BARDOLPH H181 / M276
Official No: 132856 Port Number and Year: - in Cardiff, 1911 (CF37)
- in Hull, 1918 (?) (H181)
8th in Milford 1938
Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail, mizzen.
Crew: 12 men
Registered at Milford: 24 May 1938
Built: Smith Dock Co., South Bank on Tees, in 1911. (Yard no. 482)
Tonnage: 257 grt 99.0 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 125.0 / 23 / 12.3
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 80 hp.10 kts. Engine: 1911, by Shields Engineering, N. Shields. Boiler: 1911, Richardson, Westgarth, Middlesborough.
As NODZU CF37
Oct 1911: Neale & West, Cardiff
Renamed BARDOLPH H181
1918?: Unknown Hull owners?
1920s: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford
24 May 1938: Milford Fisheries, Docks. Milford. (64/64)
Manager Owen Willie Limbrick
Dec 1939: Ministry of War Transport
Landed at Milford: 6 May 1920 - 28 Dec 1921; 26 Jan 1923 - 10 Nov 1930;
5 Jan 1932 - 28 Jun 1932; 13 Nov 1934 - 30 Nov 1939
Notes: Mar 1915: Requisitioned as NODZU (Admy. no.1356).
29 Mar 1915 - 10 Dec 1918: Based at Milford.
14 Nov 1915: With five other RN trawlers, salved SS FORMOSA.
3 Sep 1916: Salved schooner KATE.
7 Oct 1916: Salved Norwegian barque ASVALD.
1 Jan 1919: While rendering salvage assistance to US LAKE WINSTON, NODZU grounded off Cwm Nash (near Nash Point) on the coast of Glamorgan. Trawler FAVORITA (Admy.no. 1655, GY1039) stood by. Crew taken off and landed at Milford on 17 Jan. The Admiralty initially believed NODZU to be a total wreck, but she was later salved and rebuilt at Appledore.
Dec 1939: Requisitioned and converted to a Boom Defence Vessel, renamed CLARINET.
23 Nov 1943: Purchased into RN.
1946: Returned to previous owners as BARDOLPH.
1947: Acquired by Ministry of Transport,
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 28 Dec 1943.
Accidents and Incidents
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 7th February 1947:
There is a likelihood that at least two of the four trawlers used as boom defence ships during the war, and recently returned to the port, may never fish again. Asked on Thursday about the conversion of two of the vessels, the Caliban and Bardolph (Milford Fisheries), Mr. O. W. Limbrick declared, "We have no intention of paying the prices demanded by one section of the port. The figures they want make the cost of reconversion prohibitive."
The two other boom defence boats awaiting reconversion are the Milford Duke (Milford Steam Trawlers) and the Kuroki (Messrs. E. E. Carter).
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