S.T. Wyre Corsair FD287

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4410
Official Number: 143516
Yard Number: 426
Completed: 1920
Gross Tonnage: 281
Net Tonnage: 110
Length: 128.5 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 85nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Speed: 10.5 knots

History

Originally ordered by The Admiralty (Ad.No.4410) as a “Castle” class to be named RICHARD BANE but cancelled.

23.3.1920: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.426) for Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff as KYOTO.
9.1920: Registered at Cardiff (CF65).
9.1920: Completed (Wilfred Neale, Morley H. Neale & Joshua S. Neale, managers).
12.1929: Sold to Hakin Trawling Co Ltd, Milford Haven (Joseph S. Pettit, Frederick Steer, Horace S. Fiddy, Milford & Joseph B. B. Huddlestone, Hakin) (Joseph B. B. Huddleston, manager).
12.1929: Cardiff registry closed.
16.12.1929: Registered at Milford (M50).
15.3.1937: Sold to Westward Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven (Edgar E. Carter & Richard S. Bowen, Port Talbot) (Edgar. E. Carter, manager).
18.5.1938: Registered at Milford as RUDILAIS (M50).
5.10.1938: Sailed Milford for fishing grounds (Sk.John F. Jones). WNW strong wind went to anchor in Dale Bay.
6.10.1938: Swinging collided with SHAMA (M223), causing damage.
1.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service and designated for minesweeping duties (Hire rate £91.13.0d/month).
30.9.1939: Last landing at Milford.
4.1.1940: Returned.
1.10.1940: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out for minesweeping duties (P.No.FY.528).
12.1945: Returned.
10.1948: Sold to Wyre Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd, managers).
8.11.1948: Milford registry closed.
11.1948: Registered at Fleetwood as WYRE CORSAIR (FD287).
8.1.1949: Sheltering in West Loch Roag, Isle of Lewis in gale force winds, dragged anchor and stranded. Gale gusting 60mph, came afloat and shifted position to anchor.
10.1.1949: At about 5.00 p.m. dragged anchor and stranded again; crew of thirteen rescued by breeches-buoy after Stornoway lifeboat had put a line onboard.
12.1.1949: Refloated by Clyde tug FLYING FALCON (283grt/1934) and delivered Stornoway.
1954: Transferred to Wyre Trawlers Ltd (Leslie Wheildon, manager) on purchase of Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd by Associated Fisheries Group.
1956: Sold to B. J. Nijkerk S.A., Antwerp for breaking up.
19.4.1956: Sailed Fleetwood for Antwerp.

(Richard Bane, Midshipman, age 21, b. Norfolk – DREADNOUGHT (ex ROYAL SOVEREIGN)

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24/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
27/02/2017 Images added.