Admiralty Number: 1976
Official Number: 139206
Yard Number: 634
Gross Tonnage: 289
Net Tonnage: 115
Length: 130.2 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: 84HP T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
17.7.1915: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.634) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as JACINTA.
14.12.1915: Completed (James Herbert Marr, manager).
22.11.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD235). Requisitioned from the builders and fitted out as minesweeper (1-6pdr and 1-7.75” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.1976).
4.11.1916: James Herbert Marr died. James Alexander Robertson appointed manager. Based Moray Command.
23.10.1918: Re-registered at Fleetwood (FD235).
1920: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
28.12.1921: During WNW Force 8 gale in off Maughold Head, Isle of Man picked up twelve crew of steam trawler JOSEPH HODGKINS (A168) which foundered after being in collision with steam trawler CUIRASS (GY436) and landed them at Fleetwood. Returned to Fleetwood with extensive damage.
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson died. Alan Marr appointed manager.
1.12.1925: Alan Marr died. Joseph Arthur Marr appointed manager.
4.1929: Geoffrey Edwards Marr appointed manager.
14.10.1932: In the early hours, struck submerged rock eight miles off Rathlin Island, losing all blades on her propeller. Taken in tow by DORINDA (FD198).
15.10.1932: Arrived Fleetwood.
12.8.1934: On St. Kilda ground in collision with steam trawler DAILY CHRONICLE (FD69) sustaining damage to starboard side. DAILY CHRONICLE suffered no damage.
29.12.1938: William Pye (50) Ch.Eng signed on as deckhand fell down forecastle ladder and died.
Pre 4.1940: Employed on Fishery Protection (WA/Fort William/Fleetwood).
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
27.5.1940: Sailed Fleetwood for English Channel, requisitioned for war service (Hire rate £79.9.6d/month) in company with GAVA (FD380) as Leader (Ty/Sk. F. Day) and DHOON (FD438), EDWINA (FD205), EVELYN ROSE (GY9) and VELIA (FD49).
1.6.1940: With troops onboard bound Ramsgate, stranded on wreck of steamer MERL near North Goodwin Light Vessel. Steam tug JAVA (128grt/1905-500ihp) attended and took off 150 allied troops and landing them at Ramsgate.
2.7.1940: Found drifting, towed in, repaired and fitted out for auxiliary patrol duties (1-12pdr HA) (P.No.4.138).
4.6.1940: Ty/Sk. J. Chard RNR appointed CO.
10.1941: Fitted out for minesweeping duties.
2.1.1942: Ty/Sk. Henery George Stone RNR appointed CO.
2.1942: Ty/Lieut. John A. H. Lumbus RNVR appointed CO.
7.1943: Fitted out for wreck dispersal duties.
9.12.1943: Ty/Lieut. Ernest Walter Busby RNR appointed CO.
6.1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings; held in readyness at Sheerness.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
1944: Sold to Harold Barber Ingram, Fleetwood for £10500.
19.12.1952: Last landing at Fleetwood. Laid up.
9.1953: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
11.9.1953: Delivered Barrow under own power.
9.1953: Fleetwood registry closed.
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17/01/2009: Page published. 8 updates since then.
03/06/2016: Minor information update.
27/01/2017: Removed disputed image.