S.T. Albany FD82


Official Number: 124682
Yard Number: 118
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 215
Net Tonnage: 60
Length: 120 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Gauldie, Gillespie & Co, Glasgow
Boiler: A. & W. Daglish, Pollockshaws, Glasgow
Built: Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling


9.10.1906: Launched by Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling (Yd.No.118) for the Double Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as ALBANY.
20.11.1906: Completed.
20.11.1906: Mortgaged to Manchester & County Bank Ltd, Manchester (A).
20.11.1906: Registered at Fleetwood (FD82), Harry Melling, Preston appointed manager.
25.2.1907: Company title changed to The Lune Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Harry Melling, Preston, manager).
26.5.1908: William Leadbetter, Fleetwood appointed manager.
28.12.1908: Homeward from the fishing grounds (Sk.Courtney). Caught in blizzard off Kintyre Peninsula. Driven ashore at Westport, Kintyre grounding 150 yds from shore at Tangytavil, north of Machrahanish; skipper attempted to swim ashore with line but had to be hauled back. Crew of eight eventually floated lifebuoy and rescued by shore party after two days aground. “Vessel has become a total wreck”.
29.3.1909: Fleetwood registry closed. (Small amount of wreckage still on site in 3-10m, including boiler).

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S.T. Albany FD82

S.T. Albany FD82
Picture courtesy of Donald Kelly

10/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.