S.T. Ocean Favourite YH239 (Seasonal)

Wartime visitor


Official Number: 135046
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 99
Net Tonnage: 34
Length: 88.7 ft
Breadth: 19.7 ft
Depth: 9.9 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees
Built: Beeching Bros Ltd, Gt Yarmouth, 1913
Owner: Bloomfield’s Ltd, Fleetwood


1913: Launched by Beeching Bros Ltd, Gt Yarmouth (Yd.No.) for Bloomfields Ltd, Gt Yarmouth as OCEAN FAVOURITE.
5.5.1913: Registered at Yarmouth (YH239).
5.1913: Completed at a cost of £3147 (James Bloomfield, manager).
9.1914: Requisitioned for war service and employed on patrol duties (Ad.No.245). Based Liverpool.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Gt. Yarmouth (Bloomfields Ltd, Gy. Yarmouth).
18.12.1923: Seining off Dogger Bank (Sk. Hewitt) struck by heavy seas sustaining considerable damage. Returned Yarmouth a day overdue.
13.10.1924: Landed estimated 300 crans at Yarmouth.
12.8.1937: In dense fog at mouth of River Tyne took onboard from Montrose steamer BELFORD (366grt/1920) crew of steam drifter WELCOME BOYS (LT11) which had been in collision with BELFORD and foundered. Landed survivors at North Shields.
1942: Transferred to Bloomfield’s Ltd, Fleetwood management. Landing at Fleetwood and occasionally at Ullapool.
1943. Transferred to Bloomfield’s Ltd, Gt Yarmouth.
1949: Sold for breaking up.
26.10.1949: Yarmouth registry closed. (Engine removed and fitted in HARRY EASTICK (YH278)).

01/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.