As "Chiltern" H 660

Reproduced with acknowledgement to The Bosuns Watch website

       Chiltern GN 25               

Built 1917     Cochrane & Sons Ltd,  Selby     as  "John Cormack"   (Steel)
Yard No 822
Owner at New Admiralty   (Ad No 3562)
ID no 143867
Launch Date 04.09.1917
Completed 05.12.1917
Gross Tons 324
Nett Tons 130
Engine 87 hp     T.3-cyl by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd,  Hull
Length 138.5ft
Breadth 23.7ft
Depth 12.8ft


28.01.1920 Registered at London LO 263
1922 Sold to the Mercantile 
1922 Owned by Pickering & Haldanes Steam Fishing Co Ltd,  Hull (John McCann & Edward Cartwright managers)
28.07.1922 London registry closed
04.08.1922 Renamed  "LORD PIRRIE"
04.08.1922 Registered at Hull H 660
1929 Owned by Eton Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull
28.06.1929 Renamed "CHILTERN"
1930 Owned by W. R. Willey & Sons, Hull (W. B. Wiley Jnr manager)
1936 Fishing from Fleetwood, Deckhand George Cook fell overboard and drowned at Rockall fishing grounds
1938 Owned by H. Elliot & Sons, Fleetwood (H. Elliott & Sons Trawlers Ltd managers ).
1940 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co & Ice Co Ltd,   Fleetwood   (Basil Arthur Parkes manager)
04.06.1940 Requisitioned as Auxiliary Patrol Trawler (P.No. 4.125). ) (Hire rate 94.10s.0d/month). (Went to St. Nazaire  in northern France, where she rescued women and children from the invading Nazis. "Chiltern" was the last British ship to leave the French port.)
30.05.1941 Shot down a twin-engined German bomber into the sea off the West Country.
09.1941 Converted to minesweeper
1945 Returned to Owners
1945 Owned by Planet Fishing Co Ltd,   Granton Edinburgh    (Edwin Walker & Sons managers)
28.10.1945 Laid up at Granton  had engine-room filled with water owing to leakage.
1945 Hull registry closed.
1945 Registered at Granton GN 25
26.01.1950 Picked up crew of S.T. "Kuvera" GN 39 which had sprung a leak and foundered 110miles NE of Buchan Ness
1952 Owned by Medway Yacht Basin Ltd, Borstal Rochester  ( R. W. Pearson manager )
1954 Sold as scrap