Vessel name on Arrival: Patricia Hague
Original Builder: Cook, Welton and Gemmell Limited of Beverley, Hull
Original Yard No: 541
Official Number: 162175
Vessel Type: Trawler
Year Built: 1930
Arrival Date: 22/05/1955
Breakup Started: 25/05/1955
Date First Beached: 14/06/1955
Date Breakup Completed: 07/09/1955
Draught For’d: 05' 02"
Draught Aft: 15' 06"
1930 : Launched as Kingston Cyanite for the Kingston Steam Trawling Company Limited
1935 : Purchased by the Royal Navy and renamed HMS Laurel with Pennant No. T29
1947 : Purchased by Messrs Granton Trawling and renamed Strathyre
1951 : Purchased by Clifton Steam Trawlers and renamed Patricia Hague
15-05-1930 : Launched 12-06-1930 : Completed
Converted for service as a Minesweeper in 1936, complete with a four-inch deck gun, and served throughout WWII. One of twenty trawlers purchased by the Royal Navy in late 1935 for conversion to serve in various roles but chiefly minesweeping for which these vessels were regarded very suitable. All were renamed after tree types.
HMS Laurel served as a wreck dispersal vessel from 1943, based out of Port Talbot