S.T. Edmund Burke FD156


Official Number: 113242
Yard Number: 9
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 213
Net Tonnage: 84
Length: 118.2 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Built: G. Cooper, Hull
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull


1903: Launched by G. Cooper, Hull (Yd.No.9) for Crown Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as SCEPTRE.
27.2.1903: Registered at Grimsby (GY1262).
3.1903: Completed (George E. J. Moody, managers)
1907: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1908: Sold to Dublin Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Dublin (Arthur Richardson, manager).
13.8.1910: Grimsby registry closed.
8.1910: Registered at Dublin as EDMUND BURKE (D82).
1913: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 84net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
1922: Company restructured as Dublin Trawling, Ice & Cold Storage Co Ltd, Dublin (Arthur Richardson, manager).
1927: Sold to Mrs J. M. F. A. Nierinck, Blackpool.
8.1927: Sold to Islay Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor & Albert V. Thompson, joint managers).
8.1927: Dublin registry closed.
12.8.1927: Registered at Fleetwood (FD156).
18.6.1928: At Fleetwood landed 50 boxes.
10.10.1920: At Fleetwood landed 110 boxes.
10.3.1931: Sold to Cape Fisheries Ltd, London (Albert V. Thompson, Fleetwood, manager).
19.9.1931: Sold to Alexander Pirie Snr, Alexander Pirie Jnr, Gary Pirie & James Pirie, Aberdeen (Albert V. Thompson, Fleetwood, manager).
17.9.1932: Fleetwood registry closed.
21.9.1932: Registered at Aberdeen (A213),
26.5.1934: Registered at Aberdeen as GRATEFUL (A213).
1940: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
5.4.1943: Sold to Milford Fisheries Ltd, Milford Haven (Owen W. Limbrick, manager).
14.2.1946: Sold to James Mowatt, Aberdeen (managing owner).
11.3.1946: Sold to James Mowatt, James Stewart, Alexander Tulloch, Colin Mitchel, Aberdeenl and John Nicol, Gardenstown.
23.11.1946: Sold to Grateful Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (James Mowatt, manager).
1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Malcolm Brechin, Granton for breaking up.
14.11.1952: Arrived Granton from Aberdeen under own power.
9.12.1952: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up”.

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S.T. Sceptre GY1262

S.T. Sceptre GY1262
Picture courtesy of The Alan Hirst Collection

19/12/2008: Page published. 5 updates since then.
25/06/2015: Picture added.
19/03/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
31/07/2021: Updated history.