S.T. Edouard van Vlaenderen O262

Wartime Visitor


Official Number: 148415
Yard Number: 946
Completed: 1924
Gross Tonnage: 338
Net Tonnage: 137
Length: 138.8 ft
Breadth: 23.8 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


29.11.1924: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.946) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as LORD WINTERTON.
15.1.1925: Registered at Hull (H130).
20.1.1925: Completed.
5.1938: Sold to Société Anonyme Armement Ostendais, Ostend.
28.5.1938: Hull registry closed “Sold to foreigners (Belgians) for trading”.
1938: Registered at Ostend as EDOUARD van VLAENDEREN (O262).
1938: Re measured 324Bgrt 113n.
6.1940: Escaped to England. Transferred to Belgian Economic Mission, London.
22.7.1940: Requisitioned for war service on miscellaneous Naval duties Fitted out as a Local Defence trawler (P.No.FY.1832).
31.12.1940: Sailed Belfast for Reykjavik (Sk. J. C. Ross RNR).
22.2.1941: Stranded off Ólofsfjördur, Iceland. Total loss. Ostend registry closed.


04/11/2010: Page published. 3 updates since then.
19/05/2020: Updated information.