S.T. Northern Foam LO153

Technical

Official Number: 165341
Yard Number: 550
Completed: 1936
Gross Tonnage: 655
Net Tonnage: 255
Length: 188.1 ft
Breadth: 28.1 ft
Depth: 15.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl & LP turbine with DR gearing & hydraulic coupling by Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermünde
Built: Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Weser, Bremen

History

1936: Ordered by Leverhulme Ltd, London to absorb frozen credits in Germany.
1936: Launched by Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG Weser, Bremen.
9.1936: Completed by Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermünde (Yd.No.550) for MacLine Ltd, London (Leverhulme Ltd) as NORTHERN FOAM.
14.9.1936: Registered at London (LO153). Operating out of Fleetwood (Edward D. W. Lawford, manager).
8.10.1936: First landing at Fleetwood,1137 boxes grossed £550.
20.9.1937: Last landing at Fleetwood, 990 boxes grossed £845.
9.10.1937: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London (H. Markham Cook, Grimsby, manager).
29.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol vessel (P.No.4.76) (Hire rate £425.15.0d/month).
1942: Fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler.
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters and across the Channel in support of landings.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
1945: Employed as ocean escort vessel.
30.11.1945: Returned after survey and restoration at Birkenhead. Laid up at Birkenhead.
1946: To Grimsby.
7.1947: London registry closed.
7.1947: Registered at Grimsby (GY490).
Pre1959: John Bennett appointed manager.
6.1950: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
27.1.1960: Connected to SLETNES (GY526), disabled 60 miles from Aberdeen with engine trouble.
29.1.1960: Delivered Aberdeen.
Pre1963: John A. Butt appointed manager.
10.1963: Sold to Clayton & Davie Ltd, Dunston-on-Tyne for breaking up.
17.10.1963: Arrived Tyne from Grimsby in tow of ERIMUS CROSS (192grt/1960).

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S.T. Northern Foam LO153

S.T. Northern Foam LO153
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S.T. Northern Foam LO153

S.T. Northern Foam LO153
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S.T. Northern Foam LO153

S.T. Northern Foam LO153
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S.T. Northern Foam LO153

S.T. Northern Foam LO153
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S.T. Northern Foam LO153

S.T. Northern Foam LO153
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S.T. Northern Foam LO153

S.T. Northern Foam LO153
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Changelog
26/01/2009: Page published. 3 revisions since then.
22/07/2014: Picture 3 added.
17/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and added an image.

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