S.T. Neptunus IJM87 (Wartime visitor)

Additional information courtesy of Jan Harteveld


Official Number: 116120
Yard Number: 282
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 180 (As built: 180)
Net Tonnage: 70 (As built: 63)
Length: 109.1 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 10.6 ft
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan
Engine: T.3-cyl by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow


2.12.1902: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan (Yd.No.282) for The Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as ELITE.
1.1903: Completed (W. R. Nowell, manager).
7.1.1903: Registered at Hull (H714) (O.N.116120).
9.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.150). Based Liverpool.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner.
2.1919: Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby (managing owner).
7.2.1919: Hull registry closed.
10.2.1919: Registered at Grimsby (GY100).
23.2.1920: Dobson Steam Fishing Co Ltd formed to purchase the fleet of Charles Dobson.
6.1920: Sold to Dobson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Charles Dobson, manager).
9.1928: Sold to N.V. Scheepsexploitatie Mij. “De Stroomlijn”, IJmuiden (J. van der Made & J. Koning managers).
13.9.1928: Grimsby Registry closed.
9.1928: Registered at IJmuiden as SPAARNESTROOM (IJM87).
1931: J. Brachthuizen appointed manager. Laid up.
7.7.1931: Sold to N.V. Vissch. Mij. “Sylt”, IJmuiden (L. Blok & A. van der Sluis, managers).
1932: Registered at IJmuiden as NEPTUNUS (IJM87).
1940: Escaped to England.
1940s: Fishing from Fleetwood (Bloomfield’s Ltd, managing agents).
24.7.1943: Typical landing. 403 kits – hake-132, cod/codling-29, haddock-15, whiting-45, flats-19, ling/coley-154, roker-7, gurnard-2.
1945: Sold to Royal Netherlands Government, The Hague.
5.1951: Sold to shipbreakers and broken up. IJmuiden registry closed.


23/04/2013: Page published. 3 updates since then.
23/06/2021: Updated history.