S.T. Lois (1) FD113


Official Number: 127577
Yard Number: 458
Completed: 1910
Gross Tonnage: 310
Net Tonnage: 125
Length: 135 ft
Breadth: 24 ft
Depth: 12.4 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby


15.1.1910: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.458) for Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as LOIS.
10.2.1910: Registered at Fleetwood (FD113).
2.1910: Completed (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
9.1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr, W/T) (Ad.No.645). Fitted as Leader.
28.4.1917: Three miles ENE of Start Point at 1730 sighted steamer MEDINA (12350grt/1911) stopped and blowing whistle (torpedoed by UB31). Alerted destroyer HMS WALPOLE (D.41). At 1825 MEDINA sank in position 50.13N 03.32W. About 8 miles SSW of Dartmouth at 1855 took onboard 94 survivors picked up by Brixham smack ONWARD (BM265) and took in tow three lifeboats. At 1930 landed survivors at Dartmouth.
19.5.1917: At 1435 in approx position 50.30N 3.10W engaged German submarine.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
12.5.1921: Stranded Blackgang, Isle of Wight. Crew taken off by local boat. Refloated after patching but grounded again 50yds out and further damaged. Became a total loss.
22.9.1921: Fleetwood registry closed “Vessel wrecked 12/5/21”.

Annex A

9.1.1915: Commissioned at Fleetwood. 14.1.1915: Arrived Devonport. Fitted with WT (Call sign YID) and Hotchkiss 6pdr gun (Ser.No.645)(Ad.No.961). Fitted as Leader.
7.2.1915: Completed.
6.2.1915: Allocated Unit No.63 – No.1 Patrol based Dartmouth (Sub Lieut. C.L. Divine RNR).
11.4.1915: At Devonport. Fitting out for minesweeping duties
17.4.1915: Completed.
4.1915: Re-appointed Unit 63 – Division C based Plymouth (Lieut. A.A. Crowther RNR).
1.10.1916: Based Devonport (Lieut. A.A. Crowther RNR).
1.1.1917: At Falmouth.
13.3.1917: At Devonport. Southern Patrol Temporary Div.1.
1.1.1919: Port for landing Stores, Armament and Moveable Fittings – Devonport. Port for Demobilising Personnel – Fleetwood.
1919: Returned to owners at Fleetwood.

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S.T. Lois  FD113

S.T. Lois FD113
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26/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.