S.D/T. Leonard LT149 (Seasonal)

Additional information courtesy of Jan Harteveld, Barry Banham and Hans-J Heise


Official Number 149227
Yard Number: 901
Launched 1913
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 107
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 27.25m (89.4 ft)
Breadth: 6.04m (19.8 ft)
Depth: 2.83m (9.3 ft)
Built: Gebr. Boot Scheepsbouwwerf “De Hoop”, Leiderdorp
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Burgerhout’s Maschfb. Rotterdam


1913: Completed by Gebr. Boot Scheepsbouwwerf “De Hoop”, Leiderdorp, (Yd.No.901) for NV Zeevisscherij Mij. “Majestic”, IJmuiden as MAJESTIC.
19.8.1913: Registered at IJmuiden (IJM46). NV Visscherij Exploitatie Mij. “Witte Ster”, IJmuiden designated managers.
1917: L. J. Van der Weyden designated manager.
191?: New survey remeasured 111g 42n.
2.7.1918: Sold to Partenreederei Hofman & Co, Altona. Registered at Altona as EGON (SD78).
21.2.1920: Sold to NV Visscherij Mij. “Helegoland”, IJmuiden.
1922: New survey remeasured 115g 31n.
15.2.1922: Registered at IJmuiden as HELGA (IJM46).
23.2.1927: Sold to Stoomvissch Mij. “Helgoland”, IJmuiden.
1930: New survey remeasured 105g 45n 90.6 x 19.9 x 9.5 feet.
11.1.1930: Sold to Head & Wright Ltd, Lowestoft.
13.2.1930: Registered at Lowestoft (Part I & IV) as Leonard O.N.149227 (LT149). Seasonal fishing from Fleetwood. Sir Alec Black Bt managing agent.
9.11.1940: In a NNW gale and heavy seas put into Llandudno with fish room full of water. Lifeboat THOMAS & ANNIE WADE RICHARDS (Cox Trevor Davies) was
launched to take pump and fireman to ship.
10.11.1940: By 0645 pumped out, fish landed and other gear put on pier. Escorted by lifeboat, sailed for Bangor for repairs.
4.9.1941: Letter to owners from HM Customs & Excise, Fleetwood stating that Certificate of Registry had not been endorsed for the year and requesting that it be brought or forwarded without delay.
27.10.1941: In Irish Sea (Sk. G. E. Knights); nine crew all told. When hauling and lifting bag, mast broke with weight of fish.
15.11.1941: When hauling and lifting bag, mast broke again with weight of fish.
7.5.1943: Typical wartime landing. 72 kits – cod/codling-19, whiting-16, plaice-1, roker-15, gurnard-12, dogs-3, sole & prime-6.
8.2.1946: Sold to Cranbrook Shipping Co Ltd, London. Leonard Frederick Milton designated manager.
10.1955: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
27.10.1955: Sailed Lowestoft for Bruges (Sk. Scarlett).
28.10.1955: Delivered.
4.11.1955: Lowestoft registry closed “ Sold to Belgian subjects for demolition”.

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S.T. Leonard LT149

S.T. Leonard LT149
Picture courtesy of The Mark Stopper Collection

Leonard HMC&E Letter

Leonard HMC&E Letter
Picture courtesy of Barry Banham


14/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
07/05/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
12/05/2018: Updated information.
18/05/2018: Updated information and added image.