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
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee
Engine: T.3-cyl by Lidgerwood Ltd, Coatbridge

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.
7.8.1914: Registered at Fleetwood (FD13). James Herbert Marr designated manager.
4.9.1914: Requisitioned for war service (Ad.No.519). Commissioned at Fleetwood.
10.9.1914: Arrived Devonport from Fleetwood. Fitted with WT, Hotchkiss 6pdr HA and mine-sweep. Ty/Sk. James Alfred Springall appointed CO.
Based St. Mary’s.
4.11.1916: Joseph Herbert Marr died. James Alexander Robertson designated manager.
1.10.1918: At Isles of Scilly for General Patrol and Escort work (Lieut. RNR).
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
Picture courtesy of The Stephen Myerscough Collection

S.T. Imelda FD13

S.T. Imelda FD13
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

Jim Springall

Jim Springall holding a gannet
Picture courtesy of The Germaine Cowell Collection

Changelog
24/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
09/04/2017: Added image and removed FMHT watermark.
26/09/2019: Updated information and added an image.