S.T. Lord George FD329

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Peter Bell


Official Number: 122702
Yard Number: 344
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 228
Net Tonnage: 94
Length: 123.6 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


19.7.1905: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.344) for Grimsby Victor Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as St. GEORGE.
6.9.1905: Registered at Grimsby (GY83). Frederick Barter Coulson appointed manager.
9.9.1905: Completed (Matthew W. Jennison, manager).
19.9.1905: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to George William Ellis, Grimsby for the sum of £3000 with interest at 5% (A).
4.8.1908: George William Ellis died.
11.11.1908: Probate for will of George William Ellis granted to George Clapham & Joseph Hartcliffe Gibson, Grimsby (joint mortgagees).
21.4.1909: Mortgage (A) discharged.
21.4.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Somerville Letten & George Somerville Letten, Grimsby for the sum of £2500 with interest at 51/2% (B).
2.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.688).
11.1915: Registered at Grimsby as LORD GEORGE (GY83) (BoT Minute 7058/1915).
1916: New boiler fitted – Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow.
14.1.1916: William Somerville Letten died.
5.2.1916: George Somerville Letten mortgagee (B).
21.7.1916: Mortgage (B) discharged.
27.11.1917: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Edward Walmsley, Fleetwood (joint owners).
30.11.1917: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager.
3.12.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd (C).
31.8.1918: Mortgage (C) discharged.
2.9.1918: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood (joint owners). Based Dover.
10.9.1918: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (D).
11.9.1918: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager.
11.1.1919: Ceased to be on hire and returned to owner at Fleetwood.
18.7.1919: Grimsby registry closed.
20.7.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD329).
3.1925: Mortgage (D) discharged.
1925: Sold to Italian owners in Naples.
1925: Re measured 229.87g 120.49n.
31.3.1925: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.8.1925: Sold to Mrs Laura Watson (64/64), Cleveleys (Kund Beugger, manager).
10.8.1925: Registered at Fleetwood as JOHN ERIK (FD52) (BoT Minute M/RG139998 Sep 1925).
12.1926: Sold to United Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
30.12.1926: Fleetwood registry closed.
3.1.1927: Registered at Grimsby (GY420).
3.1.1927: John Chesman appointed manager.
22.1.1927: Registered at Grimsby as CEDRIC (GY420) (BoT Minute M/R.G.1005/1927 dated 21.1.1927.
30.9.1931: William Thomas Moss appointed manager.
29.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.996) (Hire rate £57.10.0d/month).
15.12.1939: Based Lowestoft, patrol/lookout trawler.
19.1.1940-2.1940: At Lowestoft fitting out as a barrage balloon vessel.
5.1940-7.1940: At Hull fitting out as a barrage balloon vessel.
8.1940-10.1944: Based Scapa Flow.
10.1944: Not listed after this date.
31.1.1947: Sold to The Admiralty.
5.1947: Sold to J. R. Hepworth & Co (Hull) Ltd, Paull, for breaking up.
3.10.1947: Grimsby registry closed “… registry no longer required.”

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S.T. John Erik GY420

S.T. John Erik GY420
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26/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
27/11/2018: Image added.
27/04/2021: Updated history.