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S.D/S. Ocean Trust YH160


Official Number: 137572
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 77
Net Tonnage: 37
Length: 90.8 ft
Breadth: 18.3 ft
Depth: 9.1 ft
Engine: C.2-cyl and boiler by Elliott & Garrood Ltd, Beccles
Built: John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft


Wooden drifter/seiner

1914: Launched by John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.) for Bloomfields Ltd, Gt Yarmouth (43/64) & R. H. King, Winterton (21/64) as OCEAN TRUST.
23.11.1914: Ran sea trials.
4.12.1914: Registered at Yarmouth (YH160).
12.1914: Completed at a cost of £2607 (James Bloomfield, manager).
1.1918: Requisitioned for war service and employed on miscellaneous duties. Based Buncrana.
2.9.1919: Returned to owner at Gt. Yarmouth (Bloomfields Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth).
22.12.1922: Neil Mackay appointed manager.
21.10.1926: Landed 240 crans at Yarmouth.
194?: Transferred to Bloomfield’s Ltd, Fleetwood management. Landing Fleetwood and Ullapool.
1943. Transferred to Bloomfield’s Ltd, Gt Yarmouth.
18.10.1951: Landed 207 crans at Yarmouth having lost 8 nets (Sk. Leonard Stone).
1954: Sold for breaking up.
11.9.1954: Yarmouth registry closed.

24/04/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.

S.T. Kilmany BF448


Official Number: 137666
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1925
Gross Tonnage: 96g
Net Tonnage: 40n
Length: 87.8 ft
Breadth: 19.3 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliott & Garrood Ltd, Beccles (machinery ex SCOTSMAN (125414)(INS430) removed 1925 when vessel sold for demolition).


Wooden Drifter

1925: Launched by William Wood, Lossiemouth (Yd.No.) for J. Flett, George Garden, James Stewart, William Cormack, Charles A. Hay & Alexander Adam, Lossiemouth as GIRL ISOBEL at a cost of £1700.
1925: Completed (Charles A. Hay, managing owner). Registered at Inverness (INS84).
9.1936: Sold to James Jack & W. Jack, Pennan. Inverness registry closed. Registered at Fraserburgh as JEANNIE JACK (FR244).
1938: Sold to Alexander Watt, Gardenstown & Others. Fraserburgh registry closed.
20.5.1938: Registered at Banff as KILMANY (BF448).
15.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service and employed on miscellaneous Naval duties (Hire rate £34.16.0d/month).
1944: Sold to Supreme Fishcuring Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
21.12.1945: Returned to owner.
1947: Sold to The Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London.
1948: Sold to A. W. Easto, Lowestoft. Banff registry closed. Registered at Lowestoft (LT90).
1952: Sold for breaking up at Oulton Broad.


12/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.