S.T. Fane (1) FD94


Official Number: 124686
Yard Number: 259
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 268.81
Net Tonnage: 94.98
Length: 130.7 ft
Breadth: 22.6 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Built: J. Eltringham & Co, South Shields
Engine: 400ihp T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Boiler: J. T. Eltringham & Co, South Shields


31.1.1907: Launched by J. T. Eltringham & Co, South Shields (Yd.No.259) for The “Wyre” Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (64/64) as FANE.
9.3.1907: Registered at Fleetwood (FD94).
9.3.1907: Richard C. Ward & John N. Ward designated joint managers.
3.1907: Completed.
24.2.1909: John Nixon Ward designated manager.
10.4.1912: Magnus B. J. Wedum designated manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 107.54net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.132).
1914: Based Portsmouth.
23.12.1916: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co Ltd, Manchester (A).
1918: Based Portland.
1.1919: Returned to owner.
29.1.1919: Mortgage (A) discharged.
12.2.1919: Sold to George Craig (64/64), Aberdeen.
21.2.1919: George Craig designated managing owner.
22.4.1919: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.6.1919: Registered at Aberdeen (A184).
1924: Sold to Vinzenz Putz & Co Hochseefischerei A.G., Wesermünde.
15.3.1924: Aberdeen registry closed.
3.1924: Renamed IRMGARD PUTZ (PG348).
1929: Lengthened to 147.1 feet , 298g.
1930: Sold to “Nordsee” Deutsche Hochseefischeri, Bremen-Cuxhaven A.G., Cuxhaven. Renamed ESSEN (HC222).
1934: Transferred to Deutsche Heringsfischeri GmbH, Nordenham. Registered at Nordenham (ON160).
1938: Registered at Hamburg (HH228).
8.1939: Requisitioned by German Navy.
1948: Sold to A. Ritscher, Altona for breaking up.
1950: Breaking up completed.

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S.T. Fane FD94

S.T. Fane FD94
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S.T. Fane FD94 as Essen entering Bremerhaven

S.T. Essen HC222 entering Bremerhaven
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Fane FD94

S.T. Fane FD94
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21/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
15/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
16/08/2020: Updated history.