Additional information courtesy of David Slinger Andy Hall, Birgir Þórisson and Finn Björn Guttesen
Official Number: 106832
Yard Number: 437
Gross Tonnage: 137.88
Net Tonnage: 38.84
Length: 95.8 ft
Breadth: 20.4 ft
Depth: 10.8 ft
Built: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
5.12.1896: Launched by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.437) for The Mersey Trawlers Ltd, Liverpool as KINGFISHER.
1.1897: Registered at Liverpool (LL334) (1/97). Owen Ellis designated manager.
28.05.1899: Stopped by Scottish Fishery Board’s cruiser VIGILANT after attempting to escape when observed trawling off Aisa Craig in the Firth of Clyde prohibited limits. Escorted to Campbeltown.
By 1903: Sold to Pratt, Ellis & Co, Liverpool. Owen Ellis & George J. Pratt designated managing owners.
2.1907: Sold to Fylde Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
2.1907: Liverpool registry closed.
12.2.1907: Registered at Fleetwood (FD103). George W Stennett designated manager.
12.2.1907: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
4.1.1909: Harry Melling designated manager.
6.1909: Fylde Steam Fishing Co Ltd in liquidation.
20.6.1909: Mortgage (A) discharged.
22.6.1909: Sold to Walter Olney, Grimsby. Walter Olney designated managing owner.
7.1909: Slipped at Fleetwood. Renamed DORTHEA – no port of registry.
7.1909: Sold to Christian Evensen, Thorshaven, Faroe Islands (Evensen & Black).
17.7.1909: Fleetwood registry closed.
7.1909: Registered at Thorshavn as DORTHEA (TN241). Continued fishing out of Fleetwood. Alick Black, Fleetwood designated manager.
1.1910: On a trip to West of Scotland grounds (Sk. Christopher Bird); ten Faroese crew.
16.1.1910: Returning to Fleetwood in heavy weather stranded on the south end of Walney Island. Barrow lifeboat Thomas Fielden (Cox Herbert Raby) attended but with wind gusting 50mph rescue was difficult and crew had to be taken off one by one. On completion landed survivors at Barrow. Refloated and towed to Fleetwood by Barrow tug WALNEY (204grt/1904).
1910: Sold to Walter M. Olney, Thornton.
1910: Thorshaven registry closed.
2.6.1910: Registered at Fleetwood as LINCOLNIA (FD118) (BoT Minute 1096/1910). Alick Black, Fleetwood designated manager.
30.3.1911: In Wyre Dock had fire in forecastle after paraffin stove overturned. Extinguished by Dock fire brigade.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 52.29net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
23.2.1914: In Lune Deeps, inwards for Fleetwood, in collision with steam trawler PHRONTIS (FD142) and badly damaged.
14.4.1914: Between Fleetwood and Holyhead suffered boiler problems, hoisted signals of distress and sighted by steam trawler LIZZIE (FD158) which closed and having been made aware of the problem, connected and commenced tow to Fleetwood.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fisheries Reserve.
1919: Released (Sir Alec Black, Bart, Fleetwood, manager).
1925: Sold to Sydney Jacobs, London (Rowland Morris, Fleetwood, manager).
1926: Sold to Lincolnia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Rowland Morris designated manager.
1927: Sold to Reginald L. Hancock, Hakin. Reginald L. Hancock designated managing owner.
21.8.1927: Fishing Small’s ground 5 miles NNE of St. Ann’s Head (Sk. Thomas W. Jones), disabled with machinery defect. Steam drifter/trawler CYCLAMEN (LT1136) fishing nearby connected and towed to Milford arriving same day.
1928: Sold to Vincent T. Taylor, Chippenham (Reginald L. Hancock & H.E. Rees, Milford, managers).
8.11.1928: Registered at Milford (M214).
9.11.1928: Fleetwood registry closed.
19.4.1929: Sailed Milford for grounds off the Smalls (Sk. William E. Johnson).
20.4.1929: Fishing 3 miles NW by W of Connibeg light ship, in Force 6, disabled with fractured tail shaft. Steam trawler CORVUS (M2) in vicinity connected and proceeded to tow to Milford.
21.4.1929: Arrived Milford. Corvus owners and crew claimed against owners and crew and settled for the sum of £308.3.0d plus £28 settlement fee.
3.1934: Sold for breaking up and broken up at Hancock’s Yard, Pembroke Dock.
11.10.1934: Milford registry closed, breaking up completed.
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S.T. Kingfisher FD103
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection.
S.T. Lincolnia FD118
Permission to post requested from The Keith Webster Collection
S.T. Dorothea aground
Picture courtesy of Guy Charnley
S.T. Lincolnia FD118
Picture courtesy of David Slinger
24/12/2008: Page published. 3 revisions since then.
27/11/2014: Picture added and information updated.
29/11/2014: Picture added.
04/02/2016: Minor information update.
21/05/2017: Added image and removed FMHT watermarks.
19/02/2018: Information updated.
02/07/2021: Updated Faroese PLN.
12/05/2022: Added image.