WILLIAM HANNAM LO383
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.
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.
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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