S.T. Helios GY784

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 113238
Yard Number: 339
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 201
Net Tonnage: 62
Length: 115 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Engine: 375ihp T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull
Speed: 9.5 knots


3.12.1902: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.338) for Roberts & Ruthven Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as HELIOS.
12.1.1903: Registered at Grimsby (GY784).
21.1.1903: Completed. Robert William Roberts appointed manager.
21.12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (Ad.No.953). Based Queenstown.
11.4.1915: Laid up at Queenstown with boiler defect. To Grimsby for survey.
5.1915: Returned to owner.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
13.11.1925: Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson KBE (48/64) & Frank Wheeler Robinson (16/64), Cleethorpes.
23.11.1925: Sir Thomas Robinson KBE and Frank Wheeler Robinson appointed managers.
8.2.1927: Sir Thomas Robinson KBE died.
30.6.1927: Probate granted to Frank Wheeler Robinson, Fred Hazelgrove and Hartington Adams, all Cleethorpes (joint owners (48/64)).
17.9.1927: Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
22.9.1927: Frank Wheeler Robinson appointed manager.
30.4.1936: New Certificate of Registry issued 77.92 net.
29.12.1941: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd (64/64), London.
5.1.1942: William Alfred Bennett appointed manager.
1.6.1945: Sold to Thornton Trawlers Ltd (64/64) Fleetwood.
19.6.1945: Henry Atkinson, Knott End on Sea appointed manager.
19.6.1945: Leslie James Marr, Thornton-le-Fylde appointed manager.
17.10.1946: Sold to Lewis Isaacs (64/64), Grimsby.
17.10.1946: Lewis Isaacs appointed manager.
1.11.1946: Sold to Producers Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
2.11.1946: Joseph Reynolds Cobley appointed manager.
1.11.1946: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
2.11.1946: 14.3.1950: Joseph Reynolds Cobley appointed manager.
4.1951: Sold to BISCO and allocated to C. W. Dorkin & Co Ltd, Gateshead for breaking up.
17.7.1951: Breaking up commenced.
31.7.1951: Mortgage (A) discharged.
20.5.1952: Grimsby registry closed “Ship broken up”.

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S.T. Helios GY784

S.T. Helios GY784
Picture courtesy of Jeffrey Pullen

22/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
08/04/2015: Picture added.