S.T. Bulby (2) – FD147


Official Number: 180327
Yard Number: 756
Completed: 1946
Gross Tonnage: 361
Net Tonnage: 139
Length: 136.1 ft
Breadth: 25.2 ft
Depth: 13.2 ft
Engine: 600IHP T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Speed : 11.9 knots
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley


8.10.1945: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.756) for Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Fred Parkes, Blackpool, manager) as BULBY.
1.1.1946: Completed.
3.1.1946: Registered at Fleetwood (FD147).
7.10.1946: Sold to Seddon Fishing Co Ltd, London & Fleetwood (B. Kilaczycki, London, manager).
27.7.1949: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood for £40280.
9.11.1953: Sold to National Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Cape Town for £46750.
27.1.1954: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Cape Town (CTA52).
20.4.1960: Involved in collision with steam trawler CAPE MATAPAN (CTA382) (321grt/1925) 2 miles off Cape Town with the loss of the CAPE MATAPAN.
Pre 1966: Company sold to Irvin & Johnson Ltd, Cape Town, who became managers.
1968: Stripped of all usable parts and non-ferrous metals.
12.1968: Scuttled at ‘Irvin Johnson’ artificial reef in False Bay.

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S.T. Bulby FD147 at Cape Town

S.T. Bulby CTA382
Picture courtesy of Janet Hannah

S.T. Bulby FD147

S.T. Bulby FD147
Picture courtesy of the JJ collection