S.T. Wasp FD169

Additional material courtesy of Holger Munchaus Petersen


Official Number: 98707
Yard Number: 13
Completed: 1890
Gross Tonnage: 149
Net Tonnage: 49
Length: 100.5 ft
Breadth: 20.5 ft
Depth: 10.7 ft
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan
Engine: T.3-cyl by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow


14.10.1890: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan (Yd.No.13) for British Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as WASP.
1890: Completed (William L. Robins, manager).
1.12.1890: Registered at Hull (H112).
1891: New boiler.
8.11.1912: Sold to James Alexander Robertson, Fleetwood (managing owner).
15.11.1912: Hull registry closed.
16.11.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD169).
1912: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
1914: Re-measured 160g.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 55.16 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.1914: Sold to Fiskeri-A/B Salen, Gothenburg for £1350.
28.6.1914: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.1914: Registered at Gothenburg.
1917: A. Th. Amundsen manager. Registered at Gothenburg as GUNNER.
1919: Owned by C. S. Plantén, Gothenburg.
1919: Burnt.
1920: Owned by Sven P. Larsson, Malmö. Gothenburg registry closed. Registered at Malmö.
1927: Laid up owners not recorded.
1928: Sold to Robert Schou, Frederikshavn, Denmark.
1929: Sold to Petersen & Albeck, Copenhagen probably intended for breaking up. Cut down to a lighter. Registered at Copenhagen as P.& A.4.
1930s-1941: Unrecorded sales but latterly owned by Skandinavisk Union Handelshus, Copenhagen.
12.1941: Sold to ??.
8.1943: Sold to Frederik Vilhelm Christian Hall, Charlottenlund (managing owner). Converted to a cargo motorship.
1944: Engined with a Alpha-Diesel 2 stroke 4-cyl oil engine by A/S Fredrikshavns Maskfbk, Fredrikshavn (Engine built 1943).
1943-1944: Converted to cargo.
1944: Registered at Copenhagen as TAJO.
3.1944: Returned to service.
8.1944: Sold to I/S Kähler & Braum, Køsor.
6.1946: Sold to Sandvad & Co, Copenhagen. Registered as a combined cargo/fishing vessel at Copenhagen as ABBA (K.126).
16.1.1953: Sailed Kopervik, Karmøy for Ålesund in ballast.
18.1.1953: A lifeboat marked ABBA and various pieces of wreckage found off Rugsund, Bremanger and in following days oil noted coming to surface south of Marøy, Norway. Vessel presumed foundered in heavy weather in the Frøysjøen fjord near Halenes Lighthouse. Eight crew lost.

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S.T. Wasp H112

S.T. Wasp H112
Picture courtesy of The
Jonathan Grobler Collection

18/01/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
01/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.