S.T. City of Bristol FD207


Official Number: 114300
Yard Number: 52
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 214
Net Tonnage: 77
Length: 115.0 ft
Breadth: 21.0 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


2.3.1903: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.52) for Thomas Frederick Kelsall, Fleetwood (16/64); Richard Kelsall, Liverpool (16/54); Sarah Kelsall, Southport (8/64); Mabel Beeching Kelsall, Southport (4/64); John Johnson Jnr, Manchester (10/64); William Johnson, Manchester (6/64) and Charlotte Helen Beeching, Hull (4/64) as CITY OF BRISTOL.
5.1903: Completed.
20.5.1903: Registered at Fleetwood (FD207), Thomas F. Kelsall, managing owner.
10.11.1904: Arrived Fleetwood and reported that they had come across the Cardigan registered steamer SEA FLOWER (150grt/1875) abandoned off Garron Point, Co. Antrim (crew had taken to boat believing that she would founder and after a rough time landed at Carnlough, Co. Antrim). Connected and with difficulty delivered Belfast.
12.1.1906: T. F. Kelsall sold shares (8/64) to Lars Jorgen Larsen, Fleetwood.
2.3.1908: Entering Lough Foyle, ran into London registered wooden schooner ELSIE (137grt/1876), cargo timber for Garston, anchored off Moville, Co. Donegal, cutting her down to waterline on port side but not making any water.
18.12.1910: L. J. Larsen mortgaged (8/64) shares to Williams Deacon’s Bank Ltd. London.
22.1.1910: Homeward from Icelandic grounds in thick fog, Skipper mistook Sheep Island for Bull Point, Rathlin Island, struck the Scurr a reef between the Mainland and Sheep Island, Ballintoy, Co. Antrim. Later came afloat but foundered in Larrybane Bay. Crew of eleven landed at Ballycastle Pier. Total loss. Wreck lies in 20m in position 55.14,45N 06.20,35W.
25.1.1910: Fleetwood registry closed.

15/05/2012: Page published. 5 updates since then.
01/12/2019: Updated information.