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LORD KNARESBOROUGH H646
Built
1918
Cochrane Selby
Off Number
145062
Length Ft
138.5 Ft
Tons Gross
312
Yard Number
843
Breadth Ft
23.7 Ft
Tons Net
130
Launched
06 08 1918
Draught
12.8
Hp
87HP
Registered
06 Aug 1918
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Knots
K
Previous Name RICHARD JEWELL - Mersey Class Owners 06 08 1918 Admiralty
  RICHARD JEWEL LO476 Owners 18 10 1920 Registered as a fishing vessel
    Owners 28 07 1922 London Register closed
    Owners 04 08 1922 Pickering & Haldanes Steam Fishing Co Ltd Hull John McCann & Edward Cartwright, managers
  LORD KNARESBOROUGH H646 Owners 21 08 1922 - Renamed
    Owners 31 10 1928 Joseph G Little Grimsby
    Owners 09 11 1928 Hull Register closed
  LORD KNARESBOROUGH GY488 Owners 10 11 1928 Registered Grimsby
  FAIRWAY GY488 Owners 03 12 1928 Renamed
    Owners 05 1929 Rinovia Fishing Co Grimsby  ( J G Little manager )
  HMT FAIRWAY Owners 29 05 1940 Admiralty Requisition at a Hire rate £93.12.0d per month
    Owners Jan 1942 J Marr & Sons Ltd Fleetwood sale price £9.250
  FAIRWAY H130 Owners 22 Jan 1942 Registered at Hull
    Owners Hendersons Trawling Co Hull
    Owners 02 07 1945 K Percival Trawlers Ltd Hull
    Owners Mar 1946 Returned to owner by Adniralty
    Owners 19 05 1947 Hendersons Trawling Co Ltd, Hull  - J. Marr & Son Ltd.
    Owners 07 02 1951 Fern Leaf Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
    . 18 04 1953 Hull register closed
  FAIRWAY FD 140 Owners 04 1953 Registered Fleetwood
    Sold for scrapping 1955 Van Heyghen Freres, Ghent
    . 04 10 1955 Fleetwood Register closed
Srapped Ghent 08 10 1955
Admiralty
Pennant No
Role
Returned
1918
3836
1922 Sold
1- 6pdr Ha
29 05 1940
FY1551
APV / Minesweeper
March 1946
May 1944 6th Minnesweeping Flotilla as a Dan Layer

 

Fact File

RICHARD JEWEL - The vessels built for the Admiralty were given the names of the fallen men from the battle of Trafalgar, the RICHARD JEWEL was one such named vessel.

 

THRILLING RESCUE IN THE NORTH SEA

GALLANT TRAWLERMEN

On Dec 21 1924 While 60 miles from the Faroe Islands, The Norwegian vessel VARD - Captain Bjorndahl, 1050 tons whilst struggling against a heavy gale had her plates on the starboard side stove in by the heavy seas, The Vard was on route from Blyth to Reykjavik Iceland with a cargo of coal. The incomming water was first discovered under the stokehold floor and both steam and hand pumps were employed, throughout the night but the starboard side continued to settle lower in the water, during this time rockets were sent off at intervals and at around 8am after ordering the crew to the lifeboats boats the vessels sent off further distress signals, due to the heavy starboard list only the port side lifeboats could be launched. The Hull Trawler Lord Knaresborough H646 despite the fog saw and answered the flares arriving at the Vard as the crew were manning the second boat. In the giant seas a steam whistle was heared by the Vard`s crew and the masthead light of the small vessel could be distiguished, in the giant waves.  The Lookout on the Lord Knaresborough had seen a rocket burst and immediately informed the skipper who was below, as they steamed to the vessel, preparations were made to lower their boat. On Arrival at the Vard`s location they spotted the lifeboat with the 8 men in and quickly got them aboard. The Trawlers Mate and a spare hand quickly got into the empty boat and headed to the sinking vessel, rescuing the Captain and six further crewmen who had remained aboard. After rescuing all the crew from the Vard the Lord Knaresborough watched the Vard as she was swept with a wall like sea and sank head first in less than an hour, all crew from the Vard were landed at Hull on the 22 Dec.  On the 21 08 1926 King of Norway presents to Hull Crew for Gallantry at sea.

 

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Christian
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FROST J . LORD KNARESBOROUGH H646 . Skipper Dec 1925 Honour Board
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