S.T. Lizzie Melling PN45

Additional information courtesy of David Whiteside


Official Number: 114912
Yard Number: 754
Completed: 1904
Gross Tonnage: 207
Net Tonnage: 79
Length: 117 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: 62hp T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields


22.9.1904: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.754) for Henry Melling, Preston as the LIZZIE MELLING.
10.1904: Completed.
3.11.1904: Registered at Preston (PN45). Henry Melling, Preston designated managing owner. Fishing out of Liverpool.
19.4.1905: At Preston landed 10 tons of fish from a Home Waters trip.
20.4.1905: Sailed, no destination recorded but presumably for coal and ice before proceeding to fishing grounds.
1906: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood.
1907: Sold to The Melling Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Henry Melling, Preston designated manager.
6.1915: At Aberdeen, requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper.
12.12.1915: Arrived Milford and commissioned (1-6pdr)(Ad.No.2511). Based Stromness.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1919: Sold to Thomas F. Kelsall, Fleetwood. Thomas F. Kelsall designated managing owner.
1920: Sold to Melling Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Henry Melling, Preston designated manager.
1931: Sold to W. & J. Melling, Preston. William Melling designated managing owner.
1932: Sold to Mellings Ltd, Fleetwood. William Melling, Penwortham designated manager.
28.4.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 187 kits – hake-18, cod/codling-15, haddock-4, flats-20, ling/coley-69, roker-9, gurnard-27, dogs-25.
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. Temporary laid up.
Pre-1956: Harvey Sucksmith, Cleveleys designated manager.
6.1957: Sold to Hammond Lane Metal Co Ltd, Dublin for breaking up.
14.6.1957: Delivered Dublin.
1957: Preston registry closed.

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S.T. Lizzie Melling PN45

S.T. Lizzie Melling PN45
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S.T. Lizzie Melling PN45

S.T. Lizzie Melling PN45
Picture courtesy of The Peter Green Collection

S.T. Lizzie Melling PN45

S.T. Lizzie Melling PN45
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Harry and Lizzie Melling

Harry and Lizzie Melling
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection

The nobby ORIENT FD206, LIZZIE MELLING PN45 outboard of WRENTHORPE FD80 with MARTON FD38 ahead.


Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

19/01/2009: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
28/06/2014: Picture 4 added.
20/04/2015: Updated information.
29/01/2017: Removed disputed image.
22/02/2017: Changed image.
13/04/2019: Added an image.
26/12/2020: Updated history & added an image.