Wartime and seasonal post war visitor
Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham
Official Number: 139821
Yard Number: 544
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 35
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by James Abernethy & Co, Aberdeen
1918: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.544) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as SANDSTORM (Ad.No.3907).
31.5.1918: Completed (1-6pdr).
12.7.1920: Transferred to The Fishery Board for Scotland, Edinburgh for disposal.
14.11.1920: Registered at Aberdeen as GLENBRECK (A381).
9.3.1921: Sold to Thomas Gilmour, Aberdeen (John H. Harrow, manager) under HM Treasury mortgage agreement (Disposal of Admiralty Drifters to Ex-service Fishermen).
11.1922: Mortgage foreclosed. Repossessed by His Majesty, represented by the Commissioners representing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, London.
3.9.1923: Aberdeen registry closed.
16.10.1923: Sold to Thomas Thorburn Irvin, Aberdeen (managing owner).
16.10.1923: Aberdeen registry re-opened (A381).
2.1924: Sold to John Dougal & David Dougal, Eyemouth (David Dougal managing owner)
26.2.1924: Aberdeen registry closed.
2.1924: Registered at Berwick as RIVER EYE (BK3).
1926: Registered at Berwick as OLDEN TIMES (BK3).
12.1929: Sold to George Hitcham Catchpole, Lowestoft.
20.12.1929: Registered at Lowestoft (LT127).
31.1.1930: Registered at Lowestoft as SEASONS’ GIFT (LT127).
14.2.1930: Sold to Stanley Edward Catchpole (32/64) & Ernest George Catchpole (32/64), Lowestoft (Stanley Edward Catchpole, manager).
4.2.1931: Sold to Stanley Edward Catchpole, Lowestoft.
7.7.1931: Sold to Sold to Frederick Ernest Beane (32/64), Lowestoft & Isaac Alexander Kemp (32/64), Kessingland (Frederick Ernest Beane, manager).
27.2.1939: Sold to Frederick Ernest Beane, Lowestoft.
26.7.1940: Requisitioned for war service on balloon barrage (Hire rate £32.0.0d/month).
27.4.1940: Returned to owner.
1940-1945: Trawling out of Fleetwood.
24.2.1941: In Wyre channel in collision with Icelandic wooden motor fishing vessel HELGI (115grt/1939).
3.1.1942: Frederick Ernest Beane died.
7.4.1943: Transferred to Mrs Margaret Beane, Lowestoft.
19.5.1943: Typical wartime landing. 97 kits – cod/codling-19, plaice-15, roker-57, gurnard-1, sole & prime-5.
1946-1950: Seasonal trawling from Fleetwood.
1954: Sold to Belgian shipbreakers.
17.5.1954: Sailed Lowestoft for Antwerp.
12.8.1954: Lowestoft registry closed.
21/02/2011: Page published. 2 updates since then.
01/08/2021: Updated history