Copyright 2010 Barry Banham for FMHT.
Admiralty Number: 4175
Official Number: 145544
Yard Number: 67
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 37
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Built: Ouse Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Hook, Nr Goole
Engine: T.3-cyl by Pollit & Wigzell, Sowerby Bridge
Boiler: Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln
17.6.1919: Launched by Ouse Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Hook, Nr Goole (Yd.No.67) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as RAINBAND (Ad.No.4175).
29.9.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
15.12.1920: Transferred to The Fishery Board for Scotland, Edinburgh for disposal. Laid up at Dundee.
1921: Sold to R. J. Smith & D. Smith, Newhaven, Edinburgh & A. Smith, Cellardyke (asking £7,000) for £5,250.
1921: Registered at Leith as CRAIGLEA (LH270).
1922: Sold to David Gault, Lossiemouth (managing owner). Leith registry closed. Registered at Inverness (INS540).
3.1930: Sold to Charles V. Eastick, Gorleston (managing owner).
3.1930: Inverness registry closed.
14.3.1930: Registered at Yarmouth (YH81).
28.9.1936: At Yarmouth landed 200 crans of herring.
1940-1945: Fishing out of Fleetwood (Sk. Larner, Winterton, Gt. Yarmouth). Bloomfields Ltd, Fleetwood managing agents.
30.4.1943: Typical wartime landing. 69 kits – cod/codling-11, whiting-30, roker-21, dogs-1, sole & prime-6.
16.11.1945: At Yarmouth landed 200 crans, grossed £900.
16.11.1945: At Yarmouth landed 250 crans grossed £1000.
26.1.1948: Sold to Robert E. Beazor, Gt. Yarmouth & Percy G. Hayhoe, Caister-on-Sea (32/64 each) (Frederick Brown, manager) for £8000.
19.4.1948: Sold to Associated Trawlers (Gt. Yarmouth) Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth (Frank Strowger, Gorleston, manager)).
1949-1951: Seasonal fishing from Fleetwood.
3.2.1950: Sold to Robert E. Beazor, Gt. Yarmouth & Percy G. Hayhoe, Caister-on-Sea (32 shares each).
30.10.1950: Disabled with warp around propeller. Steam drifter ANIMATION (YH138) connected and delivered Yarmouth.
28.4.1952: Sold to Percy G. Hayhoe, Caister-on-Sea (32/64); Charles V. Eastick (14/64); Charles H. Eastick (8/64); George W. Eastick (8/64) & Rachel Eastick (8/64), Gorleston.
12.5.1952: Sold to Charles V. Eastick (14/64); Charles H. Eastick (14/64); George W. Eastick (14/64); Rachel Eastick (14/64) & Henry J. Eastick (8/64), Gorleston (Purchased for £800 after boiler problems rectified).
14.2.1955: Sold to Belgium for breaking up.
21.3.1955: Yarmouth registry closed.
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08/04/2010: Page published. 5 updates since then.
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09/01/2020: Updated information.