british FV Ocean Drift (LH73) ? [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1916
live live
weight (tons) 227  grt
dimensions 35.7 x 6.7 x 3.8 m
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine
power 82 
yard no. 145
IMO/Off. no. 130214
about the loss
cause lost foundered
other reasons collision
date lost 17/03/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.2rank: 667
about people
Hawthorns & Co., Ltd., Leith
engine by
Hawthorns & Co., Ltd., Leith
last owner
[1]Carnie & Gibb, Granton (Edinburgh)
FV Ocean Drift (LH73) ? [+1940]
period 1935 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 130214
prev. owners
[2]Flockhart W. & A., Leith
FV Pitfour (PD241)
period 1935 ~ 1935
IMO/Off. no.: 130214
[3]Adam, James G., Aberdeen
FV Pitfour (PD241)
period 1927 ~ 1929
IMO/Off. no.: 130214
[4]Peterhead Trawling Co. Ltd, Peterhead
FV Pitfour (PD241)
period 1919 ~ 1927
IMO/Off. no.: 130214
[5]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMT Pitfour (No.2976)
period 1916 ~ 1919
IMO/Off. no.: 130214
[6]Peterhead Trawling Co. Ltd, Peterhead
FV Pifour (PD241)
period 1916 ~ 1916
IMO/Off. no.: 130214
captain George Ratcliffe
about the wreck
depth (m.) 87 max. / 80 min. (m)
orientation 20°
war grave
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last update 13/01/2012
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Allen Tony10/11/2011FV Ocean Drift (LH73) was a British registered steam trawler of 227grt built in 1916 by Hawthorns & Co. Ltd, Leith. On the 17th March 1940 she foundered 50 miles NE of Kinnaird Head following collision with HMS INTREPID (P.No. D.10). Two crew missing, remainder including Sk. George Ratcliffe picked up by HMS Intrepid.

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