S.T. Velia (1) FD229


Official Number: 132411
Yard Number: 536
Completed: 1912
Gross Tonnage: 278
Net Tonnage: 121
Length: 133.5 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby


31.8.1912: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.536) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as VELIA.
16.10.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD229).
22.10.1912: Completed (James H. Marr, manager).
1.1914: Sold to Fiskiveid Njördur, Reykjavik, Iceland (E. Stefansson, manager).
2.2.1914: Fleetwood registry closed.
2.1914: Renamed NJÖRDUR (RE36).
1915: Thorger Palsson appointed manager.
15.10.1918: Sailed Reykjavik for Fleetwood, course determined by British Consulate in Reykjavik.
18.10.1918: When some 25 nm SW of St. Kilda attacked by U-boat (U.122), opened fire before crew had abandoned. Sunk by gunfire, crew escaped in the two lifeboats. Position 57.02N 10.58W.
21.10.1918: After 61 hours in boats picked up by HM Trawler LORD LISTER (Ad.No.1568) (H484) and subsequently landed at Londonderry.
1918: Reykjavik registry closed.

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