Additional information courtesy of David Slinger
Official Number: 148307
Yard Number: 854
Gross Tonnage: 308
Net Tonnage: 116
Length: 129.4 ft
Breadth: 24.0 ft
Depth: 13.2 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
12.11.1928: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.854) for Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff as SASEBO.
12.1928: Completed. Morley H. Neale & Joshua S, Neale designated managers.
12.1928: Registered at Cardiff (CF27).
8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Hire rate £137.6.4d/month).
28.11.1939: Returned to owner.
3.7.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.828).
7.2.1946: Returned to owner.
5.1956: Neale & West Ltd closed their Cardiff base citing high coal prices, unruly crews and Spanish over-fishing; vessels for sale.
5.1956: Five vessels bought en bloc by Fred Parkes, Blackpool – AKITA (CF4), CHAFFCOMBE (CF18), OKU (CF3), SASEBO (CF27) and St. BOTOLPH (CF8).
25.5.1956: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Fred Parkes, Blackpool designated manager.
9.6.1956: Arrived Fleetwood.
6.1956: Sold to B. J. Nijkerk S.A., Antwerp for breaking up.
3.7.1956: Sailed Fleetwood for Boom.
1956: Cardiff registry closed.
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18/07/2010: Page published. 2 updates since then.
05/03/2015: Picture added.
30/08/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
07/07/2020: Updated information.