CLYNE CASTLE SA1
John Stevenson Collection
Official No: 143997 Port and Year: Swansea, 1929 (SA1)
Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged
Crew: 12 men
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby; 1929. (Yard no. 1035)
Tonnage: 308 grt 117 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 130.4 / 24 / 11.4
Engine: T.3-Cyl. 91 rhp. Amos & Smith Co., Hull
1929: Consolidated Fisheries, Grimsby
Manager: Sir John D. Marsden. 1945: T. R. Ronald
Aug 1956: Peter Hancock & Sons, Docks, Milford
Manager: Reginald Llewellyn Hancock, 'Westaway', Picton Rd., Hakin
Landed at Milford: 2 Sep 1956 - 6 Nov 1959
Notes: Aug 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a minesweeper. (P.No. FY.508)
1944: Converted to Wreck Dispersal Vessel.
Nov 1945: Returned to owners.
31 Jan 1960: Broken up at Hancock's Yard, Pembroke Dock
Accidents and Incidents
The Times, Tuesday, Mar 15, 1960; pg. 7; Issue 54720; col B
More Wreckage Found In Bomber Search
A search which began in St. George's Channel last September for the wreckage of a Ministry of Supply Victor bomber has brought to light 14 pieces of wreckage in the past three days. The aircraft crashed while on a test flight last August. The debris has been recovered by the Milford Haven trawler Clyne [ sic ], which has been charted for the search conducted by the Admiralty. .............
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 10th February 1961:
Three Milford trawlers which took part in the search for the missing V-bomber off the coast of Pembrokeshire have vanished from the local scene. The Agnes Nutten was scrapped some time ago, the Clyne Castle is being broken up at Messrs. R. S. Hayes' Yard, Pembroke Dock, and the William Wilson has been sold to an East Coast firm.
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