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S.T. Germanic FD185


Official Number: 99553
Yard Number: 469
Completed: 1891
Gross Tonnage: 14.53
Net Tonnage: 30.06
Length: 105.4 ft
Breadth: 20.6 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Built: Hepple & Co, North Shields
Engine: 360ihp T.3-cyl by Hepple & Co, North Shields
Boiler: J. T. Eltringham & Co, South Shields


15.10.1891: Launched by Hepple & Co, North Shields (Yd.No.469) for John Kelsall (64/64), Prestwich. Manchester as GERMANIC.
12.1891: Completed. Edmund Kelsall, Hull designated manager.
2.1.1892: Registered at Hull (H184).
1895: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood.
1896: Sk. William Gilmour convicted on charges of fishing in the Minches with beam trawl.
12.12.1896: Kelsall Brother & Beeching formed.
30.8.1897: Transferred to Kelsall Brothers & Beeching Ltd (64/64), Manchester. John E. A. Kelsall & George Beeching, Fleetwood drsgnated managers.
4.9.1897: Registered at Fleetwood (FD185).
8.6.1898: Foundered after sustaining damage in collision with steam trawler TEAL (FD166).
15.6.1898: Fleetwood registry closed “ Vessel a total loss through collision with ST. “Teal” of Fleetwood on 8th June 1898”.
15.6.1898: Fleetwood registry closed.

21/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
05/11/2020: Updated history.