Hopeman, Burghead, Nairn, Avoch and Kyle

Steam Drifters

Compiled by

Captain Alex S Buchan

 

 

HOPEMAN STEAM DRIFTERS

INS 3      SEDULOUS Official Number 132952

Material Steel.

Built for J Pye of Corton as LT 1168.

Built by Phillips of Dartmouth in 1912.

Dimensions 88.9' x 19.1' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 100 gross tons, 42 net tons, 35 nominal horse power.

Engine 20 inch triple (Phillips.)

Later owners 1914, to TW Moore of Yarmouth as YH 2

1924, to J Jack and W Baikie of Hopeman as INS 3

1945, to Shire Trawlers Ltd of London as LT 56

1947, to Putford Ent. Ltd of Lowestoft

1949, converted to Diesel, (400 HP Petter).

Final fate Scrapped in about 1969 in Belgium.

INS 10   IVY Official Number 119675

Material Wood.

Built for G Coull of Buckie as BF 18.

Built by Stewart and Thomson of Buckie in 1905.

Dimensions 72.4' x 19.1' x 9.3'.

Tonnage 71 gross tons, 21 net tons, 25 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Hall of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1924, to G McPherson of Hopeman as INS 10.

Final fate Scrapped in 1936.

INS 20   ROSEHAUGH Official Number 137768

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Full Moon.

Built by Forbes of Sandhaven in 1918.

Dimensions 86.5' x 19.7' x 9.7'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 39 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Cooper and Greig of Dundee ).

Later owners Served in RN 1918 - 1929

1929, to A McPherson of Hopeman, renamed Rosehaugh INS 20

1945, to A West of Gamrie as BF 98.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1950.


INS 22   MORAY VIEW Official Number 127511
Material Steel.

Built for D Main of Hopeman

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1909.

Dimensions 86.4' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 36 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1927, to Wm Smith of Burghead

1945, to Joseph Buchan of Peterhead as PD 235.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1951.

INS 31   LAICH O' MORAY Official Number 127519
Material Wood.

Built for D Main of Hopeman.

Built by Main of Hopeman in 1909.

Dimensions 84.2' x 19.3' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 79 gross tons, 32 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (McKie and Baxter of Glasgow).

Later owners 1911, to P Murray and W Edwards of Lossiemouth

1920, to R Stephen of Cairnbulg as FR 37

1924, renamed Rushing Water

1932, to JB Duthie of Cairnbulg and renamed Launch Out.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

INS 32   INTER NOS Official Number 117477

Material Steel.

Built for J&W Pye of Corton as LT 987.

Built by Phillips of Dartmouth in 1903.

Dimensions 80.3' x 18.6' x 7.9'.

Tonnage 68 gross tons, 34 net tons, 25 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Phillips).

Later owners 1914, to J More and D Young of Hopeman as INS 32.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1936.


INS 39   WEST NEUK Official Number 129968

Material Steel.

Built for Lowestoft SHD Ltd as Lord Leitrim, LT 623.

Built by Cochrane of Selby in 1910. Returned to the builders in 1911 as not being to the owners specification.

Dimensions 80.2' x 18.1' x 8.4'.

Tonnage 78 gross tons, 36 net tons, 28 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1913, to WT Tripp of Kessingland

1915, to WH East of Milford Haven as M 62

1920, renamed Tripp

1931, to M Baikie of Hopeman, renamed West Neuk, INS 39

1945, to W Mair of Portknockie, G Wood of Aberdeen as BF 375.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1951.

INS 40   CHARITY Official Number 114188

Material Steel.

Built for Johnston and Sherritt Ltd of Aberdeen as A428.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1901.

Dimensions 90.5' x 18.2' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 102 gross tons, 40 net tons, 26 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Clyne, Mitchell of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1904, to A Main of Hopeman as INS 40

1914, to JJ&G Bruce of Hopeman.

Final fate Lost on passage from Yarmouth to Poole, 24 Oct 1915 

on RN service.

INS 61   BRAEHEAD Official Number 132794

Material Wood.

Built for A and John Main of Hopeman.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1914.

Dimensions 87.2' x 18.6' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 34 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Rose Street).

Later owners 1927, to James Smith of Lossiemouth.

Final fate Scrapped in 1938.


INS 62   SILVER DRIFT Official Number 128389

Material Steel.

Built for J Coull and G Farquhar of Portgordon as Good Design BCK 66.

Built by Smiths Dock of Middlesborough in 1910.

Dimensions 80.0' x 18.8' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 79 gross tons, 29 net tons, 29 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (?).

Later owners 1914, to JC Bruce of St Combs as FR 75

1923, to D&J McFarlane as a herring carrier as GW 29

1930, to DS Ralph of Hopeman, renamed Silver Drift, INS 62.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1937.

INS 94   ROSE VALLEY Official Number 137648

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Silt.

Built by Herd and McKenzie of Findochty in 1919.

Dimensions 87.0' x 20.0' x 10.2'.

Tonnage 100 gross tons, 43 net tons, 43 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Yeaman and Baggeson of Dundee).

Later owners 1920, completed as a fishing vessel, for FBS

1921, to A Jack of Hopeman, renamed Rose Valley, INS 94

1925 to 1934 sailed as a coaster/herring carrier

1934, returned to fishing.

Final fate Sunk in collision in Scapa Flow on 16 Dec 1943 in RN service.

(She had the Hopeman coat of arms as her funnel-mark.)

INS 99   ADMIRATION Official Number 132800

Material Wood.

Built for T Bruce, L Main and AM Lawson of Hopeman.

Built by Wood of Lossiemouth in 1914.

Dimensions 85.2' x 19.1' x 8.4'.

Tonnage 77 gross tons, 32 net tons, 33 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Plenty of Newburgh).

Later owners 1932, to A&W Main of Hopeman.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.


INS 118 HEATHERY BRAE Official Number 131243

Material Steel.

Built for D&W Baikie of Hopeman.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1910.

Dimensions 86.0' x 18.1' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 90 gross tons, 37 net tons, 28 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Lewis).

Later owners 1919, to A Innes and J Wood of Portknockie as BF 105

1929, to J Pirie of Portknockie 

1945, to G Buchan of Inverallochy as FR 41

1948, to LB Wood of Milford Haven as M 170.

Final fate Converted to a salvage vessel,foundered off W Wales in 1952.

INS 125 MY SEAL Official Number 125301

Material Wood.

Built for JR Gordon as Kinnaird, FR ?.

Built by Scott and Yuill of Fraserburgh in 1907.

Dimensions 85.5' x 19.4' x 9.5'.

Tonnage 94 gross tons, 32 net tons, 32 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Clyne, Mitchell of Aberdeen).

Later owners Out of fishing from 1922 to 1925, reason unknown

1925, to J Slater of Lossiemouth, J Beaton of Aberdeen,

and C More of Hopeman, renamed My Seal, INS 125.

Final fate Wrecked in Loch Eport, N Uist on 20 Dec 1930.

INS 127 DEVOTION Official Number 131242

Material Steel.

Built for Wm McPherson of Hopeman.

Built by Hall of Aberdeen in 1910.

Dimensions 86.6' x 18.7' x 9.0'.

Tonnage 88 gross tons, 37 net tons, 37 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Hall).

Later owners 1927, to A Morgan of Whinnyfold as PD 13

1945, to Devotion Fishing Co Ltd of Aberdeen

1947, to A Strachan of Peterhead.

Final fate Scrapped in Jan 1952.


INS 135 LASSIE MAIN Official Number 127520

Material Steel.

Built for J Young and D Main of Hopeman.

Built by Smiths Dock of Middlesborough in 1910.

Dimensions 82.0' x 18.2' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 31 net tons, 38 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Shields Eng Co Ltd).

Later owners 1938, to A&J Mitchell of Fraserburgh as FR 382.

Final fate Scrapped in 1945.

INS 151 MAJESTIC Official Number 117442

Material Wood.

Built for J Smith of Lowestoft as LT 937.

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad in 1902.

Dimensions 78.8' x 18.0' x 8.1'.

Tonnage 67 gross tons, 28 net tons, 20 nominal horse power.

Engine 14 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1912, to J&D Young of Hopeman, J&RL Mitchell of

Peterhead as INS 151

1914, part-sold to J&RL Mitchell as PD 141, in February

Wrecked in fog on 14 Aug 1914, constructive total loss

1914, salvaged and repaired, sold to M McLean of Stornoway, renamed Stornoway Castle, SY 259

Repossessed on 10 June to 3 July 1915 by J&RL Mitchell 

as PD 233

4 July 1915, to M McLean of Stornoway reregistered as SY 259.

Final fate Scrapped in 1927.

INS 157 RESCUE Official Number 117470

Material Wood.

Built for E Catchpole of Lowestoft as LT 587.

Built by Richards of Lowestoft in 1903.

Dimensions 79.5' x 18.4' x 8.0'.

Tonnage 63 gross tons, 36 net tons, 25 nominal horse power.

Engine 15 inch compound (Richards).

Later owners 1914, to A Jack of Hopeman as INS 157

1918, to HH Catchpole of Lowestoft as LT 297

1922, to H Gillard of Hull.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1926.


INS 168 GOWANLEA Official Number 125353

Material Wood.

Built for RW Noble & Co of Fraserburgh and J Strachan of Inverallochy 

as FR 105

Built by Scott and Yuill of Fraserburgh in 1914.

Dimensions 88.8' x 18.7' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 35 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Lewis).

Later owners 1920, to John McPherson of Hopeman as INS 168.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

INS 188 RISING SUN Official Number 124374

Material Wood.

Built for John Davidson of Hopeman.

Built by Wood of Lossiemouth in 1906.

Dimensions 82.4' x 19.0' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 81 gross tons, 35 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (McKie and Baxter of Glasgow).

Later owners 1926, to Wm More of Hopeman.

Final fate Laid up in Hopeman harbour about 1936, eventually broken-up.

INS 194 BRIGHTON Official Number 124874

Material Wood.

Built for JM Duggie of Nairn.

Built by Fellows of Yarmouth in 1906.

Dimensions 82.0' x 18.5' x 9.0'.

Tonnage 75 gross tons, 31 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1914, to C More of Hopeman

1925, to J Reid and JRC Logie of Buckie as BCK 120.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1936.

INS 196 EBENEZER Official Number 123618

Material Steel.

Built for A&J Garden of Portessie as BF 355.

Built by A Hall of Aberdeen in 1906.

Dimensions 82.1' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 83 gross tons, 36 net tons, 32 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Hall).

Later owners 1920, to J Bruce and J Davidson of Hopeman as INS 196

1928, to John Cowie of Buckie, renamed Hallmark, BCK 232.  Final fate Scrapped in 1951.


INS 212 DAISY ROCK Official Number 131270

Material Wood.

Built for S Jack and D Slater of Hopeman.

Built by Wood of Lossiemouth in 1911.

Dimensions 82.3' x 18.9' x 8.6'.

Tonnage 76 gross tons, 32 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (McKie and Baxter of Glasgow).

Later owners None

Final fate Scrapped in 1936.

INS 214 DO WELL Official Number 132774

Material Wood.

Built for A&A Main of Hopeman.

Built by Forbes of Sandhaven in 1911.

Dimensions 85.4' x 18.5' x 8.0'.

Tonnage 71 gross tons, 29 net tons, 20 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (McKie and Baxter of Glasgow).

Later owners 1919, to D McKenzie of Burghead

1929, to J Cowie of Buckie, renamed Eloquent, BCK 26.

Final fate Scrapped in 1945 after war service.

INS 220 YOUNG HENRY Official Number 128554

Material Wood.

Built for R Sutton of Yarmouth as YH 527.

Built by Beeching of Yarmouth in 1910.

Dimensions 86.3' x 19.7' x 9.6'.

Tonnage 91 gross tons, 32 net tons, 26 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Carver).

Later owners 1914, to J Buchan of Peterhead as PD 124

1920, to D Main of Hopeman as INS 220

1925, to J Wood and J Slater of Portknockie,

renamed Cherish BF135

1932, to G Grey of Belfast as a herring-carrier, B 237.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.


INS 224 MAID O' MORAY Official Number 132771

Material Steel.

Built for D&J Main of Hopeman.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1911.

Dimensions 81.3' x 18.0' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 35 net tons, 28 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1929, to A Innes and John Wood of Portknockie,

renamed Heathery Ridge, BF 233

1932, to J Main of Hopeman as INS 150

1937, to J Bruce and A Buchan of St Combs, 

renamed Wealth of the Ocean, FR 280.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.

INS 237 INVERNAIRNE Official Number 132167

Material Wood.

Built for JM Duggie of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1911.

Dimensions 84.6' x 18.2' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 78 gross tons, 32 net tons, 35 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Rose Street).

Later owners 1920, to A&D Wallace of Nairn.

1937, to G McPherson of Hopeman

1948, to John Morrison of Stornoway as SY 764.

Final fate Scrapped in 1952.

INS 261 TROPHY Official Number 132781

Material Wood.

Built for T Slater, W Murray and J Jack of Hopeman.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1911.

Dimensions 86.0' x 18.6' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 83 gross tons, 32 net tons, 36 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1929, to T Flett of Buckie as BCK 25

1934, to A Ritchie of Fraserburgh as FR 25

1945, to C Buchan of St Combs.

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.


INS 291 OPTIMISTIC Official Number 125402

Material Steel.

Built for D Main and D McKenzie of Burghead.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1907.

Dimensions 86.2' x 18.5' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 95 gross tons, 35 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1925, to R Young and S Jack of Hopeman.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1939.

INS 362 NELLIE REID Official Number 125921

Material Steel.

Built for WH Leask and R Buchan of Peterhead as PD 213

Built by Dundee SB Co Ltd in 1907.

Dimensions 86.0' x 18.6' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 94 gross tons, 35 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Vaux of Sunderland).

Later owners 1911, part-sold to R Irvin Ltd and R Buchan of Peterhead

1914, to A Sutherland and A Jack of Hopeman as INS 362

1920, to Buchan and Co Ltd of Fraserburgh and W Buchan 

of St Combs, as FR 841

1922, to W Bruce of St Combs and G Walker of Fraserburgh

1926, to A Buchan of St Combs and J Bruce of Peterhead, 

renamed Collieburn, PD 73

1931, to R Irvin Ltd of Fraserburgh, renamed Alacritas, FR 85

1933, to P Reid of Peterhead as PD 91.

Final fate Scrapped in 1938 at Pennan.

INS 402 EMBRACE Official Number 125415

Material Steel.

Built for W McPherson of Hopeman.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1907.

Dimensions 86.2' x 18.5' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 94 gross tons, 35 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Houston of Glasgow).

Later owners None.

Final fate Grounded and became total loss in Lochalsh 

on RN service, 2 Aug 1940.


INS 404 GOLDEN HARP Official Number 125416

Material Steel.

Built for P Cormack of Hopeman.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1907.

Dimensions 86.2' x 18.5' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 94 gross tons, 35 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Houston of Glasgow).

Later owners 1927, to D Mair of Portknockie, renamed Acquire, BF 313

1945, to W Livingston of Peterhead (Caley) as PD 102.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1951.

INS 530 FAVOUR Official Number 127499

Material Steel.

Built for J Young and D Main of Hopeman.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1908.

Dimensions 86.3' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 36 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1926, to D Davidson of Hopeman

1936, to M Main of Hopeman

1946 to Craigewan FS Co Ltd of Peterhead as PD 88.

Final fate Scrapped in 1952.

INS 544 COMMODORE Official Number 118174

Material Steel.

Built for A Ralph of Burghead..

Built by A Hall of Aberdeen in 1903.

Dimensions 83.6' x 18.1' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 88 gross tons, 33 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1925, to D Sutherland of Hopeman.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1938.


INS 549 CRAIGHEAD Official Number 127498

Material Steel.

Built for S&J Young of Hopeman.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1908.

Dimensions 86.5' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 36 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1938, to Scottish Steam HF Co Ltd of Peterhead, 

renamed Golden Rod, PD 10.

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.

INS 559 ALPHA Official Number 118872

Material Steel.

Built for J McPherson of Hopeman.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1903.

Dimensions 82.3' x 18.0' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 92 gross tons, 32 net tons, 25 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1919, to James Anderson of Portknockie as BF 58.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1937.

INS 609 BON AMI Official Number 127506

Material Wood.

Built for Wm Davidson of Hopeman.

Built by Geddes of Portgordon in 1908.

Dimensions 86.0' x 18.5' x 8.6'.

Tonnage 76 gross tons, 32 net tons, 25 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Lewis).

Later owners 1920, to G Reid of Buckie as BCK 377.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1936.


BURGHEAD STEAM DRIFTERS

INS 2 J AND M MAIN Official Number 132797

Material Wood.

Built for D&D Main of Burghead.

Built by Fellows of Yarmouth in 1913.

Dimensions 87.1' x 19.3' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 89 gross tons, 31 net tons, 26 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Carver).

Later owners 1919, to WG Donaldson of Portknockie as BF 148.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.

INS 9 CLUNY HILL Official Number 127516

also CITY OF ELGIN

Material Steel.

Built for J&W Ralph of Burghead.

Built by Smiths Dock of N Shields in 1909.

Dimensions 82.4' x 18.5' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 86 gross tons, 29 net tons, 38 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Shields Eng Co Ltd).

Later owners 1926, to Wm Main of Burghead, renamed City of Elgin, INS 9.

Final fate Scrapped in 1938.

INS 16 RESOLUTE Official Number 119603

Material Steel.

Built for WH Leask and D Martin as PD 48.

Built by Smiths Dock of N Shields in 1904.

Dimensions 85.0' x 18.5'.x 8.3'.

Tonnage 90 gross tons, 31 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1911, to R Irvin Ltd and A McGee of Peterhead

1913, to A Whyte of Inverallochy as FR 556

1923, Wm Bruce of Burghead as INS 16

1926, to J&D Findlay of Cullen as BF 57

1934, to R Irvin Ltd of Fraserburgh as FR 58.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.


INS 22 MORAY VIEW Official Number 127511

Material Steel.

Built for D Main of Hopeman.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1909.

Dimensions 86.4' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 36 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1927, to W&W Smith of Burghead

1945, to Joseph Buchan of Peterhead as PD 235.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.

INS 30 RIANT Official Number 144800

Material Steel Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Green Sea.

Built by Colby of Oulton Broad in 1920.

Dimensions 86.2' x 18.5' x 9.3'.

Tonnage 95 gross tons, 40 net tons, 34 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Pollitt and Widgzell of Sowerby Bridge).

Later owners 1920, completed as a fishing vessel for FBS

1921, to E Mutton of Aberdeen, named Gladys and Violet, A 639

1924, to D Main of Burghead, renamed Riant, INS 30.

Final fate Wrecked on Gigha Isle, Argyll on RN service on 25 Jan 1940.

INS 38 LYDIA LONG Official Number 137607

Material Wood.

Built for R Irvin Ltd of Yarmouth.

Built by Chambers of Lowestoft in 1917.

Dimensions 80.7' x 17.9' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 76 gross tons, 36 net tons, 20 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1919, part-sold to R Irvin and W Ralph of Burghead as INS 38.

Final fate Scrapped in 1946 at Peterhead.


INS 46 LIBERTY Official Number 124439

Material Steel.

Built for W Allerton of Lowestoft as LT 1055.

Built by Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth in 1907.

Dimensions 84.0' x 18.3' x 8.4'.

Tonnage 88 gross tons, 37 net tons, 31 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1919, to HR Curtis of Lowestoft

1923, to Wm More of Burghead as INS 46

1927, to Wm Wilson of Banff, renamed Lustre Gem, BF 69.

Final fate Scrapped in 1936.

INS 55 PRE-EMINENT Official Number 139890

Material Steel Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Calm.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1918.

Dimensions 86.0' x 18.6' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 96 gross tons, 35 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Wm Beardmore of Coatbridge).

Later owners 1920, to MAF

1920, to Wm Hedley of N Shields, renamed John Hedley, SN 35

1925, to J&A Main of Burghead, renamed Pre-eminent, INS 55

1947, to J Lovie of Fraserburgh as FR 173

1951, to W&L Balls of Yarmouth as YH 91.

Final fate Scrapped in 1956.

INS 66 LUCRATIVE Official Number 132796

Material Wood.

Built for D McKenzie and J Davidson of Burghead.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1914.

Dimensions 87.2' x 18.7' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 87 gross tons, 37 net tons, 28 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1933, to J Watt of Fraserburgh, renamed Easter Rose, FR 29

1945, to John Cameron of Peterhead as PD191

1946, to James Strachan and John Buchan of Peterhead.

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.


INS 75 MAYFLOWER Official Number 124383

Material Steel.

Built for J Brown of Lerwick as LK 491.

Built by Brown of Greenock in 1907.

Dimensions 86.0' x 18.1' x 8.0'.

Tonnage 97 gross tons, 37 net tons, 35 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (White and Hemphill of Greenock).

Later owners 1914, to D Davidson and J&J Main of Burghead as INS 75.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

INS 81 PRIMORDIAL Official Number 146043

Material Steel Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Sea Fog.

Built by Webster and Bickerton of Goole in 1918.

Dimensions 86.2 ' x 18.5' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 96 gross tons, 41 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Pollitt and Widgzell of Sowerby Bridge).

Later owners 1920, to MAF

1921, to H Croft Baker Ltd of Grimsby as GY 1330

1922, to Strand Fishing Co Ltd of Grimsby,

renamed Selimus, GY 1330

1924, to LM Bourgain of Boulogne,

renamed St Pierre d' al Cantara, B 5101

1925, to Wm Bruce of Burghead, renamed Primordial, INS 81

1937, to John Cardno of Cairnbulg as FR 200

1945, to Walker ST Fishing Co Ltd Aberdeen.

Final fate Scrapped in 1952.

INS 86 ST AETHANS Official Number 132774

Material Wood.

Built for J&D McKenzie of Burghead.

Built by W Wood of Lossiemouth in 1914.

Dimensions 84.0' x 19.1' x 8.4'.

Tonnage 76 gross tons, 31 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Plenty of Newburgh).

Later owners 1928, to J Tait and J McKay of Fraserburgh, 

renamed Helens, FR 314.

Final fate Scrapped in 1936.


INS 101 MORAY ROSE Official Number 139422

Material Steel Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Williwaw

Built by WH Brooke of Oulton Broad in 1920.

Dimensions 86.2' x 18.5' x 9.3'.

Tonnage 96 gross tons, 41 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Wm Beardmore of Coatbridge).

Later owners 1920, completed as a fishing vessel, to MAF

1920, to HE Moran of Brixham as BM 207

1925, to Wm Ralph of Burghead, renamed Moray Rose, INS 101

1945, to Drifters Ltd (Caley) of Peterhead as PD 97.

Final fate Scrapped in 1952.

INS 111 EMINENT Official Number 131248

Material Steel.

Built for AM Wallace of Burghead.

Built by Smiths Dock of Middlesborough in 1910.

Dimensions 80.0' x 18.0' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 79 gross tons, 28 net tons, 29 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Shields Eng Co Ltd).

Later owners 1919, to Wm Smith and John Main of Burghead

1925, to James Skinner of Wick as WK 174.

Final fate Scrapped in 1936.

INS 142 TRUSTFUL Official Number 125473

Material Steel.

Built for J&W Falconer of Fisherrow as LH 251.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1907.

Dimensions 86.2' x 18.5' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 95 gross tons, 35 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Allan, Anderson of Glasgow).

Later owners 1926, to J More of Burghead as INS 142

1934, to P Buchan of Peterhead, renamed Confide, PD 64

1946, to James Buchan of Peterhead.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.


INS 175 TRUST ON Official Number 131264

Material Steel.

Built for D Ross and W More of Burghead.

Built by Smiths Dock of Middlesborough in 1911.

Dimensions 80.0' x 18.0' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 79 gross tons, 28 net tons, 29 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Shields Eng Co Ltd).

Later owners 1930, to J Wood of Portknockie as BF 195

1930, to J Bruce of Banff, renamed Inverboyndie.

Final fate Foundered off Bell Rock 7 July 1932.

INS 190 WHITE LILY Official Number 118687

Material Steel.

Built for J Reid of Buckie as BF 1444.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1904.

Dimensions 81.5' x 18.3' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 87 gross tons, 33 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1913, same owners as BCK 146

1920, to John Reid and John Humphrey of Portgordon

1926, to W Ross and D McKenzie of Burghead as INS 190.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

INS 206 MORAY GEM Official Number 132772

Material Wood.

Built for A Ross and D Main of Burghead.

Built by Wood of Lossiemouth in 1911.

Dimensions 82.6' x 19.0' x 8.4'.

Tonnage 73 gross tons, 30 net tons, 20 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (McKie and Baxter of Glasgow).

Later owners 1929, to JW Smith of Buckie as BCK 455.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.


INS 209 HERO Official Number 124376

Material Wood.

Built for G&W Main of Burghead.

Built by Geddes of Portgordon in 1906.

Dimensions 86.5' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 37 net tons, 34 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Clyne, Mitchell of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1948, to M McLeod of Stornoway as SY 42.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951, the last Burghead Steam Drifter.

INS 214 DO WELL Official Number 132744

Material Wood.

Built for A&A Main of Hopeman.

Built by Forbes of Sandhaven in 1911.

Dimensions 85.4' x 18.5' x 8.0'.

Tonnage 71 gross tons, 29 net tons, 20 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (McKie and Baxter of Glasgow).

Later owners 1919, to D McKenzie of Burghead.

1929, to J Cowie of Buckie, renamed Eloquent, BCK 26.

Final fate Scrapped in 1945.

INS 252 FLURRY Official Number 137649

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Flurry

Built by Chambers of Lowestoft in 1920.

Dimensions 86.5' x 20.1' x 10.3'.

Tonnage 100 gross tons, 43 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Chambers of Lowestoft).

Later owners 1920, completed as a fishing craft, to FBS

1920, to T Main of Burghead as INS 252

1925, to R Ritchie of Peterhead, renamed Gleam On, PD 37

1946, to G Reid and R Irvin Ltd of Peterhead

1948, to E Buchan of Peterhead.

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.


INS 254 BROCH HEAD Official Number 132780

Material Wood.

Built for J&W More of Burghead.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1911.

Dimensions 86.1' x 18.8' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 85 gross tons, 36 net tons, 38 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1937, to R Irvin and Others of Gamrie,

renamed Silvery Sea, BF 400

Final fate Burned out at Gareloch, Wr Ross, 1944 (the crew were at home).

INS 256 BELLE O' MORAY Official Number 132782

Material Steel.

Built for T Ross, A&W Main of Burghead.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1911.

Dimensions 81.0' x 17.9' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 83 gross tons, 35 net tons, 28 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1936, to W&J Pirie of Portknockie as BF 348

1945, to A Watt and J Morgan of Whinnyfold as PD 115.

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.

INS 276 SOLSTICE Official Number 137659

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Solstice.

Built by Herd and McKenzie of Findochty in 1918.

Dimensions 87.6' x 19.8' x 10.3'.

Tonnage 98 gross tons, 42 net tons, 43 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Urquhart and Lindsay of Dundee).

Later owners 1920, to FBS

1921, to D Tolmie of Burghead as INS 276

1932, to J Watt of Gamrie as BF 140

1945, to J Johnston of Gamrie.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1950.


INS 287 EXCHEQUER Official Number 132169

Material Wood.

Built for Joseph Garden of Buckie as BCK 182.

Built by Stewart and Thomson of Buckie in 1914.

Dimensions 87.3' x 18.7' x 9.3'.

Tonnage 86 gross tons, 36 net tons, 35 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1920, to D Main of Burghead as INS 287

1929, to G West of Gamrie as BF 423

1935, to W McLean and R Irvin Ltd of Gamrie

1947, to KA McKenzie and N Campbell of Stornoway as SY 787.

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.

INS 291 OPTIMISTIC Official Number 125402

Material Steel.

Built for D Main and D McKenzie of Burghead.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1907.

Dimensions 86.2' x 18.5' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 95 gross tons, 35 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1926, to S Jack and R Young of Hopeman.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1939.

INS 321 RADIANT Official Number 125405

Material Wood.

Built for D Ralph of Burghead.

Built by Beeching of Yarmouth in 1907.

Dimensions 83.2' x 19.4' x 9.8'.

Tonnage 95 gross tons, 33 net tons, 24 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Carver).

Later owners 1924, to E Jennison of Grimsby

1926, to John Reid of Buckie as BCK 106.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.


INS 322 GRATEFUL Official Number 119622

Material Steel.

Built for WH Leask of Peterhead and J Robertson of Pt Errol as PD 207.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1907.

Dimensions 89.3' x 19.2' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 107 gross tons, 41 net tons, 38 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (ATOE Co).

Later owners 1911, to W Ralph, T Main, T More of Burghead 

and R Irvin Ltd as INS 322, part sold in 1912

1916, 25 Mar on RN service, wrecked on Torr Head Co Antrim

1917, salvaged and repaired

1918, to W Kane and A Matthews, Belfast, renamed Inver, B 629

1926, to W Findlay of Cullen, renamed Cloverdale, BF 170

1945, to G Herd of Findochty.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.

INS 344 DOORIE BRAE Official Number 137657

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Rift.

Built by G Smith of Buckie in 1920.

Dimensions 87.6' x 19.7' x 9.8'.

Tonnage 94 gross tons, 42 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Richards).

Later owners 1921, completed as a fishing craft to FBS

1921, to Wm Bruce of Burghead, renamed Doorie Brae, INS 344

1923, to G&W Main of Burghead.

Final fate Scrapped in 1946.

INS 357 PITBLAE Official Number 125316

Material Steel.

Built for Fraserburgh and N of Scotland ST Co Ltd as FR 264.

Built by Hall of Aberdeen in 1908.

Dimensions 86.1' x 18.8' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 39 net tons, 34 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Hall).

Later owners 1911, to R Strachan and R Irvin Ltd of Peterhead as PD 12

1913, part-sold to R Irvin Ltd and 

J&W McKenzie of Burghead as INS 357

1926, to R Strachan of Peterhead, renamed Guide Us, PD 63

1941, to the Air Ministry. Did not return to fishing.  Final fate Scrapped in the 1950's.


INS 396 PRINCE ALBERT Official Number 115020

Material Wood.

Built for AE Beamish of Kirkley as LT462

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad in 1902.

Dimensions 79.4' x 18.2' x 8.0'.

Tonnage 64 gross tons, 39 net tons, 20 nominal horse power.

Engine 14 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1912, to W Aldous of Lowestoft

1916, to James More of Burghead as INS 396

1926, to M McLean of Stornoway as SY 157.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1935.

INS 401 ROSE ISLE Official Number 125410

also GLENGYNACK

Material Steel.

Built for Wm Campbell of Lossiemouth as Glengynack, INS 401.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1907.

Dimensions 84.0' x 18.1' x 8.5'.

Tonnage 96 gross tons, 41 net tons, 26 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1919, to R Corstorphine of Lossiemouth

1934, to John Ralph and JC West of Burghead, 

renamed Rose Isle

1945, to RB Duthie of Inverallochy as FR 357.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1951.

INS 518 ADMIRE Official Number 127492

Material Steel.

Built for D&J Main of Burghead.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1908.

Dimensions 86.4' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 36 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1945, to A Hay of Aberdeen

1946, to A Ritchie of Peterhead as PD 361

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.


INS 534 WEAL Official Number 127493

Material Steel.

Built for Wm Ross of Burghead.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1908.

Dimensions 86.6' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 35 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1939.

INS 544 COMMODORE Official Number 118174

Material Steel.

Built for D Main and AD Ralph of Burghead.

Built by Hall of Aberdeen in 1903.

Dimensions 83.6' x 18.1' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 88 gross tons, 33 net tons, 20 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Hall).

Later owners 1925, to D Sutherland of Hopeman.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1938.

INS 545 THE PROVOST Official Number 127494

Material Steel.

Built for D McKenzie of Burghead.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1908.

Dimensions 86.5' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 35 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1938, to R Irvin Ltd of Buckie and Others of Portknockie

as BF 483.

Final fate Scrapped in 1946.

INS 599 PROMINENT Official Number 127505

Material Steel.

Built for WH Leask of Peterhead and J More of Burghead.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1908.

Dimensions 86.4' x 18.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 36 net tons, 39 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners None.

Final fate Wrecked on Limburger Rock, Co Donegal on 3 Feb 1913,

all hands lost.


BURGHEAD -- HIRED DRIFTERS

LH 188 MARGARET AND FRANCIS Official Number 148267

Material Wood.

Built for Private owners, taken over by the Admiralty during building.

Built by Stephen of Banff in 1917, launched as HMD Ray.

Dimensions 88.0' x 19.5' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 86 gross tons, 40 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (?).

Later owners 1918 to 1927 in RN service

1927, to John Horne of Pt Seton, renamed 

Margaret and Francis, LH 188.

Final fate Wrecked Belhelvie Sands Aberdeenshire in fog while on passage to Pt Seton from Burghead to where she had been hired,

in Dec 1937. Two men were lost and one saved. She had only a run crew on board to take her home

A 346 GLENESK Official Number 114174

Material Wood.

Built for Steam Herring Fleet Ltd of Aberdeen.

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad in 1900.

Dimensions 79.4' x 18.2' x 8.0'.

Tonnage 67 gross tons, 38 net tons, 20 nominal horse power.

Engine 12 inch compound (Aberdeen Steam Trawling ).

Later owners 1921, to Fish Traders Ltd of London as A 346

1923, to D Sutherland of Findochty as BCK 425

1928, A McIvor of Stornoway as SY 556.

Final fate Scrapped in 1935.

A 207 GLENGARRY Official Number

Material Wood.

Built for Steam Herring Fleet of Aberdeen.

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad.

Dimensions 77.0' x 17.7' x 8.0'.

Tonnage 67 gross tons, 41 net tons, 18 nominal horse power.

Engine 14 inch compound (Davis of Oulton Broad)

Later Owners Always out on hire, as the Steam Herrihg Fleet had no gear of their own.

Final Fate Snapped her moorings during a spate while moored in the River Dee at Aberdeen, and was marooned on Aberdeen beach on 5th October 1920. A sister-ship, the Glenshee did exactly the same thing on the same tide


PD 522 UGIE Official Number 125945

Material Wood.

Built for JR Wilson, Jamaica Street, Peterhead.

Built by John Chambers of Lowestoft in 1908.

Dimensions 84.4' x 19.5' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 85 gross tons, 37 net tons, 25 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Elliot and Garrood of Beccles ).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in Peterhead in 1937.

Hired by Alex Ross.

NAIRN STEAM DRIFTERS

INS 23 MAGNIFICENT III Official Number 127512

Material Steel.

Built for WM Duggie of Nairn.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1909.

Dimensions 86.0' x 18.5' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 36 net tons, 41 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1946, to G&P Buchan of Peterhead as PD 57.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.

INS 27 GLENERNE Official Number 127510

Material Wood.

Built for J&A Bochel and A Main of Nairn.

Built by Fellows of Yarmouth in 1909.

Dimensions 83.6' x 18.5' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 79 gross tons, 38 net tons, 25 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Elliot and Garrood of Beccles, Suffolk).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in 1938.

INS 47 BRITANNIA Official Number 115035

Material Wood.

Built for Britannia Fishing Co Ltd of Lt as LT 532.

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad in 1902.

Dimensions 79.4' x 18.8' x 8.0'.

Tonnage 63 gross tons, 38 net tons, 28 nominal horse power.

Engine 14 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1908, to Wm and JM Duggie of Nairn as INS 47

1922, to J McDonald of Inverness. Final fate Scrapped in 1923.

INS 53 OCEAN PRIDE Official Number 128579

Material Steel.

Built for Bloomfields Ltd of Gt Yarmouth as YH 172.

Built by Smiths Dock of Middlesborough in 1911.

Dimensions 86.0' x 19.0' x 9.4'.

Tonnage 95 gross tons, 36 net tons, 45 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1913, to AR Duthie and AR Stephen of Cairnbulg as FR 104

1920, to Doncaster ST Co Ltd of Ramsgate as R 243

1926, to WM Ellen of Nairn as INS 53

Final fate Lost on the West Coast on 12 Jan 1928.

INS 54 CAMPERDOWN Official Number 125840

Material Steel.

Built for W Slater of Portknockie as BF 927.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1907.

Dimensions 84.2' x 18.1' x 8.3'.

Tonnage 91 gross tons, 33 net tons, 41 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1912, to JJ&A Muir of Cellardyke as KY 150

1923, to J Smith of Buckie as BCK 423

A McIntosh of Nairn as INS 54.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

INS 56 HELEN ANN Official Number 132173

Material Wood.

Built for G Smith of Buckie as BCK 206.

Built by G Smith Jr of Buckie in1915.

Dimensions 88.3' x 18.8' x 9.6'.

Tonnage 90 gross tons, 38 net tons, 36 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Lewis).

Later owners 1919, to AM Main of Nairn as INS 56

1937, to Sir G Furness and Others of Eyemouth as BK 148

1945, to GW Craigen of Gamrie as BF 119

Final fate Struck a sandbank and sank in the entrance to Lowestoft Harbour on 10 Oct 1946. Raised and condemned, her hull was only broken up in 1984 after lying in the mud at Oulton Broad for more than 38 years.


INS 117 MOY HALL Official Number 131245

Material Wood.

Built for J&I McIntosh and D Morrison of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1910.

Dimensions 82.6' x 18.4' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 71 gross tons, 27 net tons, 23 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Mumford of Colchester).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in 1939 in Orkney.

INS 143 HIGHLAND LASSIE Official Number 131244

Material Wood.

Built for A&J Finlayson of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1910.

Dimensions 82.0' x 18.5' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 77 gross tons, 25 net tons, 23 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Mumford of Colchester).

Later owners 1937, to John Cameron of Peterhead.

Final fate Scrapped in 1938.

INS 148 ORD HILL Official Number 131250

Material Steel.

Built for RD&J Main of Nairn.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1910.

Dimensions 86.2' x 18.0' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 90 gross tons, 37 net tons, 33 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1923, to JS Buchan of Cairnbulg, renamed West Haven, FR 542.

Final fate Scrapped in 1952.

INS 149 WHINNY KNOWE Official Number 131261

Material Steel.

Built for WJ&H Barron of Nairn.

Built by Duthie of Torry in 1910.

Dimensions 85.9' x 18.1' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 91 gross tons, 38 net tons, 31 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1938, to JS Buchan of St Combs, renamed Strathbeg, FR 387

1945, to R Irvin Ltd of Fraserburgh.

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.


INS 158 BEN BUI Official Number 131255

Material Wood.

Built for I&D Barron and J Wilson of Nairn.

Built by Forbes of Sandhaven in 1910.

Dimensions 84.3' x 18.5' x 8.4'.

Tonnage 73 gross tons, 30 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (McKie and Baxter of Glasgow).

Later owners None

Final fate Scrapped in 1936.

INS 160 SKIBO CASTLE Official Number 131253

Material Wood.

Built for IDJ&J Milne of Nairn.

Built by Beeching of Yarmouth in 1910.

Dimensions 81.0' x 18.8' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 81 gross tons, 28 net tons, 31 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners None.

Final fate Ran on top of a wreck off Yarmouth. Skipper Milne managed to run her ashore but she became a total loss, in early 1920.

INS 138 HOPE Official Number 120336

Material Wood.

Built for On spec as YH 24.

Built by Fellows of Yarmouth in 1904.

Dimensions 79.3' x 18.0' x 8.2'.

Tonnage 67 gross tons, 22 net tons, 25 nominal horse power.

Engine 15 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1906, to J&D Main of Nairn as INS 138

1920, to the Admiralty

1922, to John McKinnon of Eriskay for trading use, 

renamed Eriskaig.

Final fate Scrapped in about 1927.


INS 176 THAW Official Number 137647

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Thaw.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1920.

Dimensions 85.9' x 19.7' x 9.8'.

Tonnage 93 gross tons, 43 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Yeaman and Baggeson of Dundee).

Later owners 1920, completed as a fishing vessel to FBS

1920, to JM Main of Nairn as INS 176

1945, to John Strachan and John Buchan of Peterhead, 

renamed Olive Leaf, PD 196.

Final fate Scrapped in 1952.



INS 177 FLUSH Official Number 137658

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Flush.

Built by W Wood of Lossiemouth in 1918.

Dimensions 87.4' x 19.6' x 9.6'.

Tonnage 97 gross tons, 41 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Cooper and Greig of Dundee ).

Later owners 1920, completed as a fishing vessel to FBS

1921, to D Main of Nairn as INS 177

1937, to H Gowans of St Monance as KY 184

1945, to WJ Taylor of Fleetwood as FD 43.

Final fate Scrapped in 1952.

INS 184 MAVISTON Official Number 137850

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Fireball.

Built by Fellows of Yarmouth in 1918.

Dimensions 86.0' x 19.7' x 9.7'.

Tonnage 95 gross tons, 35 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1920, to FBS

1920, to Wm and JM Duggie of Nairn, renamed Maviston, INS 184

1932, to Jn Stephen of Cairnbulg, renamed Hollydale, FR 171

1940, to R Irvin Ltd and Others of Gamrie as BF 70.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.


INS 194 BRIGHTON Official Number 124874

Material Wood.

Built for JM Duggie of Nairn.

Built by Beeching of Yarmouth in 1906.

Dimensions 82.0' x 18.5' x 9.0'.

Tonnage 75 gross tons, 31 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1914, to C More of Hopeman

1925, to J Reid and J Logie of Buckie as BCK 120.

Final fate Scrapped in 1936.

INS 210 CLUPEA Official Number 124280

Material Wood.

Built for D Main and A Ralph of Nairn.

Built by Kitto of Portleven in 1907.

Dimensions 85.1' x 18.7' x 8.4'.

Tonnage 83 gross tons, 35 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 15 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners Not known, but in RN service in WW1.

Final fate Wrecked on Norfolk coast on 1 Nov 1920.

INS 237 INVERNAIRNE Official Number 131267

Material Wood.

Built for Wm&JM Duggie and J McIntosh of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1911.

Dimensions 84.5' x 18.2' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 78 gross tons, 32 net tons, 35 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1920, to A&D Wallace of Nairn

1937, to G McPherson of Hopeman

1948, to John Morrison of Stornoway as SY 764.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.

INS 238 GREATHEART Official Number 131226

Material Wood.

Built for J Main and W Davidson of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1911.

Dimensions 84.5' x 18.2' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 76 gross tons, 33 net tons, 35 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners None.  Final fate Mined and sunk off Dover 26 Sept 1915, in RN service.

INS 239 STRENUOUS Official Number 131268

Material Wood.

Built for T&W Barron, JM Callie and JM Duggie of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1911.

Dimensions 84.6' x 18.2' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 77 gross tons, 32 net tons, 35 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1938, to J&A Ellen, Nairn

1945, to John Cameron of Peterhead and 

Others of Fraserburgh as FR 118

1950, to F Reid of Buckie.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.

INS 285 ROSE Official Number 124379

Material Wood.

Built for Wm Main and WM Ellen of Nairn.

Built by Beeching of Yarmouth in 1907.

Dimensions 81.5' x 18.5' x 9.4'.

Tonnage 81 gross tons, 34 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 15 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1924, to AW Thomson of Buckie as BCK 71.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

INS 286 VIOLET Official Number 125401

Material Wood.

Built for DM Ellen of Nairn.

Built by Kitto of Portleven in 1907.

Dimensions 83.8' x 18.9' x 8.5'.

Tonnage 82 gross tons, 34 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 15 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1926, to J Geddes of Buckie and John Wood 

of Portknockie as BCK 286.

Final fate Scrapped in 1933.


INS 296 NAIRNSIDE Official Number 132788

Material Wood.

Built for WM&DM Ellen and W Barron of Nairn

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1912.

Dimensions 88.2' x 18.7' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 33 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street ).

Later owners 1938, to M Bain of Portgordon as BCK 155.

Final fate Scrapped in 1946 in Peterhead.

INS 301 PHASE Official Number 140839 

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Phase.

Built by G Smith of Buckie in 1920.

Dimensions 87.0' x 19.8' x 10.0'.

Tonnage 96 gross tons, 40 net tons, 34 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Yeaman and Baggeson of Dundee).

Later owners 1920, completed as a fishing vessel to FBS as PD 195

1921, to J Main of Nairn as INS 301

1945, to JW Smith of Portknockie as BCK 91.

Final fate Scrapped in 1951.

INS 303 RAIT CASTLE Official Number 132787

Material Wood.

Built for JW&WM Main of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1912.

Dimensions 88.0' x 18.7' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 87 gross tons, 37 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1938, to A&J Wood of Portknockie as BF 486.

Final fate Scrapped in 1952.

INS 318 HIGHLAND LEADER Official Number 132786

Material Wood.

Built for D Ralph and I&J Bunker of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1912.

Dimensions 83.2' x 18.7' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 82 gross tons, 31 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.


INS 355 COUNTY OF INVERNESS Official Number 132793

Material Wood.

Built for H&H Wilson of Nairn.

Built by G Smith Jr of Buckpool in 1913.

Dimensions 87.0' x 18.7' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 35 net tons, 33 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen).

Later owners 1926, to Wm Ritchie of Rosehearty,

renamed Coral Haven, FR 195.

Final fate Scrapped in 1938.

INS 367 J.E.C.M. Official Number 132791

Material Wood.

Built for AM and DM Main of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1913.

Dimensions 87.2' x 18.2' x 8.9'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 33 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1919, to D Jeffrey of Alloa and Others of Cellardyke as KY 23

1923, renamed Kincraig

1931, to BB Coull of Peterhead as PD 70

1945, Dr P Mc Killop of Renfrew?, managers R Irvin of Peterhead

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.

INS 368 GLADYS Official Number 122793

Material Wood.

Built for CE Day of Lowestoft as LT 487.

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad in 1906.

Dimensions 82.8' x 18.8' x 8.7'.

Tonnage 69 gross tons, 38 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 15 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1913, to D Ralph of Nairn as INS 368

1927, to WS Stewart and A Cormack of Lossiemouth, 

renamed Star O' Moray.

Final fate Became a total loss on 8 April 1931.


INS 370 ELYSIAN DAWN Official Number 127168

Material Steel.

Built for St Herring Fleet of Aberdeen as A 277.

Built by Mackie and Thomson of Govan in 1909.

Dimensions 82.3' x 18.4' x 9.0'.

Tonnage 91 gross tons, 33 net tons, 41 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch compound (Lidgerwood and Co Ltd of Glasgow).

Later owners 1921, to Fish Traders Ltd of London

1923, to J Smith of Buckie as BCK 424

1928, to WM Ellen of Nairn as INS 370

1938, to R Mitchell of Fraserburgh as FR 411.

Final fate Scrapped in 1946.

INS 372 HOLME ROSE Official Number 132792

Material Wood.

Built for John Barron, D Munro, Bank of Scotland Nairn.

Built by McIntosh of Buckie in 1913.

Dimensions 86.7' x 19.5' x 9.3'.

Tonnage 89 gross tons, 37 net tons, 35 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Lewis).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

INS 382 BRIGHTON O' THE NORTH Official Number 132795

Material Steel.

Built for JM Duggie of Nairn.

Built by A Hall of Aberdeen in 1914.

Dimensions 88.1' x 18.7' x 9.3'.

Tonnage 98 gross tons, 41 net tons, 36 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Hall ).

Later owners 1945, to AR Sutton of Scarborough

1946, to A&J Buchan of Peterhead as PD 389.

Final fate Scrapped in 1953. Reported to be a beautiful model of a Drifter.


INS 399 MISTRESS ISA Official Number 137642

Material Wood.

Built for J McIntosh of Nairn.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1915.

Dimensions 89.6' x 19.1' x 9.8'.

Tonnage 99 gross tons, 40 net tons, 36 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1945, to RT Milne (Caley) of Peterhead as PD 71

Final fate Scrapped in 1950.

INS 444 RESOLUTE Official Number 125413

Material Wood.

Built for J&DM Main of Nairn.

Built by Fellows of Yarmouth in 1907.

Dimensions 82.1' x 18.7' x 9.4'.

Tonnage 82 gross tons, 34 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in 1938.

INS 461 COUNTY OF NAIRN Official Number 125420

Material Wood.

Built for H&A Wilson of Nairn.

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad in 1907.

Dimensions 83.9' x 18.7' x 8.6'.

Tonnage 81 gross tons, 34 net tons, 27 nominal horse power.

Engine 15 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1929, to J Falconer and John Wood of Portknockie, 

renamed Actively, BF 164.

Final fate Scrapped in 1935.

INS 538 MAGNIFICENT Official Number 118873

Material Wood.

Built for JM Duggie of Nairn.

Built by Gibbs of Galmpton in 1903.

Dimensions 79.1' x 18.0' x 8.3'.

Tonnage 68 gross tons, 29 net tons, 26 nominal horse power.

Engine 15 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 190?, to J McIntosh of Nairn

1921, to Wm Smith of Buckie as BCK 403.

Final fate Scrapped in 1929.


INS 603 TREASURE TROVE Official Number 127507

Material Wood.

Built for WD&R Main of Nairn.

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad in 1908.

Dimensions 83.6' x 19.1' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 83 gross tons, 35 net tons, 31 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

INS 610 CAWDOR CASTLE II Official Number 127508

Material Wood.

Built for AM Wallace of Nairn,

Built by Reynolds of Oulton Broad in 1908.

Dimensions 84.3' x 18.9' x 9.2'.

Tonnage 84 gross tons, 35 net tons, 31 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners None.

Final fate Scrapped in 1937.

AVOCH STEAM DRIFTERS

INS 172 CASTLE STUART Official Number 131258

Material Wood.

Built for Inverness Drifter Co Ltd and R Jack of Avoch.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1910.

Dimensions 84.0' x 18.3' x 9.1'.

Tonnage 77 gross tons, 31 net tons, 23 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Mumford of Colchester).

Later owners 1938, to AM Pirie of Portknockie as BF 501.

Final fate Scrapped in 1946.

INS 311 MONALIADH Official Number 132785

Material Wood.

Built for D&R Jack of Avoch.

Built by Rose Street of Inverness in 1912.

Dimensions 87.7' x 18.7' x 8.8'.

Tonnage 85 gross tons, 37 net tons, 30 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch triple (Rose Street).

Later owners 1914, to the Admiralty as a tender at Cromarty

1920, to R Irvin Ltd and G Duthie of Cairnbulg as FR 107.

Final fate Scrapped in 1945.


INS 573 CLACH NA CUDIN Official Number 127497

Material Wood.

Built for J Cormack of Inverness and Others of Avoch.

Built by Fellows of Yarmouth in 1908.

Dimensions 83.7' x 18.4' x 9.3'.

Tonnage 78 gross tons, 32 net tons, 31 nominal horse power.

Engine 16 inch compound (Crabtree and Co Ltd of Yarmouth).

Later owners 1913, to J Humphrey of Portgordon as BCK 152

1921, to Fellows and Co Ltd of Yarmouth as YH 361

1927, to S Geddes and N Humphrey of Portgordon as BCK 448.

Final fate Scrapped in 1933.

KYLE OF LOCHALSH DRIFTER

INS 221 LOCHALSH Official Number 137667

Material Wooden Standard.

Built for The Admiralty as HMD Avalanche.

Built by Chambers of Lowestoft in 1918.

Dimensions 86.8' x 20.0' x 10.2'.

Tonnage 99 gross tons, 43 net tons, 42 nominal horse power.

Engine 18 inch triple (Brown Brothers).

Later owners 1918 to 1926, in RN service

1926, to D Stewart of Kyle, renamed Lochalsh, INS 221.

Final fate Scrapped in 1938. Was usually hired to Buckie crews.