S.T. Bush FD60


Official Number: 127416
Yard Number: 382
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 221.5
Net Tonnage: 84.93
Length: 120.4 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: 66hp T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge


10.6.1908: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.382) for Neyland Steam Trawling & Fishing Co, Neyland as BUSH.
7.1908: Completed.
25.7.1908: Registered at Milford (M227). Alexander Scott, Llanstadwell, Neyland designated manager.
4.8.1908: First landing at Milford (Sk. Ernest A. Sheldon), £231 gross.
7.6.1911: Coaling at Neyland pontoon, struck amidships by CALDY (M228) sustaining damage.
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an armed trawler (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.2667). Based Aegean Sea.
1918: David G. Jones designated manager.
24.2.1919: Sold to The Scarisbrick Steam Trawlers (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood.
3.3.1919: Milford registry closed.
5.3.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD60). Joseph A. Taylor designated manager.
1.1920: As previously programmed, returned to owner at Neyland.
2.1920: Completed refurbishment and survey at Belfast. Subsequently arrived Fleetwood (incorrectly painted up, PLN (M227), port of registry Milford).
1924: William W. Brierley designated manager.
1938: Hulbert M. Bird (The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd) designated manager.
28.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an anti submarine trawler (P.No.NR) (Hire rate £55.10.0d/month).
5.1941: Employed on harbour defence patrol.
8.1943: Employed on miscellaneous duties (Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association, managers).
1944 (27.9.1946): Returned to owner.
1948: Sold to Dundee Fishing Co Ltd, Dundee. Cameron & McFarlane Ltd, designated managers.
1950: Sold to R. Fenton, Dundee. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Dundee as LYNN FENTON (DE24). R. Fenton designated managing owner.
1954: Sold for breaking up. Dundee registry closed.

S.T. Bush FD60

S.T. Bush FD60
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28/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
18/10/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
17/05/2020: Updated information.