M.T. Dauntless Star – LT371

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham


Official Number: 166709
Yard Number: 1331
Completed: 1948
Gross Tonnage: 133
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 96.8 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 9.5 ft
Engine: 6-cyl 350bhp oil engine by Crossley Bros Ltd, Openshaw. Manchester (built1942)


16.9.1947: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1331) for Star Drift Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft as DAUNTLESS STAR.
07.01.1948: Registered at Lowestoft (LT371).
2.2.1948: Completed (Frederick E. Catchpole, manager).
4.2.1948: Arrived Lowestoft from builders.
9.11.1949: Prunier Trophy winner. At Lowestoft (Sk. Arthur Keable) landed 2671/4 crans of herring grossed £905.
30.8.1951: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
1951: Sold to Booth Fisheries Canadian Co Ltd, Winnipeg, Man (Hector Melhuish, manager). Re-engined with 6-cyl 375bhp Crossley (built 1942).
28.02.1952: Registered at Halifax, NS (‘H’ 43).
9.5.1951: Lowestoft registry cancelled.
1954: Registered at Halifax as as RED DIAMOND IV (‘H’43).
1960: Converted to cargo (refrigerated). Halifax registry closed. Registered at Panama.
1985: Vessel removed from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping “Continued existence in doubt”.

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M.T. Dauntless Star LT371

M.T. Dauntless Star LT371
Picture courtesy of Ashley Gardiner

M.T. Red Diamond IV 'H'43

M.T. Red Diamond IV ‘H’43
Picture courtesy of Roger Griffiths

17/11/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.