Was the first of two such vessels ordered by W.Robertson & Co.
M.V. Spinel at 650 tons was built for trade as a coaster and worked down the West Coast of Scotland before being called up for war service.
She had an overall length of 175 feet and a beam of 28 feet and 6 inches.
She was launched from the yard on 8th September 1937.
“Spinel” took part in the evacuation of the British expeditionary Force from the beaches at Dunkirk, She was captured by enemy forces and taken into service by the German Navy.
M.V."Spinel" (Ship No 244)