S.T. Charles Boyes LO334


Admiralty Number: 3593
Official Number: 143886
Yard Number: 388
Completed: 1918
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 290
Net Tonnage: 126
Length: 125.5 ft
Breadth: 23.6 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley


14.2.1918: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.388) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as CHARLES BOYES (Ad.No.3593).
15.6.1918: Completed (1-12pdr, 1-3.5” A/S Howitzer, Hydrophone and W/T).
26.11.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as CHARLES BOYES O.N.143886).
19.2.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV) (LO334).
19.2.1920: Sold to Elspeth, Lady Beardmore, c/o William Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Charles Curzon, Milford Haven designated manager)
8.1.1924: Inbound from fishing grounds, collided with and sank Wexford registered schooner TEMPEST (59tons/1857) Newport for Clonakilty, coal, which was sheltering and anchored E side of dock channel.
1932: Owner re-styled Lady Invernairn c/o William Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Charles Curzon, Milford Haven, manager.
6.1932: Transferred to Hull.
3.1.1934: Outward for fishing grounds in dense fog collided with steam trawler KING EMPEROR (H202) at anchor in Hull Roads. Returned to dock with bow damage.
1935: Insured value £5,000.
6.8.1936: Sold to Mrs Annie I. Fraser, Aberdeen (John McD. Fraser, manager).
22.8.1936: London registry closed.
25.8.1936: Registered at Aberdeen (A418).
6.1938: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
8.6.1938: Aberdeen registry closed.
15.6.1938: Registered at Hull (H526).
1938: Transferred to Hull.
20.7.1939: At 7.50 am. relayed message from steam trawler COURTIER (GY115) to Cullercoates Wireless Station “Want immediate assistance, position 65 miles north of Humber.” (COURTIER was leaking and was taken in tow by tug HENDON (241grt/1924) and delivered Tyne morning of 21 July.)
1.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Hire rate £87.0.0d/month).
25.5.1940: Operating from Gt Yarmouth (Temp. Sk. G. Reynolds RNR). Mined in North Sea; two officers and thirteen crew missing presumed killed*, three saved, two by Caister Lifeboat Charles Burton (Cox. Joseph Woodhouse).

(Charles Boyes, AB, age 25, b. Hambledon, Hampshire – VICTORY (SB772))

(MPK – Ty/Sk. William Gregson; Ty/Sk. George Reynolds; Henry G. King, 2nd Hand; John Stewart, A /Ch.Engineman; William Grant, Engineman; Alexander Mackay, Ldg Seaman; Albert G. Broom, Norman Morrison, William J. Thomas, seamen; Richard Adamson, seaman/cook, Charles McG. Hogg, O/S; Harry C. Lowry, Joseph B. Stocks, James H. G. Tickner, stokers; John E. Potter, steward

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22/11/2019: Updated information.