Alongside Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock, with her new Milford number about to be painted.
George Westwood Collection
Official No: 132414 Port Number and Year: 45th in Fleetwood, 1913 (FD174)
- in La Rochelle, 1924 (LR.2728)
10th in Milford, 1929
Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: mizzen sail.
Crew: 10 men
Registered at Milford: 21 Feb 1928
Built: 1913, by John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co., Aberdeen. (Yard no. 384)
Tonnage: 313.57 grt 128 net. (By 1938: 125.13 net.)
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 130.05 / 23.65 / 13.3
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 69.1 nhp.; engine and boiler by James Abernethy & Co., Aberdeen
As MANOR FD174
4 Mar 1913: Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd., Fish Docks, Fleetwood
Manager: Ernest Tomlinson, 9 Byron St., Fleetwood. (1913)
Joseph A. Taylor & Ernest Tomlinson, Station Rd., Fleetwood. (1919)
As VERDUNOIS LR.2728
May 1924: H. Veron & Cie., 21 Rue Massiou, La Rochelle, France.
As MANOR M238
21 Feb 1938: Reginald Llewellyn Hancock, "Beachways", Milford. (64/64)
13 Sep 1938: Hancock's Ship Building Co. Ltd., (Pembroke), Pembroke Dock
Manager: Reginald L. Hancock.
21 Apr 1939: Frederick Lovell Hancock, ) 'Trevose',
Alan Hancock, ) 20 Great North Rd.,
Wilfred Lovell Hancock, ) Milford.
Managing owner: Reginald Llewellyn Hancock, 'Beachways', Picton Rd., Hakin.
1 May 1941: J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd., London.
Manager: William A. Bennett.
Landed at Milford: 20 Jan, 15 Feb, 1 Mar - 12 Apr; 20 Dec 1938; 3 Jan - 29 Aug 1939.
Aug 1914: Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Admy. no. 299) 1x12pdr. Based in Kirkwall.
2 Mar 1919: Returned to owners.
8 May 1924: Fleetwood registry closed.
29 Aug 1939: Requisitioned for war service and employed on miscellaneous duties. Later fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.333)
May 1940: Operating on West coast of Ireland as decoy trawler towing/and in company with HMS/M H43. (The "Porpoise" class flag 'M' for the H43 submarine minelayer.)
9 Jul 1942: Torpedoed by German E-boat in Lyme Bay whilst escorting Convoy WP183 in the Channel (Skipper Benjamin Pile RNR). One survivor, 2nd Hand Cyril Foale, picked up by HMS RUBY (P.No.T24) (Ty. Lieut. Nicolas Leadley Brown RNR) and landed at Yarmouth IoW.
[Information kindly supplied by Gil Mayes.]
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 8 Oct 1943. “Vessel totally lost”.
Accidents and Incidents
From The Times, Saturday, 14 Nov 1942; pg. 6:
THE ROLL OF HONOUR
H.M. TRAWLER MANOR
The following casualties in H.M. Trawler Manor, the loss of which has already reported, are also announced:—
MISSING PRESUMED KILLED
Skipper B. Pile, R.N.R. (in command); T/Skipper J. Jaques, R.N.R.; Skipper J. Wood, R.N.R.
MISSING PRESUMED KILLED
Beesley, T. M., Engmn.; Bowles, A. J., Ord. S.; Bryan, R. F., Smn.; Bunting, F. R., Smn.; Cato, W. A., Asst. Cook; Davidson, R., Oes. Sig.; Emmitt, W. L., Ldg. Smn.; Evans, D. A., Smn.; Evans L. G., Ord. Teleg.; Forman, F. C., Ord. Sig.; Greenhedge, A., Ord. Teleg.; Gulliford, C., A/A.B.; Harley, P., Cook; Harrison, L. V., Smn.; Harvey, E., Smn.; Lines, A., Sto.; Marven, E., Smn.; Morton, J., Sto.; Reddy, F. J., Smn.; Rout K. W., Ord. S.; Taylor, C. W. G., Smn.; Thomas, S., Engmn.; Walker, A. R., Sto.; Wren, C. C., Teleg., R.N.V.(W)R.
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