Copyright 2010 Barry Banham
Official Number: 149249
Yard Number: 1103
Gross Tonnage: 117
Net Tonnage: 53
Length: 94.1 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 9.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliott & Garwood Ltd, Beccles.
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
20.12.1930: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1103) for Arthur George Catchpole, Kessingland as SILVER SEAS.
21.3.1931: Registered at Lowestoft (LT235).
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Fleetwood (Lowestoft Fish Selling Co Ltd, Lowestoft, managing agent).
8.5.1937: Off Isle of Man, steam drifter ADVISABLE (LT168) stripped propeller. Connected and delivered Fleetwood.
24.5.1939: Arthur G. Catchpole died.
1939: Transferred to George Catchpole, Victor Charles Catchpole, Arthur George Catchpole, Frederick Ernest Catchpole, Lowestoft (in accordance with the Will).
13.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY.946) (Hire rate £69.3.6d/month).
5.4.1940: Sold to Silver Fishing Co (Lowestoft) Ltd, Lowestoft (Benjamin Utting, manager) (company owned by the Catchpole family).
12.1943: Employed on port duties.
5.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
8.1944: Returned to owner.
1950s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood.
12.2.1960: Sold to Alick King, Lowestoft for conversion to diesel power.
1960: Converted and re-engined by L.B.S. Engineering Co Ltd, Lowestoft with a 4 stroke 3-cyl oil engine 300bhp by A. K. Diesels Ltd, Lowestoft.
1960: Re measured 121g 44n.
18.2.1960: Sold to George Wood (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen (William Wood, manager).
11.3.1960: Registered at Aberdeen (A65).
16.3.1960: Lowestoft registry closed.
1971: Sold to P. & W. McLellan Ltd, Bo’ness for breaking up.
3.1971: Arrived Bo’ness in tow of NETHERLEY (A723) also for breaking up. Aberdeen registry closed.
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04/09/2010: Page published.
29/05/2014: Picture added.
22/09/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.