Additional information courtesy of Birgir Þórisson
Admiralty Number: 3551
Official Number: 147961
Yard Number: 811
Gross Tonnage: 316
Net Tonnage: 196
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl by Crossley Bros. Ltd, Manchester
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
7.6.1917: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.811) (“Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as Charles Adair (Ad.No.3551).
02.10.1917: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr HA, Hydrophone & W/T).
7-9.1918: With HMTrawler ALEXANDER HILLS (Ad.No.3549) rendered assistance to Cardiff steamer BERTRAND (3613grt/1913). Salvage awarded.
1923: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Boston.
18.1.1924: Registered at Boston (Part I & IV) as SLEAFORD O.N.147961 (BN207). Fred Parkes designated as manager.
1925: Transferred to fish out of Grimsby.
6.1926: Company registered office transferred to Fleetwood.
11.1926: Chartered to Leonard Steam Trawlers Ltd, Montreal. D. J. Byrne designated manager. Fishing from North Sydney, NS.
3.1927: Returned. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
11.1927: Chartered to Maritime Fish Corporation Ltd, Montreal. Fishing out of Canso, NS.
3.1928: Returned. Charter continued until winter 1930/31.
1931: Sold to Société Boulonnaise d’Armement à la Pêch, Boulogne. Zunnequin, Bouclet et Cie designated managers. Registered at Boulogne as CRABE (B1463)
1934: Sold to Armement Lecrivain, Boulogne. Registered at Boulogne as SAINT PHILIPPE (B1463)
8.1934: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys, designated manager.
13.8.1934: Registered at Fleetwood as NOREEN ROSE (FD37).
1935: Sold to Pêcheries de La Morinie, Boulogne. P. Ficheux designated manager.
19.7.1935: Fleetwood registry closed.
7.1935: Registered at Boulogne as St. BENOIT (B1711).
1939: Requisitioned for war services in Navy Francois (P.No.AD3).
21.5.1940: Foundered off Dunkirk after being bombed by German aircraft. Later salvaged and returned to service.
1949: Sold to “Veuve Lécrivain” (The widow Lécrivain) but still recorded in LR as owned by Pêcheries de La Morinie, Boulogne.
1952: Laid up pending survey.
1952: Sold to Italy.
1954: Broken up.
(Charles William Adair, Captain, Marine, age 31, b. Co. Antrim, Ireland – VICTORY (SBML1) killed in action 21 Oct 1805 at Trafalgar)
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05/01/2008: Page published. 5 updates since then.
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