S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

Technical

Official Number: 164934
Yard Number: 1158
Completed: 1936
Gross Tonnage: 486
Net Number: 201
Length: 161.3 ft
Breadth: 26.6 ft
Depth: 14.1 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

6.1936: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1158) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as LORD ESSENDON.
22.6.1936: Registered at Hull (H312).
25.6.1936: Completed. Albert Turgoose & James Car designated joint managers. Cost to build £20,100.
30.6.1936: Sailed Hull on first trip to Greenland (Sk. C. Hansen).
6.1936: When in transit in Pentland Firth in thick fog stranded on east side of Stroma. Refloated without assistance and proceeded to Aberdeen (four days).
29.7.1936: At Hull landed 2,143 kits grossed £1,386.
25.7.1939: Insured value £23,200.
12.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. E. Clarke).
30.8.1939: At Hull landed 1,104 kits £871 gross having been recalled for war service; fishing gear removed.
1939: To requisitioning, at Hull landed from Iceland/Bear Island (Sk. E. Clarke) 224 days 19,515 kits 14,560 gross.
9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.218) (Hire rate £301.12.0d/month).
1.1940: Based Ardrossan with 29th A/S Group (Senior Officer, Pby/Ty/Sub Lieut. M. R. Thwaites RNVR).
1942: Based Plymouth with 20th A/S Group.
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters and across the Channel in support of landings.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
20.6.1945: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull for £21,100.
9.10.1945: Returned after survey and restoration at Hartlepool. Thomas W. Boyd designated manager.
30.11.1945: Insured value £42,500; for 1946 proposed £50,000.
7.1947: Converted by St. Andrew’s Engineering Co Ltd, Hull for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F. Cost £7,000.
17.4.1950: Lord Line Ltd in liquidation. Sold to Associated Fisheries Trawling Co Ltd, Hull for £21,000. Thomas W. Boyd designated manager.
22.7.1953: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
4.3.1957: David Clater (17) deckie learner lost overboard and drowned.
12.10.1962: Sailed Hull for Iceland, last trip from port (Sk. Kenneth Rose).
30.10.1962: At Hull landed 1,133 kits grossed £5,299.
17.12.1962: Transferred to Fleetwood.
1.1.1963: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood for £28,653.
6.1.1964: Hull registry closed.
1.1964: Registered at Fleetwood (FD75).
23.4.1966: Sold to James A. White & Co Ltd, St. Davids, Fife for breaking up.
9.7.1966: Delivered St. Davids. Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon H312
Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

S.T. Lord Essendon H312

S.T. Lord Essendon H312
Picture courtesy of Jonleif (TPF)

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75
Picture courtesy of the David Slinger Collection

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75
Picture courtesy of the David Slinger Collection

Changelog
28/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
26/03/2015: Picture added.
28/03/2015: Added 2 pictures.
04/02/2017: Removed disputed image.
18/10/2019: Updated information.