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S.T. Fly FD166

Additional information courtesy of Colin Reed


Official Number: 95843
Yard Number: 36
Completed: 1890
Gross Tonnage: 158
Net Tonnage: 59
Length: 101.4 ft
Breadth: 20.6 ft
Depth: 11 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley


3.7.1890: Launched by Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley (Yd.No.36) for British Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as FLY.
21.8.1890: Completed.
30.8.1890: Registered at Hull (H104). William Lawson Robbins designated manager.
2.11.1912: Sold to James Alexander Robertson, Fleetwood.
10.11.1912: Arrived Fleetwood.
15.11.1912: Hull registry closed.
16.11.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD166).
7.12.1912: Sold to The Active Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. James A. Robertson designated manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 60.23 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
21.12.1917: Off Maughold Head, Isle of Man came upon an open boat with six men alive, but in poor condition and one dead, crew of the Point of Ayr Collieries steamer CLWYD (289grt/1909). Vessel had foundered two days previously twelve miles N of the Skerries after being in collision with the steamer PARAGON (408grt/89) while on passage Dublin-Point of Ayr, light. Landed survivors at Douglas.
1919: Released.
17.2.1920: Sold to Sidney Morris Cannon, Aberdeen.
20.2.1920: Fleetwood registry closed.
25.2.1920: Registered at Aberdeen (A284). Horace E. Stroud designated manager.
1924: Sold for breaking up.
26.9.1924: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up.”


20/12/2008:Page published. 2 updates since then.
09/06/2018: Updated information.
11/09/2020: Updated history.