S.D/T. Glen Heather LT62 (Seasonal)

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham


Official Number: 135761
Yard Number: 146
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 95
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 85.8 ft
Breadth: 18.6 ft
Depth: 9.15 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Brothers (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees
Built: Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth


1913: Launched by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth (Yd.No.146) for H. R. Broadley Ltd, Lowestoft as GLEN HEATHER.
7.1913: Completed (Henry C. Broadley, manager).
29.7.1913: Registered at Lowestoft (LT62).
9.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1866). Based in Aegean Sea.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft (H. R. Broadley Ltd, Lowestoft).
28.1.1920: Disabled with nets in propeller. Steam trawler EXETER (GY426) connected and delivered Lowestoft.
22.7.1931: Sold to George Mitchell, Lowestoft (managing owner).
1930s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Padstow and Fleetwood (William Head, managing agent).
21.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY.556) (Hire rate £27.13.6d/month).
6.1940: Based Swansea (Ty/Sk. S. J. Catchpole RNR).
1942: Based Milford LL sweep drifter (Ty/Sk. F. A. Nunn RNR).
11.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
12.10.1945: Returned to owner.
1948: Sold for breaking up.
17.11.1948: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.D/T. Glen Heather LT62

S.D/T. Glen Heather LT62
Painting courtesy of Percy John Scarle


22/02/2011: Page published. 3 updates since then.