Technical

Admiralty Number: 4476
Official Number: 144414
Yard Number: 174
Completed: 1920
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 88
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: 74HP T.3-cyl by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
Built: Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith

History

30.5.1919: Launched by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith (Yd.No174) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as JOHN CONNE (Ad.No.4476).
1.3.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO341).
4.3.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
11.1921: Sold to Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (J. S. Doeg, manager).
8.11.1921: Registered at Aberdeen (A770).
9.11.1921: London registry closed.
11.1921: Registered at Aberdeen as BRACONBUSH (A770).
4.1941: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
29.1.1942: Out of Aberdeen for Minch grounds. Mined off Duncansby Head. Taken in tow for Scrabster but foundered; crew of eleven saved.
11.4.1942: Aberdeen registry closed.


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Technical

Official Number: 143805
Yard Number: 1311
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 202
Net Tonnage: 79
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Rennie Forrestt Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Wivenhoe
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by A. G. Mumford Ltd, Colchester
Boiler: Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees

History

1918: Launched by Rennie Forrestt Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Wivenhoe (Yd.No.1311) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as WILLIAM FALL (Ad.No.3749)
29.5.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 2-303 cal Lewis MG, Hydrophone & W/T). Built under Lloyd’s Survey.
20.12.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I & IV) as WILLIAM FALL O.N.143805 (LO193).
26.1.1920: London registry closed.
31.1.1920: Sold to The East Hull Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Hull.
31.1.1920: Benjamin Knowles designated manager.
12.2.1920: Registered at Hull (H166).
5.3.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The National Provincial and Union Bank of England Ltd, London (A).
25.3.1920: Registered at Hull as AVONDALE (H166) (BoT Minute 1825-20).
19.9.1923: On an Icelandic trip, Claude Lonsdale (18), Hull lost overboard and drowned.
15.2.1924: Mortgagee re-styled National Provincial Bank Ltd, London.
9.9.1928: 2nd Eng Arthur Skow (47), Hull died in Klaksvig Hospital, Iceland having been taken ill while fishing the Icelandic grounds.
28.10.1932: George Henry Brown designated manager.
21.2.1933: On an Icelandic trip, Richard Pinder (18) lost overboard and drowned in the North Sea.
22.11.1934: Mortgage (A) discharged.
23.11.1934: Sold to John William Tomlinson (32/64) and John William Tomlinson Jnr (32/64), North Shields.
3.12.1934: John William Tomlinson Jnr designated managing owner.
6.9.1940-1945: Fishing out of Fleetwood, landing from Home Waters.
1945: Transferred to fish out of North Shields.
1954: Sold to BISCO for breaking up.
1.12.1954: Hull registry closed “Ship broken up” advice from managing owner and shipbreaker.

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S.T. William Fall LO193

S.T. William Fall LO193

S.T. Avondale H166

S.T. Avondale H166
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Technical

Admiralty Number: 4417
Official Number: 144316
Yard Number: 644
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 88
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

9.10.1918: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.644) (“Strath” Class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS BARCLAY (Ad.No.4417).
31.10.1918: Completed.
8.1920: Slipped at Wivenhoe. Special Survey. Classed as a Steam Trawler.
24.8.1920: Registered at London (LO444). Laid up.
11.1921: Sold to Harry Alexander Holmes, Aberdeen.
7.11.1921: London registry closed.
22.11.1921: Registered at Aberdeen (A786).
30.12.1921: Registered at Aberdeen as JOHN MORRICE (A786).
30.1.1929: Sold to George D. Taylor, Alexander Malcolm Morrice, Margaret Morrice, John Morrice & Mary Morrice, Aberdeen (Alexander M. Morrice, managing owner).
28.5.1937: Landed at Fleetwood 240 boxes ‘rock lined’, grossed £345.
27.6.1938: Sold to George D. Taylor, Alexander Malcolm Morrice, John Morrice, Mary Jane Hardie Morrice, James Johnstone & William Davidson, Aberdeen (H. A. Holmes, manager).
28.3.1940: Sold to North Star Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (John A. Harrow, manager).
1940: Fishing from Fleetwood.
9.3.1940: Fishing 12 miles NW of Tory Island, Co. Donegal in company with ALVIS (H52); FLYING ADMIRAL (H66); PELAGOS (GN55) and SEDOCK (GY123) and reported with the Irish trawler LEUKOS (D86) also in the vicinity. Group approached by U-boat (U.38) which fired a single round at a trawler, hitting her in the engineroom and sinking her. Although no conclusive evidence confirms, the trawler probably was the LEUKOS; all eleven crew lost*.
6.1940: Slipped at Fleetwood.
1942: Returned to Aberdeen.
9.2.1946: Sold to The River Ness Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (George Craig, manager).
7.9.1955: Company re-styled River Ness Fishing Co (1955) Ltd.
23.2..1959: Sold to John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen for breaking up at Montrose.
9.1959: Sold to Atlantic Rhederei F. & W. Joch, Hamburg.
4.10.1959: Delivered Hamburg for breaking up.
8.10.1959: Aberdeen registry closed.

(Lost* – Sk. James P. Thomason (28), Fleetwood & Dublin; William Donnelly, Blackpool, Mate; P. J. Scanlon, Cleethorpes, Bosun; Alexander McLeod, Stornoway, Ch Eng; Bernard Smith (23), Dublin, 2nd Eng; Thomas Mulligan, Fleetwood & Dublin & Anthony Pill, Fleetwood & Dublin, deckhands; Michael Cullen (17), Dublin, fireman; Patricio McCarthy (42) Dublin, cook; James Hawkins (17) Fleetwood & Dublin & Robert Sumler (16), Fleetwood & Dublin, apprentices)

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S.T. John Morrice A786

S.T. John Morrice A786
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S.T. John Morrice A786

S.T. John Morrice A786
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S.T John Morrice A786

S.T John Morrice A786 at the breakers.
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Technical

Admiralty Number: 3821
Official Number: 143887
Yard Number: 157
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 88
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
Built: Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith

History

6.1918: Launched by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith (Yd.No.157)(“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS HENRIX (Ad.No.3821).
13.8.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr).
2.6.1919: Loaned to US Navy (North Sea Minesweeping Detachment).
6.8.1919: Returned to The Admiralty.
1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as THOMAS HENRIX O.N.143887.
1919: Allocated to Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and engaged in commercial trawling.
1920: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London. 08.1920: At HM Dockyard, Sheerness fitted out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100A1 Stm Trawler at London.
13.08.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
24.08.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV) (LO449).
12.1921: Sold to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby.
2.12.1921: London registry closed.
12.12.1921: Registered at Grimsby (GY1334). John D. Marsden designated manager.
2.1922: Renamed CREVETTE (GY1334).
9.1927: Owners restyled Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. Sir John D Marsden, Bart designated manager.
10.1934: Sold to James Mackie, Aberdeen (United Fish Selling Co, Aberdeen).
23.10.1934: Grimsby registry closed.
24.10.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A160). James Mackie designated managing owner.
26.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and employed on auxiliary patrol duties (P.No.4.435) (Hire rate £60.18.0d/month).
1.2.1940: Returned to owner.
2.5.1942: Sold to The Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
6.4.1944: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out as a smoke making trawler; assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
9.6.1944: Arrived Mulberry A from Yarmouth with Group A1. Employed smoke making.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
24.10.1944: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
18.3.1946: Sold to The Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Ralph S. Dugdall designated managers.
5.9.1946: Registered at Aberdeen as PERN (A160) (MoT Minute RG No.1168/46 dated 26.8.1946).
6.3.1950: In River Wyre outward for the fishing grounds in thick fog anchored off the lifeboat slipway but ebb forced her to collide broadside with IBIS (H764) already aground. Vessel took the ground and crew abandoned to beach. Refloated on next tide and returned to Wyre Dock.
7.1955: Sold to Bruges Scheepssloperij, Bruges (Jacques Bakker & Zonen) for breaking up.
28.7.1955: Delivered Bruges.
12.8.1955: Aberdeen registry closed.

(Thomas Henrix, Private, Marine, age 31, b. Canterbury, Kent – VICTORY(ML44))

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S.T. Pern H983

S.T. Pern H983

S.T. Pern A160

S.T. Pern A160
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Technical

Official Number: 110710
Yard Number: 256
Completed: 1899
Gross Tonnage: 172
Net Tonnage: 64
Length: 110.1 ft
Breadth: 20.9 ft
Depth: 11 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan

History

24.3.1899: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan (Yd.No.256) for William Widdowson, Hull (managing owner) as NEPTUNE.
4.1899: Completed.
28.4.1899: Registered at Hull (H452).
1902: New boiler fitted (made 1898).
4.1907: Sold to The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
1.5.1907: Mortgaged to William Deacon’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
18.9.1907: Hull registry closed.
19.9.1907: Registered at Fleetwood (FD124).
19.9.1907: James A. Robertson appointed manager.
24.1.1912: Mortgage (A) discharged.
26.2.1912: Eight shares sold to John Worthington Golding, Fleetwood.
26.2.1912: Eight shares J. W. Golding) mortgaged for £320 @5% to The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (B).
22.8.1913: Mortgage (B) discharged.
23.8.1913: Eight shares (J.W. Golding) sold to The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 67.20net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
5.1914: Sold to Haugesunds Sparebank, Haugesund.
16.5.1914: Fleetwood registry closed.
5.1914: Renamed BORDEYRI.
Pre 1927: Sold to S. Sandved, Haugesund.
Pre 1930: Sold to M. Salomonsen, Kopervik.
1936: Sold to A/S Havöy, Haugesund, Norway (J. Kyvik & S. Fresvig, managers). Renamed HAVÖY.
1944: Sold to J. Taranger, Bergen. Renamed TORHAV.
1956: Sold for breaking up.

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S.T. Neptune FD124

S.T. Neptune FD124
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