S.T. Keyes LT580


Admiralty Number: 3641
Official Number: 139341
Yard Number: 631
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 87
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Hall Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by W. H. Allen, Son & Co Ltd, Bedford


30.4.1918: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.631) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as TIMOTHY BRANNON (Ad.No.3641).
31.5.1918: Completed (1-12pdr HA, hydrophone and W/T).
4.1919: Sold to Leonard C. Cockrell, Wivenhoe.
27.6.1919: Registered at Hull as KEYES (H66). Leonard C. Cockrell desiganted managing owner.
9.1919: Sold to Vanessa Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
5.9.1919: Registered at Lowestoft (LT580). Leonard C. Cockrell designated manager.
17.9.1919: Hull registry closed.
1923: Sold to Arthur S. Bowlby, Harlow, Essex. Edward D. W. Lawford, Milford Haven, designated manager.
11.1925: At Aran District Court, Co. Galway, Sk. John W. Setterfield was fined for fishing within the prohibited area and not displaying lights. Also in court were the skippers of PHINEAS BEARD (LO283) and CALDY (M198). Total fines £350.
10.1930: Transferred to Fleetwood when Edward D. W. Lawford moved his vessels to the port.
1932: Laid up at Fleetwood.
9.1932: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager.
10.1932: Sold to William Buchan, Aberdeen.
4.11.1932: Lowestoft registry closed.
13.11.1932: Registered at Aberdeen (A215).
14.12.1932: Registered at Aberdeen as BUCHANS (A215). William Buchan designated managing owner.
14.9.1939: Sold to David Buchan, Aberdeen.
23.7.1956: Sold to The River Ness Fishing Co (1955) Ltd, Aberdeen.
5.11.1956: Sold to Nigg Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen. William Brebner designated manager.
1960: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Malcolm Brechin, Granton for breaking up.
28.6.1960: Arrived Granton from Aberdeen under own power.
7.2.1961: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up”.

Timothy Brannon, Quartergunner (prest). age 29, b. Wicklow, Co. Wicklow – VICTORY (SB360)

24/12/2008: Page published. 2 updates since then.
18/03/2021: Updated history and technical details.