CHARLES BOYES LO334 / A418
Official No: 143886 Port and Year: London, 1920 (LO334) Aberdeen, 1936 (A418)
Hull, 1938 (H526)
Description: Castle Class steel side trawler; coal fired. Ketch rigged.
Crew: 11 men (1920)
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
19 Feb 1920: The Admiralty, London.
Manager: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London SW1
19 Feb 1920: Elspeth, Lady Beardmore, c/o William Beardmore & Co., Parkhead Steel Forge, Glasgow.
Managers: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford.
1932: Lady Invernain, c/o William Beardmore & Co.
6 Aug 1936: Mrs Annie I. Fraser, Grampian View, Balnagask Rd., Aberdeen
Manager: John McD. Fraser
22 July 1938: Saint Andrew's Steam Fishing Co., Fleetwood
Manager: Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys.
15 Jun 1938: Transferred to Hull.
Landed at Milford: 19 Feb 1921 - 29 May 1932
Charles Boyes, age 25, born Hambledon; A.B., HMS VICTORY, at Trafalgar.
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.
3 Jan 1934: In collision with KING EMPEROR H202, which was at anchor in Hull roads. CHARLES BOYES returned to dock with damaged bow; KING EMPEROR remained at anchor. [The Times, Thursday 4th Jan 1934.]
20 Jul 1939: CHARLES BOYES reported trawler COURTIER sinking 10-12 miles E. by S. of the Tyne; later towed by tug HENDON to the Tyne. [The Times, Saturday 22 Jul 1939.]
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. The Caister lifeboat CHARLES BURTON saved two.
[Information supplied by Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch.]
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