Official Number: 121091
Yard Number: 90
Gross Tonnage: 174
Net Tonnage: 55n (68)
Length: 108.5 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: 45nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith, Hull
Speed: 9.5 knots
30.9.1905: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (Yd.No.90) for Hellyer’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as ARIEL.
17.11.1905: Registered at Hull (H843). Charles Hellyer designated manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 68net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
9.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.616).
2.1915: Renamed ARIEL II. Based Portland.
4.9.1917: Sold to Mrs Elizabeth M. Jones, Oswestry. Charles Curzon, Milford Haven designated manager.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Milford and reverted to Ariel (H843).
1920: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Milford Haven. Edward D. W. Lawford designated manager.
14.12.1927: Sold to Ocean Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. George Altoft designated manager.
Pre 1930: W. C. Farrow designated manager.
25.10.1935: Sold to Robert Walkington, Fleetwood. Alex Keay designated manager.
3.5.1943: Typical wartime landing. 66 kits – hake-36, cod/codling-16, whiting-10, ling/coley-1, roker-2, dogs-1.
1.8.1945: Trawled live mine off Isle of Man and delivered Douglas for disposal.
2.8.1945: Fishing off Isle of Man. Foundered after collision with steamer BENLEDI (5943g/1930) in thick fog S by W of Chicken Rock Light, Calf of Man; ten crew rescued by BENLEDI boat and landed at Liverpool. Hull registry closed.
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15/05/2012: Page published. 6 updates since then.
06/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
09/06/2019: Updated information.