Official Number: 121620
Yard Number: 359
Gross Tonnage: 239
Net Tonnage: 72 (93n- amended by BoT – 1.1.1914)
Length: 120.3 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Boiler: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
19.9.1907: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd. No.359) for John Jones & Jenkin Jones, Milford Haven as CELTIA.
10.1907: Completed (John Jones, manager).
29.10.1907: Registered at Milford (M216).
11.5.1910: Sold to Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool (Robert Harley, manager).
30.10.1911: In SW gale and very high seas off the Isle of Man, at about 7.20 a.m. connected with Ellerman steamer OPORTO (739grt/1888) broken down and commenced tow for Liverpool.
31.10.1911: Arrived Liverpool.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 92.82 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve. Working under Admiralty control from Liverpool.
16.1.1918: Fitted with 1-6pdr.
1924: Charles G. Miller appointed manager.
23.7.1926: Milford registry closed.
28.7.1926: Registered at Liverpool (LL28).
5.1939: Sold to Yolland & Llewellin, Milford Haven (John H. Llewellin, manager).
25.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and appointed as a minesweeper (P.No.NI) (Hire rate £59.15.0d/month).
19.1.1940: Returned to owner.
24.9.1940: On fishing grounds about sixty miles SE of the Old Head of Kinsale, cut gear and picked up Cecil Mantripp*, mate of the the BASS ROCK (A759), bombed and sunk by German aircraft.
10.1940: Sold to The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood, managers. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
5.7.1943: Typical landing. 550 kits – hake-150, cod-50, coley-350.
1948: Sold to William Mayler & Sydney Bennett, Fleetwood.
1949: Sold to Ribble Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd, managers).
1954: Transferred to Wyre Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd, managers).
2.1955: Sold to Hammond Lane Metal Co Ltd, Dublin for breaking up.
(* Also picked up by Goosander (LL118) – Rees, Ch.Eng; Mason, 2nd Eng; George Collier, bosun and Fred Foster, cook)
(Lost: Sk. George Skewis; Third Hand John W. Tobutt; John Hext, deckhand, H.W. E. Mills, fireman)
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26/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
28/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
09/11/2019: Updated information.