S.T. Touraco FD219

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 125090
Yard Number: 158
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 245
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 120.5 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 11.9 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull


7.11. 1907: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.158) for Cleethorpes Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as TOURACO having been laid down as PENGUIN.
16.1.1908: Registered at Grimsby (GY347).
17.1.1908: Completed. Richard Shute appointed manager.
28.1.1908: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The York City & County Banking Co Ltd, York (A).
9.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.609).
9.2.19015: Mortgage (A) transferred to The London Joint Stock Bank Ltd, London (The York City & County Banking Co Ltd, York in liquidation).
27.4.1915: William Hill, Cleethorpes appointed manager.
23.11.1915: Mortgage (A) discharged.
28.6.1916: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London Joint Stock Bank Ltd, London (B).
13.4.1918: Mortgage (B) discharged.
16.4.1918: Sold to Walter Harold Beeley (64/64), Grimsby. Walter Harold Beeley appointed manager.
14.5.1918: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood (joint owners).
16.5.1918: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (C).
21.5.1918: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager. Based Portland.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
18.6.1919: Mortgage C) discharged.
20.6.1919: Sold to The Talbot Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
7.7.1919: Grimsby registry closed.
7.7.1918: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager.
10.7.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD219).
1925: Sold to Richard Watson Lewis, Aberdeen (managing owner).
22.5.1925: Fleetwood registry closed.
23.5.1925: Registered at Aberdeen (A134).
30.12.1939: Sailed Kirkwall in evening but stranded Thieves Holm, Kirkwall Bay. Steamer ORCADIA (181grt/1868) in attendance and managed to re-float. Proceeded Kirkwall for survey but not making any water.
1930: Sold to John Hay Walker & James Hay Walker, Aberdeen (John H. Walker managing owner).
26.11.1932: Registered at Aberdeen as JEAN HAY (A134) (BoT Minute M/RG 1239/32 dated 19.11.1932).
1937: Sold for breaking up.
22.2.1938: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up.”

08/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
09/08/2021: Updated history.