S.T. Avon GY340

In Parkes ownership. Did not fish from Fleetwood
Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 125088
Yard Number: 423
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 250
Net Tonnage: 111
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl & boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

9.11.1907:  Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd.No.423) for George William Jeffs (34/64) & Harry Birch Jeffs (30/64), Grimsby as AVON. 
19.12.1907:  Completed. 
20.12.1907:  Registered at Grimsby (GY340).  
20.12.1907:  George William Jeffs designated managing owner. 
20.12.1907:  Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Somerville Letten and George Somerville Letten for the sum of £3500 at 53/4% interest (A). 
20.9.1910: Mortgage (A) transferred to George Jeffs.
12.1914:  Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.705).  
1915: Dardanelles Campaign. 
20.12.1915:  Dardanelles (Gallipoli) evacuation completed. Redeployed. 
7.1916:  Renamed AVON II. 
3.9.1916: George Jeffs died. 
28.10.1916:  Probate granted to Mrs Sarah Ann Jeffs,widow, Roland Fred Birch Jeffs and Miss Alice Madeline Jeffs (64/64 joint owners).
1918:  Based Portsmouth. 
By 12.3.1919:  Returned to owner at Grimsby and reverted to AVON (GY340).
30.8.1921:  Mortgage (A) discharged.
1.9.1921: Sold by George William Jeffs (34/64) & Harry Birch Jeffs (30/64) to St Malo Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
1.9.1921: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to to Mrs Sarah Ann Jeffs,widow, Roland Fred Birch Jeffs and Miss Alice Madeline Jeffs for the sum of £3,500 at 5% interest (B).
1.9.1921:  Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to George William Jeffs, Arthur Jeffs and Harry Birch Jeffs for the sum of £1500 at 5% (C).
8.9.1921:  George William Jeffs designated managing owner.
24.4.1923:  Mrs Sarah Ann Jeffs died. Probate granted to Roland Fred Birch Jeffs and Miss Alice Madeline Jeffs (64/64 joint owners).
6.3.1930:  Mortgage (B) discharged.
31.3.1930:  Mortgage (C) discharged.
26.4.1930:  Sold to Walter Garrett (16/64); Walter A. Garrett (16/64): Fred Birch Jeffs (16/64) and George Ernest Jeffs (16/64), all Grimsby.
26.4.1930:  Walter Garrett designated managing owner.
18.8.1930: Walter Garrett (16/64) shares mortgaged to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (D).
3.9.1930:  Walter A. Garrett (16/64) shares, Fred Birch Jeffs (16/64) shares and George Ernest Jeffs (16/64) shares mortgaged to Barclays Bank Ltd (E, F, G resp).
15.12.1930: Fred Birch Jeffs designated managing owner. 
11.8.1931: Sold by mortgagee under mortgages (D, E, F, G) to Thomas William Baskcomb (64/64), Grimsby.
11.8.1931: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (H).
14.8.1931: Thomas William Baskcomb designated managing owner. 
22.10.1935:   Sold by mortgagee under mortgage (H) to Fred Parkes, Fleetwood & Blackpool.   
24.10.1935:  Sold to Dobson Ship Repairing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
29.10.1935:  Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys appointed manager. 
29.10.1935: Charles Dobson appointed manager. 
14.11.1935:  Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (I).
31.05.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (1-6pdr) (P.No. 4.177) (Hire rate £62.10.0d/month). 
31.12.1941: Returned to owner.
4.8.1942:  Mortgage (I) discharged. 
8.1942:  Sold to Charleston-Smith Trawlers Ltd (16/64)/Henriksen & Co Ltd (16/64)/Newington Steam Trawling Co Ltd (16/64)/West Dock Steam Fishing Co Ltd (16/64), all Hull. 
11.8.1942: Ernest Wilfrid Robins appointed manager.
18.8.1942:  Grimsby registry closed. 
20.8.1942:  Registered at Hull (H541). 
20.8.1942:  Ernest Wilfrid Robins appointed manager on transfer of registry from Grimsby.
30.4.1945: Sold to A. & B. Smith Ltd (64/64), Hull (Sale sanctioned by MoWT ref M5252/45 dated
28.4.1945).
30.4.1945:  Alfred Bernard Cox appointed manager.
12.5.1945:  Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (J).   
8.10.1945:  Mortgage (J) discharged. 
7.11.1945:  Sold to The Wembley Steam Fishing Co (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood (Sale sanctioned by MoWT ref M5252/45 dated 6.11.1945).. 
1.12.1945:  Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (K).
26.11.1945:  Arthur Gladstone Hamer, Grimsby appointed manager.
4.5.1948:  Sold to Associated Trawlers, (Great Yarmouth) Ltd (64/64), Gt Yarmouth (Sale sanctioned by MoT ref GSP 8553 dated 30.4.1948).
14.5.1948:  Mortgage (K) discharged.
18.5.1948: Albert Edward Bewley, Gorleston appointed manager.
31.5.1948:  Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (L).
6.1.1949:  Mortgage (L) discharged. 
20.1.1949:  Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (M).  
26.6.1950:  Mortgage (M) discharged. 
2.1951: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Malcolm Brechin, Granton for breaking up. 
19.3.1951: Hull registry closed. “Ship broken up”.

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S.T. Avon H 541

S.T. Avon H 541
Picture courtesy of The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection

Changelog
10/06/2010: Page published. 2 updates since then.
09/10/2015: Information updated.
11/10/2015: Picture added.
06/08/2018: Removed FMHT watermark.

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