S.T. Crater FD330

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 106669
Yard Number: 117
Completed: 1896
Gross Tonnage: 132
Net Tonnage: 45
Length: 99.2 ft
Breadth: 20.0 ft
Depth: 10.3 ft
Engine: 250ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan


19.9.1896: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan (Yd. No.117) for The Grimsby North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as CRATER.
10.1896: Completed.
27.10.1896: John Richardson Mackrill appointed manager.
27.10.1896: Registered at Grimsby (GY111).
14.11.1916: Sold to Ernest Taylor (64/64), Thornton.
14.11.1916: Ernest Taylor, Thornton appointed manager.
28.11.1916: Sold to Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood & Ernest Taylor, Thornton (64/64) joint owners).
30.12.1916: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London(A).
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
18.7.1919: Grimsby registry closed.
20.7.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD330).
1923: Sold to Joseph D. Irvin (64/64), North Shields (managing owner).
28.11.1923: Fleetwood registry closed.
29.11.1923: Registered at North Shields (SN135).
2.2.1926: Returning to Shields (Sk. A. Annan), struck submerged object 6.5 miles east of Souter Lighthouse and foundered; crew saved. 2.6.1926: North Shields registry closed.

NOTE : she was returning to Tyneside after a fishing trip when she struck an unidentified submerged object, believed to be wreckage, and sank some 6.5 miles to the east of Souter lighthouse.
The wreck, which has yet to be positively identified, lies on hard sand and shale in a spoil ground area at a depth of 54m, the lowest astronomical depth. The wreck is intact except for damage to the quarter deck and forecastle structures which have collapsed.

17/05/2012: Page published. 7 updates since then.
02/02/2020: Updated information.