S.T. Loughrigg FD148


Admiralty Number: 3839
Official Number: 148228
Yard Number: 846
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 324
Net Tonnage: 3839
Length: 148 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: 89 hp T.3-cyl by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby


1918: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.846) (“Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as SAMUEL JAMESON (Ad.No.3839).
20.9.1918: Completed (1 – 12pdr and W/T).
10.10.1918: Accepted.
9.1920: Renamed ETTRICK.
1926: Sold to Sam Robford & Co Ltd, London.
12.3.1927: Registered at Fleetwood as LOUGHRIGG. (FD148) (Keith R. Hoare, London, manager).
27.2.1928: Sailed Fleetwood for St. Kilda with mails (11 bags). Could not locate island due to dense fog, eventually anchored in Village Bay and islanders came out. Very short of flour and other provisions.
8.3.1928: Returned Fleetwood, coaled and took on provisions.
9.3.1928: Sailed Fleetwood for St. Kilda.
1929: Sold to The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (William W. Brierley, manager), managers).
21.8.1929: Registered at Fleetwood as PHYLLISIA (FD148).
27.3.1930: Sold to New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood (William W. Brierley, manager).
17.7.1939: Sold to The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
12.11.1939: When homeward off St Kilda, closed by U-boat (U.41) which had onboard survivors from steam trawler CRESSWELL (M129) which she had shelled and sunk two days previously 18 miles NW by N of the Islands. Took onboard survivors, seven in number.
14.11.1939: Landed at Fleetwood.
4.12.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel (P.No. Z.144) (Hire rate £97.4.0d/month). South Atlantic Command.
16.11.1942: Transferred to West Africa Command. Based at Freetown, Sierra Leone.
8.10.1943: On loan to Portuguese Government (P.No.B1).
23.11.1943: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T. Remaining on loan to Portuguese Government.
17.1.1944: Fleetwood registry closed.
19.8.1945: Returned to M.O.W.T. Based at Plymouth (W. Tamlyn Ltd, Plymouth, agents).
6.1946: Surveyed and restored at Plymouth.
7.1946: Sold to East Fisheries Ltd, Cape Town. Registered at Cape Town (CTA121).
7.9.1952: Sold to South African Navy. Stripped of all useable parts and non-ferrous metals and used as a target. Subsequently scuttled off Robben Island.

(Samuel Jameson, OS (prest), age 21, b. King’s Lynn, Norfolk – VICTORY (SB439)

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S.T. Loughrigg FD148

S.T. Loughrigg FD148
Picture courtesy of The Fred Baker Collection

S.T. Phyllisia FD148

S.T. Phyllisia FD148
Picture courtesy of The Fred Baker Collection

S.T. Phyllisia CTA121

S.T. Phyllisia CTA121
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22/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
29/08/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.