S.T. Amy FD39

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger


Official Number: 122931
Yard Number: 79
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 223
Net Tonnage: 79
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull


3.8.1905: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.79) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as the AMY.
9.9.1905: Registered at Fleetwood (FD39). James Herbert Marr designated manager.
9.1905: Completed.
22.3.1911: Returned to Fleetwood after a 28 day Iceland trip with damage to deck fittings and boat carried away.
11.4.1911: Mortgaged to James Herbert Marr for £2000 @ 5% interest (A).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 88.54net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
20.7.1914: Entering Wyre Dock, due to misunderstanding altered course and collided with steam trawler MERISIA (FD153) which sustained damage to shell plates.
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Ad.No.334).
13.11.1914: At Lowestoft, parent ship HALCYON.
22.5.1915: Mortgage (A) discharged.
11.11.1915: James A. Robertson appointed manager.
11.4.1917: At Havre ‘sweeping in harbour under orders of Marine Francaise (Sk. Thomas Dales RNR). Mined (only survivor Sk. B. L. Coburn RNR, with severe burns).
19.5.1917: Fleetwood registry closed.

(Lost – Ty/Sk. Thomas Dales; James R. Bowles, 2nd Hand; George McK. Black & William T. Harris, Enginemen; Thomas Hare, James Hayes & Arthur J. Spink, deckhands; Condor Snell, deck boy; Jacob Stratford, trimmer.)

Note: 13.10.1917: Recommendation by Vice Admiral, Marine Francaise Le Havre that Coburn should receive the Military Medal.

16/05/2012: Page published. 5 updates since then.
04/02/2016: Minor information update.
26/06/2017: Minor information update.
01/07/2019: Information updated.