Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow
Official Number: 139941
Yard Number: 34E
Gross Tonnage: 246.39
Net Tonnage: 96.75
Length: 117.4 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 420ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Gt. Central Co-op Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby
11.1.1917: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.340E) for George William White & John William Willows (joint owners (64/64)), Grimsby as WAR DUKE.
21.3.1917: Left Hull in tow for Grimsby for machinery to be fitted.
20.4.1917: Alick Black appointed manager.
21.4.1917: Registered at Grimsby (GY1037).
7.5.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London Joint Stock Bank Ltd, London (A).
5.1917: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1268). Based Buncrana.
15.1.1918: By Deed Poll. Name of Alick Black changed to Alec Black.
2.2.1918: Alec Black became Sir Alec Black, Bart.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
25.6.1919: Mortgaged (A) discharged.
30.7.1919: Sold to The Yarborough Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
30.7.1919: John Edward Rushworth appointed manager.
31.7.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to John Edward Rushworth, Grimsby for the sum of £10,750 with interest at 5% (B).
9.7.1920: Mortgage (B) discharged.
31.8.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (C).
24.7.1924: Mortgaged (C) discharged.
25.7.1924: Sold to Harold Bacon (16/64); James Norman Bacon (16/64), both Grimsby; Arthur Gladstone Bacon (16/64) Scartho & Frederick Newton Shubands (16/64), Burton-on-Trent.
2.8.1924: Harold Bacon designated managing owner.
31.12.1929: Harold Bacon died intestate.
5.6.1930: Administration granted to Gertrude Catherine Bacon, Edwin Bacon Snr & Charles George Martin (joint owners (16/64)).
5.8.1930: Sold to Kottingham Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
5.9.1930: James Norman Bacon appointed manager.
29.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.582) (Hire rate £71.15.0d/month). Based Grimsby.
7.12.1939: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (D).
14.3.1941: Charles George Martin appointed manager.
12.11.1943: Mortgage (D) discharged.
3.1.1944: Sold to Parkholme Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
3.1.1944: Harvey Wilfred Wilson appointed manager.
18.1.1944: Vessel mortgaged to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (E).
12.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
25.4.1946: Returned to owner.
30.12.1947: Mortgage (E) discharged.
30.7.1949: Sold to Trawlers Grimsby Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
30.7.1949: Harvey Wilfred Wilson appointed manager.
10.4.1953: Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
11.4.1953: Harvey Wilfred Wilson appointed manager.
9.2.1955: John Carl Ross appointed manager.
11.1.1956: Sold to Alfred Bannister (Trawlers) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
19.1.1956: Fred Bannister appointed manager.
10.12.1959: Homeward in heavy weather in North Sea (Sk. G. Ireland), responded to distress from motor trawler JANET HELEN (LO93) (Sk. Ernest Neal) disabled 30 miles SE of Flamborough with flooding in engineroom. On arrival found crew had taken to liferaft and all five were recovered safely. Skipper and mate returned to vessel, tow connected and course set for Humber estuary. After about 13 miles, a heavy sea swept her and she started to settle, foundering 14 miles from Spurn Point. Survivors landed at Grimsby.
1963: Sold to J. J. King & Co Ltd, Gateshead for breaking up.
26.4.1963: Arrived Tyne from Grimsby under own power.
27.5.1963: Grimsby registry closed “Vessel broken up”.
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