S.T. Wardour FD146

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow
Boiler information courtesy of Jim Murphy


Official Number: 132278
Yard Number: 227
Completed: 1911
Gross Tonnage: 335
Net Tonnage: 136
Length: 140 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.4 ft
Engine: 350ihp T.3-cyl and boiler C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley

8.9.1911: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.227) for Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd (64/64), Hull as St. MALO.
8.11.1911: Completed. Harold Hall designated manager.
1.12.1911: Registered at Hull (H371).
4.1915: Requisitioned for war service.
16.4.1915: Commissioned as an armed trawler (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1375).
23.8.1918: Sold to George William Jeffs (22/64), Arthur Jeffs (21/64) & Harry Birch Jeffs (21/64), Grimsby.
1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
27.9.1919: Sold to St. Malo Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
29.9.1919: George William Jeffs designated manager.
9.1919: Hull registry closed.
18.9.1919: Registered at Grimsby (GY523).
22.10.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
27.11.1923: Mortgagee re-styled Midland Bank Ltd, London.
5.3.1923: Mortgaged to George William Jeffs , Arthur Jeffs & Harry Birch Jeffs, Grimsby (joint mortgagees) for the sum of £4,000 with interest at 5% (B).
20.2.1930: Mortgage (A) discharged.
21.2.1930: Mortgage (B) discharged.
3.3.1930: Sold Walter Garratt (16/64), Walter Adrian Garratt (16/64), Fred Birch Jeffs (16/64) and George Ernest Jeffs (16/64), Grimsby.
3.3.1930: Walter Garratt appointed manager.
12.3.1930: Registered at Grimsby as CARFAX (GY523) (BoT Minute M/RG 1088/30 dated 11.3.1930).
18.8.1930: Walter Garratt (16/64) shares mortgaged to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (C).
30.9.1930: Walter Adrian Garratt (16/64), Fred Birch Jeffs (16/64) and George Ernest Jeffs (16/64) shares mortgaged to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (D), (E) and (F).
15.12.1930: Fred Birch Jeffs appointed manager.
17.8.1932: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgages (C), (D), (E) and (F) to Edward Cyril Grant (64/64), Grimsby.
23.8.1932: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (G).
24.8.1932: Edward Cyril Grant designated manager.
30.9.1932: Registered at Grimsby as WARDOUR (GY523) (BoT Minute M/RG 1185/32 dated 17 9.1932).
1.10.1935: Mortgage (G) discharged.
10.10.1935: Sold to The Clan Steam Fishing Co (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
26.10.1935: Edward Cyril Grant designated manager.
1.11.1935: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (H).
28.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr HA, AA weapons)(P.No.FY581)(Hire rate £83.15.0d/month).
1940: Based Leith.
3.2.1940: In Firth of Forth, connected to HM Trawler FIREFLY (P.No.FY673), badly damaged when a loose British mine they had recovered exploded killing thirteen crew and wounding a similar number. Delivered Leith.
6.1940: At Gt. Yarmouth with M/S Group 30 (Sk. Frederick Leslie Hamilton DSM RNR).
3.9.1940: Sk. Hamilton awarded DSC.
20.6.1940: By B7 buoy off Frinton-on-Sea, picked up a small boat containing three men which had set out from IJmuiden. Landed them at Harwich.
1941: Based Sheerness (Quuenborough), ungrouped (Sk.C. J. Euston RNR).
1.1942: Based Sheerness (Quuenborough) with M/S Group 3 (Ty Lt. John William Box RNVR).
3.1942: Ty Lt. Henry Leonard Choppin RNVR appointed CO.
8.1943: John Hubert Hill RNVR appointed CO.
7.1944: Ty Lt. John William Box RNVR appointed CO.
11.1944: Reginald Henry Clifton RNVR appointed CO.
20.7.1944: Mortgage (H) discharged.
20.9.1944; George Brown Brewster, Fleetwood designated manager.
10.10.1944: Company registered office transferred to Fleetwood.
11.1944: Reginald Henry Clifton RNVR appointed CO.
16.4.1946: Returned to owner.
12.1946: New boiler by Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead.
12.1946: Transferred to Fleetwood.
18.2.1947: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to District Bank Ltd, Manchester (I).
6.9.1951: Mortgage (I) discharged.
17.12.1951: Sold to Fern Leaf Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
31.12.1951: William Newton designated manager.
31.1.1953: In severe weather conditions, assisted in search for steam trawler MICHAEL GRIFFITH (FD249) in distress 7 miles south of Barra Head; nothing found.
16.4.1953: Grimsby registry closed.
17.4.1953: Registered at Fleetwood (FD146).
1954: Sold to Haulbowline Industries Ltd, Passage West, Co. Cork for breaking up.
29.7.1954: Delivered Passage West from Fleetwood under own power. Fleetwood registry closed.
1954: Boiler removed during breaking, re-tubed, tested and sold to Cork Harbour Commissioners and installed in their dredger OWENACURRA (106274) (875grt/1897).

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08/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.
17/11/2018: Information updated.
19/11/2018: Image added.