S.T. Norbreck FD30

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Douglas Paterson and Andy Hall


Official Number: 114309
Yard Number: 251
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 201
Net Tonnage: 37
Length: 121.3 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.7 ft
Engine: 380ihp T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Boiler: James Abernethy & Co, Aberdeen
Built: J. Duthie, Sons & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


7.1.1905: Launched by J. Duthie, Sons & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.251) for Louis Cohen (16/64), Norbreck; Ernest Henry Friedrich Louis Schottler (16/64), Blackpool; William Johnson (8/64), Sheffield; Percy Johnson (8/64), Sheffield; George Alfred Schottler (8/64), Blackpool; Walter Henry Dickenson (4/64) and William Milnthorpe Dunnill (4/64), Fleetwood as NORBRECK.
13.2.1905: William Johnson shares (8/64) and Percy Johnson (8/64) mortgaged to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (C) & (D).
14.2.1905: Louise Cohen shares (16/64) mortgaged to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
16.2.1905: George Alfred Schottler shares (8/64) mortgaged to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (E).
17.2.1905: Walter Henry Dickenson shares (4/64) mortgaged to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (F).
22.2.1905: Registered at Fleetwood (FD30).
2.1905: Completed.
28.2.1905: William Milnthorpe Dunnill shares (4/64) mortgaged to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (G).
6.3.1905: Ernest Henry Friedrich Louis Schottler shares (16/64) mortgaged to London Midland & City Bank Ltd, London (B). 11.9.1905: Fred Kelsall appointed manager.
2.12.1905: Sold to Norbreck Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Louis Cohen, Norbreck, manager).
7.12.1905: Mortgages (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), & (G) discharged.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 80.01net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
16.4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an armed trawler 1-3pdr) (Ad.No.1374).
1919: Returned to owner.
27.1.1919: Sold to John McRae Knight, Hakin & Morgan Watkin Howell. Milford Haven 64/64 joint owners)(John McR. Knight managing owner).
21.2.1919: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.3.1919: Registered at Milford (M7).
2.1920: Sold to Direct Fish Supplies Ltd (64/64), London. John McRae Knight, Milford Haven appointed manager.
10.2.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (H).
2.1921: Transferred to Grimsby.
14.10.1921: Milford registry closed.
18.11.1921: Registered at Grimsby (GY1307).
23.3.1922: Company in voluntary liquidation.
10.8.1922: Placed in compulsory liquidation.
2.11.1922: Sold by mortgagee under mortgage (H) to Peter Walker, North Shields.
13.11.1922: Peter Walker appointed manager.
13.11.1922: Grimsby registry closed.
16.11.1922: Registered at North Shields (SN90).
11.12.1922: Registered at North Shields as GLEN STAR (SN90).
1926: Sold to George Robb Snr, Aberdeen (managing owner)
6.4.1926: North Shields registry closed.
7.4.1926: Registered at Aberdeen (A164).
17.6.1926: Registered at Aberdeen as CRAIGMILLAR (A164) (BoT Minute M/RG No.1204/1926 dated 16.6.1926).
5.2.1934: Sold to George Robb & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (George Robb, manager).
6.1.1940: Requisitioned for war service and appointed for boom working duties (Hire rate £50.5.0d/month).
1.1940: Returned.
11.6.1940: Requisitioned and fitted out as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1669).
19.3.1941: Sold to Thomas Walker & James Hay, Aberdeen.
1944: Sold to J. C. Llewellin & Others, Milford Haven.
3.1945: Sold to Llewellin Trawling Co Ltd, Milford Haven (John C. Llewellin, Haverfordwest, Joseph L. Yolland, Haverfordwest, John Yolland Jnr, Haverfordwest & Thomas S. Yolland, Swansea) (John C. Llewellin, manager).
11.1945: Returned to owner.
7.1945: Aberdeen registry closed.
3.7.1945: Registered at Milford (M122).
1.1.1946: Messrs Yolland & Llewellin partnership dissolved.
5.1.1946: Sold to John Yolland Jnr, Joseph L. Yolland & Thomas S. Yolland, Milford Haven (John Yolland Jnr, manager).
1946: Sold to Yolland Brothers Ltd, Milford Haven (John Yolland Jnr, manager).
24.5.1946: Sailed Milford for fishing grounds SW of Ireland (Sk. Wilfred Perrett).
30.4.1946: In position Galley Head, Co Cork bearing N by E 30 miles, when hauling damaged by explosion believed to have been a mine in the trawl. Subsequently foundered south of Galley Head, Co. Cork. All crew safe, one slightly injured.
9.5.1946: Milford registry closed.

01/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
16/05/2015: Information update.
19/02/2016: Removed incorrect picture.