As WEST HERON H465
John Stevenson Collection
Official No: 149045 Port Number and Year: - in Hull, 1926 (H269)
4th in Milford, 1946
- in Hull, 1947 (H465)
Description: Steel side trawler, steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: mizzen sail
Crew: 12 men (1946).
Registered at Milford: 6 May 1946
Built: 1926 by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. (Yard no. 475)
Tonnage: 357.22 grt 138.53 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 140.4 / 24.0 / 13.2
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 96 rhp. 10 kts. Engine and boiler by Amos & Smith, Albert Docks, Hull
As BUNSEN H269
6 Jan 1926: F. & T. Ross Ltd., Myton St., Hull.
Manager: Percy Ross. (Same address.)
As JENNET M120
6 May 1946: The Prescelly Dredger Co. Ltd., 23A Hamilton Tce., Milford.
Manager: Reginald Llewellyn Hancock.
As JENNET H465
5 Nov 1947: John Charles Llewellyn (Trawlers) Ltd., The Docks, Milford. (64/64)
As WEST HERON H465
1950: Lord Line, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.
As LORD BANN H465
1951: Belgian owners. (Stores hulk.)
Landed at Milford: 12 Jan 1946 - 2 Nov 1947
Skippers: W. Robson (1946)
Jennet is a small Spanish horse.
10 Feb 1935: On returning from aiding the sinking Grimsby trawler LANGANES, the BUNSEN's small boat capsized, and her Mate was drowned. [The Times, Monday, 11th Feb 1935.]
April 1939: Purchased into the RN as BUNSEN, fitted out as a Boom Trawler and renamed JENNET (P.No. Z.21). Served in the Clyde throughout the war.
Jan 1946: Sold to mercantile under the same name.
Dec 1951. Broken up at Antwerp.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 5 Nov 1947. Registered in Hull.
Accidents and Incidents
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 19th July 1946:
The Milford steam trawler 'Jennet' (Messrs. Peter Hancock) arrived back in harbour last night with a live 250 lb. bomb on her deck. The bomb was hauled up in the trawl some 50 miles out, and the first Skipper Robson knew of it was when it dropped onto the deck when the cod-end was opened. A bomb-disposal squad from Swansea were waiting the trawler's arrival, and after the bomb had been made safe and removed, the 'Jennet' returned to sea.
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