Kingston Cyanite

Vessel name on Arrival: Patricia Hague

Broken 1955 Laurel

Original Builder: Cook, Welton and Gemmell Limited of Beverley, Hull

Original Yard No: 541

Official Number: 162175

Vessel Type: Trawler

GRT: 365

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"

Name Changes:

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

Other Information:

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