S.T. Teroma FD17
Admiralty Number: 3829
Official Number: 143833
Yard Number: 309
Gross Tonnage: 276
Net Tonnage: 109
Length: 125.2 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Built: J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields
9.7.1918: Launched by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields (Yd.No.309) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as ISAAC HEATH (Ad.No.3829).
21.8.1918: Completed (1 – 12pdr).
30.12.1919: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO244).
1920: Sold to Skomer Steam Shipping Co Ltd, Cardiff (Lewis Bull, manager).
16.11.1923: Sold to Brand & Curzon Ltd, Milford Haven (Edward Brand & Charles Curzon, managers).
2.1929: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood Geoffry Edwards Marr, manager).
22.2.1929: London registry closed.
26.2.1929: Registered at Fleetwood (FD17).
28.5.1929: Registered at Fleetwood as TEROMA (FD17).
3.1932: Fishing off Butt of Lewis (Sk. Charles H. Taylor), chased and arrested by fishery cruiser NORNA and taken to Stornoway, alleged trawling inside the three mile limit and trying to ram the fishery cruiser.
9-11.3.1932: At Stornoway Sheriff Court, Sk.Taylor pleaded guilty to fishing without the regulation lights; he was fined £100 for illegal trawling, £10 for not carrying the regulation lights or alternatively 90 days imprisonment. Walter R. Bowie, first hand and Charles Brown, second hand were found not guilty of acting in concert with the skipper. The charges of dangerous navigation were dismissed.
27.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.527) (Hire rate £82.6.0d/month).
3.1945: Returned to owner.
12.5.1949: Sold to Mason Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Robert H. Bagshaw, manager).
5.5.1948: In strong NW wind, choppy sea and showery, stranded 3 miles N of Port Askaig, Islay. Port Askaig lifeboat stood by.
16.11.1955: Outward for fishing grounds in dense fog in collision with grab dredger/hopper FOULNEY (672grt/1938) one mile off Fleetwood. Sustained bow damage and returned to Fleetwood.
17.11.1955: FOULNEY went aground but refloated on morning tide.
8.1958: Sold to Hammond Lane Foundry Ltd, Dublin for breaking up.
7.8.1958: Arrived at Dublin from Fleetwood under own power.
21.10.1958: Fleetwood registry closed.
(Isaac Heath, Private, Marine, age 22, b. Uphill, Somerset – VICTORY (ML185))
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