As Scomber FD 98

Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Clarkson & The Bosuns Watch website

                   Inchture GN 44                      

Built 1914    Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby as "Scomber"  (Steel)
Yard No 615
Owner at New Mount Steam Fishing Co Ltd,  Fleetwood   (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager)
ID no 136898
Launch Date 06.10.1914
Completed 12.1914
Gross Tons 321
Nett Tons 127
Engine 89 hp    T.3-cyl by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Length 130.3ft
Breadth 24ft
Depth 13.1ft
03.12.1914 Registered at Fleetwood FD 98
12.1914 Requisitioned from builders and converted to minesweeper (Ad.No.445) based on the Humber.
1919 Returned to Owners  (Sir George E. J. Moody, Grimsby manager)
10.10.1923 Ran aground on rocks at Crowlin Islands in the Sound of Raasay Skye Inner Hebrides. All crewmen took to the small boat and were rescued by MacBrayne's S.S. "Plover" (208g/1904) on passage from Harris. Skipper & four crewmen remained on Crowlin Island to stand by the vessel.
11.10.1923 Insurance Surveyor attended in steam drifter "Flower o' Moray" INS 584 (84grt/1908) and found water in engine room, fish hold and fore hold.
12.10.1923 Carried out external examination; no serious damage found.
22.10.1923 After heaving on stern anchors and with  "Flower o' Moray" towing astern refloated and berthed at Kyle of Lochalsh.
26.10.1923 Sailed for Fleetwood, via Oban to rectify boiler tube leaks.
28.10.1923 Arrived Fleetwood. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
07.03.1926 Sank while fishing 3 miles W by N of the Lune Deeps Buoy, Irish Sea.. Raised, repaired and returned to service pre 1927
193? W. M. Kelly appointed manager.
06.05.1940 Requisitioned and converted to Boom Defence Vessel (P.No.Z.183)(Hire rate 85.12.0d/month).
1940 Fleetwood registry closed.
23.11.1943 Compulsorily purchased by the Ministry of War Transport.
23.05.1944 Assigned to Operation Neptune - Normandy landings.
05.06.1944 Sailed  Solent for Mulberry B with Convoy ETC27W.
03.07.1944 Operation Neptune ended; based on the Humber (J. Gibson-Johnston & Co Hull, agents).
02.1947 Sold to the Mercantile.
02.1947 Owned by Inch Fishing Co Ltd, Granton Edinburgh.  
02.1947 Renamed "INCHTURE".
02.1947 Registered at Granton GN 44.
09.02.1948 Skipper Norman Lyle towed disabled S.T. "Inchmickery" GN 29  200 miles to Aberdeen through severe gale.
10.1953 Scrapped by Contieri Navali del Golfo, Genoa at La Spezia Italy.