Additional Information courtesy of Barry Banham and Ian Wilson
Official Number: 128747
Yard number: 399
Gross Tonnage: 219
Net Tonnage: 85
Length: 117.4 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Boiler: Robert Stephenson & Co Ltd, Hebburn
7.1.1909: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.399) for Thomas G. Hancock (32/64), Hakin & John D. Harries (32/64), Milford Haven as DINAS.
2.1909: Completed (Thomas G. Hancock managing owner).
23.2.1909: Registered at Milford (M19).
14.10.1910: Arrested for illegal trawling in Bantry Bay.
15.11.1910: At Bantry Petty Sessions, Sk Thomas Salter fined £75 with 5gns costs.
20.8.1911: Stranded on Shingles Bank, refloated without damage and proceeded to Portsmouth.
12.5.1914: Sold to George H. D. Birt, Milford Haven (managing owner).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.155).
18.2.1916: Attached to Unit 117 of Dover Patrol. Recovering kite when band of derrick carried away striking PO Arthur Garden (P.120675) on the head. Removed to Military Hospital, Dover.
26.2.1916: PO Garden died.
26.5.1917: Sold to Joseph A. Taylor & Ernest Tomlinson, Fleetwood.
7.7.1917: Sold to Jonathan Uttley, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
7.3.1919: Milford registry closed.
8.3.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD63).
1920: Sold to Mrs Alice A. Uttley, Blackpool & F. A. Wadsworth, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
1921: Sold to Joseph Arthur Marr, Fleetwood (managing owner).
1922: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Marr, manager).
23.2.1936: In collision in Wyre Channel with steam grab dredger ROSSALL (239grt/120) and steam trawler HERO (FD227).
3.10.1936: Mortgaged to William Deacons Bank Ltd, London.
4.12.1936: Stranded at Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal without loss of life.
14.9.1937: Fleetwood registry closed “Stranded 4/12/36 & became total loss”.
2012: Wreck still visible at some low water springs.
(Note: 23.9.1937: Wreck was being stripped by men working from the steam drifter HONORA EVELYN (FD165) which in the course of operations that day stranded on rocks inside Dunfanaghy Bar and also became a total loss).
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19/12/2008: Page published. 7 updates since then.
22/04/2020: Updated information.