S.T. Moravia GY1018


Official Number: 139931
Yard Number: 350
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 307
Net Tonnage: 121
Length: 130.2 ft
Breadth: 23.0 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley


28.10.1916: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No350) for The Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as MORAVIA.
13.1.1917: Registered at Grimsby (GY1018).
2.1917: Completed (Walter W. Butt, manager).
6.1917: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1272).
1919: Returned to owner.
9.1.1932: On an Icelandic trip sustained heavy weather damage to wheelhouse, funnel, boat and mizzen swept away. Skipper and one hand washed overboard and lost. After thirty-six hours drifting found by Hull trawler CAPE GRISNEZ (H84), connected and towed approx 900 miles to Grimsby.
6.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (Hire rate £89.5.0d/month).
4.1941: Fitted out as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1819).
14.1.1942: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
14.3.1943: Mined in the North Sea in approx position 52 15N 01 48E (Ty/Sk. Lieut. H. R. Pook RNR). One crewman MPK.
1943: Grimsby registry closed.

(MPK – Edward D. Alexander, Seaman)

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S.T. Moravia GY1018

S.T. Moravia GY1018
Picture courtesy of Jeffrey Pullen

16/06/2010: Page published. 4 updates since then.
05/03/2015: Picture added.
17/08/2018: Removed FMHT watermark.