S.T. John Callaghan FD396


Admiralty Number: 3707
Official Number: 144329
Yard Number: 277
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 205
Net Tonnage: 82
Length: 115.3 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by Ross & Duncan, Glasgow
Built: Murdoch & Murray Ltd, Port Glasgow


7.10.1917: Launched by Murdoch & Murray Ltd, Port Glasgow (Yd.No.277) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as JOHN CALLAGHAN (Ad.No.3707).
21.12.1917: Completed (1-12pdr).
1920: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
14.1.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as JOHN CALLAGHAN O.N.144329).
27.3.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV) (LO343).
4.1920: At HM Dockyard, Pembroke fitted out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100A1 Stm Trawler at Milford.
13.8.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
1921: Sold to Joseph A. Marr, Fleetwood.
26.11.1921: London registry closed.
29.11.1921: Registered at Fleetwood (FD396).
5.6.1922: Sk. William James Wood fined £40 at Campbeltown for engaging in otter trawling within the prohibited limit in the Firth of Clyde.
1922: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
4.1928: Sold to Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Thomas Walker, manager).
2.5.1928: Fleetwood registry closed.
15.5.1928: Registered at Aberdeen (A353).
8.6.1928: Renamed STAR OF LIBERTY (A353) (BoT Minute No.RG1204/1928 dated 15.5.1928).
5.9.1940: Requisitioned for war service on examination service (Hire rate £59.15.0d/month).
1.1946: Returned to owner.
30.12.1946: Sold to John William Johnstone, Aberdeen.
11.1947: Registered at Aberdeen as STRATHDEE (A353) (MoT Minute No. RG1512/1947 dated 27.11.1947).
13.12.1958: Sold to Peter & J. Johnstone Ltd, Aberdeen.
1960: Sold to BISCO (£2300) and allocated to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd for breaking up at Charlestown, Fife (Contract No.70E).
9.5.1960: Delivered Charlestown from Aberdeen under own power.
15.11.1960: Breaking up commenced.
21.3.1961: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up”.

(John Callaghan, OS (prest), age 21, b. Bengal, India – VICTORY (SB308))

24/12/2008: Page published. 2 updates since then.
23/02/2021: Updated history.