S.T. Escallonia GY631

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 132101
Yard Number: 209
Completed: 1911
Gross Tonnage: 285
Net Tonnage: 123
Length: 132 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 11.7 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 500ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


16.3.1911: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.209) for The North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as ESCALLONIA.
16.5.1911: Registered at Grimsby (GY631).
16.5.1911: Sir George Doughty MP appointed manager.
5.1911: Completed.
12.5.1914: Harry Morris appointed manager.
3.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.43). Fitted as Leader.
25.1.1915: Arrived Devonport to fit out for Mediterranean Station.
29.1.1915: Sailed (Cdr. William Mellor RN). Dardanelles Campaign.
20.12.1915: Dardanelles (Gallipoli) evacuation completed. Redeployed.
1918: Based Longhope.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
26.11.1919: The North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd in liquidation. Alfred John Downs, Grimsby appointed Official Liquidator.
29.11.1919: Sold to Thomas W. Baskcomb (64/64), Grimsby.
1.12.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
2.12.1919: Thomas William Baskcomb designated managing owner.
22.10.1935: Sold by mortgagee under mortgage (A) to Fred Parkes (64/64), Fleetwood & Blackpool.
29.10.1935: Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys appointed manager.
25.11.1935: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
2.12.1935: First landing at Fleetwood.
4.12.1935: Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys appointed manager.
27.1.1936: Arrived Fleetwood in tow of trawler CHERITON (M118) having been picked up off Rockall disabled with condenser cover fractured.
1937: Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Preston.
26.1.1938: Grimsby registry closed “Sold for breaking up”.

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S.T. Escallonia GY631

S.T. Escallonia GY631
Picture courtesy of Greenday

S.T. Escallonia GY632

S.T. Escallonia GY632
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection


19/12/2008: Page published. 4 revisions since then.
08/03/2015: Picture added.
27/01/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
13/12/2018: Added an image.