S.T. Lena Melling (1) FD189


Official Number: 139205
Yard Number: 620
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 274
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by N. E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby


22.10.1915: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.620) for For Melling Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as LENA MELLING.
22.11.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD189). Henry Melling, Preston appointed manager.
11.1915: Completed. Requisitioned from the builders for war service and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.3223).
23.4.1916: Based Sheerness. Mined and lost near the Elbow Light Buoy off Broadstairs, Kent. Mine laid by U.boat (UC7). Eleven crew lost, three survivors.
8.6.1916: Fleetwood registry closed “Lost in Admiralty service”.

(Lost – Ty/Sk. George Horne; John L. Jones, 2nd Hand; John E. Burton & John W. Lambert, Enginemen; James R. Butchart, Charles S. Cotton, James R. Irvine, David A. L. Sherritt, Richard Stewardson, deckhands; Thomas R. Robson & Alexander C. Taylor, trimmers.)


25/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.