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George Borthwick GY 1314

George Borthwick Built 1917 Hall Russell & Co, Aberdeen as a Strath Class Trawler for the Admiralty completed as a Minesweeper Fitted with Listening Hydrophones  11/1921 Acquired by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co  02/1922 Renamed Annabelle  09/1927 Registered with Consolidated Fisheries Ltd  07/1934 Moved to Aberdeen 
1937 The vessel’s owner was David Wood, Rose Tor Aberdeen registry was Aberdeen 11/1939 Hired by the Admiralty and converted to an auxiliary patrol trawler  1941 Converted to Balloon Barrage Vessel  12/1944 Returned to owners 
02/1949 LR class withdrawn at owner’s request  1952 Owner was David Wood Aberdeen still listed as owner 1958

Her Details are

  • Official Number 143459
  • Yard Number 611
  • Call Sign GWVN
  • Admiralty Number FY 3621
  • Armament 1-12pdr 1-7.5 inch Bomb Thrower Anti submarine Howitzer
  • GT 216 NT 93
  • Dimensions 123.2 x 22.1 x 13
  • Engines Triple expansion 12, 20, 34 in x 23 in 57 rhp by Hall Russell & Co Ltd Aberdeen