S.D/T. Young Jacob YH68 (Seasonal)

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham


Official Number: 135089
Yard Number: 15?
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 99
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 87.80
Breadth: 18.7 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Built: Livingstone & Cooper Ltd, Hessle
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Brothers (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees


1914: Launched by Livingstone & Cooper Ltd, Hessle (Yd.No.15?) for John Thomas Cullen Salmon, Gt. Yarmouth as JACK SALMON.
8.1914: Completed for The Great Yarmouth Steam Drifters Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth (Thomas A. Beeching, manager).
17.8.1914: Registered at Yarmouth (YH68).
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (Ad.No.1023).
15.1.1915: Commissioned (Sk. George S. Peek).
1917: Based at Portsmouth mine research tender.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Yarmouth (Yarmouth Steam Drifters Ltd).
20.3.1924: Sold to Jacob George, Gt. Yarmouth (managing owner).
14.5.1924: Registered at Yarmouth as YOUNG JACOB (YH68).
11.1.1923: At Lowestoft landed five crew of smack ANTICIPATOR (LT432) which had caught fire and foundered 8 miles NNW of Hinder Light-vessel at 3.00am.
28.1.1927: Sold to Jacob George (32/64) & John George (32/64), Gt. Yarmouth.
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Fleetwood.
24.1.1934: Sold to John George, Gt. Yarmouth (managing owner).
17.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY.975) (Hire rate £27.13.6d).
4.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
6.1944: Re-deployed on miscellaneous naval duties.
10.1944: Employed on port duties.
14.1.1946: Returned to owner.
11.3.1946: Sold to George Richard Newson (16/64), Winterton; William Herbert Balls, Ronald Balls & John Leslie Balls, Gt. Yarmouth; Claude Perrett, Gorleston; Norford Arthur Suffling & Ida Edith Suffling, Brundall (all 8/64).
13.8.1953: Norford Suffling died, eight shares left to Barclays Bank Ltd & Ida Suffling.
27.11.1953: At Yarmouth landed 140 crans of herring; top boat with OCEAN DAWN (YH47).
1954: Sold to Belgian shipbreakers.
12.10.1954: Yarmouth registry closed on advice from owners.

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S.D/T. Young Jacob

S.D/T. Young Jacob
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S.D/T. Young Jacob YH68

S.D/T. Young Jacob YH68
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22/02/2011: Page published. 6 updates since then.
10/11/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
17/08/2021: Updated history.
12/05/2022: Changed image.