S.T. Brisbane GY1281

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow and Douglas Paterson


Official Number: 118915
Yard Number: 355
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 206.65
Net Tonnage: 65.90
Length: 113.8 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull


10.10.1903: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.355) for William Grant (32/64) & Henry Croft Baker (32/64), Cleethorpes as BRISBANE.
5.11.1903: Completed.
9.11.1903: Registered at Grimsby (GY1281).
9.11.1903: Henry Croft Baker (32/64) shares mortgaged to William Grant for the sum of £2000 with interest at 4% (A).
22.11.1903: William Grant appointed manager.
31.5.1907: Mortgaged (A) discharged.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 80.83 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.2.1916: Henry Croft Baker (16/64) shares sold to Alick Black (16/64), Grimsby.
29.2.1916: Henry Croft Baker (16/64) shares sold to John Cash Store (16/64), Grimsby.
25.2.1917: John Cash Store (16/64) & Alick Black (16/64) shares sold to Jonathan Smith & George Drust Beacock, Grimsby (32/64 joint owners).
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve. Later fitted with 1-6pdr between funnel and wheelhouse and W/T.
20.6.1918: William Grant (32/64) shares sold to Arthur Grant (32/64), Grimsby.
1919: Released.
5.1.1920: Arthur Grant (32/64) shares sold to Jonathan Smith & George Drust Beacock (64/64), Grimsby.
5.1.1920: Edwin Beacock appointed manager.
6.1.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (B).
15.1.1920: Sold to The Sylvia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
16.1.1920: Edwin Beacock appointed manager.
18.2.1920: Mortgage (B) discharged.
19.2.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (C).
13.3.1922: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) (unsecured) to Thomas William Baskcomb, Grimsby (D).
30.8.1922: Sold by mortgagee under mortgage (C) to Dobson Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
31.8.1922: Charles Dobson appointed manager.
12.9.1922: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London Joint City and Midland Bank Ltd, London (E).
27.11.1927: Bank re-styled Midland Bank Ltd, London.
3.2.1931: Mortgage (E) discharged.
25.2.1931: Sold to Charles Dobson (64/64), Grimsby.
27.2.1931: Charles Dobson appointed manager.
28.2.1931: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (F).
1940: Directed to Fleetwood under wartime controls (J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood, managers).
14.5.1941: Mortgage (F) discharged.
29.12.1941: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
31.12.1941: David Marr appointed manager.
26.4.1943: Typical landing. 287 kits – hake-16, cod/codling-1, whiting-5, flats-1, ling/coley-269, sole & prime-4.
1.3.1945: Sold to Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
8.3.1945: Arthur Wright Butt, appointed manager.
17.12.1946: In very heavy weather, assisted HELPING HAND (LT1239), disabled with broken propeller shaft and taking water. Connected and towed towards Lowestoft. About one mile from Newcome Buoy, requested lifeboat assistance. Hove to with Lowestoft lifeboat MICHAEL STEPHENS (Cox Albert Spurgeon) standing by.
18.12.1946: In the morning tug LOWESTOFT (172grt/1898) connected and at 5.00 a.m. brought into Lowestoft and beached.
22.5.1954: Sold to BISCO and allocated to J. W. Draper & Sons Ltd, Grimsby for breaking up.
12.6.1954: Grimsby registry closed “Vessel broken up”.

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Brisbane GY 1281

S.T. Brisbane GY1281
Picture courtesy of The Steve Farrow ollection

Builder's Certificate

Builder’s Certificate
Courtesy of NE Lincs Archive

Scrap Certificate

Scrap Certificate
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20/05/2012: Page published. 9 updates since then.
25/02/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
04/10/2019: Updated information.