RICHARD BENNETT LO439
Official No: 144668 Port and Year: London, 1919 (LO458)
Description: Strath Class steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning.
Crew: 10 men. (1920)
Built: 1917, by Hall, Russell & Co.,Aberdeen. (Yard no. 609)
Tonnage: 227 grt 92 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 122.8 / 22.2 / 12.4
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 57 rhp. . Engine by builders.
24 Aug 1920: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London S.W.1
5 Oct 1921: Ivey Steam Trawling Co., Docks, Milford.
Manager: Robert J. Williams.
14 Apr 1925: Irvin & Johnson (South Africa) Ltd., Fish Quay Docks, Capetown.
Landed at Milford:
As HMT RICHARD BENNETT: 15 Jul, 24 Dec 1919.
As LO439: 5 Oct 1921; 11 Jan 1922 - 15 Apr 1925
Richard Bennett, born Sedgley, Staffordshire; age 34; Pte., RM; HMS VICTORY at Trafalgar.
1917: Completed for the Admiralty (Admy.no. 3679). 1-12pdr, 1-7.5in BT. Crew: 15, up to 18 with wireless. Served as minesweeper.
1921: Sold to mercantile.
Sep 1939: Requisitioned by the South Africa Navy and converted to a minesweeper, as HMSAS RICHARD BENNETT. 1x12pdr/4in. Complement 20.
May 1940: Returned to owners.
[Fate unknown, but possibly sunk as target practice. Still on 1945 Lloyd's Register with same owners.]
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