S.T. Andradite (1) FD191


Official Number: 148431
Yard Number: 464
Completed: 1925
Gross Tonnage: 352
Net Tonnage: 150
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24 ft
Depth: 12.9 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley


1924: The Board of Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd decided to build two more distant water trawlers to the same design as their two previous vessels ANDALUSITE and ALALITE. Contracts were signed with Cook, Welton & Gemmell to build the ships at £7,700 each and Charles D. Holmes to make the engines and boilers at £6,125 each. Total cost £13,825 each. The names chosen for these vessels were ANDRADITE and AXINITE.

26.1.1925: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.464) for Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as ANDRADITE.
24.3.1925: Registered at Hull (H176).
30.3.1925: Completed trials and accepted. John William Lown designated manager.
2.4.1925: Sailed Hull on maiden trip to Icelandic grounds.
22.4.1925: At Hull landed 860 kits grossed £1,398.
6.9.1933: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager) for £7,600.
7.9.1933: Hull registry closed.
9.9.1933: Registered at Fleetwood (FD191).
14.12.1933: Registered at Fleetwood as ORILLA (FD191).
23.11.1935: Transferred to Hull. The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Leslie James Marr designated manager.
31.12.1937: Last trip out of Hull. Sailed Iceland (Sk. C. Pratt).
17.1.1938: At Hull after 17 days landed 302 kits £366 gross .
3.1939: Sold to P/F Vaga Trolarafelag, Sörvagur, Faroe Islands (D. Niclasen, manager) for £5,000.
3.1939: Remeasured 298g 115n.
9.3.1939: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Sandevaag as VESTURVARDI (VA214).
1943-1944: Landing frequently at Fleetwood.
1952: Sold to Government of Poland (“Dalmor” Przedsiobiorstwo Polowow Dalekomorskich Sp.z.ogr.opd., Gdynia, managers). Registered at Gdynia as MALY WOZ (GDY179).
1964: Sold for breaking up in Poland.

(Note. Building instalment costings:
31.7.1924: Frames – £2000
5.9.1924: Plating – £2000
18.9.1924: Launch – £2000
17.11.1924 : Final – £1500
15.1.1925: Extras – £62.18.9d Total – £7,562.18.9d
Engine and boiler maker
5.9.1924: £1412.10s
2.10.1924: £1412.10s
28.10.1924: £1412.10s
7.11.1924: Final – £1912.10s
15.1.1925: Extras – £30.1.0d Total – £6,180.1.0d

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S.T. Vesturvardi VA214

S.T. Vesturvardi VA214
Picture courtesy of The Jonleif Collection (TPF)

S.T. Andradite FD191

S.T. Vesturvardi VA214
Picture courtesy of The Jonleif Collection (TPF)

14/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
02/07/2019: Updated information.