S.D. Tidal Range – GY403

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham and Bill Blow


Official Number: 145269
Yard Number: 70
Completed: 1920
Gross Tonnage: 96.49
Net Tonnage: 41.22
Length: 87.1 ft
Breadth: 20.0 ft
Depth: 10.0 ft
Built: Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Engine: 270ihp T.3-cyl by Robey & Co Ltd, Lincoln
Boiler: Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees


1920: Launched by Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.70) (Admiralty wooden drifter) for The Admiralty as TIDAL RANGE.
13.4.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
1921: Transferred to The Fishery Board for Scotland, Edinburgh for disposal.
8.1921: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) O.N.145269.
9.1921: Sold to Edward Dolan (64/64), Grimsby.
8.9.1921: Registered at Grimsby (GY403) O.N.145269.
8.9.1921: Edward Dolan designated managing owner.
9.9.1921: Edward Dolan shares (32/64) sold to Edward Frederick Watson (32/64), Grimsby.
10.9.1921: Edward Frederick Watson & Edward Dolan designated managing owners.
11.3.1925: Sold to Samuel Franklin (64/64), Grimsby.
11.3.1925: Samuel Franklin designated managing owner.
24.3.1925: Sold to Lieut Col. William Selby Lowndes OBE (64/64), Bletchley.
30.3.1925: Harry Norman Franklin appointed manager.
10.10.1929: Sold to Harry Franklin Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
14.10.1925: Harry Norman Franklin appointed manager.
23.3.1932: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
7.11.1932: Mortgage (A) discharged.
1943: Fishing from Fleetwood.
12.5.1943: Typical landing, 40 boxes – 1 cod,13 flats, 20 roker, 6 gurnard – ten days.
1948: Sold for breaking up.
19.8.1949: Grimsby registry closed. “Ship broken up … “.

09/11/2015: Page published.
09/11/2015: Corrected incorrect title.
17/03/2016: Significant information update.