S.T. Riby GY594
Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow and George Westwood
Official Number: 132092
Yard Number: 206
Gross Tonnage: 214
Net Tonnage: 98
Length: 118.8 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
6.9.1910: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.206) for William Grant (64/64), Grimsby as RIBY.
13.12.1910: Registered at Grimsby (GY594). William Grant appointed manager.
9.12.1910: Builder’s Certificate issued.
15.12.1910: Completed and handed over.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence trawler (1-12pdr).
2.1919: Returned to owner after survey and restoration at Grimsby.
3.12.1926: William Grant died.
13.4.1927: Probate granted to the Executors, Arthur Grant & John Wilfred Grant, Grimsby. William Grant ‘the younger’ , Navenby and Hugh Bourne Grant, Humberstone (joint owners).
28.5.1927: Sold to Arthur Grant (22/64) & John Wilfred Grant (21/64), Grimsby and Hugh Bourne Grant (21/64), Humberstone.
1.6.1927: Arthur Grant appointed manager.
19.3.1929: Arrived Hull from fishing grounds and reported loss of Sidney Smith (28) washed overboard and drowned.
22.8.1929: John Wilfred Grant appointed manager.
28.2.1930: John Wilfred Grant (21/64) and Hugh Bourne Grant (21/64) shares sold to The Rugby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
7.3.1930: Arthur Grant (22/64) shares sold to The Rugby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
13.3.1930: John W. Grant appointed manager.
2.5.1933: Sold to The Connie Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Scarborough.
6.5.1933: Richard Ferguson Cammish, Filey appointed manager.
26.6.1933: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to J.W., H.B & C.A. Grey Ltd, Grimsby for £800 with interest at 5% (A).
9.6.1934: Mortgage (A) discharged.
22.8.1935: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (B).
20.11.1937: Mortgage (B) discharged.
23.12.1937: Sold to The Filey United Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Scarborough.
24.12.1937: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (C).
1.1.1938: Richard Ferguson Cammish appointed manager.
3.3.1938: Mortgage (C) discharged.
4.3.1938: Vessel mortgaged(64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (D).
5.8.1939: Mortgage (D) discharged.
14.8.1939: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Scarborough Pure Ice & Cold Storage Co Ltd, Scarborough for £900 with interest at 41/2% (E).
1940: Defensively armed.
22.2.1940: In North Sea in company with PERSIAN EMPIRE (FD83)) and AUCUBA (GY117). Attacked by German aircraft; driven off with return fire; no casualties.
30.1.1941: Robert Cammish Jnr appointed manager.
3.2.1941: Mortgage (E) discharged.
23.12.1941: Sold to J. Bennett (64/64), Grimsby.
23.12.1941: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd ()64/64), London.
1.1.1942: William Alfred Bennett, Sandersteed appointed manager. Landing at Fleetwood from Icelandic grounds.
3.10.1944: Last landing at Fleetwood.
19.6.1945: Sold to Harold Barber Ingram (64/64), Fleetwood.
29.6.1945: Harold Barber Ingram appointed manager.
1950: Laid up.
1950: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
By 10.1950: At Preston.
6.1.1951: Breaking up completed (ex section of hull).
15.3.1951: Grimsby registry closed.
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Note The skipper for much of her time at SH was Harry “Whisper” Cammish so named for his booming voice. he was a very big man and in his later years must have been in excess of thirty stones. it was said of him, he broke several oars whilst crewing the old rowing lifeboat. He is the one in the white gansey.
04/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
08/01/2017: Information updated.