Official Number: 167077
Yard Number: 651
Gross Tonnage: 581
Net Tonnage: 214
Length: 178.1 ft
Breadth: 30.0 ft
Depth: 15.2 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 1050ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Speed: 12.8 knots
14.9.1939: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.651) for Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull as LADY MADELEINE.
22.11.1939: Registered at Hull (H243).
30.11.1939: Completed trials and accepted (E. Cargill, manager).
24.1.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.283)(Hire rate £435.15.0d/month). Based Greenock with Clyde Escort Group (Ty Lieut. P. H. Potter RNR).
29.1.1941: Picked up twenty survivors from the London registered steamer KING ROBERT (5886grt/1920) sunk by U-boat (U94) and landed them at Greenock.
1941: Iceland Command.
1942: Escort Group 49.
21.5.1942: Convoy PQ16 sailed Reykjavik for Archangel, part of escort group.
26.6.1942: Convoy QP13 sailed Archangel for Reykjavik, part of escort group.
16.10.1942: Sold to Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (John William Lown, manager) for £113,316.12.3d (plus registration fee £9.2.6d) in en bloc purchase with LADY HOGARTH (H479) and LADY ROSEMARY (H477).
15.12.1942: Convoy JW.51A sailed Liverpool for Kola Inlet, part of escort group.
29.1.1943: Convoy RA.52 sailed Kola Inlet for Loch Ewe, part of escort group.
3.2.1943: With A/S trawler NORTHERN WAVE (P.No.FY.153), picked up 4 survivors from American steamer GREYLOCK (7460grt/1921) torpedoed and damaged by U-boat (U255) in Norwegian Sea (70.52N 00.21W); sunk by gunfire from escort. Survivors landed at Gourock.
5.7.1944: Some 20 miles W of Cape Wrath picked up two wounded crew members of NOREEN MARY (GN17) sunk by U-boat (U.247) gunfire.
8.6.1945: The Admiralty advised the company that vessel had arrived at Walker on Tyne for refit and restoration by the Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd, Tyne Branch, Walker on Tyne.
6.2.1956: Arrived Hull.
13.2.1946: Returned to owner at Hull (William O’Dell, manager).
6.2.1946 Sailed for Bear Island fishing grounds.
5.4.1946: Registered at Hull as KINGSTON DIAMOND (H243).
1.10.1946 Sparehand G. Osbourne was fatally injured following uprooting of a bollard. On inspection found to be caused due to defective bolts. Notice placed under common law claim against Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd for £1,940.
20.10.1948: Claim finally settled to the satisfaction of both parties.
12.1949: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F by Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend. Fitted with new furnaces and fuel tanks cost £19,600.
1953: Made one trip to Greenland fishery.
25.5.1959: Donald Holmes Swift appointed manager.
5.4.1961: Lawrence Hall Swain appointed manager.
30.9.1963: Sold to Associated Fisheries Ltd for £5,000.
25.10.1963: Transferred within the Associated Fisheries Group to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
1964: Registered at Fleetwood (FD84).
1965: Sold to Smith & Houston Ltd, Port Glasgow for breaking up.
8.4.1965: Sailed Fleetwood for Port Glasgow.
1.1966: Still in course of breaking up.
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17/01/2009: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
29/08/2014: Picture 6 added.
17/09/2014: Amended history.
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21/03/2021: Updated history.