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Name: BLUE BONNET
Launched:
Completed: 1866
Builder: T & W Smith, North Shields
Yard Number: 11
Dimensions: 72grt, 19nrt, 82.6 x 17.1 x 9.1ft
Engines: 34nhp
Engines By:
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 53446
History:
1866 T Spence et al, North Shields; registered at North Shields
1870 DR MacGregor & J Galloway, Forth
1872 Galloway & Nelson, Elie
1872 Mackie & Nelson, Elie
1873 Mackie & Sneddon, Elie
1873 Salveson & Mackie, Leith
1873 Beveridge & Kennedy, Alloa
1873 Walter Beveridge, Alloa
1875 Registered at Alloa
1883 Scottish Steam Fishing Co, Granton; renamed MERLIN
28/11/1884 Wrecked
Comments: 1884: Allocated fishing registration number LH1054 at Leith
28/11/1884: Caught fire & wrecked off May Island, Firth of Forth
Thanks to Andy Hall for the above details