S.D/T. Twinkling Star KY347


Official Number: 140845
Yard Number: 1
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 95
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Pollit & Wigzell Ltd, Sowerby Bridge
Boiler: Clayton, Son & Co Ltd, Hunslett
Built: Brown’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Hull


1919: Launched by Brown’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.1) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as CHIMERA (Ad.No.4146).
16.7.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
21.9.1920: Transferred to The Fishery Board for Scotland, Edinburgh for disposal.
1920: Sold to J. R. Mitchell, Peterhead. Registered at Peterhead as J. R. MITCHELL (PD443).
1920: Sold to Andrew Buchan Jnr, Peterhead & others (Andrew Buchan Jnr, managing owner). Registered at Peterhead as TWINKLING STAR (PD443).
1932: Sold to John Muir (Keay), Cellardyke & others (John T. Graham, Anstruther, manager). Peterhead registry closed. Registered at Kirkcaldy (KY347).
8.10.1937: In Yarmouth harbour in collision with steam drifter RENASCENT (LT288) and sustained damage.
1938: Sold to W. Wilson, North Shields & others.
12.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service on harbour defence patrol (Hire rate £32.0.0d/month).
1.1942: Employed on Examination service (Hire rate £26.0.0d/month).
1945: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (B. A. Parkes, manager).
30.6.1945: Returned to owner (David F. Cartwright MBE MC, Gorleston, manager).
1946: Sold to The Adam Steam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (David F. Cartwright MBE MC, Gorleston, manager).
3.1949: Sold to Merchants (Milford Haven) Ltd, Milford Haven (Frederick Walter Goffin, Hakin, manager).
8.3.1949 – 27.5.1955: Seasonal white fish trawling from Milford Haven.
1955: Laid up at Milford.
5.1956: Kirkcaldy registry closed.
10.5.1956: Registered at Milford as MERCHANT VENTURER (M49).
19.4.1959: Last landing at Milford. Laid up.
1.1960: Sold to BISCO and allocated to John Cashmore Ltd, Newport, Monmouthshire for breaking up.
17.1.1960: Sailed Milford for Newport (Sk. Tom Bartlett).
23.2.1960: Milford registry closed.

(Seasonal at Milford as TWINKLING STAR – 8 Mar – 4 Nov 1949; 14 Mar – 4 Oct 1950; 8 Mar – 4 Jul 1951; 10 Mar – 26 Aug 1952; 22 Mar – 7 Dec 1953; 19 Mar – 10 Oct 1954; 6 Mar – 27 May 1955.
As MERCHANT VENTURER: 22 Jun 1956 – 19 Apr 1959

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S.D/T. Twinkling Star KY347

S.D/T. Twinkling Star KY347
Picture courtesy of The Peter Green Collection


21/06/2011: Page published. 5 updates since then.
31/12/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.