Hertfordshire

Vessel name on Arrival: Wyre Gleaner

Original Builder: Smith's Dockyard, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough

Original Yard No: 1008

Official Number: 164418

Vessel Type: trawler

GRT: 458

Year Built: 1936

Arrival Date: 09/10/1963

Breakup Started: 28/10/1963

Date First Beached: 18/03/1964

Date Breakup Completed: 05/08/1964

Draught For’d: 7' 0"

Draught Aft: 16' 6"

Name Changes:

1936  :  Launched as HERTFORDSHIRE for Rutlandshire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London

             ( Manager  –  William A. Bennett / registered at Grimsby – GY332 )

 

1939  :   Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler   (Pennant No.4.34)

 

1951  :  Renamed NORTHERN GIFT (GY332).

 

1954  :  Renamed WYRE GLEANER (FD23)
 

Other Information:

 

06-08-1936  :   Launched

Sept.  1936  :   Completed

 

Tonnages  :   164 NRT   /   458 GRT

 

Dimensions  :   164.6 feet   x   27.1 feet   x   15.1 feet

 

Propulsion   :   3-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine rated at 99 HP

 

 

Vessel History Summary

 

1937  :  H. Markham Cook, Grimsby, designated Manager.

03.10.1939  :   Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler   (Pennant No.4.34)

April   1940  :   Sold to Shire Trawlers Ltd, London (William A. Bennett, manager)

March1942  :   Transferred on loan to the United States Navy

Octbr. 1942  :   Returned to Royal Navy

26-10-1945  :   Returned to Owner

March 1950  :   Converted for burning oil fuel

April   1950   :   Sold to Northern Trawlers Limited, London. (William A. Bennett, Manager)

Novb 1951   :    Renamed NORTHERN GIFT (GY332).

June 1954   :    Transferred within the Associated Fisheries Group to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood

                           (Leslie Wheildon, Manager)

Sept 1954   :    Grimsby registry closed.

Sept 1954   :   Re-named WYRE GLEANER (FD 23)

Sept   1963  :   Sold to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Coy. Ltd., Troon, for breaking up.
Sept   1963  :   Sailed Fleetwood for Troon under own power.
10.10.1963  :   Arrived Troon Harbour
28.10.1963  :   Breaking commenced.