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Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham and Ian Wilson

Technical

Admiralty Number: 3919
Official Number: 148141
Yard Number: 58
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 97
Net Tonnage: 32
Length: 85.8 ft
Breadth: 18.6 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Engine No.129)
Boiler: William Simons & Co Ltd, Renfrew
Built: J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen

History

1918: Launched by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.58) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as LULL (Ad.No.3919).
5.4.1918: Ran trials.
6.4.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (1-6pdr).
9.4.1918: Delivered and commissioned.
1921: De-commissioned. Laid up at Portsmouth. Armament removed.
17.6.1922: Sold to Ministry of Home Affairs, Northern Ireland for £2,000.
27.6.1922: Arrived Belfast for conversion to a tender at a cost of £1,000. (Not registered under Merchant Shipping Act as regarded as Government ship).
7.7.1922 : Commissioned as a tender (John Kelly Ltd, managers) to hulk ARGENTA (3343/1919) moored in Belfast Lough as a holding unit for Republican internees.
8.1922: ARGENTA moved to Larne Lough. Tender duties four times daily to Larne Harbour.
24.2.1924: Transferred to Ministry of Finance, Northern Ireland on ending of role of ARGENTA.
5.1924: Sold to Wallace Orchard & A. Tempest, Belfast (Wallace Orchard managing owner) for £750 with special conditions of sale to promote Sea Fishery industry in Northern Ireland and employ local men.
7.1924: At Belfast. Refurbished, Special Survey and re classed as a Fishing Vessel at a cost of £696.
28.6.1924: Carried out fishing trials.
7.8.1924: Registered at Belfast (B38).
1924-1925: Hired by Caister/Yarmouth persons for autumn herring seasons (Sk. Honks Brown, Caister).
1926: Owners sought release from commitment due to losses of £1,500. Repossessed by Northern Ireland Government.
1926: Sold to Kilkeel owners for £2,850.
6.1926: Sold to John Murray, Buckie & Others (John Murray, managing owner). Belfast registry closed. Registered at Buckie as EUNELMA (BCK438).
1931: Sold to Alexander Morgan, Peterhead (managing owner). Buckie registry closed.
Registered at Peterhead (PD102).
1932: Registered at Peterhead as MYRTLE LEAF (PD102).
1.1934: Hired by Fishery Board for Scotland as an auxiliary fishery cruiser to detect illegal inshore trawling.
3.1937: Sold to Arthur Vere Harvey, London.
3.1937: Peterhead registry closed.
8.3.1937: Registered at Lowestoft (LT200).
26.7.1937: Sold to Suffolk Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Arthur William Harvey, manager).
26.7.1937: Registered at Lowestoft as MARSHAL PAK (LT200).
1941-1945: Fishing from Fleetwood.
21.1.1941: Off Irish coast developed leak, contained and returned to Fleetwood.
22.11.1941: Damaged gallows when gear came fast.
2.1.1942: At Fleetwood damaged gallows after striking projecting bar at berth.
29.1.1942: Damaged gallows when gear came fast.
21.12.1942: Damaged propeller shaft when gear fouled propeller.
10.2.1943: Damaged bollards when gear came fast.
5.3.1944: In Morecambe Bay broke foremast.
21.3.1945: When hauling winch shaft fractured.
14.4.1946: Damaged propeller shaft.
22.6.1948: Damaged following collision with steam drifter PÊCHEUR (LT228).
2.1949: Landing at Milford (William Henry Kerr, manager).
4.8.1950: Sold to W. H. Kerr (Ship Chandlers) Ltd, Milford Haven (William Henry Kerr, manager).
7.1952: Last landing at Milford.
12.1955: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd, Charlestown, Fife for breaking up (Contract No.94D).
3.1.1956: Sailed Lowestoft for Firth of Forth.
5.1.1956: Delivered Charlestown.
1.1956: Breaking up commenced.
12.6.1957: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.D/T. Lull B38

S.D/T. Lull B38
Picture courtesy The Ian Wilson Collection

S.D/T. Marshal Pak LT200

S.D/T. Marshal Pak LT200
From The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection courtesy of George Scales

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In Fleetwood ownership. Did not fish from the port

Technical

Official Number: 162185
Yard Number: 1086
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 353
Net Tonnage: 147
Length: 140.0 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C.D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

30.11.1939: Completed lengthening by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough to 156.2 feet (including fitting new bow and stern sections). Re measured 374g 167n.
(In 1935 the Hull trawler LEONIDAS (162186) (H267) was lengthened by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd. The work involved creating an improved hull form with new bow and stern sections. The design was successful, not only providing increased fish room capacity, but also, as was expected, reducing coal consumption and giving a slightly higher free running speed. Other owners stemmed vessels at Middlesbrough for similar work to be undertaken)
T.3-cyl and boiler by C.D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

31.5.1930: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1086) for Newington Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as ARNOLD BENNETT.
22.7.1930: Registered at Hull (H259).
25.7.1930: Completed.
3.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (1-12pdr) (P.No.FY1939) (Hire rate £201.10.1d/month).
6.1940: Based Invergordon (Ty/Sk. R. W. Milliner RNR).
5.1941: Fitted out as a minesweeper.
3.7.1945: Returned to owner.
3.7.1945: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. R. Milliner).
25.7.1945: At Hull landed 2,166 kits grossed £8,226.
2.5.1947: Sold to Partnership (Hull) Ltd, Hull (Kenneth Percival, managers).
4.11.1948: Sold to Bay Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
23.11.1949: Sold to W.H.D. Dunnett, Bray & Air Cdre A. V. Harvey CBE MP, London (B.A. Parkes, manager).
23.4.1955: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
1955: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd for breaking up at Charlestown, Fife (Contract No.83D).
22.5.1955: Delivered Charlestown from Hull under own power.
6.1955: Breaking up commenced.
1955: Hull registry closed.
6.1955: Breaking up commenced.

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S.T. Arnold Bennett H259

S.T. Arnold Bennett H259
Picture courtesy of Hull Trawlers

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Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham and Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 110867
Yard Number: 231
Completed: 1899
Gross Tonnage: 172.41
Net Tonnage: 62.10
Length: 100.0 ft
Breadth: 21.0 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Built: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 350ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull

History

31.1.1899: Launched by Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.231) for Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as BUCKINGHAM.
7.2.1899: Completed.
9.3.1899: Registered at Grimsby (GY1096).
9.3.1899: Charles Absolom Osborne appointed manager.
4.4.1899: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Lincoln & Lindsey Banking Company Ltd, Lincoln (A).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 70.50 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
7.2.1914: Mortgage (A) discharged, The Lincoln & Lindsey Banking Co in liquidation.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released. 3.3.1930: Sold to Arthur Grant (64/64), Grimsby.
5.3.1930: Arthur Grant designated managing owner.
16.8.1930: Registered at Grimsby as WARREN (GY1096) (BoT Minute M/RG1274/1930 dated 12.8.1930).
7.4.1931: Sold to Arthur Grant & Son Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
8.4.1931: Arthur Grant appointed manager.
26.6.1932: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (B).
7.10.1940: Mortgage (B) discharged.
8.10.1940: Sold to Shire Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London.
14.10.1940: William. Alfred Bennett, Sanderstead, Surrey appointed manager.
9.12.1940: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd (64/64), London.
13.12.1941: William Alfred Bennett appointed manager.
1943-1944: Fishing from Fleetwood.
19.11.1943: Disabled on fishing grounds, steam drifter PATRIA (LT178) connected and delivered Fleetwood.
2.12.1943: Harry Markham Cook, Grimsby appointed manager.
15.12.1943: Sold to The Wembley Steam Fishing Co (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
2.12.1943: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (C).
2.1944: Company registered office transferred to Grimsby.
21.4.1944: Last landing at Fleetwood.
22.3.1945: Arthur Gladstone Hamer, Grimsby appointed manager.
23.10.1945: Mortgage (C) discharged.
12.11.1945: Sold to Samuel Stewart & Co (London) Ltd (64/64), London.
15.11.1945: Samuel Stewart appointed manager.
9.1.1946: Grimsby registry closed.
11.1.1946: Registered at Lowestoft (LT117).
25.6.1946: Sold to Cranley Shipping Co Ltd (64/64), London. Robert George Frankis appointed manager.
12.5.1949: Sold to Cranbrook Shipping Co Ltd (64/64), London. Leonard Frederick Milton appointed manager.
4.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Grays, Essex.
16.4.1952: Sailed Lowestoft for River Thames.
17.4.1952: Delivered.
16.1.1953: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.T. Warren GY1096

S.T. Warren GY1096
Picture courtesy of Bill Blow

Changelog
07/09/2010: Page published. 7 revisions since then.
19/08/2014: Alteration to disposal details.
22/01/2016: Information updated.

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Technical

Official Number: 118194
Yard Number: 390
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 193
Net Tonnage: 75
Length: 110.2
Breadth: 21.9 ft
Depth: 11.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

1905: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.390) for The Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as STRATHAIRLIE.
12.10.1905: Registered at Aberdeen (A39).
10.1905: Completed (John Brown, manager).
1914: Sold to Robert M. Craig, Aberdeen (managing owner).
2.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1168).
1919: Returned to owner.
1925: Sold to John Craig, Aberdeen & Others.
1934: Sold to Alexander A. Davidson, Aberdeen (managing owner).
1940: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd, London (William A. Bennett, manager).
1943: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1944: Sold to British & American Salmon Curing Co Ltd, London.
7.7.1944: Last landing at Fleetwood.
11.1946: Aberdeen registry closed.
11.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY394).
9.1949: Sold for breaking up. Grimsby registry closed.

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© Maurice Voss for FMHT

Technical

official Number: ??
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 271
Net Tonnage: 123
Length: 125.7 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Polson Iron Works Co, Ontario
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Polson Ironworks Co, Toronto

History

1.1917: Ordered. 1918: Launched by Polson Iron Works Co, Ontario, ON (Yd.No.- ) (Canadian “Castle” – “T.R.” class) for The Admiralty (paid for and built under direction of RCN) as TR.18.
1.8.1918: Completed and commissioned in Royal Canadian Navy (1-12pdr).
31.1.1919: Paid off and laid up.
1920: Accepted offer of Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd, Inverness (Captain D. J. Munro as agent) to bring drifters with trawlers as escorts to UK for lay-up in Muirtown Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness prior to sale and possible refit for classification as steam trawlers (The Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd letter dated 12 April 1920).
1921: Brought over at The Admiralty’s expense.
1.1926: Still laid up.
2.1926: Rejected offer for all remaining trawlers at £2,000 each (B. Allenby, Aberdeen letter dated 10 Feb 1926).
1926: Sold “as is” to Société Anonyme Pêcheries à Vapeur, Ostend (John Bauwens, manager). Registered at Ostend as MARIE LOUISE (O98).
1926: Re measured 124.4 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet – 258Bgt 48n.
13.3.1926: Crew from Pêcheries à Vapeur sailed for England onboard steam trawler RAYMOND (O140) to take delivery.
19.3.1926: Arrived Ostend.
5.1933: Moved to Canal de dérivation, Ostend to lay up (economic climate).
1939-1940: Landing at Fleetwood.
1940: Transferred to Belgian Economic Mission, London.
24.9.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel. (P.No.Z.238).
1.1946: Returned to owner.
1946: Ostend registry closed.
9.1946: Sold to Norway. FATE?

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S.T. Marie-Louise O 98

S.T. Marie-Louise O 98

S.T. Marie-Louise O 98

S.T. Marie-Louise O 98

Changelog
27/04/14: Information updated
09/06/2015: Picture added.

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