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
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee


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, manager).
10.1915: Requisitioned for from the builders for war service as a minesweeper (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.9). 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 appointed 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).
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
27.5.1940: Sailed Fleetwood for English Channel in company with GAVA (FD380) as Leader (Ty/Sk. F. Day) and DHOON (FD438), EVELYN ROSE (GY9), JACINTA (FD235) and VELIA (FD49).
27.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service.
1.6.1940: Arrived Dunkirk (Sk. Percy Bedford) carried 120 troops to Dover. Employed on auxiliary patrol (1-12pdr) (P.No.4.134) (Hire rate £73.8.6d/month).
6.1941: Fitted out for minesweeping duties.
5.1945: Returned.
12.11.1956: Sold for breaking up.

Annex A

10.1915: Commissioned at Dundee.
10.1915: At Devonport. Fitted with Hotchkiss 3pdr gun (No.9) and fitted out for minesweeping duties (Ad.No.1919). Based at Gibraltar. by 10.1916: Based Devonport (Sk. J.P. James RNR).
1919: Port for landing Stores, Armament and Moveable Fittings – Grimsby. Port for Demobilising Personnel – Grimsby.
1919: Returned to owners at Grimsby.

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S.T. Edwina FD205

S.T. Edwina FD205

19/12/2008: Page published. 7 updates since then.
03/06/2016: Minor information update.