Biota

Vessel name on Arrival: Cicero

Cicero - LT 141

Original Builder: Cochrane & Sons of Selby, Yorkshire

Original Yard No: 762

Official Number: 146439

Vessel Type: trawler

GRT: 97

Year Built: 1922

Arrival Date: 18/02/1948

Breakup Started: 20/02/1948

Date First Beached: 25/02/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 09/03/1948

Draught For’d: 6' 0"

Draught Aft: 9' 0"

Name Changes:

 

September 1921 :  Trawler/Drifter launched as BIOTA for John McCann of Hull. (Pickering & Haldane's Steam Trawling Company Ltd., Hull)

 

23-01-1922  :  Vessel completed.

 

21-02-1922  :  Transferred to Pickering & Haldane's Steam Trawling Company Limited (Managers John McCann and Edward Cartwright)  and registered at Hull  –  H 425.

 

March 1925  :  Sold to Soc. Anon. Armement Ostendais of Ostend. 

 

26-03-1925  :  Hull registration closed, Ostend registration taken out (O 234) and vessel renamed Paul Pastur

 

06-02-1936  :  Vessel registered at Lowestoft (LT 141) and renamed Cicero

 

 

 

Other Information:

 

NRT  :  35 tons

GRT  :  97 tons

 

Dimensions  :  85.2 feet  x  19.1 feet  x  9.0 feet

 

Engine   :  Compound 2-Cylinder manufactured by the International Engine Works, Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Boilers   :  Manufactured by the International Engine Works, Amherst, Nova Scotia.

 

( All machinery installed was new in 1917 and is ex-Canadian wooden Amiralty Drifter – Reg. No. CD.24 )

 

03-04-1925  :  Vessel arrived at Ostend in company with Fernand Hardyns – Reg. No. O – 235

 

14-06-1930  :  Vessel laid up

 

06-02-1936  :  Vessel sold to the Jubilee Fishing Company Limited of Lowestoft  (A.S. Ling – Manager)

 

13-07-1936  :  Vessel registered at Lowestoft (LT 141) and renamed CICERO

 

1937 – 1941 :  Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood – Lowestoft Fish Selling Company – Managing Agents.

 

12-11-1941  :  Sold to Berry's (Stranraer) Limited, Stranraer  ( Manager – James Berry )

 

03-12-1941  :  Lowestoft registry closed – "no longer used for fishing"

 

15-08-1943  :  Vessel requisitioned for War Service with Ministry of Air Production – Manager Berry's of Stranraer

 

1945  :  Vessel returned to Owner

 

1948  :  Vessel sold for breaking up