M.T. Maythorn – P57


Official Number: 182741
Yard Number: 653
Completed: 1940
Gross Tonnage: 452
Net Tonnage: 144
Length: 158′ 3″
Breadth: 27′ 3″
Depth: 14 ft
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: 850ihp T.3-cyl by CD Holmes Ltd, Hull
Speed: 12 kts


29 Nov 1939: Launched as HMS BLACKTHORN for the Admiralty.
07/04/1940: Completed as a Tree Class minesweeper (P.No. T.100). 1 x 12 pdr; 2 x 0.5″ AA; 4 x LG (2 x twin).
1947: Sold to Vospers Ltd, Portsmouth. Renamed MAYTHORN. Registered at Portsmouth (P57).
1947: Re-engined – 16 cyl, 850ihp Werkspoor N.V., Amsterdam.
1949: Milford Steam Trawlers, Docks, Milford.
1955: Sold to A/S Bergens Fiskenselskap, Per Chr. Rahrs, Bergen. Renamed KLAN.
1963: Sold to Olav Østervold P/R Lepsøy, reg. Bergen. Renamed JAN OVE
1971: Broken up in Norway.

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HMS Blackthorn

HMS Blackthorn
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M.T. Maythorn P57

M.T. Maythorn P57
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27/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.