Additional information courtesy of David Whiteside
Official Number: 114912
Yard Number: 754
Gross Tonnage: 207
Net Tonnage: 79
Length: 117 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: 62 hp T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
22.9.1904: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.754) for Henry Melling, Preston (managing owner) as the LIZZIE MELLING.
3.11.1904: Registered at Preston (PN45). Operated from Liverpool.
19.4.1905: Landed at Preston – 10 tons.
20.4.1905: Sailed for fishing grounds.
1906: Transferred to Fleetwood.
1907: Transferred to The Melling Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Henry Melling, Preston, manager).
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper at Aberdeen.
12.12.1915: Arrived Milford and commissioned (Ad.No.2511). Based Stromness.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1919: Sold to Thomas F. Kelsall, Fleetwood (managing owner).
1920: Sold to Melling Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Henry Melling, Preston, manager).
1932: Owners restyled Mellings Ltd, Fleetwood (William Melling, Penwortham, manager).
27.9.1949: One of five trawlers that went aground in the Wyre Channel in thick fog when outward for the fishing grounds. Refloated next tide and proceeded.
27.7.1953: Landed Fleetwood. Laid up.
Pre-1956: Harvey Sucksmith, Cleveleys appointed manager.
6.1957: Sold to Hammond Lane Metal Co Ltd, Dublin for breaking up.
14.6.1957: Delivered Dublin.
1957: Fleetwood registry closed.
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The nobby ORIENT FD206, LIZZIE MELLING PN45 outboard of WRENTHORPE FD80 with MARTON FD38 ahead.
19/01/2009: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
28/06/2014: Picture 4 added.
20/04/2015: Updated information.
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