S.T. Shikari CF74


Official Number: 137007
Yard Number: 588
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 221
Net Tonnage: 86
Length: 117.5 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 11.9 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough


25.8.1914: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd. No.588) for Staples’ Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as SHIKARI.
6.10.1914: Registered at Grimsby (GY179).
10.1914: Completed. Ernest Sleight appointed manager.
4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1617). 21.8.1917: In company with HMTrawlers JACINTH (Ad.No.1226)(H33) and THOMAS YOUNG (Ad.No.1143)(SN67) sweeping in mouth of River Tay, detected submarine. Depth charged and believed destroyed submarine (UC.41). (13.4.1921: Awarded £145 Bounty by Prize Court).
1917: Base support ship.
2.1918: Renamed SHIKARI II.
1919: Returned to owner and reverted to SHIKARI (GY179).
9.1938: Sold to Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Sir Alec Black, Bart, manager).
12.1940: Sold to Sir Alec Black, Bart, Grimsby.
8.1941: Sold to Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff.
5.8.1941: Grimsby registry closed.
8.1941: Registered at Cardiff (CF74).
1948: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
2.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
30.5.1952: Arrived Grays, Essex.
1952: Cardiff registry closed.

04/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.