S.T. Wyoming GY483


Official Number: 137027
Yard Number: 628
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 302
Net Tonnage: 157
Length: 135 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C.D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby


1915: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.628) for The Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Letten Bros, managers) as VERESIS.
14.4.1915: Registered at Grimsby (GY483).
4.1915: Completed (George S. Letten, manager). Requisitioned from the builders for war service (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.1616).
11.1915: Registered at Grimsby (GY483).
1920: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
8.6.1931: Stood by steam trawler GAMBRI (GY99) 100 miles NW of Hoy Head with bunkers on fire and proceeding to Stromness.
16.1.1932: Left Icelandic grounds for Grimsby.
16.1.1932: In hurricane swept clean by seas and lost wheelhouse and two compasses.
19.1.1932: Made radio contact and monitored by MERISIA (FD153) requested any vessel to give bearing and supply a compass,. Dodging for 36 hours, believed in vicinity of Faroe Islands and then steering by wind.
20.1.1932: Contact made with LUNE (FD59) which supplied bearing and confirmed crew safe and no assistance required.
20.1.1932: Arrived Scrabster at 1.20 pm. Took compass and food and sailed 4.10pm. for Grimsby.
22.1.1932: Arrived Grimsby.
22.11.1933: Reported stranded at Hoholmen, south Sandnessjoeen, Norway. Salvage steamer PARAT (135g/1905) in attendance.
25.11.1933: Refloated with assistance of PARAT. Checked, tight and proceeded.
9.1936: Sold to Earl Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby (Sir Alec Black Bart, manager).
20.4.1937: Registered at Grimsby as WYOMING (GY483).
Pre 4.1940: Employed on Fishery Protection.
2.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service and employed on auxiliary patrol duties (Hire rate £83.1.0d/month). Based North Shields (Ty/Sk. P. Coull RNR).
12.1940: Sold to Sir Alec Black Bart, Grimsby.
6.1941: Fitted out for minesweeping duties (P.No.FY.1862).
22.4.1942: Sold to Active Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager) for £8100.
20.5.1944: Mined near 54 Buoy, 20 miles ENE of Harwich. Five crew MPK.

(MPK – Alexander Mitchell, 2nd Hand; Bernard McQue Humble, Engineman; John Jordan, stoker; George Sutherland, Ldg Cook; Joseph S. Tester, seaman)


08/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.