Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall
Admiralty Number: 3788
Official Number: 142270
Yard Number: 113
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 280.25
Net Tonnage: 113.28
Length: 125.6 ft
Breadth: 23.6 ft
Depth: 14.12 ft
Built: Geo. Brown & Co Ltd, Greenock
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Mackie & Baxter Ltd, Glasgow
19.11.1918: Launched by Geo. Brown & Co Ltd, Greenock (Yd.No.113) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as WILLIAM GRIFFITHS (Ad.No.3788).
5.2.1919: Forms for tender to purchase received by the Admiralty.
21.2.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
1919: Sold to Lieut Andrew Hardie RNR, Cults, Aberdeenshire. Horace Edward Stroud designated manager.
2.5.1919: After fitting out at Greenock for trawling, registered at Greenock (Part I & IV as INVERSPEY O.N.142270 (GK20).
5.1919: Greenock registry closed.
9.5.1919: Registered at Aberdeen (A158).
5.12.1919: Sold to Thomas Crimlis, Filey. Thomas Crimlis designated managing owner.
6.12.1919: Aberdeen registry closed.
8.12.1919: Registered at Scarborough (SH173).
29.6.1920: Sold to The Pearl Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Scarborough. Benjamin Simpson Jn, Scarborough & Frank Crimlis, Filey designated managers.
11.1922: Sold to Sun Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood James W. Armitage designated manager.
20.11.1922: Scarborough registry closed.
23.11.1922: Registered at Fleetwood (FD421).
13.8.1923: In dense fog changing grounds, stranded on rocks off NW shore of Inishmore, Aran Islands, Galway Bay. Crew* took to boat and after over four hours fog lifted and with difficulty landed below the light at Eeragh Island. Total loss.
20.9.1923: Fleetwood registry closed.
(Wiliam Griffiths, AB (volunteer), age 32, b. Carnarvonshire, N. Wales – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB36))
(* Lawrence Turner, James George, J. Reynolds, James Goggle, Jack Tennant, T. Burnett, Abdullah Gun, W. Jefferson, S. Jinks, D. Morrison, R. Cross).
24/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
12/04/2020: Updated history.