S.T. Magnolia GY482 (2)

In Parkes ownership. Did not fish from Fleetwood.
Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 137026
Yard Number: 181
Completed: 1909
Gross Tonnage: 259.76
Net Tonnage: 103.37
Length: 125.3 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 11.7 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 495ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Gt. Central Co-op Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby


7.6.1909: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.181) for G. E. Forum (64/64) (Anglo Danish principals), Esbjerg as KONG FREDERIK III.
27.7.1909: Completed. Registered at Fanö (F145). George William Margarson, Grimsby appointed manager
24.11.1914: Arrived Fleetwood on evening tide, searched by Customs officials and detained to await instructions from The Admiralty.
4.1915: Sold to Frank Barrett (64/64), Grimsby (BoT Minute M4711/1915).
4.1915: Fanö registry closed.
14.4.1915: Frank Barrett designated managing owner.
15.4.1915: Registered at Grimsby (Part I & IV) as KONG FREDERIK III O.N.137026 (GY482).
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service (Ad.No.2659). At Devonport fitted with 1-12pdr). i.a.w. Area XIV Patrol Orders dated 30.3.1915: Allocated to Relieving Unit (to take the place of trawlers when refitting) based Isles of Scilly (Sk. J. W. Hewett RNR).
1915: Renamed KING FREDERICK.
1915: Alterations following BoT survey at Grimsby dated 4.12.1915 relate to engine.
10.1916: Allocated Unit No.61 – Section A & B 3rd Division based Penzance (Sk. J. Hewitt (sic) RNR).
13.2.1916-19.2.1916: Refit at Falmouth.
13.2.1918: Picked up from boat crew of HM Trawler SARDIUS II (Ad.No.3357) (GY1140) inwards to Falmouth Bay which struck Runnelstone Rock. Badly holed drifted into Pendower Cove and became a total wreck. Landed survivors at Penzance.
1.10.1918: At Penzance for General Patrol and Escort work (Chief Skipper RNR) (Recorded as KING FREDERICK III in Adm.131/70 p.125).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
22.12.1919: Registered at Grimsby as KING FREDERICK III (GY482) (BoT Minute M.12433/19 dated 27.10.1919).
21.1.1920: Sold to Direct Fish Supplies Ltd (64/64), London.
21.1.1920: George William Payne Margarson, Grimsby designated manager.
27.1.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
23.3.1922: Company in voluntary liquidation.
10.8.1922: Placed in compulsory liquidation.
6.9.1922: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (A) to Thomas William Baskcomb (64/64), Grimsby (managing owner).
6.9.1922: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (B).
12.9.1922: Thomas William Baskcomb designated managing owner.
22.3.1928: Registered at Grimsby as MAGNOLIA (GY482) (BoT Minute M/RG 1076/1928 dated 10.3.1928).
22.10.1935: Sold by order of the mortagee under mortgage (B) to Fred Parkes (64/64), Fleetwood & Blackpool.
28.10.1935: Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys designated manager.
28.10.1935: Sold to Harry Norman Franklin (64/64), Grimsby.
30.10.1935: Harry Norman Franklin designated managing owner.
7.11.1935: Harry N. Franklin sold shares (43/64) to Harry Franklin Ltd (43/64), Grimsby.
7.11.1935: Harry N. Franklin sold shares (21/64) to Sk. James Hendry (21/64), Grimsby.
7.11.1935: James Hendry shares (21/64) mortgaged to Harry Franklin Ltd, Grimsby (C).
9.11.1935: Harry Norman Franklin designated manager.
30.12.1935: Harry Franklin Ltd shares (43/64) mortgaged to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (D).
31.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S trawler. Renamed GLACIER (P.No.4.257) (Hire rate £65.0.0d/month).
9.1941: Employed on balloon barrage.
1.1.1944: Mortgage (C) discharged.
1.1.1944: Sk. James Hendry sold shares (21/64) to East Anglian Fish Selling Co Ltd (21/64), Grimsby.
11.1.1944: Harry Norman Franklin designated manager.
28.6.1944: Returned to owner and reverted to MAGNOLIA (GY482).
13.4.1946: Mortgage (D) discharged.
19.8.1952: On a North Sea trip (Sk. Stanley Wing) in a heavy swell 45 miles NE of Spurn Light Vessel started to take in water. Steam trawler ROSE OF ENGLAND (GY 236) (Sk. Alf Walker), which had just landed left Grimsby with remaining crew (five) and a pump. Found casualty down by stern, transferred pump and connected, but in turning for the Humber seas swept over the stern and pump washed overboard.
20.8.1952: After nineteen hours under tow, started to settle and quickly foundered. Crew jumped in sea to be picked up by Rose of England, but three men lost*.
24.9.1952: Grimsby registry closed “Vessel foundered on 26th August 1952”.

*Lost – Sk. Stanley Wing; Ch.Eng Albert Forster and deckhand Roland Willis

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S.T. Magnolia GY482

S.T. Magnolia GY482
Picture courtesy of The Mark Stopper Collection

14/06/2010: Page published. 3 revisions since then.
13/12/2014: Information updated.
13/10/2017: Removed FMHT watermark.
25/05/2021: Updated history.