S.T. Honjo FD356


Official Number: 139620
Yard Number: 535
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 274
Net Tonnage: 90
Length: 125.7 ft
Breadth: 22.7 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


8.1917: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.535) for Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff as HONJO.
9.1917: Completed (Morley H. Neale, Joshua S. Neale & Wilfred Neale, joint managers). Registered at Cardiff (CF48).
1.1918: Requisitioned for war service and appointed as a minesweeper but returned.
9.1919: Sold to John T. Barratt, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
11.1919: Cardiff registry closed.
21.11.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD356).
19.4.1921: Sold to Swan Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
14.4.1923: Sold to Société. Anonyme des Pêcheries Ostendaises, Ostend (Aspeslagh & Deceuninck, managers) (BoT approved sale).
5.5.1923: Fleetwood registry closed.
5.1923: Registered at Ostend as NEPTUNE (O126).
Pre 1927: Delete managers.
25.3.1928: Outward for fishing grounds, after passing Ness Head, Caithness in thick fog, at 1.26 am. struck rocks at Freswick. Refloated but taking water, crew of sixteen abandoned in boat as started to settle. Boat was carried by ebb tide around Duncansby Head and landing was made in Gills Bay. Vessel foundered in Freswick Bay. Ostend registry closed.

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