VALERIE W LO250
As ROCH NOIRE (See also below.)
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Official No: 143899 Port and Year: London, 1919 (LO250)
Arcachon, 1924 (ARC ?)
Bordeaux, 1936 (?)
Aberdeen, 1957 (A26)
Description: Strath Class steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.
Crew: 10 men (1920)
Built: 1917, Hall, Russell Co., Aberdeen. (Yard no. 622)
Tonnage: 216 grt 93 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4 / 22.1 / 12.1
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 80 rhp; by builders.
As WILLIAM BARNETT (LO250)
1919: The Admiralty, London.
Manager: The Secretary, Admiralty, Whitehall, London S.W.1
As VALERIE W. LO250
2 Jan 1920: The Val Trawlers Ltd., Bank Chambers, London Rd., Lowestoft.
Manager: Harold Wooding.
1920?: Vanessa Steam Trawling Co., Docks, Milford
Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford, 'Havenhurst'. The Rath, Milford.
As ROCHE NOIRE ARC ?
2 Oct 1924: Société Nouvelle des Pêcheries à Vapeur, Arcachon.
1936:Société Nouvelle de Gérance Maritime, Bordeaux.
As SHANDWICK A26
1957: J. Wood, Aberdeen.
By 1960: Wood & Davidson, Aberdeen.
Landed at Milford:
WILLIAM BARNETT: 3 Apr, 13 Dec 1919.
VALERIE W.: 2 Mar 1920 - 26 Sep 1924.
Skippers: Arthur Mayhew (1923)
William Barnett: three men of that name served at the Battle of Trafalgar.
8 Dec 1917: Launched for the Admiralty (no.3632) as WILLIAM BARNETT. 1x12pdr.
1919: For sale to mercantile.
29 Sep 1924: London Registry closed.
Aug 1939: Requisitioned by the French navy as AD355 ROCHE NOIRE.
18 Jun 1940: Scuttled in Brest, and raised by the Germans on 27 Nov 1940.
1964: Broken up.
ROCHE NOIRE AD355
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