S.T. Arctic Trapper H567

In Marr (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from Fleetwood


Admiralty Number: 3549
Official Number: 148815
Yard Number: 809
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 324
Net Tonnage: 249
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl by Campbell Gas Engine Co Ltd, Halifax


22.5.1917: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.809) (“Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as ALEXANDER HILLS (Ad.No.3549).
18.9.1917: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, W/T).
21.9.1917: Accepted.
9.1920: Re-commissioned as HMS MOY (“Colne” class but unarmed).
1921: Employed Fleet Target Service.
1939: Mediterranean Station. Armed (2 x 1 – 3″) (P.No.T.79).
7.6.1940: Sailed Malta for Alexandria (Lt. V. G. Palmer Rtd).
1.1941: Based Alexandria. Fleet Target Service (Lt. V. G. Palmer Rtd).
1942: Based Tobruk. Fleet Target Service (Lt Cdr. V. G. Palmer Rtd).
22.12.1942: Sailed Tobruk for Alexandria.
1943: After refit in Alexandria operated as a controlled minelayer.
1945: Employed clearing minefields off Port Said and entrance to Suez Canal.
1946: Returned to UK. Laid up.
1946: Sold to Moy Fishing Co Ltd, North Shields.
11.1946: At Leith, completed refit, special survey and classification as a Steam Trawler.
1.1947: Registered at North Shields as CORAL ISLAND (SN109).
5.1948: Sold to Oddsson & Co Ltd, Hull.
5.1948: North Shields registry closed.
29.5.1948: Registered at Hull (H567).
2.4.1949: Registered at Hull as ANANES (H567).
11.1949: Sold to Ocean Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (K. Pocklington, manager).
10.11.1949: Registered at Hull as FORBES (H567).
3.8.1950: Sold to Boyd Line Ltd, Hull (T. W. Boyd, manager).
2.10.1950: Registered at Hull as ARCTIC TRAPPER (H567).
7.3.1952: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Hull, manager) for £8000 and used for WFA lay up scheme and fishing quota.
6.10.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thomas Young & Sons Ltd, Sunderland for breaking up.
10.10.1952: Delivered at Sunderland.

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S.T. Coral Island SN109

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S.T. Forbes H567

S.T. Forbes H567
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

22/07/2010: Page published. 5 updates since then.
03/05/2014: Added picture of HMS Moy.
05/09/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
07/07/2019: Updated information.