S.T. Walter S Bailey FD19

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 113643
Yard Number: 316
Completed: 1902
Gross Tonnage: 244
Net Tonnage: 98
Length: 125 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull
Speed 10.5 knots


12.4.1902: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.316) for The Humber Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as WALTER S BAILEY.
23.5.1902: Registered at Hull (H546).
5.1902: Completed (R. H. Hobbs, manager).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-6pdr HA) (Ad. No.265). Based Granton.
8.10.1916-11.10.1916: With HM Trawlers ROSSKEEN (Ad.No.633) (GN14); LARK II (Ad.No.408) (GY322) and ZONIA (Ad.No.265) (H546) assisted in salvage of Hartlepool steamer JUPITER (2124grt/1901) damaged by explosive charges placed by Uboat (UB27) (7.10.1916).
10.1917: Fitted out as a “Q” ship (1-4”, 1-12pdr, 1-3.5” A/S Howitzer) under names MAY FLOWER and W. S. BAILEY.
11.1918: Reverted to minesweeping role as WALTER S. BAILEY.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull.
11.12.1919: Sold to Fresh Fish Supplies Ltd, Hull (Thomas Nightingale, manager).
16.7.1924: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Marr Jnr, manager).
2.10.1924: Hull registry closed.
9.10.1924: Registered at Fleetwood (FD19).
10.1930: Sold to Cyril Duggleby, Hull (managing owner).
29.10.1930: Fleetwood registry closed.
30.10.1930: Registered at Hull (H335).
1932: Sold to Viking Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (James C. Wood & Kenneth Pocklington, managers).
2.1935: Sold to Line Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
15.2.1935: Hull registry closed.
18.2.1935: Registered at Grimsby (GY129).
18.2.1935: Harry Markham Cook appointed manager.
11.3.1935: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
1. 3.1935: Registered at Grimsby as TROCADERO (GY129) (BoT Minute R.G.1073/1935 dated 22.2.1935).
6.9.1936: Stranded on south east coast of Iceland and became a Total loss; crew saved.
22.10.1936: Mortgage (A) discharged.
3.11.1936: Grimsby registry closed “Vessel stranded and became a total loss”.

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S.T. Walter S Bailey FD19

S.T. Walter S Bailey FD19
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

S.T. Trocadero GY129

S.T. Trocadero GY129
Picture courtesy of Steve Farrow

18/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.