Official No:  168584  Port and Year:   Swansea 1949 (SA121)

Description: Admiralty steel drifter / liner; single screw, coal burning.  Ketch rigged.


Built: 1918: A. Hall & Co., Aberdeen.  (Yard no. 545)

Tonnage:  94 grt  40 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 86 (93.3 oa)  / 18.5 / 9.25

Engine: TE 270 ihp = 9 kts.



1948: Sold to South African owner.


1949: Bristol Channel Fishing Co., Swansea.

Manager: Peter Hancock, Docks, Milford


Landed at Milford:  4 Jul 1936. [As Fleet drifter. The Times, Friday 3 July 1936.]

27 Sep 1949 - 3 Feb 1953.



4 May 1918:  Launched for the Admiralty (No. 3908) as a minesweeper. 1x6 pdr.

24 Jun 1922: At Weymouth, Capt. Mackworth corrected Lt. A. R. Cadell for allowing HM drifter Halo to come alongside under circumstances "involving great risk of damage and against the spirit of orders issued by me the previous night".

1933-36: Tender to HMS VALIANT; towing targets.

17 May 1933: Towed a target fired at by 15-inch, 6-inch and AA guns of HMS VALIANT in the Moray Firth. [The Times, Friday 19th May 1933.]

25 August 1936: Attached to HMS RAMILLIES.

1 Sep 1939: Attendant to HMS FURIOUS, Home Fleet.

1945: Sold to mercantile. [According to Ditmar and Colledge; not listed as a fishing vessel in Olsen's 1949.]

Oct 1955: Broken up at Ward's Yard, Castle Pill.


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