Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow
Official Number: 164438
Yard Number: 1034
Gross Tonnage: 540
Net Tonnage: 198
Length: 175.8 ft
Breadth: 28.6 ft
Depth: 15 ft
Engine: 925 ihp T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough. Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F
Boiler: Boiler: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Hartlepool
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
17.1.1938: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.1034) for Ayrshire Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), London as AYRSHIRE.
2.1938: Completed. Total cost with extras, £26,642.17.10d.
19.2.1938: Harry Markham Cook appointed manager.
19.2.1938: Registered at Grimsby (GY520).
9.3.1938: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
8.8.1939: Mortgage (A) discharged.
9.8.1939: Sold to Hellyer Bros Ltd (64/64), Hull.
9.8.1939: Owen Stooks Hellyer appointed manager.
9.8.1939: Grimsby registry closed.
10. 8.1939: Registered at Hull (H113).
22.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (1-4”, AA weapons, ASDIC, DC) (P.No.FY.225) (Hire rate £384.15.0d/month). Based Rosyth.
20.2.1940: On patrol off Copinsay (Sub Lieut. Nigel Dixon RN), attacked by two German aircraft, HM Trawler FIFESHIRE (Sub Lieut. John V. Searles-Wood RN) sunk but attackers withdrew.
17.2.1941: Hellyer Bros Ltd in liquidation sold to reconstituted Hellyer Bros Ltd (64/64), Hull.
25.2.1941: Owen Stooks Hellyer appointed manager.
8.1941: Transferred to Iceland for convoy escort duties. Murmansk convoys including Convoy PQ17.
28.11.1945: Sold to Devon Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull.
28.11.1945: Mark Hellyer & Graham Hellyer appointed managers.
10.1945: Returned after survey and restoration at Middlesbrough.
18.12.1945: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (B).
28.5.1946: Registered at Hull as MACBETH (H113) (MoT Minute R.G.1212/1946 dated 22.5.1946).
13.8.1947: Alteration to tonnage and other particulars, Certificate of Survey at Hull dated 9.8.1947. 575g 215n.
13.1.1948: Mortgage (B) discharged.
25.2.1948: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (C).
5.1951: Boiler fitted with superheaters by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull and fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
15.11.1952: Name of Devon Fishing Co Ltd changed to Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull (Certificate dated 7.11.1952).
29.3.1963: Mortgage (C) discharged.
1963: Company amalgamated with Associated Fisheries.
2.5.1963: Sailed Hull for Iceland/North Sea, last trip from port (Sk. R. McLane).
22.5.1963: At Hull landed 734 kits grossed £3,759.
4.6.1963: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
12.6.1963: At Fleetwood landed 1,300 kits grossed £5,300.
6.1.1964: Leslie Wheildon appointed manager.
6.1.1964: Hull registry closed.
7.1.1964: Registered at Fleetwood (FD74).
1966: Sold to W. H. Arnott Young & Co Ltd, Dalmuir for breaking up.
19.1.1967: Sailed Fleetwood for Glasgow arriving same day.
30.1.1967: Breaking up commenced. Fleetwood registry closed.
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30/04/2014: Removed FMHT watermark and added image.