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Cancer GY 918

Cancer built 09/12/1915 Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd Goole for Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Grimsby
08/1916 Requisitioned as a minesweeper 
1919 Returned to owners
08/1921 Sold to the Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby 
09/1929 Bought by owners in Leith 
02/1936 Sold to owners in Granton who renamed her Invertay Registered as GN 49
Bought by G. R. Cook Edinburgh
08/1940 Requisitioned as a minesweeper 
06/1946 Sold to owners in St. Anne’s 
07/1946 Returned to owners 
09/1950 Bought by Sir Thomas Robinson & Son Grimsby 
10/03/1961 Lost in thick fog following a collision with the Franz Schau 190 miles off the Humber at 1.20am
The trawler sank almost immediately but her 10-man crew managed to abandon ship before the Invertay went down 
The Franz Schau mounted an immediate search for the crew and fears grew for their safety when they couldn’t be found, However a second German trawler the Grundmann then radioed in to say she had found the Invertay’s crew and they were safely aboard 
The men including the Invertay’s skipper Mr A. Osborne were transferred to the brand new Bannister trawler Saxon Progress which was on her maiden voyage and landed them back in Grimsby the following day


Her details are 

  • Official Number 138971
  • Yard Number 176
  • Admiralty Number FY 2957 FY 1748
  • Armament 1-6pdr
  • GT 230 NT 107
  • Quarter deck 67
  • Dimensions 120.2 x 22 x 12.1
  • Engines 76 HP

Lost 10/03/1961