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Name: WILLIAM LEEK
Type: Naval Trawler
Launched: 08/1918
Completed: 10/10/1918
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 310
Dimensions: 276grt, 123nrt, 125.5 x 23.5 x 12.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (12.5, 21 & 35 x 26ins), 62rhp
Engines by: JP Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 144432
History:
10/10/1918 The Admiralty, London
1920 Registered at London
11/05/1920 F & T Ross Ltd, Hull
11/05/1920 East Riding Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull
14/08/1920 Registered at Hull
23/11/1920 Renamed CAVENDISH
08/11/1923 Kingston Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Hull
23/11/1923 Renamed HIDDENITE
06/1928 J Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood
21/05/1929 Renamed HILDINA
24/04/1946 Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood; renamed AIGRET
17/03/1956 Broken up
Comments: 09/06/1918: Completed as an escort, armed with 1 x 12pdr gun
11/05/1920: Allocated fishing registration number H226 at Hull
28/06/1928: Allocated fishing registration number FD180 at Fleetwood
27/08/1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper
23/04/1946: Returned to owners
17/03/1956: Arrived for breaking up at Boom, Belgium


Above photos as HILDINA courtesy of Fleetwood Maritime Research