Official Number: 136223
Yard Number: 618
Gross Tonnage: 205
Net Tonnage: 77
Length: 112.2 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 12.4 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 55hp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
19.11.1914: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.618) for Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Hull as TORONTO.
12.1.1915: Registered at Hull (H218).
1.1915: Completed (Joseph Vivian, manager).
3.1917: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.3335). Based Portland.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull.
13.5.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.3.1923: Mortgagee re-styled as Westminster Bank Ltd, London.
22.10.1925: Robert Burton designated manager.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to William Augustus Hayward, Eastbourne.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd, London.
16.9.1932: Charles Hugh Emerson designated manager.
10.1932: Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd in liquidation.
1.11.1932: Mortgage (A) transferred to Harold Frank Hayward, London; Maud Florence Katherine Rogers, Chelsea and Ernest Norton, London (Joint mortgagees).
1935: Insured value £2.950.
3.1936: Combined boxing and trawling fleet of Kelsall Bros. & Beeching Ltd and the Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd consisting of 59 vessels laid up at Hull (declining catches, coal bill and increased maintenance costs had made the venture uneconomical).
6.3.1936: At Extraordinary General Meeting at Hull, Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd placed in Creditors’ Voluntary Winding-up (Richard Field Helm of Messrs Hodgson Harris & Co, London appointed liquidators).
3.2.1937: Sold by order of the mortgagees under mortgage (A) to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London (Robert Scott Hewett & Harold Frank Hayward).
17.2.1937: Robert Scott Hewett designated manager.
17.2.1937: Hull registry closed.
19.2.1937: Registered at London (LO196).
6.3.1937: Arrived Fleetwood from Hull.
20.5.1937: First landing at Fleetwood, 69 boxes grossed £116.
29.4.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 90 kits – hake-20, cod/codling-30, haddock-15, flats-15, ling/coley-10.
15.8.1949: At anchor 3 miles off Fleetwood in Lune Deeps (Sk. W. Randles). Weighed and proceeded but fouled anchor cable of trawler St. JUST (LO434) which wound itself round propeller and fractured.
17.8.1949: Anchored by the propeller, freed by BR hopper PREESALL (572grt/1912) which using creep located anchor and burnt off to free. Towed to Wyre Dock and later slipped and chain removed; no damage to stern gear.
1954: Sold to Rosalind Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (William H. Cheadle, Blackpool, manager).
18.4.1960: Stranded north coast of Isle of Skye but managed to refloat.
19.4.1960: Arrived Portree, Isle of Skye leaking badly. Temporary repairs for single voyage to Fleetwood. On return found to be beyond economical repair.
5.1960: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
5.5.1960: Sailed Fleetwood for Preston.
13.5.1960: Delivered Preston.
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22/01/2009: Page published. 8 updates since then.
11/04/2017: Image added and FMHT watermark removed.
09/08/2021: Updated history.