Grand Fleet  LH 216

Built 1918   Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby as "James McDonald"
Yard No 887
Owner at New Admiralty (Ad. No 4244)
ID no 139350
Launch Date 20.12.1918
Completed 09.09.1919 as a fishing vessel.
Gross Tons 324
Nett Tons 148
Engine 87 hp T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Length 138.3ft
Breadth 23.7ft
Depth 12.7ft
1919 Sold to the Mercantile.
1919 Owned by Jutland Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (E. Cargill, manager).
16.09.1919 Registered at Hull H 80.
29.05.1920 Owned by Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull (E. Cargill, manager).
20.10.1919 Renamed “GRAND FLEET”.
30.03.1929 Owned by Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
05.04.1929 Hull registry closed.
06.04.1929 Registered at Grimsby GY 44. (fitted for lining to pursue the Greenland Halibut fishery).
06.04.1929 Herbert George Crampin appointed manager
03.1938 Owned by C. R. Mauritzen, Newbridge, Midlothian.
28.04.1938 Transferred to the Danish Flag
05.10.1938 Arrived back at her home port of Leith following an eleven day steam through bad weather from Spitsbergen (Fished the Arctic waters throughout the summer season) with a hold full of salt fish.
21.10.1938 Registered at Leith LH 216.
29.03.1939 Renamed “BARBARA ROBERTSON”.
26.08.1939 Leith registry closed.
08.1939 Armed trawler under T124 Articles fitted with 12pdr gun.
08.09.1939 Registered at Fleetwood FD 50.
17.09.1939 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes manager).
09.12.1939 Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Skipper A. E. Hall); eighteen crew. In convoy with S.T. “Adam” FD 65, “Chiltern” H 660 and  S.T. Force  FD 100
12.1939 In Seydia Fjord Gunner Goodison put ashore ill.
28.12.1939 Homeward to Hull from Icelandic grounds. At about 2.10 am when 35 miles NW of the Butt of Lewis on a S by E heading, shelled by U-boat (U.30); abandoned vessel in boat but one man left behind (George Edward Clark). Trawler sunk by gunfire in position 58.54N 6.30W and after 14 hours in boat, sixteen survivors picked up by HMS “Isis” (D87); one man killed.
13.01.1940 Fleetwood registry closed.