Official Number: 122947
Yard Number: 802
Gross Tonnage: 271
Net Tonnage: 114
Length: 130.6 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Boiler: J. T. Eltringham & Co, South Shields
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
4.9.1906: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.802) for The “Wyre” Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood as MAUN.
19.10.1906: Registered at Fleetwood (FD81). Richard C. Ward & John N. Ward designated joint managers.
24.12.1906: Vessel mortgage (64/64) to Lancaster Banking Co Ltd, Lancaster for account at 5% interest (A).
24.2.1909: John N. Ward appointed manager.
8.4.1909: Mortgage (A) discharged.
22.4.1909: Vessel mortgage (64/64) to The Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co Ltd, Manchester for account at 5% interest (B).
10.4.1912: Magnus B. J. Wedum appointed manager.
16.1.1914: Mortgaged (B) discharged.
27.1.1914: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co Ltd, Manchester (C).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service. Commissioned at Fleetwood. as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.122).
9.8.1914: Arrived Devonport for Special Trawler Reserve; when stored to sail for Lowestoft. Fitted with Hotchkiss Japanese 6pdr gun (No.154) and fitted out for minesweeping duties (Ad.No.122).
1914: Based Devonport with Unit 122 ‘Trawler ‘Sweepers‘.
1915: New boiler fitted.
29.6.1916: In strong SW wind, choppy sea and cloudy with rain patrolling in company with HM trawler BENTON CASTLE (Ad.No.1972) (SA1). When some 12 miles S of Eddystone sighted a boat awash containing two men. BENTON CASTLE lowered a boat and pulled towards the derelict but it was seen to capsize before they came alongside. One man picked up from the water but died almost immediately. Body landed at Plymouth. Boat salved and proved to be from the Guernsey registered cutter WATER LILY (38grt/1869).
13.12.1918: Mortgage (C) discharged.
10.1.1919: Sold to Noah Ashworth, Rowland Morris & Ernest Taylor (64/64 joint owners), Fleetwood. Joseph A. Taylor designated manager.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
31.12.1919: Sold to The Neva Steam Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. Joseph A. Taylor designated manager).
1924: William W. Brierley designated manager.
1928: Sold to Erenst & Weimar, IJmuiden.
1928: Sold to N.V. Stoomviss Maats “En Avant”, IJmuiden.
18.8.1928: Fleetwood registry closed.
8.1928: Registered at IJmuiden as EN AVANT (IJM73). Erenst & Weimar designated managers.
1930: Sold to N. V. Vereenigde Exploitatie Maats, IJmuiden. Registered at IJmuiden as UTRECHT (IJM73).
Pre1935: Sold to Vereenigde Steenkolenhandel N.V., IJmuiden. W. H. Arends designated manager.
1939: Sold to N.V. Visscherij Maats Ver Steenkolenhandel XXXI, IJmuiden. De Vem N.V., designated managers.
1940s: Fishing from Fleetwood. Bloomfield’s Ltd, Fleetwood managing agents.
1948: Sold to N.V. Zeevisscherij Maats De Hoop, IJmuiden. Registered at IJmuiden as DD HOOP (IJM73).
1954: Sold for breaking up.
8.1914: Commissioned at Fleetwood. At Devonport. Fitted with Hotchkiss Japanese 6pdr gun (No.154) and fitted out for minesweeping duties (Ad.No.122). Based Devonport.
By 10.1916: Based Devonport – Unit No.121 ‘Trawler Sweepers’ (Sk. W.H. Sawyers RNR).
1919: Port for landing Stores, Armament and Moveable Fittings – Devonport. Port for Demobilising Personnel – Fleetwood.
1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
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27/12/2008: Page published. 4 updates since then.
30/12/2016: Information updated.