In Marr (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from the port.
Official Number: 163950
Yard Number: 1127
Gross Tonnage: 457
Net Tonnage: 185
Length: 161.0 ft
Breadth: 26.6 ft
Depth: 14.2 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
11.9.1934: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1127) for Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as CAPE BARFLEUR.
23.10.1934: Registered at Hull (H105). Archibald Hudson, Hessle, appointed manager.
30.10.1934: Completed at a cost of £20,000 ex fishing gear.
5.11.1934: Sailed Hull on first trip to Bear Island grounds (Sk. James Myers).
28.11.1934: At Hull landed 2,000 kits grossed £1,020.
9.1935: As a result of the Abyssinian crisis and failure of British diplomacy, the Government authorised The Admiralty to procure twenty modern trawlers for conversion to minor war vessels.
1938: In the Naval Estimates The Admiralty was authorised to purchase further modern trawlers for conversion to anti submarine vessels.
2.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£19,260) following successful trials.
27.2.1939: Hull registry closed. Fitted out as a “Gem” class anti-submarine trawler. Renamed HMTrawler AMBER (1-4”, AA weapons, ASDIC, DC) (P.No.T.88).
1.9.1939: Based Alexandria/Port Said with 4th Anti Submarine Group.
6.1940: At Aden (Boatswain H W Clark).
1.1941: At Aden (Actg S/Lieut. P Le M Andrews RNR).
7.1941: At Port Said (Act Ty Lieut. S. Barrie RNR).
4.1946: Sold to Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (George Gillard, manager).
9.1946: Completed refit and classified as steam trawler.
9.1946: Remeasured after re-classification 473g 188n.
8.10.1946: Registered at Hull as ETONIAN (H333).
9.10.1946: Sailed Hull on first trip to Bear Island (Sk. H. Lead).
5.11.1946: At Hull landed 2,011 kits grosed £4,662.
19.9.1950: Sold to Boyd Line Ltd, Hull (T. W. Boyd, manager).
12.10.1950: Registered at Hull as ARCTIC CRUSADER (H333).
19.5.1952: Sold to Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (George Gillard, manager).
29.3.1952: Registered at Hull as ETONIAN (H333).
5.3.1954: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip before sale (Sk.A. Hinchcliffe).
27.3.1954: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Hull, manager) for £27,250.
29.3.1954: At Hull landed 2,311 kits grossed £3,642.
1.4.1954: Sailed Hull for Iceland first trip for new owners (Sk. A. Hinchcliffe).
23.4.1954: At Hull landed 1,502 kits grossed £4,541.
6.4.1955: Registered at Hull as GLENELLA (H333).
19.12.1956: Laid up.
1957: Sold to BISCO and allocated to J. J. King & Co Ltd, Gateshead for breaking up.
13.5.1957: Arrived River Tyne.
19.10.1957: Hull registry closed.
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20/06/2011: Page published. 10 updates since then.
06/06/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
13/11/2020: Updated history.