Official Number: 163952
Yard Number: 1128
Gross Tonnage: 413
Net Tonnage: 162
Length: 152.8 ft
Breadth: 25.6 ft
Depth: 13.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
22.9.1934: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1128) for W. B. Wiley & Sons Ltd, Hull as MENDIP.
7.11.1934: Registered at Hull (H114).
8.11.1934: Completed (William H. Willey Jnr, manager).
10.11.1934: Sailed Hull on first trip to Bear Island (Sk. Dahlgreen(?)).
4.12.1934: At Hull landed 1,650 kits grossed £697.
1938: Hudson Brothers Trawlers Ltd appointed managers.
1939: Sold to East Riding Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
9.1939: Requisitioned for war service.
11.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (MOWT) (£23,505).
9.12.1939: Hull registry closed. Fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.249).
2.1940: Renamed HMS SPHENE.
20.10.1945: A Control Committee was formed to manage Hull and Grimsby trawlers which had been bought by the Admiralty pre war and were being offered for sale back to their original owners. The owners who bought back these vessels and wanted to take part in the scheme agreed to register the trawlers under the Hull Ice Co. Ltd and profits were shared. Management of the trawlers was given to the companies which had bought them.
1946: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull (Charles D. Hudson, manager). Refitted at North Shields and classed for trawling.
9.2.1946: Registered at Hull as MENDIP (H202).
16.11.1946: Sold to Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull (20/-).
18.12.1946: Renamed STELLA DORADO (H202).
25.3.1948: Sold to Partnership (Hull) Ltd, Hull (Kenneth Percival, manager).
22.7.1948: Renamed HACKNESS (H202).
4.11.1948: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
22.5.1954: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip before sale (Sk. H. Blaxton).
10.6.1954: At Hull landed 1,657 kits grossed £4,444.
22.6.1954: Sold to Fern Leaf Co Ltd, Fleetwood (William Newton, manager).
1955: Hull registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD120).
12.11.1958: Fishing off Latrabjarg, Iceland, ordered by Icelandic coastguard THOR to stop, HMS RUSSELL intervened and escorted outside 12 mile fishing limit.
1958: Sold to Alvis Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Newton & Sons Ltd, managers).
1.1.1959: Sold to The Sun Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (M. A. Munby, manager).
24.7.1959: Sold to Jacques Bakker & Zonen, Bruges for for breaking up.
27.7.1959: Arrived Bruges from Fleetwood under own power.
Note: Was never AVANTURINE all authors copied from one error. Ad Folio MT65-467 is quite clear in names and ownership.
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25/01/2009: Page published.
17/08/2014: Picture 4 added.
25/04/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from images.