S.D/T Honora Evelyn FD165

Additional Information courtesy of Ian Wilson


Admiralty Number: 3870
Official Number: 162066
Yard Number: 54
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 100
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 87.7 ft
Breadth: 18.6 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co, Gt. Yarmouth
Built: Colby Brothers Ltd, Lowestoft


1918: Launched by Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.54) (wooden “Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as SILHOUETTE (Ad.No.3870).
3.8.1918: Completed (1 – 6pdr).
3.1931: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Blackpool, manager).
8.7.1931: Renamed HONORA EVELYN (FD165).
1937: Sold to J. Bier & Son (Iron & Steel) Ltd, London for use on salvage work.
23.9.1937: Attending the wreck of the Fleetwood steam trawler DINAS (FD63) which stranded on 4.12.1936 at Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal and became a total loss. Reported stranded on rocks inside Dunfanaghy Bar, attempts to refloat failed and now submerged.
27.9.1937: Completely submerged and considered a complete wreck.
30.10.1937: Fleetwood registry closed “Total loss”.

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