Vessel name on Arrival: William Bell
Original Builder: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Limited, Beverley
Original Yard No: 385
Official Number: 143811
Vessel Type: trawler
Year Built: 1918
Arrival Date: 15/03/1946
Breakup Started: 01/04/1946
Date First Beached: 02/12/1946
Date Breakup Completed: 02/09/1947
Draught For’d: 2' 0"
Draught Aft: 14' 0"
09-06-1940 : Requisitioned by the Admiralty – now HMS William Bell – Pennant NO. FY.1727
Built in 1918 as a 'Castle' Class Admiralty Fishing Trawler and registered by the Admiralty in London – LO 201.
Propulsion by 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine of 480 IHP manufactured by Amos & Smith Limited of Hull.
Launched on 17th January 1918 and Completed on 15-05-1918.
Armament : 6 pounder gun
1919 : Sold to the Mills S. S. Company of London, with Managers Brand & Curzon Limited of Milford Haven
09-06-1940 : Requisitioned by the Admiralty for war service and employed on auxiliary patrol duties for which services the Government paid compendation at the rate of £87 per month
May 1941 : Vessel fitted out for minesweeping duties and allocated Pennant No. FY.1727
15-01-1942 : Sold to Messrs J. Marr & Sons of Fleetwood for £8,625
23-02-1946 : Sold to B.I.S.C.O. and then allocated to Messrs Arnott, Young & Company, Troon, Ayrshire for breaking as detailed above.
11-03-1946 : Sailed out of Fleetwood for her final voyage to the breakers at Troon