S.D. Fume – LT524

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm and Barry Banham


Admiralty Number: 4163
Official Number: 13999
Yard Number: 97
Gross Tonnage: 95.67g
Net Tonnage: 41 98.6
LOA: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Built: Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad
Engine: 270ihp T.3-cyl by Yeaman & Baggesen, Dundee


1918: Launched by Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad (Yd.No.97) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as FUME (Ad.No.4163).
4.6.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
1919: Sold to Victory Fishing Co Ltd, Norwich.
25.9.1919: Registered at Lowestoft (Part I & Part IV) as FUME O.N.139990 (LT524). Arthur William Harvey, Kessingland designated manager.
1.6.1921: Sold to The Vigilant Fishing Co Ltd, Norwich. George Frederick Spashett designated manager.
30.6.1927: Owner relocated Lowestoft.
14.10.1929: At Lowestoft landed 160 cran of herring.
2.1930: Seasonal white fish lining out of Fleetwood.
13.3.1930: Sold to Cdr. J. E. Capstickdale RANR representing Raphaël Fishing Co Ltd, Port Louis, Mauritius.
24.3.1930: Commenced fitting out for new fishing venture in East African/Indian Ocean waters.
29.3.1930: Lowestoft registry closed. Registered at Port Louis. Cdr. J. E. Capstickdale RANR designated manager.
18.4.1930: Completed BoT surveys.
21.4.1930: Sailed Fleetwood for machinery trial and compass adjustments.
22.4.1930: On the morning tide, sailed Fleetwood for Port Louis. Mauritius (Cdr J. E. Capstickdale RANR); ten crew all told *.
23.4.1930: Called Penzance for medical attention and took on more bunker coal. Subsequently called Las Palmas, Sierra Leone, Lobito, Cape Town, Durban.
4.7.1930: Arrived Port Louis. To fish the Soyha Da Main, Nazareth and St Brandon banks, some 300 miles north of Mauritius.
2.1931: Sk. William Ellis returned to Fleetwood.
1934: Port Louis registry closed. Registered at St. Pierre, Reunion as SAINT PIERRE.

* Crew on sailing Fleetwood: Cdr. J. E. Capstickdale RANR; Capt. W. B. Wilkinson RD RANVR, Mate; Sk. W. Ellis, Fishing Master; W. Paul, Ch.
Eng; S. Smith, 2nd Eng; R. Castel and A. Hakim, ABs; W. Hosent and S. Shrewe, Firemen/Seamen; W. Vernon, Cook.

28/02/2021: Page published.
10/03/2021: Updated history.

S.T. Lindum – GY619

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Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Official Number: 109849
Yard Number: 599
Completed: 1899
Gross Tonnage: 155.55
Net Tonnage: 58
Length: 106.0 ft
Breadth: 20.7 ft
Depth: 10.9 ft
Built: Edwards Brothers, North Shields
Engine: T.3-cyl by Baird & Barnsley, North Shields
Boiler: J. T. Eltringham & Co, South Shields.


14.12.1898: Launched by Edwards Brothers, North Shields (Yd.No.599) for The Excalibur Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as SIR GALAHAD.
2.1899: Completed.
6.2.1899: Registered at Grimsby (GY1043). Henry Smethurst designated manager.
3.1909: Sold to C. M. Evensen, Hull.
4.3.1909: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Tórshavn, Faroe Islands as FINSEN (TN??) to enable vessel to fish in restricted British waters.
3.1911. Sold to Alick Black, Grimsby.
9.3.1911: Registered at Grimsby as LINDUM (GY619). Alick Black designated managing owner. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
3.1913: Sold to Walter H. Beeley & others, Grimsby. Walter H. Beeley designated managing owner.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 61.26 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
24.7.1915: Fishing some 53 miles E off Spurn in company (Sk. George Staples). At 11.00am witnessed steam trawler PERSEUS (GY 445) (Sk. John Constantine) some four miles away, lifted clear of the water by explosion having struck a mine. Hauled gear and with steam trawler VENTNOR (GY293) arrived on scene. Both vessels launched their boats to search amongst the wreckage. The body of the skipper, who was apparently still alive when he entered the water but died shortly after, was recovered by the LINDUM along with that of the mate, William Edward Picket. The PERSEUS picked up the body of deckhand George Christopher Monkton and he was transferred to the LINDUM.
25.7.1915: Arrived Grimsby and bodies landed. *
11.1915: Sold to Isaac Bennett & others, Grimsby. Isaac Bennett designated managing owner.
8.1916: Sold to Alfred Stringer, William Stringer, Walter Stringer, Herbert Stringer and Harold Stringer (64/64 joint owners), Boston.
14.8.1916: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Boston (BN61). Alfred Stringer designated manager.
26 9.1916: Sailed Boston for North Sea grounds off Flamborough Head (Sk. Charlie Baker); nine hands all told.
3.10.1916: At about 6.00am. moved to fish the Scarborough grounds fishing en route. At 4.20pm hauled the trawl and position estimated as ENE off Scarborough, distance about 11 miles. Secured trawl gear and at 4.40 pm set course south, to clear Flamborough Head 4 miles. At full speed making about 8 knots in hazy weather, but clear to see 3 to 4 miles, sea smooth, no wind. Several trawlers passed northwards some inshore, the skipper hailed one, PETREL (GY609), and asked what distance he had run but could not hear the reply. The skipper left the wheelhouse at 5.50pm. after relief by the third hand Ernest Wharman, told to steer south he had with him a deck hand, keeping lookout through the starboard bridge windows. At 6.40pm, he was relieved by the second hand, Charles Henry Burman, and a deck hand, Thomas Reader. At 6.55pm. a large black buoy was sighted on the starboard beam and passed at a distance of about two ships lengths. Wharman left the bridge and reported to the skipper who told him to proceed on a southerly course. At about 7.15pm. the look out asked what the black mass ahead was, the second hand looked through the glasses and seeing that it was land, immediately rang full astern, but before the engine room could obey the vessel struck the rocks heavily. The skipper came on the bridge, the engine was stopped and pumps started, but the vessel was making water so fast that the pumps could not cope. The water found its way into the engine room and the fires were put out. Settling by the stern and also taking on a heavy list there was likelihood of capsize. The order was given to launch the boat and at about 7.40pm. the whole crew abandoned the vessel in the boat. The trawler had stranded at Thornwick Bay at the extremity of the headland known as Thornwick Nab to the N of Flamborough Head and with a sea breaking heavily against the rocks through a ground swell, it was too dangerous to try to land. The boat therefore headed seawards and at about 11.0pm. they were picked up by the Grimsby steam trawler RAMESES (GY715).
4.10.1916: Survivors landed at Grimsby. Boston registry closed.
22.12.1916: At the formal investigation at Grimsby (No.S340) into the loss of the steam trawler LINDUM, the Court found skipper Charlie Baker in default and suspended his certificate for a period of six months with £20 costs. The stranding and the loss of the LINDUM was not caused by any wrongful act or default of the second hand, Charles Henry Burman. Subsequently the trawler slid off rocks into about 9m of water off Thornwick Nab. The wreck is well broken up.

*Crew of PERSEUS who lost their lives – Sk. John Constantine (43); William Edward Picket (42), Mate; William Henry Webster (30), Third Hand; Henry Thomas Waugh Ramsey (39), Ch Eng; James Richardson Mackrill (33), 2nd Eng; Christopher George Monkton and George Watson (20), deckhands; Andrew Ward (15) and Ernest Edmund Higgins (16), Apprentice; Walter Harvey (38), cook/steward.

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S.T. Lindum GY619

S.T. Lindum GY619
Picture (In Wyre Dock-early 1900s) courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

09/11/2020: Page published.
11/11/2020: Added an image.

S.T. Braconvale (1) A14

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Andy Hall


Official Number: 180999.
Yard Number: 190
Completed: 1946
gross Tonnage: 341.35
Net Tonnage: 125.59
Length: 136.00 ft (148.00 loa)
Breadth: 24.65 ft
Depth: 13.75 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl (600ihp) by John Lewis & Sons Ltd Aberdeen Eng.No.264
Boiler: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Scotstoun, Glasgow


1945: Ordered by Basil Arthur Parkes, Fleetwood. To be owned by a Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd Aberdeen subsidiary and operated out of Aberdeen.
4.12.1945: Launched by Mrs J. Doeg wife of the managing director of The Don Fishing Co Ltd. at John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Torry, Aberdeen (Yd.No.190) for The Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as BRACONVALE.
19.2.1946: Builder’s Certificate issued. John S. Doeg designated manager.
20.2.1946: Trials in Aberdeen Bay.
22.2.1946: Registered at Aberdeen (A14). Skipper Alexander Ord Tevendale.
12.1946: Sold to Government of Poland, Warsaw (Ministry of Industry & Commerce) through the United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (U.N.R.R.A). “Dalmor” Przedsiobiorstwo Polowow Dalekomorskich Sp.z.ogr.odp, Gdynia designated managers.
31.12.1946: Aberdeen registry closed.
1.1947: Registered at Gdynia as ORION (GDY106). Week commencing
9.11.1959: In collision with a Finnish registered cargo ship off the River Elbe; shell plating damaged, taking water, beached near Cuxhaven. Came off on next tide despite the fact that she was taking water and put into Cuxhaven for repairs.
8.1973: Sold to Van den Bossche & Co, Boom for breaking up. Gdynia registry closed.

01/11/2020: Page published.

sv Queen FD145

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Part IV registered.
Completed: 1931
Gross Tonnage: 15.65
Net Tonnage: 15.65
Length: 41.0 ft
Breadth: 16.0 ft
Depth: 5.3 ft
Engine: Auxiliary oil engine.

1931: Completed at Fécamp, France.
1940: Owned by Charles Grisdale Barr & Kate Barr, 14 Sidings Walk, Fleetwood (joint owners).
3.1.1940: Registered at Fleetwood (FD145).
1.7.1941: Sold to William Salt, 4 Hawthorne Avenue, Cleethorpes & Frederick ? Grieve, 4 Pollit Street, Grimsby (joint owners).
22.3,1943: Sold to Arthur Smith, 79 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, Edward Albert Bray, 11 Suggitts Lane, Cleethorpes and Peter ?, 31 Blumfell Avenue, Cleethorpes (joint owners).
22.3.1943: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Grimsby (GY??). Fate unknown.

05/08/2020: Page published.

S.T. Erithian GY312

In Parkes (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from the port.


Official Number: 145803
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 95.36
Net Tonnage: 41.56
Length: 84.4 ft
Breadth: 19.2 ft
Depth: 10.4 ft
Built: Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co, Levis, Quebec, Canada
Engine: 200ihp C.2-cyl by Davie Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Levis, PQ.


1.1917: Ordered.
1917: Launched by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co, Levis, Quebec, Canada (Yd.No.) (Canadian Admiralty drifter) for The Admiralty (paid for and built under direction of RCN) as CD.32.
12.7.1918: Completed (1-6pdr) and commissioned.
12.1918: Laid up at Halifax, NS.
1920: “Cost of maintenance is high and the agents, Messrs Anderson Overseas Co, New York have failed to find any buyers”.
1920: The Treasury/Admiralty accepted offer of Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd, Inverness (Mr S. Hunter Gordon) to bring drifters with trawlers as escorts to UK for lay-up in Muirtown Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness prior to sale and possible refit for classification as steam drifters (The Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd letter dated 12 April 1920).
1921: Brought over at The Admiralty’s expense with Captain Donald John Munro CMG RN as convoy commander.
1923: Sold to Stanley Walter Watts, Dartford, Kent.
17.10.1923: Registered at Lowestoft as ERITHIAN (LT1276).
23.6.1925: Sold to Fred Parkes, Blackpool.
16.7.1925: Lowestoft registry closed.
21.7.1925: Registered at Grimsby (GY312).
8.1925: Sold to French owners.
31.8.1925: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Dieppe as RACHEL MARIE LOUISE.

14/07/2020: Page published.