Biota

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Cicero
Vessel Type: 
Trawler
Official Number: 
146439
GRT: 
97
Draught For'd: 
6' 0"
Draught Aft: 
9' 0"
Year Built: 
1922
Arrival Date: 
18/02/1948
Breakup Started: 
20/02/1948
Date First Beaching: 
25/02/1948
Breakup Completed: 
09/03/1948
Original Builder: 
Cochrane & Sons of Selby, Yorkshire
Original Yard No.: 
762
Name Changes: 

 
September 1921 :  Trawler/Drifter launched as BIOTA for John McCann of Hull. (Pickering & Haldane's Steam Trawling Company Ltd., Hull)
 
23-01-1922  :  Vessel completed.
 
21-02-1922  :  Transferred to Pickering & Haldane's Steam Trawling Company Limited (Managers John McCann and Edward Cartwright)  and registered at Hull  -  H 425.
 
March 1925  :  Sold to Soc. Anon. Armement Ostendais of Ostend. 
 
26-03-1925  :  Hull registration closed, Ostend registration taken out (O 234) and vessel renamed Paul Pastur
 
06-02-1936  :  Vessel registered at Lowestoft (LT 141) and renamed Cicero
 
 
 

Other Information: 

 
NRT  :  35 tons
GRT  :  97 tons
 
Dimensions  :  85.2 feet  x  19.1 feet  x  9.0 feet
 
Engine   :  Compound 2-Cylinder manufactured by the International Engine Works, Amherst, Nova Scotia.
Boilers   :  Manufactured by the International Engine Works, Amherst, Nova Scotia.
 
( All machinery installed was new in 1917 and is ex-Canadian wooden Amiralty Drifter - Reg. No. CD.24 )
 
03-04-1925  :  Vessel arrived at Ostend in company with Fernand Hardyns - Reg. No. O - 235
 
14-06-1930  :  Vessel laid up
 
06-02-1936  :  Vessel sold to the Jubilee Fishing Company Limited of Lowestoft  (A.S. Ling - Manager)
 
13-07-1936  :  Vessel registered at Lowestoft (LT 141) and renamed CICERO
 
1937 - 1941 :  Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood - Lowestoft Fish Selling Company - Managing Agents.
 
12-11-1941  :  Sold to Berry's (Stranraer) Limited, Stranraer  ( Manager - James Berry )
 
03-12-1941  :  Lowestoft registry closed - "no longer used for fishing"
 
15-08-1943  :  Vessel requisitioned for War Service with Ministry of Air Production - Manager Berry's of Stranraer
 
1945  :  Vessel returned to Owner
 
1948  :  Vessel sold for breaking up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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