S.T. Majestic FD181 (1)


Official Number 98714
Yard Number: 41
Completed: 1891
Gross Tonnage: 52
Net Tonnage: 56
Length: 105.4 ft
Breadth: 20.6 ft
Depth: 11 ft
Engine:T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley


29.10.1890: Launched by Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley (Yd.No.41) for John Kelsall, Manchester (managing owner) as MAJESTIC.
30.12.1890: Registered at Hull (H120).
7.1.1891: Completed.
1895: Transferred to Fleetwood (Kelsall & Co, managers).
27.8.1897: Hull registry closed.
23.1.1897: Sold to Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd, Manchester (John E. A. Kelsall & George Beeching, Fleetwood, managers).
4.9.1897: Registered at Fleetwood (FD181).
24.3.1899: Fleetwood registry closed. Transferred to Hull.
13.4.1899: Registered at Hull (H444).
22.10.1904: The Dogger Bank Incident. Shelled and damaged by Russian Navy Baltic Fleet while fishing on the Dogger Bank. Russians on passage to the Pacific in the darkness opened fire on the trawlers (approx 45 vessels) under the impression that they were about to be attacked.
8.9.1911: Registered office transferred to Hull (George Beeching, Hull & John E. A. Kelsall, London, managers).
26.1.1912: Sold to James S. McGillivray (64/64), Macduff (managing owner).
26.1.1912: Mortgaged to Kelsall Bros & Beeching Ltd, Hull for sum of £325 at 5% interest (A). Fitted out as a drifter.
4.5.1912: Hull registry closed.
5.1912: Registered at Banff (BF478).
4.1917: Mortgage (A) discharged.
5.1917: Sold to H. Smethurst, Grimsby for use as a trawler.
5.1917: Banff registry closed.
25.5.1917: Registered at Grimsby (GY1054) as a trawler.
28.11.1917: Sold to Frank Crimlis, Hull (managing owner). Sold J. Johnson, Scarborough (Penguin Fishing Co Ltd).
9.5.1918: Sold to Albert W. Green, Grimsby (managing owner).
7.1918: Renamed SUN-FLAME (GY1054).
1.1920: Sold to Great Yarmouth Steam Trawlers Ltd, Gt Yarmouth (George H. Hansell, manager).
14.1.1920: Grimsby registry closed.
19.1.1920: Registered at Yarmouth (YH229).
1926: Sold for breaking up.
26.10.1926: Yarmouth registry closed “Broken up”.

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S.T. Majestic H444

S.T. Majestic H444
Picture courtesy of George Westwood

18/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
15/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.