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Renco GY 512

RENCO was built by Cook Welton & Gemmel in 09/06/1910 for Owners G F Sleight and registered 20/07/1910
Requisitioned 02/1915 as a minesweeper
Returned 1919
17/11/1933 She was sold to G F Sleight & R L Humphreys
29/11/1939 She was Requisitioned again by the Royal Navy as a minesweeper
23/01/1940 returned to Owners
17/05/1949 She was sold back to G F Sleights
15/10/1956 She went to Derwent Trawlers of Grimsby
Finally being sold to Bisco for for breaking being allocated to C W Dorkin & Co

Here is a typical Trip Log supplied by Bill Blow for the Renco
Sailed 01/09/1950
Steamed down to Whitby, shot in 32 fathoms.
Light about WxN (27 S – 22 B) 24 baskets for 1 hour.
Got 120 baskets for 24 hrs. Steamed in to Whitby “Col” had Bouy down in 35 S – 22 B.
We got 20 baskets 2 of Tur.
Steamed further down with Whitby in S to SxW and blue lights WxS drop buoy 32 fathoms 42 S – 29 B got 16 baskets 3 of flats
Landed 08/09/1950
Prime 8, Plaice 17, Sprags 226, Haddock 36, Ruff 10, Dogs 3, Codling 22
In Total 316 Kit £1050

Her Details are

  • Official Number 127862
  • Admiralty Number 1130
  • Armament 1 x 6PDR
  • 230 GT 105 NT
  • 112.0 x 22.3 x 11.7
  • Quarter Deck 59′ Foc’sle 18′
  • Engines by C D Holmes 63 NHP 10 knots

12/11/1956 She arrived at Gateshead for breaking up