S.T. Willoughby GY161
Admiralty Number: 3740
Official Number: 143918
Yard Number: 232
Gross Tonnage: 329
Net Tonnage: 127
Length: 138.9 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Ferguson Bros (Port Glasgow) Ltd, Port Glasgow
Built: Ferguson Bros (Port Glasgow) Ltd, Port Glasgow
11.3.1918: Launched by Ferguson Bros (Port Glasgow) Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yd.No.232) (“Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as NICHOLAS DEAN.
27.4.1918: Completed (1 – 12pdr, hydrophone and W/T); sailed for Fleetwood.
3.2.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO297).
9.1922: Sold to Gournay-Delpierre & Cie, Boulogne sur Mer.
28.9.1922: London registry closed.
9.1922: Renamed NOTRE DAME de FRANCE (B939).
12.1924: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Fred Parkes, manager).
2.1925: Boulogne registry closed.
6.2.1925: Renamed WILLOUGHBY (GY161). Fishing from Grimsby.
1927: Transferred to Fleetwood.
2.1928: Sold to Fiskveidahlutafelagid Svidi (The “Svidi” Fishing Co Ltd), Hafnafjodur, Iceland (Hf.Svidi & Hf Akurferdi).
24.2.1928: Grimsby registry closed.
2.1928: Renamed SVIDI (GK7).
Pre1930: Thorarinn Egilson designated managers.
6.2.1932: In Grimsby for dry-docking, sank alongside whilst coaling.
11.2.1932: Raised and bunkers discharged prior to slipping.
2.12.1941: Disappeared off Snaefellsnes, SW of Iceland probably because of weather and overloading, but some speculation that she was mined. Crew of twenty-five lost.
(Nicholas Dean, Private, Marine, age 26 b. Bucker, Honiton, Devon – VICTORY (ML86)