S.T. Lord Montgomery FD13
Official Number: 162260
Yard Number: 569
Gross Tonnage: 381
Net Tonnage: 151
Length: 145.8 ft
Breadth: 25.1 ft
Depth: 13.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Speed 11.2 knots
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, 1931
(In 1935 the Hull trawler Leonidas (162186) (H267) was lengthened by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd. The work involved creating an improved hull form with new bow and stern sections. The design was successful, not only providing increased fish room capacity, but also, as was expected, reducing coal consumption and giving a slightly higher free running speed. Other owners stemmed vessels at Middlesbrough for similar work to be undertaken)
12.12.1931: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.569) for Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull as BASUTO.
6.1.1932: Registered at Hull (H401).
9.1.1932: Completed (Frank O. Hellyer & Owen S. Hellyer, joint managers)
1.1.1939: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip before requisition (Sk. W. H. Burrows).
1939: Completed lengthening by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough to 161.0 feet (including fitting new bow and stern sections). Re measured 388g 154n.
22.1.1940: At Hull landed 556 kits grossed £1,078.
1.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel (P.No. Z.106) (Hire rate £238.2.6d/month).
4.9.1945: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
1.1946: Returned to owner.
13.6.1947: Registered at Hull as LORD MONTGOMERY (H401).
6.1947: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
1950: Owners re-styled Associated Fisheries Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
1953: Owners reverted to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
30.3.1954: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip at the port (Sk. G. Tate).
21.4.1954: At Hull landed 1,266 kits grossed £3,568.
8.1954: Transferred within the Associated Fisheries Group to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Leslie Wheildon, manager).
13.9.1954: Hull registry closed.
9.1954: Registered at Fleetwood (FD13).
13.10.1954: First landing at Fleetwood, Icelandic trip 854 boxes/60 baskets grossed £4,290.
23.4.1959: Fishing on Icelandic grounds (Sk. George Harrison). Arrested by Icelandic Coastguard ship AEGIR for allegedly fishing nine miles inside the new 12 mile limit. Escorted to Vestmann Isles.
26.4.1959: In court in Vestmann Islands, 20 charges of illegal fishing involving Sk. Harrison in both LORD MONTGOMERY and LORD PLENDER (FD59) were brought.
29.4.1959: Case transferred to Reykjavik. Sk. Harrison found guilty and sentenced to three months ‘confinement’ a fine of £3000 and catch and gear confiscated.
1.12.1962: Inward in Wyre Channel in thick fog struck Black Scar Perch and grounded. Refloated on next tide.
9.1963: Sold to West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Troon for breaking up.
1.10.1963: Delivered Troon from Fleetwood under own power (draughts 7’6”/16’0”).
3.10.1963: Breaking commenced.
30.4.1964: Beached (draughts 5’6”/12’0”).
2.9.1964: Breaking completed.
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