As H384

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mark Stopper & Mike Thompson

Euclase  GN 51

Built 1931  Cook Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley  (Steel)
Yard No 565
Owner at New Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (John William Lown manager)
ID no 162245
Launch Date 30.05.1931
Completed 07.07.1931
Gross Tons 295
Nett Tons 131
Engine 89 hp   T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Length 129 ft
Breadth 24ft
Depth 12.9ft


07.07.1931 Registered at Hull H 384
12.02.1940 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (P.No.FY.1636) joined 7th Minesweeping group based at Lowestoft
15.09.1941 Shot down a Ju 88 bomber at No5 buoy off Lowestoft.
04.04.1946 Returned to Owners
1948 Owned by Lothian Trawling Co Ltd, Granton Edinburgh (Malcolm Smith, Aberdeen manager) (27769).
20.02.1948 Hull registry closed.
02.1948 Registered at Granton GN 51
22.09.1955 Wrecked in Freswick Bay 2 miles south of Duncansby Head Caithness in thick fog. Skipper Willie John Patterson & eleven crewmen rescued by  Wick Lifeboat.
26.09.1955 All salvage attempts abandoned.
  Stranded and crew being rescued
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Orkney Image Library