Official Number: 127405
Yard Number: 421
Gross Tonnage: 236
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 120 ft
Breadth: 21.7 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: 70bhp 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 designated managing owner.
11.12.1913: Manoeuvring in dock at Milford damaged stern, bulwarks and mizzen boom.
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service Ad.No.2664). At Devonport fitted with 1-12pdr and mine-sweep. i.a.w. Area XIV Patrol Orders dated 30.3.1915: Allocated Unit 87 – Section D based Isles of Scilly (Sk. W. H. Bevan RNR).
2.6.1915 Off Isles of Scilly, picked up ten crew members of DELTA B (O171) sunk by U34 and landed them at St. Mary’s.
16.1.1916-22.1.1916: Refit at Falmouth. Relief KING FREDERICK (Ad.No.2659.
10.1916: Allocated Unit Nos. 85, 87, 147 – Sections C, D, E, F 1st Division based Isles of Scilly ( Sk. W. H. Bevan RNR).
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/Sheffield 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. After twelve hours managed reach Oban, despite a burst steam pipe.
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 designated manager.
31.3.1937: Sold to G. Rollinson & Co Ltd, Manchester.
31.3.1937: Sold to Alexander Keay, Fleetwood.
6.11.1937: Frederick Jones (50), Stortford Place, Fleetwood died in hospital at Oban (buried Fleetwood Cemetery).
31.1.1941: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood for £6500.
28.4.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 320 kits – hake-190, ling/coley-98, roker-11, gurnard-3, dogs-18.
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).
30.11.1945: Insured value £16,500; for 1946 proposed same.
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 The RossallBeach Collection
S.T. Derna H84
Picture from the Internet
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.
16/04/2020: Updated history.