S.T. Gadwall FD427


Official Number: 144812
Yard Number: 312
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 261
Net Tonnage: 135
Length: 130.1 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 11.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by J. Frerichs A.G., Einswarden or A.G. Görlitzer Maschinen Bau Anstalt, Görlitz
Built: J. Frerichs A.G., Einswarden


10.1916: Launched by J. Frerichs A.G., Einswarden (Yd.No.312) for Kaiserliche Marine (Reichsmarine) as GOLDBUTT.
12.1916: Completed.
6.1.1917: Geleitflotille (Escort Flotilla).
1919: M/S Flotilla Baltic.
1920: Sold out for conversion to fishing.
1920: Fitted out for fishing by Teckleborg Shipyard, Geestemünde. Measured 261g 98n.
7.1920: Sold to France.
31.7.1920: Sailed Bremerhaven for Dunkerque.
1922: Sold to James Westerby, Aberdeen (managing owner) as per Aberdeen register James Westerby, Torphine, Joseph Moon, Aberdeen & Arthur South, Grimsby (James Westerby managing owner).
1922: Remeasured 281g 135n.
1923: Remeasured 261g 98n
6.5.1922: Registered at Aberdeen as GADWALL (A712). O.N.144812.
1923: Transferred to Fleetwood, Alexander Keay, managing agent.
17.4.1923: Aberdeen registry closed.
24.4.1923: Registered at Fleetwood (FD427).
5.7.1923: BoT approval for sale to “Sirius” Handelsges G.m.b.H, Bremerhaven.
28.7.1923: Fleetwood registry closed.
9.8.1923: Registered at Bremerhaven as GOLDBUTT (BX171).
14.8.1923: Registered at Bremerhaven as Dr OTTO SPRENGER (BX171).
18.1.1929: Sold to “Niedersachsen” Hochseefischerei A.G., Bremerhaven.
22.3.1929: Sold to Hanseatische Hochseefischerei A.G., Bremerhaven.
10.7.1929: Registered at Bremerhaven as KARLSBURG (??).
7.1939: Sold for breaking up – or 19.9.1939: Reported sold for breaking up.

21/12/2008: Page published. 2 updates since then.
18/10/2020: Updated history.