S.T. Donalda GY149

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 136011
Yard Number: 301
Completed 1914
Gross Tonnage: 226
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 117 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: 460ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley

History

28.3.1914: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.301) for Alick Black (64/64), Grimsby as DONALDA.
6.1914: Completed.
15.6.1914: Registered at Grimsby (GY149).
15.6.1914: Alick Black designated managing owner.
18.6.1914: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd, London (A)
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-3pdr (6pdr?)) (Ad.No.5648). Based Devonport.
3.1.1916: Mortgage (A) discharged.
6.1.1916: Sold to Alfred William Baxter (64/64), Grimsby.
7.1.1916: Alick Black appointed manager).
12.1.1916: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank of England Ltd, London (B).
14.1.1916: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Alick Black, Grimsby for the sum of £2000 with interest at 5% (C).
5.4.1917: Mortgage (C) discharged.
5.1.1918: Mortgage (B) discharged.
23.1.1918: Sold to William Hill (64/64), Grimsby.
28.1.1918: William Hill designated managing owner.
12.4.1918: Sold to Victorian Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
15.4.1918: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London Joint Stock Bank Ltd, London (D).
20.4.1918: William Hill appointed manager.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
27.10.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Hill, Grimsby for the sum of £666.13.4d with interest at 121/2% (E).
27.10.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Arthur Scales Johnson, Sturton-by-Scawby, Brigg, Richard Shute and William Byron Turner, Cleethorpes (jointly) for the sum of £1000 with interest at 121/2% (F).
27.10.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Hill, Grimsby for the sum of £333.6.8d with interest at 121/2% (G).
23.8.1921: Mortgages (E), (F) and (G) discharged.
23.8.1921: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Hill, Grimsby for the sum of £500 with interest at 121/2% (H).
23.8.1921: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Hill, Grimsby, Arthur Scales Johnson, Sturton-by-Scawby, Brigg, Richard Shute and William Byron Turner, Cleethorpes (jointly) for the sum of £1000 with interest at 121/2% (I).
1.12.1921: Mortgages (H) and (I) discharged.
18.12.1929: Mortgage (D) discharged.
19.12.1929: Sold to Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
20.12.1929: Edwin Bacon Snr appointed manager.
15.4.1931: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Edwin Bacon Snr, Grimsby (J).
21.4.1940: Mortgage (J) discharged.
24.12.1941: Sold to The Active Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
7.1.1942: Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Cleveleys appointed manager.
8.7.1942: Sold to Hudson Brothers Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Hull.
11.7.1942: Archibald Hudson, Hessle appointed manager.
22.12.1942: Grimsby registry closed.
23.12.1942: Registered at Hull (H12).
7.1945: Sold to Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
26.7.1945: Harvey Wilfred Wilson appointed manager.
22.11.1945: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (K).
7.1945: Hull registry closed.
26.7.1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY78).
30.12.1947: Mortgage (K) discharged.
30.7.1949: Sold to Trawlers Grimsby Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. Harvey Wilfred Wilson appointed manager.
10.4.1953: Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
11.4.1953: Harvey Wilfred Wilson appointed manager.
9.2.1953: John Carl Ross appointed manager.
1957: Sold to BISCO and allocated to C. W. Dorkin & Co Ltd, Gateshead for breaking up.
31.1.1957: Delivered Gateshead from Grimsby under own power.
17.3.1957: Grimsby registry closed “Vessel broken up”.

Annex A
13.5.1915: Commissioned at Grimsby.
15.5.1915: Arrived Devonport. Fitted with Hotchkiss 3pdr gun (No.5648) and fitted out for minesweeping duties (Ad.No.1760).
By 10.1916: Based Devonport – Unit No.121 ‘Trawler Sweepers’ (Sk.H. Bailey RNR).
1919: Port for landing Stores, Armament and Moveable Fittings – Devonport. Port for Demobilising Personnel – Grimsby.
1919: Returned to owner.

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S.T. Donalda GY149

S.T. Donalda GY149
Picture courtesy of Alan Hirst

S.T. Donalda GY78

S.T. Donalda GY78
Picture courtesy of Greenday (TPF)

Changelog
21/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
18/11/2015: Added picture.