S.T. Blighty FD68


Official Number: 143806
Yard Number: 244
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 325
Net Tonnage: 150
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl Cooper & Greig Ltd, Dundee
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole


1919: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.244) (“Mersey “ class) for The Admiralty as JOHN COTTERELL (Ad.No.4463).
8.1919: Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull.
28.8.1919: Stage payment – £2,000.
16.9.1919: Stage payment £4,000.
1.11.1919: Stage payment – £2,000.
1.11.1919: Completed electrical installation by Humber Electrical Co Ltd. Hull (£405 plus cost of drilling).
11.1919: Completed as a fishing trawler (Harold Hall, manager). Total cost with wood laid decks, accommodation alterations (£1,378) – £9,378.
12.11.1919: Registered at London as St. ENDELLION (LO115).
18.11.1927: Sold to Henry Croft Baker, Grimsby.
26.5.1928: Sold to H. Croft Baker & Sons Ltd (H. Croft Baker, manager).
26.4.1930: Sold to Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Cleethorpes (H. Croft Baker, manager).
12.1.1934: Homeward from fishing grounds stranded south of Kopervik, Norway. Fore part on rocks, making water in engine room and accommodation aft. Salvage vessel alongside.
14.1.1934: Crew except Skipper and Ch. Eng. taken onboard SEA KING (GY1251).
17.1.1934: Refloated by salvage vessel and placed alongside at Kopervik. Diver survey revealed extensive bottom damage.
20.1.1934: Arrived Haugesund in tow of salvage vessel for docking.
1.1934: Temporary repairs to enable single voyage to the Humber for permanent repair.
7.1934: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
25.7.1934: Registered at London as BARBARA ROSE (LO115).
1937: Sold to Towarzystwo Dalekomorskich Polowow “Pomorze” Sp.z.o.o., Gdynia.
5.8.1937: London registry closed. Registered at Gdynia as BARBARA (GDY95).
11.1939: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
3.11.1939: Registered at Fleetwood as BLIGHTY (FD68).
2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.505) (Hire rate £101.11.3d/month).
31.5.1943: Sold to Mrs Winzenty Bartosiak, Gdynia, Poland.
25.5.1943: Transferred to Polish Navy. Renamed PODOLE.
1.6.1943: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.1943: Registered at Gdynia (GDY312).
5.1944: Re-classed at Fleetwood.
6.1944: Returned to owner.
16.6.1944: First landing at Fleetwood (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, managers).
1946: Sold to P/F Sandavags Trolarafelag, Sandevaag, Faroe Islands. Registered at Sandevaag as TORKIL ONUNDARSON (VA171).
11.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to G. & W. Brunton, Grangemouth for breaking up.

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HMT Blighty

HMT Blighty
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S.T. Podole GDY9

S.T. Podole GDY9
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18/05/2012: Page published. 7 updates since then.
28/07/2015: Corrected broken link.
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