ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SKOMER
Construction
STEEL
Type
ANTI-SUBMARINE & MINESWEEPER TRAWLER
Date
1943
Description
Yard Number: 173
Isles Class Trawler

Engine no. 250, boiler by Craig, Paisley.
Full power trial in Torry Dock, 21 October 1943.

1944 took part in 'Operation Neptune' the Normandy D-Day landings in June as an anti-submarine escort. Pennant number T381
1945 escorted a surrendered German minesweeper flotilla from Jersey to Plymouth. Returned to Jersey to escort convoys of Landing Craft -Tanks (LCTs) carrying German prisoners of war.

1946 Converted to wreck dispersal vessel.
1956 Converted to oil tank cleaning vessel.
1979 Sold to mercantile navy and renamed: LORRIMAR.
The vessel is currently (2002) in use in London as a harbour service vessel.
Shipbuilder
John Lewis and Sons
Shipowner
Admiralty
Dimensions
length 150' x breadth 27' 6" x depth 15'
381 tons

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