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El Capitan GY 450

El Capitan Built 1937 Cook Welton & Gemmell Beverley for Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby 1938 Sold to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby renamed Wellard  08/1939 Bought by the Admiralty as an anti-submarine trawler No FY.137  25/02/1942 Loaned to the United States Navy RN crewed for North Atlantic anti-submarine work  10/1942 Returned to owners 
07/1946 Sold back to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby registered as GY 300  The vessel was managed by the Hull Ice Co Ltd Hull 
11/1946 Transferred back to her owners at Grimsby  1961 Sold for scrap to Van Heyghen Freres Belgium 


Her Details are

  • Official Number 164429 
  • Yard Number 626 
  • GT 514 NT 280 
  • Dimensions 173 x 28.6 x 14.6 
  • Quarter deck 89 Foc’sle 37 
  • Engines Amos & Smith 135 NHP 12.8 knots 

Arrived at Ghent 31/08/1961 for breaking up