S.D/T. Glow LT668

Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham


Admiralty Number: 3980
Official Number: 146042
Yard Number: 557
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 41
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.7 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


1918: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.557) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as GLOW.
21.11.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (Ad.No.3980).
13.11.1919: Transferred to Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, London.
5.2.1920: Registered at Lowestoft (Part IV) as Glow (LT668) and engaged in commercial fishing.
2.9.1920: Assisted into Lowestoft Boulogne steam trawler LILLOIS (B??) disabled after boiler explosion at sea in which two men were killed and two injured.
6.7.1921: Lowestoft registry closed at request of The Admiralty.
30.7.1921: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as GLOW (No.399 of 1921) O.N.146042.
8.1921: Sold to William Robbens & Sons Ltd, Lowestoft (William Robbens, manager).
8.1921: London registry closed.
26.8.1921: Lowestoft registry re-opened (LT668).
1.12.1925: In moderate weather off Southwold connected to steam drifter CLACH Na CUDEN (YH361) disabled with machinery problem and delivered Lowestoft.
7.3.1934: Sold to George Hitchim Catchpole, Lowestoft.
2.12.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY.964) (Hire rate £32.0.0d/month). Fitted with LL sweep, based at Dundee.
6.1940: At Jarrow (Sk. C. Chamberlain RNR).
5.1943: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
25.11.1943: Sold to North Shore Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
16.11.1945: Returned to owner.
1946: Sold to Norway.
7.10.1946: Lowestoft registry closed.
12.10.1946: Sailed Lowestoft for Norway.

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HMD Glow

HMD Glow
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S.D/T. Glow LT668

S.D/T. Glow LT668
Picture courtesy of The John Baxter Collection

13/12/2010: Page published. 3 revisions since then.
12/09/2014: Picture added.
02/11/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from images.
20/11/2020: Updated history.