Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Douglas Paterson
Official Number: 138972
Yard Number: 654
Gross Tonnage: 320
Net Tonnage: 163
Length: 137.0 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.9 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 550ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
9.11.1915: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.654) for Welbeck Steam Fishing Co (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as WIMPOLE.
1.6.1916: Edward Cyril Grant appointed manager.
1.7.1916: Registered at Grimsby (GY923).
8.1916: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1 – 12pdr) (Ad.No.2956). Based Devonport. Later employed on escort duties.
9.1.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to George Somerville Letten, Grimsby for the sum of £5,00 with interest at 5% (A).
17.5.1918: Mortgage (A) discharged.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
6.2.1919: Sold to Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
7.2.1919: John Edward Rushworth appointed manager.
30.6.1919: Sold to Shaftesbury Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
30.6.1919: John Edward Rushworth appointed manager.
30.6.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (B).
25.3.1926: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (B) to John Edward Rushworth (64/64), Grimsby.
25.3.1926: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (C).
26.3.1926: John Edward Rushworth appointed manager.
15.8.1931: Mortgage (C) discharged.
17.8.1931: Sold to J. E. Rushworth Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
17.8.1931: John Edward Rushworth appointed manager.
17.8.1931: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (D).
31.8.1931: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to John Edward Rushworth, Grimsby (E).
12.3.1935: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (D) to Kopanes Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
12.3.1935: Joseph George Little appointed manager.
15.3.1935: Registered at Grimsby as ANDANES (GY923) (BoT Minute R.G.No.1119/1935 dated 14.3.1935).
14.3.1936: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (F).
18.11.1939: In convoy for the Icelandic grounds with SARPEDON (GY984) as Convoy Officer’s ship (Convoy Officer Lieut Reginald H. W. Jackson RNVR) in company with SARONTA (GY1082), CONISBORO (GY244), WIGMORE (GY469)(Sk. Walter Bore) and MURMANSK (GY26). At about 11.15pm when 25 miles N by W of Rattray Head in approximate position 58°01.2N/01°57.5W attacked by U-boat (U.22) and WIGMORE sunk by torpedo; all sixteen crew lost.
28.3.1940: Mortgage (F) discharged.
11.4.1940: Sold to Drangey Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
12.4.1940: Joseph George Little appointed manager.
28.5.1940: Requisitioned for war services as an anti submarine trawler (P.No.4.151) (Hire rate £90.13.4d/month).
11.1940: Fitted out for boom defence duties. Based Portland.
22.1.1942: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood for £8000.
3.2.1942: Geoffrey Edwards Marr appointed manager.
23.11.1943: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
27.1.1944: Grimsby registry closed.
1944: Based Portsmouth (Fraser & White Ltd, Portsmouth, agents).
1945: Laid up pending sale.
4.1946: Transferred to Ministry of Transport.
24.1.1947: Sold to Marine Metals Ltd, London for breaking up.
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13/05/2012: Page published. 8 updates since then.
02/07/2019: Information updated.