S.T. Plover FD173

Additional information courtesy of Geoff Davidson


Official Number: 108529
Yard Number: 552
Completed: 1897
Gross Tonnage: 144
Net Tonnage: 43
Length: 106 ft
Breadth: 20.6 ft
Depth: 10.9 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Edward Bros, North Shields


1.6.1897: Launched by Edwards Bros, North Shields (Yd.No.552) for Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd, Manchester (64/64) as PLOVER.
6.7.1897: Registered at Fleetwood (FD173).
7.1897: Completed (John E. A. Kelsall & George Beeching, Fleetwood, managers).
24.2.1898: Fishing off Dubh Heartach Light (Sk. Wragg) with other trawlers of the K&B fleet. In total darkness and in Force 6 S by W winds at about 1.30am. run down by Norwegian steamer SAINT ANDREW (2984g/) Manchester for Gothenburg which did not stop. Because of the darkness, other trawlers in the fleet did not notice that PLOVER was missing for some time. Area searched and crew picked up by steam trawler TEAL (FD166) but 2nd Eng, Joseph Whiteley, Birkenhead missing.
27.2.1898: Survivors arrived Fleetwood in fish carrier SWALLOW (FD167).
7.3.1898: Fleetwood registry closed “… foundered… after being run down by …”.

03/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
04/02/2016: Information updated.