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




3 Jul 1928: Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull

Manager: Edward Cargill. (Same address.)



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


As H474

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



Dalmatia is a region on the eastern coast of Adriatic Sea, situated in Croatia.


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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