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BAYFLOWER H487
Built
1933
Cochranes Selby
Off Number
163140
Length Ft
150.5
Tons Gross
396
Yard Number
1111
Breadth Ft
25.6
Tons Net
155
Launched
11 May 1933
Draught
11.5
Hp
99 HP
Registered
08 July 1933
Engine Builder
Amos & Smith Hull
Knots
11 K
  BAYFLOWER H487 Owners Yorkshire Steam Fishing Co Ltd
      21 June 1937 vessel stranded near Noss Head , Wick she was re-floated and repaired then Sold Grimsby
  BAYFLOWER GY 19 Owners Feb 1939 Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby
Renamed SAON GY 19 Owners May 1939 Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby
  HMT SAON FY159 Owners 1939- 1945 Admiralty Service ( Anti-Submarine )
  SAON GY139 Owners Jan 1946 Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull
    Owners Nov 1946 Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby
       
Fate : Scrapped Aug 1958
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Sept 1939
FY159
Anti - Submarine
1940 Purchased
FY159
Anti - Submarine
Sold 1945
Dover
23 Oct 1939 Attacked the German Submarine U-16 forcing her to run onto the Goodwin Sands where she became a total loss
On June 2nd 1940 nearing the last day of the Dunkirk withdrawal Arctic Pioneer heared the distress signal from the trawler Blackburn Rovers in thick fog but she could not assist. Blackburn Rovers another asdic trawler was leading the Hull trawler Westella and the trawler Saon on patrol of the channel, Blackburn Rovers picked up a asdic sounding which it believed to be a U boat. On going to investigate Blackburn Rovers entered a British minefield and subsequently exploded, her depth charges also exploding. The trawler Westella had also followed Blackburn Rovers into the minefield and as she was picking up the survivors from Blackburn Rovers she also hit a mine blowing off her bow.The trawler Saon picked up survivors from both the Westella and the Blackburn Rovers.
 

 

Mar 1938

Severe Gales had lashed the Hull fishing fleet and many homeward bound trawlers from the Norwegian Coast and White Sea, had to hove to in the ferocious seas. The Hull Trawler Lady Lavinia was missing after not arriving as expected for the market on Tues 8th March. One skipper arriving back in Hull stated that it was the worst weather this winter he had witnessed in 27 years at sea, having been through two cyclones on his last trip to Iceland. With reports of a hurricane of the North Cape, The Hull trawler Cape Nyemetzki arrived at St Andrews Dock from Andanaes with the wheelhouse windows smashed, ventilator buckled, pole compass cover broken, and the galley stove pipes patched up, due to the severe battering she received by the pounding waves. The Bayflower had her ventilator flattened like a pancake, the wheelhouse windows of the Westella had to be boarded up, and the Armana had her steam steering gear put out of action.

 

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
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OLIVER
JAMES . J
30
BAYFLOWER H487
Sparehand
05 Dec 1936
Lost overboard
. . . 746 Hessle Road Hull . . . .
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THORDASSON JOHN . BAYFLOWER H487 . Skipper 1937 .
THORDASSON - JOHN ( Skipper ) The enquiry for the grounding of the Bayflower on June 21 1937 found the grounding Caused by wrongful act and default of skipper in neglecting to take sufficient soundings and continuing to steam full speed in dense fog. Skipper's cert suspended only 3 months having in mind the good conduct of the skipper after the stranding in getting the vessel off the rocks, by his own efforts and getting her into Aberdeen under her own steam. Solicitor pleaded for mate's cert as he had 9 in the family to support, including six children. Court denied
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MASON FRANCIS . BAYFLOWER H487 . Third Hand Jul - Dec 1937 .
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