard (Norway)