S.T. Lord Hotham FD64

Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 164927
Yard Number: 1156
Completed: 1936
Gross Tonnage: 466
Net Number: 178
Length: 161.3 ft
Breadth: 26.6 ft
Depth: 14.1 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

8.4.1936: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1156) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as LORD HOTHAM.
26.5.1936: Registered at Hull (H309).
28.5.1936: Completed at a cost of £20,659 (Albert Turgoose & James Clark, joint managers).
2.6.1936: Sailed Hull on first trip to Icelandic grounds (Sk. E. Stoner).
23.6.1936: At Hull landed 1,622 kits grossed £11,879.
09.08.1939: Landed at Hull having been recalled for war service; fishing gear removed.
01.11.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£25,676).
15.11.1939: Hull registry closed. Fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No. FY.133). Based Gibraltar with 7th A/S Group.
20.10.1945: A Control Committee was formed to manage Hull and Grimsby trawlers which had been bought by the Admiralty pre war and were being offered for sale back to their original owners. The owners who bought back these vessels and wanted to take part in the scheme agreed to register the trawlers under the Hull Ice Co. Ltd and profits were shared. Management of the trawlers was given to the companies which had bought them.
6.3.1946: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull for £18,659.
16.3.1946: Registered at Hull (H231). Thomas Boyd, manager.
16.11.1946: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager) for £18,659.
1.1948: Converted by Palmers Hebburn Co Ltd, Hebburn, for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F and fitted with superheaters
20.05.1949: Outward for fishing grounds (Sk. Walter Hayes); twenty-four crew. In patchy fog at 2.00am in collision near Saltend with Swedish motor vessel BERGSUND (1320grt/1949) (Capt. Yvar Lovgren). BERGSUND holed amidships and foundered in shallow water 10 minutes later, all 26 crew took to ship’s lifeboat and reached shore safely. With severe damage to fore end, Sk. Hayes stood by until it was clear all crew from the BERGSUND were safe before beaching the trawler as a precaution. After inspection, refloated on the afternoon tide and returned to St.Andrew’s Dock under tow. No casualties in either crew.
17.4.1950: Lord Line Ltd in liquidation. Sold to Associated Fisheries Trawling Co Ltd, Hull for £25,000 (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
25.11.1952: Escorted into Tromsö by Norwegian destroyer for alleged fishing in territorial waters. Sk. Niels M. Pedersen refused to pay a fine and elected to go to court.
28.11.1952: At a court in Tromsö, Sk. Pedersen was fined in total £4,450.
22.7.1953: Company restyled Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
27.10.1961: Sailed Hull for Iceland, last trip from port (Sk. Niels M. Pedersen).
13.11.1961: At Hull landed 915 kits grossed £4,685.
23.12.1961: Arrived Fleetwood.
4.1.1962: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood for £31,501 (Leslie Wheildon, manager).
20.2.1962: Hull registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD64).
1967: Sold to Scrappingco S.r.l., Brussels for breaking up.
19.3.1967: Sailed Fleetwood for Antwerp.
21.3.1967: Delivered Antwerp. Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Lord Hotham H231

S.T. Lord Hotham H231
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S.T. Lord Hotham FD64

S.T. Lord Hotham FD64
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S.T. Lord Hotham H231

S.T. Lord Hotham H231
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S.T. Lord Hotham FD64

S.T. Lord Hotham FD64
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S.T. Lord Hotham FD64

S.T. Lord Hotham FD64
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Changelog
16/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
04/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
08/09/2019: Added an image and updated information.