S.T. Lord Gort FD258


Official Number: 149033
Yard Number: 472
Completed: 1925
Gross Tonnage: 394
Net Tonnage: 174
Length: 147.5 ft
Breadth: 25.1 ft
Depth: 13.8 ft
Engine: 116nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley


4.9.1925: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.472) for Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull as PICT.
31.10.1925: Registered at Hull (H250).
5.11.1925: Completed (Frank O. Hellyer & Owen S. Hellyer, joint managers).
22.4.1935: At Hull last landing before sale, from White Sea grounds (Sk.S. Sorrenson) 985 kits grossed £647.
22.4.1935: Sold to Devon Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Mark Hellyer, manager).
23.4.1935: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk.F. W. White).
10.5.1935: At Hull landed 1,921 kits grossed £1013.
10.5.1935: Registered at Hull as ELBURY (H250).
25.7.1939: Insured value £15,400.
19.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Iceland (Sk. W. H. Burrows). Ordered to return from sea for requisitioning.
1.9.1939: At Hull landed 917 kits grossed £876.
2.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.656) (Hire rate £152.13.6d/month).
23.11.1943: Sold to Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
5.7.1945: Returned after survey and restoration at Hartlepool.
1945: Transferred to Lord Line Ltd, Hull.
30.11.1945: Insured value £35,000; for 1946 proposed same.
1946: Registered at Hull as LORD GORT (H250).
14.11.1947: Sold to Wyre Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd, managers). Registered at Fleetwood (FD258).
1949: Registered at Fleetwood as WYRE GENERAL (FD258).
31.1.1953: At 9.23 am. picked up distress call from steam trawler MICHAEL GRIFFITH; too far away to render assistance but relayed message to coastal stations.
1954: Transferred to Wyre Trawlers Ltd (Leslie Wheildon, manager) on purchase of Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd by Associated Fisheries Group.
1956: Sold to B. J. Nijkerk S.A., Antwerp for breaking up.
19.3.1956: Sailed from Fleetwood for Antwerp (Boom).
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S.T. Lord Gort FD258

S.T. Lord Gort FD258
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

26/12/2008: Page published. 2 updates since then.
28/04/2017: Image added.
28/04/2021: Updated history.