Admiralty Number: 3832
Official Number: 144277
Yard Number: 841
Gross Tonnage: 324
Net Tonnage: 131
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 96hp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
13.2.1918: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.841) (“Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as JOHN JEFFERSON (Ad.No.3834).
18.4.1918: Completed as an armed trawler (1-12pdr, 1-3.5” A/S Howitzer, Hydrophone and W/T).
03.02.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I & IV) as JOHN JEFFERSON O.N.144277 (LO302).
By 18.06.1920: Allocated to Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, London and engaged in commercial trawling.
13.08.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
04.1921: Paid off. Laid up.
09.1921: At John I. Thornycroft & Co Ltd, Woolston fitted out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100A1 Stm Trawler at Southampton.
01.1922: Scheme abandoned, the necessary working capital of £100,000 having not been subscribed. Laid up.
9.1922: Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull.
4.10.1922: London registry closed.
18.10.1922: Registered at Hull as St. AMANT (H702). Harold Hall, Hessle appointed manager.
3.1926: Arrested at Iceland for illegal fishing.
10.10.1935: Sailed Hull for White Sea grounds on last trip before sale (Sk. Wardle).
4.11.1935: At Hull landed 929 kits grossed £558.
5.11.1935: Sold to Trident Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (George A. Ledger, manager).
9.11.1935: Sailed Hull for Faroe grounds on first trip for new owners (Sk. S. Blackshaw).
23.11.1935: At Hull landed 209 kits grossed £282.
12.12.1935: Registered at Hull as LYNESS (H702).
30.12.1938: Sold to Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull (Edward Cargill, manager).
24.4.1939: Registered at Hull as LADY ENID (H702).
25.7.1939: Insured value £6,700.
26.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examination service and as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.547) (Hire rate £96.18.0d/month).
6.1941: Based Portland with M/S Group 49 (Ch Sk. R. Masson RNR).
13.8.1942: Sold to The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (J. Marr & Son Ltd, managers).
11.12.1945: Reclassed at Manchester and returned to owner.
21.12.1945: Sold to Henderson’s Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (J. Marr & Son Ltd, managers).
7.2.1949: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (David Marr, manager).
21.2.1949: Hull registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD4).
4.5.1954: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood for £7000.
19.5.1954: Last landing at Fleetwood (West of Scotland – 289 boxes, grossed £1,767).
1.6.1954: Sold to BISCO for breaking up and allocated to Rees Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Llanelli.
6.6.1954: Sailed Fleetwood for Llanelli.
1954: Fleetwood registry closed.
(John Jefferson (aka Jefferies), OS (volunteer), age 22, b. Finsbury Square, London – VICTORY (SB233))
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