S.T. Clotilde FD232

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow Stephen Roberts and Birgir Þórisson


Official Number: 132418
Yard Number: 579
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 289
Net Tonnage: 114
Length: 130 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: 530ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby


4.9.1913: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.579) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as CLOTILDE.
26.11.1913: Registered at Fleetwood (FD232). James Alexander Robertson designated manager.
2.12.1913: Completed. Contract price £7950.
14.11.1914: Requisitioned for war service (Ad.No.924) . Commissioned at Fleetwood (Sk. Harry Roberts RNR). At Devonport fitted with 1-6pdr.
5.12.1914: Sailed Plymouth for Clyde. Allocated Unit No. 44 based Ardrossan (Sk. Harry Roberts RNR).
6.1916: Fitted out with mine-sweep.
1917: Icelandic trawler-owners sold 10 trawlers to the French navy. Export licence was contingent upon replacing the ships as soon as possible after the war.
16.4.1918: Sk. Harry Roberts awarded DSC ‘in recognition of minesweeping operations between 1.4 – 31.12.1917’.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1919: Icelandic trawler-owners ordered 11 new trawlers from Britain and 5 from Germany.
15.8.1919: Sold to The Active Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
1920: Delivery of new Icelandic trawlers delayed, in case of England by strikes. Fearing to lose the main salting season (March-June), several owners resorted to leasing trawlers from Fleetwood.
3.1920: Hired by Icelandic owners for the salting season and based Reykjavik.
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson OBE died.
10.1924: Alan Marr designated manager.
1.12.1925: Alan Marr died.
6.2.1925: Joseph Arthur Marr designated manager.
1.4.1929: Joseph Arthur Marr retired from board to run the Dinas Company.
4.1929: Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
29.2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.534) (Hire rate £74.13.2d/month).
25.11.1944: Sold to Wembley Steam Fishing Co (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
12.12.1944: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
12.1945: Returned to owner.
22.10.1946: Fleetwood registry closed.
29.10.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY352). Arthur Gladstone Harmer designated manager.
31.1.1947: Alteration of tonnage to 112.89 net. Certificate of Survey dated Liverpool 23.11.1946.
8.11.1947: Mortgage (A) discharged.
10.11.1947: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
13.11.1947: Frank Marr appointed manager.
24.3.1952: Sold to Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
1.4.1952: Charles Alford Osborne designated manager.
12.1956: Sold to Leon Engelen, Willebroek for breaking up.
3.12.1956: Breaking up commenced.
7.12.1956: Grimsby registry closed “…on sale of vessel to foreigners (Belgian Subjects)”.

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S.T. Clotilde FD232

S.T. Clotilde FD232

HMT Clotilde

HMT Clotilde
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S.T. Clotide GY352

S.T. Clotide GY352
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

16/01/2009: Page published. 9 updates since then.
31/05/2019: Updated the information.
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