S.T. Edwina FD205


Official Number: 139204
Yard Number: 274
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 267
Net Tonnage: 104
Length: 127.2 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow


9.1915: Completed by Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee (Yd.No.274) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as EDWINA.
29.9.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD205) James A. Robertson designated manager.
10.1915: Requisitioned from the builders for war service (Ad.No.1919).
10.1915: Commissioned at Dundee.
10.1915: At Devonport. Fitted with Hotchkiss 3pdr gun (No.9) and fitted out for auxilliary patrol.
1.1916: Allocated Unit No.63 – Section C based Devonport (Sk. A. Brown RNR).
10.1916: Allocated Unit 63 – Sections S, T, U based Devonport (Sk. J. P. James RNR). Based Gibraltar.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson OBE died.
10.1924: Alan Marr designated manager.
6.2.1925: Joseph Arthur Marr appointed manager.
1.12.1925: Alan Marr died after long illness.
1.4.1929: Joseph Arthur Marr retired from board to run the Dinas Company.
4.1929: Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
1935: Sold to G. Reid, Aberdeen.
1938: Sold to Dalby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
Pre 4.1940: Employed on Fishery Protection (WA/Fort William/Fleetwood) (1-12pdr, 4 Lewis guns).
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
27.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service (Hire rate £73.8.6d/month) (Ty/Sk. Percy Bedford RNR).
27.5.1940: Fleetwood Flotilla sailed North End, Fleetwood for English Channel with GAVA (FD380) as Leader (Ty/Sk. F. Day RNR. Senior Officer Fleetwood Flotilla, P/Ty/Lieut. Francis Joseph Jordan RNR), with DHOON (FD438), EVELYN ROSE (GY9) (Ty/Sk. Arthur John Lewis RNR), JACINTA (FD235) (Ty/Sk. Jim Bettess RNR – mate) and VELIA (FD49) (Ty/Sk. John Clarkson RNR).
30.5.1940: Arrived Dover.
31.5.1940: At 0730 sailed for Ramsgate, entering harbour at 0910. At 2030 moved to anchor outside.
1.6.1940: At 0725 sailed Ramsgate for Dunkirk. Attacked by enemy aircraft all the way; returned fire. Two crew wounded. Arrived Dunkirk at 1125 and embarked 120 French Colonial troops. At 1230 Fleetwood Flotilla cleared harbour bound Ramsgate. At 1400 concentrated enemy air attack. Aircraft returned at 1430. Arrived off Ramsgate at 1855 and landed troops. Two hours shore leave in Ramsgate. Fleetwood Flotilla resumed patrol at 2312.
4.6.1940: Ordered to Harwich. Weekend leave and on return crew signed a three month contract under T.124 articles as civilians employed to serve alongside the Royal Navy in Naval uniform as members of Naval Auxiliary Personnel subject to Naval discipline. Commenced 3 day patrols (P.No.4.134) in the English Channel as part of ‘invasion’ defence.
6.1941: Fitted out for minesweeping duties.
5.1945: Returned.
12.11.1956: Sold for breaking up.

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