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Official Number: 149099
Yard Number: 994
As built: 351g 141n 140.3 x 24.0 x 13.3 feet
Gross Tonnage: 351
Net Tonnage: 141
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24.0 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
14.4.1926: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.994) for John McCann, Hull as FOAMFLOWER.
20.10.1926: Registered at Hull (H313). O.N.149099.
15.11.1926: Sold to Yorkshire Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (A. Turgoose, manager).
16.8.1938: Sold to Fishing Vessel Brokers Ltd Hull.
2.1939: Sold to Société Anonyme Armement Ostendais, Ostend.
6.2.1939: Hull registry closed.
1939: Re measured 42,79 x 7,32 x 4,1 metres – 337.78 Bgrt 129.42n.
18.2.1939: Registered at Ostend as EDOUARD ANSEELE (O158).
5.1940: Escaped to England via France. Arrived Fleetwood.
6.1940: Transferred to Belgian Economic Mission, London. Fitted with 1-20mm Oerlikon aft of funnel (I.D.No.151). Complement increased by one Belgian DEMS gunner. Engaged transporting fish from Iceland to Fleetwood. Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd managing agents.
27.4.1941: Picked up 82 survivors of London motor vessel BEACON GRANGE (10119grt/1938) torpedoed and sunk by U.boat (U552) south of Iceland in approx position 62.05N 16.20W. Survivors transferred to HMS GLADIOLUS (P.No.K34) and landed at Londonderry.
17.5.1943: Typical landing, Iceland grounds. 1895 kits – cod/codling-1500, haddock-350, flats-1, ling/coley-40.
8.1945: Returned to Belgium.
24.9.1949: Chartered to “Weser” Hochseefischerei-und Fischnandels GmbH, Bremerhaven.
8.1950: Returned to owners.
9.1950: Sold to “Dalmor” Przedsiebiorstwo Polowow Dalekomorskich Sp.Z.ogr.odp, Gdynia.
16.9.1950: Ostend registry closed.
13.10.1950: Registered at Gdynia as PRGAZ (GDY110).
29.3.1958: Gdynia registry closed sold for breaking up.
13.10.1958: Listed as decommissioned and broken up.
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04/09/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
23/09/2015: Picture added.
18/06/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from images.
12/09/2021: Updated history.