Kingston Olivine

Vessel name on Arrival: Masona

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

Original Yard No: 539

Official Number: 160890

Vessel Type: Trawler

GRT: 379

Year Built: 1930

Arrival Date: 02/11/1956

Breakup Started: 11/12/1956

Date First Beached: 06/02/1957

Date Breakup Completed: 06/05/1957

Draught For’d: 05' 00"

Draught Aft: 15' 06"

Name Changes:

1930 – KINGSTON OLIVINE (H 209)  :  Kingston Steam Trawling Company Limited of Hull

1947 – LANGLAND BAY (SA 72)  :  Swansea Trawlers Limited of Swansea

1954 – MASONA (FD 16)  :  Mason Trawlers of Fleetwood

1954 – MASONA (FD 16)  :  Rinovia Steam Fishing Company of Grimsby

Other Information:

Launched  :  15-03-1930                      Completed  :  10-04-1930

Lengthened by Smiths Dock, Middlesbrough, between August and November 1936.

28-07-1939  :  Last fish landing before Admiralty assessment for war service.

08-08-1939  :  Successful trials completed prior to Admiralty acquisition – sold on this date for £18,081.

November 1939  :  Converted by Blyth DRydocks and Shipbuilding Coy for role of A/S Trawler.  Hull Regn closed.

July 1940  :  Based at Harwich with Anti-Submarine Group 19.

July 1942  :  Fitted out for a Minesweeper role.

June 1945  :  At North Woolwich for refit by H & W and offered to Kingston Steam Trawling Company but the offer was declined on the grounds extent of work required would prove too costly.  Vessel laid up.

July 1947  :  Sold to Swansea Trawlers Limited.  Restored and reclassed at Appledore.

18-09-1947  :  Registered at Swansea as LANGLAND BAY, fishing out of Hull.

26-05-1954  :  Sold to Mason Trawlers of Fleetwood.

September 1954  :  Registered at Fleetwood as MASONA FD 16

1956  :  Sold to Rinovia Steam Fishing Company of Fleetwood and subsequently sold on to BISCO for breaking.

Image depicts the vessel as KINGSTON OLIVINE