PEACEFUL STAR LT201
Courtesy of Barry Banham
Official No: 149250 Port Number and Year: Lowestoft, 1931 (LT201)
Aberdeen, 1959 (A61)
Description: Steel side drifter / trawler, steam, coal fired, single screw.
Crew: 10 men (1931).
Built: 1931, by Cochrane & Sons, Selby. (Yard no.1102)
Tonnage: 117 grt 53 net (1931). 122 grt 48 net (1961).
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 94.1 / 20.1 / 9.5.
Engine: T.3-Cyl., 37 nhp, 10.5 kts; by Elliot & Garrood, Beccles.
1961: Converted by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen. Fitted with 3-cyl, 4 stroke, 300bhp oil engine by A.K. Diesels Ltd, Lowestoft (engine built under license by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen in 1960)
As QUIET WATERS LT201
21 Mar 1931: Frederick Ernest Catchpole, Star Buildings, Beach Rd., Lowestoft. (1931-34)
406 London Rd. South, Lowestoft. (1934-39)
10 May 1948: The Star Drift Fishing Co. Ltd., 406 London Rd., Lowestoft.
Manager: Frederick E. Catchpole.
28 Mar 1949: As PEACEFUL STAR LT201.
31 May 1955: Arthur H. Codd & Son, London.
1 Jun 1956: Anson Steam Trawler Co. Ltd., Milford
Manager: John J. N. Picton.
25 Nov 1959: Alick King, Lowestoft.
30 Nov 1959: Wood & Davidson, Aberdeen.
Manager: John Wood.
Dec 1959: As PEACEFUL STAR A61
27 Oct 1970: George Wood (Aberdeen) Ltd., Aberdeen.
11 Feb 1973: James Stevenson, London.
1974: Robert Dick, London W12.
Landed at Milford: 13 Jul 1955 - 19 Nov 1959
Skippers: George Knight (1957)
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Padstow, Milford and Fleetwood (Lowestoft Fish Selling Co, Lowestoft, managing agents).
3 Sep 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as QUIET WATERS and converted to contraband control/auxiliary patrol . (P.No. FY.1776).
Mar 1944: Employed on miscellaneous naval duties.
9 Feb 1946: Returned to owners.
1974: Fitted out in Portugal for prawn fishing off North African coast.
1978: Sank on moorings in Marsa Creek, Malta.
1979: Sunken hull sold to Cassar Enterprises, Marsa for £880.
1981: After being salved sold to Sartard Shipbreakers, Marsa for breaking up.
4 May 1982: Aberdeen registry closed.
(Information kindly supplied by Gil Mayes and Bill Blow.)
[Mayes G., & Thompson M. (2014): Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol.2: 1915 - 1939.]
Accidents and Incidents
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 15th November 1957:
The drifter-trawler Peaceful Star (Picton Trawlers) returned to port on Wednesday to land the master, Skipper George Knight, Lowestoft, with an injured foot.
John Stevenson Collection
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