Admiralty number: 4406
Official Number: 144519
Yard Number: 422
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 290
Net Tonnage: 127
Length: 125.5 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Cooke, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Gauldie, Gillespie & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Boiler: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow-on-Tyne
Speed : 10.5 knots
15.8.1919: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.422) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS BOUDIGE (Ad.No.4406).
1920: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
23.04.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as THOMAS BOUDIGE O.N.144519.
13.8.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
17.8.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel ex fishing gear.
24.8.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London as THOMAS BOUDIGE (Part IV) as (LO445).
04.1921: Paid off at The Nore. Laid up at Brightlingsea.
31.10.1921: After inspection at Brightlingsea by Capt. William John Lown & Lawrence Spring (directors), purchased by Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Purchased at asking price £7250 (Others inspected and purchased were DANIEL DICK, GEORGE CORTEN, ISAAC ARTHAN, JOHN BROOKER & JOHN GRAHAM).
3.12.1921: Arrived Hull from Brightlingsea for fitting out. Total cost including fit out and classification £8723.15.2d.
3.12.1921: London registry closed.
17.12.1921: Sailed from Hull on first trip.
12.1921: Remeasured 277g 109n.
21.12.1921: Registered at Hull as THOMAS BOUDIGE (H340). Walter Scott designated manager.
1.2.1922: Registered at Hull as JADE (H340).
12.5.1922: Arrived Hull in tow of tug BIDDY (114g/1914) having connected at the of the mouth of the Humber. Rudder was lost while 40 miles to the west of Orkney, jury rudder made from otterboards enabled her to steam 400 miles to the Humber.
3.6.1922: Sailed after having rudder replaced.
24.3.1925: John William Lown designated manager.
19.10.1934: Sold to Trident Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (£4000). George Arthur Ledger designated manager.
23.11.1934: Registered at Hull as DARNETT NESS (H340).
25.7.1939: Insured value £5,300.
26. 8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.542) (Hire rate £90.0.6d/month).
9.1939: Fitting out at Sheerness.
1940: Based Swansea on patrol & escort duties.
25.10.1944: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (£11750). (Trident Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull acquired by J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood). Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
3.9.1945: Returned after survey and restoration at Hull.
1946: Transferred to Fleetwood.
1956: Sold to Hammond Lane Foundry Ltd, Dublin for breaking up.
29.6.1956: Delivered Dublin from Fleetwood under own power.
11.9.1956: Hull registry closed “Broken up”.
Note: Thomas Boudige not listed on Muster Role of either HMShips VICTORY or ROYAL SOVEREIGN
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