As Coningsby FD 193

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James Johnston  GN 10

Built 1927     Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough  as "Suma"    (Steel)
Yard No 830
Owner at New Neale & West Ltd,  Cardiff (Morley H. Neale and Joseph S. Neale managers)
ID no 148291
Launch Date 03.02.1927
Completed 04.1927
Gross Tons 303
Nett Tons 114
Engine 70 hp    T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Length 130ft
Breadth 24ft
Depth 12.8ft
04.1927 Registered at Cardiff CF 19.
08.1939 Purchased by Royal Navy (£7750) and converted to minesweeper (P.No.FY.618) .
1939 Cardiff registry closed.
03.1946 Sold the Mercantile.
03.1946 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd,  Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes manager). 
06.1946 Renamed "CONINGSBY".
06.1946 Registered at Fleetwood FD 193.
1950 Owned by William  Johnston,  Newhaven Edinburgh. 
1951 Renamed "JAMES JOHNSTON".  
1951 Fleetwood registry closed.
1951 Registered at Granton GN 10.
Pre1954 Owned by William Johnston & Co (Newhaven) Ltd, Newhaven, Edinburgh (Adam W. Wood, Leith, manager)
1955 Sold as scrap to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Co)
09.1955 Scrapped by James A. White & Co Ltd at St. David's on Forth.