S.T. Oceanic FD187
Official Number 99560
Yard Number: 26
Gross Tonnage 168
Net Tonnage: 68
Length: 102.0 ft
Breadth: 21.0 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl (320 IHP) and boiler by Thomas Charlton, Grimsby
Built: Thomas Charlton, Grimsby
3.1896: Completed by Thomas Charlton, Grimsby (Yd.No.26) for Richard Kelsall, Liverpool (managing owner) as OCEANIC.
18.3.1896: Registered at Grimsby (GY22).
30.8.1897: Sold to Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd, Manchester (John E. A. Kelsall & George Beeching, Fleetwood, managers).
8.1897: Grimsby registry closed.
4.9.1897: Registered at Fleetwood (FD187).
24.3.1899: Fleetwood registry closed. Transferred to Hull.
13.4.1899: Registered at Hull (H449).
8.9.1911: Registered office transferred to Hull (George Beeching, Hull & John E. A. Kelsall, London, managers).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 69.45net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a “Q” ship (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.391).
2.1915: Renamed OCEANIC II.
1915: Based Peterhead with Unit 41.
5.6.1915: Engaged and disabled a U-boat (U.14) by gunfire off Peterhead, which subsequently sank; one dead, twenty-seven survivors taken prisoner.
1.11.1915: Based Longhope with Unit 41.
9.1.1916: Based Malta with Unit 41. Based Aegean Sea.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull. Reverted to OCEANIC (H449).
7.6.1919: Vessel mortgaged (all 64 shares) to London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
7.6.1919: John Slater, London appointed manager.
6.3.1923: Mortgagee re-styled as Westminster Bank Ltd, London.
28.4.1924: Mortgage (A) discharged.
5.1924: Sold for breaking up.
6.5.1924: Hull registry closed “Sold to Shipbreaker”.
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