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Official No: 143912 Port and Year: London, 1920 (LO251)
Granton, 1926 (GN101)
Description: Strath Class steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.
Built: 1917 by Hall & Russell Co., Aberdeen. (Yard no. 608)
Tonnage: 237 grt 102 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 122.8 / 22.2 / 12.4
Engine: T.3-cyl; 57 rhp; by Bailey & Leetham, Hull
As WILLIAM BROWNING LO251
9 Jan 1920: The Admiralty, London.
Manager: The Secretary, Admiralty, Whitehall, London S.W.1
As MADDEN LO251
1920: Vanessa Fishing Co. Ltd., Bank Chambers, London Road, Lowestoft.
Manager: Leonard C. Cockrell. [Same address.]
Manager: E. D. W. Lawford, 'Havenhurst', The Rath, Milford. [May 1920- Nov 1923.]
18 Dec 1923: Robert D. Devlin, Lower Granton Rd., Granton, Midlothian.
[Lloyd's List (1930-45): T.L. Devlin & Sons, Granton; Manager: T.L. Devlin.]
1934: Thomas L. Devlin, 'Linthorpe', Craighall Rd., Leith.
[Olsen's (1946-61): Thomas L. Devlin & Sons, Edinburgh.]
Landed at Milford: 19 May 1920 - 24 Nov 1923
William Browning, age 27, born Malmsbury, Wilts; Pte., R.M., HMS VICTORY, at Trafalgar.
(Sir Charles) Madden, Chief of the Staff to Sir John Jellicoe in the Grand Fleet from 1914 to 1916 and as Second-in-Command of the fleet under Sir David Beatty from 1916 to 1919. [Wikipedia.]
17 May 1917: Launched as WILLIAM BROWNING for the the Admiralty and equipped with listening hydrophones (Admy.no. 3648). 1 x 12 pdr.
1920: Sold to mercantile.
24 Feb 1940: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as MADDEN and converted to a minesweeper; FY.784. 1x12pdr/4" gun. Complement: 20.
1944: Converted to wreck dispersal vessel.
23 Apr 1946: Returned to owners.
1961: Broken up at Granton.
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