S.T. Force FD100


Admiralty Number: 3565
Official Number: 143888
Yard Number: 825
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 327
Net Tonnage: 150
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


18.9.1917: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.825) (“Mersey“ class) for The Admiralty as JAMES BUCHANAN (Ad.No.3565).
13.12.1917: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr HA and W/T).
15.12.1917: Accepted.
27.11.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as JAMES BUCHANAN O.N.143888.
23.8.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV)(LO396).
2.1922: Sold to City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (John A. Laverock, manager).
24.8.1922: London registry closed.
14.9.1922: Registered at Hull as STONEFERRY (H676).
19.12.1930: Reported stranded near Saltfleet.
20.12.1930: Refloated.
1934: Sold to Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Archibald Hudson, Hessle, manager).
11.6.1934: Registered at Hull as CAPE TARIFA (H676).
7.1938: Sold to Towarzystwo Dalekomorskich Polowoe “Pomorze” Sp.z.o.o., Gdynia.
28.7.1938: Hull registry closed.
1938: Registered at Gdynia as FRANCISZKA (GDY119).
1939: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Basil A Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
11.1939: Gdynia registry closed.
7.11.1939: Registered at Fleetwood as FORCE (FD100).
12.2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.NI) (Hire rate £94.10.0d/month).
28.6.1941: At anchor six miles off Winterton Ness, Norfolk (Act/Ty Sk C E Smalley RNR), attacked by German aircraft, damaged and set on fire and in twenty minutes foundered in approximate position 52.48.55N 01.47.48E. Eleven crew lost*. Fleetwood registry closed.

(James Buchanan, Private, Marine, age 23, b. Carlisle, Cumberland – VICTORY (ML107))

BACKHOUSE, William A H, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 165427, MPK
GIBBS, Thomas H, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 116205, MPK
HOWELL, George H, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 117060, MPK
KENDALL, Walter S, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 106131, MPK
MAYNARD, John, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 106811, MPK
MCEUNE, John F, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 107954, MPK
MORRISON, Alexander, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 217792, MPK
SAYERS, Oliver T B, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 302 SA, MPK
TEAGUE, Norman, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 180337, MPK
WILLIAMS, John, Ordinary Seaman Cook, RNPS, LT/JX 214264, MPK
WILSON, Arthur N, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 105619, MPK

20/12/2008: Page published, 3 updates since then.
19/09/2020: Updated history.