S.T. Dale Castle SA99


Official Number: 128905
Yard Number: 410
Completed: 1909
Gross Tonnage: 246
Net Tonnage: 95
Length: 125.3 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields


4.8.1909: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.410) for The Castle Steam Trawlers Ltd, Swansea as as DALE CASTLE.
17.9.1909: Completed (Crawford Heron, manager).
20.9.1909: Registered at Swansea (SA99).
12.10.1909: Mortgaged to Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough (A).
4.10.1910: Mortgaged (A) discharged.
8.11.1913: Mortgaged to Eerste Nederlandsche Scheepsverband, Dordrecht (B).
17.2.1915: Requisitioned for war serviceas a minesweeper (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.976). Fitted as Leader.
4.1915: Based Orkney & Shetland as a minesweeper.
12.1917: At Longhope.
22.10.1918: Mortgaged (B) discharged.
1919: Returned to owner.
1.4.1919: Sold to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby (John D. Marsden, manager).
27.11.1923: Mortgaged to London Joint City & Merchants Bank Ltd, London (D).
29.6.1927: Owners re-styled Consolidated Fisheries Ltd (Sir John D. Marsden, Bart, manager).
29.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an anti submarine trawler (2-MGs) (P.No.4.156) (Hire rate £61.10.0d/month).
1.1940: Based Ardrossan as A/S patrol trawler ((Ty/Lieut. F.F. Hunt RNVR)
15.5.1942: Mortgage (D) discharged.
10.6.1942: Sold to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London (Robert H. Hewett, manager).
10.6.1942: Swansea registry closed.
12.6.1942: Registered at London (LO92).
1944: Fitted out for for target towing duties.
23.6.1945: Paid off. Laid Up.
16.3.1946: Returned to owner. Laid up.
1947: Sold for breaking up.

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Note: The headstone of William H Parsons in Stromness, Orkney, 2nd hand of DALE CASTLE who died after illness 08/12/1915

William Parson's grave

Picture courtesy of Derek Mayes, Orkney

20/05/2012: Page published. 8 updates since then.
19/03/2020: Updated information.