HMS Yestor

Vessel name on Arrival: S.T. Dragoon

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

Original Yard No: 686

Official Number: 181280

Vessel Type: trawler

GRT: 522

Year Built: 1941

Arrival Date: 17/12/1966

Breakup Started: 22/08/1968

Date First Beached: 20/11/1968

Date Breakup Completed: 06/05/1969

Draught For’d: 7' 6"

Draught Aft: 16' 0"

Name Changes:

21-10-1941  :  Launched as HMS YESTOR  (Pennant No. T-222)

12-11-1946  :  Registration changed to Hull – H 355) and renamed S.T. Cape Cleveland

Novbr 1947  :  Renamed S.T. Stella Carina

18-10-1949  :  Renamed S.T. Cape Finisterre

1952             :  Registered at Grimsby – GY 222

1952             :  Registered at Gimsby as S.T. Dragoon GY 222

March 1952  :  Grimsby registration closed

April 1960     :  Registered at Fleetwood – FD  60

 

Other Information:

Steam Trawler ST Dragoon built in 1942 as Admiralty HMS Yestor – Pennant T 222 – by Cook, Weldton & Gemmell

Official Number :  181280                                Yard Number :  686                               NRT / GRT  :  197 / 522 tons

Dimensions :  167.7 feet in length  x  28.1 feet in Breadth  x  14.1 feet in Depth

 

Propulsion  :  Main Engine  –  3-cylinder, 970 IHP rated, triple-expansion steam reciprocating engine & Boilers.

Machinery Manufacturer  :  Charles D. Holmes & Company Limited of Hull.              Vessel Speed  :  11 knots

 

18-01-1941  :  Order placed

04-06-1941  :  Keel laid down

21-10-1941  :  Vessel launched  (launched as HMS Yestor – Pennant No. T 222 following R N requisitioning)

10-04-1942  :  Completed

 

On war service under the Admiralty for the four years from April 1942 through April 1946.

 

10-04-1946  :  Sold to Hudson Brothers Trawling Limited of Hull

Novbr 1946  :  Converted for fishing by Smith's Dock Company Limited of North Shields

12-11-1946  :  Registered in Hull as S.T. Cape Cleveland under Registration No. H 355

12-11-1947  :  Sold to Charleson-Smith Trawlers Limited of Hull

Novbr 1947  :  Renamed S.T. Stella Carina, but Reg Mark H 355 retained

Novbr 1947  :  Converted for buring fuel oil

1948             : Transferred to Clyde Trawlers Limited of Glasgow

05-09-1949  :  Sold to Hudson Brothers Trawlers Limited of Hull

18-10-1949  :  Renamed S.T. Cape Finisterre    ( Registration Mark H 355 retained )

24-01-1952  :  Sold to the Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Company Limited of Grimsby

1952             :  Registered at Grimsby as GY 222

1952             :  Renamed at Grimsby S.T. Dragoon under the Registration Mark GY 222

1959             :  Vessel laid up at Grimsby

27-08-1959  :  Whilst in the process of being re-commissioned, two men working in the machinery spaces were overcome by fumes whilst working inside Boiler.  Sadly, bot men died in this incident.

31-03-1960  :  Vessel transferred to Wyre Trawlers LImited of Fleetwood

March 1960  :  Grimsby registration closed

April   1960  :  Vessel registered at Fleetwood under the Registration Mark FD 60

14-10-1962  :  Vessel arrested on N.W. coast of Iceland for alleged illegal fishing – escorted to Isafjordhur

16-10-1962  :  Reykjavik court fined vessel £1,916 and confiscated catch and gear.  Subsequently overturned.

15-09-1964  :  Vessel arrested on N.W. coast of Iceland for alleged illegal fishing

Dembr 1966 :  Vessel sold to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company Limited – Troon

17-12-1966 :  Vessel arrived at WSSCL, Troon, under her own steam, for breaking