Lord Sands as H 503

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Willimac Scotland

Lord Sands GN 3 

Built 1935      Deutsche Schiff n Mschb -A G Seebeck, Wesermunde Germany   as "Else Rykens "
Yard No 524
Owner at New Aberdeen  Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (George Massie manager)
ID no 162292
Launch Date 1938
Completed 07.1935
Gross Tons 266
Nett Tons 113
Engine 90 hp   C.2-cyl by Deutsche Schiff n Mschb -A G Seebeck, Wesermunde Germany (Turbine )
Length 127.6ft
Breadth 24.1ft
Depth 12.9ft
11.07.1935 Registered at Aberdeen A.314.
1938 Walter Rhind appointed manager.
12.1939 Requisitioned and converted to Anti Submarine Vessel (P.No.FY255) attached to 18th Anti Submarine Group. 
06.06.1941 Supplement To The London Gazette 6 June 1941
For coolness and skill when their ship was attacked by enemy aircraft on 21st March 1941

The Distinguished Service Cross

Lieutenant John Alexander Davidson, R.C.N.V.R HMT "Else Rykens"

The Distinguished Service Medal

Second Hand Arthur Leonard Freshney, LT/JX.205191 HMT "Else Rykens"
Seaman William John Patterson. LT/JX.174620 HMT "Else Rykens"

Mentioned in Dispatches

Skipper William Baxter Cowie, 2891W.S. RNR HMT "Else Rykens"
Seaman William John Collins England LT/JX.174428 HMT "Else Rykens"
Seaman Thomas Frederick Vincient Micheal Mitrchell LT/JX.200721 HMT "Else Rykens"
02.12.1942 Owned by Northern Trawlers Ltd, London. 
11.1945 Returned to Owners.
25.11.1946 Aberdeen registry closed.
29.11.1946 Registered at Grimsby GY 405
29.11.1946 William Alfred Bennett, Grimsby appointed manager.
12.12.1947 Bill of Sale: Owned by Lord Line Ltd, Hull.  
22.12.1947 Grimsby registry closed.
22.12.1947 Thomas William Boyd appointed manager.
22.12.1947 Grimsby registry closed.
12.1947 Renamed "LORD SANDS".
12.1947 Registered at Hull H 503.
1952 Owned by Granton Trawler Co Ltd, Granton Edinburgh (Carnie & Gibb managers).
1952 Hull registry closed.
1952 Registered at Granton GN 3.
05.04.1959 Fireman John Sutherland burnt on neck and arms while lighting the oil burner, taken ashore and rushed to the Western General Hospital.
1960 Owned by North Star Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen
10.1965 Sold as scrap to Northern Shipbreakers, Peterhead.
10.1965 Sold as scrap to James A. White at St David's on Forth.
04.11.1965 Scrapped by James A. White at St David's on Forth.