S.T. Varanga GY61

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 160968
Yard Number: 517
Completed: 1929
Gross Tonnage: 361
Net Tonnage: 171
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24.6 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley, 1929
Owner: Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood


14.3.1929: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.517) for The Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as VARANGA.
17.4.1929: Registered at Grimsby (GY61).
17.4.1929: Frank Somerville Letten & Edward Cyril Grant appointed managers.
25.4.1929: Completed.
13.4.1934: Frank Somerville Letten appointed manager.
29.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1625)(Hire rate £169.19.5d/month).
11.1945: Returned.
15.3.1946: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
10.4.1946: Percy Campbell, Cleveleys appointed manager.
15.11.1946: Registered at Grimsby as RED CRUSADER (GY61) (MoT Minute R.G.No.1544/1946 dated 19.10.1946).
30.7.1947: Grimsby registry closed.
7.1947: Registered at London (LO462).
11.1949: Homeward from an Icelandic trip (Sk. N. Rogerson), stranded in darkness while on passage through the Sound of Islay. Refloated.
9.1954: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
1955: Sold to Jacques Bakker & Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
9.4.1955: Arrived Bruges with tow, WYRE WARRIOR (FD178) picked up at Milford Haven.
16.4.1955: Delivered.
4.1955: London registry closed.

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S.T. Varanga GY61

S.T. Varanga GY61
Picture courtesy of Jeffrey Pullen

04/01/2009: Page published. 4 revisions since then,
07/12/2014: Picture added.
23/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermark.