As "Daily Herald" FD 101

Reproduced with acknowledgement to The FHMT &  Bosuns Watch websites

                         Commiles GN 34                      

Built 1918  Hepple & Co Ltd,  South Shields as "Matthew Flynn"  (Steel)
Yard No 645
Owner at New Admiralty    (Ad No 3745)
ID no 143943
Launch Date 17.10.1917
Completed 23.02.1918
Gross Tons 263.5
Nett Tons 105.7
Engine 61 hp     T.3-cyl by Bellis & Morcom Ltd,  Birmingham
Length 125.6ft
Breadth 23.4ft
Depth 12.6ft


24.08.1920 Registered at London LO 435.
1922 Sold to the Mercantile.
1922 Owned by M. Francois, Boulogne France (Altazan Freres, and later Victor Fourny manager).
08.02.1922 London registry closed.
1922 Registered at Boulogne.
1922 Renamed "ADMIRAL MARQUER".
04.1930 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing& Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Fred Parkes manager).
04.1930 Boulogne registry closed.
17.05.1930 Renamed  "DAILY HERALD". 
17.05.1930 Registered at Fleetwood FD 101.
1935 Owned by Thomas L. Devlin & Sons, Granton Edinburgh (Thomas L. Devlin Jnr manager).
05.10.1935 Fleetwood registry closed.
10.1935 Renamed  "COMMILES".
10.1935 Registered at Granton GN 34.
31.08.1939 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (P.No FY636).
1942 Owned by Mrs Elizabeth D. Breen, Edinburgh (Thomas L. Devlin Jnr manager) .
10.1945 Returned to Owners.
22.12.1945 Ran aground Dyra Fjord Iceland later refloated and returned to service.
11.1946 Owned by Shire Trawlers Ltd,  Grimsby  (William Alfred Bennett manager).
11.1946 Granton registry closed.
26.11.1946 Registered at Grimsby GY 390.
16.12.1947 Bill of Sale (12,500): Owned by J. Marr & Sons Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edward Marr manager).
03.11.1948 Grimsby registry closed.
11.1948 Registered at Fleetwood FD 285.
12.1948 Ran aground on rocks South of the pier in the Kyles of Lochalsh during a blizzard. Two crew rescued by Breeches Buoy, the rest taken of by a naval launch from HMS "Flamborough Head". Later refloated and returned to service.
08.06.1949 Owned by  Anglo-Australian Fisheries (Pty) & Anglo Australian Trawlers (Pty) Ltd, Perth, Western Australia (Ian L. McNicol manager)(15000) sailed under own power for Fremantle.
16.07.1949 Sailed Fleetwood for Fremantle Western Australia.
16.09.1949 Arrived in Fremantle.
15.05.1953 Sunk as target practice by the Royal Australian Navy off Rottenest Island, south of Perth, purposely to create a fish barrier.