S.T. Ephraim FD219


Official Number: 127564
Yard Number: 381
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 260.04
Net Tonnage: 100.89
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: 500ihp T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Boiler: R. Stephenson & Co Ltd Hebburn on Tyne


30.6.1908: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.381) for The West Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64) Fleetwood as EPHRAIM.
8.1908: Completed.
21.8.1908: Walter Acaster designated manager.
22.8.1908: Registered at Fleetwood (FD218).
22.8.1908: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (A).
1910: Sk. R. W. Baskcombe.
10.2.1911: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Stamford, Spalding & Boston Banking Co Ltd, Stamford (B).
2.1.1912: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby (C).
7.2.1912: Alfred Bannister, Grimsby designated manager.
26.8.1912: Mortgagee (B) restyled Barclay & Co Ltd, London.
1913: Re-measured 246g 94n.
1913: Mortgages (A), (B) & (C) discharged.
1913: Sold to Soc. de Pécheries de la Mediterranée, Marseilles (J. Arman, manager).
6.8.1913: Fleetwood registry closed.
1913: Registered at Marseilles as MARIE FRÉDÉRIC aka MARIE FRÉDÉRIQUE.
1915: Requisitioned for French Naval service as a minesweeper.
16.5.1918: Mined N of Cap de Garde (37.02N 07. 52E) with loss of eighteen crew (mine had been laid 6.5.1918 by UC54).

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