S.T. Port Jackson FD6


Official Number: 114303
Yard Number: 250
Completed: 1904
Gross Tonnage: 196.96
Net Tonnage: 49.24
Length: 115.7 ft
Breadth: 21.8 ft
Depth: 11.8 ft
Built: J. Duthie, Sons & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 380ihp T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Boiler: James Abernathy & Co, Aberdeen


12.3.1904: Launched by J. Duthie, Sons & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.250) for John Millington Jackson, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea (18/64); John Liver, Fairhaven, Lytham (11/64); Sarah Jane Astley, Blackpool (11/64); Horace Bourne, Adlington, Chorley (8/64); Isaac Miller, Knott End (7/64); Walter Smith, Blackpool (6/64); Samuel Knapman, Fleetwood (20/64) and William Henry Gilmour, Fleetwood (1/64), as PORT JACKSON.
3.1904: Completed.
13.4.1904: Registered at Fleetwood (FD6). Thomas Frederick Kelsall designated manager.
21.2.1905: W. H. Gilmour 1/64 share sold to John M. Jackson, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea.
6.3.1906: J. M. Jackson 1/64 sold to Walter Henry Dickenson, Fleetwood.
11.11.1907: Horace Bourne residing at Poulton-le-Fylde.
24.2.1908: W. H. Dickenson 1/64 sold to Claude Alexander Smythe, Fleetwood.
15.9.1908: Horace Bourne died.
13.10.1908: Probate. Eleanor Bourne, Poulton-le-Fylde & William Haden Arthur Richardson, Wordsley, Staffs. (joint owners 8/64).
12.12.1908: Eleanor Bourne change of Poulton-le-Flyde address.
23.12.1910: E. Bourne & W. H. A. Richardson 8/64 shares sold to Thomas F. Kelsall, Fleetwood.
1911: Thomas Kelsall designated managing owner.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 76.03 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
2.3.1917: At Fleetwood. Fitted with 6-pdr Hotchkiss H.A. Mk IV gun (No.3111); complement increased by two gunners.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
22.12.1917: At Fleetwood. Fitted with Hotchkiss 12pdr gun (No.8683).
1919: Released.
12.2.1927: In dense fog struck quayside at Fleetwood while manoeuvring, causing minor damage.
10.8.1931: Arrested by HMS SPEY for alleged illegal fishing in the Firth of Clyde.
11.8.1931: At Campbeltown Sheriff Court, Sk. Henry Stirzaker Dutton pleaded guilty. A fine of £100 was imposed but Sk. Dutton could not pay and was sent to prison for 60 days; nets in use at the time of arrest were forfeited.
11.1934: Sold to Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
17.11.1934: Fleetwood registry closed.
20.11.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A222). Thomas Walker designated manager.
8.1935: On a four day trip out of Aberdeen on local grounds (Sk. Sam Bavidge Jnr).
23.8.1935: Shifting grounds in the early hours with light SE wind but with a heavy swell, stranded on submerged reef off Scotstown Head, north of Peterhead. In response to flares, Peterhead lifeboat, DUKE OF CONNAUGHT launched at 3.50am and found the trawler in an awkward position and making water rapidly. At the request of Sk. Bavidge five men taken off and landed at Peterhead; insurers informed. Putting out again the lifeboat found the trawler almost submerged and skipper and three men, who had stood off in ship’s boat, picked up. Returned to Peterhead at 8.30am. Declared CTL.
4.9.1935: Aberdeen registry closed “ Total loss 23.8.35”.

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S.T. Port Jackson FD6

S.T. Port Jackson FD6
Picture courtesy of John Stevenson

S.T. Port Jackson FD6

S.T. Port Jackson FD6
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

19/01/2009: Page published. 4 revisions since then.
29/10/2014: Picture added.
19/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermark.
07/10/2021: Updated history and technical details.