S.T. Sarba FD177

Technical

Official Number: 132417
Yard Number: 387
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 315
Net Tonnage: 122
Length: 130 ft
Breadth: 23.6 ft
Depth: 13.4 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by J. Abernethy & Co, Aberdeen
Built: J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen

History

8.5.1913: Launched by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd. No.387) for the The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as SARBA.
16.6.1913: Registered at Fleetwood (FD177).
6.1913: Completed (Joseph A. Taylor & Ernest Tomlinson, managers).
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer & Hydrophone) (Ad.No.928).
1915: Based Queenstown – patrol & escort duties.
7.5.1915: Passenger liner LUSITANIA (30,396grt/1907) on passage New York – Liverpool with 1,959 passengers. At about 2.00 pm. when 15 miles off Old Head of Kinsale torpedoed by U.boat (U21); sank in 18 minutes in position 51.24N 08.31W. Left Queenstown and arrived on scene just after 3.00 pm. picked up survivors and assisted others in boats. Landed at Queenstown.
4.1.1918: At 8.40 am. off Daunt Light Vessel observed U-boat periscope. Attacked and dropped two depth charges, later a demolition charge dropped on position, with resultant oil and debris release. Kill claimed in position 71/2 miles S (mag) from Daunt Light Vessel in position 51.35N 8.12W. The Admiralty subsequently concurred and a bounty of £500 was paid to crew. *
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1924: William W. Brierley, appointed managers.
11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel (P.No.Z.139) (Hire rate £81.7.6d/month).
23.11.1943. Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
17.1.1944: Fleetwood registry closed.
1944: Based on Thames (Townsend Bros Ltd, London, agents).
27.10.1946: Sold to John Horne, Port Seton.
1.1947: Registered at Leith as FORTH VIEW (LH227).
1952: Sold to Heather Fishing Co Ltd, Newhaven, Edinburgh. Registered at Leith as HEATHER ISLAND (LH227).
1952: Leith registry closed.
1952: Registered at Granton (GN61).
1953: Sold to Alexander Hay, Aberdeen.
1953: Granton registry closed. Registered at Aberdeen as DREADNAUGHT (A144).
1956: Sold to BISCO (£4900) and allocated to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd, Charlestown, Fife for breaking up (Contract No.6E).
8.8.1956: Delivered Charlestown from Aberdeen under own power.
8.1956: Breaking up commenced.

(* 2.2010: Research by Peter Bell and Michael Lowery has confirmed that U-boat was (U110) but escaped with no damage reported. Oil and material at given position must have been from a previous wreck).

Click to enlarge images

S.T. Sarba  FD177

S.T. Sarba FD177
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Sarba  FD177

S.T. Sarba FD177
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Sarba  FD177

S.T. Sarba FD177
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

Changelog
04/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
11/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

Leave A Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Hit Counter provided by criminal attorney Orange County
Fight Spam! Click Here!