S.T. Salvini GY70

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 138995
Yard Number: 337
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 226
Not Tonnage: 109
Length: 117.0 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 460ihp T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull


9.12.1915: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.337) for Alick Black (64/64), Grimsby as SALVINI.
4.4.1916: Registered at Grimsby (GY892).
4.4.1916: Alick Black designated managing owner.
6.6.1916: Completed. Requisitioned from the builders and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.3283).
14.12.1916: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd, London (A).
1.2.1917: Mortgage (A) discharged.
5.2.1917: Sold to Rowland Hill (64/64), Grimsby.
5.2.1917: Walter Harold Buley appointed manager.
5.2.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank of England Ltd, London (B). Based Portland.
19.2.1918: Mortgage (B) discharged.
20.2.1918: Sold to Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull.
22.2.1918: William Richard Nowell appointed manager.
2.3.1918: Grimsby registry closed.
20.2.1918: Registered at Hull (H593).
7.2.1919: Sold to James Coombes (64/64), Grimsby. James Coombes designated managing owner.
17.2.1919: Hull registry closed.
20.2.1919: Registered at Grimsby (GY70).
15.2.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The National Provincial & Union Bank of England Ltd, London (C).
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner.
15.2.1924: Mortgagee restyled National Provincial Bank Ltd, London.
4.6.1925: Mortgage (C) discharged.
4.6.1925: Sold to The South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
5.6.1925: Sir Alec Black, Bart appointed manager.
2.11.1925: Sold to The Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
7.11.1925: Sir Alec Black, Bart appointed manager.
11.11.1930: Arrived Grimsby with serious damage to port side having been in collision with Granton steam trawler THOMAS L. DEVLIN (GN58), 250 miles off May Island, Firth of Forth.
19.4.1940: Requisitioned for war service on the balloon barrage (P.No.4.457); hire rate £64.0.8d per month.
15.12.1940: Sold to Sir Alec Black, Bart (64/64), Grimsby. Sir Alec Black, Bart designated managing owner.
38.6.1942: Sir Alec Black, Bart died.
16.1.1943: Probate granted to The Public Trustee, London and John Edgar Harrison, Grimsby (64/64 joint owners).
3.2.1943: John Edgar Harrison appointed manager.
8.2.1943: Sold to Shire Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London.
10.2.1943: William Alfred Bennett, Sanderstead appointed manager.
4.1944: Fitted out as a smoke making (Esso) trawler and assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
8.6.1944: Sailed Thames for Bracklesham Bay.
9.6.1944: Arrived Mulberry B with Group B1. Employed smoke making with replenishment at Southampton.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended. Employed on miscellaneous naval duties.
21.11.1944: Returned to owner.
7.11.1945: Sold to Western Trawlers Ltd (64/64) Fleetwood.
10.11.1945: Harvey Wilfred Wilson, Grimsby appointed manager.
22.6.1947: Sold to Alfred Bannister (Trawlers) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
24.6.1947: Fred Bannister appointed manager.
11.1959: Sold to A.C. Slooten Handelsonderneming, Wormer and broken up.
19.11.1959: Grimsby registry closed “… on sale of vessel to foreigners (Dutch subjects)”.

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S.T. Salvini GY701

S.T. Salvini GY701
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10/07/2013: Page published. 3 updates since then.
16/07/2015: Picture added.
24/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
30/07/2021: Updated history.