Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Douglas Paterson
Official Number: 135970
Yard Number: 269a
Gross Tonnage: 296
Net Tonnage: 122
Length: 130.2 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: 540ihp T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
19.7.1913: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.269A) for The Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as UNITIA.
16.9.1913: Walter William Butt appointed manager.
17.9.1913: Registered at Grimsby (GY924).
9.1913: Completed (Walter W. Butt, manager).
12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.699). Based Lowestoft.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
5.1923: New boiler fitted.
26.8.1926: Vessel mortgaged ((64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
3.4.1938: Albert W. Butt appointed manager.
28.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (Hire rate £76.9.4d/month). Renamed PORTIA.
2.1941: Fitted out as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1852).
1.12.1941: Mortgage (A) discharged.
14.1.1942: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
22.1.1942: Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys appointed manager.
1.1946: Returned after survey and restoration at Liverpool. Reverted to UNITIA (GY924).
25.3.1946: Sold to Nordic Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), London.
29.3.1946: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood for the sum of £11,000 with interest at 4% (B).
3.4.1946: Ernest John Williams, Coulsdon, Surrey appointed manager.
17.7.1947: Mortgage (B) discharged.
28.7.1947: Sold to Edna Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), London.
28.7.1947: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Nordic Fishing Co Ltd, London (C).
11.8.1947: Maurice Bigio appointed manager.
20.2.1948: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (D).
16.9.1948: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (E).
20.9.1948: Mortgage (C) discharged.
23.9.1948: Mortgage (D) discharged.
11.8.1949: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (F).
2.11.1950: Mortgage (E) discharged.
2.11.1950: Mortgage (F) discharged.
9.11.1950: Sold to Craig Stores (Aberdeen Ltd, Aberdeen (Joseph Craig, manager).
25.11.1950: Grimsby registry closed.
29.11.1950: Registered at Aberdeen (A663).
31.1.1951: Sold to Kinbrace (Fishing) Ltd, Aberdeen (Joseph Craig, manager).
24.5.1952: When in transit through Westray Firth, stranded on rocks between the islands of Rousay and Egilsay.
9.6.1952: Refloated and delivered at Kirkwall.
1954: Sold to Belgian shipbreakers for breaking up.
4.6.1954: Aberdeen registry closed.
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17/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
28/04/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.