S.T. Blanche H928


Official Number: 124735
Yard Number: 128
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 173
Net Tonnage: 53
Length: 108.5 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Engine: 45nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith, Hull
Speed 9.5 knots
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley


18.12.1906: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley (Yd.No.128) for Hellyer’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as BLANCHE.
21.1.1907: Completed (Charles Hellyer, manager).
28.1.1907: Registered at Hull (H928).
25.3.1910: Stem and bow plates damaged in collision in North Sea with steam trawler ALONSO (H887) which sustained damage to shell plating on starboard quarter.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 68net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
22.5.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.1768). Based Aegean Sea.
31.7.1917: Sold to Capt Quentin Dick, London (Charles Curzon, Milford, manager).
12.3.1919: Waiting instructions whether required for Post-War Service (SS).
1919: Returned to owner at Milford Haven.
9.1.1925: Reported that during a gale in Caldy Roads, the steam trawler ARCTIC PRINCE (M37) was adrift with her chain cable round the propeller; Tenby lifeboat took off the crew. Connected and managed to tow her into Tenby and stood by until the propeller was freed.
1929: Sold to Countess Howe, London (Charles Curzon, Milford Haven, manager).
1932: Fishing from Fleetwood (Alex Keay managing agent).
30.9.1937: At a Special Court at Waterford, Irish Free State, Sk. William Thomas Pipe was found guilty of fishing inside territorial waters off Saltee Islands, Co. Wexford and fined £50 and fish to the value of £160 was confiscated.
1938: Sold to John W. Kates, Fleetwood c/o Mair & Co, Fleetwood (The Sun Steam Trawling Co Ltd, managers).
5.1945: Sold to The Wendover Fishing Co, Grimsby (Consolidated Fisheries Ltd).
12.1945: Hull registry closed.
12.1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY133).
9.1946: Sold to St. Christopher Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, managers).
1948: Transferred to Fleetwood.
2.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
27.2.1952: Arrived Grays, Essex.
26.9.1952: Grimsby registry closed, breaking up completed.

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S.T. Blanche H928

S.T. Blanche H928
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S.T. Blanche H928

S.T. Blanche H928
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S.T. Blanche H928

S.T. Blanche H928
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19/05/2012: Page published. 3 updates since then.
16/06/2016: Information updated.
18/06/2016: Picture added.
05/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and repaired lost links.

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