MILFORD BARON M204
John Stevenson Collection
(See BRITISH HONDURAS LT134 below.)
Official No: 164434 Port Number and Year: 21st in Grimsby,1937 (GY513)
8th in Lowestoft, 1946 (LT87)
4th in Milford, 1947 (M176 > M204)
- in Lowestoft, 1950 (LT134)
Description: Steel side trawler; motor schooner, oil burning. Cruiser stern.
Crew: 8 men (1937); 10 men (1948).
Registered in Milford: 1 Sep 1947
Built: 1937, by by Cochrane & Sons, Selby. (Yard no. 1190)
Tonnage: 147.39 grt 54.98 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 101.25 / 21.15 / 10.35
Engine: Internal combustion direct acting four-stroke diesel (British 1937). 6-Cyl. 91 nhp. 11.5 kts. Ruston & Hornsby, Lincoln
As BRITISH HONDURAS GY513
2 Dec 1937: Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd., Henderson St., Grimsby.
Manager: John C. Ross, 39 Signhills Ave., Cleethorpes, Lincs.
Mar 1942: Star Drift Fishing Co. Ltd., Lowestoft.
Manager: Frederick Ernest Catchpole.
1946: As PEACEFUL STAR LT87
1 Sep 1947: Milford Steam Trawlers Ltd., The Docks, Milford.
Manager: James Carpenter Ward.
25 Nov 1947: As MILFORD BARON M204.
28 Dec 1949: Claridge Trawlers Ltd., Lowestoft.
Manager: Gordon David Claridge, Waterend, Wheathamptstead, Hertfordshire.
4 Jan 1950: As BRITISH HONDURAS LT134
Landed at Milford: 7 Oct 1947 - 17 Dec 1949
1 Dec 1939: Requisitioned as BRITISH HONDURAS for war service and converted for anti-submarine duties (P.No.FY.272).
Jan 1942: With 35th Anti-Submarine Group at Larne.
24 Jan 1946: Returned to owners.
1968: Sold to Queenborough Shipbreaking Co. Ltd. and broken up at at Sheerness. Lowestoft registry closed.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 4 Jan 1950. Vessel transferred to the port of Lowestoft.
[ Mayes G. & Thomas M. (2014): Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol.2: 1915 - 1939. ]
As BRITISH HONDURAS LT134
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