S.T. Imelda FD13

Technical

Official Number: 136894
Yard Number: 265
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 251
Net Tonnage: 97
Length: 126.8 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Lidgerwood Ltd, Coatbridge
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee

History

25.6.1914: Launched by Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee (Yd.No.265) for The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as IMELDA.
7.1914: Completed (James Herbert Marr, manager).
7.8.1914: Registered at Fleetwood (FD13).
10.9.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA & W/T) (Ad.No.519).
29.4.1915: Ty/Sk. James Alfred Springall appointed CO. Based St. Mary’s.
4.11.1916: Joseph Herbert Marr died. James Alexander Robertson appointed manager.
12.1918: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson died. Edward Towne, Blackpool, appointed manager.
1930: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager)
12.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel (P.No. Z.136) (Hire rate £66.18.8d/month).
23.11.1943: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
1944: Based at Fort William (D. MacBrayne Ltd, Glasgow, agents).
3.-8.1946: Laid up C&M at Inverness.
24.1.1947: Sold to J. N. Connel, Coatbridge for breaking up.

ANNEX A

10.9.1914: Arrived Devonport from Fleetwood. Fitted with WT and Hotchkiss 6pdr HA and fitted out for minesweeping duties (Ad.No.519).
By 1.10.1918: At St. Mary’s (General Patrol and Escort work) (Lieut. RNR).

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S.T. Imelda FD13

S.T. Imelda FD13

S.T. Imelda FD13

S.T. Imelda FD13
Picture courtesy of The Stephen Myerscough Collection

Jim Springall

Jim Springall holding a gannet
Picture courtesy of Germaine Cowell

Changelog
24/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
09/04/2017: Added image and removed FMHT watermark.

  1. germaine cowell says:

    Just been doing some family history research and have found that my husbands grandfather was skipper on the S.T. Imelda in WW1. James Alfred Springall.

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