C_6160088

 

Previous name:
Subsequent name:                      SEAMILL

Official Number:                          169790                                                                                

Class:                                         Stores Lighter

Pennant No:

Laid down:
Builder:
Launched:                                  20 February 1943
Into Service:                              1943
Out of service:                            May 1980
Fate:                                         Sold out of service

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  Naval Stores harbour craft were usually allocated a number bearing the prefix C. This descended from the days when the Coaling Officer operated the fuelling craft and many of these craft were operated by the Naval Stores Department under the Director of Stores (Navy) C numbers were allocated to craft such as dumb barges, coal lighters, dumb coal lighters, self-propelled diesel lighters, self-propelled stores lighters, launches and tugs of which a number were registered as RFA’s and wore the ‘green stripe’ that indicated the Naval Stores Department

 

20 February 1943  launched by  Jas Pollock, Sons & Co Ltd, Faversham as Yard Nr 1805  named C616 for the Naval Stores Department

1943 completed

23 February 1947 put into Dover for shelter - sailed the next day

26 March 1952 at Stangate Creek, Sheerness alongside HMS PLYMN delivering Naval Stores

21 April 1952 at Stangate Creek, Sheerness alongside HMS PLYMN delivering Naval Stores

1 May 1952 at Chatham alongside HMS CAMPANIA delivering Naval Stores

2 May 1952 at Chatham a further visit alongside HMS CAMPANIA delivering Naval Stores

5 May 1952 at Chatham a further visit alongside HMS CAMPANIA delivering Naval Stores

8 May 1952 at Stangate Creek, Sheerness alongside HMS PLYNN delivering Naval Stores

30 May 1952 at Chatham a further visit alongside HMS CAMPANIA delivering Naval Stores

May 1953 diesel store lighter based at Chatham 

May 1980 purchased by Elliot Diving Co, Ardrossan and renamed SEAMILL

2017 offered for sale as a houseboat moored at Rochester, Kent

Seamill

Houseboat Seamill

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