S.T. Royalist (1) LO17


Official Number: 109078
Yard Number: 207a
Completed: 1898
Gross Tonnage: 183
Net Tonnage: 66
Length: 111.7 ft
Breadth: 21 ft
Depth: 11.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull


1.9.1898: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.207A) for George Walton, Hull (managing owner) as ROYALIST.
10.1898: Completed.
31.10.1898: Registered at Hull (H428).
9.11.1899: Off the Skaw arrested for alleged illegal fishing in Danish territorial waters. At Frederikshavn whole crew arrested and master charged with running down in Onunder Fjord, Iceland on 9.10.1899, a boat which had been sent out to arrest him for alleged fishing within the three mile limit: three men drowned.
20.1.1900: Trial concluded with guilty verdict on both charges. Sk. C. A. Nielsson sentenced to one years imprisonment; the mate Holmgren to ten days hard labour; the cook Rugaard, a Dane, to thirty days hard labour. Skipper also fined 3,200 kroner for illegal fishing in Icelandic (Danish) and Danish waters.
5.9.1901: Sold to The Dublin Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Dublin (A. Richardson, manager).
18.8.1902: Hull registry closed.
8.1902: Registered at Dublin (D206).
1913: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 74net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
7.1917: Sold to George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby (managing owner).
7.1917: Dublin registry closed.
31.7.1917: Registered at Grimsby (GY1090).
8.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
30.11.1920: Sold to Andrew Walker, Aberdeen (managing owner).
13.12.1920: Grimsby registry closed.
22.12.1920: Registered at Aberdeen (A498).
30.12.1927: Sold to The Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Thomas Walker, manager).
26.11.1929: Sold to Robert S. Hewett, London (managing owner).
21.11.1929: Aberdeen registry closed.
29.11.1929: Registered at London (LO17). Fishing from Fleetwood.
30.5.1930: Sold to The Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, London (Robert S. Hewett, manager).
1935: Sold for for breaking up.
29.11.1935: London registry closed.

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S.T. Royalist LO71

S.T. Royalist LO71
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28/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
28/03/2015: Information updated.
01/09/2015: Updated information.
05/07/2020: Updated information and added an image.