S.T. Gunner GY434
Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow
Yard Number: 996
Gross Tonnage: 349
Net Tonnage: 151
Length: 140.4 ft
Breadth: 25 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
5.2.1927: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.996) for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as GUNNER.
29.3.1927: Registered at Grimsby (GY434). John Denton Marsden appointed manager.
29.6.1927: Owners restyled Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby (Sir John D. Marsden, Bart, manager).
1928: Stranded near the Ness of Duncansby in dense fog. Refloated at high water.
30.11.1928: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
12.1936: Sailed Grimsby on an Icelandic trip but seven crew members suffering from influenza and put into Stromness.
1.1937: Sailed Stromness for Iceland grounds.
3.1937: Arrested for alleged fishing within Icelandic territorial waters and taken to Reykjavik.
9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.568) (Hire rate £146.17.5d/month). Based Aberdeen then Ardrossan with M/S Group 37.
3.1944: Fitted out as a dan layer and assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Attached to the 31st Minesweeping Flotilla (Canadian) in Force O as a dan layer. At Omaha Beach landing.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
31.6.1944: Thomas Daran Ronald appointed manager.
4.7.1945: Sold to The Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
7.7.1945: Albert Wright Butt appointed manager.
12.7.1945: Mortgage (A) discharged.
23.10.1945: Returned to owner.
4.5.1946: Sold to United Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven for £25425.
16.5.1946: Henry James Horwood appointed manager.
28.5.1946: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (B).
10.1953: Laid up at Milford Haven.
1953: United Trawlers Ltd in liquidation.
2.3.1954: Sold by mortgagee under mortgage (B) to The Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood for £4000.
3.3.1954: Sailed Milford for Fleetwood.
6.3.1954: Grimsby registry closed. Frank Marr appointed manager. Laid up.
7.1954: Sold to Van Heyghen Freres, Ghent for breaking up.
13.7.1954: Arrived Ghent from Fleetwood.
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