S.D/T. Cicero LT141 (Seasonal)

Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham and Maurice Voss


Official Number: 146439
Yard Number: 762
Completed: 1921
Gross Tonnage: 97
Net Tonnage: 35
Length: 85.2 ft
Breadth: 19.1 ft
Depth: 9.0 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: C.2-cyl by International Engine Works, Amherst, Nova Scotia to a Goldie & McCulloch Co Ltd, Galt, Ontario design
Boiler: International Engine Works, Amherst, Nova Scotia.
(All machinery new 1917 and ex Canadian wooden Admiralty drifter CD.24)


9.1921: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.762) for John McCann, Hull (Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull) as BIOTA.
23.1.1922: Completed.
21.2.1922: Transferred to Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (John McCann & Edward Cartwright, managers).
21.2.1922: Registered at Hull (H425).
3.1925: Sold to Soc. Anon. Armement Ostendais, Ostend. 26.3.1925: Hull registry closed. Registered at Ostend as PAUL PASTUR (O234).
3.4.1925: Arrived Ostend in company with FERNAND HARDYNS (O235) (ex DEUTZIA (H435))
14.6.1930: Laid up.
6.2.1936: Sold to Jubilee Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Alfred S. Ling, manager).
13.7.1936: Registered at Lowestoft as CICERO (LT141).
1937: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood (Lowestoft Fish Selling Co Ltd, Lowestoft, managing agents).
12.11.1941: Sold to Berrys (Stranraer) Ltd, Stranraer (James Berry, manager).
3.12.1941: Lowestoft registry closed “No longer used for fishing”.
15.8.1943: Requisitioned for war service with Ministry of Aircraft Production (Berrys (Stranraer) Ltd, managers) (Hire rate £25.0.0d/month).
Post 1945: Returned to owner.
1.1948: Sold to BISCO and allocated to West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Troon for breaking up.
18.2.1948: Delivered Troon.
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S.D/T. Cicero LT141

S.D/T. Cicero LT141
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07/04/2012: Page published. 5 revisions since then.
23/08/2014: Information updated.
25/08/2021: Updated history.