S.T. Drusilla A133


Official Number: 135993
Yard Number: 570
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 250
Net Tonnage: 97
Length: 125 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.4 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough


24.12.1913: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.570) for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby as DRUSILLA. 27.1.1914: Registered at Grimsby (GY951).
1.1914: Completed at a cost of £8762-4s-6d. John D. Marsden designated manager.
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-10pdr) (Ad.No.36). Based Lerwick.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
29.6.1927: Owners re-styled Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. Sir John D. Marsden, Bart designated manager.
28.9.1929: Grimsby registry closed “To transfer to Nova Scotia”.
7.7.1930: Grimsby registry re-opened (GY958).
9.1934: Sold to North Star Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen for the sum of £8,864.
19.9.1934: Grimsby registry closed.
20.9.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A133). John Alexander Harrow designated manager.
31.10.1939: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood for the sum of £4750. Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
2.1940: Stranded at Applecross, Sound of Sleet. Refloated, repaired and returned to service.
14.10.1940: Sold to The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (J. Marr & Son Ltd). Leslie James Marr designated manager.
1943: Landing at Fleetwood from Faroe grounds.
3.5.1943: Typical landing. 1212 kits – cod/codling-430, haddock-722, whiting-24, ling/coley-35.
18.1.1945: Sold to Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Hull for the sum of £18,500. George Gillard designated manager.
20.1.1945: Aberdeen registry closed.
25.1.1945: Registered at Hull (H112).
14.7.1945: First trip out of Hull to North Sea grounds (Sk. Henry Lead); eleven crew all told.
27.7.1945: At Hull landed 864 kits £3,596 gross.
30.11.1945: Insured value £18,500; for 1946 proposed same.
22.2.1946: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. Thomas Mason). Transferred to fish out of Grimsby.
15.3.1946: Sold to Vinur Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
19.3.1946: At Hull landed 1105 kits £3,653 gross.
22.3.1946: Hull registry closed.
26.3.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY223). Charles Alfred Osborne designated manager.
19.2.1951: Sold to Alfred Bannister (Trawlers) Ltd, Grimsby. Fred Bannister designated manager.
4.1959: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
29.4.1959: Grimsby registry closed.
30.4.1959: Delivered Bruges.

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S.T. Drusilla GY223

S.T. Drusilla GY223
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S.T. Drusilla A133

S.T. Drusilla A133
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S.T. Drusilla A133

S.T. Drusilla A133
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