S.T. Orontes FD54

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Milford Trawlers


Official Number: 105040
Yard Number: 125
Completed: 1895
Gross Tonnage: 177.72
Net Tonnage: 76.27
Length: 111.5 ft
Breadth: 21 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley
Engine: 374ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull


30.3.1895: Launched by Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley (Yd.No.125) for Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd(64/64), Hull as ORONTES.
3.5.1895: Registered at Hull (H282).
4.5.1895: Completed. Thomas Hamling appointed manager.
28.11.1905: Sold to James Alexander Robertson (64/64), Fleetwood.
30.12.1905: Sold to The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. James A. Robertson designated manager.
8.1.1906: Hull registry closed.
9.1.1906: Registered at Fleetwood (FD54).
10.1.1906: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Deacon’s Bank Ltd, London (A*).
1909: New boiler fitted.
24.1.1912: Mortgage (A*) discharged.
31.1.1912: Sold to William Wallace (64/64), Glasgow.
6.2.1901: William Wallace designated managing owner.
22.7.1912: Sold to Wallace Fisheries Ltd (64/64), Vancouver, BC.
17.2.1912: Fleetwood registry closed “no longer used for fishing purposes”.
1912: Registered at Vancouver, BC (109/1912).
1.1919: Sold to A. & R. Loggie Co Ltd (64/64), Loggieville, N B. Vancouver registry closed. Registered at Chatham, NB (1/1919).
21.6.1919: M. W. Jennison, Grimsby designated manager.
9.7.1919: Chatham registry closed.
9.7.1919: Registered at Grimsby (GY411).
11.8.1919: Sold to Northwold Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
3.9.1919: Thomas Sowerby designated manager. 11.3.1921: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The National Provincial & Union Bank of England Ltd, London (A). 28.1.1924: Sold by Order of the mortgagee under mortgage (A) to Henry Peregrine Capron (32/64) & Robert Daniel Roberts (32/64), Grimsby.
31.1.1924: Robert Daniel Roberts designated manager.
27.6.1924: Henry Peregrine Capron shares (13/64) sold to Charles Knott (13/64), Southampton.
27.6.1924: Robert Daniel Roberts shares (13/64) sold to John Burgess (13/64), Portsmouth.
20.8.1926: Charles Knott shares (13/64) sold to The Orontes Steam Fishing Co Ltd (13/64), Grimsby.
24.8.1926: John Burgess shares (13/64) sold to The Orontes Steam Fishing Co Ltd (13/64), Grimsby.
26.8.1926: Henry Peregrine Capron (19/64) & Robert Daniel Roberts (19/64) shares sold to The Orontes Steam Fishing Co Ltd (38/64), Grimsby.
17.9.1926: William Hollingsworth Johnston designated manager.
11.2.1932: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to W. H. Johnston Ltd, Grimsby for the sum of £500 with interest at 5% (B).
2.1.1933; Mortgage (B) discharged.
2.1.1933: Sold to Alexander McKay (64/64), Hakin.
2.1.1933: Reginald Llewllyn Hancock designated manager.
13.4.1934: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (C).
7.11.1935: Mortgage (C) discharged.
8.11.1935: Sold to Reginald Llewellyn Hancock (64/64), Hakin.
9.11.1935: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to George Frederick Lovell, Newport for the sum of £1500 with interest at 5% (D).
20.11.1935: Reginald Llewllyn Hancock designated manager.
4.1937: Last landing at Milford. Laid up.
9.1937: Sold to shipbreakers in the Netherlands.
8.9.1937: Grimsby registry closed “… on sale of vessel to foreigners (Dutch subjects) for breaking up except so far as relates to mortgage (D)”.
13.9.1937: Grimsby registry finally closed on discharge of mortgage (D). Receipt produced dated 17.4.1937.

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S.T. Orontes FD54

S.T. Orontes FD54
Picture courtesy of The Thomas Jensen Collection

S.T. Orontes H282

S.T. Orontes H282
Picture courtesy of The Mike Thompson Collection

22/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
31/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
20/01/2020: Information updated.