S.T. Santander FD138

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Official Number 148225
Yard Number 53
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 271
Net Tonnage: 122
Length: 125.7 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine 480ihp T.3-cyl by National Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Goderich, Ontario
Built by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada


1.1917: Ordered.
1918: Launched by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada (Yd.No.53) (Canadian “Castle” – “T.R.” class) for The Admiralty (paid for and built under direction of RCN) as TR.7.
27.5.1918: Completed and commissioned in the Royal Canadian Navy (1-12pdr).
31.1.1919: Paid off and laid up.
1920: Accepted offer of Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd, Inverness (Captain Donald John Munro CMG RN as agent) to bring drifters with trawlers as escorts to UK for lay-up in Muirtown Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness prior to sale and possible refit for classification as steam trawlers (The Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd letter dated 12 April 1920).
1921: Brought over at The Admiralty’s expense.
1.1926: Still laid up.
2.1926: Rejected offer for all remaining trawlers at £2,000 each (B. Allenby, Aberdeen letter dated 10 Feb 1926).
8.1926: Sold “as is” to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
22.9.1926: Registered at Fleetwood (Part I & IV) as SANTANDER O.N.148225 (FD138). Fred Parkes, Blackpool designated manager.
1926: Laid up at Ostend.
1927: Sold to Brazilian Government (Ministry of Marine), Rio de Janeiro.
10.4.1928: Fleetwood registry closed “Sold to foreigners”. Registered at Rio de Janeiro.
5.1928: Coaled (220 tons) and sailed Ostend for Rio de Janeiro (Sk. George Carroll).
6.1928: Arrived Rio de Janeiro after a voyage non-stop of 5,300 miles in 27 days 15 hrs, averaging 190 miles a day. Approx 15 tons of coal left in bunkers. 1934: Not in LR under this name.

Note: Fleetwood men in crew – Sk. George Carroll (23) 33 Oak Street; Bernard Nolan, Bosun; Leon Malley, Ch Eng; Dan Ward, 2nd Eng.

04/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
27/04/2014: Information updated.
30/03/2019: Updated information.