On the East side of the Middle Pier Granton

 © Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alistair McBeath, Edinburgh

                      Princess Mary GN 11                    

Built 1914   Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd,   Aberdeen (Steel)
Yard No 496
Owner at New Dodds Steam Fishing Co Ltd,  North Shields (William Hall Dodds manager)
ID no 133321
Launch Date 15.01.1914
Completed 03.1914
Gross Tons 224
Nett Tons 81
Engine 57 hp  T.3-cyl by Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd,   Aberdeen
Length 121.3ft
Breadth 22.5ft
Depth 13ft
09.03.1914 Registered at North Shields  SN 27
03.1915 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad No 1181), fitted with listening Hydrophones, and based at Taranto Italy
1919 Returned to owners
12.09.1928 In collision with and sank steam drifter “Ocean Pride” INS 53 off Tolsta Head, Isle of Lewis, all crew rescued by “Princess Mary”; Owing to the bad weather and damage to her bows “Princess Mary” took shelter in Broad Bay until daylight with the Fleetwood trawler “Kosmos” standing by.
1929 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin & Sons, Granton  Edinburgh (Thomas L. Devlin Jnr manager)
02.11.1929 North shields registry closed.
11.1929 Registered at Granton GN 11
02.1940 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (P.No FY.876) based at Great Yarmouth.
1942 Owned by Thomas L Devlin & Sons Ltd, Granton Edinburgh (Thomas L. Devlin Jnr manager).
09.1945 Returned to Owners
28.05.1950 Towed by trawler "Colleague" GN 53, 100mls to Aberdeen. 18hrs in heavy seas after net fouled in propeller.
1956 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co) for £4550.
19.11.1956 Arrived at Charlestown, Fife
11.1956 Scrapped by Shipbreaking Industries Ltd at Charlestown  Fife