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Technical

Official Number: 122785
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 76.83
Net Tonnage: 39.82
Length: 82.8 ft
Breadth: 18.8 ft
Depth: 8.4 ft
Built: Henry Reynolds & Co, Southside, Lowestoft
Engine: 150ihp C.2-cyl by F. W. Carver & Co, Gt. Yarmouth

History

1906: Launched by Henry Reynolds & Co, Southside, Lowestoft (Yd.No.?) for William Thomas Tripp (16/64), Kessingland; Alfred Strowger (16/64), Kessingland; May Beatrice Stuart (16/64), London; Robert Stuart (12/64), Cirencester; Ruth Stuart (4/64), Cirencester as PROSIT.
4.1906: Completed.
9.5.1906: Registered at Lowestoft (LT232). William Thomas Tripp designated managing owner.
16.6.1906: Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Mary Stuart (4/64), Edinburgh. 20.6.1906: Registered to William Thomas Tripp (16/64); Alfred Strowger (16/64); May Beatrice Stuart (16/64); Robert Stuart (8/64); Ruth Stuart (4/64) and Mary Stuart (4/64).
15.3.1910: May Beatrice Stuart sold (8/64) shares; Mary Stuart sold (4/64) shares; Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (32/64). Registered to Alfred Strowger (32/64); William Thomas Tripp (16/64); May Beatrice Stuart (8/64); Ruth Stuart (4/64) and Robert Stuart (4/64).
12.4.1911: Ruth Stuart sold (4/64) shares and Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (40/64).
20.4.1911: Registered to Alfred Strowger (40/64); William Thomas Tripp (16/64) and May Beatrice Stuart (8/64). Alfred Strowger designated managing owner.
28.2.1912: William Thomas Tripp sold (16/64) shares and May Beatrice Stuart sold (8/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (64/64), Kessingland.
16.3.1912: Registered to Alfred Strowger (64/64), Kessingland.
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.1039). Later employed as a minesweeper/patrol based Buncrana, Co. Donegal (1-6pdr).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft.
7.5.1929: Sold to Honora Evelyn Parkes (64/64), Blackpool.
5.1929: Fred Parkes, Fleetwood & Blackpool appointed manager.
7.1929: Sold to French subjects.
2.7.1929: Lowestoft registry closed.

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Technical

Official Number: 135973
Yard Number: 271A
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 296.09
Net Tonnage: 122.08
Length: 130.2 ft
Breadth: 23.0 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 540ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull

History

19.7.1913: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.271A) for The Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as Scarron.
6.10.1913: Walter William Butt appointed manager.
7.10.1913: Completed.
7.10.1913: Registered at Grimsby (GY935).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-6pdr HA, 1-5” Howitzer) (Ad.No.1864). Based Granton.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
26.8.1936: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
8.4.1938: Bill Butt appointed manager.
28.6.1938: Arthur Wright Butt appointed manager.
1.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (P.No.FY1913).
10.1940: Fitted out as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, AA weapons).
1.12.1941: Mortgage (A) discharged.
14.1.1942: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull (temporary address, 231 Dock St, Fleetwood).
22.1.1942: Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys appointed manager.
12.1945: Returned to owner.
1946: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Edgar G. Rees, Llanelly for breaking up.
7.7.1946: Breaking commenced.
15.11.1946: Grimsby registry closed “Ship broken up”.

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S.T. Scarron GY935

S.T. Scarron GY935
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Technical

Admiralty Number: 4214
Official Number: 144363
Yard Number: 437
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 274.39
Net Tonnage: 108.61
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Fraser & Chalmers Ltd, Erith
Boiler: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne

History

1919: Launched by John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.437) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS LAWRIE (Ad.No.4214).
04.04.1919: Advertised for sale.
10.4.1919: Tenders to be received by 12 o’clock noon.
01.10.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel ex fishing gear.
1920: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
3.2.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I & IV) as THOMAS LAWRIE O.N.144363 (LO318).
13.8.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
3.1921: At HM Dockyard, Devonport completed fitting out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100A1 Stm Trawler at Plymouth.
1.1922: Scheme abandoned, the necessary working capital of £100,000 having not been subscribed. Laid up.
17.10.1922: Advertised for sale.
12.1924: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. Fred Parkes, Wyberton, Boston designated manager.
9.12.1924: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.2.1925: London registry closed.
13.2.1925: Registered at Grimsby (GY208).
5.3.1925: Registered at Grimsby as SOMERSBY (GY208) (BoT Minute No.1008 dated 24.1.1925).
1926: Fred Parkes, Blackpool designated manager.
14.7.1926: Mortgage (A) discharged.
15.7.1926: Sold to Oscar Dahl, La Rochelle.
3.8.1926: Grimsby registry closed.
8.1926: Registered at La Rochelle as LES BARGES II.
21.11.1939: At 12.50 pm in Bay of Biscay in company with several Spanish fishing vessels, torpedoed by U-boat (U41), fifteen crew abandoned before vessel foundered in position 45.35N 3.22W. Survivors picked up by Spanish fishing vessel Paz y Trabajo.
12.1939: La Rochelle registry closed.

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Technical

Admiralty Number: 4215
Official Number: 144360
Yard Number: 498
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 274.39
Net Tonnage: 106.35
Length: 125 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: John Chambers Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Fraser & Chalmers Ltd, Erith
Boiler: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne

History

1919: Launched by John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.498) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as JAMES LAVENNY (Ad.No.4215).
30.10.1918: Completed as a fishing vessel ex fishing gear. Laid up.
4.4.1919: Advertised for sale.
1919: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
03.02.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I & IV) as JAMES LAVENNY O.N.144360 (LO313).
13.08.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
10.1920: At HM Dockyard, Devonport fitted out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100A1 Stm Trawler at Plymouth.
01.1922: Scheme abandoned, the necessary working capital of £100,000 having not been subscribed. Laid up at Plymouth.
10.1924: Slipped at Plymouth prior to sale.
12.1924: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
9.12.1924: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.2.1925: London registry closed.
7.2.1925: Registered at Grimsby (GY205).
7.2.1925: Fred Parkes, Wyberton, Boston appointed manager.
1926: Re-measured 297g 91n 125.3 x 23.4 x 12.9 feet.
24.2.1925: Registered at Grimsby as KELBY (GY205) (BoT Minute M/RG1207 dated 24.1.1925).
1926: Fishing out of Fleetwood.
1926: Fred Parkes, Blackpool appointed manager.
14.7.1926: Mortgage (A) discharged.
15.7.1926: Sold to Oscar Dahl, La Rochelle.
29.7.1926: Grimsby registry closed.
7.1926: Registered at La Rochelle as La BANCHE II.
1939: Requisitioned by Marine Francois as a minesweeper (P.No.AD186).
1944: Transferred to Free French Forces.
1946: Returned to owners.
1952: Sold for breaking up. La Rochelle registry closed.

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Technical

Official Number: 138995
Yard Number: 337
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 226
Not Tonnage: 109
Length: 117.0 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 460ihp T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull

History

9.12.1915: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.337) for Alick (Alec) Black (64/64), Grimsby as SALVINI.
4.4.1916: Registered at Grimsby GY892).
4.4.1916: Alick (Alec) Black designated managing owner.
6.6.1916: Completed. Requisitioned from the builders and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.3283).
14.12.1916: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd, London (A).
1.2.1917: Mortgage (A) discharged.
5.2.1917: Sold to Rowland Hill (64/64), Grimsby.
5.2.1917: Walter Harold Buley appointed manager.
5.2.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank of England Ltd, London (B). Based Portland.
19.2.1918: Mortgage (B) discharged.
20.2.1918: Sold to Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull.
22.2.1918: William Richard Nowell appointed manager.
2.3.1918: Grimsby registry closed.
20.2.1918: Registered at Hull (H593).
7.2.1919: Sold to James Coombes (64/64), Grimsby. James Coombes designated managing owner.
17.2.1919: Hull registry closed.
20.2.1919: Registered at Grimsby (GY70).
15.2.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The National Provincial & Union Bank of England Ltd, London (C).
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner.
15.2.1924: Mortgagee restyled National Provincial Bank Ltd, London.
4.6.1925: Mortgage (C) discharged.
4.6.1925: Sold to The South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
5.6.1925: Sir Alec Black, Bart appointed manager.
2.11.1925: Sold to The Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
7.11.1925: Sir Alec Black, Bart appointed manager.
19.4.1940: Requisitioned for war service on the balloon barrage (P.No.4.457); hire rate £64.0.8d per month.
15.12.1940: Sold to Sir Alec Black, Bart (64/64), Grimsby. Sir Alec Black, Bart designated managing owner.
38.6.1942: Sir Alec Black, Bart died.
16.1.1943: Probate granted to The Public Trustee, London and John Edgar Harrison, Grimsby (64/64 joint owners).
3.2.1943: John Edgar Harrison appointed manager.
8.2.1943: Sold to Shire Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London.
10.2.1943: William Alfred Bennett, Sanderstead appointed manager.
4.1944: Fitted out as a smoke making (Esso) trawler and assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
8.6.1944: Sailed Thames for Bracklesham Bay.
9.6.1944: Arrived Mulberry B with Group B1. Employed smoke making with replenishment at Southampton.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended. Employed on miscellaneous naval duties.
21.11.1944: Returned to owner.
7.11.1945: Sold to Western Trawlers Ltd (64/64) Fleetwood.
10.11.1945: Harvey Wilfred Wilson, Grimsby appointed manager.
22.6.1947: Sold to Alfred Bannister (Trawlers) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
24.6.1947: Fred Bannister appointed manager.
11.1959: Sold to A.C. Slooten Handelsonderneming, Wormer and broken up.
19.11.1959: Grimsby registry closed “… on sale of vessel to foreigners (Dutch subjects)”.

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S.T. Salvini GY701

S.T. Salvini GY701
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