S.T. Pochard II LL21

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Andy Hall


Admiralty Number: 3826
Official Number: 140620
Yard Number: 162
As built: 310.7disp 115.0 x 22.0 x 13.0 feet
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 203.50
Net Tonnage: 87.83
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
Engine: T.3-cyl (430ihp) by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith


Note: Landing at Fleetwood as catch and market dictated.

9.1918: Launched by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith (Yd.No.162) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as ISAAC HARRIS (Ad.No.3826).
3.1919: Completed.
4.4.1919: Advertised for sale by tender.
10.4.1919: Tenders closed. Sold to Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool.
12.4.1919: Delivered as a fishing vessel (ex fishing gear).
6.5.1919: Registered at Liverpool (Part I & IV) as POCHARD II O.N.140620 (LL21). Alfred J. Harley designated manager.
1927: Charles C. Miller designated manager.
10.10.1927: Arrived Mersey with steam trawler GOOSANDER (LL118) in tow, picked up on fishing grounds disabled with fouled propeller.
11.7.1928: At Fleetwood landed 134 boxes, mainly hake (chat 60s – selected 84s per box).
1934: Richard H. Jones designated manager.
1935: Sold to Wilson Buchan, Aberdeen.
5.4.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A262).
18.4.1935: Liverpool registry closed.
13.6.1935: Registered at Aberdeen as BELLA BUCHAN (A262) (Minute RG.1195/35). Wilson Buchan designated managing owner.
04.03.1939: At Wick Sheriff court Sk. John Alexander Sutherland, Torry, Aberdeen charged with illegal trawling at a point 1.6 miles from Sarclet Head, Caithness, on March 10th, and failing to show proper lights. Sutherland also admitted a previous conviction. Fined £15 or 60 days in respect of the first charge, and £5 or 30 days on the second charge. One month was allowed to pay.
28.05.1947: Steamed 80-mile from fishing grounds off Cape Wrath to Scrabster, Caithness to land seriously ill 16-year-old apprentice deckhand Joseph Pirie, Victoria Road, Aberdeen. Landed and taken to Dunbar’s Hospital, Thurso.
14.9.1939: Sold to David Buchan, Aberdeen. David Buchan designated managing owner.
4.1951: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd, Charlestown, Fife for breaking up (Contract No.20D).
19.4.1951: Delivered Charlestown from Aberdeen under own power.
13.6.1951: Breaking up commenced.
1.5.1952: Aberdeen registry closed. “Vessel broken up. Advice from owner and shipbreaker. ”

03/05/2019: Page published.
05/05/2019: Updated information.