Vessel name on Arrival: Dutiful

Dutiful - GW 3

Original Builder: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Dundee

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Vessel Type: trawler

GRT: 98

Year Built: 1907

Arrival Date: 03/08/1948

Breakup Started: 04/08/1948

Date First Beached: 21/08/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 26/08/1948

Draught For’d: 4' 0"

Draught Aft: 10' 0"

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Drifter / Trawler built for Owners A. Ritchie and P. Bucan   –   Boat registered in Peterhead with mark PD 322


NRT :  38 tons               GRT :   98 tons            Length :   87' 1"              Engine Output :   32 hp


1913  :  Sold to A. Strachan

1941  :  Sold to Clyde Herring Carriers Limited, Glasgow  :   Reistration changed to GW 3


The function of the vessel when working for Clyde Herring Carriers was to collect the fishijng fleet's catch and transport it to market as quickly as possible – herring did not have a significant 'shelf life', especially in the warm summer months, and the use of ice was not yet predominant.


According to an entry in the Edinburgh Gazette, dated 25th May 1956, the Company Clyde Herring Carriers Ltd was dissolved on 25th May 1956 under Section 353 (5) of the Companies Act of 1948.  Coincidentally, or perhaps not coincidental, this was the same month that their DUTIFUL was sent to Troon for scrapping.