Official No: 128757 Port Number and Year: 13th in Milford, 1911.
- in Lowestoft, 1920 (LT1086 )
Description: Wooden sailing smack; beam trawling. Ketch rigged: fore, main, top, jib, mizzen.
Crew: 4 men, 1 boy (1911).
Registered: 28 Oct 1911
Built: 1911, by Robert Jackman, Brixham
Tonnage: 56.67 grt 44.57 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 62 (71 oa) / 19.25 / 8.6
28 Oct 1911: David Morgan, Fishguard (22/64)
Evan Davies, Goodwick (21/64)
Thomas George Bishop, Goodwick (21/64)
Manager: T.G. Bishop, Docks, Milford.
24 Jul 1920: Randle Fisher Harmer, Lowestoft,
William James Head, 21 Tennyson Rd., Lowestoft.
By 1937: William James Head, 21 Tennyson Rd., Lowestoft.
[ Not in Mercantile Navy List 1938. ]
Landed at Milford: 6 Nov 1911 - 3 May 1916; 18 Jan 1917 - 3 Jun 1920
Skippers: George Burgoyne cert. 6624, age 32, born Brixham, residing 23 Prospect Rd., (later Church St.,) Brixham; signed on 27 Oct 1911; 9 Jan 1912
William Eliezer Johnson 8251, 24, Brixham, 28 Burton St., Brixham; 4 Apr, 8 Jul 1912; 8 Jan 1913.
J. W. Davies 7881
Notes: Kemes, pronounced kem-ess, is a Pembrokeshire place name, also written Cemais. The Kemes Masonic Lodge No. 3152, West St., Fishguard, was consecrated in 1906.
4 May 1916 - 8 Nov 1916: Requisitioned as a Q Ship (Submarine Decoy Vessel); 12 pdr.
Cert. Cancelled & Registry Closed: 27 Jul 1920. Transferred to the port of Lowestoft.
Accidents and Incidents
From a report by the Senior Naval Officer, Milford Haven, to the Admiralty, in May 1916:
Special Service Vessels.
The sailing trawler N.[sic] 135 "Strumble" was requisitioned for Special Service in my Area on 1st May and M.105 "Kemes" on 4th May. Both these vessels were fishing from this Port and are well built and considered suitable for the required service. They have been manned by a specially selected crew from amongst the ratings serving in Patrol vessels under my command and on 6th May proceeded to Falmouth for fitting out.
Up to the present I have been unable to secure the two additional coasting vessels sanctioned by Admiralty Letter M. 03299/1916 of 22nd April 1916.
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