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S.T. Port Jackson FD6

Technical

Official Number: 114303
Yard Number: 250
Completed:
Gross Tonnage: 197
Net Tonnage: 49
Length: 115.7 ft
Breadth: 21.8 ft
Depth: 11.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Boiler: James Abernathy & Co, Aberdeen
Built: J. Duthie, Sons & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

12.3.1904: Launched by J. Duthie, Sons & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.250) for John Millington Jackson, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea (18/64); John Liver, Fairhaven (11/64); Sarah Jane Astley, Blackpool (11/64); Horace Bourne, Adlington, Chorley (8/64); Isaac Miller, Knott End (7/64); Walter Smith, Blackpool (6/64); Samuel Knapman, Fleetwood (20/64) and William Henry Gilmour, Fleetwood (1/64), as PORT JACKSON.
3.1904: Completed.
13.4.1904: Registered at Fleetwood (FD6), Thomas F. Kelsall appointed manager.
21.2.1905: One share (W. H. Gilmour) sold to John M. Jackson, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea.
6.3.1906: One share (J.M. Jackson) sold to Walter Henry Dickenson, Fleetwood.
11.11.1907: Horace Bourne residing at Poulton-le-Fylde.
24.2.1908: One share (W. H. Dickenson) sold to Claude Alexander Smythe, Fleetwood.
15.9.1908: Horace Bourne died.
13.10.1908: Probate. Eight shares to Eleanor Bourne, Poulton-le-Fylde & William Haden Arthur Richardson, Wordsley, Staffs. Joint owners.
12.12.1908: Eleanor Bourne change of Poulton-le-Flyde address.
23.12.1910: Eight shares (E. Bourne & W. H. A. Richardson) sold to Thomas F. Kelsall, Fleetwood.
1911: Thomas Kelsall appointed managing owner.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 76.03 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
2.3.1917: At Fleetwood. Fitted with 6-pdr Hotchkiss H.A. Mk IV gun (No.3111); compliment increased by two gunners.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
22.12.1917: At Fleetwood. Fitted with Hotchkiss 12pdr gun (No.8683).
1919: Released.
12.2.1927: In dense fog struck quayside at Fleetwood while manoeuvring, causing minor damage.
10.8.1931: Arrested by HMS SPEY for alleged illegal fishing in the Firth of Clyde.
11.8.1931: At Campbeltown Sheriff Court, Sk. Henry Stirzaker Dutton pleaded guilty. A fine of £100 was imposed but Sk. Dutton could not pay and was sent to prison for 60 days; nets in use at the time of arrest were forfeited.
11.1934: Sold to Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen Thomas Walker, manager).
17.11.1934: Fleetwood registry closed.
20.11.1934: Registered at Aberdeen (A222).
8.1935: On a four day trip out of Aberdeen on local grounds (Sk. Sam Bavidge Jnr).
23.8.1935: Shifting grounds in dense fog, stranded on submerged reef off Scotstoun Head, north of Peterhead; five crew members taken off by Peterhead lifeboat. Sk. Bavidge and three crew decided to stand by the trawler in the ship’s boat but when only the funnel was visible lifeboat returned and brought them in to Peterhead. Declared CTL.
4.9.1935: Aberdeen registry closed “ Total loss 23.8.35”.

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S.T. Port Jackson FD6

S.T. Port Jackson FD6
Picture courtesy of John Stevenson

S.T. Port Jackson FD6

S.T. Port Jackson FD6
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 4 revisions since then.
29/10/2014: Picture added.
19/05/2017: Removed FMHT watermark.

S.T. Elise FD164

Additional information courtesy of Ron Young (Shipwrecks of the North East Coast) and the late Bill Butland

Technical

Official Number: 124697
Yard Number: 272
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 239
Net Tonnage: 72
Length: 126.5 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: 68HP T.3-cyl by W V Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Boiler: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne
Built: J Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co Aberdeen

History

9.11.1907: Launched by John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.272) for John Millington Jackson, St. Annes-on-the-Sea & Walter Henry Dickenson, Fleetwood (64/64 joint owners) as ELISE.
23.12.1907: Registered at Fleetwood (FD164), Walter Henry Dickenson managing owner.
23.12.1907: Mortgaged to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
12.1907: Completed.
30.4.1909: Mortgage (A) discharged.
31.5.1909: Sold to John Millington Jackson, St. Annes-on-the-Sea.
2.6.1909: Mortgaged to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (B).
3.6.1907: Thomas F. Kelsall, appointed manager.
31.5.1912: Mortgaged to William Deacons Bank Ltd, London (C).
3.6.1912: Mortgage (B) discharged.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 98.73 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
14.2.1914: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (James H. Marr, manager).
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.1622).
11.11.1916: James A. Robertson appointed manager.
16.10.1917: In the afternoon, left Marsten, Norway escorting a west bound coal convoy to Lerwick, with destroyer MARY ROSE (P.No.J360) (Lt Cdr Fox RN convoy commander) and later joined by destroyer STRONGBOW (P.No.G44) (Lt Cdr Edward Brooke RN), armed trawler P. FANNON (Ad.No.1816) (A349) and twelve merchant ships, two British, one Belgian, one Danish, five Norwegians and three Swedish.
17.10.1917: In early morning when some 65 miles east of Lerwick met up with German minelaying light cruisers SMS BRUMMER and SMS BREMSE disguised as RN warships. In poor visibility, STRONGBOW at rear of convoy sighted and challenged the cruisers several times before realising that they were German and going to action stations. BRUMMER opened fire and STRONGBOW was hit and main steam pipe fractured, immobilised she was hit again and at 7.30am. the order to abandon ship was given and destroyer foundered at 9.30am. The convoy was attacked again and nine Scandinavian vessels sunk. ELISE engaged enemy with 6pdr whilst manoeuvring to pick up SRONGBOW survivors which including the wounded Lt Cdr Brooke, but forced to withdraw out of range when shelled by both cruisers. In the meantime MARY ROSE having gone ahead to meet the east bound convoy turned back to engage and when some 2,00yds from the cruisers the German gunners got the range and she was hit and heavily damaged. Abandoned and foundered quickly with heavy loss of life. Cruised for four hours looking for survivors and picked up a further twenty-nine Norwegians and Danes and brought into harbour. Only three steamers, two British and one Belgian, escorted by the P. FANNON survived. MARY ROSE survivors in a raft with Sub Lieut. Freeman managed to reach the the Norwegian coast near Bergen.
22.9.1918: On patrol NE Coast, ‘…blown up 2 miles North east Saint Mary’s Lighthouse at 1722’. ‘… presumed torpedoed. No survivors one body found’. ‘Approx position 55.6.30N 1.26W’. (Possible. Struck mine laid by enemy submarine 2 miles off St. Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay. Sank immediately. OR torpedoed by U-boat as above (not authenticated, no claims made).
22.9.1918: Ceased to be on Admiralty Charter.
9.10.1918: Fleetwood registry closed.

(Lost – Ty/Skipper Henry James RNR; Charles W. Clarke, 2nd Hand; James Low & Harry Painter, Enginemen; Septimus Bagshaw, Ldg Deckhand; William Smith, AB; Cecil R. Sharman, Seaman; Frederick Barnes, James W. Burnett, William Hearing, Stephen Sheriff & William Simpson, Deckhands; David Armitage & Myles Fitzpatrick, Trimmers.)

Notes: Today, the wreck lies on hard sand and stone at a depth of 24m. The engine room has collapsed in on itself although the bow section is still intact, minus its gun. The winch lies some 50m away and there is wreckage scattered around.

Changelog
19/12/2008: Page published. 4 revisions since then.
17/12/2014: Information updated.
23/06/2016: Information updated.