S.T. English Rose FD34

Additional information courtesy of Birgir Þórisson


Admiralty Number: 4467
Official Number: 145200
Yard Number: 248
Completed: 1920
Gross Tonnage: 341
Net Tonnage: 123
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough.


01.1921: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
1.1921: On completion not to proceed to Chatham as previously ordered but to be laid up at Hull pending further instructions.
24.3.1921: Completed as a fishing vessel under Lloyd’s Survey.
14.5.1921: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I & IV) as WILLIAM CHATWOOD O.N.145200 (LO513). Laid up at Hull.
1.1922: Sold to Bouclet Fils, Zunnequin, Canu & Cie, Boulogne sur Mer.
10.1.1922: London registry closed.
1.1922: Registered at Boulogne as Blanc Nez (B-869).
Pre 1930: Sold to Zunnequin & Cie, Boulogne sur Mer.
1931: Sold to Société Boulonnaise d’Armement à la Pêche, Boulogne sur Mer. Zunnequin, Bouclet et Cie, managers.
1934: Sold to Soc. Anon. des Pêcheries St. Pierre, Boulogne sur Mer. P. Ficheux, manager.
1934: Registered at Boulogne as SAINT-MATHIAS (B869).
1934: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
9.8.1934: Registered at Fleetwood as ENGLISH ROSE (FD34). Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys designated manager.
6.1935: Sold to Pêcheries de la Morinie, Boulogne sur Mer. P. Ficheux, manager.
17.6.1935: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.1935: Registered at Boulogne as St. DOMINIQUE (B-1707).
1939: Requisitioned for war service in the Marine Francais (P.No.AD72).
22.6.1940: French government signed surrender. At Rochefort ‘demobilised and disarmed’ under German control. Commissioned into the Kriegsmarine (P.No.HS.03).
5.1942: Re allocated P.No.V.72.
4.6.1944: Mined off Brest.

Note: It would appear that the Parkes were involved with this vessel from her sale in 1922 until the onset of WW2.

(William Chatwood, AB, age 41, b. Deptford, Kent – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB720))

19/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
07/07/2020: Updated information.