S.T. Nelis FD119

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 160819
Yard Number: 1030
Completed: 1928
Gross Tonnage: 347
Net Tonnage: 135
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby


30.10.1928: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1030) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Hull as LORD MELCHETT.
7.1.1929: Registered at Hull (H1).
1.1929: Completed (Albert Turgoose & James Clarke, joint managers).
17.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Iceland (Sk. P. M. Pedersen).
1.9.1939: At Hull landed 973 kits grossed £949.
9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.672) (Hire rate £163.7.7d/month). Based Harwich with M/S Group 5.
04.1944: Fitted out for dan laying and assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Attached to the 6th Minesweeping Flotilla as a dan layer.
15.06.1940: Sailed Thames for Normandy having been delayed with engine trouble.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
20.06.1945: Sold to Lord Line Ltd (64/64), Hull.
30.4.1946: Released.
5.1946: Returned after survey and restoration at Greenock.
5.1948: Sold to The Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. Bill Butt appointed manager.
5.1948: Hull registry closed.
13.5.1948: Registered at Grimsby (GY577).
10.7.1948: Renamed NELIS (GY577) (MoT Minute.R.G.No.1257/1948 dated 15.6.1948).
8.12.1949: In court at Hammerfest, Sk.??? fined £740 with £750 costs for trawling inside the Norwegian four mile limit.
29.3.1955: Sold to The Great Western Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen.
30.3.1955: Basil Arthur Parkes, North Ferriby appointed manager.
12.7.1955: Sold to Fern Leaf Co Ltd (64/64) Fleetwood.
21.7.1955: William Newton appointed manager.
21.7.1955: Grimsby registry closed.
7.1955: Registered at Fleetwood (FD119).
16.4.1957: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
17.4.1957: Arrived Preston.
7.1957: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Nelis FD119

S.T. Nelis FD119
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S.T. Nelis GY577

S.T. Nelis GY577
Picture courtesy of The Billy Worrall Collection

29/12/2008: Page published. 4 updates since then.
29/03/2017: Removed FMHT logo and posted image.
27/02/2022: Added an image.