S.T. Peter Carey FD350


Admiralty Number: 4445
Official Number: 141951
Yard Number: 121
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 208
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 125.6 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Gauldie, Gillespie & Co, Glasgow
Built: George Brown & Co, Greenock


25.6.1919: Launched by George Brown & Co, Greenock (Yd.No.121) for The Admiralty (“Castle” class as PETER CAREY (Ad.No.4445).
5.2.1919: Forms for tender to purchase received by the Admiralty.
8.8.1919: Sold to The Victory Steam Fishing Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood.
10.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
10.10.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (Part I & Part IV) O.N.141951 (FD350). Walter Morley designated manager.
24.9.1922: Registered at Fleetwood as CICELY BLANCHE (FD350).
1928: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Milford Haven (Edward D. W. Lawford, manager).
8.3.1928: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.3.1928: Registered at London (LO126).
5.1928: Chartered by Dept of Scientific & Industrial Research, London for trials (Improvement in stowage and icing of catch) (Along with Aberdeen steam trawler BEN MEIDIE (SN340) (234g/1917)).
16.5.1928: Registered at London as PETER CAREY (LO126).
22.11.1929: While on the fishing grounds 180 miles out of Milford, William Rees, deckhand was washed overboard and drowned.
1.4.1930: Last landing at Milford. Transferred to Fleetwood when Edward D. W. Lawford moved his vessels to the port.
6.1930: Steam trawler DANIEL CLOWDEN (LO129) on Klondyke grounds, shooting the trawl, warps tangled rudder and propeller. After discussion with owners, dispatched to assist, connected and towed to Inishtrahull where warps were freed. Sailed again for grounds In company with DANIEL CLOWDEN which later experienced boiler stay collapse emitting steam and boiling water in which 2nd engineer was scalded. Connected again to DANIEL CLOWDEN which had been drifting without steam and delivered Fleetwood.
9.9.1937: At Fleetwood landed a catch that realised over £1,000.
29.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No. FY537) (Hire rate £87.10.0d/month).
11.8.1940: Commanded by Sk. E. G. Catchpole RNR, with HMTrawler EDWARDIAN (GY328) (P.No.FY681) (Ty/Sk. F. A. Cunningham RNR), shot down four German aircraft.
26.1.1943: A/Capt Edward Douglas Wyndham Lawford RN awarded DSO for service in HMS POZARICA (P.No.4.261) A/A ship on Russian convoys.
1.12.1943: With five trawlers that had been moving Thames barges along the South Coast returning to the Thames from Newhaven. PETER CAREY had HM Trawler AVANTURINE (Sk. Edward Gillard) in tow, damaged due to grounding off Cuckmere on 23.11.1943. Off Beachy Head attacked by 5th E boat flotilla of nine German motor torpedo boats. AVANTURINE hit by torpedo from S142 and foundered; no survivors.
9.1945: Re-classed at Glasgow and returned to owner.
1947: Sold to Milford Fisheries Ltd, Milford Haven (Owen Willie Limbrick, manager).
5.1950: Laid up at Milford.
3.1.1951: Last landing at Milford. Transferred to Aberdeen.
25.12.1952: First landing after return to Milford.
18.7.1958: Last landing at Milford. Laid up at Milford Haven.
3.1959: Sold to Belgian principals for breaking up.
8.5.1959: Arrived Hemixen.

(Peter Carey, OS, age 42, b. Cork, Co. Cork – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB236)

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S.T. Peter Carey FD350

S.T. Peter Carey LO126
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S.T. Peter Carey LO126

S.T. Peter Carey LO126
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03/01/2009: Page published. 3 revisions since then
19/08/2014: Updated information.
01/08/2016: Information updated.
16/01/2017: Image added.
15/08/2017: Image added and removed FMHT watermark.
12/07/2021: Updated history.