Official Number: 136895
Yard Number: 266
Gross Tonnage: 251
Net Tonnage: 97
Length: 126.8 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Lidgerwood Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee
25.6.1914: Launched by Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee (Yd.No.266) for Devon Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood as LUCIDA.
21.8.1914: Registered at Fleetwood (FD20). George Clarkson designated manager.
8.1914: Completed. Requisitioned from the builders for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.925).
1916: James Alexander Robertson designated manager.
1917: At Berehaven, Co. Cork as armed trawler.
1.4.1917: With HM Trawler DRAKE II (Ad.No.817) (GY1163) assisted HM Trawler INAWILLIAM (Ad.No.2658) (GY872) towing British steam tanker LUCILINE (3765grt/1899) from Ventry, Co. Kerry to Berehaven (LUCILINE was torpedoed on 13.3.1917 by U-boat (U61) some 40 miles WNW of Tearaght Island, Co. Kerry) . After leaving weather deteriorated and great difficulty was experienced in getting the ship round.
2.4.1917: At 7.00 am arrived Berehaven.
5.12.1918: Sold to The Active Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. James A. Robertson designated manager.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson died.
10.1924: Alan Marr designated manager.
1.12.1925: Alan Marr died.
12.1925: Joseph Arthur Marr designated manager.
1.4.1929: Joseph A. Marr retired to manage Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd.
4.1929: Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
20.1.1931: At Bangor, Sk. T. Rogerson was fined £10 for illegal trawling off the Welsh coast.
11.11.1933: Fishing off Barra arrested by HMS DOON for fishing without lights. Armed guard placed on board and ordered to proceed to Stornoway, but made off with HMS DOON in pursuit.
12.11.1933: Apprehended by HMS DOON off Cumberland coast. Skipper taken onboard and both proceeded to Larne.
13.11.1933: Sailed Larne for Stornoway.
17.11.1933: At the Sheriff Court, Stornoway, Sk. Bertram was found Not Guilty of refusing to comply with instructions given by the Captain of HMS DOON.
10.1934: Sold to George Robb & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen.
20.10.1934: Fleetwood registry closed.
22.10.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A175). George Robb designated manager.
1939: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Basil Arthur Parkes, Blackpool designated manager.
11.1.1940: Mined in North Sea; Sk. A. C. Thundercliffe and crew of eleven lost.
16.3.1940: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel sunk by enemy action”.
(Lost – Sk. A. C. Thundercliffe, L. Austin, Albert Brooker, Arthur Brooker, J. Cullen, J. A. Downs, G. Morley, L. Nixon, F. Peacham, J. A. Pinchbeck. H. Whitfield, W. Widdowson.)
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