Official Number: 162977
Yard Number: 1031
Gross Tonnage: 143
Net Tonnage: 47
Length: 31.12m (102.1 ft)
Breadth: 6.34m (20.7 ft)
Depth: 2.90m (9.5 ft)
Built: Gebr. Boot, Leiderdorp
Engine: 250 hp T.3-cyl by Industrieele Maats. “Hera”, Ymuiden (Engine made 1917)
Pennant : FY. 1525
1916: Launched by Gebr. Boot, Leiderdorp (Yd No.1031 ) for Naam VennStoomviss “Zaanstroom VI” (P. J. D. & Joh. Dil & S.Yff, Zaandijk, managers) as ZAANSTROOM VI.
Pre 1920: Sold to N.V. Visscherij Maats “Maastroom II”, IJmuiden (N.V. Scheeps Exploit Maats “Maastroom”, managers). Renamed MAASSTROOM II.
19??: Sold to ?? and renamed ARIA.
Pre 1927: Sold to N.V. Zeevissch Maats “Alcmaria”, IJmuiden. Renamed ALCMARIA.
1935: Sold to Bowden Ramster, Fleetwood.
3.1935: Remeasured 148g 64n.
21.3.1935: Registered at Lowestoft (LT48).
30.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1525) (Hire rate £41.18.8d/month) (Nore/Yarmouth).
30.5.1940: Sailed Yarmouth with twelve other drifters for Ramsgate.
26.5.1940: At 1857 ‘Operation Dynamo’ – evacuation at Dunkirk put into effect.
31.5.1940: Sailed Ramsgate for Dunkirk. Assisted in evacuation.
1.6.1940: At 0825 arrived Ramsgate with 32 troops.
4.6.1940: ‘Operation Dynamo’ terminated.
8.1940: Fitting out at Leith.
15.10.1940: Transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy (Rosyth/Port Edgar) with M/S Group 164.
28.11.1944: Returned to Royal Navy.
12.1944: At Dundee minesweeping gear removed.
2.1945: For disposal.
3.9.1945: Returned to owner.
1951: Sold to the Dalby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Bowden Ramster, Cleveleys, manager).
4.2.1957: At 9.30 am. disabled with boiler trouble off Maughold Head, IoM (Sk.Leslie Hatcher) requested assistance from DEAN SWIFT (FD29) (Sk. Jack Randles), sheltering in Ramsey Bay. In heavy rain, gusting 56mph, drifted to within 11 miles NW of Morecambe Bay Lightship when DEAN SWIFT arrived on scene at 5.30 pm. At 6.00 pm. tried to connect but line parted. 8.30 pm. made SOS. 10.00 pm. Barrow lifeboat launched and RED SABRE (LO71) (Sk. Jim McKernan), outward for the fishing grounds, turned back.
5.2.1957: At 3.00 am. lifeboat stood by while RED SABRE attempted to pass a line by rocket and barrel and was eventually successful only to see line carried away and her propeller fouled. With Barrow lifeboat still in attendance and in moderating weather DEAN SWIFT connected at 5.00 am. and commenced tow to Fleetwood arriving in the afternoon. Boiler beyond economical repair.
26.2.1957: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Barrow-in-Furness. (Also recorded as delivered Barrow 22.2.1957)
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18/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
06/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
16/06/2019: Updated information.