Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 109671
Yard Number: 468
Completed: 1900
Gross Tonnage: 198
Net Tonnage: 71
Length: 110.4 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Engine: 400ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull

History

22.1.1900: Launched by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.468) for The Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood as CONNIE.
24.2.1900: Registered at Fleetwood (FD194).
2.1900: Completed (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
6.3.1900: George E. J. Moody, Grimsby appointed manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 77.93 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence trawler (Ad.No.NI). Based Cromarty.
12.1915: New boiler fitted.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
26.7.1927: Sk. George Hunt was fined £20 plus costs at Bangor for trawling within the three mile limit and retaining immature fish.
24.12.1927: Sold to The Filey United Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Scarborough Richard Ferguson Scotter, Filey, manager).
2.1.1928: Fleetwood registry closed.
1.1928: Registered at Scarborough (SH107).
1929: Sold to Connie Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Filey (Richard Cammish, Filey, manager).
1942: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood, Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager). Landing at Fleetwood from Home and Faroe grounds.
1945: Sold to Humber Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
1945: Scarborough registry closed.
23.3.1945: Vessel mortgaged(64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
28.3.1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY31).
28.3.1945: Joseph Reynolds Cobley appointed manager.
13.7.1951: Mortgage (A) discharged.
1951: Sold for breaking up.
20.5.1952: Grimsby registry closed “Ship broken up”.
1945: Registered at Grimsby (GY31).
1951: Sold for breaking up. Grimsby registry closed.

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S.T. Connie FD194

S.T. Connie FD194

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14/06/2015: Picture added.

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Technical

Admiralty Number: 3613
Official Number: 143963
Yard Number: 358
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 306
Net Tonnage: 116
Length: 130 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.2 feet
Engine: 600ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Speed: 10.5 knots

History

Ordered by Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as the SANNYRION purchased by The Admiralty on the stocks.
10.2.1917: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.358) (non-standard “Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as JOHN ARTHUR (Ad.No.3613).
14.6.1917: Completed (1-12pdr, Hydrophone).
1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) O.N.143963.
1919: Engaged in commercial trawling on an opportunity basis.
1920: Allocated to the National Fishery Scheme for the setting up of the Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London.
03.02.1920: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part IV) (LO299).
13.08.1920: Minesweepers’ Cooperative Trawling Society Ltd, London registered.
05.1921: At HM Dockyard, Pembroke fitted out for fishing under Special Survey of Lloyd’s Register and classed 100A1 Stm Trawler at Milford.
01.1922: Scheme abandoned, the necessary working capital of £100,000 having not been subscribed. Laid up.
1.1923: Sold to Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
19.1.1923: London registry closed.
19.1.1923: Registered at Fleetwood (FD423).
22.2.1923: Registered at Fleetwood as GLADYS (FD423).
1926: Sir George E. J. Moody appointed manager.
25.4.1932: Arrived Fleetwood from St. Kilda ground in tow of FLORENCE BRIERLEY (FD105) having damaged propeller.
1938: Will B. Moody, Grimsby appointed manager. William Moody Kelly, Fleetwood, managing agent.
29.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel (Hire rate £83.8.4d/month).
23.11.1943: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
1944: Based at Fort William (D. MacBrayne Ltd, Glasgow, agents).
1946: Laid up at Fort William.
16.4.1947: Advertised for sale by tender and open for inspection. Not to be resold within two years.
24.4.1947: Tenders closed.
1947: Sold to Jones Buckie Shipyard Ltd, Larbert, Stirlingshire.
1947: Registered at Buckie as THE BRUCE (BCK179).
1949: Sold to Joseph Croan, Newhaven, Edinburgh.
Post 6.1949: Buckie registry closed. Registered at Leith (LH21).
6.1960: Sold to BISCO and allocated to G. & W. Brunton, Grangemouth for breaking up.
6.1960: Delivered Grangemouth.
28.6.1961: Breaking up commenced.
(John Arthur, Landsman (prest), age 22, b. London, age 22 – VICTORY (SB544))

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S.T. Gladys FD423

S.T. Gladys FD423
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S.T. Gladys FD423

S.T. Gladys FD423
Picture from The Osta Collection

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21/01/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
15/07/2015: Information updated.

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Technical

Official Number: 143469
Yard Number: 357
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 286
Net Tonnage: 112
Length: 130 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 13.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley

History

Ordered by Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as the CORINTHIA purchased by The Admiralty on the stocks.
30.1.1917: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.357) (non standard “Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as JOHN APPLEBY (Ad.No.3612).
25.5.1917: Completed (1 – 12pdr, Hydro and W/T).
1919: Registered by The Admiralty in the Registry of British Ships at London.
3.2.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO286).
1.1923: Sold to Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager). Fishing from Fleetwood.
18.1.1923: London registry closed.
19.1.1923: Registered at Fleetwood (FD424).
22.2.1923: Renamed LOIS (FD424).
1926: Sir George E. J. Moody, Grimsby appointed manager.
1938: Will B. Moody, Grimsby appointed manager. William Moody Kelly, Fleetwood, managing agent.
20.11.1939: Off Tory Island, Co. Donegal picked up crew of SEA SWEEPER (FD171) stopped by U-boat (U.33) and sunk by gunfire.
27.2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.781) (Hire rate £83.8.4d/month).
31.11.1944: Returned to owner.
30.12.1946: Sailed Fleetwood for Icelandic grounds (Sk. George Smith); fifteen crew.
5.1.1947: Wrecked at Grindavik, south west coast of Iceland in severe weather. Crew* rescued by breeches buoy but skipper lost.
21.1.1947: Fleetwood registry closed “Total Loss”.

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S.T. Lois FD424

S.T. Lois FD424

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03/02/2017: Removed disputed image.

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Technical

Official Number: 124694
Yard Number: 537
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 294
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 135 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull

History

10.9.1907: Launched by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.537) for Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as MARJORIE.
10.1907: Completed.
1.11.1907: Registered at Fleetwood (FD139), Geoge E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 96.27net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.1914: Sold to Société Anonyme Pêcheries du Nord, Ostend.
25.6.1914: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.1914: Registered at Ostend as MARGUERITE (O154).
1926: Sold to Société Anonyme Chalutiers de la Rochelle, La Rochelle. Registered at La Rochelle as AVOCETTE.
1936: No owner recorded.
1937: Sold for breaking up.

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S.T. Marguerite O154

S.T. Marguerite O154
Picture courtesy of Emiel Rycx

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06/01/2016: Picture added.

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Technical

Official Number: 114307
Yard Number: 490
Completed: 1904
Gross Tonnage: 280
Net Tonnage: 96
Length: 122.3 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull

History

27.12.1904: Launched by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.490) for The Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as LUCY.
1.1905: Completed (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
6.2.1905: Registered at Fleetwood (FD24).
21.1.1917: Stopped by U-boat (U45) while fishing 42 miles NW by N of Inishtrahull; crew abandoned in boat. Sunk by gunfire at 9.00 am. in position 55.51N 8.17W.
22.1.1917: Crew landed safely at Castlebay, Barra.
26.1.1917: Fleetwood registry closed “Sunk by enemy submarine”.

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