S.T. Soranus GY225

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 123565
Yard Number: 363
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 250
Net Tonnage: 103
Length: 127 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby


13.4.1906: Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd.No.363) for the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as ARIES.
26.4.1906: Completed.
27.4.1906: John R. Mackrill appointed manager.
27.4.1906: Registered at Grimsby (GY131).
18.8.1911: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd, London (A).
24.6.1913: Mortgage (A) discharged.
24.6.1913: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (B).
9.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr HA) (Ad.No.28).
2.1915: Renamed ARIES II.
4.10.1915: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (C).
22.10.1915: Mortgage (B) discharged. Based at The Nore.
3.10.1918: Sold to Harry Goldstein, Jacob Isaacs and Colin Wood, all Grimsby (64/64 joint owners).
16.10.1918: Jacob Isaacs designated managing owner.
16.10.1918: Registered at Grimsby as ARIES II (GY131) (BoT Minute M.7058/1915).
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
25.6.1919: Sold to Ariesona Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
26.6.1919: Harry Goldstein appointed manager.
25.6.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (D).
3.7.1919: Mortgage (C) discharged.
9.6.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to John Wood, Grimsby (E).
15.2.1922: Sold by mortgagee under mortgage (D) to John E. Rushworth Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
2.3.1922: John Edward Rushworth appointed manager.
14.6.1922: Registered at Grimsby as SORANUS (GY131) (BoT Minute R.G.1094/1922). Line fishing (fourteen crew).
10.10.1923: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to John Edward Rushworth, Grimsby (F).
23.11.1926: Mortgage (F) discharged.
23.11.1926: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to John Edward Rushworth, Grimsby (G)
2.10.1928: Mortgage (G) discharged.
2.10.1928: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to John Edward Rushworth, Grimsby (H).
6.3.1929: Mortgage (H) discharged.
25.3.1929: Sold to R. D. Clarke Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
25.3.1929: Thomas Benjamin Roberts, Cleethorpes, appointed manager.
5.4.1929: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Robert David Clarke, Thomas Benjamin Roberts, Grimsby (joint mortgagees) (I).
27.9.1934: Sold by mortgagees under mortgage (I) to Huxley Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
28.9.1934: Harry Markham Cook appointed manager. Reverted to trawl fishing twelve crew).
23.10.1934: Vessel mortgaged to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (J).
15.12.1938: Mortgage (J) discharged.
16.12.1938: Sold to Herbert Dawson (64/64), London.
17.12.1938: George Black Osborne appointed manager. Line fishing (fourteen crew).
1.1939: Laid up out of class.
20.1.1939: Grimsby registry closed.
31.10.1939: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
8.11.1939: Basil Arthur Parkes, Thornton-le-Fylde appointed manager.
8.11.1939: Re-classed and registered at Grimsby as SORANUS (GY225). Fishing from Fleetwood.
10.10.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.513)(Hire rate £62.10.0d/month).
17.10.1942: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London.
31.10.1942: William Alpin Bennett. Sanderstead appointed manager.
3.1944: Fitted out for dan laying.
10.1945: Returned.
11.12.1946: Sold to Lord Line Ltd (64/64), Hull.
24.12.1946: Thomas Boyd appointed manager.
24.12.1946: Grimsby registry closed.
4.2.1947: Registered at Hull (H394).
1949: Sold for breaking up.
13.1.1949: Hull registry closed.

07/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.