S.T. Teal FD166

Additional information courtesy of Geoff Davidson


Official Number: 108522
Yard Number: 548
Completed: 1897
Gross Tonnage: 143
Net Tonnage: 39
Length: 106 ft
Breadth: 20,5 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Engine: 320ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Edward Bros, North Shields


22.3.1897: Launched by Edwards Bros, North Shields (Yd.No.548) for Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd, Manchester as TEAL.
5.5.1897: Registered at Fleetwood (FD166).
5.1897: Completed (John E. A. Kelsall & George Kelsall, Fleetwood, managers).
24.2.1898: Fishing off Dubh Heartach Light with other trawlers of the K&B fleet. Picked up crew of PLOVER (FD173) run down in the early hours by Norwegian steamer SAINT ANDREW (2984g/) Manchester for Gothenburg which did not stop. Transferred survivors to fish carrier SWALLOW (FD167).
8.6.1898: In collision with steam trawler GERMANIC (FD185) which foundered after sustaining damage.
1899: Transferred to Hull. (John E. A. Kelsall, London & George Beeching, Hull, managers).
7.4.1899: Registered at Hull (H90).
12.5.1899: Fleetwood registry closed.
8.9.1911: Registered office transferred to Hull (George Beeching, Hull & John E. A. Kelsall, London, managers).
19.7.1912: Re-measured after lengthening to 118.2 x20.5 x 10.8 ft 165g 64n.
19.7.1912: Hull registry closed and vessel registered anew in consequence of material alterations (H90).
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.418).
4.1915: Part of Unit 13 based Moray Firth.
2/3.1.1917: Went ashore over night near Buckie and became a total wreck. All crew saved. Gun and certain fittings removed.
27.12.1917: Hull registry closed “Total loss”.

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S.T. Teal FD166

S.T. Teal H90
Picture courtesy of Alan Hirst

18/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
04/02/2016: Information updated.
06/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.