S.T. Alida FD192


Official Number: 139208
Yard Number: 275
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 270
Net Tonnage: 105
Length: 128.9 ft
Breadth: 23.0 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow


12.1915: Completed by Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee (Yd.No.275) for the The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as ALIDA.
10.12.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD192). Requisitioned by The Admiralty from the builders and fitted out as armed trawler (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.1977).
1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
12.10.1924: Edward Towne appointed manager.
20.6.1929: Pursued by HMS SPEY when illegally trawling in the Firth of Clyde.
21.6.1929: At Campbeltown Sheriff Court, Sk. William Harrison, pleaded guilty and was fined £170, to illegal trawling, concealment of identification marks and for refusing to stop. The nets and gear were ordered to be forfeited. For assaulting an AB of the boarding party, Jack Weyman, deckhand was fined £3.3s.
1930: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager).
20.10.1932: At Stornoway Sheriff Court, Sk. William Rendall Drever was fined £100 for fishing within the limit in the Minch, 21/4 miles off Tolsta. Nets and gear were forfeited and further fine of £15 was imposed for not displaying regulation lights.
22.1.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel (P.No.Z.152) (Hire rate £74.5.0d/month).
23.11.1943: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
23.5.1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
6.6.1944: Replaced Netherlands trawler UIVER as boom defence vessel in Mooring Force B.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
1944: Based at Felixstowe (Groom & Sons Ltd, Harwich, agents).
1946: Laid up at Felixstowe.
16.4.1947: Advertised for sale by tender and open for inspection. Not to be resold within two years.
24.4.1947: Tenders closed.
1947: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.

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S.T. Alida FD192

S.T. Alida FD192
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S.T. Alida FD192

S.T. Alida FD192
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23/01/2009: Page published. 11 revisions since then.
15/07/2015: Information updated.
04/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
19/06/2019: Updated information.
05/03/2022: Added an image.