S.T. Fortuna GY140

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number:123567
Yard Number: 108
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 258.77
Net Tonnage: 110.69
Length: 128.4 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.8 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd. Beverley
Engine: 465ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull


14.3.1906: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd. Beverley (Yd.No.108) for Alick Black (64/64), Grimsby as FORTUNA.
5.1906: Completed.
8.5.1906: Registered at Grimsby (GY140).
8.5.1906: Alick Black designated managing owner.
15.8.1906: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Charles Denton Holmes, Hull for the sum of £3,00 with interest at 5% (A).
27.8.1908: Mortgage (A) discharged.
27.5.1908: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (B).
16.6.1909: Mortgage (B) discharged.
16.6.1909: Sold to The South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
16.6.1909: Alick Black, Grimsby appointed manager.
18.6.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (C).
1.7.1912: Mortgage (C) discharged.
31.7.1912: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to George Jeffs, Grimsby for the sum of 3,000 with interest at 5%.(D).
31.7.1912: Registered office transferred to Grimsby.
5.5.1913: Mortgage (D) discharged.
5.5.1913: Sold to Thomas William Baskcomb (64/64), Grimsby.
6.5.1913: Thomas W. Baskcomb designated managing owner.
6.5.1913: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (E).
27.9.1915: Sold to Spurn Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
1.10.1915: Mortgage (E) discharged.
5.10.1915: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (F).
6.10.1915: Alfred Bannister appointed manager.
29.11.1916: Mortgage (F) discharged.
29.11.1916: Sold to George Frederick Sleight (64/64) Grimsby.
30.11.1916: George Frederick Sleight designated managing owner.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
By 11.8.1917: Fitted 1-6pdr HA (in house aft) & W/T.
1.1.1918: George Frederick Sleight knighted.
1919: Released.
5.6.1920: Sir George Frederick Sleight created a baronet.
19.3.1921: Sir George Frederick Sleight, Bart died.
18.10.1922: Probate granted to Raymond Lawrence Humphrey, Healing as sole surviving executor. Ownership registered to Raymond Lawrence Humphrey (64/64), Healing.
1.10.1933: Sold to George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby and Raymond Lawrence Humphrey, Healing (64/64 joint owners).
17.11.1933: George Frederick Sleight designated managing owner.
28.11.1933: Sold to Dobson Ship Repairing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
7.12.1933: Charles Dobson appointed manager.
11.6.1946: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (Hire rate £64.15.0d/month).
2.4.1941: Attacked and sunk by German aircraft off St. Abbs Head. No survivors.
14.3.1947: Grimsby registry closed.

Lost – Ty/Skipper William T. M. Charlton; Samuel E. Foote, 2nd Hand; William E. Nicholson & Edward Robson, enginemen; Adam H. M. Bruce, Lawrence E Glyde, Henry Jones, William J. Smith, Gilbert J. Whyte, Stanley G. Winsor & Josiah V. Wright, seamen; Ernest E. Harris, O/S; Edward V. Feeney & Sidney Phillips, stokers.


16/03/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
01/10/2020: Updated history.