Ceylonite GY 170

Ceylonite Built 07/07/1917 Cook Welton & Gemmell Hull for The Admiralty as Non-Standard Castle Class trawler Thomas Buckley
Originally ordered by the Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull but purchased by the Admiralty whilst the vessel was still on the stocks
28/05/1919 Loaned to the United States for minesweeping duties in the North Sea 
03/10/1919 Returned to owners 
1919 Registered by the Admiralty as a trawler LO 276
1922 Sold to the Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd Hull renamed Ceylonite registered as H 724 
29/01/1930 Bought by the Taylor Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby registered as GY 170
1939 Sold to the St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby
09/04/1940 Requisitioned as a minesweeper
22/05/1946 Returned to owners 
1947 Bought by Joe Croan Newhaven Edingburgh registered as LH246 

Her Details are

  • Official Number 144317 in 1919 
  • Yard Number 340P 
  • Admiralty Number FY 3607 FY 1853
  • GT 173 NT 72 
  • Dimensions 114.4 x 20.9 x 10.7 
  • Engines Amos & Smith 480 IHP 10½ knots 

Scrapped at Charlestown on the 14/06/1960