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Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall

Technical

Official Number: 109725
Yard Number: 624
Completed: 1900
Gross Tonnage: 133
Net Tonnage: 57
Length: 95.0 ft
Breadth: 20.7 ft
Depth: 10.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland

History

28.2.1900: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.624) for The Moor Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hartlepool as NORTHMOOR.
4.4.1900: Registered at Hartlepool (HL59).
4.1900: Completed.
1902: Sold to W. Gartner, Hamburg.
16.8.1902: Hartlepool registry closed.
8.1902: Registered at Hamburg as St. GEORG.
30.9.1915: Captured in the North Sea by the light cruiser HMS CONQUEST of the Harwich based 5th Light Cruiser Squadron.
10.1915: Fitted out as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) and on completion renamed CHURCHSIN (Ad.No.1943).
11.5.1920: Sold to John Lewis Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen.
15.7.1920: Registered at Aberdeen as BANKS O’ DEE (A345).
15.7.1920: Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
12.10.1920: Sale to Robert Masson, Thomas Masson, William Masson, Isabelle Masson, Janet Masson, John Burns and John Lewis, Aberdeen not completed.
7.1.1921: Sold to William McPherson Snr, William McPherson Jnr, John Lewis and Elizabeth Lewis, Aberdeen (64/64 joint owners). Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
24.4.1926: Sold to James Brodie, Elizabeth Lewis and John Lewis, Aberdeen. Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
3.6.1929: Sir Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
31.7.1934: Sold to James Brodie, John Lewis, Aberdeen and Augustus William Strachan, Benstead, Surrey. Sir Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
1937: Sold to Metal Industries Ltd, Glasgow at Aberdeen (£450) for breaking up at Charlestown, Fife (Contract No.24C).
10.6.1937: Arrived Charlestown.
25.8.1937: Breaking commenced.
8.9.1937: Aberdeen registry closed “Ship broken up.”

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S.T. Banks O' Dee A345

S.T. Banks O’ Dee A345
Bulldog (inboard) and Banks o’ Dee

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Technical

Official Number: 121092
Yard Number: 417
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 267
Net Tonnage: 98
Length: 130.6 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.0 ft
Built: A, Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

26.10.1905: Launched by A, Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.417) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Hull as GENERAL GORDON.
24.11.1905: Registered at Hull (H844).
24.11.1905: Christopher Pickering appointed manager.
11.1905: Completed.
1906: Christopher Pickering appointed manager.
28.2.1913: Sold to Frank Buckworth (64/64), Cork, Co. Cork.
15.4.1913: Sold to Buckworth & Mumby Ltd (64/64), Cork, Co. Cork.
15.4.1913: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Metropolitan Bank (of England & Wales) Ltd, London (A).
11.7.1913: John Mumby, Milford Haven appointed manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 105.66net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
14.5.1915: Company re-styled to Frank Buckworth & Co Ltd, Cork, Co. Cork.
4.3.1916: Mortgage (A) discharged.
4.3.1916: Sold to John Stewart Boyle (64/64), Glasgow.
8.3.1916: John Stewart Boyle designated managing owner.
3.1917: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.3331). Based Kirkwall.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Aberdeen.
28.9.1920: Sold to Alexander Leitch (64/64), Chanak, Dardanelles, Turkey (Consent of Shipping Controller S3/21710/1 dated 20 Sept 1920).
29.9.1920: Alexander Leitch designated managing owner.
28.9.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Vincent Grech, London (B).
8.5.1922: Hull registry closed “… (except as relates to mortgage (B))”. Registered at Piraeus.
By 1927: Alexander Leitch registered office transferred to Athens.
1929: Sold to E. Ioannides & Alexander Leitch, Athens.
1929: Converted to dry cargo “For services in the Dardanelles”. 260grt 160net.
1929: Registered at Piraeus as STRATIGOS GORDON.
1931: Sold to Cie Egyptionne de Nav. Le Dedecanese, Alexandria.
1931: Registered at Alexandria as ELLEROS.
1931: Reverted to fishing. Re-measured to 265grt 106net.
24.7.1933: Returning to Alexandria, started to take in water, abandoned by crew and foundered some 40 n miles from the port. All crew picked up.

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Technical

Admiralty Number: 4214
Official Number: 144363
Yard Number: 437
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 274
Net Tonnage: 109
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Fraser & Chalmers Ltd, Erith
Boiler: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne

History

1919: Launched by John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.437) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS LAWRIE (Ad.No.4214).
1.10.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
3.2.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO318). Official No. 144363.
12.1924: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. Fred Parkes, Wyberton, Boston appointed manager.
9.12.1924: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.2.1925: London registry closed.
13.2.1925: Registered at Grimsby (GY208).
5.3.1925: Registered at Grimsby as SOMERSBY (GY208).
1926: Fred Parkes, Blackpool appointed manager.
14.7.1926: Mortgage (A) discharged.
15.7.1926: Sold to Oscar Dahl, La Rochelle.
3.8.1926: Grimsby registry closed.
8.1926: Registered at La Rochelle as LES BARGES II.
21.11.1939: In Bay of Biscay in company with several Spanish fishing vessels, at 12.50 pm torpedoed by U-boat (U41) and foundered in position 45.35N 3.22W. Fifteen crew abandoned and picked up by Spanish fishing vessel PAZ y TRABAJO.
12.1939: La Rochelle registry closed.

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Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4215
Official Number: 144360
Yard Number: 498
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 274.39
Net Tonnage: 106.35
Length: 125 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: John Chambers Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Fraser & Chalmers Ltd, Erith
Boiler: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne

History

1919: Launched by John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.498) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as JAMES LAVENNY (Ad.No.4215).
30.10.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
3.2.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO313). Official No. 144360.
12.1924: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. Fred Parkes, Wyberton, Boston appointed manager.
9.12.1924: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.2.1925: London registry closed.
7.2.1925 Registered at Grimsby (GY205).
24.2.1925: Registered at Grimsby as KELBY (GY205) (BoT Minute M/RG1207 dated 24.1.1925).
1926: Fred Parkes, Blackpool appointed manager.
14.7.1926: Mortgage (A) discharged.
15.7.1926: Sold to Oscar Dahl, La Rochelle.
1926: Re-measured 297g 91n 125.3 x 23.4 x 12.9 feet.
29.7.1926: Grimsby registry closed.
7.1926: Registered at La Rochelle as La BANCHE II.
1939: Requisitioned by Marine Francois as a minesweeper (P.No.AD186).
1944: Transferred to Free French Forces.
1946: Returned to owners.
1952: Sold for breaking up. La Rochelle registry closed.

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