S.T. Dorinda FD198

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 139216
Yard Number: 277
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 270
Net Tonnage: 105
Length: 128.8 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: 540ihp T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Boiler: Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd, Govan
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee

23.11.1916: Launched by Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee (Yd.No.277) for The Active Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood as DORINDA.
9.2.1917: Registered at Fleetwood (FD198) (James A. Robertson, manager).
2.1917: Completed. Requisitioned from the builders for war service and fitted out for escort duties (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.3003).
18.10.1917: Re-registered at Fleetwood (FD198). Based Milford Haven.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
14.10.1932: Responded to request for assistance from JACINTA (FD235) which had struck submerged rock 8 miles off Rathlin Island, losing all blades on her propeller. Connected and commenced tow to Fleetwood.
15.10.1932: Delivered Fleetwood.
30.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.623) (P.No.FY.600) (Hire rate £78.15.0d/month).
1944: Sold to Malcolm Smith Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen (Malcolm Smith, manager).
10.1945: Restored and surveyed at Dumbarton. Fleetwood registry closed.
8.10.1945: Registered at Aberdeen (A602).
5.11.1945: Returned to owner.
17.4.1946: Registered at Aberdeen as LOCH LOMOND (A602) (MoT Minute R.G.No.1102/1945 dated 8.4.1946).
29.7.1946: Sold to Anglo Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
1.8.1946: Joseph Reginald Cobley appointed manager.
29.7.1946: Aberdeen registry closed.
1.8.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY310).
15.8.1946: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
4.10.1946: Registered at Grimsby as Anglo (GY310) (MoT Minute R.G.No.1439/1946 dated 10.9.1946).
20.10.1949: Leslie Little appointed manager.
30.3.1950: Registered at Grimsby as DEERNESS (GY310) (MoT Minute R.G.No.1029/50 dated 24.3.1950).
6.8.1952: Charles Dobson appointed manager.
24.7.1955: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (A) to Elkington Estates Ltd, Grimsby.
9.1955: Sold to Belgium for breaking up.
15.9.1955: Grimsby registry closed “… vessel sold to foreigners (Belgian subjects) for breaking up.”

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S.T. Dorinda FD198

S.T. Dorinda FD198
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

22/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
22/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
27/04/2020: Updated information.