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S.D/T. Hamnavoe YH117 (Seasonal)

Technical

Official Number: 125373
Yard Number: 542
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 41
Tonnage: 199dw
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

1918: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.542) (“Admiralty” drifter) for The Admiralty as HORIZON (Ad.No.3905).
30.8.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (1-6pdr).
1945: Laid up.
1947: Sold to Robert W. Watt & A. Watt, Fraserburgh. Registered at Fraserburgh as HAMNAVOE (FR123)
1949: Sold to The Thule Fishing Co Ltd, Fraserburgh.
1951: Sold to Paul O. Williment, Gorleston. Fraserburgh registry closed. Registered at Yarmouth (YH117).
5/6.1952: Seasonal landing at Fleetwood.
1955: Sold to G. R. Newsom, Gt. Yarmouth & R. Hewett, Winterton. Registered at Yarmouth as AMARANTH (YH117).
1956: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
6.4.1956: Delivered Bruges.

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S.D/T. Hamnavoe YH117

S.D/T. Hamnavoe YH117
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S.D/T. Amaranth YH117

S.D/T. Amaranth YH117
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Changelog
31/12/2012: Page published. 3 updates since then.
09/07/2016: Picture added.
12/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermark.
02/01/2022: Added an image.

S.D/T Harnser LT627 (Seasonal)

Additional material courtesy of Roy Breech and Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 139996
Yard Number: 73
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 100
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 89.9 ft
Breadth: 20.0 ft
Depth: 10.0
Built: Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad
Engine: 270ihp T.3-cyl by F. W. Carver & Co, Gt. Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton-on-tees

History

1918: Ordered by The Admiralty from Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad (“Admiralty drifter”) as WINDHOWL.
17.12.1918: Order cancelled.
1919: Launched (Yd.No.73) for East Anglian Red Star Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Norwich as HARNSER.
3.12.1919: Registered at Lowestoft (LT627). John Victor Breech, Lowestoft, manager.
23.12.1919: Struck Lowestoft Pier causing damage.
24.4.1926: Sold to Jack Breech Ltd (64/64), Lowestoft (John Victor Breech, manager).
26.1.1928: Anchored off Buncrana, Co. Donegal, dragged and grounded when steam drifter SHEPHERD LAD (LT7) made fast alongside.
21.1.1933: Off Milford Haven rudder damaged.
1.9.1934: Off Peel, IoM in collision and damaged stem.
6.2.1937: At Lowestoft struck Inner Pier damagine stem.
1930s: Seasonal fishing in the Irish Sea and off west coast of Ireland, occasional landings at Fleetwood taking bunkers.
24.6.1938: At Fleetwood landed 300 small boxes of herring grossed £153.
5.1939: Sold to Bröderene Anda, Stavanger (John & Trygve Anda).
24.5.1939: Sailed Lowestoft for Norway.
1.6.1939: Lowestoft registry closed “Sold to Norwegians”.
2.1940: Converted to a purse seiner and cargo vessel.
2.1940: Converted to motor and fitted with 2-cyl Wichmann oil engine (reconditioned by Haldorsen-Sonner, built 1920).
1940: Registered at Stavanger as ANKER I following conversion.
1.3.1940: Sold to Ola Olsen, Jakob & Konrad Jakobsen, Auklandshamn (Ola Olsen, manager). Registered at Haugesund. Employed as a coaster.
11.1940: Sold to Jacob Lindberg, KJØPSVIK. Registered at Bergen as KJØPSVIK. Employed seasonal fishing and as a coaster.
1964: Re-engined with 180bhp Wichmann oil engine.
1973: Sold to A/S DYRØGUTT, Gibostad. Renamed DYRØGUTT.
1973: Re-engined with 3-cyl 220bhp Brunvoll oil engine.
197?: Sold to Leif Tøllefsen, Svolvaer.
197?: Sold to Arene Larsen, Henningsvaer.
198?: Sold to Harald Nygård, Hasvik. Renamed HEIMSUND.
1985: Condemned and deleted from Norwegian register.

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S.D/T Harnser LT627

S.D/T Harnser LT627
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Changelog

07/11/2012: Page published. 5 updates since then.
12/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermark.
24/12/2020: Updated history.

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT253

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 162956
Yard Number: 245
Gross Tonnage: 116.76
Net Tonnage: 52.84
Length: 94.3 ft
Breadth: 28.7 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: 280ihp T.3-cyl by S. Richards & Co Ltd, Lowestoft
Boiler by Riley Brothers (boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees

History

Note: Last steam drifter built in England

1931: Launched by S. Richards & Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.245) for Alan Howard Watson, Lowestoft as MERBREEZE.
9.1931: Completed at a cost of £6,550. (Allan Howard Watson managing owner).
24.9.1931: Registered at Lowestoft (LT253).
1930s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Padstow and Fleetwood (William Head, Lowestoft, managing agent).
3.5.1932: Sold to P. W. Watson & Sons Ltd, Lowestoft (Alan Howard Watson, manager).
21.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY.953) (Hire rate £69.3.6d/month).
6.1940: Based Swansea (Ty/Sk. W. G. A. Thompson RNR).
1.1942: Based Londonderry (Ty/Lieut. H. Wright RNVR).
11.6.1943: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T. Re deployed as a minesweeping drifter.
6.8.1943: Lowestoft registry closed.
10.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
4.1946: Transferred to Ministry of Transport.
1947: Sold to P. W. Watson & Sons Ltd, Lowestoft (Allan H. Watson, manager).
27.2.1948: Registered at Lowestoft (LT365) after refurbishment.
27.7.1955: Sold to The Breeze Co (Lowestoft) Ltd, Lowestoft (Allan H. Watson, Beccles, manager).
12.10.1955: Inward to Lowestoft, when some three miles off in collision with the Middlesbrough registered steamer NORTHUMBRIAN COAST (1180grt/1935) and sustained damage to stem and bow plating. Slipped at Lowestoft for repair.
25.2.1958: Sold to Charles Henry Eastick, Gt. Yarmouth.
2.7.1959: Sold to Merbreeze Ltd, Lowestoft (John George Mitchell, manager).
14.10.1959: Completed conversion to motor by Richards Ironworks Ltd, Lowestoft and fitted with 6-cyl 360bhp 4 stroke oil engine by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln.
14.10.1959: Surveyed and re measured 122g 42n.
28.10.1959: Trials on completion of conversion to motor.
26.11.1975: Sold to Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Luton (John Leggett, Lowestoft, manager). En bloc deal with HOSANNA (LT167) and TRITONIA (LT188).
1975: Engine removed, rebuilt by L.B.S. Engineering Ltd, Lowestoft and fitted in offshore platform standby safety vessel KINGFISH.
18.12.1975: Lowestoft registry (Part IV) closed “Vessel no longer fishing”. Stripped of all usable parts including main engine.
1976: Sold to T. G. Darling, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft for breaking up by East Anglian Reclamation Ltd at Nelson Wharf, Lake Lothing, Lowestoft. En bloc deal with HOSANNA (LT167) and TRITONIA (LT188).
13.10.1976: Lowestoft registry (Part I) closed “Vessel broken up”.

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S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365
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S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365
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S.D/T. Merbreeze LT253

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT253
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S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365
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S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365
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Repairs after collision with NORTHUMBRIAN COAST

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365
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Repairs after collision with NORTHUMBRIAN COAST

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT253

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT253
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M.T. Merbreeze LT365

M.T. Merbreeze LT365
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S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365

S.D/T. Merbreeze LT365
Picture courtesy of The Barry Banham maritime photo Collection
Engine for refurbishment and installation in KINGFISH

Changelog
05/10/2012: Page published.
22/06/2014: Picture added.
11/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
04/05/2019: Added an image.
13/06/2021: Updated information.

S.D/T. Mare LT362 (Seasonal)

Technical

Official Number: 118667
Yard Number: 356
Completed: 1911
Gross Tonnage: 92
Net Tonnage: 38
Length: 86.0 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 8.7 ft
Built: John Duthie Torry Shipbuilders, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by J. Abernethy & Co, Aberdeen

History

Note spelling of name with the accented E (MARÉ) is correct. MARE is used to allow the search engine to find the entry.

1911: Launched by John Duthie Torry Shipbuilders, Aberdeen (Yd.No.355) for Joseph Johnston & Sons Ltd, Montrose as MARÉ.
6.1911: Completed (William D. Johnston Jnr, manager).
12.6.1911: Registered at Montrose (ME156).
7.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter.(1-3pdr) (Ad.No.2200).
1918: Based Taranto.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Montrose (J. Johnstone & Sons Ltd, Montrose).
18.3.1921: Sold to William Widram, Eyemouth (managing owner).
21.3.1921: Montrose registry closed. Registered at Berwick-on-Tweed (BK416).
11.1927: Sold to Frank C. Burton, Lowestoft (managing owner).
11.1927: Berwick-on-Tweed registry closed.
29.11.1927: Registered at Lowestoft (LT362).
22.12.1927: Sold to Provincial Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Frank C. Burton) (Arthur Gouldby, manager).
22.4.1930: Frank C. Burton died.
22.5.1933: In accordance with terms of Will vessel registered to Edith Clara Burton (16/64), Clement Ernest Burton (16/64), Arthur Gouldby (16/64), George Mitchell (16/64), trading as Provincial Fishing Co Ltd (Arthur Gouldby, manager).
1936: Seasonal trawling from Fleetwood (New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, managing agents).
13.7.1936: Last landing at Fleetwood, 48 boxes grossed £96. Laid up at Fleetwood.
1.1937: Sailed Fleetwood for Milford.
31.1.1937: Landed at Milford (Sk. Walter Aldridge Jnr).
10.2.1937: Sold to Kenneth Llewellyn, Milford Haven (16/64), Sk. John William Chenery, Lowestoft (16/64), George Mitchell, Lowestoft (16/64), Arthur Claude Mitchell, Lowestoft (16/64) (Arthur Claude Mitchell, manager).
20.8.1938: On a trip from Milford (Sk. Jack Chenery). Responded to distress from Glasgow steam coaster GIRASOL (648grt/1926) off Pembroke coast abandoned with severe list due to cargo shifting and crew picked up by Glasgow steamer SHUNA (1575grt/1937) and Liverpool steamer Aguila (3255grt/1917). Having stood by and vessel had not foundered, boarded and at 6.20 pm. connected and commenced tow to Milford.
21.8.1934: Delivered Milford at 9.00 am and beached.
28.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service on balloon barrage (P.No.FY1508) (Hire rate £25.0.0d/month).
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
1.6.1940: At Dunkirk embarking troops. With drifters THREE KINGS (LT517) and TWEENWAYS (R356) picked up 19 men from from the sinking LMS steamer SCOTIA (3454grt/1921) bombed by German aircraft after leaving Dunkirk with an estimated 1,200 troops onboard. At Ramsgate at 10.20pm. landed 220 troops.
1940: Fitted out as a minesweeper (Hire rate £26.2.9d/month). Based Lowestoft, Harwich, Felixstowe.
1.1942: Based at Ipswich as Armed Patrol Drifter (2-MGs (1×2)).
12.10.1945: Returned to owner.
1946: Sold for breaking up.
16.1.1947: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.D/T. Maré LT362

S.D/T. Maré LT362
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Changelog
20/05/2012: Page published. 4 updates since then.
27/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image and repaired broken link.
06/06/2021: Updated history.

S.D/T. Amalia LT241 (Seasonal)

Technical

Official Number: 149248
Yard Number: 1037
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 139 (141)
Net Tonnage: 47 (61)
Length: 31.24 m (102.5 ft)
Breadth: 6.23 m (20.5 ft)
Depth: 2.93 m (9. 6ft)
Built: Gebr. Boot, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
Engine: 270ihp T.3-cyl by Industrieele Maats. “Hera”, Ijmuiden

History

1917: Completed by Gebr. Boot, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands (Yd.No.1037) for N.V. Exploitatie & Administratie Maats “Shamrock I”, IJmuiden as AMALIA.
Registered IJmuiden (IJM324). S. Koster designated manager.
12.1930: Sold to Hobsons & Co (Lowestoft) Ltd, Lowestoft. Valued at £2550. To fish out of Fleetwood.
12.1930: IJmuiden registry closed.
19.12.1930: Registered at Lowestoft (LT241). Charles W. Dance designated manager.
20.12.1930: Sold to Vigilant Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft. John C. Hayward designated manager.
12.1930: Remeasured 139.28g 61.33n.
1931: Fishing from Lowestoft, Padstow, Milford and Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent at Fleetwood).
9.1932: George Stock appointed skipper, joined at Milford.
12.4.1933: Sustained damage in collision with steam trawler HERCULES (FD172).
16.7.1935: Connected to disabled steam drifter/trawler THRIFTY (LT152) and delivered Fleetwood.
1936: Fishing from Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent).
13.4.1938: Damaged stern while berthing at Fleetwood.
1.7.1938: Sustained damage in collision with dredger at Fleetwood.
1.7.1938: Sustained broken tailshaft, steam drifter/trawler THRIFTY (LT152) connected and delivered Fleetwood.
27.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.1502) (Hire rate £33.12.0d/month).
4.1943: Transferred to miscellaneous Naval duties.
3.1945: Returned to owner.
1946: Sold to Ole Vea, Akrehamn, Haugesund, Norway.
1.6.1946: Lowestoft registry closed. Registered at Haugesund as EGGÖY.
1949: Re-engined with 2stroke 4-cyl oil engine by Frederikshavns Jernst. & Msk., Frederikshavns.
1949: Remeasured 150g 63n.
1954: Lengthened to 38,46 (126.2) (loa) 191g 84n.
1960: Re-engined with 2stroke 6-cyl 298kW/460bhp oil engine by Alpha-Diesel A/S, Falkenburg.
Post 1963: Owners restyled Ole Vea Partrederi, Akrehamn, Haugesund.
Post 1977: Sold for breaking up.

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S.T. Amalia LT241

S.T. Amalia LT241
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Changelog
19/05/2012: Page published. 4 updates since then.
28/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
27/06/2019: Updated information.