S.T. Raetia GY707

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 132138
Yard Number: 242
Completed: 1912
Gross Tonnage: 295
Net Tonnage: 121
Length: 130.0 ft
Breadth: 23.0 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: 540ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley


23.3.1912: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.242) for The Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as RAETIA.
24.5.1912: Completed.
24.5.1912: Walter William Butt appointed manager.
24.5.1912: Registered at Grimsby (GY707).
4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1232). Based Malta.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
26.8.1926: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
8.4.1938: 28.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.571) (Hire rate £73.15.0d/month).
28.5.1940: Employed as an anti submarine trawler (P.No.4.142).
1.12.1941: Mortgage (A) discharged.
9.1941: Reverted to minesweeping role and fitted for magnetic sweeping. (P.No.FY.571).
14.1.1942: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
22.1.1942: Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys appointed manager.
1.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
3.1944: Fitted out as a fuelling trawler (Esso)(33ton tank for refuelling diesel landing craft) (P.No.Y7.26).
6.1944: Operation Neptune-Normandy Landings. Assigned as a fuelling trawler to Force G.
25.2.1946: Returned to owner.
1946: Sold for breaking up.
15.11.1946: Grimsby registry closed “Ship broken up”.


28/03/2010: Page published. 4 updates since then.