S.T. Red Charger LO460


Official Number: 162198
Yard Number: 549
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 369
Net Tonnage: 149
Length: 143.6 ft
Breadth: 24.5 ft
Depth: 13.2 ft
Engine: 96nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley


30.7.1930: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.549) for F. & T. Ross Ltd, Hull as ARKWRIGHT.
3.9.1930: Registered at Hull (H314).
10.9.1930: Completed (Percy Ross, manager).
24.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. A. Wilson). Ordered to return from sea for requisitioning.
30.8.1939: Arrived Hull.
31.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.653)(Hire rate £182.19.3d/month).
28.10.1939: Py/Ty/Lieut Hugh C. Slater RNR appointed CO.
1.4.1940: Relieved and appointed HM Drifter OCEAN REWARD as CO.
12.1945: Returned to owner.
3.1946: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Cdr. E. D. W. Lawford DSO, manager).
3.1946: Hull registry closed.
1.4.1946: Registered at London as RED CHARGER (LO460).
28.3.1955: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Hull (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager).
4.1955: Sold to BISCO and allocated to West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Troon.
3.6.1955: Delivered Troon Harbour (draughts 5’6”/15’6”).
2.7.1955: Beached (draughts 7’3”/8’2”).
19.8.1955: Rebeached.
31.10.1955: Rebeached.
26.11.1955: Breaking completed.

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S.T. Arkwright H314

S.T. Arkwright H314
Picture courtesy of The Philip Dell Collection

HMT Arkwright

HMT Arkwright
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S.T. Red Charger LO460

S.T. Red Charger LO460
Picture courtesy of The Frans Schaap Collection

04/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
13/07/2015: Picture added.
08/01/2016: Image added.
07/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and disputed image.

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