S.T. Lanercost FD292

Additional information courtesy of Gary Hicks Plymouth Merchant Ships

Technical

Official Number: 137373
Yard Number: 607
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 226.82
Net Tonnage: 86.72
Length: 117.0 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 13.0 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Boiler: Richardson Westgarth & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough

History

7.12.1915: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.607) for Thomas M. Reed, North Shields (managing owner) as LANERCOST.
21.1.1916: Registered at North Shields (SN248)
1.1916: Requisitioned from the builders for war service and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.3254).
1916: Sold to The Palatine Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Magnus B. J. Wedum, manager).
27.12.1916: North Shields registry closed.
29.12.1916: Registered at Fleetwood (FD292). Based Tyne.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
27.9.1921: Registered at Fleetwood as DARWEN (FD292).
6.1928: Fishing from North Shields.
6.10.1928: Stranded in Druridge Bay, Northumberland.
10.10.1928: Refloated, repaired and returned to service.
1935: Sold to Thomas M. Reed, Tynemouth (managing owner).
25.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and employed on auxiliary patrol duties (Hire rate £64.6.4d/month).
16.1.1940: Returned to owner.
1940: Owners became Exors. Thomas M. Reed dec’d.
7.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out for minesweeping duties (P.No. FY.1859).
2.1946: Reclassed at Liverpool and returned.
1948: Sold to Mrs C. M. Reed, Tynemouth & W. F. Reed, Crail (H. Markham Cook, Grimsby, manager).
7.1951: Sold to Goodleigh Fisheries Ltd, Milford Haven (Henry J. Richards, manager).
7.1951: Fleetwood registry closed.
20.7.1951: Registered at Milford as WESTLEIGH (M169).
7.1952: Sold to Percy Vernon Turner; Percy Vernon Turner Jnr & Charles Russel Turner, Plymouth (joint owners 64/64).
24.7.1952: Milford registry closed.
25.7.1952: Registered at Plymouth (PH116).
25.7.1952: Percy Vernon Turner Snr appointed manager.
30.7.1952: Registered at Plymouth as PERVERUS. (PH116).
1955: Sold to BISCO for breaking up.
23.3.1955: Sailed Plymouth.
15.9.1955: Plymouth registry closed “Vessel broken up”.

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S.T. Lanercost FD292 stranded in Druridge Bay, Northumberland

S.T. Lanercost FD292 stranded in Druridge Bay, Northumberland
Picture courtesy of John Stevenson

S.T. Lanercost FD292

S.T. Perverus PH116
Picture courtesy of Terry Bunker (TrawlerPhoto Forum)

S.T. Lanercost FD292

S.T. Westleigh M169
Picture courtesy of Terry Bunker (TrawlerPhoto Forum)

Changelog
28/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
11/01/2014: Information updated.
24/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.