S.T. Leys- GY1023

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 139936
Yard Number: 666
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 222.28
Net Tonnage: 96.58
Length: 117.1 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby
Engine: 425ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


3.5.1916: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.666) for Charles Absolom Osborne (21/64), Charles Osborne (21/64) both Grimsby, Charles Alford Osborne (11/64) and Bernard Campbell Fisher (11/64) both Cleethorpes as LEYS.
20.2.1917: Builder’s Certificate issued.
24.2.1917: Registered at Grimsby (GY1023).
24.2.1917: Charles Absolom Osborne designated managing owner.
27.2.1917: Completed.
5.1917: Requisitioned for war service as minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.3330). Based Stornoway.
26.11.1917: Samuel Osborne died.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
12.9.1919: Probate granted to James Shaw, Humberstone, William Maltby and Joseph France Jnr both Cleethorpes (21/64 joint owners).
15.6.1920: James Shaw, William Maltby and Joseph France Jnr shares (21/64) sold to Joseph Osborne (21/64), Bexhill on Sea.
1.1.1927: Sold to Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
11.3.1943: Sold to Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
12.3.1943: Harry Wilfred Wilson appointed manager.
16.4.1943: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
9.4.1944: Landed at Fleetwood.
21.9.1944: Mortgage (A) discharged.
30.10.1944: Sold to Western Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
22.11.1944: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (B).
4.6.1947: Mortgage B) discharged.
23.6.1947: Sold to Forward Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
23.6.1947: John Bannister appointed manager.
11.1956: Sold to Van den Bossche & Co, Belgium.
3.12.1956: Arrived Boom for breaking up.
19.1.1957: Grimsby registry closed “… on sale of vessel to foreigners (Belgian Subjects)”.

13/07/2010: Page published. 2 updates since then.
29/03/2016: Information updated.