S.T. Goosander LL118


Official Number: 124111
Yard Number: 365
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 238
Net Tonnage: 90
Length: 120.4 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: T.3-cyl by MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland


20.11.1907: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.365) for Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool as GOOSANDER.
1.1908: Completed.
14.1.1908: Registered at Liverpool (LL118). Robert Harley designated manager.
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.910). Based Ardrossan.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Liverpool.
1924: Charles C. Miller designated manager.
10.1927: On fishing grounds, disabled with fouled propeller. Steam trawler POCHARD II (LL21) responded, connected and commenced tow to Liverpool.
10.12.1927: Delivered Mersey.
1934: Richard H. Jones, Wallasey designated manager.
1930s: Occasional landings at Fleetwood (Alex Keay agent).
5.1939: Sold to Yolland & Llewellin Trawling Co, Milford Haven. C. J. C. Llewellin designated manager.
27.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and appointed for minesweeping duties.
31.1.1940: Returned to owner.
24.9.1940: On fishing grounds about sixty miles SE of the Old Head of Kinsale, cut gear and picked up four survivors* from the BASS ROCK (A759), bombed and sunk by German aircraft.
3.1941: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Basil Arthur Parkes designated manager. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
17.8.1942: Requisitioned for war service (Hire rate £59.10.0d/month).
19.8.1942: Returned to owner.
15.3.1943: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out to a fuel carrier (Esso) (P.No.Y7.20).
1.1944: Fitted out as a water carrier.
2.1946: Returned and sold for breaking up.

* – Rees, Ch.Eng; Mason, 2nd Eng; George Collier, bosun and Fred Foster, cook. Also picked up by CELTIA (LL28), Cecil Mantripp, mate.

** Lost: Sk. George Skewis; Third Hand John W. Tobutt; John Hext, deckhand, H.W. E. Mills, fireman)

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HMT Goosander

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21/12/2008: Page published. 4 updates since then.
22/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
09/12/2020: Updated history.