S.T. Conquest GY292

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger Bill Blow and Douglas Paterson.


Official Number: 125066
Yard Number: 172
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 244
Net Tonnage: 118
Length: 120.5 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee


13.4.1907: Launched by Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee (Yd.No.172) for The Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as CONQUEST.
7.1907: Completed.
1.8.1907: Registered at Grimsby (GY292).
2.8.1907: Alick Black appointed manager.
20.8.1907: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Stamford, Spalding and Boston Banking Co Ltd, Stamford (A).
1908: Fishing out of Fleetwood (Sk. P. Petersen).
14.1.1911: When off Barra Head, James Farron (20), Addison Road, Fleetwood washed overboard and drowned. Body recovered and brought back to Fleetwood.
21.8.1912: Mortgage (A) transferred to Barclay & Co Ltd, London.
10.11.1914: Mortgage (A) discharged.
13.11.1914: Shares (51/64) sold to John Edward Rushworth (51/64), Grimsby.
13.11.1914: Shares (13/64) sold to Joseph Davison (13/64), Grimsby.
13.11.1914: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Arthur Jeffs, Grimsby for sum of £2500 with interest at 51/2% (B).
13.11.1914: John Edward Rushworth appointed manager.
16.11.1914: John E. Rushworth (51/64) shares mortgaged to Barclay & Co Ltd, London (C).
4.1.1915: Mortgage (B) discharged.
4.1.1915: Sold to Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
6.1.1915: John Edward Rushworth appointed manager.
5.1.1915: Mortgage (C) discharged.
5.1.1915: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclay & Co Ltd, London (D).
15.2.1915: Registered at Grimsby as HORTENSIA (GY292) (BoT Minute M/R.G.4198/1915).
24.8.1915: Mortgage (D) discharged.
24.8.1915: Sold to The Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
24.8.1915: William Ellis appointed manager).
6.9.1915: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (E).
8.1916: Requisitioned for war service as a boom gate vessel (Ad.No.NI).
3.9.1918: Sold to James Coombes, Grimsby (managing owner).
17.9.1918: Mortgaged (E) discharged.
18.9.1918: James Coombes appointed manager.
23.9.1918: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial and Union Bank of England Ltd, London (F).
10.1918: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
15.2.1924: Bank re-styled as National Provincial Bank Ltd, London.
7.9.1925: Mortgage (F) discharged.
18.9.1925: Sold to Great Central Co-operative Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
22.9.1925: George L. Alward appointed manager.
2.11.1925: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Jasper George Smith, Kingsland, London for the sum of £3000 with interest at 51/2% (G).
21.6.1928: Mortgage (G) discharged.
26.6.1928: Sold to Walter Garratt & Fred Birch Jeffs (64/64 joint owners), Grimsby.
10.7.1928: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Sir Erik Ohlson, Bart, Hull for sum of £3000 with interest at 5% (H).
10.7.1928: Walter Garrett appointed manager.
15.12.1930: Fred Birch Jeffs appointed manager.
20.7.1931: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (H) to Ohlson & Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
23.7.1931: Arthur Cyril Jagger appointed manager.
19.9.1932: Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby.
20.9.1932: Charles Dobson appointed manager.
29.9.1937: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (I).
4.7.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1795) (Hire rate £61.0.0d/month).
8.3.1945: Mortgage (I) discharged.
26.3.1945: Sold to Wembley Steam Fishing Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby.
27.3.1945: Arthur Gladstone Hamer appointed manager.
4.4.1945: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (J).
11.1945: Returned to owner.
18.5.1948: Mortgage (J) discharged.
14.5.1948: Sold to Grateful Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen.
21.5.1948: Grimsby registry closed.
21.5.1948: James Mowatt appointed manager.
5.6.1948: Registered at Aberdeen (A613).
28.7.1948: Sold to Hortensia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
9.4.1953: Sold to Andrew W. King, Aberdeen (managing owner).
1956: Sold to Belgian shipbreakers and broken up.
7.4.1955: Aberdeen registry closed.

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S.T. Hortensia GY292

S.T. Hortensia GY292
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HMT Hortensia

HMT Hortensia
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13/05/2012: Page published. 7 updates since then.
04/02/2016: Minor information update.
31/12/2019: Information updated.