Aground at Stonehaven

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Wild Rose  GN 83

Built 1902  J. T.  Eltringham & Co, South Shields  (Steel)
Yard No 236
Owner at New Purdy Steam Fishing Co Ltd, North Shields (William Purdy manager)
ID no 114518
Launch Date 24.03.1902
Completed 05.1902
Gross Tons 155
Nett Tons 60
Engine 46 hp  T.3-cyl by G. T. Grey, South Shields
Length 105ft
Breadth 20.5ft
Depth 11.2ft
06.05.1902 Registered at North Shields SN 325
30.10.1903 Ran aground on rocks near Boulmer Northumberland.
04.11.1903 Refloated and towed to the Tyne for repairs.
08.1914 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad.No.314) and based on the Humber
10.04.1917 Owned by Edward Ferry, Granton Edinburgh (owner/manager)
01.05.1917 North Shields registry closed.
02.05.1917 Registered at Granton  GN 83
1918 Returned to Owners
18.11.1921 Collided with the SS. "Freida" at the mouth of the Forth while returning from the fishing grounds causing a large hole in the port bow, all the crewmen took to the small boat, Skipper Alexander Heron & 3rd Engineer James Gallacher were lost when the small boat was swamped.  2nd Fisherman William Herkes jumped onboard the "Freida" during the collision. Five crewmen were rescued by the crew of HMS "Walrus", the crew of which also recovered the skippers body from the sea. The "Wild Rose" was ultimately beached behind the west pier at Leith and subsequently repaired and returned to service.
1922 Owned by Richard Watson Lewis Aberdeen  (Andrew Lewis manager)
02.1922 Granton registry closed.
07.02.1922 Registered at Aberdeen A.843
03.06.1929 Manager becomes Sir Andrew Lewis.
27.11.1929 Ran aground on Newton Rocks Stonehaven in a Southerly gale. Crew of 10 rescued.
17.12.1929 Refloated by Leith Salvage Co tug "Bullger" and towed to Aberdeen for repairs.
1930 Sold as scrap.
05.03.1930 Aberdeen registry closed.
  Crew photo circa 1910