Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow
Admiralty Number: 1592
Official Number: 137453
Yard Number: 567
Gross Tonnage: 236
Net Tonnage: 102
Length: 120.7 ft
Breadth: 22.6 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: 500ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
1915: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.567) for Harley & Miller, Liverpool as JABOO II .
5.1915: Completed (Robert Harley, manager).
26.5.1915: Registered at Liverpool (LL3). Requisitioned from the builders for war service and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1592). Based Dover.
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 (FD114).
1924: William W. Brierley appointed manager.
12.1926: Sold to Charles Richard Baskcomb, Ernest James Baskcomb & Stafford Sidney Northcote, Grimsby (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 (joint owners).
3.5.1928: Sold to Baskcomb & Northcote Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
3.5.1928: Charles Richard Baskcomb appointed manager.
5.2.1929: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
24.11.1934: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (A) to James Johnston (64/64), Newhaven, Edinburgh.
3.12.1934: Grimsby registry closed.
3.12.1934: James Johnston appointed manager.
12.1934: Registered at Granton as NEW CHOICE (GN12).
30.7.1936: Stranded on Torness Point, Hoy in fog. Refloated with assistance of Longhope fishermen.
18.9.1939: Damaged by German air attack 115 miles E by N of May Island (Sk. J. Hall).
17.12.1939: Attacked by German aircraft 120 miles ENE of May Island. Skipper and crew took to boat but returned after attack.
1944: Sold to William Johnston & James C. Johnston, Newhaven, Edinburgh.
1951: Sold to T. A. Burns & Co Ltd, Bolton.
1951: Sold to Atlantic Fishing Products Ltd, Achiell Sound, Co. Mayo. Granton registry closed. Registered at Dublin (D233).
6.1953: Sold for breaking up.
24/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
09/02/2021: Updated history.