S.T. Bega FD233


Official Number: 132419
Yard Number: 398
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 318
Net Tonnage: 131
Length: 130.7 ft
Breadth: 23.6 ft
Depth: 13.3 ft
Built: J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen
Engine: 69hp T.3-cyl by J. Abernethy & Co, Aberdeen


17.12.1913: Launched by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.398) for The New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood as BEGA.
1.1914: Completed (Ernest Tomlinson, manager).
6.2.1914: Registered at Fleetwood (FD233).
19.1.1914: Sailed Aberdeen for fishing grounds; to land at Fleetwood.
14.11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.923).
1917: Joseph A. Taylor appointed manager.
18.6.1917: Torpedoed by U-boat (U58) 40 miles north of Muckle Flugga (61.36N 00.35W). Nine crew lost*.
29.1.1919: Fleetwood registry closed.

(*Lost – Thomas Wright, 2nd Hand; Laurence Thomson & Finlay Macleod, Seamen; Alfred Williamson & Harry Wittup, Deckhands; Patrick Cosello & George R. Harvey, Trimmers).

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S.T. Bega FD233

S.T. Bega FD233
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

17/05/2012: Page published. 4 updates since then.
16/08/2019: Information updated.
30/09/2020: Added an image.