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
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"
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)
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.