MARY WHITE NE3
Official No: 161586 Port and Year: Newcastle, 1935 (NE3)
Grimsby, 1947 (GY465)
Granton, 1948 (GN57)
Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw; ketch rigged; cruiser stern.
Built: 1935, by John Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen. (Yard No. 134)
Tonnage: 271 grt 118 net; (15 Feb 1948: 254.05 grt 98.04 net.)
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 126.3 / 23.2 / 12.6
Engine: C-2.Cyl; 96 HP turbine; by Whites Marine Engineering Co., Hebburn on Tyne. Boiler by Stockton Chemical Engines & Riley Boilers, Stockton-on-Tees.
26 Jan 1948: Re-engined 96 hp T.3-cyl by Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (engine built 1926) & new boiler by Riley Bros Stockton fitted.
As WHITE PIONEER NE3
Aug 1935: White Trawlers Ltd., Prince Consort Rd., Hebburn, Durham.
Manager: Joseph D. Irwin, Cliffords Fort, Fish Quay, North Shields.
As MARY WHITE
1 Jul 1937: Managers: Peter Hancock & Sons, Docks, Milford.
11 Mar 1944: Shire Trawlers Ltd., Grimsby.
Manager: William Alfred Bennett
11 Mar 1947: Shire Trawlers, Robinson Lane, Fish Docks, Grimsby.
Manager: W. A. Bennett
As LUFFNESS GN 57
3 Dec 1948: Newhaven Trawlers, 6 Pier Place, Newhaven, Granton.
Manager: William Carnie, Jnr.
c.1950: Philip Liston, Newhaven, Edinburgh.
Managers: Newhaven Trawlers Ltd.
Landed at Milford: 11 Jun 1937 - 24 Sep 1938
Jun 1937: Arrived at Milford from the Spithead Review; first in Milford with a low pressure steam turbine.
7 Oct 1938 - 18 Jan 1939: Laid up.
Jan 1940: Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a boom defence vessel. (P.No.Z.147).
Feb 1946: Returned to owners.
21 Jan 1958: Wrecked on the North Pier, Aberdeen. Skipper/Owner Philip Liston entered Aberdeen to land a sick crew member. Crew were rescued by Harbour Pilot Cutter DANNY.
1958: Removed by Metal Industries (Salvage ) Co., for breaking up.
[Thanks to Andy Hall for information.]
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