S.T. Newbridge FD55


Official Number: 122935
Yard Number: 261
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 228
Net Tonnage: 75
Length: 125.7 ft
Breadth: 21.9 ft
Depth: 8.9 ft
Built: J. Duthie, Sons & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Glasgow
Boiler: A. & W. Dalglish, Pollockshaws, Glasgow


23.12.1905: Launched by J. Duthie, Sons & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.261) for Tettenhall Steam Fishing Co of Fleetwood Ltd, Fleetwood as NEWBRIDGE.
1.1906: Completed.
16.1.1906: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Williams Deacon’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
31.1.1906: Registered at Fleetwood (FD55), Louis Cohen, Norbreck appointed manager.
11.8.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/64)to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (B).
11.8.1909: James H. Marr appointed manager.
9.10.1913: Mortgage (A) discharged.
10.10.1913: Mortgage (B) discharged.
10.10.1913: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (C).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 93.31net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.5.1915: Requisitioned for war service (Ad.No.963). At Devonport fitted with 1-6pdr and mine-sweep. i.a.w. Area XIV Patrol Orders dated 30.3.1915. Allocated to Relieving Unit (to take the place of trawlers when refitting) based Falmouth (Sub Lieut. A. G. Sampson RNR).
26.12.1915-1.1.1916: Refitting at Falmouth.
10.1916: Allocated Unit Nos. 85, 87, 147 – Sections C, D, E, F 4th Division based Isles of Scilly (Sk. E. Thomas).
2.12.1916: James A. Robertson appointed manager.
18.11.1917: Off Prawle Point, in darkness, sustained damage following collision with steamer MACORIS (2053grt/1884) which had been escorted from the Western Approaches. At 2350 ULYSSES II (GY198)(Ad.No.1047) arrived on scene to take over escort duties, but in view of situation prepared to tow to port of refuge.
19.5.1917: At about 0200 connected and commenced tow but after four hours started to settle and foundered at 0620 in approx position 50.10N 03.45W; crew saved.
30.1.1918: Fleetwood registry closed “Vessel lost”.

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S.T. Newbridge FD55

S.T. Newbridge FD55
Outboard of S.T. Scomber FD90

26/04/2014: Picture added.
15/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
24/06/2021: Updated history.