Admiralty Number: 4459
Official Number: 141947
Yard Number: 350
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 278
Net Tonnage: 121
Length: 125.4 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ayr
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
17.3.1919: Launched by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ayr (Yd.No.350) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as EDWARD CATTELLY (Ad.No.4459).
5.2.1919: Forms for tender to purchase received by the Admiralty.
3.1919: Sold to Henry Blackburn, Fleetwood.
20.5.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel
1.7.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD204).
11.9.1919: Sold to Henry Blackburn & Henry M. Robertson, Fleetwood. Henry Blackburn designated managing owner.
2.10.1919: Sold to Blackburn Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Henry Blackburn, manager).
16.12.1928: Stood by steam trawler BUSH (FD60) ashore on rocks off Mull of Cantire, entrance to Islay Sound. Trawler VERA GRACE (FD211) had line onboard and on evening tide they attempted unsuccessfully to refloat.
6.4.1932: In heavy weather off the Mull of Kintyre RIVER KENT (FD75) having rudder damaged, jury rudder smashed and drifting unmanageable, requested assistance as she feared being carried ashore.
7.4.1932: At 9.59am. arrived on scene some 6 miles W of Sanda Island and after 36 hours drifting and with LOWTHER (FD48) standing by, connected and delivered Belfast for temporary repairs.
7.1932: Sold to Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
7.7.1932: Fleetwood registry closed.
11.7.1932: Registered at Hull (H432). Archibald Hudson, Hessle designated manager.
18.7.1932: Registered at Hull as SIR JOHN HOTHAM (H432).
1935: Sold to The Empire Steam Fishing Co of Aberdeen Ltd. Malcolm Smith designated manager.
4.11.1935: Registered at Hull as LOCH NAVER (H432).
1935: Harry Wight Ltd appointed manager.
5.1939: Company liquidated, share capital ‘converted’ into Malcolm Smith Ltd, Aberdeen. Malcolm Smith designated manager.
1.6.1939: Hull registry closed.
2.6.1939: Registered at Aberdeen (A41).
8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Hire rate £86.17.6d/month).
6.5.1940: M/S Group 22 (Sk. G. R. Burnwood RNR). Foundered off Hartlepool after being in collision with unknown vessel. All crew picked up by MoWT steam yacht BREDA (1431g/1912).
27.9.1940: Aberdeen registry closed.
(Edward Cattelly, OS, age 29, b. Wicklow, Co. Wicklow – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB652))
19/12/2008: Page published. 5 updates since then.
22/07/2016: Information updated.
27/05/2020: Updated information.
03/07/2020: Updated information.