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
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S.T. Dairycoates H270


Official Number: 149046
Yard Number: 988
Completed: 1926
Gross Tonnage: 350.33
Net Tonnage: 140.93
Length: 140.3 ft
Breadth: 24.0 ft
Depth: 13.1 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


20.10.1925: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.988) for The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull as DAIRYCOATES.
3.1.1926: Registered at Hull (Part I) O.N.149046.
4.1.1926: Completed.
5.1.1926: Registered at Hull (Part IV)(H270).
5.1.1926: John Arthur Laverack designated manager.
26.6.1926: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
1.1.1932: Fred Crawforth designated manager.
26.4.1934 (1.5.1934 regd): Mortgage (A) discharged.
26.4.1934: The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull bought by J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood along with the two vessels.
26.4.1934 (1.5.1934 regd): Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
7.5.1934: Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
19.7.1934: Sold to The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull.
19.7.1934: Leslie J. Marr, Thornton-le-Fylde designated manager (Fred Crawforth manager and fish salesman at Hull).
5.1939: Sold to The Admiralty and converted to a boom defence vessel.
28.6.1939: Hull registry closed. Renamed QUANNET (P.No.Z.44). Deployed to South Atlantic Command. Based Freetown, Siera Leone.
19.9.1940: Sailed Freetown escorting convoy HS as part of Operation Menace, the unsuccessful attempt by the Allies to capture the strategic port of Dakar in French West Africa.
28.9.1940: Returned to Freetown.
1941: Working the Freetown harbour A/S boom.
1941: Ty Lieut. W. P. Jones RNR I/C.
7-14.3.1942: Warship week. Adopted by Ogmore Valley and District, Glamorgan.
1.1946: Sold to Joseph Craig (64/64), Aberdeen.
8.5.1946: After restoration and re-classification, registered at Aberdeen as DAIRYCOATES (A88).
23.4.1947: Sold to Northern (Fishing) Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen.
1948: Sold to NV Visscherij Maats “De Daad”, IJmuiden.
12.3.1948: Aberdeen registry closed.
3.1948: Registered at IJmuiden as KLAAS WYKER (IJM85).
3.1958: Sold to NV Frank Rijsdyk’s Ind, Rotterdam and broken up at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. IJmuiden registry closed.

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S.T. Klass Wijker IJM85

S.T. Klass Wiyker IJM85
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S.T. Sureaxe M35

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


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


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
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sv Alice FD??

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Information courtesy of Gordon Wilson


Official Number: 17225
Net Tonnage: 23
Built: 1829
Rig: Smack


1829: Completed at Burscough Bridge, Lancashire as Alice.
16.12.1851: Appropriated.
16.04.1855: Registered at Fleetwood. Owned by John Calder (Sk. Sam Colley) About 1869: Fishing the Calf grounds, SW of Calf of Man (Sk. Sam Colley) along with six or seven other boats and landing into Holyhead. Reputed to be the first skipper to place hake on the Manchester Wholesale Fish Market through agent Theophilus Handley.
By1870: Fleetwood registry closed. Owned by Robert Jones, 7 Eastgate Street, Carnarvon. Registered at Carnarvon.
1890: Not recorded in MNL under this name.

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sv Lownds FD??

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Official Number: 18202
Net Tonnage: 31

1854: Completed at Liverpool.
30.11.1854: Registered at Chester.
20.04.1855: Appropriated.
By 1860 : Owned by John Calder, Fleetwood.
1877: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Ramsey (3 of 77).
1877: Ramsey registry closed. Owned by Richard McClean, Dingle, Co. Kerry. Registered at Tralee.
By 1890: Owned by Thomas McClean, Dingle, Co. Kerry.
1894: Tralee registry closed.

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