Admiralty Number: 4446
Official Number: 141952
Yard Number: 122
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 280
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 125.6 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: George Brown & Co, Greenock
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Gauldie, Gillespie & Co, Glasgow
1919: Ordered by The Admiralty (“Castle” class) (Ad.No.4446).
8.8.1919: Sold while building to Victory Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood.
13.11.1919: Completed by George Brown & Co, Greenock (Yd.No.122) as DANIEL CLOWDEN.
13.10.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (Part IV) O.N.141952.
20.11.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (Part IV) (FD355). Walter Morley designated manager.
9.10.1922: Registered at Fleetwood as HANNAH WOODBRIDGE (FD355).
1928: Sold to Iago Steam Trawlers Ltd, London & Milford Haven (Edward D. W. Lawford, manager).
8.3.1928: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.3.1928: Registered at London (LO129).
16.5.1928: Registered at London as DANIEL CLOWDEN (LO129).
3.1930: Transferred to Fleetwood when Edward D. W. Lawford moved his vessels to the port.
6.1930: On Klondyke (Inishtrahull) ground in scruffy weather, shooting the trawl, warps tangled rudder and propeller. After discussion with owners, steam trawler PETER CAREY (LO126) was dispatched to assist, connected and towed to Innishtrahull where warps were freed. Sailed again for grounds off Co. Galway but had boiler stay collapse, steam and boiling water flooding into the stokehold and engineroom. 2nd engineer, C. W. Ollsen, Blackpool was on watch and although scalded shouted to the fireman who was in the bunkers to escape which he did through the open bunker lid. Ollsen managed to get a pump running and filled the boiler with cold water. Drifted for 24 hours until taken in tow by PETER CAREY for the 300 mile trip to Fleetwood.
27.6.1930: Arrived Fleetwood.
27.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examination service and as a minesweeper (1-12pdr)(P.No.FY.531) (Hire rate £87.10.0d/month).
21.12.1939: S. Daniel Smith RNR appointed CO. Based Kirkwall with M/S Group 45.
18.12.1940: Ty/Lieut A. Flaaten RNR appointed Co. Based Scapa Flow with M/S Group 44.
25.7.1941: Ty/Act/Lieut. N. Fitzsimmons RNVR appointed CO.
12.1941: Sk. Peter Buchan DSC RNR appointed CO.
2.1942: Ty/Sk. Edward Westhead RNR appointed CO.
21.10.1942: Sk. J. Ferguson RNR apponted CO.
31.3.1943: Ty/Sk. Arthur John Thomas RNR appointed CO.
7.1943: Ty/Sk. J.S. Cobby RNR appointed CO.
16.9.1944: Sk. Murdo Macleod RNR appointed CO.
23.1.1945: At Le Havre.
7.2.1945: At St. Vess.
26.2.1945: At Cherbourg.
27.3.1945: At Falmouth.
29.3.1945: At Milford Haven.
1.5.1945: Paid off.
30.5.1945: Sailed Milford Haven for Greenock.
31.5.1945: Arrived Greenoock.
2.6.1945: Moved to Port Glasgow.
9.1945: Surveyed and restored at Port Glasgow.
4.1946: Sold to Haven Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven (Robert P. Lewis, manager). Fishing from Fleetwood.
13.8.1948: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood for £13698. Registered at Fleetwood (FD280).
27.11.1952: Sank whilst berthed at North-end staging, Fleetwood; the steam ejector valve had been removed and after storing and priming boiler on staging, outlet was below waterline.
12.1952: Refloated by Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Assoc’s salvage steamer Ranger (409grt/1880), towed back to Wyre Dock but following survey declared beyond economical repair.
12.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
13.12.1952: Delivered Preston.
(Daniel Clowden, AB, age 24, b. London – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB250))
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01/08/2016: Information updated.
21/07/2017: Removed disputed image and FMHT watermarks.
25/03/2020: Updated information.