S.T. Morgan Jones FD129


Official Number: 143830
Yard Number: 4
Completed: 1918
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 278
Net Tonnage: 116
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Fletcher, Son & Fearnall Ltd, Limehouse, London
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Fraser & Chalmers Ltd, Erith


1918: Launched by Fletcher, Son & Fearnall Ltd, Limehouse, London (Yd.No.4) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as MORGAN JONES (Ad.No.3845).
10.3.1918: Completed (1-12pdr, Hydrophone and W/T).
14.11.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as MORGAN JONES O.N.143830.
18.11.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV) (LO116).
1920: Sold to Mills Steamship Co Ltd, London. Frederick B. O’Meara designated manager.
1920-1930: Local managers/agents at Milford, Brand & Curzon.
11.1930: Transferred to Hull.
25.7.1939: Insured value £5,000.
Pre 4.1940: Employed on Fishery Protection (Nore/Humber/Hull).
11.6.1940: At Hull last landing before requisitioning. Faroe trip, 14 days – 444kits £668 gross.
1940: Sold to The Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood. David N. Marr designated manager)
1.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (P.No. 4.114).
2.6.1940: Hire rate £83.8.0d/month.
1940: Based North Shields (Ty/Sk. P. S. Ellerby RNR).
1942: Based Tyne (1-12pdr).
4.1945: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
11.1945: London registry closed.
8.11.1945: Registered at Fleetwood (FD129).
3.1957: Sold to BISCO and allocated to West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Troon for breaking up.
22.3.1957: Arrived Troon Harbour from Fleetwood under own power (5’3”/15’0”).
27.3.1957: Breaking commenced.
13.6.1957: Beached (5’2”/9’9”).
13.9.1957: Breaking completed.
25.11.1957: Fleetwood registry closed.

(Morgan Jones, AB (prest), age 23, b. Carnarvon, North Wales – VICTORY (SB823))

27/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
18/06/2021: Updated history and technical details.