S.T. Euryalus A309


Official Number: 139960
Yard Number: 728
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 242
Net Tonnage: 94
Length: 120.2 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl by Gt. Central Co-operative Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby


1917: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.728) for John W. Smethurst, Grimsby (managing owner) as CARBILL.
1.9.1917: Completed and requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1648).
16.11.1917: Registered at Grimsby (GY1100). Based Granton.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owners at Grimsby (John W. Smethurst, manager).
5.1924: Sold to Sir Alec Black, Bart, Grimsby.
6.1924: Sold to John W. Smethurst, Grimsby (managing owner).
5.1935: Sold to David Wood, Robert Mair, Andrew Christie & Isabella Cook Mair, Aberdeen (David Wood, manager).
9.5.1935: Grimsby registry closed.
13.5.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A309).
30.5.1935: Registered at Aberdeen as EURYALUS (A309).
9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Hire rate £70.11.0d/month). Renamed HOVERFLY (P.No.FY.557). Based Granton with 105 M/S Group.
9.11.1943: Reverted to trawling.
24.7.1944: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (B. A. Parkes, manager). 15.1.1945: Returned to owner and reverted to EURYALUS (A309).
12.4.1946: Sold to Humber Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
9.4.1946: Aberdeen registry closed.
4.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY245).
4.1951: Sold to Seafield Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
4.1951: Grimsby registry closed.
27.4.1951: Registered at Aberdeen (A682).
1956: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Malcolm Brechin, Granton for breaking up.
29.2.1956: Arrived Granton from Aberdeen under own power.
15.10.1956: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up.”


20/02/2010: Page published. 2 updates since then.
28/07/2020: Updated history.