S.D/T. Alcor LT140 (Seasonal)

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham, Maurice Voss and Jan Harteveld


Yard Number: 768
Completed: 1922
Gross Tonnage: 97
Net Tonnage: 35
Length: 85.2 ft
Breadth: 19.1
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.48 )


14.2.1922: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.768) for John McCann, Hull (Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull) as OLEARIA.
28.3.1922: Completed.
25.4.1922: Registered at Hull (H478).
8.5.1922: Transferred to Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (John McCann & Edward Cartwright, managers).
2.1925: Sold to L. Espersen, Denmark.
17.2.1925: Hull registry closed. Registered at Esbjerg (E444).
16.11.1925: Sold to Soc. Anon. Armement Ostendais, Ostend.
25.11.1925: Registered at Ostend as HECTOR DENIS (O237).
16.9.1930: Laid up until sold.
6.2.1936: Sold to Jubilee Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Alfred S. Ling, manager). Ostend registry closed.
16.4.1936: Registered at Lowestoft as ALCOR (LT140).
1937: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood (Lowestoft Fish Selling Co Ltd, Lowestoft, managing agents).
24.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY960) (Hire rate £35.3.3d/month).
3.1942: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
12.8.1943: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, London (William A. Bennett, manager).
12.1943: Employed on port duties.
8.4.1945: Arrived Lowestoft for restoration and survey.
17.9.1945: Returned to owner.
8.1948: Sold to Jozef Arts, Ostend.
14.8.1948: Lowestoft registry closed.
12.5.1948: Taken in hand by Scheepswerf Seghers, Ostend for conversion to motor and fitted with a 270bhp 4 stroke 5-cyl oil engine by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln
1948: Re measured 99.72g 42.98n.
20.9.1948: Renamed MARJOLENE on completion.
31.9.1948: Registered as a motor trawler at Ostend as MARJOLENE. (O337).
5.1950: Sold to P.V.B.A. Jozef Arts & Co, Ostend.
4.3.1955: Crewman Emiel Makelberghe washed overboard and drowned.
22.12.1956: Whilst on passage home from Newlyn for Christmas when off Start Point started to take in water in the engine room. Taken in tow by Brixham motor trawler ROGER BUSHELL (BM76) but started to settle and foundered in position 50 14 12 N 03 08 45 W. All crew picked up by ROGER BUSHELL and landed at Brixham.

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S.D/T. Alcor LT140

S.D/T. Alcor LT140
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S.T. Alcor LT140

S.T. Alcor LT140
Picture courtesy of the Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection

M.T. Marjolene O337

M.T. Marjolene O337
Picture courtesy of the Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection

M.T. Marjolene O337

M.T. Marjolene O337
Picture courtesy of The Jan Harteveld Collection


08/04/2012: Page published. 12 updates since then.
06/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
16/06/2019: Updated information.