S.T. Perseus IJM45 (Wartime visitor)


Official Number: 108480
Yard Number: 193
Completed: 1897
Gross Tonnage: 157 (As built 160g)
Net Tonnage: 56 (As built 61n)
Length: 100.2 ft
Breadth: 21.0 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull


1897: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.193) for “D” Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as DANE.
18.9.1897: Completed. Arthur Jeffs designated manager.
17.10.1897: Registered at Grimsby (Part I & IV) O.N.108480 (GY403).
6.1912: Sold to N.V. Vissch. Maats. “Praxis”, Ijmuiden (J. Prins & G Carst, managers).
3.6.1912: Grimsby registry closed.
6.1912: Registered at IJmuiden as PERSEUS (IJM45).
1940s: Escaped to England and fishing from Fleetwood (I.D.No.208). Bloomfield’s Ltd, managing agents.
26.4.1943: Typical landing. 172 kits – hake-10, cod/codling-63, haddock-2, whiting-46, flats-8, ling/coley-5, roker-11, sole & prime-7.
1951: Sold to Dutch shipbreakers and broken up at IJmuiden.
1.1951: IJmuiden registry closed.

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S.T. Dane GY403

S.T. Dane GY403
Picture courtesy of The Bill Blow Collection

S.T. Perseus IJM45

S.T. Perseus IJM45 Picture courtesy of the Jan Harteveld Collection

13/03/2013: Page published. 5 updates since then.
14/01/2019: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
16/01/2019: Added an image.
12/07/2021: Updated history.