S.D/T. George Baker LT1253 (Seasonal)
Admiralty Number: 4131
Official Number: 137616
Yard Number: 572
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 41
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.7 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
1919: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.572) ) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as WATERMEET (Ad.No.4131).
16.9.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
11.1919: Sold to Edward A. Baker, Gt. Yarmouth (managing owner).
10.11.1919: Registered at Yarmouth as GEORGE BAKER (YH210).
10.1922: Sold to Robert W. Sillett, Lowestoft (managing owner).
11.10.1922: Yarmouth registry closed.
14.10.1922: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1253).
1927: Sold to John Mitchell, Lowestoft (managing owner).
1930s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Padstow and Fleetwood (William Head, managing agent).
27.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service on port duties (Hire rate £32.16.0d/month). Renamed SKIRMISHER.
1940: Renamed GEORGE BAKER (LT1253).
2.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
1943: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
23.10.1945: Returned to owner.
1947: Sold to Carry On Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Maj. A. W. Suddaby MBE, Gorleston, manager).
10.1955: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
14.10.1955: Delivered Bruges.
1955: Lowestoft registry closed.