S.T. Portia GY828

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 105038
Yard Number: 138
Completed: 1895
Gross Tonnage: 178
Net Tonnage: 46
Length: 108.8 ft
Breadth: 20.6 ft
Depth: 11.3 ft
Engine: 330ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull


1895: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.138) for Charles Hodder (64/64), Hull as PORTIA.
9.5.1895: Registered at Hull (H280). Charles Hodder designated as managing owner
5.1895: Completed.
7.5.1897: Sold to Hellyer’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull. Charles Hellyer appointed manager.
1905: New boiler fitted (made 1897).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 67.78 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.12.1915: Sold to The South Western Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
1.1.1916: Hull registry closed.
3.1.1916: Registered at Grimsby (GY828).
3.1.1916: (Alick Black appointed manager.
3.1917: At Fleetwood. Fitted with Hotchkiss 6pdr gun (No.3069); compliment increased by two gunners.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve. Renamed PORTIA III (GY828).
30.8.1917: Sold to Alick Black (64/64), Grimsby.
31.8.1917: Alick Black designated managing owner.
15.1.1918: By Deed Poll. Name of Alick Black changed to Alec Black.
2.9.1918: Sir Alec Black, Bart designated managing owner.
1919: Released and reverted to PORTIA (GY828).
1920: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood.
31.1.1928: Sk. Joseph Edwards was fined £20 at Bangor for trawling within the three mile limit and not displaying signals that he was fishing. Also stated that the trawlers
name had been tampered with and read ‘ORITI’.
30.12.1929: Trawling off Great Ormes Head, hauled and found paddle wheel in trawl; sustained heavy damage to mainmast, rigging, etc when mast collapsed.
8.8.1930: At Douglas Magistrates Court, Sk. William Randles was fined £40 for trawling within the Isle of Man three mile limit.
1931: Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Preston.
26.1.1932: Grimsby registry closed “Ship broken up”.

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S.T. Portia GY828

S.T. Portia GY828
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21/12/2008: Page published. 7 updates since then.
14/01/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.