S.T. Indian Empire FD407


Official Number: 124787
Yard Number: 404
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 289
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 135.0 ft
Breadth: 22.5 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: 520ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby


25.6.1907: Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd. No.404) for Cargill Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as INDIAN EMPIRE.
18.9.1907: Registered at Hull (H957).
30.9.1907: Completed (Edward B. Cargill, manager).
1.1911: With other Hull trawlers icebound off W coast of Iceland; freed and returned home.
12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-7.54” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.798).
1915: Based Queenstown.
7.5.1915: Passenger liner LUSITANIA (30,396grt/1907) on passage New York – Liverpool with 1,959 passengers. At about 2.00 pm. when about 15 miles off Old Head of Kinsale torpedoed by U.boat (U21); sank in 18 minutes in position 51.24N 08.31W. Left Queenstown and arrived on scene just after 3.00 pm. picked up about 100 survivors and assisted others in boats. Landed at Queenstown.
1916: Arthur Cargill appointed manager.
8.1918: Sold to Joseph Robert Elijah Mordaunt, Fred William Miles, Thomas Charles Miles, Harry Newman, Grimsby & George Arthur Newman, Cleethorpes (joint owners).
14.8.1918: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London & Joint Stock Bank Ltd, London (A).
2.9.1918: Joseph Robert Elijah Mordaunt appointed manager.
30.8.1918: Hull registry closed.
2.9.1918: Registered at Grimsby (GY1191).
14.10.1918: Mortgage (A) discharged.
14.10.1918: Sold to Morrice Wilkins (64/64), Manchester. Morrice Wilkins appointed managing owner.
14.10.1918: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London & Joint Stock Bank Ltd, London (B).
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
2.5.1920: Grimsby registry closed.
4.5.1920: Registered at Fleetwood (FD407).
4.5.1920: Mortgage (B) discharged.
4.5.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial and Union Bank of England Ltd, London (C).
1.11.1921: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Taylor & Tomlinson Ltd, Fleetwood (D).
20.10.1922: Registered at Fleetwood as ALLENTA (FD407).
1923: Sold to Soc. Sirius Ltda, Lisbon, Portugal.
26.10.1923: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.1923: Registered at Lisbon as SIRIUS 2.
1928: Sold to Soc.de Pesca a Vapor Invencivel Ltda. Lisbon. Registered at Lisbon as ALBERTOS 2.
2.1.1945: Foundered off Cape St. Vincent following collision with US destroyer. Crew picked up and landed at Gibraltar. Lisbon registry closed.

17/05/2012: Page published. 6 updates since then.
26/01/2021: Updated History.