Official Number: 109669
Yard Number: 626
Gross Tonnage: 189
Net Tonnage: 73
Length: 115.5 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: 52hp T.3-cyl and boiler by N. E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
2.12.1899: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.626) for Richard Kelsall, Liverpool (32/64); John Johnson, Cheetham Hill, Manchester (12/64); Thomas Kelsall, Prestwich Park (12/64) and Thomas Frederick Kelsall, Fleetwood (8/64) as CITY OF MANCHESTER.
4.1.1900: Registered at Fleetwood (FD193).
12.1.1900: Thomas F. Kelsall appointed manager.
7.1.1903: Twelve shares (T. Kelsall) sold to Sarah Kelsall, Southport.
22.1.1900: Arrived Fleetwood.
15.7.1903: Twelve shares (J. Johnson), six sold to William Johnson, Manchester and six sold to John Johnson Jnr, Manchester.
30.9.1904: Off Fleetwood in collision with 1st class smack SECRET (FD161) which was badly damaged.
Pre 1914: Sold to Fred Kelsall & Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Thomas F. Kelsall, manager).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 84.76 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence trawler (Ad.No.NI). Based Cromarty.
8.1918: Returned to owner.
12.11.1918: Sold to Noah Ashworth & Ernest Tomlinson, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
26.10.1922: Registered at Fleetwood as ERNESTA (FD193).
1925: Sold to Pharos Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (John W. A. Potts, manager).
1930: J. W. Dollin appointed manager.
27.8.1930: Arrived Stornoway and skipper reported having grounded on Rudh Ulserish; damage confined to forepeak.
11.10.1930: Sustained damage having been in collision in Ramsey Bay with Fleetwood steam trawler HIBERNIA (FD354).
18.2.1931: In the Firth of Clyde, seven miles NE of Sanda Island, in collision with steam puffer BRITON (68grt/1905) inwards for Glasgow from Carnlough which foundered. Four crew picked up.
1933: Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Preston.
29.9.1933: Fleetwood registry closed, breaking up completed.
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25/12/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
20/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
13/12/2019: Information updated.