S.D/S. Silvernight GY138

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Admiralty Number: 4186
Official Number: 146868
Yard Number: ?
Completed: 1920
Gross Tonnage: 91.89
Net Tonnage: 38.65
Length: 86.0 ft
Breadth: 19.8 ft
Depth: 9.8 ft
Built: Routh & Waddingham, Winteringham
Engine: T.3-cyl by Elliott & Garrood Ltd, Beccles
Boiler: Clayton & Sons Ltd, Leeds


1920: Launched by Routh & Waddingham, Winteringham (Yd.No.- ) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as SWELL (Ad.No.4186).
23.6.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
14.12.1920: Transferred to The Fishery Board for Scotland, Edinburgh for disposal. Laid up at Dundee.
3.8.1922: Sold to Grimsby Seine Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
3.8.1922: Samuel Franklin appointed manager. Converted for seine netting.
1.8.1922: Registered at Grimsby as SILVERNIGHT (GY138).
16.9.1922: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Lloyds Bank Ltd, London (A).
18.4.1932: Mortgage (A) transferred to Samuel Franklin (64/64), Grimsby.
3.6.1932: Sold under mortgage (A) to Harry Franklin Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
7.6.1932: Harry Norman Franklin appointed manager.
14.6.1932: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (B).
14.7.1932: Shares (21/64) sold to Sk. Robert Cowie, Cleethorpes.
14.7.1932: Robert Cowie shares (21/64) mortgaged to Harry Franklin Ltd, Grimsby (C).
14.7.1932: Harry Norman Franklin appointed manager.
8.11.1932: Mortgage (B) discharged.
1940-1945: Fishing from Fleetwood.
15.12.1947: Mortgage (C) discharged.
1.1.1948: Robert Cowie shares (21/64) sold to Harry Franklin Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
1.1.1948: Harry Norman Franklin appointed manager.
1955: Sold for breaking up.
21.10.1955: Grimsby registry closed. “Vessel broken up”.

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07/04/2011: Page published. 5 updates since then.
22/01/2016: Information updated.
21/11/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.