S.T. Fontenay GY397

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 146902
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 271
Net Tonnage: 123
Length: 125.7 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal, Canada
Engine: 370ihp T.3-cyl by National Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Goderich, Ontario
Boiler: John Inglis & Sons, Toronto


1.1917: Ordered. 1918: Launched by Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal, Canada (Yd.No.) (Canadian “Castle” – “T.R.” class) for The Admiralty (paid for and built under direction of RCN) as TR.23.
1.8.1918: Completed and commissioned in Royal Canadian Navy (1-12pdr).
31.1.1919: Paid off and laid up.
1920: Accepted offer of Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd, Inverness (Captain Donald John Munro CMG RN as agent) to bring drifters with trawlers as escorts to UK for lay-up in Muirtown Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness prior to sale and possible refit for classification as steam trawlers (The Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd letter dated 12 April 1920).
1921: Brought over at The Admiralty’s expense.
1.1926: Still laid up.
2.1926: Rejected offer for all remaining trawlers at £2,000 each (B. Allenby, Aberdeen letter dated 10 Feb 1926).
8.1926: Sold “as is” to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. Basil A. Parkes, Grimsby designated manager.
1926: Re-measured 297g 88n.
10.9.1926: Registered at Grimsby (Part I & IV) as FONTENAY O.N.146902 (GY397).
10.9.1926: Fred Parkes, Blackpool designated manager.
14.9.1926: Sold to Fred Parkes, Blackpool.
21.9.1926: Fred Parkes designated managing owner.
9.1926: Sold to Pêcheries & Armements “La Rochelle-Océan”, La Rochelle.
2.10.1926: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at La Rochelle as MARIE ROSELYNE (LR2894).
1936: Laid up.
1937: Sold to Soc. Nouvelle des Pêcheries à Vapeur, Nantes.
1937: Sold for breaking up. La Rochelle registry closed.

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S.T. Marie-Roselyne LR2894

S.T. Marie-Roselyne LR2894
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26/04/2014: Information updated.
02/05/2014: Information updated.
17/06/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
13/09/2020: Updated history.