S.T. Sylvia H439


Official Number: 109094
Yard Number: 220
Completed: 1898
Gross Tonnage: 213
Net Tonnage: 85
Length: 117.6 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley, 1898
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull


3.11.1898: Launched by Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley (Yd.No.220) for Armitage’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as SYLVIA.
21.12.1898: Completed (George T. Armitage, manager).
23.12.1898: Registered at Hull (H439).
1914: Transferred to Fleetwood (James W. Armitage, Fleetwood, manager).
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence trawler. Based Cromarty.
1.1918: Sold to Joseph R. E. Mordaunt, Grimsby.
26.1.1918: Hull registry closed.
30.1.1918: Registered at Grimsby (GY1112).
8.1918: Returned to owner.
10.1918: Sold to Henry Rachkind, Cleethorpes (managing owner).
9.1919: Sold to The Faroe Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Henry Burns, manager).
11.1921: Sold to Forward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1936: John Bannister appointed manager.
7.4.1941: Foundered off Faroe Islands in approx position 61.27N 05.48W. after being bombed and damaged by German air attack. Ten crew rescued, one man lost*.
22.7.1941: Grimsby registry closed “Sunk by enemy action 7/4/41”.

*Lost: W.A. Templeman, Grimsby

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S.T. Sylvia H439

S.T. Sylvia H439
Picture courtesy of the Mike Thompson Collection

07/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
21/04/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
07/08/2021: Updated history.