At Milford Haven as Sir John Lister LO 209

Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stevenson

               Esther Johnston GN 50                  

Built 1919    John Duthie, Torry Shipbuilding Co Ltd,  Aberdeen as  "Peter Killen" (Steel)
   
Yard No 449
   
Owner at New Admiralty   (Ad No 4207)
   
ID no 139806
   
Launch Date 12.1918
   
Completed 31.03.1919 completed as a fishing vessel
   
Gross Tons 276
   
Nett Tons 109
   
Engine 87 hp    T.3-cyl by Bellis & Morcom Ltd,  Birmingham
   
Length 125.6ft
   
Breadth 23.6ft
   
Depth 12.7ft
   
Owners  
04.1919 Sold to the Mercantile
11.04.1919 Owned by Andrew Hardie, Aberdeen (Horace Edward Stroud manager)
11.04.1919 Registered at Aberdeen A.149
05.03.1920 Owned by Herbert Ford, Birmingham (John M. Jones, Plymouth manager).
31.03.1920 Aberdeen registry closed.
04.1920 Registered at Plymouth PH 140.
1921 Fishing out of  Fleetwood
02.1922 Owned by Killen Steam Fishing Co Ltd,  Fleetwood (Jules H. Nierinck manager)
03.1922 Plymouth registry closed.
24.03.1922 Registered at Fleetwood FD 406.
1924 Owned by R Maubaillarcq & Cie, La Rochelle France.
11.04.1924 Fleetwood registry closed
1924 Renamed "CRAONNE BEAURIEUX".
1924 Registered at La Rochelle LR 3739
09.1933 Owned by Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd Trawlers Ltd, Hull (Hudson Brothers Trawlers managers)
09.1933 La Rochelle registry closed.
26.09.1933 Renamed "SIR JOHN LISTER".
26.09.1933 Registered at Hull H 509
1937 Owned by Iago Steam trawling Co Ltd, London & Fleetwood  (Edward D. W. Lawford manager) 
29.03.1938 Hull registry closed.
30.03.1938 Registered at London LO 209.
01.09.1939 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (P.No.FY.622) (Hire rate 87.16s.3d/month)
11.08.1945 Returned to owners
01.1946 Owned by United Trawlers,  Milford Haven (Henry James Horwood manager)
11.1947 Owned by William Johnston, Newhaven Edinburgh.
01.1948 London registry closed.
01.1948 Renamed "ESTHER JOHNSTON".
01.1948 Registered at Granton GN 50
1954 Owned by William Johnston & Co (Newhaven) Ltd, Newhaven, Edinburgh (Adam W. Wood manager)
04.1957 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co) for 6150.
15.04.1957 Arrived at Charlestown Fife
15.04.1957 Scrapped by Shipbreaking Industries Ltd at Charlestown  Fife