S.T. Albatross (1) GY279

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 108460
Yard Number: 177
Completed: 1897
Gross Tonnage: 158
Net Tonnage: 66
Length: 100.0 ft
Breadth: 20.5 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Engine: 280ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley


6.3.1897: Launched by Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley (Yd.No.177) for Thomas Baskcomb (22/64), Henry Lewis Taylor (21/64) & Thomas William Baskcomb (21/64), Grimsby as ALBATROSS.
4.1897: Completed.
6.4.1897: Registered at Grimsby (GY279).
6.4.1897: Thomas Baskcomb designated managing owner.
6.4.1897: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to George Jeffs, Grimsby for the sum of £2500 with interest at 51/2% (A).
6.4.1897: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The York City & County Banking Co Ltd, York (B).
8.4.1898: Mortgage (B) discharged.
5.2.1899: While sheltering in Fuzleford Harbour, Faroe Islands, arrested by Danish gunboat for being in harbour with trawls not stowed. Fined £10. On leaving harbour had machinery defect and returned to harbour. Fined a further £34 with nets and gear confiscated.
3.4.1907; Mortgage (A) transferred to Thomas Baskcomb (64/64), Grimsby.
24.2.1908: Mortgage (A) discharged.
24.4.1908: Thomas Baskcomb shares (22/64) and Henry Lewis Taylor shares (21/64) sold to Thomas William Baskcomb (64/64), Grimsby.
25.2.1908: Thomas William Baskcomb designated managing owner.
17.3.1908: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The York City & County Banking Co Ltd, York (C).
14.9.1910: Sold to Alick Black (60/64) and Rowland Hill (4/64), Grimsby.
15.9.1910: Alick Black designated managing owner.
15.9.1910: Mortgage (C) discharged.
5.11.1910: Rowland Hill shares (4/64) sold to Alick Black (64/64), Grimsby.
25.1.1911: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (D).
Pre 1913: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 66.76 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
5.6.1914: Henry Croft Baker appointed manager.
27.5.1914: Mortgage (D) discharged.
28.5.1914: Sold to The Savoy Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
30.6.1914: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (E).
8.11.1915: Mortgage (E) discharged.
9.11.1915: Sold to John Lawrence Green (64/64), Grimsby.
10.11.1915: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank of England Ltd, London (F).
11.11.1915: John Lawrence Green designated managing owner.
24.9.1916: Stopped by U-boat (U57) approx 20 miles E of Flamborough Head and sunk by gunfire.
20.10.1916: Grimsby registry closed “ Vessel sunk in North Sea by German submarine on the 24.9.1916”.

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S.T. Albatross GY229

S.T. Albatross GY279
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

20/05/2012: Page published. 7 updates since then.
01/02/2015: Picture added.
30/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from image.
14/06/2019: Minor update.