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Name: BESSIE
Type: Fishing Vessel - Drifter
Launched: 27/05/1903
Completed: 06/1903
Builder: Smith's Dock Co Ltd
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 714
Dimensions: 79grt, 18nrt, 80.0 x 18.1 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: 115103
History:
06/1903 Cook & Sandison, Wick
by 1907 David Sandison, Wick
1920 David Sandison Jnr, Wick
No later history known
Comments: 1903: Allocated fishing registration number WK605 at Wick
07/1915: Hired by the Admiralty for miscellaneous duties
08/1918: Renamed CROSSBOW
1920: Returned to owners & reverted to BESSIE
Still listed in MNL 1936