S.T. Delhi LT111


Official Number: 118751
Yard Number: 28
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 171
Net Tonnage: 57
Length: 105.0 ft
Breadth: 21.2 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull


14.4.1903: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.28) for The Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Hull as DELHI.
30.6.1903: Completed. Registered at Hull (H742). Joseph Vivian appointed manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 67net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
28.9.1928: Robert Burton appointed manager.
16.9.1932: Charles H. Emerson appointed manager.
8.12.1933: Sold to William James, Milford Haven. William James designated managing owner.
29.11.1934: Sold to Norman J. Chamberlain, Johnston and William James, Milford Haven.
13.12.1934: In the Bristol Channel shortly before midnight, picked up from boat ten crew of Liverpool steamer PANSY (555grt/1898) which had been abandoned making water in the stokehold shortly after leaving Padstow for Fleetwood, cargo china clay.
14.12.1934: Steamed to abandoned vessel and in the early hours connected and commenced tow to Milford Haven. Delivered Milford Haven and beached. (PANSY was subsequently repaired and arrived Fleetwood on 27.12.1934).
16.7.1937: Sold to William James, Milford Haven. William James designated managing owner.
1939: Sold to H. J. Horwood, Milford Haven. H. J. Horwood designated managing owner.
19.4.1940: Sold to Pair Fishing Co Ltd, Milford Haven. Henry John Richards appointed manager. Converted for Spanish pareja trawling method.
1945: Sold to William H. Kerr, Milford Haven. William H. Kerr designated managing owner.
8.1945: To fish out of Lowestoft due to crewing problems at Milford. Hull registry closed. Registered at Lowestoft as (LT111).
11.8.1945: Last landing at Milford.
1948: Sold to William Wilcox & others, Milford Haven. William Wilcox designated managing owner.
10.1948: Returned to fish out of Milford Haven.
4.1949: Sold by auction at Milford Haven to William H. Kerr, Milford on behalf of W. H. Kerr (Ship Chandlers) Ltd, Milford Haven, for the sum of £1000. William H. Kerr appointed manager. Fishing from Lowestoft.
1950: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood.
7.5.1950: Best landing – 159 boxes, £590 gross.
12.1955: Returned to fish out of Milford.
30.4.1957: Last landing at Milford. Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Castle Pill. Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.T. Delhi LT111

S.T. Delhi LT111
Picture courtesy of The John Stevenson Collection

08/04/2020: Page published.
08/04/2020: Added an image.