S.T. Luneda (1) FD230

Additional information courtesy of Birgir Þórisson

Technical

Official Number: 132412
Yard Number: 539
Completed: 1912
Gross Tonnage: 288
Net Tonnage: 116
Length: 130 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: 65hp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

14.9.1912: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.539) for The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood as LUNEDA.
7.11.1914: Completed.
8.11.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD230). James A. Robertson designated manager.
12.11.1912: Sailed Hull for fishing grounds and delivery Fleetwood.
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.926). Based Berehaven, Co. Cork.
1917: Icelandic trawler-owners sold 10 trawlers to the French navy. Export licence was contingent upon replacing the ships as soon as possible after the war.
1919: Icelandic trawler-owners ordered 11 new trawlers from Britain and 5 from Germany.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1920: Delivery of new Icelandic trawlers delayed, in case of England by strikes. Fearing to lose the main salting season (March-June), several owners resorted to leasing trawlers from Fleetwood.
3.1920: Hired by Icelandic owners for the salting season and based Reykjavik.
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson died.
10.1924: Alan Marr designated manager.
1.12.1925: Alan Marr died.
12.1925: Edward Towne, Blackpool designated manager.
4.1929: Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
10.1.1935 – 13.2.1935: Made three landings into Hull from Faroe grounds.
4.12.1935: Arrived Fleetwood from Faroe grounds with considerable damage to stem.
2.6.1936: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood. Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
1936: Ran aground at Faroe Isles but refloated.
8.2.1937: Sailed Fleetwood for West of Scotland grounds (Sk. Richard Snape); twelve crew.
9.2.1937: In the morning approaching Islay in heavy snowstorm, zero visibility and strong swell, struck rocks off Ardbeg, offshore of Carmichael’s Rock. Tried to refloat with engines but came fast with forepeak flooded and listed. Crew took to boat but lost their direction and with ebb drifted away from shore. As the snow storm passed the puffer PIBROCH (96grt/1923) (George C. Thomson, Master) on passage Glasgow-Port Ellen sighted the wreck and discovered her abandoned, a search to seaward in the poor visibility found the boat and the crew were landed at Ardbeg.
24.2.1937: Fleetwood registry closed “Total loss”.

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S.T. Luneda FD230

S.T. Luneda FD230

S.T. Luneda FD230

S.T. Luneda FD230
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

S.T. Luneda FD230

S.T. Luneda FD230
Passing the ferry Bourne-May. Picture courtesy of The Peter Hearn Collection

Changelog
22/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
19/07/2015: Picture added.
23/03/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
31/05/2019: Updated the history.