Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow
Official Number: 160993
Yard Number: 547
Gross Tonnage: 406
Net Tonnage: 161
Length: 142.7 ft
Breadth: 25.1 ft
Depth: 14.1 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 650ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Speed: 10.9 knots
12.6.1930: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.547) for Edward Little (32/64) & Einar Olgeirsson (32/64), Grimsby as VINUR.
12.7.1930: Registered at Grimsby (GY249). Edward Little appointed manager.
7.8.1930: Sold to The Vinur Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
8.8.1930: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
9.8.1930: Edward Little appointed manager.
1.4.1936: Registered at Grimsby as BRITISH (GY249) (BoT Minute R.G.1114/1936 dated 18.3.1936).
2.3.1937: Edwin John Johnson, Cleethorpes appointed manager.
27.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.506) (Hire rate £201.6.2d/month).
1.1941: Based Grimsby with M/S Group 21 (Sk. T. Smith RNR).
30.1.1942: Based Lowestoft (Lieut. I. Evans RNR). Returning from ‘sweeping off Norfolk coast with six other minesweeping trawlers engaged German aircraft which subsequently crashed into the sea.
7.8.1942: Mortgage (A) discharged.
14.8.1942: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London.
18.8.1942: William Alfred Bennett, Sanderstead appointed manager.
10.1.1946: Returned to owner.
Pre1959: John Bennett appointed manager.
31.8.1953: Sailed Grimsby for Icelandic grounds (Sk.Albert W. Meech).
8.9.1953: Arrested off Glettinganes Cape, Iceland for alleged illegal fishing and escorted to Seydisfjordur.
10.9.1953: At police court in Seydisfjordur, Sk. Meech was fined £1620 with catch and gear confiscated.
31.7.1954: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
11.8.1954: First landing at Fleetwood, 857 boxes 60 baskets grossed £2977.
25.8.1954: Grimsby registry closed.
25.8.1954: Leslie Wheildon appointed managers.
30.8.1954: Registered at Fleetwood (FD24).
10.1954: Registered at Fleetwood as WYRE BRITISH (FD24).
1954: Wyre Trawlers Ltd transferred to Associated Fisheries Group on purchase of Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd.
10.1957: Sold to Van Heygen Freres S.A., Ghent for breaking up.
19.10.1957: Delivered Ghent from Fleetwood under own power.
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09/03/2009: Page published. 8 updates since then.
10/10/2019: Updated information.