William Bell

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
William Bell
Vessel Type: 
Trawler
Official Number: 
143811
GRT: 
290
Draught For'd: 
2' 0"
Draught Aft: 
14' 0"
Year Built: 
1918
Arrival Date: 
15/03/1946
Breakup Started: 
01/04/1946
Date First Beaching: 
02/12/1946
Breakup Completed: 
03/09/1947
Original Builder: 
Cook, Welton & Gemmell Limited, Beverley
Original Yard No.: 
385
Name Changes: 

09-06-1940  :   Requisitioned by the Admiralty - now HMS William Bell  -  Pennant NO. FY.1727

Other Information: 

Built in 1918 as a 'Castle' Class Admiralty Fishing Trawler and registered by the Admiralty in London - LO 201.

Propulsion by 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine of 480 IHP manufactured by Amos & Smith Limited of Hull.

Launched on 17th January 1918 and Completed on 15-05-1918.

Armament : 6 pounder gun

1919 :  Sold to the Mills S. S. Company of London, with Managers Brand & Curzon Limited of Milford Haven

09-06-1940  :  Requisitioned by the Admiralty for war service and employed on auxiliary patrol duties for which services the Government paid compendation at the rate of £87 per month

May 1941  :  Vessel fitted out for minesweeping duties and allocated Pennant No. FY.1727

15-01-1942  :  Sold to Messrs J. Marr & Sons of Fleetwood for £8,625

23-02-1946  :  Sold to B.I.S.C.O. and then allocated to Messrs Arnott, Young & Company, Troon, Ayrshire for breaking as detailed above.

11-03-1946  :  Sailed out of Fleetwood for her final voyage to the breakers at Troon

 

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