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Name: THOMAS DOWDING
Type: Naval Trawler
Launched: 16/11/1017
Completed: 1917
Builder: Charles Rennoldson & Co
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 191
Dimensions: 275grt, 113nrt, 125.3 x 23.4 x 12.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (12.5, 21 & 35 x 26ins), 61nhp
Engines by: Shields Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 146616
History:
1917 The Admiralty, London
1923 Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull
1923 Hendersonís Trawling Co Ltd (J Henderson), Hull: renamed LEONATO
1936 Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, North Shields; renamed BEN BHEULA; registered at Aberdeen
1942 J Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood
1946 Pegasus Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood
1953 Broken up
Comments: 08/1939: Requisitioned by The Admiralty as a minesweeper
10/1945: Returned to owners


Above photo copyright of Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust

Above photo as BEN BHEULA copyright of Peter Brady