S.T. Belmont FD64

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 122939
Yard Number: 183
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 209
Net Tonnage: 54
Length: 117.5 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: 380ihp T.3-cyl by Gauldie, Gillespie & Co, Aberdeen
Boiler: A. & W. Dalglish, Pollockshaws, Glasgow
Built: Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling

History

27.3.1906: Launched by Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling (Yd.No.183) for the Double Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as BELMONT.
4.5.1906: Registered at Fleetwood (FD64). Charles Henry Double appointed manager.
5.1906: Completed. Insured value £6,000.
21.5.1906: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Manchester & County Bank Ltd, Manchester with interest at 41/2% (A).
30.10.1906: Harry Melling, Preston designated manager.
18.11.1906: Leaving Fleetwood for fishing grounds suffered machinery problems and in freshening weather drove ashore on Pilling Sands. Repair/salvage team put onboard.
19.11.1906: Weather deteriorated to full WNW gale and vessel was swept by seas, rolling heavily and driving further across the sands. Fleetwood lifeboat MAUD PICKUP launched and with great difficulty in the shallow waters and gale force winds succeeded, after several attempts, in taking off all 32 men onboard. “Subsequently salvage team returned onboard, vessel was lightened by removing bunkers and ice to carts and when complete, 100 paraffin cans placed under and around high water each day, working the propeller scoured a channel to bring her 3/4 mile to deeper water.
12.1906: In continuing heavy weather anchored with three anchors and cables and position maintained by steaming ahead whilst awaiting tug which could not approach for three days. Paddle tug/tender LUNE (252grt/1892) connected and safely delivered Fleetwood. Repaired and returned to service.
25.2.1907: Title changed to The Lune Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
26.5.1908: William Leadbetter appointed manager.
9.2.1909: Henry Melling appointed manager.
1.5.1911: Damaged slipway cradle when quarter irons failed to position her keel on centre line aft when sueing; fell on port side.
28.12.1912: Mortgage (A) discharged.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 81.43net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.3248).
10.12.1918: William Would appointed manager.
11.12.1918: Sold to William Would (64/64), Grimsby (managing owner).
14.12.1918: Fleetwood registry closed.
19.12.1918: Registered at Grimsby (GY1262).
1919: Returned to owner.
1.4.1920: Sold to The Woodbury Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
10.4.1920: Harold Arthur Jeffries appointed manager.
1.4.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Would, Grimsby for the sum of £10,250 with interest at 5% (B).
16.11.1920: Mortgage (B) transferred to London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd, London.
14.8.1922: Mortgage (B) discharged.
14.8.1922: Sold to William Would (64/64), Grimsby.
4.9.1922: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (C).
13.11.1922: William Would appointed manager.
27.11.1923: Mortgagee restyled to Midland Bank Ltd.
20.2.1925: Sold by mortgagee under mortgage (C) to Thomas Thorburn Irvine, Aberdeen.
3.4.1925: Thomas Thorburn Irvine appointed manager.
4.4.1925: Grimsby registry closed.
7.4.1925: Registered at Aberdeen (A101).
26.1.1928: Leaving Peterhead (Sk.James Sinkins), struck by heavy seas crossing the bar and drove ashore on Horseback Rocks, Peterhead. Lost propeller and holed; crew saved by life-saving brigade, before vessel rolled over on her beam ends. Declared a constructive total loss by the underwriters and put in the hands of a shipbreaker and broken up in situ.
17.3.1928: Aberdeen registry closed.

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S.T. Belmont FD64

S.T. Belmont FD64
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

S.T. Belmont FD64

S.T. Belmont FD64
Picture courtesy of Cynthia (TPF)

S.T. Belmont FD64

S.T. Belmont FD64
Picture courtesy of Alan Hirst “Dodds” collection

S.T. Belmont FD64

S.T. Belmont FD64
Picture courtesy of Alan Hirst “Dodds” collection

S.T. Belmont FD64

S.T. Belmont FD64
Picture courtesy of Cynthia (TPF)

Changelog
18/05/2012: Page published. 9 updates since then.
24/05/2015: Information updated and pictures added.
21/10/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

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