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Name: SPEEDWELL
Type: Fishing Vessel - Drifter
Launched: 25/08/1903
Completed: 09/1903
Builder: Smith's Dock Co Ltd
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 722
Dimensions: 79grt, 18nrt, 80.0 x 18.1 x 8.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (10.75 & 23 x 16ins), 22nhp
Engines by: Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 114896
History:
09/1903 William H Leask, Peterhead
1912 Alexander Duncan, Peterhead
No later history known
Comments: 1926: British Register closed
01/1916: Hired by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel
04/1918: Renamed GODSPEED
1919: Returned to owners & reverted to original name


Above photo courtesy of Keith Duncan

Peterhead Sentinel, Saturday, 26/09/1903

Peterhead Sentinel, Saturday, 22/11/1903