Official Number: 136220
Yard Number: 617
Gross Tonnage: 205
Net Tonnage: 77
Length: 112.2 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 12.4 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull
4.11.1914: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.617) for Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Hull as JAMAICA.
21.12.1914: Registered at Hull (H216).
31.12.1914: Completed (Joseph Vivian, manager).
2.1917: Requisitioned for war service as a hydrophone tender (Ad.No.1666). Based Granton.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull.
13.5.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.3.1923: Mortgagee re-styled as Westminster Bank Ltd, London.
22.10.1925: Robert Burton designated manager.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to William Augustus Hayward, Eastbourne.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd, London.
16.9.1932: Charles Hugh Emerson designated manager.
10.1932: Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd in liquidation.
1.11.1932: Mortgage (A) transferred to Harold Frank Hayward, London; Maud Florence Katherine Rogers, Chelsea and Ernest Norton, London (Joint mortgagees). 1935: Insured value £2,800.
3.1936: Combined boxing and trawling fleet of Kelsall Bros. & Beeching Ltd and the Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd consisting of 59 vessels laid up at Hull (declining catches, coal bill and increased maintenance costs had made the venture uneconomical).
6.3.1936: At Extraordinary General Meeting at Hull, Kelsall Bros & Beeching Ltd placed in Creditors’ Voluntary Winding-up (Richard Field Helm of Messrs Hodgson Harris & Co, London appointed liquidators).
6.3.1936: Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (Charles H. Emerson, manager) in voluntary liquidation.
1936: Fleet sold en bloc to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London (R. S. Hewett & H. F. Hayward). Robert S. Hewett designated manager.
29.12.1936: Hull registry closed.
31.12.1936: Registered at London (LO186).
6.1.1937: Arrived Fleetwood. Refurbished.
29.4.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 176 kits – hake-33, cod/codling-61, whiting-47, flats-4, ling/coley-18, roker-9, gurnard-2, dogs-2, sole & prime-1.
29.3.1944: Last landing at Fleetwood prior to being requisitioned for war service. Renamed ALL HALLOWS (Hire rate not recorded). Fitted out as a smoke making trawler and assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
9.6.1944: Arrived Mulberry A from Yarmouth with Group A1. Employed smoke making with replenishment at Portland.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
11.10.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
3.1945: Returned after restoration and survey at Fleetwood. Reverted to JAMAICA (LO186).
1959: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
14.8.1959: Delivered Barrow-in-Furness from Fleetwood under own power.
9.1959: Fleetwood registry closed.
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22/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
27/01/2017: Removed disputed image.
12/02/2012: Updated history.