S.T. Sir Agravine A276


Official Number: 182005
Yard Number: 162
Completed: May 05 1942
Gross Tonnage: 274
Net Tonnage: 104
Length: 126.2 ft
Breadth: 23.6 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: 73hp T.3-cyl by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (E.No.239)
Boiler: John G. Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock
Built: J. Lewis & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


13.10.1941: Keel laid.
5.3.1942: Launched by J. Lewis & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.) (“Round Table” class) for The Admiralty as HMS SIR AGRAVAINE (P.No.T.230).
10.06.1942: Full power trials in Torrey Dock.
12.6.1942: Completed (1 – 12pdr HA, 1 – 20mm AA and 2 – Lewis guns).
23.5.1944: Assigned as a magnetic minesweeper to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
5.6.1944: Sailed for beachhead approaches with minesweeping flotillas.
29.6.1944: Ordered to Plymouth on successful completion of operations in British sector.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
1946: Sold to The Great Western Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
11.2.1947: Registered at Aberdeen as SIR AGRAVINE (Note spelling change)(A276).
1948: Transferred to Fleetwood.
10.1954: Sold to Nils Utheim, Karvag, Nordmor, Norway.
1.9.1954: Aberdeen registry closed. Registered at Kristiansund as UTHEIM.
1957: Converted to motor and fitted with 4stroke 8-cyl oil engine by A/S Volund, Copenhagen.
1972: Sold to Rolf Hansen Partrederi, Kristiansund, Norway. Registered at Kristiansund as FEDERAL.
24.7.1973: Off Krakeneset, Norwegian Sea, started to take in water and after taking on a list, capsized and foundered. Kristiansund registry closed.

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