Admiralty Number: 4488
Official Number: 144651
Yard Number: 318
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 290
Net Tonnage: 127
Length: 125.4 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields
17.5.1920: Launched by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields (Yd.No.318) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as DANIEL DICK (Ad.No.4488).
1920: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
14.7.1920: Registered at London (Part I) as DANIEL DICK O.N.144651.
13.08.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
24.08.1920: Registered at London (Part IV) as DANIEL DICK O.N.(LO410).
5.08.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel ex gear. Laid up at Brightlingsea.
31.10.1921: After inspection at Brightlingsea by Capt. William John Lown & Lawrence Spring (directors), purchased by Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Purchased at asking price £7250 (Others inspected and purchased were GEORGE CORTON, ISAAC ARTHAN, JOHN BROOKER, JOHN GRAHAM & THOMAS BOUDIGE).
20.11.1921: Arrived Hull from Brightlingsea for fitting out.
3.12.1921: London registry closed.
12.1921: Remeasured 277g 108n.
8.12.1921: Sailed Hull on first trip.
21.12.1921: Registered at Hull as DANIEL DICK (H338). Total cost including fit out and classification £8734.3.10d.
21.1.1922: Registered at Hull as AGATE (H338).
18.104.22.1685: John William Lown designated manager.
30.10.1934: Sold to Trident Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (£4000).
15.11.1934: Registered at Hull as CLYTH NESS (H338).
11.1934: George Arthur Ledger designated manager.
25.7.1939: Insured value £5,300.
26.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out at Gt. Yarmouth as a minesweeper (magnetic) (P.No. FY.1596) (Hire rate £89.14.0d/month) (Ty/Sk. W. D. Warford RNR).
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
26.5–4.6.1940: At Dunkirk evacuation (Lieut. Anthony Heckstall-Smith DSC RNR).
30.5.1940: At 2.00am IOMSP steamer KING ORRY (1877grt/1913) leaving Dunkirk harbour, rolled over having struck a sandbank when damaged by bombs. Assisted in picking up survivors.
1.1941: At Dover with M/S Group 126 (Ty/Sk. W. F. Salenius RNVR).
4.4.1941: Ty/Lieut. L. J. Wyatt RNVR appointed CO.
2.1943: Act. Ty/Lieut Cdr. L. J. Wyatt RNVR appointed CO.
29.4.1943: Ty/Lieut. S. G. Airey RNVR appointed CO.
9.1943: Fitted out as a water carrier.
1944: Fitted out as a fuelling trawler (33ton tank for refuelling diesel landing craft) (P.No.Y7.16). Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Assigned as a fuelling trawler to Force O.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
25.10.1944: Sold to The Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
12.7.1945: Laid up.
13.11.1945: Registered at Fleetwood (FD131).
1.3.1946: Hull registry closed.
1.3.1946: Re-registered at Fleetwood (FD131). David Marr designated manager.
2.3.1946: Returned to owner.
13.2.1952: Sold to Wood & Bruce Ltd, Aberdeen.
13.2.1952: Fleetwood registry closed.
2.1952: Registered at Aberdeen (A702). David Wood designated manager.
5.1955: Sold to Belgium for breaking up.
8.5.1955: Arrived Boom. Aberdeen registry closed.
(Daniel Dick, AB, age 27, b. Glasgow, Scotland – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB202))
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