S.T. Lushby FD24


Admiralty Number: 3695
Official Number: 143864
Yard Number: 106
Completed: 1917
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 280
Net Tonnage: 110
Length: 125.6 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: 48ihp T.3-cyl by Gauldie, Gillespie & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Geo. Brown & Co, Greenock


1.11.1917: Launched by Geo. Brown & Co, Greenock (Yd.No.106) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as JOHN CAMPBELL(Ad.No.3695). 13.12.1917: Completed (1-12pdr).
22.11.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as GEORGE DIXON O.N.143864.
1919: Allocated to Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and engaged in commercial trawling.
28.01.1920: Allocated to the Government scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
8.1.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV) (LO260).
13.8.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
12.1920: At HM Dockyard Chatham fitted out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100 A1 Stm Trawler at London.
4.1921: Paid off at The Nore. Laid up at Brightlingsea.
1.1922: Scheme abandoned, the necessary working capital of £100,000 had not been subscribed. Laid up.
1923: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby (Fred Parkes, Wyberton, Boston, manager).
1924: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood (Fred Parkes, Blackpool, manager).
14.11.1924: London registry closed.
21.11.1924: Registered at Fleetwood as LUSHBY (FD24).
19.12.1925: Lost after stranding on south side of Tory Island, Co. Donegal.
2.3.1926: Fleetwood registry closed “ Vessel lost”.

(John Campbell, AB, age 20, b. Stirling, Scotland – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB364))

21/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
14/05/2021: Updated history and technical details.