S.T. Jay (1) FD178


Official Number: 108534
Yard Number: 556
Completed: 1897
Gross Tonnage: 144
Net Tonnage: 44
Length: 106 ft
Breadth: 20.6 ft
Depth: 11 ft
Engine: 300IHP T.3-cyl and boiler by N. E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Edward Bros, North Shields


15.7.1897: Launched by Edwards Bros, North Shields (Yd.No.556) for Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd, Manchester as JAY.
13.10.1897: Registered at Fleetwood (FD178).
10.1897: Completed
13.10.1897: John E. A. Kelsall & George Beeching, Fleetwood appointed managers.
24.3.1899: Fleetwood registry closed. Transferred to Hull.
13.4.1899: Registered at Hull (H278).
8.9.1911: Registered office transferred to Hull (George Beeching, Hull & John E. A. Kelsall, London, managers).
15.7.1913: Hull registry closed and vessel registered anew in consequence of material alterations (H278).
15.7.1913: Re-measured after lengthening to 119.0 ft 166g 64n.
10.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.375).
11.8.1917: Returning to Gt. Yarmouth, torpedoed by U-boat (UB35) 500yds NE of “C” Buoy in position 55°19N/1°49E; nine crew lost*, three (two?)crew and dog saved+.
27.12.1917: Hull registry closed “Total loss”.

(Lost* – Sk. Edward N. Bullock (40); John C. Hack (35), Mate; Harry E. Pratt (38), Eng; Bryan Williams(18), Henry S. Parfitt (35), Dick G. Pestel (22) & Frederick Shreeve, deckhands; Adam Clark (19) & John MacLean, trimmers)

(Saved+ – James Keysor & Hugh Rogers)

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S.T. Jay FD178

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27/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
13/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.