As LT543


Official No:  131932   Port and Year:  10th in Brixham, 1911 (BM313)

                                                                    -    in  Lowestoft, 1919 (LT485; then LT543) 

Description: Wooden fishing smack. Ketch rig.

Crew:  5.

Built: Robert Jackman, Breakwater Yard, Brixham, 1911

Tonnage: 52 grt  40 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet):

Engine: -




2  Aug 1911: John & Edward James Hellings, Hamilton Tce., Milford.


As LT485

12 Jun 1919: John M. Barnard, 8 Suffolk Rd., Lowestoft (Butcher) (1919-25);

                                                   12 Trawl Market, Lowestoft. (1925-37)

                     & J. Slater, Somerlayton ( Farmer).

Managing owner: J. M. Barnard.

29 Oct 1919: As LT543.


9 Apr 1937: John Harold Heimer, Grundsund, Sweden.



Dec 1941: Karl Albert Johansson & Sven Osvald Johansson.

Converted to a cargo vessel.


Landed at Milford:  13 Aug 1911 - 2 Mar 1919



Deodar is a Himalayan cedar; originally deo (god) + daru (wood): "Wood of the gods".

1937: Sold to Swedish owners. Since 1959 rebuilt as a yacht after being used as a motorised trading vessel with a Deck House Cargo Hold and Hatch and cut down masts.  She has been extensively re-built and re-rigged as close as possible to her original rig as a Brixham Trawler. The Proprietors have a detailed history and many photographs of her re-building. The owners are Monica and Thomas Hellstrom Galarvarvet pir2 S 11521 Stockholm Sweden. [Information from]

 Accidents and Incidents

Entry from the log book of DOMINION M27:



Quarter belter knocked out and rail started.  Cause - ran into by DEODAR of Brixham.

J. Cornish (Skipper)




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