S.T. Giovanni Guinti FD367


Admiralty Number: 3792
Official Number: 143807
Yard Number: 341
Completed: 1918
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 277
Net Tonnage: 109
Length: 125.5 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ayr
Engine: T.3-cyl by Fawcett Preston & Co Ltd, Liverpool


31.5.1918: Launched by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ayr (Yd.No.341) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as GIOVANNI GUINTI (Ad.No.3792).
11.7.1918: Completed as an escort (1-4” and W/T).
1.1919: Renamed IDAHO.
4.1919: Carried out 4” mounted gun trials.
1919: Reverted to GIOVANNI GUINTI.
8.11.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as GIOVANNI GUINTI O.N.143807.
1.1920: Sold to The Cygnet Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Thomas Cardwell, manager).
24.1.1920: Registered at Fleetwood (FD367).
11.6.1921: Name change approved.
24.6.1921: Registered at Fleetwood as CYMREA (FD367).
1932: Sold to W. C. Farrow, Hull.
1932: Sold to Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Archibald Hudson, Hessle, manager).
19.7.1932: Fleetwood registry closed.
26.7.1932: Registered at Hull (H438).
3.8.1932: Registered at Hull as SIR MARK SYKES (H438).
1935: Sold to White Star Steam Fishing Co of Aberdeen Ltd, Aberdeen (Harry A. Holmes, manager).
15.10.1935: Hull registry closed.
16.10.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A361).
21.11.1935: Registered at Aberdeen as LOCH MORAR (A361).
1936: Malcolm Smith appointed manager.
22.3.1937: Sailed Aberdeen on an Icelandic trip (Sk. Walter Edward Barber).
31.3.1937: In heavy weather, drove onto reef 1500yds offshore at Eyrarbakki, south west coast of Iceland; with heavy surf breaking over the vessel, a motor boat approached to within 500 yards but no sign of life; all twelve crew lost*. HMS FOYLE on FPS tasked to sail from Reykjavik to site; did not sail due to weather conditions and report from Eyrarbakki.
11.5.1937: Aberdeen registry closed. Only six bodies discovered and buried in Iceland.
1998: British Fisheries Minister, Eric Morley, unveiled a memorial at Patreksfjordur to all British fishermen who lost their lives on Iceland’s NW coast.

Lost* – Sk. Walter Edward Barber (42); George Hay Duthie (38), Mate; Thomas Phillip McKay(29), Second Fisherman; Alexander Stevenson, Ch Eng; John Connell, 2nd Eng; John Mitchell (28), John Barrett (52), William J. Brady, John Scott, deckhands; Charles Milne & F. Jackman, firemen; Duncan Lownie, cook

(Giovanni (Gioanni) Guinti, Private, Marine, age ?, b. Messina, Sicily – VICTORY (ML170))

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S.T. Cymrea FD367

S.T.Cymrea FD367
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

Note: Excerpt from “The True Price Of Fish” by George Ritchie

S.T. Loch Morar A361

S.T. Loch Morar A361
Picture courtesy of The Elizabeth Dripen Collection

Loch Morar A361

Loch Morar A361
Excerpt courtesy of The Elizabeth Dripen Collection

21/12/2008: Page published. 8 updates since then.
04/03/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
10/11/2020: Updated history.