S.D/T. Ocean Sunlight YH28 (Seasonal)

Copyright 2010 © by Barry Banham for FMHT


Official Number: 161628
Yard Number: 627
Completed: 1929
Gross Tonnage: 131
Net Tonnage: 56
Length: 94.3 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 9.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Boiler: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


1929: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.615) for Bloomfields Ltd, Great Yarmout) as OCEAN SUNLIGHT.
6.1929: Completed (Neil Mackay, manager).
6.6.1929: Registered at Yarmouth (YH28).
1930s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Padstow and Fleetwood (Bloomfields Ltd, Fleetwood, managing agents).
17.3.1934: At Padstow damaged in collision with ASCONA (LT108).
7.10.1938: At Yarmouth (Sk. Condon) landed 180 crans of herring.
15.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper. (Hire rate £77.4.11d/month).
13.6.1940: Off Newhaven (Ch. Sk. R. J. Crane RNR), mined 4.4 cables 129° from West Breakwater Light, Newhaven. Ten crew killed*
29.12.1941: Yarmouth registry closed “ Ship lost on Admiralty Service”.

(*Killed – Cyril Ballister, 2nd Hand; John Cowie, Peter Dickson, Charles J. McCondach, Enginemen; Leonard A. Scarlett, Ldg Signalman; Albert E. Latham, AB; Thomas C. W. Belcher, Harry Croston, William E. Kinley, Seamen; Albert V. Roberts Seaman Cook.)

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S.T. Ocean Sunlight YH28

S.T. Ocean Sunlight YH28
Picture courtesy The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection

S.D/T/ Ocean Sunlight YH28

S.D/T/ Ocean Sunlight YH28

S.D/T/ Ocean Sunlight YH28

S.D/T/ Ocean Sunlight YH28

02/04/2010: Page published. 5 updates since then.
12/06/2016: Pictures added.
07/07/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.