S.T. Collena (1) FD115

Additional information courtesy of Birgir Þórisson


Official Number: 136904
Yard Number: 652
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 293
Net Tonnage: 116
Length: 133.6 ft
Breadth: 23.6 ft
Depth: 10.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby


16.2.1915: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.652) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as COLLENA.
24.4.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD115). James A. Robertson designated manager.
1.5.1915: Completed.
5.1915: Requisitioned from the builders for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1585). Based Dover (Sub Lieut. F. G. Heath RNR).
17.9.1915: At 10.0 pm. “ rendered good service by rescuing the crew of Goole steamer AFRICA (1038grt/1903) mined in the Downs, 23 in number, who were all in one boat which was on the point of sinking”. Based Lerwick.
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.
1919: Icelandic trawler-owners ordered 11 new trawlers from Britain and 5 from Germany.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
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.
1922: Top port landings (537.8 tons).
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson OBE died.
10.1924: Alan Marr designated manager.
6.2.1925: Joseph Arthur Marr designated manager.
1.12.1925: Alan Marr died after long illness.
1.4.1929: Joseph Arthur Marr retired from Board to run the Dinas Company.
4.1929: Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
10.10.1929: John Edward Fearnley, Bosun, lost overboard and drowned.
1930: Top port landings (500.3 tons).
4.1936: Homeward, picked up crew of BARLE (GY78) which had stranded on Mull of Ore, Islay and brought them back to Fleetwood.
29.7.1937: At Wyre Light (Sk.H. Chard), whilst awaiting the signal to proceed into dock, struck amidships on the port side by steam trawler NORTHERN CHIEF (LO165) causing extensive damage to wheelhouse and bulwarks. Entered Wyre Dock under own power.
31.1.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel (P.No.Z.151) (Hire rate £80.11.6d/month).
1942: Sold to Aldred Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (H. Markham Cook, manager).
23.11.1943: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
1943: Fleetwood registry closed.
4.1946: 7.1946: Sold to Swansea Trawlers Ltd, Mumbles, Swansea.
3.1947: Rebuilt by P. K. Harris & Sons Ltd, Appledore, forecastle added.
1947: Registered at Swansea as SWANSEA BAY (SA37). K. H. Reynolds DFC designated manager.
2.1949: Sold to Goodleigh Fisheries Ltd, Milford Haven.
2.1949: Swansea registry closed.
3.3.1949: Registered at Milford (M23). Henry J. Richards designated manager.
1950: Registered at Milford as HOMELEIGH (M23).
1952: Goodleigh Fisheries Ltd in liquidation.
3.1952: Sold to Ribble Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd designated managers.
19.2.1953: Last landing at Fleetwood. Laid up.
6.1953: Sold to Hermann Westenborg, Milford Haven.
5.10.1953: Sold to Westward Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven. Registered at Milford as RUDILAIS (M23). Edgar E. Carter designated manager.
1960: Sold to Haulbowline Industries Ltd, Passage West, Cork for breaking up.
22.6.1960: Delivered Passage West.
10.8.1960: Milford registry closed, breaking up completed.

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S.T. Collena FD115

S.T. Collena FD115
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Collena FD115

S.T. Collena FD115
Collision damage picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Swansea Bay SA37

S.T. Swansea Bay SA37
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Rudilais M23

S.T. Rudilais M23
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

22/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
22/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
20/01/2019: Added an image.
31/05/2019: Updated the information.