In Boston (Fleetwood) ownership, did not fish from the port
Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson
Official Number: 163151
Yard Number: 1113
Gross Tonnage: 421
Net Tonnage: 168
Length: 152.1 ft
Breadth: 25.6 ft
Depth: 13.6 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
8.7.1933: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1113) for Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as CAPE WARWICK.
9.8.1933: Registered at Hull (H503).
14.8.1933: Completed. Archibald Hudson, Hessle appointed manager.
9.11.1933: Off the Norwegian coast went to the assistance of the steam trawler St. CELESTIN (H) (Sk. John Heny Wardell) which had gone ashore in a snow storm when leaving the port of Honingsvaag, Norway for the White Sea grounds. Connected and successfully refloated.
24.1.1934: On an Icelandic trip. Stood by steam trawler CAPE SABLE stranded at Dyrafjord, Iceland; crew safe.
9.1935: As a result of the Abyssinian crisis and failure of British diplomacy, the Government authorised The Admiralty to procure twenty modern trawlers for conversion to minor war vessels.
11.1935: Following successful trials sold to The Admiralty.
26.11.1935: Hull registry closed. Fitted out as a “Gem” class anti submarine trawler (1-4”, ASDIC, DC).
1936: Renamed HMS CORNELIAN (P.No.T.15).
1940: Based Birkenhead with 2nd A/S Group.
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters.
4.6.1944: Sailed Falmouth escorting convoy ECL1.
6.6.1944: Arrived Western Task Force area.
6.1944: Escort across the Channel in support of landings.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
20.5.1946: Sold to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby for the sum of £15,000. Converted to steam trawler at a cost of £20,966. (Total
£35,966). Sir John Denton Marsden, Bart appointed manager.
1.1947: Refitted and reclassed as a steam trawler. 407g 198n.
10.3.1947: Registered at Grimsby as LINCOLN CITY (GY464).
11.3.1947: Sailed on first trip.
24.5.1963: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood. Basil Arthur Parkes, North Ferriby appointed manager.
9.1963: Sold to Brugse Scheepssloperij, Bruges, Belgium and broken up.
20.9.1963: Grimsby registry closed.
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25/11/2013: Page published. 7 updates since then.
02/05/2015: Picture added.
30/03/2016: Picture added.
10/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
09/04/2021: Updated history.