Official Number: 162064
Yard Number: 1088
Gross Tonnage: 355
Net Tonnage: 139
Length: 140.4 ft
Breadth: 25.0 ft
Depth: 13.4 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
(In 1935 the Hull trawler LEONIDAS (162186) (H267) was lengthened by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd. The work involved creating an improved hull form with new bow and stern sections. The design was successful, not only providing increased fish room capacity, but also, as was expected, reducing coal consumption and giving a slightly higher free running speed. Other owners stemmed vessels at Middlesbrough for similar work to be undertaken)
28.7.1930: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1088) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as ARMANA. Contract price £15,090.
17.9.1930: Registered at Fleetwood (FD121).
23.9.1930: Completed (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager).
1.9.1931: Struck dock wall at Fleetwood damaging shell plating.
1934: Transferred to Hull.
11.1936: Completed lengthening by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough to 151.5 feet (including fitting new bow and stern sections). Re measured 357g 145n.
6.11.1936: Re-registered after alteration to length.
2.1940: Sold to The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (J. Marr & Son Ltd) (Leslie James Marr, managers).
28.2.1940: Fleetwood registry closed.
1.3.1940: Registered at Hull (H302).
17.5.1940: Sailed Hull for Iceland (Sk. A. Fletcher).
4.6.1940: At Hull landed 1,905 kits grossed £1,877.
4.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (1-12pdr) (Hire rate £202.12.11d/month). At Barry with M/S Group 81 (Ty/Sk. A. C. Fletcher RNR).
5.1941: Fitted out as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.1809). At Ipswich with M/S & P Group 81.
5.1944: Fitted out for dan laying and assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Attached to the15th Minesweeping Flotilla as a dan layer.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
11.1945: Returned to owner after restoration and survey at Birkenhead.
18.2.1946: Sold to Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull (A. Bailey & J. Balderson, managers) for £35000.
13.11.1946: Registered at Hull as BARDIA (H302).
28.1.1955: Sailed Hull for Faroe last trip before sale (Sk. T. Eddams).
16.2.1955: At Hull landed 533 kits grossed £1,993.
6.1955: Sold to Sir George F. Sleight, Grimsby.
28.6.1955: Hull registry closed.
7.1955: Registered at Grimsby (GY3).
8.1956: Sold B.J. Nijkerk, Antwerp for breaking up.
8.1956: Grimsby registry closed.
15.10.1956: Arrived Antwerp from Grimsby.
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17/05/2012: Page published. 10 revisions since then.
12/07/2014: Picture 6 added.
05/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.