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Name: MATTHEW FLYNN
Type: Trawler
Launched: 17/10/1917
Completed: 23/02/1918
Builder: Hepple & Co Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 645
Dimensions: 276grt, 108nrt, 125.6 x 23.4 x 12.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (12.5, 21 & 35 x 26ins), 61rhp
Engines by: Belliss & Morcom Ltd, Birmingham
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1920: 143943)
History:
23/02/1918 Admiralty
24/08/1920 Registered at London
1922 M Francois (Altazin Frères, manager), Boulogne; renamed AMIRAL MARQUER
04/1930 Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood; renamed DAILY HERALD
1935 Thomas L Devlin & Sons, Granton; renamed COMMILES
1942 Mrs Elizabeth D Breen, Edinburgh
11/1946 Shire Trawlers Ltd, London; registered at Grimsby
12/1947 J Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood
06/1949 Anglo-Australian Fisheries (Pty) Ltd, Perth, Western Australia
1953 Sank
Comments: A Castle Class Naval Trawler, armed with 1 x 12pdr gun
1930: Allocated fishing registration number FD101
1935: Allocated fishing registration number GN34
31/08/1939: Requisitioned as a minesweeper
10/1945: Returned to owner
1946: Allocated fishing registration number GY390
1948: Allocated fishing registration number FD285
1953: Sold to the Royal Australian Navy and sunk as a target


Above photo as DAILY HERALD courtesy of Photoship