Official Number: 133392
Yard Number: 149
Gross Tonnage: 192
Net Tonnage: 73
Length: 110 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: 55nhp T. 3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole
30.5.1912: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.149) for Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd, Hull as VIREO.
2.7.1912: Registered at Hull (H446).
7.1912: Completed (John E. A. Kelsall, London & George Beeching, Hull, managers).
10.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.383). Based Granton.
1919: Returned to owner at Hull(John Slater, London, manager).
19.12.1924: Niels Hess (48), Mate, fell into sea and drowned when transferring fish to carrier.
1929: Robert Burton appointed manager.
2.1936: Sold to Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Brixham (Ralph S. Dugdall, manager).
12.1937: Transferred to Fleetwood when Brixham Trawlers Ltd moved to the port.
3.12.1937: Sailed Brixham for Fleetwood in company with OWL (H801), fishing round.
13.12.1937: First landing at Fleetwood, 105 boxes grossed £94.
2.12.1939: Requisitioned for war service and appointed for minesweeping duties, employed on auxiliary patrol (Hire rate £48.0.0d/month).
27.12.1940: Requisitioned for war service and employed on harbour defence patrol (P.No.FY.1531).
12.1941: Paid off at Fleetwood “to be released”.
1.8.1959: Company taken over by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Arthur J. Lewis, manager).
2.1960: Sold to Haulbowline Industries Ltd, Passage West, Cork for breaking up.
3.3.1960: Sailed Fleetwood for Cork.
5.3.1960: Arrived Passage West.
17.3.1960: Delivered. Fleetwood registry closed.
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19/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
23/04/2017: Removed disputed image.