As HMT "Lovania" circa 1942

  Reproduced under IWM Non-Commercial Licence

Inchgarvie  GN 30

Built 1912  Cook Welton & Gemmell,  Beverley as "Ninus"  (Steel)
Yard No 240
Owner at New Roberts & Ruthven Ltd, Grimsby.
ID no 132131
Launch Date 06.03.1912
Completed 23.04.1912
Gross Tons 292
Nett Tons 124
Engine 80 hp T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Length 130ft
Breadth 23ft
Depth 12.4ft
23.04.1912 Registered at Grimsby  GY 700.
23.04.1912 Robert William Roberts appointed manager.
31.12.1912 Mortgaged by Roberts & Ruthven Ltd, Grimsby (A).
31.12.1912 Mortgagee: Walter William Butt, Grimsby (secure 2000 & interest @ 5.5%).
06.1915 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad.No.1536) with Hydrophones fitted and attached to the southern patrol based at Portland.
12.10.1916 Mortgage (A) discharged.
1919 Returned to Owners.
18.10.1927 Bill of Sale: Owned by Earls Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.  
19.10.1927 Sir Alec Black, Bart appointed manager.
31.10.1927 Renamed "LOVANIA".
12.06.1940 Requisitioned as a Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
10.12.1940 Bill of Sale: Owned by Sir Alec Black, Bart  Grimsby. 
12.12.1940 Sir Alec Black, Bart appointed manager.
1941 Converted to minesweeper (P.No.FY.942).
05.06.1942 Bill of Sale: Owned by J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd, London.   
11.06.1942 William Alfred Bennett, Grimsby appointed manager.
1945 Deployed on towing duties.
12.02.1946 Returned to Owners.
30.01.1947 Owned by Inch Fishing Co Ltd, Granton Edinburgh. 
15.02.1947 Robert Lyle appointed manager (c/o John S. Boyle Ltd Newhaven Edinburgh).
19.03.1947 Grimsby registry closed.
03.1947 Renamed "INCHGARVIE".
03.1947 Registered at Granton GN 30.
1953 Sold as scrap.
07.1953 Scrapped by Contieri Navali del Golfo, Genoa at La Spezia Italy.
  HMT "Lovania" Unknown