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S.T. Lena Melling (2) FD417

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and Maggie Law Maritime Museum

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4299
Official Number: 144161
Yard Number: 415
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 290
Net Tonnage: 127
Length: 125.5 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley

History

1.5.1919: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.415)(“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as JOSHUA ARABIN (Ad.No.4299).
26.8.1919: The Admiralty (Director of Contracts) letter giving Charles F. Paton, Glasgow the option to purchase twelve steam trawlers at a price of £182,000.
9.10.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
21.10.1919: Option transferred by Charles F Paton to The Montrose Fishing Co Ltd.
1919: Sold to The Montrose Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Montrose. Charles F. Paton, Glasgow designated manager.
26.12.1919: Registered at Montrose (Part I & IV) as JOSHUA ARABIN O.N.144161 (ME67).
23.3.1920: Registered at Montrose as RIVER FORTH (ME67).
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.
5.10.1922: Sold by the liquidator to Melling Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. Henry Melling, Preston appointed manager.
30.10.1922: Montrose registry closed.
1.11.1922: Registered at Fleetwood (FD417).
18.11.1922: Registered at Fleetwood as LENA MELLING (FD417).
13.1.1925: Assisted Liverpool steamer AQUILLA (450grt/1907) in Ramsey Bay flooded and without steam. Towed to safety.
1931: Sold to William C. Farrow (64/64), Hull.
12.1931: Sold to Farrow’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull. William C. Farrow & George Altoft designated joint managers.
17.12.1931: Fleetwood registry closed.
21.12.1931: Registered at Hull (H395).
18.1.1932: Registered at Hull as De La POLE (H395).
23.8.1933: Sold to Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull. Archibald Hudson, Hessle designated manager.
19.10.1933: In strong SSE wind disabled with fouled propeller. Trawler ALMANDINE (H415) connected and delivered Hull.
12.11.1935: Sold to Harry Eastoe Rees (64/64), Milford Haven. Harry Eastoe Rees designated managing owner.
15.11.1935: Hull registry closed.
9.12.1935: Registered at Milford (M195).
1.9.1939: Sold to Henrikson & Co Ltd (64/64), Hull. Olaf Henrikson designated manager.
10.11.1939: Milford registry closed.
13.11.1939: Registered at Hull (H234).
27.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service and as an anti submarine trawler (P.No. 4.129).
28.5.1940: Hire rate £90.12.6d/month.
6.1941: Fitted out as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.558).
13.2.1944: Sold to The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
12.1945: Hull registry closed.
13.12.1945: Registered at Fleetwood (FD144).
19.12.1945: Returned to owners after being re-classed at Liverpool.
7.7.1952: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. Fred Parkes, Blackpool designated manager.
24.1.1953: Landed and laid up.
1955: Company re-styled Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood. Fred Parkes, Blackpool appointed manager.
11.1956: Transferred to Milford (W. H. Kerr (Ship Chandlers) Ltd, Milford Haven, managing agents).
4.6.1957: Last landing at Milford.
1957: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward, Sheffield for breaking up.
2.7.1957: Arrived Castle Pill, Milford Haven.
29.7.1957: Fleetwood registry closed.
16.11.1957: Breaking completed.

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S.T. Lena Melling FD417

S.T. Lena Melling FD417

S.T. Lena Melling FD144

S.T. Lena Melling FD144
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S.T. De La Pole FD144

S.T. De La Pole FD144
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Changelog
22/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
20/07/2015: Picture added.
07/10/2015: Information updated.
20/04/2017: Removed disputed image and added another.
08/01/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
20/04/2018: Updated information.

S.T. Annie Melling (1) PN61

Technical

Official Number: 114913
Yard Number: 785
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 221
Net Tonnage: 85
Length: 117.6 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields

History

8.2.1906: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.785) for Henry Melling, Preston (managing owner) as ANNIE MELLING.
3.1906: Completed. Registered at Preston (PN61).
1907: Owners became The Melling Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Henry Melling, Preston, manager).
4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1- 6pdr) (Ad.No.1593).
12.1918: Returned to owner at Fleetwood (Melling Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Henry Melling, Preston, manager)).
1921: Sold to Thomas F. Kelsall, Fleetwood (managing owner).
11.8.1922: Lost after collision off Tobermory.

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S.T. Annie Melling PN61

S.T. Annie Melling PN61
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Changelog

21/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
29/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.

S.T. Louise SA50

Technical

Official Number: 124720
Yard Number: 353
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 270
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 125.7 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Built: Smiths Dock Co. Ltd, North Shields, 1907
Engine: T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields

History

23.7.1907: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.353) for Crawford Heron, Swansea as the LOUISE.
8.1907: Completed. Registered at Swansea (SA50).
3.9.1907: Registered owners, Mrs Marion L. Ryde, Godalming & Colonel Arthur T. Sloggett, Paignton (Crawford Heron, Swansea, manager).
13.3.1913: Sold to George H. D. Birt, Milford Haven (managing owner).
4.6.1913: Mortgaged to Henry H. Hextall. Eastbourne (A).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service.
6.1.1915: Commissioned (Ad.No.144).
22.1.1915: Arrived Devonport. Fitted out as a minesweeper (1-6pdr). Fitted as Leader. Admiralty Number became (Ad.No.965).
16.5.1917: Mortgage (A) discharged.
25.5.1917: Sold to Taylor & Tomlinson Ltd, Fleetwood (Ernest Taylor, manager).
25.5.1917: Mortgaged to The London Joint City & Midland Bank, London (B).
31.3.1919: Swansea registry closed.
1.4.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD120). Based Granton.
1920: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1920: Mortgage (B) discharged.
1920: Sold to M.J. vander Eb & Dresselhuys, Scheepvaart Maats, Rotterdam (J. Nierinck, Ostend, manager).
3.2.1920: Fleetwood registry closed.
2.1920: Registered at Ostend as BARON L DONNY (O203).
5.10.1922: Sold to Jules H. Nierinck, Blackpool (managing owner).
5.10.1922: Registered at Fleetwood as ALEC NIERINCK (FD414).
1925: Sold to Melling Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Henry Melling, manager).
15.9.1925: Registered at Fleetwood as TOM MELLING (FD414).
1930: Delete manager.
1932: Sold to Alexander Keay, Fleetwood (managing owner).
19.1.1932: Registered at Fleetwood as BAHAMA (FD414).
31.1.1941: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager) for £7500.
4.5.1942: Sold to The Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (H. G. Crampin, manager) for £8600 (Fleetwood based).
3.1945: Sold to Pettit & Youds Ltd (Frank L. Youds, manager), Milford Haven.
11.10.1945: Outside the dock at Milford waiting to proceed to sea, Jack Lyons, fireman fell overboard and drowned.
7.11.1945: On a trip to SW of Ireland grounds (Sk. Cherrington). In bad weather stranded on rocks off Berehaven Island. Refloated on next tide with little damage. Returned to Milford.
16.4.1949: Outward for fishing grounds (Sk W. Reynolds), in thick fog off St. Ann’s Head in collision with steam trawler P & Y (M1). Returned to Milford for repairs.
19.4.1949: Sailed on completion of repairs.
22.8.1956: At Milford Sessions, Sk. Victor Thomas was charged with failing to ‘return to the sea’ 26 stone of undersized haddocks. He was fined £5 and ordered to pay 1gn costs.
24.7.1956: Sold to Brugse Scheepsloperij (Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges) for breaking up.
17.8.1956: Delivered Bruges.

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S.T. Bahama FD414

S.T. Bahama FD414
Picture Courtesy of David Slinger

S.T. Bahama FD414

S.T. Bahama FD414
Picture Courtesy of David Slinger

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19/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
10/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

S.T. Harry Melling FD397

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4219
Official Number: 144512
Yard Number: 204
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 275
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 125.3 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: 87hp T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough
Built: C. Rennoldson & Co, South Shields

History

29.5.1919: Launched by C. Rennoldson & Co, South Shields (Yd.No.204)(“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as JOHN LEWIS.
11.1919: Completed. Laid up.
1.1920: Renamed JOHN EVANS.
30.3.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
20.4.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO348).
11.1921: Sold to Melling Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Henry Melling, manager).
26.11.1921: London registry closed.
29.11.1921: Registered at Fleetwood (FD397).
24.12.1921: Registered at Fleetwood as HARRY MELLING (FD397).
18/19.2.1929: Stood by KUMU (FD176) stranded in North Bay, St. Kilda. Connected and attempted to tow clear but unsuccessful and vessel sank in about 20fms, 42 hours after striking the rocks. Twelve crew taken off along with over £200 of fishing gear and crew returned to Fleetwood.
9.10.1931: Sold to William Melling, Penwortham & Joseph Melling, Preston.
24.8.1932: Sold to Mellings Ltd, Fleetwood (William Melling, Penwortham, manager).
30.7.1935: Sold to Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Edward D. W. Lawford, manager).
4.10.1935: Fleetwood registry closed.
9.10.1935: Registered at London (LO55).
8.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examination service, later fitted out on the Tyne as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.538) (Hire rate £89.7.6d/month).
7.1945: Returned and re-classed at Port Glasgow.
1945: Sold to Messrs Yolland & Llewellin, Milford Haven. Fishing from Fleetwood.
1.1.1946: Messrs Yolland & Llewellin partnership dissolved.
9.1.1946: Sold to J. C. Llewellin (Trawlers) Ltd, Milford Haven (John C. Llewellin, manager).
1948: Sold to Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, London (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, managers).
1951: The Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, London & Fleetwood appointed managers.
1955: Sold to Belgian shipbreakers for breaking up.
3.11.1955: Sailed Fleetwood for Ghent.

(John Lewis, OS (prest), age 29, b. Baltimore, America – VICTORY (SB272))

Note STATEMENT BY THE MASTER OF THE STEAM TRAWLER “THOMAS LEEDS”, March 12 th, 1930.
Whilst the trawler “THOMAS LEEDS” of which I am Skipper was fishing at the St. Kilda fishing grounds, in a position approximately forty five miles West by South of St. Kilda, and towing on a South South West course, the steam trawler “HARRY MELLING” of the port of Fleetwood, towing in a South South East direction passed astern of the “THOMAS LEEDS” fouling her fishing gear. While the two ships were heaving in their trawl warps in the process of clearing fishing gear, the steam trawler “PHRONTIS” from Fleetwood, FD142, apparently not knowing that the two ships’ fishing gear were foul, towed between the “THOMAS LEEDS” and “HARRY MELLING” and by doing so caused the three ships’ fishing gear to be fouled.
The “HARRY MELLING” was the first ship to heave the three ships’ gears up alongside his starboard side and he was plainly seen by myself and my crew to use a hatchet and deliberately chop the fishing gear of the “THOMAS LEEDS” away, causing one trawling board, one hundred fathoms of trawl warp, one set of bridles and full trawl to be lost.
The fouling of the gear was caused by the bad judgment on the part of the Skipper of the “HARRY MELLING”.
( Sgnd) Harry Gue, Skipper of the S/T “Thomas Leeds”.
Note (John Lewis, OS (prest), age 29, b. Baltimore, America – VICTORY (SB272))

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S.T. Harry Melling FD397

S.T. Harry Melling LO55
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S.T. Harry Melling FD397

S.T. Harry Melling LO55
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S.T. Harry Melling FD397

S.T. Harry Melling FD397
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Harry and Lizzie Melling

Harry and Lizzie Melling
Picture courtesy of The Osta Collection

Changelog
18/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.

S.T. Nellie Melling FD25

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4415
Official Number: 143889
Yard Number: 642
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 87
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by James Abernethy & Co, Aberdeen (built 1917)
Boiler: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

9.9.1918: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd. No.642)(“Strath” class) for Admiralty as THOMAS BURNHAM (Ad.No.4415).
29.9.1918: Completed (1-12pdr).
1919: Registered by The Admiralty in the Registry of British Ships at London (O.N.143889).
24.8.1920: Registered by The Admiralty as a fishing vessel at London (LO446).
11.1921: Sold to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. John Denton Marsden appointed manager.
28.11.1921: London registry closed.
7.12.1921: Registered at Grimsby (GY1325).
13.2.1922: Registered at Grimsby as FLORIBELLE (GY1325) (BoT Minute M/R.G.36930 dated 20.1.1922)
15.11.1923: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
27.11.1923: Mortgagee restyled Midland Bank Ltd, London.
4.3.1924: John D. Marsden knighted.
29.6.1927: Owners re-styled Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby (Sir John D. Marsden, Bart, manager).
24.7.1928: Mortgage (A) discharged.
25.7.1928: Sold to Archibald Glen Brown (64/64), Granton.
26.7.1928: Grimsby registry closed.
26.7.1928: Registered at Granton (GN80).
26.7.1928: Archibald Glen Brown designated managing owner.
1932: Sold to Alexander W. Gardner, North Shields (managing owner).
1933: Registered at North Shields as COPIEUX (GN80).
1933: Granton registry closed.
21.4.1933: Registered at North Shields (SN157).
3.1938: Sold to George Cormack, Aberdeen (managing owner).
25.2.1938: North Shields registry closed.
28.2.1938: Registered at Aberdeen (A465).
27.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service designated as a minesweeper (Hire rate £60.18.0d/month).
3.2.1940: Returned to owner.
10.1942: Sold to Milford Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Milford Haven (James C. Ward, manager).
5.10.1942: Aberdeen registry closed.
12.10.1942: Registered at Milford (M183).
6.1945: Sold to The River Ness Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (George Craig, manager) for £12,500.
2.9.1945: Milford registry closed.
4.10.1945: Registered at Aberdeen (A599).
13.5.1949: Sold to Mellings Ltd, Fleetwood (W. Melling, manager).
17.5.1949: Aberdeen registry closed.
18.5.1949: Registered at Fleetwood (FD25).
7.7.1949: First landing at Fleetwood, 177 boxes, £718 gross.
7.1949: Registered at Fleetwood as NELLIE MELLING (FD25).
20.7.1949: First landing, 276 boxes, £1056 gross.
1.2.1954: Fishing off Isle of Man (Sk. Harry Buckley). On hauling found body in trawl. Skipper ordered body to be put back in water. (Body believed to be one of seven airman from RAF B29 Washington aircraft missing in area,
5.1.1954. 3.1955: Sold to Alexander Hay & John Main, Aberdeen (Alexander Hay managing owner).
25.3.1955: Fleetwood registry closed.
26.5.1955: Registered at Aberdeen (A17).
5.7.1955: Registered at Aberdeen as GIRDLENESS (A17) (MoT& C.A. Minute R.S.S.8/1/0494 dated 18 6.1955).
4.7.1957: Stranded near Cantick Head; Longhope lifeboat stood by.
7.7.1957: Refloated after jettisoning most of her bunkers. Returned to Aberdeen but declared CTL.
8.1957: Sold BISCO and allocated to G. & W. Brunton, Grangemouth for breaking up.
11.9.1957: Arrived Grangemouth under tow from Aberdeen.
25.9.1957: Delivered.
3.12.1957: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up at Grangemouth.”

(Thomas Burnham, AB (volunteer), age 30, b. Fareham. Hampshire – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB400))

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S.T. Girdle Ness A17

S.T. Girdle Ness A17
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Changelog
29/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
09/11/2011: Removed FMHT watermarks from image.