S.T. Tamora H853
Admiralty Number: 4220
Official Number: 144557
Yard Number: 205
Gross Tonnage: 275
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 125.3 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Built: C. Rennoldson & Co Ltd, South Shields
30.8.1919: Launched by C. Rennoldson & Co Ltd, South Shields (Yd.No.205) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as WILLIAM LOFT.
13.5.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
24.8.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (LO456).
11.1923: Sold to Hull Northern Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (W. R. Nowell, manager).
15.11.1923: London registry closed.
17.11.1923: Registered at Hull (H853).
20.12..1923: Renamed TAMORA (H853).
Pre 1930: Managers became Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull.
1930: Sold to Henderson’s Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (G. Altoft, manager).
1937: Managers became Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd.
31.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.643)(Hire rate £89.7.6d/month).
9.1.1940: Off Gt Yarmouth, took in tow Trinity House vessel RECULVER (683grt/1934 damaged by German air attack while returning from relief of Cockle Light Ship. Passed tow to Trinity House vessel PATRICIA (1116grt/1938) for delivery to Yarmouth.
3.9.1941: Sold to The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood, managers) for £8200.
1/2.1946: Restored and surveyed at North Shields.
3.1946: Returned to owner.
10.6.1947: Sold to Dublin Trawling, Ice & Cold Storage Co Ltd, Dublin (Michael J. McCabe) for £18500. Hull registry closed. Registered at Dublin (D303).
Late1952: Laid up in Fleetwood (J. Marr & Son Ltd, agent).
1953: Offered for sale.
Early1954: Sold for breaking up.
(William Loft, OS (prest), age 24, b. Worcester, Worcestershire – VICTORY (SB265))