S.T. Bovic FD143


Official Number: 105915
Yard Number: 513
Completed: 1896
Gross Tonnage: 162
Net Tonnage: 52
Length: 107.0 ft
Breadth: 20.6 ft
Depth: 12.5 feet
Engine: T.3-cyl by N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Edwards Bros, North Shields


18.12.1895: Launched by Edwards Bros, North Shields (Yd.No.513) for John Kelsall, Manchester (John E. A. Kelsall, Fleetwood, manager) as BOVIC.
25.1.1896: Registered at Fleetwood (FD143).
1.1896: Completed.
8.10.1896: Arrived Queenstown and reported having passed wreckage when off Poor Head, Co. Cork yesterday, which consisted of a cork fender, companion ladder, and part of bulwark painted white.
1897: Sold to Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd, Manchester (John E. A. Kelsall & George Beeching, Fleetwood, managers).
1899: Transferred to Hull.
12.3.1899: Fleetwood registry closed.
30.3.1899: Registered at Hull (H51).
31.10.1907: When 210 miles E by N of Spurn Point, J. McDonald, Bosun, lost overboard and drowned.
8.9.1911: Registered office transferred to Hull (George Beeching, Hull & John E. A. Kelsall, London, managers).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 62.42 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.377).
5.8.1917: Foundered following collision off Souter Point with Norwegian steamer VIGDIS (849grt/1883); crew saved.
27.12.1917: Hull registry closed “ Vessel lost 5th August 1917 in Admiralty service”.

17/05/2012: Page published. 5 updates since then.
19/08/2016: Information updated.