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Name: VINE
Type: Fishing Vessel - Drifter
Launched: 19/11/1903
Completed: 01/1904
Builder: Smith's Dock Co Ltd
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 730
Dimensions: 77grt, 20nrt, 80.0 x 18.0 x 8.3ft
Engines: C2cyl (10.75 & 23 x 16ins), 22nhp
Engines by: MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118876
History:
01/1904 Margaret Flett & Co, Lossiemouth; registered at Inverness
by 1907 James & John Flett, Inverness
1911 David Parker, Cellardyke; registered at Kirkaldy
1919 Charles Cowe, Peterhead; registered at Peterhead
1930 William Forman, Peterhead
1936 Thomas Buchan, Fraserburgh
1952 Broken up
Comments: 1904: Allocated fishing registration number INS573 at Inverness
1911: Allocated fishing registration number KY127 at Kirkcaldy
09/1915: Hired by the Admiralty as a boom defence vessel
08/1918: Renamed RED ROVER
1919: Returned to owners & reverted to original name
1919: Allocated fishing registration number PD156 at Peterhead
1936: Allocated fishing registration number FR209 at Fraserburgh
05/1940: Hired by the Admiralty as a barrage balloon vessel
1945: Returned to owners