Official Number: 110743
Yard Number: 243
Gross Tonnage: 146.12
Net Tonnage: 49
Length: 115.5 ft
Breadth: 21 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Engine: 63nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull
Speed: 10.5 knots
21.8.1899: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.243) for The Cargill Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as PERSIAN EMPIRE. 27.10.1899: Registered at Hull (H476).
10.1899: Completed. Edward B. Cargill designated manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 76.03 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
1914: New boiler fitted.
12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.799). Based Queenstown.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull (Arthur Cargill, manager).
3.6.1921: Sold to Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Arthur Cargill & Edward Cargill designated joint managers.
1.1926: Sold to John Ireland, Carleton, Nr Blackpool (managing owner).
1.1.1926: Hull registry closed.
2.1.1926: Registered at Fleetwood (FD83). John Ireland designated managing owner.
1929: Sold to John S. Ellis & Co Ltd, Scarborough John S. Ellis designated manager)
22.10.1935: Sold to Richard F. Cammish, Filey. Richard F. Cammish designated managing owner, fishing out of Fleetwood.
1940: Fishing from Scarborough.
22.2.1940: Fishing in North Sea (Sk. Tom Robinson) in company with RIBY (GY594)) and AUCUBA (GY117). Attacked by German aircraft; driven off by return fire from AUCUBA & RIBY no casualties.
24.2.1940: At 10.00 am. when close inshore attacked by German aircraft with machine guns; no damage or casualties.
1943: Sold to Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood). Landing at Fleetwood from Home and Faroe grounds.
5.1945: Sold to Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
5.1945: Fleetwood registry closed.
5.1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY49). Albert W. Butt designated manager.
26.1.1953: Sold to BISCO and allocated to J. W. Draper & Sons Ltd, Grimsby for breaking up. Grimsby registry closed.
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