S.T. The Norman FD145

Additional information courtesy of Göran Olsson


Official Number: 128742
Yard Number: 391
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 225
Net Tonnage: 86
Length: 120.3 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland


22.10.1908: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.391) for Neale Bros, Penarth (Wilfred Neale, Cardiff; Howard K. Neale, Joshua S. Neale, Morley H. Neale, Douglas E. Neale, Penarth) as THE NORMAN.
12.1908: Completed (James Thomas, Milford Haven, manager).
16.12.1908: Registered at Milford (M231).
1910: Sold to Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff (Wilfred Neale, Morley H. Neale & Joshua S. Neale, managers).
15.12.1910: Milford registry closed.
12.1910: Registered at Cardiff (CF30).
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service.
18.5.1915: Commissioned.
19.5.1915: Arrived Devonport. Fitted out as a minelayer (1-6pdr, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.1762).
1917: Fitted out as a minesweeper. Based Dover.
1918: Sold to The Hesketh Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Ernest Taylor, manager).
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
4.1919: Cardiff registry closed.
14.4.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD145).
1921: Joseph A. & Harold Taylor appointed managers.
1924: Magnus B. J. Wedum appointed manager.
30.12.1924: Sold to George J. Ward & Frederick Swann, Lytham (Seafield Trawling Co) (Walter Morley, Fleetwood, manager).
1926: Sold to Lambert Häller, Gothenburg.
11.6.1926: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.1926: Registered at Gothenburg as NORMAN (GG56).
1928: Sold to Elfgrimernas Trål A/B, Gothenburg (Lambert Häller, manager).
1944: Sold to A/B Doggersbankar, Gothenburg (Carl G. Edquist, manager).
Post 1945 Pre 1949: Sold to Göteborgs Torskmjölsfabrik, Gothenburg (Ch. Stranne, manager).
1963: Broken up in Gothenburg.

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S.T. Norman GG56

S.T. Norman GG56
Picture courtesy of Göran Olsson

08/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
22/08/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.