S.T. Urana FD73

Technical

Official Number: 136897
Yard Number: 500
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 308
Net Tonnage: 117
Length: 131 ft
Breadth: 23.1 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

3q1914: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.500) for The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood as URANA.
18.11.1914: Registered at Fleetwood (FD73).
11.1914: Completed (Joseph A. Taylor & Ernest Tomlinson, managers). Requisitioned by The Admiralty from the builders and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1977).
21.1.1917: Based Immingham, Humber Special Trawler Patrol as decoy trawler disguised as BENBOW (GY1016).
8.2.1917: Landed crew of steam trawler ROMEO (GY464) at Immingham after she was stopped by U.Boat (U22) 70 miles E of Berwick and scuttled.
1917: Employed on escort duties. Based Devonport.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1921: Sold to ??, France.
1921: Re measured.
15.10.1921: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.1921: Renamed SAINTONGE.
1923: H. Veron & Cie, La Rochelle. Registered at La Rochelle as ILE DE FRANCE. Registered at La Rochelle.
Post 1945: Sold to Les Harenguiers Fécampois, Fécamp.
1954: Sold for breaking up.

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S.T. Urana  FD73

S.T. Urana FD73
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Urana FD73

S.T. Urana FD73
Picture courtesy of The George Westwood Collection

Changelog
08/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
24/01/2015: Image added.
23/10/2017 Removed FMHT watermark from image.

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