S.D/Liner Doris (2) LT890

Technical

Official Number: 115038
Yard Number: 689
Completed: 1902
Gross Tonnage: 79.44
Net Tonnage: 32
Length: 80 ft
Breadth: 18.1 ft
Depth: 8.3 ft
Engine: 22HP T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields

History

1902: Launched by Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.689) for The Star Drift Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft as DORIS.
5.8.1902: Registered at Lowestoft (LT890).
8.1902: Completed (George Catchpole, Kessingland, manager).
22.9.1902: Sank the dandy VENUS (68720) (YH555) in collision near Bull Light Vessel, River Humber.
1912: Sold to The Doris Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Harry Carr, manager). Employed as a liner.
11.1914: On a trip to North Channel grounds (Sk. Alex Stephens). Put into Belfast; after dispute four crew left and returned to Fleetwood by steamer.
12.11.1914: Sailed Belfast for Fleetwood with skipper and three hands. Later in W to NW gale and very heavy seas vessel observed in difficulties to the south of Portpatrick Harbour. Portpatrick lifeboat attended but crew refused assistance.
13.11.1914: Vessel ashore at Ardwell Point, The Rinns of Galloway; Sk. Stephens swam ashore to seek assistance later all three crew took to the water. Port Logan lifeboat launched and searched area but no survivors found. Vessel total loss.
26.11.1914: Body of Alexander Mitchell recovered.
2.12.1914: Body of Henry King recovered.
24.2.1915: Lowestoft registry closed.
1975: Wreck identified off Doon Castle Point in 17 fms.

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S.T. Doris LT890

S.T. Doris LT890. Picture courtesy of Port of Lowestoft Research Society

S.T. Doris LT890

S.T. Doris LT890. Picture courtesy of Port of Lowestoft Research Society

S.T. Doris LT890

S.T. Doris LT890
Painting by E. J. Hurr 1909 courtesy of Lowestoft Maritime Museum

Changelog
09/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
11/02/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

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