Vessel name on Arrival: Almandine
Original Builder: Cook, Welton & Gemmell of Beverley, Hull
Original Yard No: 572
Official Number: 163097
Vessel Type: trawler
Year Built: 1932
Arrival Date: 07/12/1963
Breakup Started: 16/12/1963
Date First Beached: 20/01/1964
Date Breakup Completed: 15/04/1964
Draught For’d: 6' 0"
Draught Aft: 15' 3"
Steam Trawler built for the Kingston Steam Trawling Company Limited of Hull
Net Tonnage : 135 tons Gross Tonnage : 294 tons Registration : H 415
Length : 129 feet Beam : 24 feet Depth : 12' 9"
Propulsion : Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine – Coal-Fired Boilers
Manufacturer : Charles D. Holmes & Company Limited of Hull
20-01-1932 : Ordered (Cost agreed including extras and fishing gear = £14,024.11.0d)
05-04-1932 : Launched
30-04-1932 : Vessel officially registered
12-05-1932 : Vessel completed – Manager named as John William Lown
14-05-1932 : Vessel sailed on maiden voyage – fishing trip to the Faroe grounds
29-08-1939 : Requisitioned by the Admiralty for War Service
01-09-1939 : Sailed for London under a naval crew. fitted out as Minesweeper – Pennant No. FY 645
Naval service continued for the next three and a half years.
22-05-1943 : Vessel returned to Owners after refurbishment, following war service, and continued fishing
30-09-1948 : Sold to Milford Fisheries Limited, of Milford Haven, for the sum of £27,500
Octbr. 1959 : Converted for fuel oil burning
17-02-1962 : Sold to Dublin interests
02-03-1962 : Resold to Milford Haven interests and vessel laid up
10-06-1963 : Resold to the Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Company of Fleetwood
Octbr. 1963 : Sold to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company of Troon for breaking
Dec. 1963 : Arrived at WSSCL facility in Troon