Gunner GY 434

Gunner Built 1927 Cochrane & Sons Selby for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co Grimsby
09/1927 Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd Grimsby
1928 Stranded near the Ness of Duncansby in Thick Fog but was Refloated at High Tide
12/1936 After sailing from Grimsby she had to put into Stromness with 7 of the crew suffering from Influenza
03/1937 She was arrested for Allegedly Fishing within Icelandic waters and taken to Reykjavik 
09/1939 Requisitioned as a minesweeper Based at Aberdeen Then onto Ardossan with M/S Group 37
03/1944 Fitted out for Dan layer duties and assigned to Operation Neptune (Normandy Landings)
05/1944 Assigned to 31st Minesweeping Flotilla in Force O as a Dan Layer at the Omaha Beach Landing
07/1945 Sold to The Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co
10/1945 Returned to Owners
05/1946 Sold to United Trawlers Ltd Harbour Walls Pier Road Milford Haven 
10/1954 Laid Up at Milford Haven
03/1954 Sold to Fleetwood Owners
1954 Sold to Van Heyghen Freres Ghent for Breaking up

Her Details are

  • Official Number 146905
  • Yard Number 996
  • Admiralty Number FY 568
  • Armament 1x12pdr 4 x 0.303″ LG (2×2)
  • Call Sign GSFW
  • GT 349 NT 151
  • Dimensions 140.4 x 25 x 13.3
  • Quarter deck 78 Foc’sle 22
  • Engines Triple expansion 13½, 24, 39 x 27in 103NHP by C D Holmes & Co Ltd Hull