S.T. Laura – FD29

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger


Official Number: 114308
Yard Number: 491
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 280
Net Tonnage: 96
Length: 127.2 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull


21.1.1905: Launched by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.491) for The Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as LAURA.
9.2.1905: Registered at Fleetwood (FD29), George E. J. Moody, Grimsby appointed manager.
2.1905: Completed.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 110.49net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
28.10.1914: Sank the MARY STANLEY (FD117) in collision; crew rescued.
3.1917: At Fleetwood. Fitted with Hotchkiss 6pdr gun (No.1254); complement increased by two gunners.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1.1918: At Fleetwood landed a catch which grossed £6,100 – a new port record.
1919: New boiler fitted (made 1897).
1919: Released. 1921: Sold to Rodriguez Hermanos Rincon, Corunna (BoT approval 16.12.1931).
16.12.1921: Fleetwood registry closed.
12.1921: Registered at Corunna as FERNANDO.
Post 1945 pre 1952: (FATE)?

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S.T. Laura FD29

S.T. Laura FD29
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25/12/2008: Page published. 2 updates since then.
03/08/2016: Information added.
22/03/2018: Added image.