Copyright 2010 © by Barry Banham for FMHT.
Official Number: 161633
Yard Number: 627
Gross Tonnage: 125
Net Tonnage: 55
Length: 94.3 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 9.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl A Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Boiler: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
1930: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.627) for Bloomfields Ltd, Great Yarmouth as OCEAN VIM.
28.5.1930: Registered at Yarmouth (YH88).
5.1930: Completed (Neil Mackay, manager).
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Padstow and Fleetwood (Bloomfields Ltd, Fleetwood, managing agents).
7.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (LL Sweep) (P.No.FY.951) (Hire rate £70.9.4d/month).
1941: Based Barrow.
28.10.1939: Stood down role not determined.
13.11.1939: Employed on port duties.
5.1943: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
2.1944: Re-deployed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
3.1946: Returned to owner.
7.11.1949: Landed 205 crans of herring at Yarmouth.
1950s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood.
31.12.1954: Sold to Milford Haven Coal Supplies Ltd, Milford Haven (William Wilcox, manager).
25.11.1955: Registered at Yarmouth as SALLY MCCABE (YH88).
2.5.1957: Sold to East Briton Fishing Co Ltd, Milford Haven (Frank Squires, manager).
5.1958: Arrived Lowestoft for conversion to diesel propulsion.
7.1958: Converted to diesel propulsion by Richards Iron Works Ltd, Lowestoft – 5-cyl 360bhp oil engine by Crossley Bros Ltd, Manchester.
23.7.1958: Sailed Lowestoft for Milford on completion of conversion.
2.1970: Company in liquidation.
3.1970: Sold by the liquidators to Hubert Jones (Trawlers) Ltd, Swansea (Frank Squires, Milford appointed manager).
5.4.1970: Sheltering off Rosslare, Co. Wexford (Sk. Louie Kominek), John E. Norman, 2nd Eng, washed overboard.
1976: Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Briton Ferry. Arrived Briton Ferry in tow of JADESTAR GYPSY (LT53).
21.6.1976: Yarmouth registry closed.
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02/04/2010: Page published. 6 updates since then.
08/12/2015: Pictures added.
07/04/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.