S.T. Northward Ho A15


Admiralty Number: 3827
Official Number: 139338
Yard Number: 163
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 204
Net Tonnage: 88
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith


10.1918: Launched by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith (Yd.No.163) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as JAMES HINES (Ad.No.3827).
1919: Sold to Benjamin Knowles, Hull.
13.5.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel for The Hollinwood Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (Benjamin Knowles, manager).
22.5.1919: Registered at Hull (H56).
1927: Sold to Seaward Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Charles Hudson, manager).
13.5.1927: Registered at Hull as NORTHWARD HO (H56).
1929: Sold to Ocean Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (George Altoft, manager).
3.1934: Sold to George Leiper, Aberdeen (managing owner).
1.3.1934: Hull registry closed.
3.3.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A15).
16.7.1936: Landed at Fleetwood 248 boxes grossed £418 (Dalby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, agents).
1938: Sold to W. Leiper, Aberdeen (managing owner).
11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.795) (Hire rate £63.15.0d/month).
1940: Sold to Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd & Regent Fishing Co (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen (Thomas Walker, manager).
1946: Sold to The Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Ralph S. Dugdall, manager).
28.2.1946: Returned after restoration and survey at Aberdeen.
1946: Registered at Aberdeen as SMEE (A15).
7.1955: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
28.7.1928: Delivered Bruges.
29.7.1955: Aberdeen registry closed.

(James Hines, Private, Marine, age 25, b. Wollondridge (?), Dorset – VICTORY (ML120))

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S.T. Smee A15

S.T. Smee A15
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper