© Barry Banham for FMHT
Official Number: 149212
Yard Number: 580
Gross Tonnage: 115
Net Tonnage: 49
Length: 92.1 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 9.4 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. Burrell & Co, Gt Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees
1930: Launched by John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.580) for Star Drift Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft as KINDRED STAR.
61930: Completed (Frederick E. Catchpole, Lowestoft, manager).
10.6.1930: Registered at Lowestoft (LT177).
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent).
24.1.1939: Disabled in North Sea. Steam drifter ADVISABLE (LT168) connected and delivered Lowestoft.
1.12.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No. FY1524) (Hire rate £64.16.7d).
6.1941: Based Portland (Ty/Sk. T. W. Sheridan RNR).
27.2.1946: Returned to owner.
17.10.1950: At Lowestoft landed 210 crans of herring of which 40 crans were iced.
5.1954: Converted by L.B.S. Engineering Co Ltd, Lowestoft, fitted with 300bhp 4 stroke 3-cyl diesel by W. H. Podd Ltd, Lowestoft.
5.1954: Re measured 120.49g 50.33 n.
29.5.1954: Completed successful trials after conversion to diesel propulsion.
29.9.1954: At Lowestoft first landing 7 crans.
22.12.1964: Sold to Leslie John Derrington, Lowestoft & Miriam Ursula Harman (joint owners).
Prior to 9.1965: Arrest warrant for unpaid harbour dues rescinded.
19.4.1966: Sold to Leslie John Derrington, Lowestoft & David William Alan Chamberlain, Towcester (joint owners).
19.9.1966: Sailed Lowestoft for Bathurst , NSW, with huts on foredeck.
13.2.1968: Registered owners Kindred Marine Products Ltd, St. Helier, Jersey.
9.12.1974: Mail returned “owners not known”.
16.4.1985: Lowestoft registry closed on advice from Registrar of Shipping & Seamen, Llanishen, Cardiff.
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08/10/2010: Page published.
14/05/2014: Picture 3 added.
17/12/2014: Added another picture.
06/10/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.