S.T. Bridlington FD145

Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson


Official Number: 133460
Yard Number: 561
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 205
Net Tonnage: 82 (75)
Length: 112.2 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 12.4 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 300ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


7.7.1913: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.561) for Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Hull as BRIDLINGTON.
1.9.1913: Registered at Hull (H1009).
1.9.1913: Joseph Vivian appointed manager.
24.9.1913: Completed.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
13.5.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.3.1923: Mortgagee re-styled as Westminster Bank Ltd, London.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to William Augustus Hayward, Eastbourne.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd, London.
22.10.1928: Robert Burton appointed manager.
16.9.1932: Charles Hugh Emerson appointed manager.
10.1932: Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd in liquidation.
1.11.1932: Mortgage (A) transferred to Harold Frank Hayward, London; Maud Florence Katherine Rogers, Chelsea and Ernest Norton, London (joint mortgagees).
1935: Insured value £2,650.
3.1936: Combined boxing and trawling fleet of Kelsall Bros. & Beeching Ltd and the Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd consisting of 59 vessels laid up at Hull (declining catches, coal bill and increased maintenance costs had made the venture uneconomical).
6.3.1936: At Extraordinary General Meeting at Hull, Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd placed in Creditors’ Voluntary Winding-up (Richard Field Helm of Messrs Hodgson Harris & Co, London appointed liquidators).
3.2.1937: Sold by the mortgagee under mortgage(A) to Heward Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London (Robert Scott Hewett & Harold Frank Hayward).
17.2.1937: Hull registry closed.
17.2.1937: Robert S. Hewett, London appointed manager.
19.2.1937: Registered at London (LO194). Refurbished.
11.3.1937: Arrived Fleetwood from Hull.
11.5.1943: Typical wartime landing. 368 kits – hake-184, cod/codling-30, haddock-10, whiting-37, flats-7, ling/coley-28, roker-10, gurnard-7, dogs-55.
1948: Sold to Fern Leaf Co Ltd, Fleetwood (William Newton, manager).
1954: London registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD145).
1956: Sold for breaking up in The Netherlands.
17(7?).9.1956: Arrived Dordrecht from Fleetwood under own power. Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Bridlington LO194

S.T. Bridlington LO194
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S.T. Bridlington FD145

S.T. Bridlington FD145
Picture courtesy of the late Alan Hirst

26/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
18/01/2017: Removed disputed image.
03/10/2019: Information updated.
12/06/2022: Added an image.