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S.T. Sureaxe M35

Information courtesy of Andy Hall with additional information courtesy of Christine Simm

Technical

Official Number144595
Yard Number: 425
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 185.11
Net Tonnage: 84.64
Length: 112.4 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.7 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 400ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Hall, Russel & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

3.4.1907: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.425) for Sociedad Pescadora Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentine as UNO. Registered at Buenos Aires as UNO. F. Dumas designated manager.
Late 4.1907 sailed for Argentine. Fishing in Argentinian waters.
12.1908: New boiler fitted.
Late 3.1916: Sold in an en bloc deal (11 ships), through Hans Smith, ship brokers, Kronshtadt to the Russian Maritime Department to form part of the Arctic Ocean Flotilla; total cost 2.56m roubles. Sailed for Bristol via New York for docking and inspection.
4.1916: Arrived Bristol. Buenos Aires registry closed. At Bristol, under the direction of Mardew, Carney & Co Ltd, commenced conversion to a ‘sweeper trawler (I-75mm).
29.10.1916: Listed by Sea Department order No.209 in the Division of the Minesweeping Flotilla of the Arctic Ocean.
31.10.1916: Renamed T.31 (FSLO * Order No.465).
11.1916: Conversion completed.
Late 12.1916: Sailed Bristol for Alexandrovsk, Murmansk, Russia.
20.01.1917: Arrived Kola Bay, Murmansk. Minor repairs carried out.
2.1917: Imperial Russian Navy dissolved.
8.3.1917: Monarchy abolished.
9.3.1917: By order No.225 included in 4th Group of the Minesweeping Division.
20.9.1917: Handed over to the Division of Trawlers of FSLO Integrated Unit.
26.10.1917: Came over to the Soviets.
1918: Federated Socialist Republic formed.
27.3.1918: By order No.292, removed from the FSLO for demobilisation.
13.5.1918: Handed over to the Northern Cooperative of Military Seafarers and Employees of the Maritime Department as a trawler.
Since 7.1918: Under control of English interventionists at Murmansk.
30.7.1918: Sailed with the British Squadron for Arkhangelsk with British crew under the white ensign as SUREAXE (Ad.No.4344).
2.8.1918: Arrived Arkhangelsk.
9.1918: Returned with British Squadron to Murmansk.
11.11.1918: Armistice signed. Added to the Royal Navy list. Sailed for UK. Disarmed.
8.1919: At Newport, Mons completed fitting out for fishing under Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed as a Stm Trawler at Newport. Laid up at Brightlingsea.
11.5.1920: By order of The Admiralty, sold at auction in the Baltic Exchange, London by Messrs C. W. Kellock & Co Ltd, ship brokers, to unidentified owners.
11.5.1920: Sold to James Mearns Davidson, Aberdeen.
9.6.1920: Registered at London (Part I) as SUREAXE O.N.144595.
1920: London registry closed. Registered at Glasgow (Part IV) (GW24). James Mearns Davidson designated managing owner.
1.1926: Sold to William Baxter, Aberdeen.
1.1926: Glasgow registry closed.
8.1.1926: Registered at Aberdeen (A161). William Baxter designated managing owner.
18.2.1926: Sold to Harrow-Baxter Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen. William Baxter designated manager.
13.10.1927: Arrived Aberdeen with the steam trawler BEN LUI (A.185) in tow, picked up about 100 miles off Aberdeen disabled with broken tail shaft.
7.12.1939: Sold to John Charles Llewellyn & Joseph Leslie Yolland, Milford Haven; John Yolland Jnr, Fleetwood & Thomas Stewart Yolland, Swansea.
7.12.1939: Aberdeen registry closed.
11.12.1939: Registered at Milford (M35). John Charles Llewellyn designated manager.
1941: Sold to Mrs Ellen Mary Marsh Cubbin, Douglas, IoM.
5.5.1941: Milford registry closed.
5.1941: Registered at Douglas (DO37). Robert Alan Colby Cubbin designated manager.
17.8.1942: Requisitioned for war service and employed on miscellaneous naval duties (P.No.FY1834)(Hire rate £46.5.0d/month).
9.1942: Employed on target towing duties.
11.1945: Returned to owner at Douglas, IoM.
11.1946: Laid up at Douglas.
20.11.1946: Advertised for sale by Thomas McLaren & Co, Glasgow, ship brokers, on behalf of the owner; open for inspection at Douglas Harbour, IoM. Not sold.
1951: Sold to BISCO and allocated to West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Troon.
20.8.1951: Arrived Troon.
31.8.1951: Breaking commenced.
1.10.1951: Beached.
22.11.1951: Breaking completed. Douglas registry closed.

Note: * – FSLO – (ФСЛО) Флотилия Северного Ледовитого Океана – North Ice Ocean Fleet (Arctic Ocean)

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S.T. Sureaxe DO37

S.T. Sureaxe DO37
Picture courtesy of The Andy Hall Collection

Changelog
14/03/2020: New page published.
14/03/2020: Added an image.

S.T. Celtic FD322

Technical and historical information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk

Technical

Part IV registered
Gross Tonnage: 17.35

History

11.11.1918: Registered at Fleetwood (FD322).
8.4.1919: Sold to Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners, Whitehaven.
28.12.1925: Sold. Fleetwood registry closed.

Changelog
10/11/2019: Page published.

S.T. Saxmundham LT286

Technical

Official Number: 118931
Yard Number: 53
Completed: 1904
Gross Tonnage: 170
Net Tonnage: 59
Length: 105.0 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

29.6.1904: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.53) for George F. Sleight Ltd, Grimsby as ROTO.
8.1904: Completed.
16.8.1904: Registered at Grimsby (GY22). George F. Sleight designated managing owner.
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.947). Based Larne.
1.1.1918: George F. Sleight knighted.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
29.6.1920: Sir George F. Sleight conferred Baronetcy of the United Kingdom.
19.3.1921: Sir George F. Sleight, Bart died. Managers became the Executors of Sir George F. Sleight Bart.
17.11.1933: Sold to George F. Sleight & Raymond L. Humphrey, Grimsby. Major Sir Ernest Sleight Bart, OBE designated managing owner.
21.11.1938: Sold to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Sir John D. Marsden, Bart designated manager.
23.11.1938: Grimsby registry closed.
26.11.1938: Registered at Lowestoft (LT286).
1.12.1939: Transferred to fish out of Lowestoft.
16.12.1938: Registered at Lowestoft as SAXMUNDHAM LT286) (BoT Minute M/RG 1575/38).
4.1940: Fishing out of Milford. H. Westenborg managing agent.
28.1.1942: Last landing at Milford.
1945: Sold to Raw Materials Supply Co Ltd, London.
1948: Fishing out of Fleetwood.
22.6.1948: Typical landing from Home Waters – 149 boxes.
1950: Sold to Cranbrook Shipping Co Ltd, London. Leonard Frederick Milton designated manager.
1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Clayton & Davie Ltd, Dunston.
6.1952: Arrived Tyne for Dunston for breaking up.
1952: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.T. Roto GY22

S.T. Roto GY22
Picture courtesy of Milford Trawlers

Changelog
01/09/2019: Page published.

S.T. Baltic GY186

Technical

Official Number: 94095
Yard Number: 320
Completed: 1880
Gross Tonnage: 154
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 100.6 ft
Breadth: 20.01 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Earles Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earles Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull

History

1888: Launched by Earles Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.320) for The Grimsby Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
11.1888: Completed as a well vessel and liner/trawler.
23.11.1888: Registered at Grimsby (GY186). Henry Kelly, Cleethorpes designated manager.
6.4.1904: Attended Aberdeen steam trawler BEN VENUE (A83) stranded on Skerry Rock, Boddam, Aberdeenshire. Trawler came afloat but foundered after crew had taken to boat. All nine crew picked up and landed at Aberdeen.
1912: George Edward James Moody, Cleethorpes designated manager. Fishing out of Fleetwood. Engaged in trawling. William Moody Kelly managing agent.
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.967).
7.1915: Sold to Allen Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. William J. Allen designated manager.
6.1915: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
29.2.1916: In storm force winds and heavy seas off the North Yorkshire coast, forced ashore at Bempton. Crew taken off by lifesaving team. Vessel a total loss.
8.3.1916: Grimsby registry closed. “Wrecked”.

Changelog
04/08/2019: Page published.

S.T. Helgi Magri EA290

Information courtesy of Birgir Þórisson

Technical

Official Number: Unknown
Yard Number: 109
Completed: 1891
Gross Tonnage: 137
Net Tonnage: 27.7
Length: 32.15 m
Breadth: 6.34
Depth: 3.11 m
Built: J. C. Tecklenborg, Geestmünde, Germany
Engine: 260ihp C.2-cyl by J. C. Tecklenborg, Geestmünde

History

1891: Completed by J. C. Tecklenborg, Geestmünde, Germany (Yd.No.109) for Gebruder Thomae, Boizenburg, Elbe, Germany as LILLY. Registered at Hamburg (HH5). F. W. E. Thomae designated manager.
2.1913: Sold to Ásgeir Pétursson (5/6) and Sk. Stefán Jónasson (1/6), Akureyri, Iceland. Hamburg registry closed.
27.2.1913: Registered at Akureyri as HELGI MAGRI (EA290).
1916: Stefán Jónasson share (1/6) sold to Ásgeir Pétursson. Mostly employed in the Icelandic summer herring fishery, also trawling and transport as well as experimenting with other activities.
1913-1918: Fished for herring in the winter off Norway and Sweden.
26.10.1918: Reported arrived Fleetwood along with the ex whaler VARANGAR (RE 181) (g/1881) and the Elías Stefánsson trawler ÍSLENDINGUR (RE 120) (143g/1893), to fish out of the port over the winter. J. Marr & Son Ltd, managing agents. During their stay some crew members fell ill with influenza and one crew member died along with one from ÍSLENDINGUR. The crews were so well nursed in a Seamens’ Home that the skippers invited the nurses to Iceland in the summer of 1919 on a holiday tour. (Jan 1918-Dec 1920 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic, the so called “Spanish Flu” – about 50 million dead worldwide.)
4.6.1919: Arrived Reykjavik from Fleetwood, overhaul before heading North for the summer herring fishery. Reported that catches had been good.
1921: Icelandic ship register – 103,3 (31,39)x 20,4 x 9,4 Danish feet (metres)
(From Lloyd’s Register 1925) 136g 51n 103.3 x 20.4 x 9.4 feet (Danish feet mistaken for imperial)
1925: Iceland ship register – 136g 51n 32,43 x 6,40 x 2,95 metres (Danish feet converted to metric)
Early 1928: Properties auctioned off.
21.4.1928: Ownership re-styled h/f Ásgeir Pétursson & Co. Operated in the name of Sigurður Bjarnason, skipper/shipowner, Akureyri.
1929: Iceland ship register – 32,78 x 6,03 x 3,27 metres
19.6.1929: Registered at Akureya as NONNI (EA 290). Classified as a longliner.
12.1929: Sold to h/f Barðinn, Þingeyri, Iceland.
1931 Operated by a fishermens’ cooperative at Þingeyri.
1931-33: Official register of ships recorded as owned by h/f Barðinn.
1933-34: Longlining from Reykjavik (but only recorded in 1933, then operated by Sk. Þórarinn Dúason).
By 1934: Register of ships records owner as Ásgeir Pétursson, Akureyri.
10.1.1935: Sank in Reykjavik harbour in fierce storm. Refloated, slipped but condemned and broken up.

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S.T. Helgi Magri EA290
Picture courtesy of The Birgir Þórisson Collection

Changelog
06/06/2019: Page published.