S.T. Dean Swift FD29

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Andy Hall


Official Number: 109030
Yard Number: 204
Completed: 1898
Gross Tonnage: 181
Net Tonnage: 74
Length: 110 ft
Breadth: 21 ft
Depth: 11.3 ft
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Speed: 10 knots


26.2.1898: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.204) for The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as the CITY of HULL.
26.5.1898: Registered at Hull (H396). John A. Laverack designated manager.
5.1898: Completed.
27.5.1907: Sold to Dublin Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Dublin.
5.2.1908: Hull registry closed.
2.1908: Registered at Dublin as DEAN SWIFT (D335). Arthur Richardson, designated manager.
14.1.1911: Arrived Dublin with crew of Liverpool owned, Glasgow registered steamer TURTLE (146grt/1893), Annalong for Birkenhead, cargo potatoes, which foundered off Carlingford Lough, Co. Down.
1913: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1915: Fitted with new deck.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
1922: Company restructured as Dublin Trawling, Ice & Cold Storage Co Ltd, Dublin. Arthur Richardson designated manager.
1926: Sold to Mrs J. M. F. A. Nierinck, Blackpool. Frank Thornley, Fleetwood designated manager.
1928: Sold to Thornley & Co, Fleetwood. Frank Thornley designated manager.
15.7.1928: Responded to distress from steam trawler HIDDENITE (FD180) ashore on rocks in Sound of Islay close to Port Askaig. In bad position and listing to starboard at low water. At high water connected and attempted to refloat but unsuccessful.
16.7.1928: Again attempted to refloat but without success. On arrival of a Glasgow tug, left the scene for Fleetwood.
1928: Sold to Dalby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
5.1929: Dublin registry closed.
25.5.1929: Registered at Fleetwood (FD29). Bowden Ramster designated manager.
21.9.1934: Sidney Mungay lost overboard.
1939-46: Out of Fleetwood for much of war, fishing home waters.
24.5.1943: Typical landing. 243 kits, hake-99, cod/codling-24, haddock-4, whiting-26, plaice-12, ling/coley-35, roker-5, gurnard-8, dogs-30.
4.2.1957: Sheltering in Ramsey Bay (Sk. Jack Randles) assistance requested by ALCMARIA (LT48) (Sk. Leslie Hatcher), disabled off Maughould Head with boiler trouble. Steamed 40 miles in rough weather to arrive at the drifting ALCMARIA 11 miles NW of Morecambe Bay Lightship. At 6.00 pm. attempted to connect but line parted. At 8.30 pm. Sk. Hatcher sent SOS and at 10.00 pm Barrow lifeboat launched, also answered by RED SABRE (LO71) (Sk. Jim McKernan) outward for fishing grounds.
5.2.1957. At 3.00 am with Barrow lifeboat in attendance, after several attempts with rocket and barrel RED SABRE connected, but line carried away and fouled propeller. With Barrow lifeboat still in attendance and in moderating weather, Sk. Randles, connected at 5.00 pm. and towed to Fleetwood arriving just after midday.
20.1.1959: Sold to Hammond Lane Foundry Ltd, Dublin for breaking up.
27.1.1959: Delivered Dublin from Fleetwood under own power.
28.11.1959: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Dean Swift FD29

S.T. Dean Swift FD29

21/01/2009: Page published. 5 revisions since then.
12/04/2014: Second picture added.
01/12/2014: Information updated.
25/04/2017: Removed disputed image.
25/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermark and updated information.