Official Number: 163990
Yard Number: 1139
Gross Tonnage: 448
Net Tonnage: 190
Length: 157.3 ft
Breadth: 26.1 ft
Depth: 14.1 ft
Built: Cochrane & Son Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
18.4.1935: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1139) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as LORD STANHOPE.
3.6.1935: Registered at Hull (H199).
12.6.1935: Completed (Albert Turgoose & James Clark, joint managers).
17.6.1935: Sailed Hull for first trip to Iceland (Sk. C. Smith).
6.7.1935: At Hull landed 795 kits grossed £996.
5.1937: In collision with Norwegian fishing boat HILDUR near Baasfjord, northern Norway; boat cut in two and sank. Skipper and one man picked up but four lost.
4.8.1939: Sailed Hull for White Sea (Sk. C. Smith).
25.8.1939: At Hull landed 1,881 kits grossed £1,482.
8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.163) (Hire rate £280.0.0d/month).
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters and across the Channel in support of landings.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
20.6.1945: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
10.1945: Surveyed and restored at Hartlepool.
7.11.1945: Returned to owners.
10.1947: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
17.4.1950: Owners re-styled Associated Fisheries Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
1953: Owners reverted to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
12.10.1962: Sailed Hull for Iceland, last trip from port (Sk. Niels M. Pederson).
1.11.1962: At Hull landed 613 kits grossed £4,105.
8.3.1963: Transferred within the Associated Fisheries Group to Fleetwood.
20.3.1963: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Leslie Wheildon, manager).
9.4.1963: First landing at Fleetwood.
26.10.1963: Sailed Fleetwood for Icelandic grounds (Sk. George Harrison); sixteen crew.
27.10.1963: Landed sick Bosun in Belfast.
5.11.1963: On west of Iceland grounds, in view of heavy weather, decided to change to east of Iceland grounds.
7.11.1963: At about 0220 in heavy swell, E by N Force 7 and moderate visibility stranded on the south coast of Iceland, 4 miles West of Ingolfshofdi Light, in position 63°48N/ 16°40W; all eighteen crew (including two Norwegian gutters) ferried ashore in liferaft with shore assistance. KINGSTON DIAMOND (FD84) stood by. Later declared a total loss.
6.1.1964: Hull registry closed. “Transferred to Port of Fleetwood”.
15/16.9.1964: BOT Inquiry (S.469) found Sk. George Harrison partly to blame and suspended his ticket for twelve months; acting Bosun John J. Larkin censured.
Note: Allocated FD50 but never used the PLN
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