Official Number: 109672
Yard Number: 469
Gross Tonnage: 198
Net Tonnage: 71
Length: 110.4 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
22.1.1900: Launched by Miss C. Taylor at Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.469) for Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd, 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 KATHLEEN.
6.3.1900: Registered at Fleetwood (FD195).
14.3.1900: George E. J. Moody, Grimsby designated manager.
25.7.1903: Fishing from Milford (G. H. D. Birt, agent).
5.9.1904: Returned to Fleetwood.
2.11.1912: Arrived Grimsby under tow after a perilous experience in the Hebrides.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 77.93 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
22.6.1914: Arrived Fleetwood and reported that Bosun and deckhand had been injured when a petrol tank exploded in the forecastle.
11.3.1915: Sold to George Forbes, Innes Philip Taylor, David Taylor & William Still, Aberdeen.
18.3.1915: George F. I. P. Taylor designated manager.
25.3.1915: Mortgaged to The North of Scotland & Town & County Bank Ltd, Aberdeen (A).
3.6.1915: Run down by the armed merchant cruiser HMS ALCANTARA (15831g/1913) 80 miles SE by S from Wester Horne, Iceland. Subsequently foundered.
12.6.1915: Crew landed at Aberdeen *.
28.7.1915: Fleetwood registry closed.
Note: Collision is not recorded in log of HMS ALCANTARA for 3.6.1915, but is recorded in “Account of Crew” and Registry closure of KATHLEEN.
*Crew – Sk. Francis O. Sharkey; Goerge Anderson, Mate; James Swanson, 2nd Fisherman; William Shareman, Ch Eng; Richard Jenkins, 2nd Eng; James Midgly, Stewart Scott, James Watt & Charles Anderson, deckhands; George Inch, fireman; George Townsend, cook)
24/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
12/03/2021: Updated history.