S.T. Monimia FD266

Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 160825
Yard Number: 515
Completed: 1929
Gross Tonnage: 374
Net Tonnage: 156
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24.6 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Engine: 96nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Speed: 10.9 knots

History

12.2.1929: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.515) for Henriksen & Co Ltd, Hull as MONIMIA.
13.3.1929: Registered at Hull (H43).
19.3.1929: Completed (Olaf H. Henriksen, Hessle, manager).
22.2.1931: At about 3.00 p.m. stood by Latvian steamer EVERLINE (3624grt/1899) adrift in violent snowstorm 3 miles N of Ramma Stacks, Shetland after dragging her anchor. Crew abandoned to Whalsay lifeboat; placed salvage crew onboard.
8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.677) (Hire rate £176.1.10d/month).
30.1.1942: Based Lowestoft (Lieut. H. G. Attenborough RNVR). Engaged German aircraft which subsequently crashed into the sea.
30.5.1946: Returned after survey and restoration at Blyth.
11.2.1947: Stranded on rocks at Sandnessjøen, Norway during a snow storm. Although precariously perched on the rocks the weather remained calm and she was refloated. Returned Hull for permanent repairs. Subsequently difficult to crew in Hull and this was probably the main reason for sale to Fleetwood.
14.2.1948: Sold to Scarisbrick Steam Trawlers (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood (The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, managers).
2.1948: Hull registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD266).
1.12.1953: In response to broadcast steamed to assist VELIA (FD 116) in search for survivors from HILDINA (H222) which had capsized in approximate position 59.48N 5.14W, 50 miles N by W1/2W of Sule Skerry having come fast and broached. At 10. 16 am.VELIA proceeded to Stornoway with ten survivors. In deteriorating weather conditions continued search in company with MARGARET WICKS (FD265) until 1.37 pm. but no further survivors found although wreckage was sighted.
1956: Sold to B. J. Nijkerk S.A., Antwerp for breaking up.
24.5.1956: Sailed Fleetwood for Antwerp.
1957: Breaking up completed.

Click to enlarge images

S.T. Monimia H43

S.T. Monimia H43
Picture from the Internet

S.T. Monimia H43

S.T. Monimia H43
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

S.T. Monimia FD266

S.T. Monimia FD266
Picture courtesy of The Anton Ramfjord Collection

S.T. Monimia FD266

S.T. Monimia FD266
Picture courtesy of The Anton Ramfjord Collection

S.T. Monimia H43

S.T. Monimia H43
Picture from the Internet

S.T. Monimia H43

S.T. Monimia H43
Picture courtesy of The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection

S.T. Monimia FD266

S.T. Monimia FD266
Picture courtesy of The Fred Baker Collection

S.T. Monimia FD266
Picture courtesy of The David Buckley Collection

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