S.T. Shackleton FD409

Technical

Official Number: 133443
Yard Number: 559
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 288
Net Tonnage: 115
Length: 133.5 ft
Breadth: 23.0 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Built: Cochrane & Son Ltd, Selby
Engine: 76HP T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

11.3.1913: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.559) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull, as SHACKLETON.
14.6.1913: Registered at Hull (H1003).
19.6.1913: Completed. John McCann & Edward Cartwright appointed managers.
14.6.1913: Registered at Hull (H1003).
19.6.1913: Completed. John McCann & Edward Cartwright appointed managers.
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minelayer (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.3219) (P.No.N.0A/N.93).
1920: Returned.
17.5.1922: Sold to The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, Cleveleys, manager), manager).
12.7.1922: Hull registry closed.
13.7.1922: Registered at Fleetwood (FD409).
12.10.1924: James A. Robertson died.
12.10.1924: Edward Towne appointed manager.
1.3.1930: Homeward from grounds off St. Kilda (Sk.W. Wilson), in thick fog and swell lost her position when south of Islay and shaping for North Channel. Grounded and stranded amongst rocks and in rough seas on Grannan Bo, north coast of Rathlin Island. Portrush lifeboat launched and Fleetwood trawlers CUIRASS (GY436) and PHRONTIS (FD142) and steamer CARA (1856grt/1929) responded to her distress radio message. Vessels could not approach and Rathlin Lifesaving team over eleven hours in very difficult conditions, rescued all fourteen crew. Crew picked up by CUIRASS and returned to Fleetwood.
11.3.1930: Fleetwood registry closed “Total loss”. Wreck lies in 4-12m in position 55.18.45N 06.14.30W..

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S.T. Shackleton FD409

S.T. Shackleton FD409
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

S.T. Shackleton FD409 as a minelayer

S.T. Shackleton FD409 as a minelayer

S.T. Shackleton FD409

S.T. Shackleton FD409
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

S.T. Shackleton FD409

S.T. Shackleton FD409
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

Changelog
07/02/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
23/04/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

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