S.T. Onslow FD50

Additional material courtesy of Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 164018
Yard Number: 606
Completed: 1936
Gross Tonnage: 417
Net Tonnage: 157
Length: 155.7 ft
Breadth: 26.1 ft
Depth: 14.1 ft
Engine: 117NHP T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Speed: 11.5 knots
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley

History

9.1.1936: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.606) for Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull as LADY PHILOMENA.
4.2.1936: Registered at Hull (H230).
6.2.1936: Completed (Edward Cargill, manager).
8.2.1936: Sailed Hull on first trip to Norwegian Coast (Sk. W. Lewis).
28.2.1936: At Hull landed 2,664 kits grossed £1,032.
10.8.1939: Sailed Hull to Bear Island grounds last trip before requisitioning (Sk. M. Mecklenburg).
29.8.1939: At Hull landed 1,863 kits grossed £1,137.
8.1939: Requisitioned for war service and appointed for anti-submarine duties.
9.10.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (M.O.W.T.) (£24,346).
12.12.1939: Hull registry closed on advice from The Admiralty (MF28254).
Fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No. FY.148). Based Harwich (Lt. Cdr. T. G. Hill RNR).
16.2.1940: Five miles E of Tod Head in collision with LOWDOCK (SN14) which sank immediately; one survivor picked up.
5/6.1940: At Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo)(Sk. J. Hodson RNR).
5.2.1941: Off south-east coast, convoy escort, shot down German dive bomber (Sk. A. Robinson RNR).
6.1941: At Harwich with A/S Group 11 (Actg Sk. Lieut. A. Robinson RNR).
20.10.1945: A Control Committee was formed to manage Hull and Grimsby trawlers which had been bought by the Admiralty pre-war and were being offered for sale back to their original owners. The owners who bought back these vessels and wanted to take part in the scheme agreed to register the trawlers under the Hull Ice Co. Ltd and profits were shared. Management of the trawlers was given to the companies which had bought them.
10.1945: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull (Harold Watson Hall, manager).
1.1.1946: Registered at Hull as LADY PHILOMENA (H167).
7.1.1946: First trip. Sailed Hull for Bear Island grounds (Sk. S. Ness).
2.2.1946: At Hull landed 2,667 kits grossed £6,574.18.7d. (Hull Ice Co Ltd voyage details, 7.1.1946 – 21.11.1946, 271 days, 11 trips, 23,838 kits grossed £74,125, Sk. S. Ness 3 trips, Sk. A. Robinson 8 trips).
16.11.1946: Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull (Harold Watson Hall, manager) for £22,407.13.6d.
23.1.1947: Registered at Hull as St. ATTALUS (H167).
13.1.1948: Sold to Ocean Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (William Leslie Barkworth, manager) for £65,000.
7.2.1948: Registered at Hull as ONSLOW (H167).
17.4.1952: Kenneth Pocklington, Kirkella appointed manager.
9.6.1953: Sold to Hessle Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Kenneth Pocklington, manager).
29.9.1956: Last Hull trip. Sailed for White Sea grounds (Sk. J. Hogarth).
23.10.1956: At Hull landed 1,372 kits grossed £4,254.
11.1956: Sold to Mason Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Robert Houseman Bagshaw, manager).
7.11.1956: Hull registry closed.
11.1956: Registered at Fleetwood (FD50).
1960: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
5.5.1960: Sailed Fleetwood for Preston.
11.5.1960: Delivered Preston.

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S.T. Onslow FD50

S.T. Onslow FD50
Picture © Peter Brady

S.T. Onslow FD50

S.T. Onslow FD50
Picture © Peter Brady

S.T. Onslow FD50

S.T. Onslow FD50
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

S.T. Onslow FD50

S.T. Onslow FD50

Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.