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S.T. W. Wetherly – A65

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm and Birgir Þórisson

Technical

Official Number: 123353
Yard Number: 401
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 234.19
Net Tonnage: 75.43
Length: 120.1 ft
Breadth: 23.1 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

21.4.1906: Launched by Mrs W. R. Wetherly, wife of the owner at Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.401) for William Richard Wetherly, Aberdeen as W. WETHERLY.
12.5.1906: Registered at Aberdeen (A65). William R. Wetherly designated manager.
26.6.1906: Maiden landing 150 ton of salt fish from Iceland (Sk. Robert Erskine Wetherly)
(J. Brown, agent).
6.8.1906: Landed a fairly good shot from Iceland.
9.8.1906: Sailed Aberdeen afternoon tide for Portugal.
14.8.1906: Arrived Ferrol.
15.8.1906: Sailed Ferrol.
8.1906: Fishing out of Lisbon (Sk. Robert E. Wetherly).
7.1907: Arrived Aberdeen from Portugal.
22.7.1907: At the Justice of Peace Court, Aberdeen Sk. Robert Erskine Wetherly was charged with on 17th July having onboard, knowingly, harboured, kept, or concealed 20lbs of tea. He was also charged with having offered, on the same date, a bribe, recompense, or reward to the two customs officers. The accused stated that the tea had been bought in Lisbon for the use of the crew while fishing out of that port. Having heard all the evidence the Justices found the first charge proven and imposed a fine of £3 with £1 expenses. The second charge was found not proven.
1907: Fishing out of Aberdeen (Messrs Smith, Jameson & Holmes, agents).
13.4.1907: Landed 81/2 tons (310 boxes/21/2 tons side fish).
24.8.1907: Landed 80 boxes/20 score.
4.11.1907: Landed 250 boxes/2 ton side fish.
27.12.1907: Landed 150 boxes/10 score.
1907: Fishing out of Aberdeen (Messrs Smith, Jameson & Holmes, agents).
6.1.1908: Landed 270 boxes/10 score.
21.4.1908: Landed 270 boxes/25 score.
20.5.1908: Landed 190 boxes/51/2 tons side fish.
7.10.1908: Landed from a West coast trip over 260 boxes (including 200 boxes of herring/ 2 tons side fish.
12.1908: Bought by Wetherly’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen for the sum of £6,037 5s 9d including outfit; ownership not transferred.
1909: Fishing out of Fleetwood (Messrs Smith, Jameson & Holmes, agents).
4.1.1909: Landed 60 boxes.
15.1.1909: Landed 70 boxes.
27.1.1909: Landed 200 boxes.
4.6.1909: Landed 245 boxes.
24.8.1909: Landed 260 boxes.
9.9.1909: Landed 350 boxes.
6.10.1909: Landed 350 boxes.
4.1.1910: Landed 140 boxes.
1.1910: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
9.2.1910: Landed 80 boxes/50 score.
23.2.1910: At Fleetwood landed 90 boxes.
28.4.1910: Landed 120 boxes/370 score.
23.7.1910: Landed 80 boxes/5 score.
21.10.1910: Landed 100 boxes/40 score.
1. 1911: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
26.1.1911: Landed 140 boxes/5 tons.
2.-5.1911: Along with VALEof LENNOX (A256) chartered by Trawlfjelagið bræðurnir Thorsteinsson, Reykjavik (The Thorsteinsson-brothers Trawling company – Th Thorsteinsson and P.J. Thorsteinsson) for the salting season *.
2.1911: The pair sailed Aberdeen for Iceland with mainly Icelandic crews and fishing masters.
5.1911: Returned to Aberdeen. The ‘season’s’ catch had been 380 tons, the second most successful ship.
2.6.1911: Again fishing out of Fleetwood (Smith, Jameson & Holmes, managing agents.)
24.6.1911: Landed 150 boxes.
3.8.1911: Landed at Aberdeen.
12.9.1911: Landed 330 boxes.
22.12.1911: Landed at Aberdeen.
15.1.1912: At Aberdeen landed 155 boxes/30 score.
2-5.1912: Chartered by H/F Óðinn, Reykjavik (Elías Stefánsson) for the salting season.
6.8.1012: At Aberdeen landed 120 boxes/41/2 tons.
16.9.1912: At Fleetwood land 175 boxes.
1913: Fishing out of Aberdeen (Messrs Smith, Jameson & Holmes, agents).
3.1.1913: Landed 200 boxes/3 score.
6.1.1913: Arrived Aberdeen with the Avoch owned, Inverness registered ketch SWIN (58n/1883), Aberdeen for Methil, cargo sleepers, picked up off Tod Head Light, abandoned. Caught in a heavy gale on 30th December about 50 miles off Tod Head Light, the ketch became unmanageable. In response to her signals of distress Hull trawler MERCURY (H518) responded, closed, connected and commenced tow to Aberdeen. After some time the wires parted and the crew were taken off leaving the ketch abandoned. Crew landed at Aberdeen 1st January.
29.6.1913: At Fleetwood landed 150 boxes.
12.8.1913: At Fleetwood landed 130 boxes.
27.9.1913: Landed 250 boxes/24 score.
8.10.1913: Sold to Oceaan Visscherij Maatschappij ‘Oceaan IV’, IJmuiden.
15.10.1913: Aberdeen Part IV registry closed.
15.10.1913: Sailed Aberdeen in the evening for IJmuiden with same crew.
10.1913: Registered at IJmuiden as OCEAAN IV (IJM202). L. Alland designated manager.
2.12.1916: Reported captured by Germans and taken in to Cuxhaven.
28.5.1920: Sailed IJmuiden for fishing grounds.
30.5.1920: Seen on fishing grounds. Missing since this date.

* The venture was very successful and in May 1911, P.J. Thorsteinsson signed contracts for two trawlers from Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby; Yd Nos. 515 BALDUR (RE146) and 516 BRAGI (RE147), which entered service in the 1912 ‘season’ with the same crews.

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S.T. Bedouin – A601

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm

Technical

Official Number: 115584
Yard Number: 112
Completed: 1902
Gross Tonnage: 199.77
Net Tonnage: 54.21
Length: 115.0 ft
Breadth: 21.65 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Scott of Kinghorn Ltd, Kinghorn, Fife
Engine: 400ihp T.3-cyl by W.V. V. Lidgerwood, Glasgow

History

15.12.1902: Launched by Miss Ingram, Aberdeen with machinery installed and fitted out at Scott of Kinghorn Ltd, Kinghorn, Fife (Yd.No.112) for The North Sea Steam Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen as BEDOUIN.
16.12.1902: At Leith for bunker coal.
17.12.1902: Arrived Aberdeen.
19.12.1902: Registered at Aberdeen (A601). W. L. Stewart, Edinburgh and John Mortimer, Aberdeen, designated managers.
22.12.1902: Sailed Aberdeen for a trial trip with guests of Mr Mortimer onboard, returning in the afternoon.
1903: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
22.1.1903: Landed 100 boxes 4 score.
25.2.1903: In stormy weather, arrived Fraserburgh (Sk. Smith) for supplies.
27.2.1903: James Allan (37), Mate, Victoria Road, Torry, Aberdeen was drowned in the harbour shortly after midnight. The weather was wild and very dark and he had left the trawler to visit a friend in the trawler ANNIE WALKER (A479) but missed his footing at the corner of Saltoun Jetty near the Fish Market and fell in the dock. His cries were heard and the alarm raised by John Ross, 2nd Eng of the ANNIE WALKER. A large number of seamen were quickly on the scene and a man jumped in to the dock but failed to rescue him.
4.4.1903: Landed 90 boxes and 40 score.
6.6.1903: Landed 214 boxes and 16 score.
26.10.1903: Landed 250 boxes and 10 score.
16.11.1903: Landed 140 boxes and 16 score.
1904: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
16.1.1904: Landed 60 boxes and 5 score.
18.1.1904: While lying at Blaikie’s Quay the stop valve on the boiler burst. John Rae, 2nd Eng who had been working on the boiler was scalded on his arms and taken to the Infirmary for attention.
18.2.1904: At Aberdeen Police Court, C. Percy Hanson, trawl master, Macrone Road ,Torry, was charged with having on the 19th of February, on board the trawler, lying at Blaikie’s Quay, assaulted Joseph Waugh, fisherman. Waugh had been placed on a company ‘black list’ following complaints by Hanson. Waugh had gone onboard the trawler to find out why he was on the list. The skipper was not in the cabin and Waugh was speaking with the Ch. Eng when he was allegedly assaulted from behind by the skipper. Waugh stated that he did not see the skipper come on board and he never threatened him. Several witnesses, however, stated that Waugh was the aggressor and that the accused had severe provocation. The Magistrates imposed a fine of 40s with the alternative of twenty days imprisonment.
30.8.1904: Alongside Matthews’ Quay, Aberdeen. Suffered damage to stem when contacted by steamer PRINCESS BEATRICE (982grt/1893) which having left the inner dock and in drawing up to the quay east of the trawler collided with the stem. Damage estimated at £8.
20.9.1904: Landed 230 boxes and 18 score.
21.10.1904: Reported that at Aberdeen Small Debt Court, Sk. Frank Parsons sued the The North Sea Steam Co Ltd for payment of £3.1s being coal money and the balance of wages due to him as late master of the BEDOUIN belonging to the company. The accuracy of the amount was questioned by the defendants as it was said 15s was owed to them for damage to cushion covers, which had not been reported by the skipper and this should be deducted from the sum. Agent for Parsons, while objecting to the relevancy of this defence, also contended that the proposed deduction being of the nature of damages ought to have been the subject of a separate counter claim. This contention was upheld by the Sheriff and discerned in favour of Parsons.
30.11.1904: Landed 200 boxes and 20 score.
1905: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
21.8.1905: Landed 180 boxes and 90 score.
6.10.1905: Landed 170 boxes 70 score.
5.11.1905: Homeward in strong winds from the fishing grounds with a good catch, between 5.00am and 6.00am stranded on Braga Rock, Hoy Sound. Sea was relatively calm, boat launched and kedge anchor laid out but with the ebb she remained fast. The stranding only a few miles north of the point where the Aberdeen trawler SUNSHINE (A322)) had stranded the week before. Engaged in salvage work on the SUNSHINE was the trawler STRATHBLANE (A431) which proceeded to assist; at about 3.30pm towed off. Owing to a strong gale which had sprung up both vessels took shelter in Stromness Harbour.
6.11.1905: Found not making water and sailed in the afternoon for Aberdeen.
7.11.1905: Arrived Aberdeen, landed catch and placed in dry dock. No serious damage found and not making water.
28.12.1905: Landed 220 boxes and 61/2 tons side fish.
1906: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
9.1.1906: Landed 150 boxes and 61/2 tons loose.
6.3.1906: Landed 100 boxes and 25 score.
22.3.1906: After working the Iceland grounds, landed two very large ungutted cod, 3’ 7” long at 66lb and 4’ 10” long at 91lb respectively. The largest cod previously landed was 60lb. The fish was purchased by Mr George Mortimer.
9.6.1906: Landed 150 boxes and 400 score.
1.8.1906: Landed 240 boxes and 23 score.
8.10.1906: Landed 240 boxes and 12 score.
12.12.1906: Landed 190 boxes and 6 score.
22.12.1906: Arrived Lerwick escorted by fishery cruiser MINNA (Capt Mackenzie). In the afternoon at Lerwick Sheriff Court, Sk. Christian Pedersen pleaded guilty to trawling within the three mile limit south side of Fair Isle that day. Fined £75 with the alternative of forty days imprisonment and confiscation of the starboard trawl.
1908: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
8.1.1908: Landed 140 boxes and 15 score.
24.3.1908: In collision with steamer MARS (1644grt/1905); plates and stanchions damaged.
7.4.1908: Landed 250 boxes and 600 score.
27.8.1908: Landed 270 boxes and 8 score.
9.11.1908: Landed 300 boxes and 20 score.
25.12.1908: Landed 140 boxes and 12 score.
1909: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
13.2.1909: Landed 150 boxes and 1 ton loose.
1.9.1909: From West of Ireland grounds, when some 17 miles WbyS from Coningbeg Light off Co. Wexford, in collision with Glasgow steamer ARDCHATTAN (264grt/1905). Damage to stem.
12.10.1909: Arrived Aberdeen and reported that Alexander Stewart, deck hand of 9 Grampian Road, Aberdeen had been lost overboard and drowned. Engaged in fishing off Rumblin’ Rocks, Shetland, at about 10.30pm on 10th October, the fore warp of the starboard gear parted. A leech line was cast in order to heave the gear on board, part of which was lying on deck, with the remainder hanging over the side. Stewart was standing on the fishing gear on deck and when the line broke he went over the side with the gear. The net was made fast and a line was thrown to him and he was hauled to the ship’s side. Unfortunately his feet became entangled in the meshes and he could not be taken onboard. Whilst in this position a heavy sea swept him off the net and he gradually drifted away. The skipper cruised about until after midnight but there was no trace of Stewart. It was Stewart’s first trip on the BEDOUIN having only joined her on 6th October on leaving Aberdeen.
1910: Fishing out of Aberdeen and landing into Fleetwood from local and Irish West Coast grounds as required.
22.8.1910: At Fleetwood landed 143 boxes.
16.9.1910: At Aberdeen landed from West of Ireland, 13 tons including 220 pairs of black soles and 20 score turbot, approx £200 gross.
28.9.1910: At Fleetwood landed 275 boxes and 143 turbot.
12.12.1910: At Fleetwood landed 86 boxes.
6.1.1911: At Aberdeen landed 60 boxes and 34 score.
1911: Fishing out of Aberdeen and landing into Fleetwood from local and Irish West Coast grounds as required.
30.1.1911: At Fleetwood landed 56 boxes.
6.3.1911: At Fleetwood landed 76 boxes.
31.3.1911: Sold to Thomas Leishman Devlin, Edinburgh. Thomas L. Devlin designated managing owner.
10.4.1911: At Aberdeen landed 171/2 tons.
2.10.1911: At Aberdeen landed 200 boxes and 10cwt.
1912: Fishing out of Granton.
10.2.1913: At Aberdeen landed 25 boxes.
27.6.1913: Arrived Aberdeen in tow of steam trawler PROCYON (A890) having been picked up disabled with lost propeller.
19.7.1913: Aberdeen registry closed.
7.1913: Registered at Granton (GN80).
1914: Fishing out of Aberdeen.
23.3.1914: Landed from a 10 day Home ground trip, about £140 gross.
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Ad.No.353). Based Buncrana, Co. Donegal.
13.2.1915: Sailed Sheephaven Bay, Co Donegal (Sk. George Hollins RNR) with other minesweeping trawlers to once again sweep the minefield (approx 200 mines) laid on 23.10.1914 off Tory Island, Co. Donegal by the former Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer Berlin (17324grt/1908) (converted to a fast minelayer and commerce raider) (Capt Hans Pfundheller). At about 3.55pm when recovering the sweep saw at least one mine snagged in the gear as it broke surface on the starboard quarter. Order given to veer away but mine exploded blowing away much of the starboard side aft, started to settle and foundered stern first. All crew picked up safely by other trawlers and landed at Buncrana. Granton registry closed.

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S.D. Fume – LT524

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm and Barry Banham

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4163
Official Number: 13999
Yard Number: 97
Gross Tonnage: 95.67g
Net Tonnage: 41 98.6
LOA: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Built: Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad
Engine: 270ihp T.3-cyl by Yeaman & Baggesen, Dundee

History

1918: Launched by Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad (Yd.No.97) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as FUME (Ad.No.4163).
4.6.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
1919: Sold to Victory Fishing Co Ltd, Norwich.
25.9.1919: Registered at Lowestoft (Part I & Part IV) as FUME O.N.139990 (LT524). Arthur William Harvey, Kessingland designated manager.
1.6.1921: Sold to The Vigilant Fishing Co Ltd, Norwich. George Frederick Spashett designated manager.
30.6.1927: Owner relocated Lowestoft.
14.10.1929: At Lowestoft landed 160 cran of herring.
2.1930: Seasonal white fish lining out of Fleetwood.
13.3.1930: Sold to Cdr. J. E. Capstickdale RANR representing Raphaël Fishing Co Ltd, Port Louis, Mauritius.
24.3.1930: Commenced fitting out for new fishing venture in East African/Indian Ocean waters.
29.3.1930: Lowestoft registry closed. Registered at Port Louis. Cdr. J. E. Capstickdale RANR designated manager.
18.4.1930: Completed BoT surveys.
21.4.1930: Sailed Fleetwood for machinery trial and compass adjustments.
22.4.1930: On the morning tide, sailed Fleetwood for Port Louis. Mauritius (Cdr J. E. Capstickdale RANR); ten crew all told *.
23.4.1930: Called Penzance for medical attention and took on more bunker coal. Subsequently called Las Palmas, Sierra Leone, Lobito, Cape Town, Durban.
4.7.1930: Arrived Port Louis. To fish the Soyha Da Main, Nazareth and St Brandon banks, some 300 miles north of Mauritius.
2.1931: Sk. William Ellis returned to Fleetwood.
1934: Port Louis registry closed. Registered at St. Pierre, Reunion as SAINT PIERRE.

* Crew on sailing Fleetwood: Cdr. J. E. Capstickdale RANR; Capt. W. B. Wilkinson RD RANVR, Mate; Sk. W. Ellis, Fishing Master; W. Paul, Ch.
Eng; S. Smith, 2nd Eng; R. Castel and A. Hakim, ABs; W. Hosent and S. Shrewe, Firemen/Seamen; W. Vernon, Cook.

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S.T. Lindum – GY619

Occasional visitor
Additional information courtesy of David Slinger, Finn Björn Guttesen, Christine Simm and Birgir Þórisson

Technical

Official Number: 109849
Yard Number: 599
Completed: 1899
Gross Tonnage: 155.55
Net Tonnage: 58
Length: 106.0 ft
Breadth: 20.7 ft
Depth: 10.9 ft
Built: Edwards Brothers, North Shields
Engine: T.3-cyl by Baird & Barnsley, North Shields
Boiler: J. T. Eltringham & Co, South Shields.

History

14.12.1898: Launched by Edwards Brothers, North Shields (Yd.No.599) for The Excalibur Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as SIR GALAHAD.
2.1899: Completed.
6.2.1899: Registered at Grimsby (GY1043). Henry Smethurst designated manager.
3.1909: Sold to Christian M. Evensen, Hull & Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
4.3.1909: Grimsby registry closed.
3.1909: Registered at Tórshavn, as FINSEN (TN232) to enable vessel to fish in restricted British waters, etc.
31.8.1910: At Fleetwood landed 30 boxes (6 boxes soles).
9.12.1910: At Fleetwood landed 45 boxes, (4 boxes soles and 150 brill.
3.1911. Sold to Alick Black, Grimsby.
9.3.1911: At Fleetwood landed 50 boxes (3 boxes soles).
9.3.1911: Registered at Grimsby as LINDUM (GY619). Alick Black designated managing owner. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
1.4.1911: At Fleetwood landed 100 boxes.
3.1913: Sold to Walter H. Beeley & others, Grimsby. Walter H. Beeley designated managing owner.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 61.26 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
24.7.1915: Fishing some 53 miles E off Spurn in company (Sk. George Staples). At 11.00am witnessed steam trawler PERSEUS (GY 445) (Sk. John Constantine) some four miles away, lifted clear of the water by explosion having struck a mine. Hauled gear and with steam trawler VENTNOR (GY293) arrived on scene. Both vessels launched their boats to search amongst the wreckage. The body of the skipper, who was apparently still alive when he entered the water but died shortly after, was recovered by the LINDUM along with that of the mate, William Edward Picket. The PERSEUS picked up the body of deckhand George Christopher Monkton and he was transferred to the LINDUM.
25.7.1915: Arrived Grimsby and bodies landed.
11.1915: Sold to Isaac Bennett & others, Grimsby. Isaac Bennett designated managing owner.
8.1916: Sold to Alfred Stringer, William Stringer, Walter Stringer, Herbert Stringer and Harold Stringer (64/64 joint owners), Boston.
14.8.1916: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Boston (BN61). Alfred Stringer designated manager.
26 9.1916: Sailed Boston for North Sea grounds off Flamborough Head (Sk. Charlie Baker); nine hands all told.
3.10.1916: At about 6.00am. moved to fish the Scarborough grounds fishing en route. At 4.20pm hauled the trawl and position estimated as ENE off Scarborough, distance about 11 miles. Secured trawl gear and at 4.40 pm set course south, to clear Flamborough Head 4 miles. At full speed making about 8 knots in hazy weather, but clear to see 3 to 4 miles, sea smooth, no wind. Several trawlers passed northwards some inshore, the skipper hailed one, PETREL (GY609), and asked what distance he had run but could not hear the reply. The skipper left the wheelhouse at 5.50pm. after relief by the third hand Ernest Wharman, told to steer south he had with him a deck hand, keeping lookout through the starboard bridge windows. At 6.40pm, he was relieved by the second hand, Charles Henry Burman, and a deck hand, Thomas Reader. At 6.55pm. a large black buoy was sighted on the starboard beam and passed at a distance of about two ships lengths. Wharman left the bridge and reported to the skipper who told him to proceed on a southerly course. At about 7.15pm. the look out asked what the black mass ahead was, the second hand looked through the glasses and seeing that it was land, immediately rang full astern, but before the engine room could obey the vessel struck the rocks heavily. The skipper came on the bridge, the engine was stopped and pumps started, but the vessel was making water so fast that the pumps could not cope. The water found its way into the engine room and the fires were put out. Settling by the stern and also taking on a heavy list there was likelihood of capsize. The order was given to launch the boat and at about 7.40pm. the whole crew abandoned the vessel in the boat. The trawler had stranded at Thornwick Bay at the extremity of the headland known as Thornwick Nab to the N of Flamborough Head and with a sea breaking heavily against the rocks through a ground swell, it was too dangerous to try to land. The boat therefore headed seawards and at about 11.0pm. they were picked up by the Grimsby steam trawler Rameses (GY715).
4.10.1916: Survivors landed at Grimsby. Boston registry closed.
22.12.1916: At the formal investigation at Grimsby (No.S340) into the loss of the steam trawler Lindum, the Court found skipper Charlie Baker in default and suspended his certificate for a period of six months with £20 costs. The stranding and the loss of the Lindum was not caused by any wrongful act or default of the second hand, Charles Henry Burman. Subsequently the trawler slid off rocks into about 9m of water off Thornwick Nab. The wreck is well broken up.

Crew of PERSEUS who lost their lives – Sk. John Constantine (43); William Edward Picket (42), Mate; William Henry Webster (30), Third Hand; Henry Thomas Waugh Ramsey (39), Ch Eng; James Richardson Mackrill (33), 2nd Eng; Christopher George Monkton and George Watson (20), deckhands; Andrew Ward (15) and Ernest Edmund Higgins (16), Apprentice; Walter Harvey (38), cook/steward.

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S.T. Lindum GY619

S.T. Lindum GY619
Picture (In Wyre Dock-early 1900s) courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

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02/07/2021: Updated Faroese PLN.
03/07/2021: Updated history.

S.T. Braconvale (1) A14

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Andy Hall

Technical

Official Number: 180999.
Yard Number: 190
Completed: 1946
gross Tonnage: 341.35
Net Tonnage: 125.59
Length: 136.00 ft (148.00 loa)
Breadth: 24.65 ft
Depth: 13.75 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl (600ihp) by John Lewis & Sons Ltd Aberdeen Eng.No.264
Boiler: Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Scotstoun, Glasgow

History

1945: Ordered by Basil Arthur Parkes, Fleetwood. To be owned by a Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd Aberdeen subsidiary and operated out of Aberdeen.
4.12.1945: Launched by Mrs J. Doeg wife of the managing director of The Don Fishing Co Ltd. at John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Torry, Aberdeen (Yd.No.190) for The Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as BRACONVALE.
19.2.1946: Builder’s Certificate issued. John S. Doeg designated manager.
20.2.1946: Trials in Aberdeen Bay.
22.2.1946: Registered at Aberdeen (A14). Skipper Alexander Ord Tevendale.
12.1946: Sold to Government of Poland, Warsaw (Ministry of Industry & Commerce) through the United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (U.N.R.R.A). “Dalmor” Przedsiobiorstwo Polowow Dalekomorskich Sp.z.ogr.odp, Gdynia designated managers.
31.12.1946: Aberdeen registry closed.
1.1947: Registered at Gdynia as ORION (GDY106). Week commencing
9.11.1959: In collision with a Finnish registered cargo ship off the River Elbe; shell plating damaged, taking water, beached near Cuxhaven. Came off on next tide despite the fact that she was taking water and put into Cuxhaven for repairs.
8.1973: Sold to Van den Bossche & Co, Boom for breaking up. Gdynia registry closed.

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