Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Dr Ian Buxton
Official Number: 137003
Yard Number: 587
Gross Tonnage: 22.73
Net Tonnage: 86.38
Length: 117.5 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.9 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Boiler: MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland
25.8.1914: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.587) for Sleights’ Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as SAMURAI.
9.1914: Completed. Price £7,487. (Cost to build £7,244 (machinery £2,745), profit £243).
21.9.1914: Ernest Sleight designated manager.
23.9.1914: Registered at Grimsby (GY175).
26.9.1914: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclay & Co Ltd, London (A).
12.5.1915: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank of England Ltd, London (B).
13.5.1915: Mortgage (A) discharged.
8.1915: Requisitioned for war service (Ad.No.1443). Fitted with 1-6pdr HA and mine-sweep. Based Lowestoft.
8.4.1918: Mortgagee re-styled National Provincial & Union Bank of England Ltd, London.
1920: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
15.9.1921: Sir Ernest Sleight, Bart designated manager.
15.2.1924: Mortgagee restyled National Provincial Bank Ltd, London.
10.10.1927: Mortgage (B) discharged.
19.10.1927: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Walter Harold Beeley, Grimsby for the sum of £4,000 with interest at 6% (C).
13.7.1919: Transfer of mortgage (C) to Margaret Isabel Beeley, Grimsby.
12.10.1937: Mortgage holder became Mrs Margaret Isabel Roger, Woodhall Spa.
1.7.1938: Mortgage (C) discharged.
4.7.1938: Sold to Ora Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
6.7.1938: Sydney Leech, Rossall Beach, Cleveleys designated manager.
5.7.1938: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to District Bank Ltd, Manchester (D).
23.3.1941: On St. Kilda ground, bombed and strafed by German aircraft, suffered damage.
1.5.1943: Typical wartime landing. 271 kits – hake-53, cod/codling-1, flats-2, ling/coley-207, roker-2, dogd-6.
7.7.1952: Mortgage (D) discharged.
15.8.1952: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Amy Beatrice Leech, Thornton Cleveleys for the sum of £2,500 with interest at 5% (E).
14.4.1954: Last landing at Fleetwood, 232 boxes 20 baskets, grossed £1,207.
4.1954: Sold to The Hammond Lane Metal Co Ltd, Dublin breaking up.
28.5.1954: Mortgage (E) discharged.
30.11.1954: Grimsby registry closed “Vessel broken up.”
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27/01/2009: Page published. 8 Updates since then.
14/01/2017: Information updated.
27/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
30/07/2021: Updated information.