Official No: 144327 Port Number and Year: 28th in London, 1920 (LO311)
- in Hull, 1922 (H662)
3rd in Milford, 1948.
- in Hull, 1950 (H134)
Description: Mersey Class steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: mainsail, mizzen.
Crew: 14 men (1923); 12 men (1948); 19 men (1949).
Registered at Milford: 15 May 1948
Built: Cochrane & Son, Selby, in 1918. (Yard no. 836). Launched and completed as JAMES WRIGHT
Tonnage: 325 grt 149 net (1920); 325.85 grt 130.35 net (1922)
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 138.5 / 23.75 / 12.8
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 68.9 nhp.11 kts. Engine and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co., Hull
As JAMES WRIGHT LO311
3 Feb 1920: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London S.W.1
As LORD ANCASTER H662
2 Aug 1922: Pickering & Haldane's Steam Trawling Co., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.
Managers: John McCann & Edward Cartwright. (Same address.)
15 Jul 1935: J. Marr & Son, Dock St., Fleetwood.
Manager: Geoffrey Marr, 'Rookwood', Holmfield, Cleveleys, Blackpool
4 Nov 1935: As WESTCOATES H662.
[Operated through City Steam Fishing Co., Hull, and fished from Hull.]
As LOCH MOIDART H662.
Sep 1939: Loch Fishing Co., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.
Manager: Harry Wight. (Same address.) (Until 1940)
1945: A. & M. Smith, Aberdeen.
As LOCH MOIDART M294
15 May 1948: Henry John Richards, 'Goodleigh House', Bulford Rd., Johnston. (64/64.)
7 Jun 1948: Goodleigh Fisheries Ltd., Docks, Milford. (64/64.)
Managing owner: Henry John Richards.
7 Jul 1948: As GOODLEIGH M294
8 Aug 1950: Associated Fisheries Trawling Co. Ltd., St. Andrews Dock, Hull.
Manager: Thomas William Boyd.
As LORD LYNWOOD H134
Landed at Milford: 21 Jul 1948 - 22 Mar 1949 (15 landings in all.)
Skippers: Robert Marr (1948)
James Wright: There were three men of this name serving at Trafalgar aboard HMS VICTORY, COLOSSUS and BELLEROPHON.
Loch Moidart is in the north west of Scotland, west of Fort William.
Goodleigh is a village 3 miles east of Barnstaple, Devon.
15 Mar 1918: Delivered as JAMES WRIGHT to Admiralty (No. 3576)
1 Apr 1935: Disabled by broken rudder shank off Fair Isle; trawler CAVENDISH stood by and commenced towing on 2 Apr. [The Times, Wednesday, 3 Apr 1935.]
Jun 1940: Requisitioned as LOCH MOIDART, and converted to Armed Patrol Vessel. (FY.4.299)
Feb 1942: Converted to minesweeper, and joined 34th M/S Group based at Grimsby.
1945: 179th M/S Group, Grimsby.
Jan 1946: Returned to owners.
Oct 1952: Broken up at Dunston.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 8 Aug 1950. Registry transferred to Hull.
[Information kindly supplied by Gil Mayes.]
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