S.T. Lord Nuffield FD88


Official Number: 165665
Yard Number: 1183
Completed: 1937
Gross Tonnage: 466
Net Tonnage: 188
Length: 161.3 ft
Breadth: 26.6 ft
Depth: 14.1 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull


Note: Last of pre-WW2 Hull trawlers to be broken up

27.4.1937: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1183) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as Lord Nuffield.
25.6.1937: Registered at Hull (H473).
7.1937: Completed at a cost of £21,686. Albert Turgoose & James Clark designated joint managers.
5.7.1937: Sailed Hull on first trip to Icelandic grounds (Sk. Naylor).
26.7.1937: At Hull landed 1,301 kits £786 gross.
25.2.1938: Stood by BUCKINGHAM (GY1096) which had gone ashore 2 miles north of Filey after her propeller shaft had broken.
3.1939: Off Torness Point in a NW gale (Sk. L. Naylor) suffered engine problems. After several unsuccessful attempts, company ship connected and vessel delivered to Scrabster.
25.7.1939: Insured value £24,600.
21.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Iceland (Sk. L. Naylor). Ordered to return from sea for requisitioning.
1.9.1939: At Hull landed 219 kits £194 gross.
1939: To requisitioning, at Hull landed from Bear Island/Iceland/White Sea (Sks. L. Naylor, K. Newbridge) 214 days 16,300 kits £11,799 gross.
19.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (1-4”, AA weapons, ASDIC, DC)(P.No.FY.221) (Hire rate £314.11.0d/month).
1.1940: Based Ardrossan with 29th A/S Group(Sk. D. E. S. Mair RNR).
1942: Based at Gibraltar with 31st A/S Group.
10.11.1942: With others sank Italian submarine EMO off North African coast (Lieut. D. S. Mair RNR).
7/8.1943: Took part in Operation Husky – Sicily landings.
09.1943: Took part in Operation Avalanche – Salerno landings.
10.1944: Based Tripoli as convoy escort.
12.1944: Pickering & Haldane’s bought by J Bennett, London.
20.06.1945: Company restyled as Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
14.12.1945: Returned to owners.
12.1947: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
5.1949: Trawling off Vadsö (Sk. K. Hawkridge). Arrested by Norwegian fishery patrol for alleged fishing within territorial waters. Refused to haul, advised by RN warship to comply and escorted to Vadsö. Released on bail.
15.12.1949: At court in Vadsö Sk. K. Hawkridge was fined £750 with 10,000 kroner damages and 500 kroner costs.
17.4.1950: Lord Line Ltd in liquidation. Sold to Associated Fisheries Trawling Co Ltd, Hull for £23,000 (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
22.7.1953: Company restyled Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
6.10.1962: Sailed Hull for Iceland, last trip from port (Sk. J. Cook).
25.10.1961: At Hull landed 1,168 kits grossed £5,516.
12.12.1962: Arrived Fleetwood.
1.1.1963: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood for £29,229 (Leslie Wheildon, manager).
15.1.1964: Hull registry closed.
16.1.1964: Registered at Fleetwood (FD88).
1967: Sold to Scrappingco S.r.l., Brussels for breaking up.
8.6.1967: Delivered Antwerp.
1967: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Lord Nuffield FD88

S.T. Lord Nuffield FD88
Picture courtesy of The Phil Rogers Collection

S.T. Lord Nuffield FD88

S.T. Lord Nuffield FD88
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S.T. Lord Nuffield FD88

S.T. Lord Nuffield FD88
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Emo sinking

Emo sinking
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16/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
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