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S.T. Braconvale FD80

Additional information courtesy of Göran Olsson

Technical

Official Number: 180344
Yard Number: 772
Completed: 1947
Gross Tonnage: 295
Net Tonnage: 116
Length: 129.6 ft
Breadth: 24.8 ft
Depth: 13.0 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: 650IHP T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Speed: 10.5 knots

History

6.12.1946: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.772) for Association Rochelaise de Peche a Vapeur, La Rochelle as ARTOIS (LR4049).
27.1.1947: Completed.
1951: Sold to Grange Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd). Registered at Fleetwood as BRACONVALE (FD80).
1952: Sold to Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd). Fishing from Fleetwood.
30.5.1952: In fair weather, good visibility but rough seas, collided with Swedish wooden motor fishing vessel GULSKÄR (LL357) (74grt/1950) which was at anchor 32 miles NW of Muckle Flugga Lighthouse. Sustained no damage, GULSKÄR was struck midships on port side and damaged but able to return to Sweden for repair.
11.8.1955: Transferred to Grimsby.
19.12.1955: Sold to Findus Hammerfest, Hammerfest (Hammerfest Havfiske A/L, managers). Registered at Hammerfest as MASI (F-29-H).
Pre 1959: Sold to Hammerfest Havfiske A/L, Hammerfest (Leif Throne-Holst, manager).
1959: Lengthened to 153.8 feet 357g 125n.
1959: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
Pre 1966: Delete manager.
1970: Sold to Anda Brodrene A/S, Stavanger for breaking up.
31.3.1970: Breaking up commenced at Stavanger.

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S.T. Artois LR4049

S.T. Artois LR4049
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection

S.T. Braconvale FD80

S.T. Braconvale FD80
Picture courtesy of the JJ collection

S.T. Braconvale FD80 (As Masi)

S.T. Masi F29H
Picture courtesy of the JJ collection

S.T. Masi F29H

S.T. Masi F29H
Picture courtesy of Jonleif (TPF)

S.T. Masi F29H

S.T. Masi F29H
Picture courtesy of Frode

Changelog
14/01/2009: Page published. 8 updates since then.

S.T. River Doon GY424

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow, Andy Hall and Maggie Law Maritime Museum

Technical

Official Number: 127131
Yard Number: 436
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 198
Net Tonnage: 74
Length: 112.2 ft
Breadth: 22.9 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

19.9.1907: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.436) for The Loch Line Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen as LOCH DOON.
12.10.1907: Registered at Aberdeen (A161).
10.1907: Completed. Harry A. Holmes designated manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 73.97 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.271).
1918: Sold to The Montrose Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Montrose for the sum of £9,750. Charles F. Paton, Glasgow designated manager.
8.4.1918: Aberdeen registry closed.
10.4.1918: Registered at Montrose (ME248). Based Tyne.
10.1.1919: Ref. M. Branch Acquaint, Ser.No.198. to be returned to owner at Aberdeen.
14.1.1919: Amended by Ref. M. Branch Acquaint, Ser.No.206. to be returned to owner at Granton.
16.3.1920: Registered at Montrose as RIVER DOON (ME248).
26.8.1921: Extraordinary general meeting called for the purpose of considering resolutions for the voluntary winding-up of the company, and the selling, by the liquidators, of the business and property of the company to a new company proposed to be formed with a name nearly as may be the same as that of the present company. Further finance to be arranged. Vessels laid up.
9.1921: Some vessels returned to fishing. Harry A. Holmes, Aberdeen designated manager.
10.5.1922: Extraordinary general meeting of the Company has been called in Edinburgh to consider the voluntary winding-up of the Company as, in the words of the resolution submitted, it ” cannot, by reason of its liabilities, continue its business.”
10.5.1922: Company in voluntary liquidation; deficit about £100,000. Mr James Winning, chartered accountant, Glasgow appointed liquidator on advice of National Bank of Scotland Ltd, the largest secured creditor.
21.9.1922: Sold to William Brown (64/64), Granton. William Brown designated managing owner.
27.2.1923: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Royal Bank of Scotland Ltd, Edinburgh (A). 3.1931: Mortgage (A) discharged.
9.3.1931: Sold to Alexander Duthie, Alexander A. Davidson and William Ward Jnr (64/64 joint owners), Aberdeen. Alexander A. Davidson designated managing owner.
9.3.1931: Montrose registry closed.
12.3.1931: Registered at Aberdeen (A152).
1940: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd (64/64), London. William A. Bennett designated manager.
1940: Directed to Fleetwood under wartime controls.
8.10.1941: Sold to Aldred Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. Harry Markham Cook, Louth designated manager.
1942: Registered office transferred to Fleetwood.
18.6.1943: Typical wartime landing. 288 kits – hake-88, cod/codling-64, ling/coley-93, roker-43.
3.1944: Returned to Grimsby.
26.3.1945: Sold to Arthur Gladstone Hamer (64/64), Grimsby. Arthur Gladstone Hamer designated managing owner.
29.11.1946: Aberdeen registry closed.
4.12.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY424).
1946: Fishing out of Fleetwood.
3.2.1948: Sold to St. Annes Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea.
9.2.1948: Arthur Gladstone Hamer, Grimsby appointed manager.
11.1948: Company placed in Members’ Voluntary Winding Up. William Earl, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea appointed Liquidator.
24.11.1948: Sold to Joseph Parker (64/64), Grimsby.
26.11.1948: Joseph Parker designated managing owner.
23.3.1949: Sold to Grange Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
28.3.1949: Herbert Schofield appointed manager.
20.10.1949: St. Annes Trawling Co Ltd wound up.
2.1950: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Preston.
8.8.1950: Grimsby registry closed “Ship broken up”.

Changelog
04/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
07/10/2015: Information updated.
20/04/2018: Information updated.

S.T. Fintray GY408

Additional information courtesy of Douglas Paterson

Technical

Official Number: 123358
Yard Number: 404
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 195
Net Tonnage: 52
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

24.5.1906: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.404) for The North Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen as NORTH QUEEN.
4.7.1906: Registered at Aberdeen (A78).
7.1906: Completed (John A. Harrow, manager).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 74.90 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as an armed trawler (1-3pdr, 1-2pdr) (Ad.No.681).
30.12.1914: Sold to Edward Walker, Newhaven (managing owner). Based Dover.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Old Dock, Leith.
1920: Sold to Walker’s Trawlers (Newhaven) Ltd, Newhaven, Edinburgh (Edward Walker, Leith, manager).
6.5.1920: Aberdeen registry closed.
8.5.1920: Registered at Granton (GN51).
19.4.1922: Sold to Edward Walker, Leith (managing owner).
1926: Off Aberdeen, in collision with CRAMOND ISLAND (LH114). Put into Aberdeen for docking and repair to bow plating.
1930: Sold to George Brown, Leith (managing owner).
1932: Sold to Mrs Christina W. Brown, Leith (George Brown, manager).
2.1933: Homeward from Icelandic grounds, stranded at Whitelink Bay, near Cairnbulg, Aberdeenshire; ten crew rescued by lifesaving apparatus.
9.1933: Refloated and sold by underwriters to Fraserburgh Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Fraserburgh.
1933: Granton registry closed.
1934: Sold to Alexander A. Davidson, Aberdeen (managing owner).
8.10.1934: Certificate of seaworthiness issued.
9.11.1934: Registered at Aberdeen as FINTRAY (A135) (BoT Minute M/R.G.1394/1934 dated 24.9.1934).
20.2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol vessel (Hire rate £48.15.0d/month).
4.1942: Fitted out as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.253).
16.9.1942: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London. William Alfred Bennett appointed manager.
8.1.1945: Returned to owner.
25.11.1946: Aberdeen registry closed.
29.11.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY408).
3.8.1948: Sold to Harry Markham Cook (64/64), Louth.
4.8.1945: Harry Markham Cook appointed manager.
24.11.1948: Sold to Joseph Parker (64/64), Grimsby.
26.11.1948: Joseph Parker designated managing owner.
23.3.1949: Sold to Grange Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
28.3.1949: Herbert Schofield appointed manager.
8.3.1952: Last landing at Fleetwood. Laid up.
7.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
10.7.1952: Arrived Preston.
2.12.1952: Grimsby registry closed “Vessel being broken up”.

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S.T. Fintray GY408

S.T. North Queen GN51
Stranded at Whitelink Bay
Picture from the Internet

HMT Fintray

HMT Fintray
Picture reproduced under IWM Non-Commercial Licence

Changelog
20/12/2008: Page published. 4 updates since then.
29/11/2015: Picture added.
01/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
26/08/2020: Updated history.