Official Number: 127405
Yard Number: 421
Gross Tonnage: 236
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 120 ft
Breadth: 21.7 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: 70HP T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Son, Selby
24.9.1907: Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd.No.421) for William Jenkins & Isaac J. Jenkins, Milford Haven and James Hier, Neyland as DEWSLAND.
28.11.1907: Registered at Milford (M220) (William Jenkins managing owner).
11.12.1913: Manouvering in dock at Milford damaged stern, bulwarks and mizzen boom.
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.2664).
2.6.1915 Off Scilly Isles, picked up ten crew members of DELTA B (O171) sunk by U34 and landed them at St. Mary’s.
1919: Returned to owner.
10.4.1919: Sold to Maurice Wilkins & George Moreland, Manchester (c/o Joseph A. Taylor, Fleetwood, manager).
1.1921: Transferred to Aberdeen (Sam Isaacs (Aberdeen) Ltd, managers) on charter to Bookless Brothers, Aberdeen to operate from Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, ‘salting’.
15.3.1923: Sold to Gerald Kelton, Dunsfold, Surrey (William F. Goodwin, Grimsby, manager).
11.1925: Sold to John Wm. A. Potts & Lars J. Larsen, Fleetwood (trading as Ples Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (William A. Stonebanks, manager)).
6.11.1925: Milford registry closed.
9.11.1925: Registered at Fleetwood (FD64).
12.2.1927: In dense fog stranded in Wyre channel.
1928: Trading as Dewsland Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (William A. Stonebanks, manager).
27.10.1933: Fishing off Tiree on hauling in gale force winds trawl became entangled with propeller. Put in to Oban.
28.10.1933: Divers cleared propeller. Sailed Oban but shortly afterwards steam pipe fractured and returned to Oban for repair.
16.11.1933: Sold to Stanley Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Rochdale (James Brierley, Rochdale, manager).
31.3.1937: Sold to G. Rollinson & Co Ltd, Manchester.
31.3.1937: Sold to Alexander Keay, Fleetwood.
31.1.1941: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood for £6500.
13.6.1944: Sold to Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull for £12000.
5.7.1944: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.7.1944: Registered at Hull (H84).
24.12.1945: Registered at Hull as DERNA (H84).
24.11.1947: Sold to East African Fisheries Ltd, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika Territory (Charles C. Johnston, London, agent).
29.6.1951: Sold to Harold G. Lewis, Mombasa, Kenya.
29.06.1951: Sold to Harold G. Lewis, Mombasa, Kenya.
22.8.1951: Sold to Lamer Line Ltd. Mombasa (Harold G. Lewis, manager). Used as cargo vessel between Mombasa and Tanga.
22.7.1954: Grounded on Niule Reef outside Tanga with cargo of petrol in cans.
27.8.1954: Salved and towed into Tanga for discharge.
30.8.1954: Towed to Mombasa.
14.9.1954: Sank at moorings at Mtongwe, Mombasa. No salvage attempted and abandoned.
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S.T. Dewsland FD64
Picture courtesy of RossallBeach
S.T. Derna H84
Picture courtesy of Ally (shipsnostalgia)
S.T. Derna H84
Picture courtesy of The Mike Thompson Collection
S.T. Derna H84
Picture courtesy of The Fred Baker Collection
22/01/2009: Page published. 3 revisions since then.
09/09/2014: Fourth picture added.
10/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.