Additional material by Barry Banham
Official Number: 132948
Yard Number: 527
Gross tonnage: 102
Net Tonnage: 47
Length: 88.0 ft
Breadth: 19.1 ft
Depth: 9.0 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
7.3.1912: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.527) for Samuel Turrell, Lowestoft as PLOUGHBOY.
22.5.1912: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1177).
6.6.1912: Completed (Samuel Turrell managing owner) valued at £3,000.
9.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-3pdr HA) (Ad.No.1909). Based Taranto.
7.3.1919: Sold to Ploughing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Samuel Turrell, manager).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft (S. Turrell, c/o Hobson & Co, Lowestoft).
1930s: Seasonal fishing from Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent).
25.11.1933: In North Sea, disabled with broken rudder post. Steam drifter OCEAN LUX (YH84) connected and delivered Gt. Yarmouth.
31.5.1937: Sold to Leonard Thomas John Leftley, Lowestoft.
31.5.1937: Sold to Vigilant Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (George F. Spashett, manager).
17.7.1937: At Lerwick in collision with steam drifter BOY PHILLIP (LT137).
13.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examining service/minesweeping drifter (Hire rate £27.0.0d/month).
1940: Based Malta (P.No.Z.303).
1.3.1941: Off Malta. Severely damaged by explosion of three mines in close proximity. One rating MPK*, nine injured. Beached.
31.10.1941: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
By 1.1942: Salved, repaired and returned to service (Ty/Lieut. J. Findlay RNR).
7.1946: Sold for breaking up.
8.1.1947: Lowestoft registry closed.
(MPK* – Carmelo Farrugia, AB.)
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25/10/2010: Page published. 8 updates since then.
13/10/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.