Almandine

Vessel name on Arrival: Almandine

Original Builder: Cook, Welton & Gemmell of Beverley, Hull

Original Yard No: 572

Official Number: 163097

Vessel Type: trawler

GRT: 294

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"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

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