Category Archives: Steam Trawlers

S.D/T. Lord Keith LT181

Technical

Official Number: 149243
Yard Number: 292
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 116
Net Tonnage: 51
Length: 92.3 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 9.4 ft
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. Burrell, Gt Yarmouth

History

14.6.1930: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co (1927) Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.292) for Lowestoft Steam Herring Drifters Co Ltd, Lowestoft as LORD KEITH.
9.9.1930: Registered at Lowestoft (LT181).
9.1930: Completed (Harold B. Jackson, manager).
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Padstow and Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent).
8.2.1938: Stranded at Benacre south of Lowestoft. Attended by Lowestoft lifeboat Agnes Cross (Cox Albert Spurgeon). Lifeboat assisted in connecting with tug and refloated. Delivered Lowestoft.
4.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service and employed on contraband control (Hire rate £65.7.10d/month).
26.5.1940: At 6.57pm. ‘Operation Dynamo’ (Dunkirk evacuation) put into effect.
28.5.1940: With Senior Officer (Cdr J. S. M. Glendinning RNR retd) in steam tug JAVA (128grt/1905-500ihp) (Capt W. Jones) left Ramsgate for Dunkirk at 3.00pm in company with steam drifters LORD RODNEY (LT390), LORD COLLINGWOOD (LT183) and LORD St.VINCENT (LT79).
29.5.1940: At 4.30am. ferrying troops to ships. Ferried 323 men. 10.00am. alongside Dunkirk Pier embarking troops. 5.00pm. left Dunkirk beaches for Ramsgate.
30.5.at 5.25am landed 315 troops.
9.1940: Fitted out for auxiliary patrol duties (P.No.FY.1884).
21.9.1943: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (B. A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager) ) when Basil Parkes bought most of Lowestoft Steam Herring Drifters Ltd better vessels.
11.1945: Returned.
12.1945: Refitted at Fleetwood.
1946: Sold to J. C. Llewellin, Milford Haven.
1949: Sold to W. H. Kerr (Ship Chandlers) Ltd, Milford Haven (W. H. Kerr, manager).
1957: Converted to motor, fitted with 6-cyl 360bhp oil engine by Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, Lincoln.
20.8.1968: Developed engine trouble while fishing E of Blackwater Light Vessel, Co. Wexford but managed to reach Rosslare Bay. Motor trawler OCEANBREEZE (LT343) connected and commenced tow to Milford.
20.2.1969: Fishing 28 miles SE of Tusker Rock Light in strong NE wind and heavy seas, hauled a mine. Cut away net and mine released to seabed.
1971: Sold to Keithly Enterprises Ltd, Lowestoft.
9.1971: Arrived Lowestoft, fitted for offshore platform standby safety role under Putford Enterprises Ltd, Lowestoft & Paignton management.
6.9.1971: Sailed Lowestoft for offshore platform standby safety duties.
17.12.1073: Outward from Lowestoft reported on fire near Corton Buoy. Gorleston lifeboat and helicopter from RAF Coltishall launched but distress cancelled when fire extinguished Returned Lowestoft.
1975: Sold to Greek owners.
9.3.1975: Sailed Lowestoft in company with motor trawlers OCEANBREEZE (LT343) and WILSON LINE (YH105) for Mediterranean. Fitted out for dry cargo.
8.1997: Deleted from LR “Continued existence in doubt”.

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S.D/T. Lord Keith LT181

S.D/T. Lord Keith LT181
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S.D/T. Lord Keith LT181

S.D/T. Lord Keith LT181
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S.D/T. Lord Keith LT181

S.D/T. Lord Keith LT181

S.D/T. Lord Keith LT181

M.D/T. Lord Keith LT181
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Changelog
26/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
25/01/2015: Images added.
01/07/2016: Picture added.
05/04/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

S.T. Lord Gort FD258

Technical

Official Number: 149033
Yard Number: 472
Completed: 1925
Gross Tonnage: 394
Net Tonnage: 174
Length: 147.5 ft
Breadth: 25.1 ft
Depth: 13.8 ft
Engine: 116NHP T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley

History

4.9.1925: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.472) for Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull as PICT.
31.10.1925: Registered at Hull (H250).
5.11.1925: Completed (Frank O. Hellyer & Owen S. Hellyer, joint managers).
22.4.1935: At Hull last landing before sale, from White Sea grounds (Sk.S. Sorrenson) 985 kits grossed £647.
22.4.1935: Sold to Devon Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Mark Hellyer, manager).
23.4.1935: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk.F. W. White).
10.5.1935: At Hull landed 1,921 kits grossed £1013.
10.5.1935: Registered at Hull as ELBURY (H250).
19.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Iceland (Sk. W. H. Burrows). Ordered to return from sea for requisitioning.
1.9.1939: At Hull landed 917 kits grossed £876.
2.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.656) (Hire rate £152.13.6d/month).
23.11.1943: Sold to Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
5.7.1945: Returned after survey and restoration at Hartlepool.
1945: Transferred to Lord Line Ltd, Hull.
1946: Registered at Hull as LORD GORT (H250).
14.11.1947: Sold to Wyre Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd, managers). Registered at Fleetwood (FD258).
1949: Registered at Fleetwood as WYRE GENERAL(FD258).
31.1.1953: At 9.23 am. picked up distress call from steam trawler MICHAEL GRIFFITH; too far away to render assistance but relayed message to coastal stations.
1954: Transferred to Wyre Trawlers Ltd (Leslie Wheildon, manager) on purchase of Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd by Associated Fisheries Group.
1956: Sold to B. J. Nijkerk S.A., Antwerp for breaking up.
19.3.1956: Sailed from Fleetwood for Antwerp (Boom).

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S.T. Lord Gort FD258

S.T. Lord Gort FD258
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Changelog
26/12/2008: Page published. 2 updates since then.
28/04/2017: Image added.

S.T. Lord George FD329

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Peter Bell

Technical

Official Number: 122702
Yard Number: 344
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 228
Net Tonnage: 94
Length: 123.6 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

19.7.1905: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.344) for Grimsby Victor Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as St. GEORGE.
6.9.1905: Registered at Grimsby (GY83). Frederick Barter Coulson appointed manager.
9.9.1905: Completed (Matthew W. Jennison, manager).
19.9.1905: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to George William Ellis, Grimsby for the sum of £3000 with interest at 5% (A).
4.8.1908: George William Ellis died.
11.11.1908: Probate for will of George William Ellis granted to George Clapham & Joseph Hartcliffe Gibson, Grimsby (joint mortgagees).
21.4.1909: Mortgage (A) discharged.
21.4.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Somerville Letten & George Somerville Letten, Grimsby for the sum of £2500 with interest at 51/2% (B).
2.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.688).
11.1915: Registered at Grimsby as LORD GEORGE (GY83) (BoT Minute 7058/1915).
1916: New boiler fitted – Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow.
14.1.1916: William Somerville Letten died.
5.2.1916: George Somerville Letten mortgagee (B).
21.7.1916: Mortgage (B) discharged.
27.11.1917: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Edward Walmsley, Fleetwood (joint owners).
30.11.1917: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager.
3.12.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd (C).
31.8.1918: Mortgage (C) discharged.
2.9.1918: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood (joint owners). Based Dover.
10.9.1918: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (D).
11.9.1918: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager.
11.1.1919: Ceased to be on hire and returned to owner at Fleetwood.
18.7.1919: Grimsby registry closed.
20.7.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD329).
3.1925: Mortgage (D) discharged.
1925: Sold to Italian owners in Naples.
31.3.1925: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.8.1925: Sold to Mrs Laura Watson (64/64), Cleveleys (Kund Beugger, manager).
10.8.1925: Registered at Fleetwood as JOHN ERIK (FD52) (BoT Minute M/RG139998 Sep 1925).
12.1926: Sold to United Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
30.12.1926: Fleetwood registry closed.
3.1.1927: Registered at Grimsby (GY420).
3.1.1927: John Chesman appointed manager.
22.1.1927: Registered at Grimsby as CEDRIC (GY420) (BoT Minute M/R.G.1005/1927 dated 21.1.1927.
30.9.1931: William Thomas Moss appointed manager.
29.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.996) (Hire rate £57.10.0d/month).
15.12.1939: Based Lowestoft, patrol/lookout trawler.
19.1.1940-2.1940: At Lowestoft fitting out as a barrage balloon vessel.
5.1940-7.1940: At Hull fitting out as a barrage balloon vessel.
8.1940-10.1944: Based Scapa Flow.
10.1944: Not listed after this date.
31.1.1947: Sold to The Admiralty.
5.1947: Sold to J. R. Hepworth & Co (Hull) Ltd, Paull, for breaking up.
3.10.1947: Grimsby registry closed “… registry no longer required.”

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S.T. John Erik GY420

S.T. John Erik GY420
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Changelog
26/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
27/11/2018: Image added.

S.T. Lord C Beresford D199

Technical

Official Number: 106726
Yard Number: 174
Completed: 1896
Gross Tonnage: 162
Net Tonnage: 63
Length: 105.5 ft
Breadth: 20.7 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull

History

1896: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.174) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as LORD C. BERESFORD.
12.1896: Completed.
2.12.1896: Registered at Hull (H341).
25.10.1897: Sold to The Yorkshire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (John McCann, manager).
29.11.1899: Sold to Dublin Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Dublin (Arthur Richardson, manager).
18.8.1902: Hull registry closed.
8.1902: Registered at Dublin (D199).
1913: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1922: Company restructured as Dublin Trawling, Ice & Cold Storage Co Ltd, Dublin (Arthur Richardson, manager).
1925: Sold to Patrick McGreevey, Fleetwood (Rowland Morrice, manager).
1.1926: Sold to Lincolnia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Rowland Morris, manager).
19.2.1926: Capsized in Mersey Channel in a strong tide, crew took to boat and picked up by Liverpool steamer SARAH BROUGH (299grt/1898) inbound from Barrow in Furness. Landed at Birkenhead.
1926: Salved and sold to J. Hornby & Son (Shipbreakers) Ltd, Bradfield for breaking up.

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Lord Charles Beresford H341

Lord Charles Beresford H341
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S.T. Lord C Beresford D199

S.T. Lord C Beresford D199
Landing fish at Fleetwood

Changelog

26/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
30/06/2015: Picture added.
24/03/2017: Picture added.

S.D/T. Lord Anson LT344

Technical

Official Number: 149201
Yard Number: 1008
Completed: 1927
Gross Tonnage: 99
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 88.3 ft
Breadth: 19.1 ft
Depth: 9 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Pertwee & Back, Gt Yarmouth
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

30.6.1927: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1008) for Lowestoft Steam Herring Drifters Co Ltd, Lowestoft as LORD ANSON.
28.7.1927: Completed (Harold B. Jackson, manager).
21.9.1927: Registered at Lowestoft (LT344).
26.9.1927: Re measured 100g.
1930s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood (New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, managing agents).
30.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service under Naval Control (Hire rate £48.2.6d/month).
21.9.1943: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager) when Basil Parkes bought most of Lowestoft Steam Herring Drifters Co Ltd better vessels.
2.1946: Sold to J. C. Llewellin (Trawlers) Ltd, Milford Haven.
16.2.1946: Returned to owner.
3.1948: Sold to William Picton, Milford Haven (Harry G. Bricknell & Sons, managers).
4.1956: Sold to Metal Industries (Salvage) Ltd, Faslane (James Lightbody, manager). Lowestoft registry closed. Registered at Glasgow and used as a tug at Faslane.
1960: Sold to BISCO and allocated to W. H. Arnott Young & Co Ltd, Dalmuir for breaking up.
7.11.1960: Delivered Dalmuir.

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S.D/T. Lord Anson LT344

S.D/T. Lord Anson LT344
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Changelog
26/12/2008: Page published. 4 updates since then.
03/04/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.