Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow
Official Number: 137432
Yard Number: 509
Gross Tonnage: 244.97
Net Tonnage: 92.99
Length: 120.7 ft
Breadth: 22.6 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: 550ihp T.3-cyl by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Boiler: David Rowan & Co, Glasgow
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
2.1915: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.509) for Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool as GOËLAND II.
22.3.1915: Registered at Liverpool (LL2). Robert Harley designated manager.
3.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1194). Based Dover.
29.10.1915: Arrested Danish steamer RHODESIA trying to cross Folkestone boom. Escorted to Downs.
23.3.1916: Attached to Unit.91 Dover Patrol, picked up one dead crew member of steamer SEA SERPENT (902g/??) mined off Folkestone Pier.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Aberdeen.
1919: Sold to the Port St. Mary Fishing & Curing Co Ltd, London (Joseph A Taylor, Fleetwood, manager).
29.3.1919: Liverpool registry closed.
31.3.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD109).
1924: William W. Brierley appointed manager.
12.1926: Sold to Charles Richard Baskcomb, Ernest James Baskcomb & Stafford Sidney Northcote, Grimsby (64/64 joint owners).
10.12.1926: Fleetwood registry closed.
13.12.1926: Registered at Grimsby (GY406).
13.12.1936: Charles Richard Baskcomb appointed manager.
2.9.1927: Ernest James Baskcomb died.
27.1.1928: Probate granted transferred to Charles Richard Baskcomb & Stafford Sidney Northcote, Grimsby (64/64 joint owners).
3.5.1928: Sold to Baskcomb & Northcote Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
3.5.1928: Charles Richard Baskcomb appointed manager.
30.1.1929: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
23.5.1933: Mortgage (A) discharged.
23.5.1933: Sold to James Johnston (64/64), Newhaven, Edinburgh.
29.5.1933: Grimsby registry closed.
29.5.1933; James Johnston designated managing owner.
12.6.1933: Registered at Granton as NEW COMET (GN38) (BoT Minute M/R.G.No.1169/1933 dated 10.6.1933).
28.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (magnetic) (P.No.FY.760) (Hire rate £67.7.6d/month).
23.11.1940: Mined 11/2 miles E of Tyne Piers. Cullercoats lifeboat, WESTMORLAND, launched at 3.10 pm. and stood by for 20 minutes before taking off crew of twenty. Taken in tow by another minesweeper and beached. Repaired and returned to service.
7.1943: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
12.1943: Fitted out for store carrying and fuel carrying (Esso) (P.No.Y.7.2).
7.1944: At Normandy landings with Force G.
1944: Sold to William Johnston & James C. Johnston, Newhaven, Edinburgh.
11.1944: Fuel tank removed and employed on Operational towing.
10.1945: Sold to Anglo Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
10.1945: Granton registry closed.
24.10.1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY122).
24.10.19: Joseph Reynolds Cobley designated manager.
29.12.1945: Returned to owner.
15.8.1946: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (B).
20.10.1949: Leslie Little designated manager.
10.1952: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (B) for breaking up.
1.12.1952: Grimsby registry closed.
21/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
29/11/2020: Updated history.