Official Number: 118780
Yard Number: 35
Gross Tonnage: 261
Net Tonnage: 95
Length: 128.3 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.0 ft
Engine: 70NHP T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Speed: 10.5 knots
26.8.1903: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (Yd.No.35) for The Anglo-Norwegian Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as HERCULES.
9.10.1903: Completed (William R. Leyman, manager).
10.10.1903: Registered at Hull (H771).
21.10.1912: Sold to The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
25.11.1912: Hull registry closed.
26.11.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD172).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 103.35 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
11.1914: New boiler fitted.
20.3.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (1-12pdr).
19.4.1915: Registered at Fleetwood as HERCULES IV (FD172). Based St. Mary’s (Sk. George Birch RNR).
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
12.10.1924: Edward Towne appointed manager.
21.6.1930: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffry E. Marr, manager).
12.4.1933: In collision with AMALIA (LT241) which sustained damage.
1937: Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield (£900) for breaking up at Preston.
13.12.1937: Fleetwood registry closed “Ship broken up”.
20.3.1915: Commissioned at Fleetwood.
22.3.1915: Arrived Devonport. Fitted out for auxiliary patrol duties (Ad.No.1361).
26.3.1915: Mounting fitted, gun not available. Allocated Unit 85 – Division D based a t St. Mary’s, Scilly Islands (Sk. George Birch RNR).
By 10.1916: 5th Division based at St. Mary’s, Scilly Islands (Sk. G. Birch RNR).
By 1.10.1918: At St. Mary’s (General Patrol and Escort work).
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28/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
29/01/2016: Picture added.
25/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.