S.D/T. Lord St. Vincent LT79 (Seasonal)


Official Number: 149220
Yard Number: 576
Completed: 1929
Gross Tonnage: 115
Net Tonnage: 48
Length: 92.0 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 8.0 ft
Built: John Chambers Ltd, Lowestoft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Wm. Burrell, Gt. Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees


1929: Launched by John Chambers Ltd, Lowestoft (Yd.No.576) for Lowestoft Steam Herring Drifters Co Ltd, Lowestoft as LORD St. VINCENT.
7.1929: Completed (Harold Jackson, manager).
25.7.1929: Registered at Lowestoft (LT79) and insured for £4,500.
18.11.1929: At Lowestoft in collision with steam drifter NORFORD SUFFLING (LT685),
1930s: Seasonal trawling out of Padstow and Fleetwood (Lowestoft Fish Selling Co Ltd, Lowestoft, managing agents).
24.3.1932: At Newlyn with damaged propeller.
2.10.1933: Disabled off Lowestoft with piston rod failure. LNER tug LOWESTOFT (172grt/1898) connected and delivered Lowestoft.
9.8.1938: Off Milford Haven connected to disabled steam drifter LORD SUFFOLK (LT44) and delivered Milford.
4.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service on contraband control (Hire rate £61.13.4d/month).
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
28.5.1940: With Senior Officer (Cdr J. S. M. Glendinning RNR retd) in steam tug JAVA (128grt/1905-500ihp) (Capt W. Jones) left Ramsgate for Dunkirk at 3.00pm in company with steam drifters LORD RODNEY (LT390), LORD COLLINGWOOD (LT79) and LORD KEITH (LT181).
29.5.1940: At 4.30am. ferrying troops to ships. 10.00am. alongside Dunkirk Pier embarking troops. 5.00pm. left Dunkirk beaches for Ramsgate.
30.5.1940: At Ramsgate at 7.40am. landed 150 troops.
7.7.1941: Mined off North East Gunfleet Buoy in Thames Estuary (Sk. J. S. Alexander RNR). One casualty – James W. Utting, stoker, killed.
9.7.1941: Robert E. Cullingford, Engineman died of his wounds.
23.7.1941: Lowestoft registry closed “Vessel lost 7.7.41”.

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S.D/T. Lord St. Vincent LT79

S.D/T. Lord St. Vincent LT79
Picture courtesy of The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection


31/12/2010: Page published. 8 updates since then.
06/11/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.

  1. Bazza46 says:

    I believe my relation died aboard this vessel . His gravestone says He died in active service R.N.R on July 9th 1941. As also documented by The War Graves Commission.His grave is in the graveyard opposite Wenhaston Church in Wenhaston Suffolk.

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