Official Number: 148401
Yard number: 461
Gross tonnage: 352
Net Tonnage: 144
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24.0 ft
Depth: 12.9 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 96nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Speed : 11 knots
8.5.1924: The Board of Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd decided to build two new trawlers for the Iceland fishery. Contracts were signed with Cook, Welton & Gemmell to build the ships at £7,500 each and Charles D. Holmes to make the engines and boilers at £6,125 each. Total cost £13,625 each. The names chosen for the vessels were ANDALUSITE and ALALITE. Total cost for ANDALUSITE, with amendments, certification, fees, fishing gear and other equipment £15,548.4.10d. (Customs fees £3.1.0d, Code signals £1.1.2d)
16.9.1924: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.461) for Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as ANDALUSITE.
1.11.1924: Registered at Hull (H90).
10.11.1924: Completed trials and accepted (Walter Scott, manager).
24.3.1925: John Lown designated manager.
13.11.1924: Sailed on maiden trip to Icelandic grounds.
1.12.1924: Landed 1032 kits £2,740 gross.
13.9.1933 : Sold to J. Marr & Son, Fleetwood for £7600.
13.9.1933: Hull registry closed.
15.9.1933: Registered at Fleetwood (FD195). Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
14.12.1933: Registered at Fleetwood as CORENA (FD195).
10.7.1934: Transferred to Hull, crewed and operated by The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull on the company acquisition. Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Fleetwood designated manager.
17.8.1937: Sailed for Iceland (Sk. C. Cheney), last trip from Hull.
8.9.1937: At Hull landed from 872 kits £787 gross.
1937: At Hull worked White Sea/Iceland (Sks. Booth, C. Cheney), 207 days 9,934 kits 6,506 gross.
9.9.1937: Transferred to Fleetwood.
8.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£9,500).
9.8.1939: Fleetwood registry closed. Fitted out as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (P.No. FY.709). Based Harwich with M/S Group 4.
24.7.1940: In North Sea (Ty/Sk. A. E. Fisher RNR). Picked up survivors of HM Trawler FLEMING (H3) which foundered after attack by German aircraft.
3.1946: Refitted and re classed at Hull.
8.1946: Sold to Joseph Craig, Aberdeen.
27.8.1946: Registered at Aberdeen (A198).
23.4.1947: Sold to Craig Fishing (Aberdeen) Ltd Joseph Craig designated manager.
9.1948: Engaged in the Greenland fishery (Sk. C. H. Winter); fourteen crew. Ran into icebergs and fog, stranded 6 miles north of Frederikshaab, Greenland, holed in the engine room and making water. Crew took to boat and some hours later a motorboat with a rescue party of local fishermen arrived and towed them to Frederikshaab. From there, a Danish gunboat picked them up and transferred them to Feringhavn. Faroese smacks called nine days later and took them to Torshavn where they obtained passage to Aberdeen. Salved and broken up.
2.11.1948: Aberdeen registry closed “total loss”.
(Note. Building installment costings:
31.7.1924: Frames – £2000
5.9.1924: Plating – £2000
18.9.1924: Launch – £2000
17.11.1924 : Final – £1500
15.1.1925: Extras – £62.18.9d Total – £7,562.18.9d
Engine and boiler maker
7.11.1924: Final – £1912.10s
15.1.1925: Extras – £30.1.0d Total – £6,180.1.0d
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