CHARLES BOYES LO334 / A418
Official No: 143886 Port and Year: London, 1920 (LO334) Aberdeen, c.1920? (A418)
Hull. 1939 (H526)
Description: Castle Class steel side trawler; coal fired. Ketch rigged
Crew: 11 men
Built: by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, in 1918. (Yard no. 388)
Tonnage: 290 grt 127 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 125.5 / 23.5 / 12.7
Engine: T 3-Cyl; 87 rhp; by Amos & Smith Co., Hull
1920: Elspeth, Lady Beardmore, Glasgow
Managers: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford
As A418 ?
1921: Elspeth, Lady Invernairn, Glasgow
14 Jun 1932: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford
4 Oct 1932: Mills Steam Ship Co., London
Managers: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford.
6 Aug 1936: Mrs A. I. Fraser, Aberdeen
Manager: J. M. Fraser
1938: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford
22 July 1938: Saint Andrew's Steam Fishing Co., Fleetwood
Manager: Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys
1938: Transferred to Hull.
Jan 1939: Registered as H526.
Landed at Milford: 19 Feb 1921 - 29 May 1932
Notes: 4 Feb 1918: Launched as Admy. No. 3593; fitted with listening hydrophones; 1 x 12 pdr, 1 x 3.5" bomb thrower.
19 Feb 1920: Registered by the Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO334). Sold to mercantile.
1 Sep 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted for minesweeping duties.
25 May 1940: Operating from Gt Yarmouth. Mined in North Sea; nineteen crew lost, three saved.
[Information supplied by Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch.]
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