S.T. Frascati GY315

Wartime visitor
Additional information courtesy of George Westwood and Bill Blow


Official Number: 137006
Yard Number: 630
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 219.53
Net Tonnage: 97.80
Length: 120.2 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 420ihp T.3-cyl (Builder’s Cert 410ihp) and boiler by Gt. Central Co-op Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby


25.8.1914: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.630) for The Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as FRASCATI.
24.9.1914: Builders’ Certificate issued.
1.10.1914: Harry Croft Baker appointed manager.
2.10.1914: Registered at Grimsby (GY315).
2.10.1914: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank of England Ltd, London (A). 8.10.1914: Completed (Henry C. Baker, manager).
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.49). Based Taranto. 8.4.1918: Mortgagee re-styled National Provincial & Union Bank of England Ltd, London.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
15.2.1924: Mortgagee re-styled National Provincial Bank Ltd, London.
23.10.1933: Mortgage (A) discharged.
23.10.1933: Sold to Harry Markham Cook (64/64), Grimsby.
18.11.1933: Sold to Aldred Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
18.11.1933: Harry Markham Cook appointed manager.
18.11.1933: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (B).
8.3.1934: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Harry Markham Cook, Grimsby for the sum of £1,350 with interest at 5% (C).
13.8.1934: Mortgage (C) discharged.
24.9.1934: Mortgage (B) discharged.
30.9.1941: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd (64/64), London.
21.10.1941: Harry Markham Cook, Fleetwood appointed manager. Fishing from Fleetwood.
1943: Working Icelandic grounds.
29.9.1944: Last landing at Fleetwood.
13.8.1945: Sold to British & American Salmon Curing Co Ltd (64/64), London.
29.8.1945: Alfred John Lewellyn, Woodford Green appointed manager.
30.11.1945: Insured value £17,000; for 1946 proposed same.
4.1947: On a trip to Norwegian coast (Sk.George Greening). Suffered boiler problems and ended up disabled in very poor weather some 180 miles NE of Aberdeen and shipping water despite anchoring. Steam trawler CLOUGHSTONE (H374) (Sk. George Reeve) responded and after being in collision and suffered some damage to both vessels, connected and in a SW full gale and heavy seas commencing tow to Aberdeen. Lost tow at one stage but was able to reconnect. Nearing Aberdeen the weather improved, and tow transferred to local tugs.
8.4.1947: Delivered Aberdeen.
29.10.1947: Sold to Elkington Estates Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
29.10.1947: Charles Dobson appointed manager.
4.1952: Sold to Thomas Young & Sons (Shipbreakers) Ltd, Sunderland for breaking up.
19.4.1952: Delivered to South Docks, Sunderland.
21.5.1952: Grimsby registry closed “Ship being broken up”.
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S.T. Frascati GY315

S.T. Frascati GY315
Picture courtesy of The George Westwood Collection

Frascati Builers Certificate

Frascati Builders Certificate
Picture courtesy of NE Lincs Archives

Frascati Scrap Letter

Frascati Scrap Letter
Picture courtesy of NE Lincs Archives

03/08/2010: Page published. 6 updates since then.
15/11/2015: Information updated.
21/09/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
13/10/2020: Updated history.