S.D/T. Etesian BS26


Official Number: 135346
Yard No: 298
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 94
Net Tonnage: 33
Length: 86.3 ft
Breadth: 19.8 ft
Depth: 9.7 ft
Built: Fellows & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt Yarmouth
Boiler: Thomas Sudron & Co Ltd, Stockton on Tees
Wooden built Drifter/Trawler


1918: Launched by Fellows & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth (Yd.No.298) (wooden “Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as ETESIAN (Ad.No.3885).
31.10.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (1-6pdr).
19.11.1920: Transferred to Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, London for disposal.
1920: Sold to Charles I. Chinery, Bangor, North Wales.
5.11.1920: Registered at Beaumaris (BS26). John Robinson, Grimsby designated manager.
1921: Line fishing from Fleetwood. Alex Keay managing agent.
1923: Sold to W. Flett, W. Slater & James Flett, Lossiemouth. Beaumaris registry closed. Registered at Inverness (INS575). James Flett designated managing owner.
12.1928: Sold to John & James Stephen, Carnbulg and Robert O. Stephen, Fraserburgh.
1929: Inverness registry closed. Registered at Fraserburgh as M. H. Stephen (FR17).
1939: Requisitioned for war as a minesweeping drifter (Hire rate £26.0.0d/month).
5.1941: Employed as an examination vessel.
12.1943: Employed on port duties.
194?: Sold to James Stephen, Carnbulg.
4.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
1945: Returned to owner.
1945: Sold to J. M. Lovie, Fraserburgh.
1948: Sold to Alexander MacIver, Bayble, Christina Bruce & others, Stornoway.
4q 1948: Registered at Stornoway (SY789).
4.1949: Sold to J. & S. Cameron, Peterhead for breaking up.
1950: Breaking up completed. Stornoway registry closed.

13/05/212: Page published. 4 updates since then.
19/07/2020: Updated information.