S.T. John and Norah LT203 (Seasonal)

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 135770
Yard Number: 141
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 95
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 86 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.7 ft
Built: Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Brothers (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees

History

1913: Launched by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth (Yd.No.141) for Head & Wright Ltd, Lowestoft as JOHN and NORAH.
9.1913: Completed.
29.9.1913: Registered at Lowestoft (LT203).
29.9.1913: Ronald Walter Head, appointed manager.
9.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1867). Based Dover.
1919: Returned to owner (William J. Head, manager).
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Fleetwood (William J. Head, managing agent).
7.1931: Connected to steam drifter/trawler LOYAL STAR (R246) stranded on Hats & Barrels rocks and pulled her clear.
9.7.1932: Out of Fleetwood, broke foremast when hauling.
18.3.1933: Off Trevose Head fouled propeller with gear.
3.10.1933: At Grimsby, badly damaged propeller.
26.11.1937: In collision with steam drifter SCORE HEAD (LT120).
13.1.1939: Off the Co. Waterford coast collided with Cork registered schooner BROOKLANDS (138grt/1859) damaging her above the waterline.
18.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY924) (Hire rate £27.0.0d/month).
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
5/6.1940: At Dunkirk evacuation.
1.6.1940: Arrived Ramsgate at 11.45am. landed 61 troops.
16.12.1942: Harold Frank Weeks, Fleetwood appointed manager.
10.1944: Employed on examining service.
1945(?): Returned to owner.
18.2.1946: Sold to East Anglian Fish Selling Co Ltd, Grimsby. Fitted out for seining.
9.3.1946: Lowestoft registry closed.
13.3.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY215). Harry Norman Franklin appointed manager.
11.12.1946: Registered at Grimsby as VISCARIA (GY215).
1958: Sold for breaking up.
25.8.1958: Grimsby registry closed.

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S.D/T. John and Norah LT203

S.D/T. John and Norah LT203

S.T. John and Norah LT203

S.D/T. John and Norah LT203

S.D/T. Viscaria GY215

S.D/T. Viscaria GY215

Changelog
26/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
09/06/2016: Information updated.