S.T. Bonthorpe FD104
Official Number: 148219
Yard Number: 54
Gross Tonnage: 273
Net Tonnage: 106
Length: 125.5 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Collingwood, Ontario
Built: Collingwood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Collingwood, Ontario
1918: Completed by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Collingwood, Ontario (Yd.No.54 or 55) (Canadian “Castle” – “T.R.” class) for The Admiralty (paid for and built under direction of RCN) as TR10 .
16.5.1918: Completed and commissioned in the Royal Canadian Navy.
8.1919: Paid off and laid up.
1921: Accepted offer of Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd, Inverness (Captain D. J. Munro) for reconditioning and lay-up prior to sale. Brought over at The Admiralty’s expense.
26.6.1926: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby (Basil A. Parkes, Blackpool, manager).
19.7.1926: Registered at Fleetwood as BONTHORPE (FD104).
6.1929: Sold to Western Australia Trawling Co Ltd, Perth, Western Australia.
6.6.1929: Sailed Fleetwood for Fremantle, WA (Capt Leslie Caxton).
26.8.1929: Arrived Geraldton, WA for bunkers after eventful voyage.
17.10.1930: Registry noted “Sold out of District”.
1933: Company in liquidation. Laid up at Fremantle with salted boiler.
26.8.1933: Sold to Albany Tug Company, Albany, WA (Alexander Armstrong & Capt Clemence Douglas) for £200. Converted to a tug.
1939: Sold to Alex Armstrong, Albany, WA.
27.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service (RAN) as an anti submarine trawler.
10.12.1939: Commissioned in RAN (P.No.FY85).
1941: Fitted out as a minesweeper.
30.6.1944: Purchased by RAN.
17.2.1945: Paid off and laid up.
1948: Sold to Mark Dakas, Broome, WA.
1949: Sold to Mrs Mary Dakas, Broome, WA.
5.1949: Fleetwood registry closed.
23.5.1949: Registered at Fremantle.
1950: fitted out to a barge tug.
3.10.1950: At Fremantle in 75mph gale, moored in pens, bows driven 15ft into wooden jetty when jetty struck by motor vessel CORAMBA (3551grt/1948) which had broken away from River Buoys. Minor damage.
3.4.1951: Sold to Marine Contractors Pty Ltd, Cairns, Queensland.
17.7.1951: Surveyed after fitting out as a barge tug.
17.9.1951: Fremantle registry closed.
8.10.1951: Registered at Cairns.
18.8.1954: Sold to Marine Contracting & Towing Co Ltd, Cairns, Queensland.
1959: Stranded Cairns Inlet. Declared a CTL and broken up in situ.
4.6.1959: Cairns registry closed.
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