S.T. Delphine A126


Official Number: 135979
Yard Number: 569
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 250
Net Tonnage: 97
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.4 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough


25.11.1913: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.569) for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby as DELPHINE.
5.1.1914: Registered at Grimsby (GY958).
1.1914: Completed at a cost of £8773 13s 0d (John D. Marsden, manager).
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1619).
1919: Returned to owner.
9.1927: Owners restyled Consolidated Fisheries Ltd (Sir John D Marsden, Bart, manager).
28.9.1929: Grimsby registry closed “To transfer to Nova Scotia”.
7.7.1930: Grimsby registry re-opened (GY958).
9.1934: Sold to North Star Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (John Alexander Harrow, manager).
19.9.1934: Grimsby registry closed.
20.9.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A126).
10.1939: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
20.11.1939: On fishing grounds 18 miles N by E of Tory Island, Co. Donegal (Sk.C. J. Coxall); thirteen crew. At 3.30 p.m. observed 4 miles WSW a cloud of steam from a sinking trawler (THOMAS HANKINS (LO333)). Surmised U-boat in vicinity, hauled gear and made off, sent W/T distress message. At 4.00 pm. stopped by U-boat (U.33), abandoned to boat, sunk by gunfire. Boat damaged in launching, Ch.Eng put his foot in hole and packed with tallow. After twenty two hours and 38 miles, landed on Tory Island.
30.11.1939: Aberdeen registry closed.

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