S.T. Banquo FD99

Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 181349
Yard Number: 210
Completed: 1948
Gross Tonnage: 604
Net Tonnage: 222
Length: 170.4 ft
Breadth: 29.2 ft
Depth: 14.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (No.283)
Boiler: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee.
Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F
Built: J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen

History

9.4.1948: Launched by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.210) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as THORNELLA. Contract price £84,220.
9.1948: Registered at Hull (H582).
21.9.1948: Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Cleveleys designated manager.
25.9.1948: Trials.
29.9.1948: Completed and delivered insured for £113,000.
30.9.1948: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. Charles Henry Taylor); first trip.
22.10.1948: At Hull landed 2864 kits (2846 headless, 1.603 haddock), £10,948 gross.
16.8.1949: Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Brough designated manager.
1949: Landings – 336 days at sea, 42,210 kits, £103,033 gross.
20.9.1952: Sailed Hull for Greenland (Sk. Charles William O’Neil).
4.10.1952: Responded to distress from steam trawler NORMAN (H289) stranded on an uncharted reef off the Greenland coast. Recovered eight bodies in the sea and landed them at Scrabster.
11.11.1952: Landed at Hull.
24.12.1952: Landed at Hull from Bear Island.
1952/53: Made two trips to Greenland fishery.
26.12.1952: Sailed Hull for Greenland (Sk.Charles William O’Neil).
9.1.1953: In company with LOCH MOIDART (H481) ran into a full NE gale whilst heading through broken ice, compelling the pair to to turn and dodge into wind. When coming into open water a large wave fell onboard, crushing the wheelhouse port side forward and flooding the radio room. With steering gear damaged and only half a wheel, the skipper managed to navigate with a boat compass and radio operator, James Cunningham, dried out the radio equipment in the stokehold and made contact with the owners to say they were safe.
17.1.1953: Arrived Hull landed 2,838 kits £6,198 gross.
19.1.1953: Surveyed and taken in hand for repair.
24.2.1953: Following repairs sailed for Norway Coast.
13.9.1954: Sold to to Northern Fishing Co (Hull) Ltd, Hull. Mark Hellyer designated manager.
6.10.1954: Registered at Hull as BANQUO (H582) (MoT&CA minute R558/1/0269 dated 4.10.1954).
17.3.1957: Vessel mortgaged to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
10.1957: Arrested by Icelandic gunboat THOR for alleged illegal fishing of Langanes peninsula, NE coast of Iceland (Sk. Joseph Jennings).
16.10.1957: At Reykjavik, Sk. Jennings was fined £1800.
12.1961: Hellyer Bros merged with Associated Fisheries Ltd.
26.3.1965: Mortgage (A) discharged.
24.5.1965: Sold to Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull (Associated Group re-organisation).
26.5.1966: Laurence Hall Swaine designated manager.
25.4.1967: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. William John Stockton).
15.5.1967: At Hull, last landing 839 kits (240 shelf) £3,141 gross, £926 net. Within Associated Fisheries Group transferred to Fleetwood.
18.5.1967: Sailed Hull with Fleetwood crew on Icelandic trip (Sk. Thomas James Watson).
19.5.1967: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
7.6.1967: At Fleetwood landed 900 kits (914 boxes), £4,331 gross.
7.6.1967: Hull registry closed.
8.6.1967: Registered at Fleetwood (FD99). Leslie Wheildon designated manager. Repainted in Wyre Trawlers livery.
9.1967: Sailed for Icelandic grounds (Sk. Thomas James Watson). On return landed and laid up.
9.1967: Sold to Van Heyghen Freres S.A., Ghent for breaking up.
27.9.1967: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.10.1967: Delivered to shipbreaker at Ghent.

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S.T. Banquo FD99

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

S.T. Banquo FD99

S.T. Banquo FD99
Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

S.T. Banquo FD99

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of The JanH Collection

S.T. Banquo FD99

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Thornella H582

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of Grimsby Reference Library

S.T. Thornella H583

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

S.T. Thornella H582

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Banquo Settling Sheet

Banquo Settling Sheet
Courtesy of The Mike Thompson Collection

S.T. Banquo H582

S.T. Banquo H582
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Changelog
26/01/2009: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
30/08/2014: Added 10th picture.
15/01/2017: Picture removed.
30/03/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from images.
19/01/2019: Updated information.
28/01/2019: Updated information.
07/08/2019: Updated information.