Official Number: 145066
Yard Number: 340k
Gross Tonnage: 269
Net Tonnage: 109
Length: 125.4 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Originally ordered by Hull Northern Fishing Co Ltd, Hull but purchased by The Admiralty on the stocks.
9.5.1917: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.340K) (non-standard “Castle” class) for The Admiralty as JAMES BERRY.
30.8.1917: Completed as an escort (1-12pdr).
19.10.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO478).
1923: Sold to Hull Northern Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (William R. Nowell, manager).
8.9.1923: London registry closed.
13.9.1923: Registered at Hull (H818).
22.10.1923: Renamed MONTANO (H818).
1.5.1929: Sold to Orontes Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (William H. Johnston, manager).
7.5.1929: Hull registry closed.
8.5.1929: Registered at Grimsby (GY83).
11.1932: Sold to Southampton Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Henry P. Capron, manager).
31.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (Hire rate £78.9.2d/month).
9.1941: Fitted out as a magnetic minesweeper.
10.1943: Employed on miscellaneous naval duties.
10.1943: Sold to John C. Llewellin, Haverfordwest.
3.1944: Fitted out as a fuelling trawler (Esso) (33ton tank for refuelling diesel landing craft) (P.No.4.171). Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Assigned to Force U.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
8.1944: Fitted out as a water carrier.
7.1945: Sold to John C. Llewellin; Joseph L. Yolland; John Yolland Jnr, Haverfordwest & Thomas S. Yolland, Swansea (John C. Llewellin, manager).
7.1945: Grimsby registry closed.
14.7.1945: Registered at Milford (M53).
1.1.1946: Messrs Yolland & Llewellin partnership dissolved.
3.1.1946: Transferred to Fleetwood.
15.1.1946: Sold to John Yolland Jnr, Joseph L. Yolland & Thomas S. Yolland, Milford Haven.
11.7.1946: Transferred to Yolland Brothers Ltd, Milford Haven (John Yolland, manager).
4.1952: Transferred to Aberdeen.
17.3.1953: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Malcolm Brechin, Granton for breaking up.
26.3.1953: Arrived Granton from Aberdeen under own power.
26.3.1953: Milford registry closed.
(James Berry, Drummer, Marine, age 23, b. St. Johns, Norwich, Norfolk – VICTORY (ML5) killed in action 21 Oct 1805 at Trafalgar)
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