S.T. Tekoura FD12
Official Number: 161352
Yard Number: 1066
Gross Tonnage: 335
Net Tonnage: 142
Length: 135 ft
Breadth: 24.9 ft
Depth: 13.7 ft
Engine: 99HP T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Son Ltd, Selby
(In 1935 the Hull trawler Leonidas (162186) (H267) was lengthened by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd. The work involved creating an improved hull form with new bow and stern sections. The design was successful, not only providing increased fish room capacity, but also, as was expected, reducing coal consumption and giving a slightly higher free running speed. Other owners stemmed vessels at Middlesbrough for similar work to be undertaken)
19.11.1929: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1066) for Brand & Curzon Ltd, Milford Haven as TEKOURA.
9.1.1930: Registered at London (LO14).
1.9.1937: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
1938: Completed lengthening by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough to 150.7 feet (including fitting new bow and stern sections). Re measured 368g 142n.
10.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.247)(Hire rate £191.4.7d/month).
31.8.1943: Sold to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London & Fleetwood (R. S. Hewett & H. F. Hayward)(Robert S. Hewett, manager).
4.1945: Paid off to reserve.
8.1945: Returned to owner.
10.1948: Sold to Ocean Fisheries Ltd, Milford Haven (M. Laboa, manager) for £39000.
1949: Henry J. Horwood designated manager.
1953: Ocean Fisheries Ltd in liquidation.
10.1953: Laid up at Milford.
25.2.1954: Sale to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Alfred J. Marr, manager) for £5000 announced.
27.2.1954: Sailed Milford for Fleetwood. London registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD12).
3.1954: Docked at Birkenhead for survey including boiler and steam pipes.
30.3.1954: First landing at Fleetwood (370 boxes grossed £2265).
14.7.1954: Last landing at Fleetwood (410 boxes grossed £1351).
7.1954: Sold to Van den Bossche & Co, Boom for breaking up.
14.10.1954: Arrived Boom from Fleetwood.
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