S.T. Reptonian FD171


Official Number: 163166
Yard Number: 581
Completed: 1933
Gross Tonnage: 409
Net Tonnage: 174
Length: 154.6 ft
Breadth: 25.6 ft
Depth: 13.9 ft
Engine: 111nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley


19.10.1933: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.581) for Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull as BASQUE.
14.11.1933: Registered at Hull (H521).
21.11.1933: Completed (Frank O. Hellyer & Orlando S. Hellyer, managers).
22.12.1933: Sailed Hull for Bear Island grounds (Sk. J. W. Fox).
11.1.1934: At Hull landed 1,462 kits, grossed £1,220.
14.1.1939: Sold to Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Albert Wright Butt, manager).
30.1.1939: Hull registry closed.
1.2.1939: Registered at Grimsby (GY41).
15.4.1939: Registered at Grimsby as ISTRIA (GY41).
17.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island grounds (Sk. J. Hardcastle).
1.9.1939: Recalled by The Admiralty; at Hull landed 259 kits grossed £261.
9.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£22,659).
19.5.1939: Grimsby registry closed. Fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.150). Based Scapa Flow with A/S Group 14.
11.1945: After refit at Greenock, sold to The Wendover Fishing Co, Grimsby (Consolidated Fisheries Ltd).
11.1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY129).
30.9.1946: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull (Harold Watson Hall, manager).
16.11.1946: Sold to Thos. Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull (Harold Watson Hall, manager) for £21,774.10.0d.
19.11.1946: First trip from Hull – no details.
11.1946: Grimsby registry closed.
27.11.1946: Registered at Hull (H363).
10.1.1947: Registered at Hull as St. ARCADIUS (H363).
10.1.1947: Sailed Hull for White Sea grounds (Sk. B. Godfrey).
6.2.1947: At Hull landed 1,151 kits grossed £3,925.4.5d.
2.6.1947: Landed. Required extensive boiler repairs – 97 days in dock.
14.11.1947: Sold to Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (George Gillard, manager) for £60,000 (W. A. Massey & Sons Ltd, Hull, shipbrokers commission £1,500).
29.12.1947: Registered at Hull as REPTONIAN (H363).
28.8.1950: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geofrey Edwards Marr, manager) for £33,000.
14.8.1951: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Frank Marr, Cleveleys, manager) for £39,625.
10.6.1953: Hull registry closed.
6.1953: Registered at Fleetwood (FD171).
1.1959: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
10.1.1959: Arrived Preston from Fleetwood under own power.
12.1.1959: Delivered.
1959: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Reptonian H363

S.T. Reptonian H363
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S.T. Reptonian FD171

S.T. Reptonian FD171
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