S.T. Don LT276
Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham
Official Number: 109084
Yard Number: 5
Gross Tonnage: 168
Net Tonnage: 65
Length: 105.6 ft
Breadth: 21.0 ft
Depth: 10.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Irvine Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Irvine
1898: Launched by Irvine Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Irvine (Yd.No.5) for James Leyman & Co Ltd, Hull as DON.
11.1898: Completed (James Leyman, manager).
24.11.1898: Registered at Hull (H433).
2.1912: Sold to Richard W. Lewis, Aberdeen (managing owner).
22.2.1912: Hull registry closed.
22.2.1912: Registered at Aberdeen (A443).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 68.11net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a boom working vessel (2-3pdrs). Based Scapa.
1.11.1918: Sold to John H. Richardson, North Shields (managing owner).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at North Shields.
28.7.1922: Sold to The Reculver Shipping Co Ltd, London (Jack Albert Billmeir, manager).
23.11.1922: Aberdeen registry closed.
24.11.1922: Registered at London (LO553).
1924: Sold to Arthur B. Cullen & Daniel Thorpe, Lowestoft (Purchased at auction unseen for £95. The value of coal in her bunkers was higher than the purchase price).
18.2.1926: London registry closed.
19.2.1926: Sold to Henry Thrower (22/64), Lowestoft; Daniel Thorpe (21/64), Oulton Broad; William Edward Bewley (21/64), Lowestoft (W. L. Mullender, manager).
19.2.1926: Registered at Lowestoft (LT276).
13.5.1927: Following death of William Edward Bewley 21 shares placed in names of executors, Arthur Gouldby & George Thomas Home, Lowestoft.
19.10.1927: 21 shares registered to Mrs Annie Bewley, Lowestoft.
29.5.1930: Sold to Daniel Thorpe (32/64), Oulton Broad & Mrs Annie Bewley (32/64), Lowestoft (W. L. Mullender, manager).
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Fleetwood (Lowestoft Fish Selling Co Ltd, Lowestoft, managing agent).
1.31935: Sold to Frederick Owen Mullender (32/64) & Daniel Thorpe (32/64), Lowestoft.
18.1.1936: Following death of Daniel Thorpe, 32 shares transferred to William Henry Thorpe. Lowestoft.
1936: Sold for breaking up.
8.2.1937: Lowestoft registry closed “Broken up”.