S.D/T. Kathleen LT673 (Seasonal)
Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham
Admiralty Number: 4143
Official Number: 139994
Yard Number: 10
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 41
Length: 86.2 ft
Depth 9.3 ft
Engine: T. 3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Coatbridge
Boiler: Gt. Central Co-op Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby
1919: Launched by J. W. Brooke & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad (Yd.No.10) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as BREAKER (Ad. No. 4143.)
16.9.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
1919: Sold to Edward William Bird, Lowestoft.
10.10.1919: Sold to Head & Wright Ltd, Lowestoft (William J. Head, manager).
31.10.1919: Registered at Lowestoft as KATHLEEN (LT673).
1930s: Seasonal fishing from Padstow and Fleetwood (William J. Head, managing agent).
17.4.1931: At Padstow badly damaged when jammed under berth fendering.
25.5.1935: Off Irish coast, broke mainmast when hauling.
24.4.1938: In fog in Morecambe Bay suffered damage in collision with ASCONA (LT108).
23.8.1938: On Small’s ground damaged gallows after coming fast.
11.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (Hire rate £32.16.0d/month) (P.No.FY1828).
6.1940: Based Swansea (Sk. J. W. Chenery RNR). Renamed CLARIBEL.
15.6.1940: Strafed with machine gun fire by two German aircraft but returned safely.
1943: Harold Frank Weeks, Fleetwood appointed manager.
10.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
1945: Returned and reverted to KATHLEEN (LT673).
18.2.1946: Sold to Anglo Continental Fish Traders Ltd, Grimsby (Harry Franklin, manager).
4.3.1946: Lowestoft registry closed.
9.3.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY219).
1946: Sold to Norwegian owners. Registered at Haugesund as JOTNAFJELL.
1993: Sold to German owners.
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