S.T. Nodzu FD49


Official Number: 148316
Yard Number: 895
Completed: 1929
Gross Tonnage: 303
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 131 ft
Breadth: 24 ft
Depth: 13.2 ft
Engine: 99hp T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Built: Smith’s Dock Co, Southbank on Tees


18.11.1929: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.895) for Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff as NODZU.
12.1929: Completed (Morley H. Neale & Joshua S. Neale, joint managers). Registered at Cardiff (CF22).
1.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.659) (Hire rate £142.13.3d/month).
11.1945: Returned.
1956: Neale & West Ltd closed their Cardiff base; vessels for sale.
5.1956: Sold to Dalby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (John B. Ramster, Cleveleys, manager).
5.1956: Cardiff registry closed.
5.1956: Registered at Fleetwood (FD49).
6.1959: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
4.11.1959: Delivered Preston from Fleetwood under own power. Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Nodzu FD49

S.T. Nodzu FD49
Picture courtesy of Peter Brady