as HMT "Kate Lewis"

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Wright & Logan Collection (Dennis Allen Collection)

                Noreen Mary GN 17                      

Built 1916   Cochrane & Sons,  Selby as "Kate Lewis"   (Steel)
Yard No 710
Owner at New Richard Watson Lewis,  Aberdeen (owner/manager)
ID no 139783
Launch Date 05.02.1916
Completed 08.1916
Gross Tons 207
Nett Tons 77
Engine 80 hp    T.3-cyl by J. Abernethy & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Length 117.7ft
Breadth 22.2ft
Depth 12.3ft


08.1916 Sold to the Admiralty and converted to a minesweeper and later a minelayer (Ad.No.2975).
17.10.1916 Registered at Aberdeen  A.620.
28.01.1920 Aberdeen registry closed.
1920 Attached to HMS Vernon employed as a tender on mine laying trials later transferred to Mediterranean Station
02.1939 Sold to the Mercantile
02.1939 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood   (Basil Arthur Parkes  manager).
24.04.1939 Renamed "NOREEN MARY "     
24.04.1939 Registered at Fleetwood FD 4
08.1939 Owned by Carnie & Gibb,  Granton Edinburgh   (William Carnie Jnr, manager) 
25.08.1939 Fleetwood registry closed.
08.1939 Registered at Granton GN 17
08.1939 Fishing from Ayr, North Sea closed due to war.
05.07.1944 Attacked and sunk by submarine ( U247 ) gunfire while fishing 20 miles West of Cape Wrath. 6 dead, 2 Missing & 2 survivors, (George Pryde, 2nd Engineer, Edinburgh received  48 shrapnel wounds & deckhand  James MacAllister 14 shrapnel wounds) taken on board H. M. Trawler "Lady Madeleine" (P.No.FY.283) H 243.
  Those Dead & Missing
John Flockhart Skipper 54 275 Milton Road Portobello
Alex Barnet Mate 58 1 Jessfield Terrace Leith
Alex Mackenzie 2nd Fisherman 44 10 Hawthorn Terrace Cockenzie
William Jackson Chief Engineer 53  St Johns House Church Street Eyemouth
Wilfred Allen Deckhand 41 28 Auborough Street Scarborough
George Gordon Fireman 39 167 Forthview Wallyford Midlothian
Charles Lindsay Cook 52 68 Granton Crescent Edinburgh
James F Coats Apprentice 18  21 Lecket Hill Street Springburn Glasgow
  James MacAllister Adelphi Place Portobello Edinburgh was later awarded the British Empire Medal ( Civil Division ) for exceptional gallantry and fortitude, although wounded by shrapnel he stood 8 hours until rescued allowing his more seriously wounded shipmate more room to rest.