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S.T. Adam FD65

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4247
Official Number: 139360
Yard Number: 890
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 324
Net Tonnage: 148
Length: 138.3 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

14.6.1919: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.890) (“Mersey” Class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS MALONEY (Ad.No.4247).
23.9.1919: Completed.
10.1919: Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull.
10.1919: Electrical installation by Humber Electrical Co Ltd. Hull (£405 plus cost of drilling).
11.1919: Completed as a fishing trawler (Harold Hall, manager). Total cost with electric lights – £18,500 (payment made 23.10.1919).
15.11.1919: Registered at Hull as St NEOTS (H112).
18.11.1927: Sold to Henry Croft Baker, Grimsby.
26.5.1928: Sold to H. Croft Baker & Sons Ltd, Grimsby (H. Croft Baker, manager).
26.4.1930: Sold to The Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Sydney Croft Baker, manager).
1.5.1930: In dense fog 20 miles SE of Girdleness in collision with Aberdeen trawler BEN LAWERS (A311) which foundered in three minutes. All nine crew taken aboard and landed at Aberdeen.
2.12.1931: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
9.11.1932: Skipper fined 3,000 kroner (£166) with confiscation dues of 5,000 kroner and forfeiture of gear and catch for fishing in Norwegian territorial waters.
19.4.1934: Mortgage (A) discharged.
6.4.1934: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
27.4.1934: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (B).
7.2.1936: Mortgage (B) discharged.
14.1.1937: Whilst fishing at Rockall, Arthur Londesborough (20) was lost overboard and drowned.
6.1937: Sold to Towarzystwo Dalekomorskich Polowow “Pomorze” Sp.z.o.o., Gdynia.
29.7.1937: Hull registry closed “Sold Polish for trading”.
1937: Registered at Gdynia as ADAM (GDY94).
9.1939: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager). Gdynia registry closed.
3.11.1939: Registered at Fleetwood (FD65).
16.11.1939: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood for the sum of £512 with interest (C).
19.11.1939: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to John Odde, East Molesey for the sum of £6,000 with interest (D).
12.1939: On a trip to the Faroe Island grounds, bombed and machine gunned by German seaplanes. No damage; crew of twelve from Hull.
12.2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1618) (Hire rate £101.5.0d/month). Based Dover with M/S Group 61.
16.4.1943: Mortgage (C) discharged.
31.5.1943: Mortgage (D) discharged.
31.5.1943: Sold to Mrs Wincenty Bartosiak, Gdynia, Poland.
1.6.1943: Fleetwood registry closed. Renamed PODLAISE.
4.- 6.1944: Minesweeping in Dover Straits (A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Delphin-Abbott, awarded DSC for skill and daring in successful minesweeping operations).
14.7.1944: Returned to owner after restoration at Fleetwood. Registered at Gdynia (GDY154).
4.8.1944: First landing at Fleetwood (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, managers).
3.1946: Repairs at Ghent. Then fishing from IJmuiden with Dutch crews until end of year.
12.1946: Returned to Poland.
5.1948: Sold to “Lawica” Rybolowstwo Dalekomorskiie i Zegluga Sp.z.o.o., Gdynia (“Lawica” Deep-Sea Fishing & Shipping Ltd)(Kazimierza Orthweina, Wincenty Bartosiak & others). Re-registered at Gdynia (GDY124).
16.12.1949: By Order of the Ministry of Navigation the holding company and assets to be placed under control of the Polish People’s Republic. Zbigniew Kollesinskiego appointed manager.
1950: Company and assets transferred to “Dalmor” Przedsiobiorstwo Polowow Dalekomorskich Sp.z.ogr.odp, Gdynia (Polish Government).
1951: Sold to “Lawica” Rybolowstwo Dalekom S.A., Gdynia.
7.1951: Re classed and registered at Gdynia (GDY213).
4.1962: Sold for breaking up at Gdansk.

(Thomas Maloney, Landsman (volunteer), age 25, b. Connaught, Ireland – VICTORY (SB139))

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S.T. Podlasie GDY154

S.T. Podlasie GDY154
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Changelog
14/05/2012: Page published. 4 updates since then.
11/08/2017: Picture added.
09/06/2019: Information updated.

S.T. Sargon GY858

Technical

Official Number: 134776
Yard Number: 146
Completed: 1913
Gross Tonnage: 296
Net Tonnage: 121
Length: 130.0 ft
Breadth: 23.0 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley

History

8.4.1913: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.146) for The Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as SARGON.
4.6.1913: Registered at Grimsby (GY858).
6.1913: Completed.
2.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.702).
1919: Returned to owner.
5.1.1923: Sailed Grimsby for White Sea grounds (Sk. John Paton); twelve crew.
6.1.1923: In North Sea sighted Granton steam trawler ETHEL NUTTEN (GN59) in disterss making water. With difficulty in poor weather conditions connected and commenced tow to Granton.
7.1.1923: After towing for 90 miles and when off May Island tow started to settle and foundered. Crew recovered.
8.1.1923: Crew landed at Leith and with them deckhand H. Beavers who was injured when casting off tow; he was replaced John Bell, Granton.
3.2.1923: Homeward having left Lofoten Islands.
4.2.1923: Encountered storm force weather.
6.2.1923: Storm intensified blown off course and lost position.
8.2.1923: Bunkers and provisions low. Hoisted distress.
20.2.1923: Posted missing.
27.2.1923: After drifting for sixteen days in North Atlantic sighted by German trawler SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN (??).
28.2.1923: Connected and commenced tow to Iceland.
2.3.1923: After towing 200 miles delivered Ingoldsfolde, Iceland. Owners and families informed of arrival. Towed to Reykjavik. Bunkered (70 tons), provisioned and boat supplied.
5.3.1923: Sailed for Grimsby via Aberdeen to top up bunkers.
9.3.1923: Called Aberdeen.
11.3.1923: Arrived Grimsby.
8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.572) (Hire rate £76.14.6d/month).
20.1.1942: Sold to St. Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (B. A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
6.12.1944: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (B. A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
3.7.1945: Returned to owner.
24.11.1948: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. Alfred Jenner); seventeen crew.
30.11.1948: Left Reykjavik having had echometer repaired.
1.12.1948: Fishing off Staalbjerg Huk to the southward of Rödsands Bay. At about 10.00 am. in deteriorating weather conditions decided to seek shelter in Patrefjorder. At 5.30 pm. in gale force winds and rough seas off Sraumness. By 6.00pm conditions had deteriorated further with ENE gale force 10 and visibility reduced to zero owing to snow storm. At 7.00 pm. dropped anchor but failed to hold. Dodging at the entrance and inside the fjord. At 10.00 pm. stranded at Hafnarmuli, Patrefjorder.
2.12.1948: Locals responded to rockets and by breeches buoy managed to rescue six men; eleven men lost. Grimsby registry closed “Total loss”.
10.5.1949: At the Formal Investigation held at Grimsby the Court found that the loss was due to very bad weather conditions in which visibility became nil. Tribute was paid by the survivors to the skipper for his attitude and bearing both before and after the stranding. The Court expressed its admiration for the untiring work done by the shore rescue party.

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S.T. Sargon GY858

S.T. Sargon GY858
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S.T. Sargon GY858

S.T. Sargon GY858
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S.T. Sargon GY858

S.T. Sargon GY858
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S.T. Sargon GY858

S.T. Sargon GY858
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S.T. Sargon GY858

S.T. Sargon GY858
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Changelog
29/03/2010: Page published. 5 revisions since then.
02/07/2014: Picture 1 added.
12/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks.

S.T. Kilmany BF448

Technical

Official Number: 137666
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1925
Gross Tonnage: 96g
Net Tonnage: 40n
Length: 87.8 ft
Breadth: 19.3 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliott & Garrood Ltd, Beccles (machinery ex SCOTSMAN (125414)(INS430) removed 1925 when vessel sold for demolition).

History

Wooden Drifter

1925: Launched by William Wood, Lossiemouth (Yd.No.) for J. Flett, George Garden, James Stewart, William Cormack, Charles A. Hay & Alexander Adam, Lossiemouth as GIRL ISOBEL at a cost of £1700.
1925: Completed (Charles A. Hay, managing owner). Registered at Inverness (INS84).
9.1936: Sold to James Jack & W. Jack, Pennan. Inverness registry closed. Registered at Fraserburgh as JEANNIE JACK (FR244).
1938: Sold to Alexander Watt, Gardenstown & Others. Fraserburgh registry closed.
20.5.1938: Registered at Banff as KILMANY (BF448).
15.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service and employed on miscellaneous Naval duties (Hire rate £34.16.0d/month).
1944: Sold to Supreme Fishcuring Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
21.12.1945: Returned to owner.
1947: Sold to The Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London.
1948: Sold to A. W. Easto, Lowestoft. Banff registry closed. Registered at Lowestoft (LT90).
1952: Sold for breaking up at Oulton Broad.

Changelog

12/01/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.

S.T. Shikari CF74

Technical

Official Number: 137007
Yard Number: 588
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 221
Net Tonnage: 86
Length: 117.5 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 11.9 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough

History

25.8.1914: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd. No.588) for Staples’ Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as SHIKARI.
6.10.1914: Registered at Grimsby (GY179).
10.1914: Completed. Ernest Sleight appointed manager.
4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1617). 21.8.1917: In company with HMTrawlers JACINTH (Ad.No.1226)(H33) and THOMAS YOUNG (Ad.No.1143)(SN67) sweeping in mouth of River Tay, detected submarine. Depth charged and believed destroyed submarine (UC.41). (13.4.1921: Awarded £145 Bounty by Prize Court).
1917: Base support ship.
2.1918: Renamed SHIKARI II.
1919: Returned to owner and reverted to SHIKARI (GY179).
9.1938: Sold to Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Sir Alec Black, Bart, manager).
12.1940: Sold to Sir Alec Black, Bart, Grimsby.
8.1941: Sold to Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff.
5.8.1941: Grimsby registry closed.
8.1941: Registered at Cardiff (CF74).
1948: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
2.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
30.5.1952: Arrived Grays, Essex.
1952: Cardiff registry closed.

Changelog
04/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.

S.T. Force FD100

Technical

Admiralty Number: 3565
Official Number: 143888
Yard Number: 825
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 327
Net Tonnage: 150
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: 100HP T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

18.9.1917: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.825) (“Mersey“ class) for The Admiralty as JAMES BUCHANAN (Ad.No.3565).
13.12.1917: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr HA and W/T).
15.12.1917: Accepted.
23.8.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO396).
2.1922: Sold to City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (John A. Laverock, manager).
24.8.1922: London registry closed.
14.9.1922: Renamed STONEFERRY (H676).
1934: Sold to Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Archibald Hudson, Hessle, manager).
11.6.1934: Renamed CAPE TARIFA (H676).
7.1938: Sold to Towarzystwo Dalekomorskich Polowoe “Pomorze” Sp.z.o.o., Gdynia.
28.7.1938: Hull registry closed. 1938: Renamed FRANCISZKA (GDY119).
1939: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Basil A Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
11.1939: Gdynia registry closed.
7.11.1939: Renamed Force (FD100).
12.2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.NI) (Hire rate £94.10.0d/month).
28.6.1941: While at anchor six miles off Winterton Ness, Norfolk, sunk by German air attack in approximate position 52°48.55N/01°47.48E.

(James Buchanan, Private, Marine, age 23, b. Carlisle, Cumberland – VICTORY (ML107))