S.T. Edouard Nierinck FD412

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and David Slinger


Admiralty Number: 4484
Official Number: 141962
Yard Number: 314
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 276
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Net Tonnage: 120
Length: 125.4 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields


1919: Launched by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields (Yd.No.314)(“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as DANIEL DILLON (Ad.No.4484).
28.7.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel and sold to Soc. Anon-Delta, Ostend (J. Nierinck, manager). Renamed EDOUARD NIERINCK (O206).
1921: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1922: Sold to Jules H. Nierinck, Blackpool (managing owner).
5.10.1922: Registered at Fleetwood (Part IV) (FD412).
2.12.1922: Registered at Fleetwood (Part I) O.N.141962.
1924: Sold to Scarisbrick Steam Trawlers (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood (William W. Brierley, manager).
1924: Registered at Fleetwood as EDWARD WALMSLEY (FD412) (BoT Minute M/RG 1480/24).
18.10.1935: Off the Western Isles in very heavy weather (Sk. George Abram*) observed rockets and flares from a vessel in distress. Steamed towards vessel and found steam trawler DHOON (FD348) disabled with severe heavy weather damage.*
20.10.1935: At 7.00am after almost twelve hours and many attempts, continuously swept by heavy seas, connected and proceeded for Fleetwood.
22.10.1935: At 4.20am. arrived Fleetwood after a very difficult 48 hour tow and delivered alongside at North End. Later landed 104 kits – 100 boxes 20 baskets, £359 gross.
30.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.624) (Hire rate £86.5.0d/month).
7.1946: Reclassed at Fleetwood and returned to owner.
27.9.1949: One of five trawlers that went aground in the Wyre Channel in thick fog when outward for the fishing grounds. Refloated next tide and proceeded.
12.10.1949: Landed 308 kits, £1460 gross.
1952: Sold to The Cevic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Richard Neave, manager).
1958: Sold to Haulbowline Industries Ltd, Passage West, Co. Cork for breaking up.
24.11.1958: Sailed Fleetwood for Cork.
26.11.1958: Arrived Passage West.
(Daniel (David) Dillon, OS, age 35, b. Dublin – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB68?))


* 16.1.1935: Sk. George Abram presented with a Board of Trade silver bowl in recognition of the skilled seamanship and persistence shown in assisting the DHOON).

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S.T. Edouard Nierinck FD412 as Edward Walmsley

S.T. Edward Walmsley FD412
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S.T. Edward Walmsley FD412

S.T. Edward Walmsley FD412
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S.T. Edward Walmsley FD412

S.T. Edward Walmsley FD412
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23/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
01/07/2015: Picture added.
29/01/2016: Information updated.
25/04/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from images.
18/05/2020: Updated information.