S.T. Lord Minto FD51


Official Number: 136192
Yard Number: 599
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 295
Net Tonnage: 123
Length: 136.7 ft
Breadth: 23.2 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Engine : 93HP T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby


1.3.1914: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.599) for Yorkshire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as LORD MINTO.
28.5.1914: Registered at Hull (H105).
6.6.1914: Completed (John McCann & Edward Cartwright, managers).
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1516). Based Dover.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull.
17.10.1921: Sold to Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (John McCann & Edward Cartwright, joint managers).
14.3.1924: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson died.
10.1924: Alan Marr appointed manager.
12.1.1925: Sold to The Active Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Alan Marr, manager).
6.6.1925: Hull registry closed.
12.6.1925: Registered at Fleetwood (FD51).
1.12.1925: Alan Marr died.
12.1925: Joseph Arthur Marr appointed manager.
26.10.1936: In gale force winds and heavy weather off St. Kilda, Bosun William Wilson Crewdson was washed overboard and drowned.
9.1939: On a trip to St. Kilda grounds (Sk. Charles Pennington); eleven crew.
18.9.1939: Trawling 30 miles NW of St. Kilda. 1900 stopped in position 58.09N 09.17W by U-boat (U.35); tried to escape and made radio message. Examined i.a.w. Prisenordnung (Prize Regulations) Art.54. Seized along with ARLITA (FD188) and NANCY HAGUE (FD133). As boats not considered safe for crew, transferred along with crew of ARLITA to NANCY HAGUE which allowed to return to Fleetwood. Both vessels sunk by gunfire in position 57.51N 09.28W. At 2047 H M destroyers SOMALI (P.No.F33) and MATEBELE (P.No.F26) detached to assist.
27.9.1939: Fleetwood registry closed “Vessel sunk by German submarine”.

(Crew (all Fleetwood unless stated) – Sk. Charles Pennington; Arthur Dutton, Mate; J. R. Rogers, Bosun; T. Hudson Ch.Eng; R. Neill, 2nd Eng; G. Halliday; Bertram Lee; W. Sharples; J. Beadle, Liverpool, deckhands; W. Kneale, Knott End, fireman; Robert Pooley, cook; Herbert Coplin, wireless operator.)

Note: U-boat (U35) was sunk 29.11.1939 in North Sea, in position 60.53N, 02.47E, by depth charges from HMShips KASHMIR (P.No.F12), KINGSTON (P.No.F64) and ICARUS (P.No.D03). All submariners survived.

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S.T. Lord Minto FD51

S.T. Lord Minto FD51
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S.T. Lord Minto FD51

S.T. Lord Minto FD51
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19/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
04/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.