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Name: EIGHT
Type: Drifter
Launched: 04/04/1901
Completed: 05/1901
Builder: Smith's Dock Co Ltd
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 655
Dimensions: 77grt, 25nrt, 80.0 x 18.0 x 8.2ft
Engines: C2cyl (10.75 & 23 x 16ins), 22nhp
Engines by: MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 111076
History:
05/1901 Smith's Dock Trust Co Ltd, Great Yarmouth
1914 John Duthie, Peterhead; renamed NIGELLA
No later history known
Comments: 1914: Allocated fishing registration number PD152 at Peterhead
12/1915: Hired by the Admiralty as a net layer; renamed NIGELLA II
Armed with 1 x 6pdr gun
Also used as a hospital vessel
1919: Returned to owners & reverted to NIGELLA
1928: Register closed