S.T. Belovar GY109

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm, Bill Blow and Birgir Þórisson


Official Number: 122715
Yard Number: 94
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 241.68
Net Tonnage: 93.51
Length: 125 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 11.8 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by CD Holmes
Speed: 10.5 knots


29.11.1905: Launched by Miss Cicely Jean Smith at Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (Yd.No.94) for Alick Black (64/64), Grimsby as BELOVAR.
1.2.1906: Registered at Grimsby (GY109).
1.2.1906: Alick Black designated managing owner.
2.1906: Completed.
12.2.1906: Alick Black (32/64) shares sold to Walter Olney (32/64), Grimsby.
13.2.1906: Walter Olney shares (32/64) mortgaged to The Lincoln & Lindsey Banking Co Ltd, Lincoln (A).
18.5.1906: Alick Black shares (32/64) mortgaged to The Lincoln & Lindsey Banking Co Ltd, Lincoln (B).
29.1.1907: Mortgage (B) discharged.
31.1.1907: Alick Black shares (32/64) mortgaged to The Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd, London (C).
11.3.1907: Arrived Grimsby and reported loss of trimmer, George Mawer, Barcroft Street, Grimsby, washed overboard by a big wave when hauling and although line thrown to him drifted away and was not seen again.
4.2.1908: Arrived Grimsby having in tow the German steamer STADT OLDENBURG (281grt/1904), for Dundee, picked up in North Sea in distress due to stress of weather and exhausted bunker coal.
27.1.1909: Mortgage (A) discharged.
29.1.1909: Mortgage (C) discharged.
30.1.1909: Alick Black shares (32/64) sold to Walter Olney (64/64), Grimsby.
30.1.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Lincoln & Lindsey Banking Co Ltd, Lincoln (D).
7.4.1909: Mortgage (D) discharged.
10.4.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (E). 22.10.1909: Alick Black designated manager. 12.7.1910: Passed Flamborough Head homeward to Grimsby from Iceland.
1.1911: Transferred to Iceland, salting (Sk. Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson).
6.1911: On return transferred to fish out of Fleetwood.
15.12.1911: In dense fog, fine weather and smooth sea, stranded on rocks at Colliery Point, Ballycastle Bay, Co. Antrim. Lying level on hard ground. Belfast steamer GLENTOW (159grt/1895) in attendance and made an unsuccessful attempt to refloat. Called Laird Line steamer HAZEL (1241grt/1907) to assist but master considered too much ebb.
16.12.1911: On midnight tide refloated, making water and in the early hours towed to Red Bay, Cushendall, Co. Antrim by Glentow.
31.1.1913: Sailed Fleetwood on 12 day trip to Rockall grounds (Sk. George Schofield); ten crew all told.
6.2.1913: Last spoken to in vicinity of Muldoanich, Barra, Outer Hebrides.
7 – 9.2.1913: Severe weather conditions off north coast of Ireland.
9.2.1913: In the evening in those waters, Fleetwood steam trawler NEW CROWN (GY369) struck by heavy seas, boat and wheelhouse carried away, skipper and two crew washed overboard.
12.2.1913: Posted missing.
8.4.1913: Grimsby registry closed “ Ship missing”. No survivors.*

*Crew all Fleetwood unless stated – Sk. George Schofield, 61 Warrenhurst Road; Frederick James Adams, 18 Kent Street, Cardiff, Mate; James Salmon, Lodging House, Bosun; Harry Clarke, 13 Carr Road, Ch.Eng; Samuel W. Farrow, 28 Warrenhurst Road, 2nd Eng; Richard Wright, Seabank Road and Robert Wright, 8 Seymour Street, Deckhands; Frederick Allot, 16 Victoria Street and George Johnson, Lodging House, Trimmers; G. Frederick Kidd, 55 Warrenhurst Road, Cook.

15/05/2012: Page published. 10 revisions since then.
18/08/2014: Added name to credits.
19/08/2014: Minor change to history.
18/08/2019: Minor information update.
25/10/2021: Updated information.