S.T. Pern H983


Admiralty Number: 3821
Official Number: 143887
Yard Number: 157
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 88
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
Built: Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith


6.1918: Launched by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith (Yd.No.157)(“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS HENRIX (Ad.No.3821).
13.8.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr).
2.6.1919: Loaned to US Navy (North Sea Minesweeping Detachment).
6.8.1919: Returned to The Admiralty.
26.11.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as THOMAS HENRIX O.N.143887.
1919: Allocated to Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and engaged in commercial trawling.
1920: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
08.1920: At HM Dockyard, Sheerness fitted out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100A1 Stm Trawler at London.
13.08.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
24.08.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV) (LO449).
12.1921: Sold to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby.
2.12.1921: London registry closed.
12.12.1921: Registered at Grimsby (GY1334). John D. Marsden designated manager.
2.1922: Renamed CREVETTE (GY1334).
9.1927: Owners restyled Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. Sir John D Marsden, Bart designated manager.
10.1934: Sold to James Mackie, Aberdeen (United Fish Selling Co, Aberdeen).
23.10.1934: Grimsby registry closed.
24.10.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A160). James Mackie designated managing owner.
26.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and employed on auxiliary patrol duties (P.No.4.435) (Hire rate £60.18.0d/month).
1.2.1940: Returned to owner.
2.5.1942: Sold to The Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
23.7.1943: Typical wartime landing. 685 kits – hake-380, flats-25, ling/coley-280.
6.4.1944: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out as a smoke making trawler; assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
9.6.1944: Arrived Mulberry A from Yarmouth with Group A1. Employed smoke making.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
24.10.1944: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
18.3.1946: Sold to The Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Ralph S. Dugdall designated managers.
5.9.1946: Registered at Aberdeen as PERN (A160) (MoT Minute RG No.1168/46 dated 26.8.1946).
6.3.1950: In River Wyre outward for the fishing grounds in thick fog anchored off the lifeboat slipway but ebb forced her to collide broadside with IBIS (H764) already aground. Vessel took the ground and crew abandoned to beach. Refloated on next tide and returned to Wyre Dock.
7.1955: Sold to Bruges Scheepssloperij, Bruges (Jacques Bakker & Zonen) for breaking up.
28.7.1955: Delivered Bruges.
12.8.1955: Aberdeen registry closed.

(Thomas Henrix, Private, Marine, age 31, b. Canterbury, Kent – VICTORY(ML44))

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S.T. Pern H983
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S.T. Pern A160

S.T. Pern A160
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19/01/2009: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
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