Official Number: 128749
Yard Number: 414
Gross Tonnage: 224
Net Tonnage: 77
Length: 120.3 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: 57hp T.3-cyl and boiler by MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland
15.9.1909: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.414) for Neale Bros, Penarth (Wilfred Neale, Cardiff; Howard K. Neale, Joshia S Neale, Morley H. Neale, Douglas E. Neale, Penarth) as THE ROMAN.
10.1909: Completed (James Thomas, Milford Haven, manager).
16.12.1908: Registered at Milford (M35).
1910: Sold to Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff (Wilfred Neale, Morley H. Neale & Joshua S. Neale, managers).
15.12.1910: Milford registry closed.
12.1910: Registered at Cardiff (CF29).
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.195). Based Granton.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Cardiff.
1919: Sold to The New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
4.1919: Cardiff registry closed.
28.4.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD151).
13.7.1919: Sold to The Saxon Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
1924: William W. Brierley appointed manager.
14.1.1932: Arrested by the fishery cruiser MINNA in the Minch.
15.1.1932: Sk. Jeffrey Wright pleaded guilty at Stornoway Sheriff Court to illegal trawling inside the three mile limit and was fined £100 with the alternative of 60 days imprisonment. The nets and gear were forfeited and he was fined a further £25 for failing to exhibit the regulation lights when engaged in fishing.
17.2.1939: Sold to The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (William W. Brierley, manager).
12.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (magnetic) (P.No.FY.1530)(Hire rate £56.0.0d/month).
10.1943: Fitted out as a fuelling trawler (Esso)(33ton tank for refuelling diesel landing craft) (P.No.Y7.5).
6.1944: Operation Neptune-Normandy Landings. Assigned as a fuelling trawler to Force U.
8.1946: Returned to owner.
1950: Sold for breaking up.
9.11.1950: Fleetwood registry closed.
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16/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
01/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.