S.T. Elswick FD78

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 122945
Yard Number: 187
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 215
Net Tonnage: 59
Length: 120.2 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: 380ihp T.3-cyl by Gouldie, Gillespie & Co, Glasgow
Boiler: A. & W. Dalglish, Pollockshaws, Glasgow
Built: Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling


24.5.1906: Launched by Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling (Yd.No.187) for Double Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as ELSWICK.
3.9.1906: Mortgaged to The Manchester & County Bank Ltd, Manchester (A).
10.9.1906: Registered at Fleetwood (FD78), Charles Henry Double appointed manager.
9.1906: Completed.
30.10.1906: Harry Melling, Preston appointed manager.
25.2.1907: Company title changed to The Lune Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Henry Melling, Preston, managers).
26.5.1908: Henry Leadbetter appointed manager.
9.2.1909: Henry Melling appointed manager.
24.9.1912: Mortgage (A) discharged.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 83.09 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
7.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.1535).
22.2.1918: Mortgaged to The Manchester & County Bank Ltd, Manchester (B).
30.11.1918: Mortgage (B) discharged.
1.12.1918: Sold to William Would (64/64), Grimsby.
6.12.1918: William Would appointed managing owner.
14.12.1918: Fleetwood registry closed.
19.12.1918: Registered at Grimsby (GY1264).
1919: Returned to owner.
1.4.1920: Sold to Woodbury Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
1.4.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Would for the sum of £10,250 at 5% interest (C).
10.4.1920: Harold Arthur Jeffries appointed manager.
16.11.1920: Mortgage transferred to London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd, London.
14.8.1922: Mortgage (C) discharged.
14.8.1922: Sold to William Would (64/64), Grimsby.
14.8.1922: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (E).
6.9.1922: William Would appointed manager.
19.11.1923: Reported that when hauling in the North Sea, three men were dragged overboard, two were recovered but Richard Heath, Grimsby was drowned.
27.11.1923: Mortgagee restyled to Midland Bank Ltd.
20.2.1925: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (E) to Thomas Thoburn Irvin (64/64), Aberdeen.
3.4.1925: Thomas Thorburn Irvin appointed manager.
4.4.1925: Grimsby registry closed.
6.4.1925: Registered at Aberdeen (A97).
3.1.1930: At Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Sk. William Drever was fined £60 for fishing within the Moray Firth limits and £40 for failing to carry or show the regulation lights.
22.7.1931: Sold to Mrs Ethel Irvin (64/64), Aberdeen (Thomas T. Irvin, manager).
20.1.1942: Stranded near Peterhead. Sold for breaking up.
8.1.1947: Aberdeen registry closed “… sold for breaking up”.

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S.T. Elswick FD78

S.T. Elswick FD78
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19/12/2008: Page published. 5 updates since then.
01/05/2018: Image added.
23/06/2020: Updated information.