S.T. Pelican I FD7

Additional information courtesy of Gary Hicks (Plymouth Merchant Ships)


Official Number: 124578
Yard Number: 447
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 248
Net Tonnage: 94
Length: 125.6 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.9 ft
Engine: 420ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


21.11.1908: Launched by A. Hall & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd. No.447) for James Chant (32/64), Plymouth & Thomas Paddon (32/64), South Brent as PELICAN I.
12.1908: Completed.
10.12.1908: Registered at Plymouth (PH98). James Chant appointed managing owner.
14.12.1908: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Lloyds Bank Ltd, London (A).
26.9.1912: Sold to Chant & Paddon Ltd (64/64), Plymouth.
26.9.1912: James Chant & Herbert William Chant appointed managers.
10.10.1912: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Lloyds Bank Ltd, London (B)
12.10.1912: Mortgage (A) discharged.
11.11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No. 527).
11.8.1916: Mortgage (B) discharged.
26.910.1917: Sold to Noah Ashworth & Cecil Whittaker Barratt, Fleetwood (joint owners 64/64).
31.10.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (C).
8.11.1917: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager.
13.2.1918: Mortgage (C) discharged.
14.2.1918: Sold to The Red Rose Steam Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
13.3.1918: Vessel Mortgaged (64/64) to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (D).
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.527). Based Swansea.
2.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
21.2.1919: Plymouth registry closed.
22.2.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD7).
1921: Fishing from Aberdeen.
1924: William W. Brierley appointed manager.
1927: Sold to Cevic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Charles H. Friswell, manager).
18.4.1928: Registered at Fleetwood as CEVIC (FD7).
14.8.1931: At Campbeltown Sheriff Court, Sk. John Thomas Newton admitted a charge of illegal trawling in the Firth of Clyde following arrest by HMS SPEY and was fined £50 with forfeiture of net and gear.
8.11.1931: Homeward from fishing grounds in early morning in poor weather stranded on Jura side of Sound of Islay. Salvage steamer RANGER (409grt/1880) and salvage surveyor in attendance. Later refloated and berthed alongside Port Askaig Pier. Subsequently returned to service.
6.6.1933: In the evening in thick fog 2 miles NW of the Point of Ayre, Isle of Man in collision with steam trawler EXMOUTH (FD336) sustaining damage. At 11.30 pm. berthed at Ramsey, badly damaged and making water. EXMOUTH with damaged stem returned to Fleetwood. Both trawlers repaired and returned to service.
9.3.1943: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out as a fuelling trawler (33ton tank for refuelling diesel landing craft) (P.No.Y.7.16) (Hire rate £62.0.0d/month).
3.1944: Fitted out as a water carrier. Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Assigned as a water carrier to Force O.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
8.1944: Returned to owner.
6.5.1953: Last landing at Fleetwood.
5.1953: Sold to Sk. William Summers & John William Johnstone, Aberdeen (John William Johnstone managing owner).
5.1953: Fleetwood registry closed.
1.6.1953: Registered at Aberdeen (A722).
4.1957: Sold to Germany for breaking up.
3.4.1957: Aberdeen registry closed “… on sale to foreigners (German subjects).”

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S.T. Pelican I PH98

S.T. Pelican I PH98
Picture courtesy of The Gary Hicks Collection

S.T. Cevic FD7

Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Cevic FD7

S.T. Cevic FD7
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

18/05/2012: Page published. 5 updates since then.
12/07/2015: Picture added.
03/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
06/10/2020: Pictures added.