Admiralty Number: 3504
Official Number: 143786
Yard Number: 665
Gross Tonnage: 276
Net Tonnage: 107
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Smiths Dock Co, Southbank on Tees
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
12.1916: Requisitioned by The Admiralty on the stocks, no instalment monies paid.
24.1.1917: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.665) (non-standard “Castle” class) for The Admiralty as JAMES HUNNIFORD (Ad.No.3504).
1917: Completed (1-12pdr and W/T).
28.10.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as JAMES HUNNIFORD O.N.143786.
1920: Sold to Cygnet Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Robert W. Mason, manager).
16.1.1920: Registered at Fleetwood (FD363).
1920: Sold to The Brooklyn Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Thomas Cardwell, manager).
6.7.1921: Registered at Fleetwood as CREMLYN (FD363).
1934: Sold to New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood. Hulbert M. Bird designated manager.
19.4.1934: Registered at Fleetwood as ETHEL TAYLOR (FD363).
8.3.1936: Sailed Fleetwood for West of Scotland grounds.
14.3.1936: Sank the WINOOKA (GY465) in collision off St. Kilda; three of her crew lost, remainder picked up. Badly damaged but pumps coping.
15.3.1936: Arrived Tobermory with damage mainly above the waterline on starboard bow, her stem and forefoot badly twisted.
16.1.1936: Temporary repairs effected and sailed 3.15 am for Fleetwood.
17.1.1936: Arrived Fleetwood on morning tide.
7.11.1936: In the High Court of Justice – Admiralty Division, ETHEL TAYLOR adjudged answerable for damages not exceeding £3,582.6.1d in respect of her collision with WINOOKA.
Pre 4.1940: Employed on Fishery Protection (WA/Fort William/Fleetwood).
1.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service and employed on auxiliary patrol duties (Hire rate £78.4.0d/month). Based North Shields (Ty/Sk. W. E. Lane RNR).
22.11.1940: Mined off Tyne; crew rescued by Cullercoats lifeboat, Westmorland. (Ty/Sk. R. Cowling RNVR).
(John (aka James) Hunniford, Bosun’s Mate, age 28, b. Dartmouth, South Devon – VICTORY (SB751))
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19/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
03/03/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
14/02/2021: Updated history and technical details.