S.D/T. Norman Wilson LT1158

Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham


Admiralty Number: 4126
Official Number: 140843
Yard Number: 567
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 41
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


8.3.1919: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.567) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as TIDAL WAVE (Ad.No.4126).
12.8.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
11.12.1919: Transferred to The Fishery Board for Scotland, Edinburgh for disposal.
1920: Sold to A. & J. Summers, Peterhead under HM Treasury mortgage agreement (Disposal of Admiralty Drifters to Ex-service Fishermen) for £7000, reduced to £4875.
6.8.1920: Registered at Peterhead as SOPHIA S. SUMMERS (PD379) O.N.140843.
By 15.6.1921: Payments outstanding.
1921: Mortgage foreclosed. Repossessed by His Majesty, represented by the Commissioners representing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, London.
1921: Sold to Alexander B. Summers, Peterhead (managing owner).
1923: Sold to William C. Wilson, Whitley Bay & A. J. Gardner (later J. & P. Gardner), Cellardyke (John T. Graham, Anstruther, manager).
29.5.1923: Peterhead registry closed.
5.1923: Registered at Kirkcaldy as NORMAN WILSON (KY228).
1939: Sold to Mrs L. R. Gardner, Cellardyke.
9.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and employed on the balloon barrage (Hire rate £32.0.0d/month). Based at Rosyth (Attendance drifter).
194?: Sold to William C. Wilson, North Shields.
1946: Sold to Supreme Fishcuring Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
9.1946: Returned to owner.
1946-1949: Trawling from Gt. Yarmouth.
1947: Sold to Neptune Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (P. Garnett, Epsom, manager).
1.1949: Sold to W. H. Kerr (Ship Chandlers) Ltd, Milford Haven.
12.5.1955: Last landing at Milford.
1955: Fished herring season from Lowestoft.
1956: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
7.3.1956: Sailed Lowestoft for Bruges (Sk. Pye).
7.3.1956: Delivered.
1956: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.D/T. Norman Wilson KY228

S.D/T. Norman Wilson KY228
Picture courtesy of The John Stevenson Collection


15/10/2010: Page published. 3 updates since then.
07/10/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
27/06/2021: Updated history.