S.T. River Earn FD419

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and Maggie Law Maritime Museum


Admiralty Number: 3760
Official Number: 135790
Yard Number: 83
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 215
Net Tonnage: 105
Length: 112 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: 57hp T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Montrose Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Montrose


1919: Launched by Montrose Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Montrose (Yd.No.83) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as JAMES FEAGAN (Ad.No.3760).
5.2.1919: Forms for tender to purchase received by the Admiralty.
26.8.1919: The Admiralty (Director of Contracts) letter giving Charles F. Paton, Glasgow the option to purchase twelve steam trawlers at a price of £182,000.
21.10.1919: Option transferred by Charles F. Paton to The Montrose Fishing Co Ltd.
17.12.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel for The Montrose Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Montrose. Charles F. Paton, Glasgow designated manager.
22.12.1919: Registered at Montrose (Part I & IV) as JAMES FEAGAN O.N.135790 (ME57).
16.3.1920: Registered at Montrose as RIVER EARN (ME57).
26.8.1921: Extraordinary general meeting called for the purpose of considering resolutions for the voluntary winding-up of the company, and the selling, by the liquidators, of the business and property of the company to a new company proposed to be formed with a name nearly as may be the same as that of the present company. Further finance to be arranged. Vessels laid up.
9.1921: Some vessels returned to fishing. Harry A. Holmes, Aberdeen designated manager.
10.5.1922: Extraordinary general meeting of the Company has been called in Edinburgh to consider the voluntary winding-up of the Company as, in the words of the resolution submitted, it ” cannot, by reason of its liabilities, continue its business.”
10.5.1922: Company in voluntary liquidation; deficit about £100,000. Mr James Winning, chartered accountant, Glasgow appointed liquidator on advice of National Bank of Scotland Ltd, the largest secured creditor.
2.11.1922: Sold by the liquidator to Thomas Frederick Kelsall & Henry Blackburn (64/64 joint owners), Fleetwood.
12.11.1924: Sold to The River Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. Thomas Frederick Kelsall & Henry Blackburn designated joint managers.
14.11.1922: Montrose registry closed.
20.11.1922: Registered at Fleetwood (FD419).
10.1925: Sold to A. Ciriza, San Sebastian, Spain.
31.10.1925: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.1925: Registered at San Sebastian as MARCELINA de CIRIZA.
1944: Sold to Miguel Ojeda Perez, San Sebastian.
1946: Registered at San Sebastian as COSTA MONTAÑESA.
Post 1954 pre 1959: Sold to Constantino Castro Barrenechea & Others, Gijon.
1970?: Sold for breaking up.

04/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
07/10/2015: Information updated.
20/04/2018: Information updated.