S.T. Red Sword LO459


Official Number: 160855
Yard Number: 526
Completed: 1929
Gross Tonnage: 353
Net Tonnage: 138
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24.6 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Engine: 96nhp T.3-cyl by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Speed: 11.6 knots


7.8.1929: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.526) for F. & T. Ross Ltd, Hull as GALVANI.
23.9.1929: Registered at Hull (H88).
26.9.1929: Completed (Percy Ross, manager).
20.5.1940: Last trip before requisitioning. Sailed for Icelandic grounds (Sk.E. Smith).
6.6.1940: At Hull landed 1160 kits grossed £1,382.
8.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (P.No.4.71)(Hire rate £166.4.1d/month). Employed on Fishery Protection (Nore/Humber/Hull).
5.1941: Fitted out as a minesweeper. Based Lowestoft with M/S Group 7.
28.8.1945: Returned to owner after refit at Hull.
29.8.1945: Sailed for White Sea grounds (Sk. F. Smith).
21.9.1945: At Hull landed 1653 kits grossed £6,287.
13.2.1946: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. W. Isaacs).
19.2.1946: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Percy Lincoln Campbell, manager).
9.3.1946: At Hull landed 1,925 kits grossed £7,964. Transferred to Fleetwood (Cdr. E. D. W. Lawford DSO, manager).
7.1946: First Fleetwood vessel to fish White Sea after WW2 (Sk. J. Tomlinson) – landed 1600 boxes £5000 gross.
5.11.1946: Registered at Hull as RED SWORD (H88).
31.7.1947: Hull registry closed.
8.1947: Registered at London (LO459).
2.8.1955: Sold to Thos. Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull (Harold Watson Hall, manager).
8.1955: London registry closed.
6.8.1955: Registered at Hull (H80).
9.8.1955 – 20.10.1955: Made 3 trips to Iceland (Sk. G. Gibbins). Totals: 63 days 3015 kits grossed £11,012.19.0d.
12.1955: Sold to BISCO (£6,000) and allocated C. W. Dorkin & Co Ltd, Gateshead for breaking up (value of gear landed prior to sale £868.11.1d).
26.3.1956: Delivered to their Sunderland yard. (Towage cost £345.10s.2d).
15.11.1956 Hull registry closed “vessel broken up”

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S.T. Red Sword LO459

S.T. Red Sword LO459
Picture courtesy of Peter Green

S.T. Red Sword LO460

S.T. Red Sword H80
Picture courtesy of the JJ collection

Red Sword Crew

Red Sword Crew
Picture courtesy of Harry Day

15/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
12/01/2016: Picture added.
14/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.

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