Official No: 160113 Port Number and Year: 29th in Hull, 1928 (H442)
5th in Grimsby, 1937 (GY374)
6th in Milford, 1946 (M140)
- in Hull, 1947 (H474)
Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: mizzen sail
Crew: 13 men (1929); 10 men (1946); 14 men (1947).
Registered at Milford: 26 Jun 1946
Built: 1928, by Cook, Walton & Gemmel, Beverely. (Yard no. 496)
Tonnage: 357 grt 153 net (1928). 359.77 grt 143.84 net. (1946)
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 140.4 / 24.0 / 13.2
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 96 nhp. 11 kts. Engine and boiler: Charles D. Holmes, Hull, 1928
As LADY ROSEMARY H442
3 Jul 1928: Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull
Manager: Edward Cargill. (Same address.)
As LADY ROSEMARY GY374
13 Mar 1937: Great Grimsby and East Coast Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Auckland Rd., Fish Docks, Grimsby.
Manager: Albert William Butt, 'Great Coates House', Great Coates, Lincs.
1 Jul 1937: As DALMATIA.
Jun 1939: Admiralty. [See below.]
24 Apr 1946: Manor Steamship Co. Ltd., Docks, Milford. 64/64
Manager: Reginald Llewellyn Hancock.
26 Jun 1946: As DALMATIA M140
5 Nov 1947: John Charles Llewellin (Trawlers) Ltd., Docks, Milford
Manager: J. C. Llewellin.
(Fishing from Hull with managing agents from Saint Andrew's Steam Fishing Co., Hull.)
23 Dec 1948: As WESTHAWK H474
27 Jun 1949: North Eastern Trawlers Ltd., 74a Regent St., London W1.
(William Stanley Shepherd, MP.)
Managing agents: Saint Andrew's Steam Fishing Co., Hull.
Landed at Milford: 26 Jun 1946 - 2 Nov 1947
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12 Mar 1937: Hull registry closed.
Jun 1939: Purchased into RN and taken in hand at Doig's Yard at Grimsby and converted to a minesweeper. P.No.: FY.844.
8 Dec 1939: Grimsby registry closed.
Jun 1940: Based Gt Yarmouth with M/S Group 29 (Sk. A. R. Lees RNR).
Jan 1941: Refitting at Southampton (Act Sk. A. E. Warburton RNR).
Jun 1941: Based Portsmouth with M/S Group 29 (Ty/Sk. C. Evans RNR).
Jan 1944: Fitted out as a dan layer and assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy Landings. Attached to 9th Flotilla. (Sk. Lt. C. Dale, R.N.R.)
5 Jun 1944: Left Solent anchorage to sweep and mark Channel 7 for Force J1. On completion swept and marked anchorage for Force J ships.
7 Jun 1944: Marking area off landing beaches in Eastern Task Force area.
25 Jun 1944: Marked swept channel off Cherbourg.
29 Jun 1944: In support of minesweepers.
3 Jul 1944: Operation Neptune ended. Deployed with minesweeping support off French Coast.
24 Apr 1946: Sold to mercantile.
Nov 1952: Broken up at Gateshead.
6 Mar 1953: Hull registry closed - “Broken up”.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 5 Nov 1947. Transferred to the port of Hull as H474.
[Additional information thanks to The Bosun's Watch & Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust.]
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