S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84

Technical

Official Number: 167077
Yard Number: 651
Completed: 1939
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

History

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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S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84

S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84

S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84
Picture courtesy of The Stephen Myerscough Collection

S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84

S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84
Picture courtesy of The Phillip Dell Collection

S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84

S.T. Kingston Diamond H243
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84

S.T. Kingston Diamond FD84
Picture courtesy of The Peter Hearn Collection

Changelog
17/01/2009: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
29/08/2014: Picture 6 added.
17/09/2014: Amended history.
28/01/2017: Removed disputed image.
04/10/2020: Added an image.
21/03/2021: Updated history.