Vessel name on Arrival: Dutiful
Original Builder: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Dundee
Original Yard No:
Vessel Type: trawler
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"
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.