S.T. Ospray II (1) FD219


Official Number: 127565
Yard Number: 123
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 275
Net Tonnage: 106
Length: 130.1 ft
Breadth: 23.1 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole


7.1908: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.123) for The Cygnet Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood as OSPRAY II.
8.1908: Completed.
2.9.1908: Registered at Fleetwood (FD219). Richard Watson Mason appointed manager.
2.9.1908: Mortgaged to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
5.3.1909: Mortgaged (A) discharged.
11.3.1909: Sold to John George Hammond (64/64), London.
8.4.1909: John George Hammond appointed manager
4.1909: Sold to The Admiralty.
15.4.1909: Fleetwood registry closed. Fitted out as a minesweeper for training fishery reserve crews. Renamed HMS SEAFLOWER (Ad.No.1) and based Chatham/Sheerness.
1.1920: Renamed SEA ROVER .
4.5.1920: Withdrawn from auction at Milford.
5.1920: Sold to Edward D. W. Lawford, Milford Haven.
12. 8.1920: Sold to Colin I. Mason, Cardiff (managing owner).
13. 21.8.1920: Registered at London(LO395).
14. 24.10.1922: Picked up crew of NILE (M186) which had foundered some 10 miles off Crookhaven, Co. Cork.
15. 25.10.1922: Landed survivors at Milford.
16. 3.1924: Sold to Schultz & Merz, Wesermünde.
17. 1.4.1924: London registry closed.
18. 4.1924: Registered at Wesermünde-G as HEINRICH BEERMANN.
19. 18.11.1932: Stranded at Mortingebazen, Nr Floroe, Norway.
20. 20.11.1932: Refloated by salvage steamers TRAUST (222grt/1921) and ACHILLES (217grt/1893); slight damage.
21. 1935: Sold to Allerich Luerssen, Bremerhaven.
22. 1936: Sold to Hanseatische Hochseefischerei A.G., Bremerhaven. Registered at Bremerhaven as SCHÜTTING.
23. 1937: Sold for breaking up.

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S.T. Ospray II FD219

S.T. Ospray II FD219
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HMS seaflower

HMS Seaflower

03/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
21/05/2016: Information updated.