S.T. Hornet FD168

Additional information courtesy of Göran Olsson


Official Number: 98708
Yard Number: 14
Completed: 1890
Gross Tonnage: 149
Net Tonnage: 56
Length: 100.5 ft
Breadth: 20.5 ft
Depth: 10.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Muir & Houston, Glasgow
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan, Glasgow


14.10.1890: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan, Glasgow (Yd.No.14) for British Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as HORNET.
1890: Completed (William L. Robins, manager).
1.12.1890: Registered at Hull (H113).
6.11.1912: Sold to James Alexander Robertson, Fleetwood.
15.11.1912: Hull registry closed.
16.11.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD168).
7.12.1912: Sold to The Active Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 55.16 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
1914: Re-measured 155g.
26.1.1914: Sold to Fiskeri A.B. Sälen, Gothenburg (A. Th. Assmundsson, manager) for £1350.
26.6.1914: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.1914: Registered at Gothenburg as EVALD (GG588).
30.9.1920: Sold to Rederi A.B. Karin, Gothenburg (A. Th. Assmundsson, manager).
1925: Sold to A.B. Mercari, Gothenburg (A. Th. Assmundsson, manager).
21.10.1925: Trawling westward off the Danish coast between the Skaw and Hirtshals, making three knots. At 5.17am in collision head on with the Finnish Mariehamn registered barque PLUS (1256grt/1885) sustaining severe damage to shell plating port side forward, started to take in water and when engine room flooded started to settle. Crew of ten abandoned in ship’s boat and ship foundered; picked up by PLUS.
27.10.1925: Survivors landed at Helsingør, Denmark. Gothenburg registry closed.

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S.T. Hornet H113

S.T. Hornet H113
Picture courtesy of The Billy Worrall Collection

22/13/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
19/02/2018: Added an image.