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S.T. Esher LO193

Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 136213
Yard Number: 591
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 235
Net Tonnage: 92
Length: 112 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesborough
Engine: 70bhp T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood Ltd, Glasgow
Boiler: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough

History

7.9.1914: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.591) for Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull as ESHER.
3.10.1914: Completed.
4.11.1914: Registered at Hull (H163). William R. Nowell designated manager.
20.4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an armed trawler (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.1754). Based Egypt.
7.3.1918: Sold to The Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Hull.
30.3.1918: Joseph Vivian designated manager.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull.
13.5.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London County Westminster & Parr’s Bank Ltd, London (A).
6.3.1923: Mortgagee re-styled as Westminster Bank Ltd, London.
22.10.1925: Robert Burton designated manager.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to William Augustus Hayward, Eastbourne.
14.10.1927: Mortgage (A) transferred to Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd, London.
16.9.1932: Charles Hugh Emerson designated manager.
10.1932: Mercantile Marine Finance Corporation Ltd in liquidation.
1.11.1932: Mortgage (A) transferred to Harold Frank Hayward, London; Maud Florence Katherine Rogers, Chelsea and Ernest Norton, London (Joint mortgagees).
1935: Insured value £2,800.
3.1936: Combined boxing and trawling fleet of Kelsall Bros. & Beeching Ltd and the Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd consisting of 59 vessels laid up at Hull (declining catches, coal bill and increased maintenance costs had made the venture uneconomical).
6.3.1936: At Extraordinary General Meeting at Hull, Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd placed in Creditors’ Voluntary Winding-up (Richard Field Helm of Messrs Hodgson Harris & Co, London appointed liquidators).
3.2.1937: Sold by order of the mortgagees under mortgage (A) to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London (Robert Scott Hewett & Harold Frank Hayward).
17.2.1937: Robert Scott Hewett designated manager.
17.2.1937: Hull registry closed.
19.2.1937: Registered at London (LO193).
6.3.1937: Arrived Fleetwood from Hull.
21.11.1939: About 2 miles off Tory Island, picked up twelve crew of steam trawler THOMAS HANKINS (LO372) sunk by U-boat (U.33) and landed them at Moville, Co. Donegal.
27.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Hire rate £62.13.4d/month).
6.2.1940: Returned to owner.
1.5.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 249 kits – hake-32, cod/codling-27, haddock-12, whiting-9, flats-15, ling/coley-58, roker-23, gurnard-15, dogs-58.
2.1952: Sold to Devotion Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
2.1952: London registry closed.
6.2.1952: Registered at Aberdeen (A700). Alexander Hay designated manager.
3.1957: Sold for breaking up at Antwerp.
21.3.1957: Aberdeen registry closed

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S.T. Esher LO193 at Hull

S.T. Esher LO193 at Hull
Picture courtesy of George & Eileen Blacker

S.T. Esher A700

S.T. Esher A700
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
23/01/2017: Removed disputed image.
17/07/2020: Updated information.

S.T. Tekoura FD12

Additional information courtesy of Chris Petherbridge Hull Trawler Website

Technical

Official Number: 161352
Yard Number: 1066
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 335
Net Tonnage: 142
Length: 135 ft
Breadth: 24.9 ft
Depth: 13.7 ft
Engine: 99hp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Son Ltd, Selby

History

(In 1935 the Hull trawler LEONIDAS (162186) (H267) was lengthened by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd. The work involved creating an improved hull form with new bow and stern sections. The design was successful, not only providing increased fish room capacity, but also, as was expected, reducing coal consumption and giving a slightly higher free running speed. Other owners stemmed vessels at Middlesbrough for similar work to be undertaken)

19.11.1929: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1066) for Brand & Curzon Ltd, Milford Haven as TEKOURA.
9.1.1930: Registered at London (LO14).
14.1.1930: Completed (Edward Brand & Charles Curzon, managers).
1.9.1937: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
1938: Completed lengthening by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough to 150.7 feet (including fitting new bow and stern sections). Re measured 368g 142n.
31.1.1938: On return to Fleetwood Sk. John Wilson of the CALDEW (FD347) said that while off Eagle Island he had heard Sk. Anderson of the BOSTONIAN (FD41) calling the Boston control ship TEKOURA on Friday 21st. He tried to call BOSTONIAN but no reply. In severe weather conditions, BOSTONIAN was lost south of Barra with all hands.
25.7.1939: Insured value £16,500.
4.10.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (1-4”, 1-20mm HA, Depth Charge Thrower & Rails) (P.No.FY.247)(Hire rate £191.4.7d/month). Based Spa Flow.
31.8.1943: Sold to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London & Fleetwood (R. S. Hewett & H. F. Hayward)(Robert S. Hewett, manager).
4.1945: Paid off to reserve.
18.4.1946: Returned to owner.
10.1948: Sold to Ocean Fisheries Ltd, Milford Haven (M. Laboa, manager) for £39000.
1949: Henry J. Horwood appointed manager.
1953: Ocean Fisheries Ltd in liquidation.
10.1953: Laid up at Milford.
25.2.1954: Sale to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Alfred J. Marr, manager) for £5000 announced.
27.2.1954: Sailed Milford for Fleetwood. London registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD12).
3.1954: Docked at Birkenhead for survey including boiler and steam pipes.
30.3.1954: First landing at Fleetwood, 370 boxes grossed £2,265.
14.7.1954: Last landing at Fleetwood, 410 boxes grossed £1,351.
7.1954: Sold to Van den Bossche & Co, Boom for breaking up.
14.10.1954: Arrived Boom from Fleetwood. Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Tekoura FD12

S.T. Tekoura FD12

Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
12/11/2015: Information updated.

S.T. Spurnella H414

Technical

Official Number: 165651
Yard Number: 1025
Completed: February 25 1937
Gross Tonnage: 455
Net Tonnage: 166
Length: 175.5 ft
Breadth: 27.1 ft
Depth: 14.3 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Engine: 825ihp T.3-cyl by by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough

History

25.2.1937: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.1025) for Devon Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as WOLBOROUGH.
4.1937: Completed (Mark Hellyer, manager). Registered at Hull (H414).
5.4.1937: Sailed Hull on first trip to Icelandic grounds (Sk. F. Whitley).
26.4.1937: At Hull landed 2314 kits grossed £1007.
11.1.1938: Stranded at Landöen, Batalden Island outside Florö on west coast of Norway. Salvage steamer ACHILLES (217grt/1893) attended.
13.1.1938: Refloated and delivered Florö for survey.
4.1949: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
1939: Lengthened to 175.5 feet 459g 173n – 190.6 feet LOA.
6.6.1939: Insured value increased from £25,000 to £28,00 following lengthening of vessel.
23.7.1939: Responded to call for assistance from steam trawler GAUL (H292) which had been in collision with German steam trawler WESTERLAND of Wesermunde approximately 160 miles from Tees and leaking port side below the waterline. Pumps able to cope and escorted towards coast. At 11.30 pm. arrived river Tees.
25.7.1939: Insured value £28,700.
11.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. W. Salmon).
30.8.1939: At Hull landed 2,086 kits grossed £1,531.
1939: To requisitioning, at Hull landed from Iceland/Bear Island/Norway Coast (Sks. J. T. Whisley, A. Salmon, R. Turner) 172 days 14,485 kits £11,857 gross.
26.9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No. FY.233)(Hire rate £309.16.6d/month).
1.1942: Transferred to Mediterranean Command.
1942: Sold to Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
1944: Owners re-styled Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
4.1946: Registered at Hull as Lord Ancaster (H414).
8.1948: Sold to Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Registered at Hull as MARATH (H414).
1953: Made one trip to Greenland fishery.
1955: Sold to Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull (Ross Group). Registered at Hull as STELLA PEGASI (H414).
24.9.1955: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Marr, Hull, manager). Registered at Hull as SPURNELLA (H414).
22.7.1958: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip before sale (Sk. W. Beamish).
9.8.1958: At Hull landed 1,223 kits grossed £4,677.
14.8.1958: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
1.6.1959: Company taken over by J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
1.6.1959: Sold to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London & Fleetwood (R. S. Hewett & H. F. Hayward) (Robert S. Hewett, manager).
8.3.1960: Stranded outside dock when leaving Fleetwood for fishing grounds. Refloated without damage.
14.12.1962: Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
20.12.1962: Delivered Barrow-in-Furness from Fleetwood under own power.

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S.T. Marath H414

S.T. Marath H414
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

S.T. Lord Ancaster H414

S.T. Lord Ancaster H414
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

S.T. Spurnella H414

S.T. Spurnella H414
Picture courtesy of the Mark Stopper Collection

S.T. Spurnella H414

S.T. Spurnella H414
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S.T. Spurnella H414

S.T. Spurnella H414
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S.T. Spurnella H414

S.T. Spurnella H414
Picture courtesy of The Phillip Dell Collection

Changelog
16/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
23/04/201 Picture added.
10/06/2016: Information updated.
03/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
03/08/2019: Updated information and added an image.

S.T. St. Just LO434

Technical

Official Number: 162200
Yard Number: 552
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 377
Net Tonnage: 158
Length: 145 ft
Breadth: 24.6 ft
Depth: 13.2 ft
Engine: 96nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by C D Holmes
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Speed: 11.2 knots

History

(In 1935 the Hull trawler LEONIDAS (162186) (H267) was lengthened by Smiths Dock Co. Ltd. The work involved creating an improved hull form with new bow and stern sections. The design was successful, not only providing increased fish room capacity, but also, as was expected, reducing coal consumption and giving a slightly higher free running speed. Other owners stemmed vessels at Middlesbrough for similar work to be undertaken)

23.8.1930: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.552) for Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as St. JUST.
19.9.1930: Registered at Hull (H320).
23.9.1930: Completed. Charles F. Foster designated manager.
1932: William H. Paterson designated manager.
24.8.1934: The Supreme Court in Oslo, upheld the fine of 5,000kr for illegal fishing inside the four mile limit off the Norwegian coast.
1936: Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull and ships sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Basil A. Parkes, Thornton-le-Fylde designated manager.
29.8.1938: Completed lengthening by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough to 158.2 feet (including fitting new bow and stern sections). Re measured 394g 176n.
25.7.1939: Insured value £18,000.
14.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. A. Lewis).
30.8.1939: At Hull landed 993 kits grossed £808.
1939: To requisitioning, at Hull landed from Bear Island/Iceland/Norway Coast (Sks. T. Kane, H. Fletcher, Arthur Lewis), 219 days 15,255 kits £11,375 gross.
9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.673) (Hire rate £215.4.1d/month). Renamed FIREFLY. Based Leith.
3.2.1940: Sailed Leith to recover and de-activate loose British moored mines in Firth of Forth (Lieut. David B. Johnstone RNR). With a mine alongside attended by boat party, a passing destroyer set the boat in motion and one of the oars touched and detonated the mine. Thirteen crewmen* were killed including the CO and a similar number wounded. Badly damaged but remained afloat and taken in tow by HM Trawler WARDOUR (GY523) (P.No.FY581) for Leith. Repaired and returned to service. Based Yarmouth (Ty Sk. J. W. Gibbs RNR) with M/S Group 30.
15.9.1940: Based Sheerness with M/S Group 30.
1.1941: At Sheerness (Ty Sk. E. A. Runnquist RNR).
1943: Based Harwich with M/S Group 30.
31.8.1943: Sold to Heward Trawlers Ltd, London (R. S. Hewett & H. F. Hayward). Robert S. Hewett, London designated manager.
10.1945: Restored and surveyed at Port Glasgow and reverted to St. JUST (H320).
29.10.1945: Returned.
1946: Hull registry closed.
1946: Registered at London (LO434). Fishing out of Fleetwood.
15.8.1949: At anchor 3 miles off Fleetwood in Lune Deeps. Steam trawler TORONTO (LO196) (Sk. W. Randles) weighed and proceed but fouled anchor cable of St. JUST which wound itself round propeller. Cable fractured and proceeded to Wyre Dock.
1961: Sold to Haulbowline Industries Ltd, Passage West, Cork for breaking up.
27.2.1960: Sailed Fleetwood for Cork.
1.3.1961: Delivered Passage West.
1961: London registry closed.

Lost*: – Ty. Lt. David B Johnstone RNVR; Ty.S/Lt. Carl Dobson RNVR; Ty.S/Lt. Norman F. Peat RNVR; Ty.S/Lt. Geoffrey W. Vaughan RNVR; CPO Charles E. Baldwin; Benjamin R. Barker, Engineman; Henry E. Beavers, John R. Clay, Peter Reid, Alexander Stewart, James Stewart, Seamen; Walter E. Johnson, Seaman cook.
5.2.1940: Edward Barker, 2nd Hand, died of wounds.

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S.T. St. Just LO434

S.T. St. Just LO434
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S.T. St. Just LO434

S.T. St. Just LO434
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S.T. St Just LO434

S.T. St Just LO434
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S.T. St. Just LO434

S.T. St. Just LO434
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Changelog
14/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
16/02/2017: Removed disputed images.
17/08/2017: Added an image.
17/11/2018: Updated information.
13/12/2018: Added an image.

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117

Technical

Official Number 187405
Yard Number 913
Completed: 1956
Gross Tonnage 589
Length 166.7 ft
Breadth 29.3 ft
Depth: 14.5 ft
Engine: 925ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F
Built: Cook Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Speed 12.5 knots

History

Note: Fleetwood’s last steam trawler.

16.3.1956: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.913) for Heward Trawlers Ltd, London & Fleetwood (R. S. Hewett & H. F. Hayward) (R. S. Hewett, London, manager) as SAMUEL HEWETT (LO117).
28.5.1956: Completed.
16.5.1959: On Icelandic grounds(Sk. Victor Buschini). Attempt to board by Icelandic gunboat ODIN, who fired blanks at close range; deckhand William Brown of Fleetwood was struck on the head with wadding.
1968: High cost of oil fuel made vessel uneconomic.
1968: Sold to W. H. Arnott Young & Co Ltd, Dalmuir for breaking up.
21.10.1968: Delivered Clyde from Fleetwood in tow of CAMPAIGNER (248grt/1957-1065bhp).

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S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117
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S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117
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S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117
Picture courtesy of The Emiel Rycx Collection

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117
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S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117
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S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117
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S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117

S.T. Samuel Hewett LO117
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S.T. Samuel Hewitt LO117

S.T. Samuel Hewitt LO117
Picture courtesy of The J.A. Pottinger Collection

Changelog
13/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
30/09/2015: Picture added.
09/03/2017: Removed disputed image and added another one.
04/05/2018: Added an image.
28/08/2020: Added an image.