S.T. Cordela FD120

Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson


Official Number: 162063
Yard Number: 1087
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 355
Net Tonnage: 139
Length: 140.4 ft
Breadth: 25 ft
Depth: 13.4 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull


28.7.1930: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd,
Selby (Yd.No.1087) for Active Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as CORDELA.
9.9.1930: Registered at Fleetwood (FD120).
9.1930: Completed (Joseph Arthur Marr, manager).
1934: Transferred to Hull, crewed and operated by The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull on the company acquisition (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Fleetwood, manager).
25.7.1939: Insured value £15,000.
10.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. E. Fawcett).
29/30.8.1949: At Hull landed 1,559 kits £962 gross.
1939: To requisitioning, at Hull landed from Iceland/Bear Island Sks. G. Booth, G. Barker, E. Fawcett), 218 days 13,311 kits £9,562 gross.
7.9.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£11,500) and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (P.No.FY.713). Based Harwich with M/S Group 116.
27.2.1940: Fleetwood registry closed.
25.3.1946: Sold to Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull (Peter A. Hellyer, manager).
18.4.1946: Registered at Hull as HAUSA (H262) (BoT Minute R.G.1149/1946), after restoration and survey at the port.
15.3.1948: Sold to Northern Fishing Co (Hull) Ltd, Hull (Peter A. Hellyer, manager).
14.10.1954: Sailed Hull for Iceland on last trip (Sk. W. S. Smith).
3.11.1954: At Hull landed 967 kits grossed £3,652. Laid up.
11.1954: Sold to Van Heyghen Freres, Ghent for breaking up.
20.11.1954: Arrived Ghent from Hull. Hull registry closed.

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S.T. Cordela FD120

S.T. Cordela FD120
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Hausa H262

S.T. Hausa H262
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

22/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
01/09/2021: Updated history.