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S.T. Westella (2) FD318

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 163176
Yard Number: 587
Completed: 1934
Gross Tonnage: 425.54
Net Tonnage: 159.96
Length: 154.6 ft
Breadth: 25.6 ft
Depth: 13.9 ft
Engine: 111nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Speed: 11.5 knots

History

18.12.1933: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.587) for Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull as DERVISH .
23.1.1934: Registered at Hull (H8).
29.1.1934: Completed (Frank O. Hellyer & Owen S. Hellyer, managers).
31.1.1934: Sailed Hull on first trip to Icelandic grounds (Sk. I. Petersen).
21.2.1934: At Hull landed 1,347 kits grossed £1,684.
27.4.1934: At Hull (Sk. G. Myhre) landed from a Bear Island trip 1,030 kits grossed £1017 but reported Mate, W. Harrison (37), lost overboard on 14.4.1934.
22.8.1934: Reported. Picked up British airman John Grierson attempting to fly from Rochester, England to Ottawa, Canada by the northern route and after leaving Reykjavik, forced to land on deserted coast. Wireless message picked up and rescue effected.
9.1935: As a result of the Abyssinian crisis and failure of British diplomacy, the Government authorised The Admiralty to procure twenty modern trawlers for conversion to minor warships.
9.10.1935: Following successful trials sold to The Admiralty.
8.11.1935: Hull registry closed. Fitted out to a “Gem” class anti-submarine trawler. Renamed HMS PEARL (P.No.T.22).
1940: Adopted by the town of Padiham, Lancashire.
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters and across the Channel in support of landings.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
1946: Laid up at Milford Haven on Disposal List (SORF, Pembroke Dock).
9.4.1946: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood for £14500.
10.5.1946: Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
12.1946: New boiler fitted.
12.1946: Reclassed at Fleetwood and registered at Hull as WESTELLA (H349). Transferrred to Hull.
19.6.1948: Sold to Pegasus Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea for £67000.
23.6.1948: William Stevenson, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea designated manager.
30.6.1948: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
8.12.1950: 23.7.1948: Mortgage transferred to Williams Deacon’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
2.1.1951: Leslie Arthur Burnam designated manager.
11.5.1951: Mortgage (A) discharged.
11.5.1951: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
11.5.1951: Frank Marr, Cleveleys designated manager.
15.9.1953: Hull registry closed.
9.1953: Registered at Fleetwood (FD318).
1.6.1959: Company taken over by J. Marr & Son Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
8.1959: Sold to Van Heyghen Freres S.A., Ghent for breaking up.
14.8.1959: Sailed Fleetwood for Ghent.
18.8.1959: Delivered Ghent.
8.1959: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Westella FD318

S.T. Westella FD318
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S.T. Westella H349

S.T. Westella H349
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HMT Pearl

HMT Pearl
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HMT Pearl

HMT Pearl
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Changelog
22/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
24/04/2017: Removed disputed image and FMHT watermark. Added another image.
25/07/2018: Updated information.

S.T. Pern H983

Technical

Admiralty Number: 3821
Official Number: 143887
Yard Number: 157
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 88
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
Built: Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith

History

6.1918: Launched by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith (Yd.No.157)(“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS HENRIX (Ad.No.3821).
13.8.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr).
2.6.1919: Loaned to US Navy (North Sea Minesweeping Detachment).
6.8.1919: Returned to The Admiralty.
1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as THOMAS HENRIX O.N.143887.
1919: Allocated to Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and engaged in commercial trawling.
1920: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London. 08.1920: At HM Dockyard, Sheerness fitted out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100A1 Stm Trawler at London.
13.08.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
24.08.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV) (LO449).
12.1921: Sold to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby.
2.12.1921: London registry closed.
12.12.1921: Registered at Grimsby (GY1334). John D. Marsden designated manager.
2.1922: Renamed CREVETTE (GY1334).
9.1927: Owners restyled Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. Sir John D Marsden, Bart designated manager.
10.1934: Sold to James Mackie, Aberdeen (United Fish Selling Co, Aberdeen).
23.10.1934: Grimsby registry closed.
24.10.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A160). James Mackie designated managing owner.
26.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and employed on auxiliary patrol duties (P.No.4.435) (Hire rate £60.18.0d/month).
1.2.1940: Returned to owner.
2.5.1942: Sold to The Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
6.4.1944: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out as a smoke making trawler; assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
9.6.1944: Arrived Mulberry A from Yarmouth with Group A1. Employed smoke making.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
24.10.1944: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
18.3.1946: Sold to The Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Ralph S. Dugdall designated managers.
5.9.1946: Registered at Aberdeen as PERN (A160) (MoT Minute RG No.1168/46 dated 26.8.1946).
6.3.1950: In River Wyre outward for the fishing grounds in thick fog anchored off the lifeboat slipway but ebb forced her to collide broadside with IBIS (H764) already aground. Vessel took the ground and crew abandoned to beach. Refloated on next tide and returned to Wyre Dock.
7.1955: Sold to Bruges Scheepssloperij, Bruges (Jacques Bakker & Zonen) for breaking up.
28.7.1955: Delivered Bruges.
12.8.1955: Aberdeen registry closed.

(Thomas Henrix, Private, Marine, age 31, b. Canterbury, Kent – VICTORY(ML44))

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S.T. Pern H983

S.T. Pern H983

S.T. Pern A160

S.T. Pern A160
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Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
20/10/2014: Picture added.
20/01/2017: Removed disputed image.

S.T. Lord Knollys FD167

Technical

Official Number: 132267
Yard Number: 491
Completed: 1911
Gross Tonnage: 285
Net Tonnage: 114
Length: 133.5 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

27.7.1911: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.491) for The Yorkshire Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as LORD KNOLLYS.
22.9.1911: Registered at Hull (H327).
28.9.1911: Completed (John McCann, manager).
3.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (1-12pdr & Hydro) (Ad.No.1177). Fitted as Leader. Based Taranto.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull.
14.2.1919: Sold to Frederick Langley, Hull (managing owner).
29.9.1920 Sold to The Valiant Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull Charles H, Dugglsby, manager).
17.4.1925: Sold to Midland Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (Frederick Langley, manager).
5.3.1926: Arrived Hull from an Icelandic trip and reported that Thomas Smith, trimmer, was washed overboard in severe weather and lost.
14.7.1927: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Marr Jnr, manager).
13.8.1927: Hull registry closed.
16.8.1927: Registered at Fleetwood (FD167).
7.11.1932: Mortgaged to William Deacons Bank Ltd, London.
Pre 8.1938: Laid up at Fleetwood.
18.9.1941: Sold to Sir Alec Black, Bart, Grimsby.
29.9.1941: Fleetwood registry closed (8.10.1941: Certificate cancelled).
30.9.1941: Registered at Grimsby (GY368).
2.1943: Sold to J. E. Harrison, Grimsby.
5.1943: Sold to J. C. Ross, Grimsby (H. W. Wilson, manager).
1944: Delete manager.
7.1946: Sold to Grimsby Merchants Amalgamated Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby (Grimsby Industries (Trawler Managers) Ltd, managers).
1948: Delete managers.
8.1953: Sold to G. F. Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
1.1954: Registered at Grimsby as REGGIO (GY368).
24.10.1955: Sailed Grimsby for Westerly grounds (Sk. George F. White); thirteen crew.
6.11.1955: On grounds west of Nun Bank, north of Cape Wrath. In afternoon stowed gear and set course for home. At 5.30 pm Sule Skerry was abeam, 2 miles by radar, set course SEbyE. The weather was fine and clear with little wind. At 6.30 pm. the mate, James B. Butters took over the watch and was instructed by the skipper to switch on the radar at 10.00 pm when approaching Hoy. No land was seen visually or on radar until the vessel stranded at full speed on the sandy beach in Rack Wick, Hoy.
7.11.1955: On the rising tide came clear and proceeded to Scrabster for diver inspection.
9.11.1955: Certificate of Seaworthiness granted for single voyage to Grimsby.
11.11.1955: Arrived Grimsby. Slipped where extent of damage to bottom plating and internals made vessel beyond economical repair.
12.1955: Sold to Van Heyghen Freres S.A., Ghent for breaking up.
1.1956: Arrived Ghent.
10-12.4.1956: At the Formal Investigation held at Grimsby, it was found that the stranding was due to the improper navigation by both the Skipper and Mate. Skipper White had his certificate suspended for eighteen months and the Mate, James Butters had his certificate suspended for twelve months.

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S.T. Lord Knollys FD167

S.T. Lord Knollys H327
Picture courtesy of Alan Hirst

Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
06/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.

S.T. Tekoura FD12

Additional information courtesy of Chris Petherbridge Hull Trawler Website

Technical

Official Number: 161352
Yard Number: 1066
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 335
Net Tonnage: 142
Length: 135 ft
Breadth: 24.9 ft
Depth: 13.7 ft
Engine: 99hp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Son Ltd, Selby

History

(In 1935 the Hull trawler LEONIDAS (162186) (H267) was lengthened by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd. The work involved creating an improved hull form with new bow and stern sections. The design was successful, not only providing increased fish room capacity, but also, as was expected, reducing coal consumption and giving a slightly higher free running speed. Other owners stemmed vessels at Middlesbrough for similar work to be undertaken)

19.11.1929: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1066) for Brand & Curzon Ltd, Milford Haven as TEKOURA.
9.1.1930: Registered at London (LO14).
14.1.1930: Completed (Edward Brand & Charles Curzon, managers).
1.9.1937: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
1938: Completed lengthening by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough to 150.7 feet (including fitting new bow and stern sections). Re measured 368g 142n.
31.1.1938: On return to Fleetwood Sk. John Wilson of the CALDEW (FD347) said that while off Eagle Island he had heard Sk. Anderson of the BOSTONIAN (FD41) calling the Boston control ship TEKOURA on Friday 21st. He tried to call BOSTONIAN but no reply. In severe weather conditions, BOSTONIAN was lost south of Barra with all hands.
25.7.1939: Insured value £16,500.
4.10.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (1-4”, 1-20mm HA, Depth Charge Thrower & Rails) (P.No.FY.247)(Hire rate £191.4.7d/month). Based Spa Flow.
31.8.1943: Sold to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London & Fleetwood (R. S. Hewett & H. F. Hayward)(Robert S. Hewett, manager).
4.1945: Paid off to reserve.
18.4.1946: Returned to owner.
10.1948: Sold to Ocean Fisheries Ltd, Milford Haven (M. Laboa, manager) for £39000.
1949: Henry J. Horwood appointed manager.
1953: Ocean Fisheries Ltd in liquidation.
10.1953: Laid up at Milford.
25.2.1954: Sale to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Alfred J. Marr, manager) for £5000 announced.
27.2.1954: Sailed Milford for Fleetwood. London registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD12).
3.1954: Docked at Birkenhead for survey including boiler and steam pipes.
30.3.1954: First landing at Fleetwood, 370 boxes grossed £2,265.
14.7.1954: Last landing at Fleetwood, 410 boxes grossed £1,351.
7.1954: Sold to Van den Bossche & Co, Boom for breaking up.
14.10.1954: Arrived Boom from Fleetwood. Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Tekoura FD12

S.T. Tekoura FD12

Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
12/11/2015: Information updated.

S.T. Reptonian FD171

Technical

Official Number: 163166
Yard Number: 581
Completed: 1933
Gross Tonnage: 409
Net Tonnage: 174
Length: 154.6 ft
Breadth: 25.6 ft
Depth: 13.9 ft
Engine: 111nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley

History

19.10.1933: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.581) for Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull as BASQUE.
14.11.1933: Registered at Hull (H521).
21.11.1933: Completed (Frank O. Hellyer & Orlando S. Hellyer, managers).
22.12.1933: Sailed Hull for Bear Island grounds (Sk. J. W. Fox).
11.1.1934: At Hull landed 1,462 kits, grossed £1,220.
14.1.1939: Sold to Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Albert Wright Butt, manager).
30.1.1939: Hull registry closed.
1.2.1939: Registered at Grimsby (GY41).
15.4.1939: Registered at Grimsby as ISTRIA (GY41).
17.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island grounds (Sk. J. Hardcastle).
1.9.1939: Recalled by The Admiralty; at Hull landed 259 kits grossed £261.
9.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (£22,659).
19.5.1939: Grimsby registry closed. Fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.150). Based Scapa Flow with A/S Group 14.
11.1945: After refit at Greenock, sold to The Wendover Fishing Co, Grimsby (Consolidated Fisheries Ltd).
11.1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY129).
30.9.1946: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull (Harold Watson Hall, manager).
16.11.1946: Sold to Thos. Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull (Harold Watson Hall, manager) for £21,774.10.0d.
19.11.1946: First trip from Hull – no details.
11.1946: Grimsby registry closed.
27.11.1946: Registered at Hull (H363).
10.1.1947: Registered at Hull as St. ARCADIUS (H363).
10.1.1947: Sailed Hull for White Sea grounds (Sk. B. Godfrey).
6.2.1947: At Hull landed 1,151 kits grossed £3,925.4.5d.
2.6.1947: Landed. Required extensive boiler repairs – 97 days in dock.
14.11.1947: Sold to Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (George Gillard, manager) for £60,000 (W. A. Massey & Sons Ltd, Hull, shipbrokers commission £1,500).
29.12.1947: Registered at Hull as REPTONIAN (H363).
28.8.1950: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geofrey Edwards Marr, manager) for £33,000.
14.8.1951: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Frank Marr, Cleveleys, manager) for £39,625.
10.6.1953: Hull registry closed.
6.1953: Registered at Fleetwood (FD171).
1.1959: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
10.1.1959: Arrived Preston from Fleetwood under own power.
12.1.1959: Delivered.
1959: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Reptonian H363

S.T. Reptonian H363
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S.T. Reptonian FD171

S.T. Reptonian FD171
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Changelog
18/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
03/11/2018: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.