S.T. Owl H801

Technical

Official Number: 118795
Yard Number: 60
Completed: 1904
Gross Tonnage: 168.75
Net Tonnage: 49.61
Length: 110.3 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole
Engine: 285ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull

History

23.11.1903: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.60) for Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd (64/64), Hull as OWL.
21.12.1903: Registered at Hull (H801). George Beeching, Hull & John E. A. Kelsall, London designated managers.
1.1904: Completed.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 63.89 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
10.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.373). Based Stornoway Command.
5.2.1915: Renamed OWL II.
5.2.1915: At about 4.00 pm. in high seas and SW gale, patrol vessels ran for shelter in Broad Bay. At about 7.25 pm. dragged anchor and grounded on rocks.
6.2.1915: Weather eased and at 1.00 am. crew launched boat and reached shore. Surveyed, 5ft clear of surface water at LWS with 35° list to starboard, bilge keel gone and considerable damage to shell plating in vicinity, port side undamaged but water in bunkers and fishroom.
20.2.1915: Preparing launchways to refloat. Between 8.00 and 8.30 pm. with steam tug FLYING BUZZARD (200grt/1912) and drifter connected failed to move; tide did not make as predicted.
21.2.1915: Further attempt at 8.15 am. but tug hawser parted.
8.15 – 8.40 pm. again unsuccessful.
22.2.1915: Tide failed to make as predicted.
21.3.1915: Refloated and beached at Stornoway. Subsequently towed to Belfast for repair and return to service. Based Humber.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull. Reverted to OWL (H801).
7.6.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank Ltd, London (A). John Slater designated manager.
6.3.1923: Mortgagee re-styled as Westminster Bank Ltd, London.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to William Augustus Hayward, Eastbourne.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd, London.
28.9.1928: Robert Burton designated manager.
16.9.1932: Charles Hugh Emerson designated manager.
10.1932: Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd in liquidation.
1.11.1932: Mortgage (A) transferred to Harold Frank Hayward, London; Maud Florence Katherine Rogers, Chelsea and Ernest Norton, London (Joint mortgagees).
23.1.1936: Mortgage (A) discharged.
11.2.1936: Sold to Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Brixham.
14.2.1936: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Harold Frank Hayward, London; Maud Florence Katherine Rogers, Corfe Castle and Ernest Norton, London (Joint mortgagees) for the sum of £750 with interest at 5% (B). Ralph S. Dugdale designated manager.
2.1936: Arrived Brixham after modifications costing £400. Sk. V. R. Smith appointed.
12.1937: Transferred to Fleetwood when Brixham Trawlers Ltd moved to the port.
3.12.1937: Sailed Brixham for Fleetwood in company with VIREO (H446), fishing round.
16.12.1937: First landing at Fleetwood, 78 boxes, grossed £140.
2.12.1938: Brixham Trawlers Ltd registered office transferred to Fleetwood. Ralph S. Dugdall designated manager.
9.2.1939: Mortgage (B) discharged.
13.2.1939: Vessel mortgaged to Midland Bank Ltd, London (C).
23.7.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 340 kits – hake-80, cod/codling-50, haddock-30, flats-30, ling/coley-150.
20.5.1953: Last landing at Fleetwood. Mortgage (C) discharged.
6.1953: Sold to William MacKenzie & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen. William MacKenzie designated manager.
1956: Sold for breaking up. (Belgium?). Hull registry closed.
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S.T. Owl H801

S.T. Owl H801
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S.T. Owl H801

S.T. Owl H801
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S.T. Owl H801

S.T. Owl H801
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Changelog
27/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
31/07/2017: Removed disputed image and uploaded another.
22/05/2020: Updated information and added an image.