Official Number: 136174
Yard Number: 285
Gross Tonnage: 226
Net Tonnage: 87
Length: 115.5 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 94nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Speed: 11 Knots
29.11.1913: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.285) for Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Hull as BEMPTON.
19.1.1914: Registered at Hull (H19). Joseph Vivian designated manager.
2.1914: Completed. Fitted with WT. A mark ship directing trawlers joining the boxing fleet.
15.4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1369).
1917: At Berehaven, Co. Cork as an armed trawler.
15.4.1917: At noon sailed from Berehaven in company with HM Trawler DRAKE II (Ad.No.817) (GY1163) to assist HMS LAVENDER (P.No.T23) towing damaged Norwegian steamer HUNDVAAGO (1901grt/1915) (HUNDVAAGO had been torpedoed at 11.00 pm on 4.4.1917 off SW Ireland, no Uboat claimed responsibility).
16.4.1917: Arrived Berehaven, Co. Cork at 6.00 am and HUNDVAAGO beached at Berehaven.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull.
24.4.1920: At Hull landed crew of steam trawler RIBBLE (H255) which had been mined 29.3.1920 12 miles E by N of North Dogger Bank Light.
13.5.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.3.1923: Mortgagee re-styled as Westminster Bank Ltd, London.
22.10.1925: Robert Burton designated manager.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to William Augustus Hayward, Eastbourne.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd, London.
16.9.1932: Charles Hugh Emerson designated manager.
10.1932: Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd in liquidation.
1.11.1932: Mortgage (A) transferred to Harold Frank Hayward, London; Maud Florence Katherine Rogers, Chelsea and Ernest Norton, London (Joint mortgagees). 1935: Insured value £2,900.
3.1936: Combined boxing and trawling fleet of Kelsall Bros. & Beeching Ltd and the Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd consisting of 59 vessels laid up at Hull (declining catches, coal bill and increased maintenance costs had made the venture uneconomical).
6.3.1936: At Extraordinary General Meeting at Hull, Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd placed in Creditors’ Voluntary Winding-up (Richard Field Helm of Messrs Hodgson Harris & Co, London appointed liquidators).
12.1936: Sold by order of the mortgagees under mortgage (A) to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London (Robert Scott Hewett & Harold Frank Hayward). Robert Scott Hewett designated manager.
29.12.1936: Hull registry closed.
1.1.1937: Registered at London (LO192).
17.2.1943: Sailed Fleetwood in company with FILEY (LO189) for Hull via Liverpool for DG wiping. PM arrived Liverpool.
18.2.1943: Sold to Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull for £11,500.
19.2.1943: Sailed Liverpool in company for Hull.
22.2.1943: London registry closed.
24.2.1943: Arrived Hull in company.
24.2.1943: Registered at Hull (H546). John William Lown, designated manager.
6.3.1943: Slipped at Hull for propeller change.
11.3.1943: Sea trial and DG wiped on completion.
13.3.1943: Sailed Hull for Iceland. Based at Hull sailing in armed convoys to and from fishing grounds. From Iceland/Faroe – 10 trips, 10,161 kits. 10.2.1944: William George O’Dell designated manager.
7.3.1945: Sold to Loyal Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby for £12,000 less £700 for repairs.
12.3.1945: Hull registry closed.
3.1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY29). Albert Wright Butt designated manager.
2.1951: Sold to Alexander Hay, Aberdeen.
2.1951: Grimsby registry closed.
1.3.1951: Registered at Aberdeen (A673).
16.3.1951: Sold to Alexander Hay & John Mair, Aberdeen. Alexander Hay managing owner.
1958: Sold to F. & W. Joch, Hamburg for breaking up.
7.5.1958: Delivered Hamburg from Aberdeen under own power.
12.5.1958: Aberdeen registry closed “… on sale of vessel to foreigners (German subjects).”
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