S.T. Princess Victoria (2) FD50


Official Number: 137380
Yard Number: 720
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 245
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 124.8 ft
Breadth: 22.7 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Cooper & Greig Ltd, Dundee
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby


22.3.1916: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.720) for The Dodds Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as PRINCESS VICTORIA.
9.1916: Completed (William H. Dodds, manager).
11.12.1916: Registered at North Shields (SN321).
1.1917: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdrAA) (Ad.No.3320). Based Newhaven.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Aberdeen.
12.5.1924: Arrived Aberdeen having lost man overboard.
6.1929: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Fred Parkes, Blackpool, manager).
15.6.1929: North Shields registry closed.
19.6.1929: Registered at Fleetwood (FD50).
1.1930: Sold to Northern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Edwin Pearson, Cleethorpes, manager).
14.1.1930: Fleetwood registry closed.
16.1.1930: Registered at Grimsby (GY166).
12.1933: Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby (Frank W. Robinson, manager).
18.1.1934: Registered at Grimsby as MARANO (GY166).
11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out for minesweeping duties (P.No.FY.777) (Hire rate £69.8.4d/month).
5.1942: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd, London (William A. Bennett, manager).
8.1.1945: Returned to owner.
10.1947: Sold to Shire Trawlers Ltd, London (William A. Bennett, manager).
3.1948: Sold to Benjamin Gelcer, Cape Town. Registered at Cape Town(CTA306?).
1953: Owners re-styled B. Gelcer & Co (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town.
1957: Stripped of non-ferrous metals and usable materials.
4.11.1957: Sunk by Naval gunfire in False Bay.

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HMT Marano

HMT Marano
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S.T. Princess Victoria FD50

S.T. Marano GY166
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20/12/2008: Page published. 5 updates since then.
29/01/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.