Official No:  143940   Port and Year: London, 1920 (LO383)

                                                                Aberdeen, 1939 (A54)

Description: Castle Class steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.


Built: 1919,  J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co., Aberdeen.  (Yard no. 448)

Tonnage:  276 grt  119 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 125.6 / 23.6 / 12.7

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 87 rhp; by Fawcett, Preston & Co., Liverpool.

1952: Oil burning 4 SA 6 Cyl; by Maschinen Fabrik, Augsburg.



As LO383

6 Jul 1920: Pater Steam Trawling Co., Main St., Pembroke Dock

Manager: David G. Jones, Docks, Milford.


26 Jul 1939: John Craig & Others, North Esplanade East, Aberdeen.

Managing owner.

4 Oct 1939: As A54


Mar 1947: Dinas Steam Trawling Co., Fleetwood

Manager: David Marr.



1948: Sigv. Risanger, Haugesund, Norway


Landed at Milford: (RN - 7 Aug 1919. Laid up until sold.)

10 Sep 1920 - 26 Jul 1939

Skippers: William Francis Reynolds (1926)


William Hannam; age 21; born Calne, Wiltshire; OS, HMS VICTORY; at Trafalgar.

Firman: an edict or order issued by an Islamic official.

20 Feb 1919: Completed for the Admiralty (no.4206) as WILLIAM HANNAM. 

6 Jul 1920: Registered by the Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London, and auctioned at Milford.

3 Oct 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a boom defence vessel (P.No. Z.129); 1x12pdr.

23 Nov 1943: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T. (Aberdeen registry cancelled.)

1944: Based Portsmouth (Fraser & White Ltd, Portsmouth, agents).

Apr 1946: For sale.

9 Apr 1957: Foundered off Kiberg, north coast of Norway.

[Information supplied by the Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and the Bosun's Watch website.]



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