Navarre GY 551

Navarre Built 1918 Bow McLachlan & Co Paisley Built as Castle Class Trawler John Davis for the Admiralty
11/1920 Surveyed at Wivenhoe 
1922 The vessel was sold to Sold to Soc. Anon Armement Ostendais Ostend Belgium renamed Cesar De Paepe
Belgium Call sign MCKL 
07/1924 Surveyed at Antwerp
12/1938 Acquired by Consolidated Fisheries registered to subsidiary Rhondda Steam Fishing renamed Navarre 
02/09/1939 Navarre aground 3 to 5 miles south of Duncansby Head 
A strong southerly wind was blowing and thick fog it was dark which hampered the search, two Grimsby trawlers the Beaumaris Castle and Straphan had tried unsuccessfully to pull her off from below the high cliffs of Skirza Head
Acting Cox Thain took the lifeboat alongside and took off 9 men the remaining 2 were rescued by breeches buoy by the Cliff Rescue Team

Her Details are

  • Official Number 145096
  • Yard Number 362 
  • GT 276 NT 105 
  • Dimensions 125.7 x 23.4 x 12.8 
  • Quarter deck 72 Foc’sle 17
  • Engines Triple expansion, 12½, 21, 35 x 26 in 83 NHP by Fraser & Chalmers Erith  

02/09/1939 Navarre aground 3 to 5 miles south of Duncansby Head