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Technical

Official Number: 109671
Yard Number: 468
Completed: 1900
Gross Tonnage: 197.73
Net Tonnage: 71
Length: 110.4 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 11.25 ft
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Engine: 400ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull

History

22.1.1900: Launched by Miss G. Moody at Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.468) for The Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood (Shareholders: J. Heap, Blackpool; H. Heap, Blackpool; H. Kelly, Grimsby; G. E. J. Moody, Grimsby; G. Selijoth, Fleetwood, W. C. Frith, Fleetwood and T. Lockwood, Poulton-le-Fylde) as CONNIE.
24.2.1900: Registered at Fleetwood (FD194).
2.1900: Completed.
6.3.1900: George Edward James Moody, Grimsby designated manager.
27.5.1900: Put into Belfast with leaky boiler.
10.1900: Fishing in the Minch off Bayble, An Rubhain (Sk Robert Wright), arrested by Scottish Fishery Board’s cruiser VIGILANT, for alleged illegal trawling.
5.10.1900: At Stonoway Sheriff Court, Sk. Wright pleaded guilty and fined £100 or 60 days imprisonment, with confiscation of the net.
2.9.1908: At Killala Petty Sessions, Co. Mayo, skipper convicted of illegal fishing off the coast of Co. Mayo and fined £50.
26.1903: Arrived Fleetwood under tow after supposedly damaged her stern post on sunken rocks off Tiree, Inner Hebrides.
2.12.1907: Stranded on Tory Island setting up stem by 18”.
28.10.1908: At Fleetwood Magistrates Court, Percy Lloyd was charged with stealing a gold Albert, value £7 10s. Sk.Herbert Nightingale said prisoner was discharged from the trawler on Monday and was paid up, including “liver” money. On Tuesday witness and prisoner met and there was some dispute about payment. They went to Mr. Frith, manager for Messrs. Moody’s and Kelly, and he after hearing both sides, it was decided that 2s 11d. was due to Lloyd. The skipper declined to pay and Lloyd shouted, “I will have my whack,’’ and snatched the skipper’s watch chain and ran off. Later in the day Lloyd was arrested and claimed that he had thrown the chain down a drain grating in Lower Dock Street; the grating was removed as well others, but no trace of the chain could be found. The magistrates, expressing disbelief in his statement, sentenced Lloyd to a months hard labour.
7.1911: Fishing in Firth of Clyde (Sk. Charles Hickford) in company with steam trawler CORONET (GY) (Sk. Richard Wright). Arrested by Scottish Fishery Board’s cruiser VIGILANT, for alleged illegal trawling.
22.7.1911: At Campbeltown Sheriff Court, both skippers fined £50 and nets confiscated. Both men had pleaded that in fog they had mistaken their position but commander of VIGILANT stated that there was no fog at the time of the incident.
14.02.1912: At Malin Petty Sessions Court, Co. Donegal, Sk. Charles Hickford, was prosecuted by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland for illegal fishing off the coast of County Donegal. The magistrates imposed a fine of £50, with £6. 6s. costs.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 77.93 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
5.4.1915: At Fleetwood Magistrates Court, James Neil, Belfast was charged with stealing ship’s stores valued at 35s, the property of Messrs. Moody’s and Kelly. Police Superintendent Thompson said that Neil was employed as cook and on returning to Belfast on Friday 1st the groceries were discovered in his bag. The accused pleaded guilty and after hearing evidence from PCs Butcher and Ashcroft and in view of his good record supported by ship’s husband John Darnell, he was fined £5.
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: At Bangor Magistrates Court, Carnarvonshire, Sk. George Hunt fined £20 plus costs 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 designated 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, designated manager).
1942: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys designated manager. Landing at Fleetwood from Home and Faroe grounds.
24.5.1943: Typical landing. Faroes – 230 kits, cod/codling-131, haddock-29, whiting-14, plaice-5, ling/coley-51.
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 designated manager.
13.7.1951: Mortgage (A) discharged.
1951: Sold for breaking up.
20.5.1952: Grimsby registry closed “Ship broken up. Advice received from beneficial owners.”

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S.T. Connie SH107

S.T. Connie SH107
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S.T. Connie SH107

S.T. Connie SH107
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S.T. Connie FD194

S.T. Connie FD194
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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. Requisitioned by The Admiralty on the stocks, no instalment monies paid.
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).
16.12.1919: 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.
19.1.1923: London registry closed.
19.1.1923: Registered at Fleetwood (FD423).
22.2.1923: Registered at Fleetwood as GLADYS (FD423). George E. J. Moody, Grimsby designated manager.
13.12.1924: Disabled without a propeller, arrived Fleetwood after being towed 690 miles from Faroes by steam trawler SOLA (FD369). Whilst trawling on the Faroe grounds lost propeller after it was fouled by trawl warp. In heavy swell and thick weather drifting for some three hours until in the afternoon the
Norwegian steamer NOREFJORD (3,082grt/1920) responded to distress calls. Closing, two unsuccessful attempts were made to secure a line and in heavy seas and
darkness no further attempts were made. Drifting throughout the night with NOREFJORD standing by, at first light and within three miles of the rocky shore of the island of Sydero managed to get a line onboard and commenced tow to Torshavn Harbour beaching on arrival. SOLA arrived from Fleetwood with a replacement propeller but with only a small tidal difference at low water it was not possible to fit the propeller. Decided to tow back to Fleetwood. In bad weather and with very limited food supplies the tow took five and a half days with the hawser parting twice.
1926: Sir George E. J. Moody designated manager.
25.4.1932: Arrived Fleetwood from St. Kilda ground in tow of FLORENCE BRIERLEY (FD105) having damaged propeller.
1938: Will B. Moody, Grimsby designated 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. Leith registry closed.
(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
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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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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), George 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
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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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