Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 162209
Yard Number: 560
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 351
Net Tonnage: 138
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24.6 ft
Breadth: 13.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl (600ihp) and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

6.11.1930: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.560) for Hellyer Bros Ltd as NORSE.
3.12.1930: Registered at Hull (H141). Frank Orlando & Owen Snooks Hellyer appointed joint managers.
15.12.1930: Completed. Insured for £16,500.
18.12.1930: Sailed on first trip to Norwegian Coast (Sk.Sydney Herbert Meggett); fourteen crew all told.
8.1.1931: At Hull landed 1,781 kits £1,915 gross.
1931: Landings – 334days at sea, 19,100 kits £15,097 gross.
20.7.1939: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk.Henry Leads) last trip before sale.
8.8.1938: At Hull landed 1,202 kits £841 gross.
9.8.1939: Sold to Shire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby for the sum of £12,400.
11.8.1939: Hull registry closed.
14.8.1939: Registered at Grimsby (GY197).
29.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr HA/LA, AA weapons) (P.No.FY1628) (Hire rate £174.0.9d/month).
12.1940: At Sheerness un-grouped (Ty/Sk. Charles S. Larter DSC RNR).
3.9.1940: Sk. Larter Mentioned in Despatches for bravery, skill and enterprise in Minesweeping operations off the Coasts of Holland, Belgium and France.
5.9.1940: Sk. Charles W. H. Shearing RNR appointed CO.
1.11.1940: Sk.Charles Whitworth appointed CO.
8.1.1941: At Sheerness with M/S Group 121 ((Ty/Sk. J. T. Salter RNR).
25.6.1941: Joined escort of Convoy OG 66, Liverpool for Gibraltar (Ty/Lieut. John Charles Staniland RNR).
8.7.1941: Arrived Gibraltar. Mediterranean Command.
10.1943: Ty/Lieut. William Ian Brooks RNVR appointed CO.
6.1944: Employed on miscellaneous naval duties (Ty/ Lieut. Philip Winton Jequier RNVR).
10.11.1944: Returned to owner.
2.1945: Restored and surveyed at Middlesbrough.
26.10.1945: Sold to Partnership (Hull) Ltd, Hull.
31.10.1945: Grimsby registry closed.
6.11.1945: Registered at Hull (H141). Kenneth Percival appointed manager/Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd agents. Insured for £30,000.
29.10.1945: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. Harry Fletcher, Grimsby); twenty crew all told.
26.11.1945: At Hull landed 573 kits £2,771 gross.
8.3.1946: Sailed Hull for Norway Coast (Sk. Frederick Pitts) last trip before sale.
30.3.1946: At Hull landed 1,909 kits £6,146 gross.
29.10.1945 – 30.3.1946: Landings – 128 days at sea, 5,604 kits £19,770.
15.4.1946: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, London & Fleetwood. Cdr. E. D. W. Lawford DSO appointed manager. Hull manager Percy Lincoln Campbell.
15.4.1946: Lt Cdr Eric George Littler, DSC RNR, Fleetwood appointed skipper.
11.1946: Sold to p/f Jacob Haraldsen’s Efterfölgere, Fuglefjord, Faroe Islands.
28.11.1946: Hull registry closed. 12.1946: Registered at Fuglefjord as KROSS-STEINYU (aka KROSSSTEINUR) (FD88). A/S Kristian Haraldsen & J. P. Gregerson appointed managers.
10.1955: Sold to A/S H.J. Hansen, Odense, for breaking up.
1955: Fuglefjord registry closed.

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S.T. Krosssteinur FD88

S.T. Krosssteinur FD88

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Technical

Official Number: 161474
Yard Number: 929
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 338
Net Tonnage: 127
Length: 133.7 ft
Breadth: 25.0 ft
Depth: 13.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Boiler: Blair & Co Ltd, Stockton
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees

History

11.6.1930: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees (Yd.No.929) for the Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, London & Fleetwood as ADMIRAL SIR JOHN LAWFORD.
24.7.1930: Registered at London (LO42).
8.1930: Completed (Edward D. W. Lawford, manager). Fitted with radio telephone.
29.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examination service and as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (P.No.FY.533) (Hire rate £167.11.10d/month).
1.1944: Fitted out for wreck dispersal duties (P.No. 4.415) and assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy Landings; in readiness at Penarth.
11.6.1944: Sailed Plymouth for Normandy. Employed on wreck dispersal and anchor recovery work.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
1.1946: Returned to owner.
11.1946: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. Above 150°.
12.8.1958: Sold to Milford Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Milford Haven (Ernest Johnson, manager).
21.8.1958: Registered at Milford (M224).
6.9.1958: Registered at Milford as MILFORD ADMIRAL (M224).
19.10.1961: Milford Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Milford Haven (W. H. Kerr, managers) in liquidation.
12.1961: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
8.1.1962: Delivered Briton Ferry.
26.7.1962: Milford registry closed, breaking up completed.

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S.T. Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

S.T. Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

S.T. Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

S.T. Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

S.T. Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

S.T. Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

HMT Admiral Sir John Lawford

HMT Admiral Sir John Lawford

S.T. Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

S.T. Admiral Sir John Lawford LO42

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Technical

Official Number: 183217
Yard Number: 221
Completed: 1950
Gross Tonnage: 674
Net Tonnage: 237
Length: 180.5 ft
Breadth: 30.2 ft
Depth: 16.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by John Lewis & Son Ltd, Aberdeen (E.No.293)
Boiler: John G. Kincaid & Co Ltd, Greenock. Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150 ° F
Built: John Lewis & Son Ltd, Aberdeen

History

22.12.1949: Launched by John Lewis & Son Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.221) for Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood as RED ROSE.
11.4.1950: Trials in Aberdeen Bay and accepted. Registered at London (LO85). Capt. E. D. W. Lawford DSO appointed manager.
26.04.1951: Outwards for fishing grounds grounded on Tiger’s Tail at the entrance to the dock.
27.04.1951: Refloated and proceeded on voyage.
1952?: Homeward from Icelandic grounds (Sk. Jim McKernan) sighted coaster Straide (326grt/1917) off Crammag Head, Rinns of Galloway, disabled with boiler trouble. Connected and delivered to Larne.
3.5.1954: Last landing at Fleetwood 1,251 boxes/80 baskets grossed £3,040.
5.1954: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
11.5.1954: Sailed Fleetwood for Iceland on first trip for new owners (Sk. E. Clark).
29.5.1954: At Hull landed 2,559 kits grossed £4,452.
5.1954: London registry closed.
5.1954: Registered at Hull as LORD HOWE (H19).
3.7.1954: Sailed Hull for White Sea (Sk. E. Clark).
29.7.1954: At Hull landed 2,306 kits grossed £7,431.
4.1963: Transferred within the Associated Fisheries Group to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
4.1963: Hull registry closed.
4.1963: Registered at Grimsby (GY82).
5.1971: Sold for breaking up.
5.1971: Grimsby registry closed.

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S.T. Red Rose LO85

S.T. Red Rose LO85

S.T. Red Rose LO85

S.T. Red Rose LO85
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S.T. Red Rose LO85

S.T. Red Rose LO85
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S.T. Red Rose LO85

S.T. Red Rose LO85
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S.T. Red Rose LO85

S.T. Red Rose LO85

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Technical

Oficial Number: 161463.
Yard Number: 928
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 388
Net Tonnage: 128
Length: 133.7 ft
Breadth: 25.0 ft
Depth: 13.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesborough
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough

History

11.6.1930: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees (Yd.No.928) for Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Edward D. W. Lawford, manager) as RED GAUNTLET.
7.1930: Completed.
17.7.1930: Registered at London (LO33).
8.1930: Fitted with radio telephone.
7.3.1932: Inbound Wyre Dock struck dock wall and sustained damage to stem and shell plates.
29.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.900)(Hire rate £167.11.10d/month).
5.8.1943: Lost by E-boat (S-86) attack while sweeping off Felixstowe; crew lost (Ty.Lieut. J. N. Childs RNVR).
6.8.1943: One body picked up by RAF rescue launch.

(MPK – Ty.Lieut. J. N. Childs RNVR – CO; Walter Govis, 2nd Hand; Thomas W. Davies, Thomas R. Godfrey, Edwad H. Judd, Enginemen; John A. H. Heather, Telegraphist; Eric W. Eames, Ldg Cook; Patrick Coleman, John Craig, Joseph Frankist, James P. Lees, Angus Maclean, Roderick McKinnon, Arthur Phillips, seamen; Alexander G. Bunyan, Arthur L. Lang, John Legg, Robert McLean, stokers; James Porteous, steward; Robert J. L. Roberts, Ord. Signalman.
Killed – Donald H. W. Hunnisett, Ldg Sea)

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S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33

S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33
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S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33

S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33
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S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33

S.T. Red Gauntlet LO33
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Additional information courtesy of David Parkinson

Technical

Official Number: 162058
Yard Number: 1072
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 355
Net Tonnage: 141
Length: 140.4 ft
Breadth: 25 ft
Depth: 13.4 ft
Engine T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

(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)

15.2.1930: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1072) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as FYLDEA.
24.3.1930: Registered at Fleetwood (FD72).
29.3.1930: Completed (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager).
1934: Crewed and operated by The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Fishing from Hull.
21.7.1936: Completed lengthening by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough to 151.5 feet (including fitting new bow and stern sections). Re measured 377g 149n.
3.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. H. French).
21.8.1939: At Hull landed 1,547 kits grossed £1,666.
2.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (magnetic) (P.No.FY.666) (Hire rate £202.12.11d/month).
20-26.5.1940: Evacuation from Boulogne, Calais & Dunkirk.
25.5.1940: Sailed Dover for Calais in company with the trawlers ARLEY (P.No.FY.620) (FD44), BOTANIC (P.No.FY.707) (FD47), BROCK (P.No.FY.621) (FD47), CALVI (GY269), MARETTA (P.No.FY.665) (FD45), POLLY JOHNSON (H322) and drifters PLAYMATES (P.No.FY.738) (YH141) and WILLING BOYS (P.No.FY.947) (LT737) with several river launches in tow.
26.5.1940: At 1.40am. arrived off the French coast. No evacuation order given. Returned to Dover.
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
6.1940: At Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo)(Sk. G. Whamond) transported 180 troops.
30.1.1942: Based Lowestoft. Shot down German aircraft (JU88) near 54G buoy off Norfolk coast; one body recovered.
11.1945: Reclassed at Glasgow.
12.1945: Returned to owner.
1945: Fleetwood registry closed.
8.12.1945: Registered at Hull (H160).
26.9.1946: Sold to The Ocean Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (William Leslie Barkworth, manager).
3.7.1947: Renamed HOWARD (H160).
11.1947: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Cdr. E. D. W. Lawford DSO, manager).
12.11.1947: Hull registry closed.
1.1948: Renamed RED DRAGON (LO381).
5.2.1958: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
18.2.1958: Arrived Barrow from Fleetwood. London registry closed.

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S.T. Fyldea FD72

S.T. Fyldea FD72
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S.T. Fyldea FD72 as a minesweeper

S.T. Fyldea FD72 as a minesweeper
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HMT Fyldea

HMT Fyldea
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S.T. Fyldea FD72

S.T. Fyldea FD72
Picture courtesy of David Parkinson

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