S.T. Abronia GY112

In Parkes ownership. Did not fish from Fleetwood
Additional material courtesy of Bil Blow


Official Number: 122716
Yard Number: 356
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 242.27
Net Tonnage: 121.05
Length: 126.2 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.4 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


28.11.1905: Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd.No.356) for The North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as ABRONIA.
8.2.1906: Registered at Grimsby (GY112).
8.2.1906: Sir George Doughty designated manager.
9.2.1906: Completed.
26.8.1907: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Law Guarantee Trust & Accident Society Ltd, London (A).
31.12.1908: Mortgage (A) discharged.
31.12.1908: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Law Guarantee Trust & Accident Society Ltd, London (B).
1910: The Law Guarantee Trust & Accident Society Ltd, London in liquidation following takeover by Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corporation Ltd, London which in turn was taken over by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, London.
26.1.1914: Mortgage (B) discharged.
12.5.1914: Henry Morris designated manager.
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.704). Based Aegean Sea. Post12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
26.11.1919: The North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd in liquidation. Arthur John Downs, Grimsby appointed Official Liquidator.
29.11.1919: Sold to Thomas William Baskcomb (64/64), Grimsby.
1.12.1919: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (C).
2.12.1919: Thomas William Baskcomb designated manager.
1924: Homeward, in thick fog stranded on the Ness of Duncansby. Refloated with the assistance of Stroma fisherman and proceeded.
21.12.1934: In North Sea net fouled whilst fishing and deckhands George Yarborough and David Wilkin dragged overboard. Wilkin was recovered injured but Yarborough who was apparently knocked unconscious was not seen again.
22.10.1935: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (C) to Fred Parkes (64/64), Fleetwood & Blackpool.
24.10.1935: Sold to T. C. & F. Moss Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
29.10.1935: Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys designated manager.
6.11.1935: William Thomas Moss designated manager. 26.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.734).
7.9.1940: Foundered in the River Thames (Ty/Sk. H. Kerrison, RNR). Five crewmen lost*. Grimsby register closed.
1941: Salved and acquired by MOWT.
7.10.1941 – 20.6.1943: Ty/Sk. Edward W.B. Norton RNR.
20.6.1943 – 20.10.1944: Ty/Sk. Arthur Beamont RNR. 20.10.1944 – 6.1945: Ty/Sk. L. R. Matthews RNR. Laid up.
31.1.1947: Sold to The Admiralty. Sold to J. R. Hepworth & Co (Paull) Ltd, Paull for breaking up. 3.10.1947: Grimsby registry closed.
(* Killed – Cyril C. G. Burrows, Wireman. Died – William L. Union, 2nd Hand.
MPK – David Ross, Engineman; William L. Langler, Seamen/cook; John T. Morey, Ord Signalman; Warwick L. Noseworthy, O/S.)

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HMT Abronia

HMT Abronia
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S.T. Abronia GY112

S.T. Abronia GY112
Picture courtesy of The Peter Green Collection


16/12/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
22/06/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
02/06/2019: Minor history update.