Vessel name on Arrival: William Cale
Original Builder: Bow, McLachlan & Company, Paisley
Original Yard No: 346
Official Number: 145176
Vessel Type: trawler
Year Built: 1917
Arrival Date: 18/10/1955
Breakup Started: 14/11/1955
Date First Beached: 01/03/1956
Date Breakup Completed: 12/04/1956
Draught For’d: 5' 6"
Draught Aft: 14' 6"
Launched as Admiralty Trawler No. 3666 (Castle Class) Fitted with 1 x 12-pounder gun
19-09-1917 : Launched
04-10-1917 : Completed
Tonnage : 276 tons
Propulsion : 3-Cyliner triple-expansion steam reciprocating engine (61 HP) by Builder.
Dimensions : 125.6 feet x 23.4 feet x 12.8 feet
11.5.1921 : Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO510)
May 1922 : Sold to John McR. Knight & Morgan W. Howells, Hakin (Manager – John McR. Knight)
17.6.1922 : London registry closed
21.6.1922 : Registered at Milford (M250)
29.1.1927 : Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, London & Milford Haven (E. D. W. Lawford, Manager).
29.1.1927 : Milford registry closed.
11.5.1927 : Registered at London (LO79)
1930 : Transferred to Fleetwood when Edward D. W. Lawford moved his vessels to that port
29.8.1939 : Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Pennant No. FY 535)
Jan'y 1941 : Minesweeping Group 41 based at Hartlepool (Ty Sk. C. E. Gornall RNR)
Jan'y 1942 : Minesweeping Group 41 based at Grimsby
6.12.1942 : Off Yorkshire coast in collision with WINHA (3391grt/1904)
June 1945 : Restored and surveyed at Glasgow
12.7.1945 : Returned
1955 : Sold to BISCO and allocated to West of Scotland Shipbreaking, Troon for breaking up.
18.10.1955 : Arrived Troon Harbour from Fleetwood under her own power