Technical

Official Number: 143806
Yard Number: 244
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 325
Net Tonnage: 150
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl Cooper & Greig Ltd, Dundee
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole

History

1919: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.244) (“Mersey “ class) for The Admiralty as JOHN COTTERELL (Ad.No.4463).
8.1919: Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull.
28.8.1919: Stage payment – £2,000.
16.9.1919: Stage payment £4,000.
1.11.1919: Stage payment – £2,000.
1.11.1919: Completed electrical installation by Humber Electrical Co Ltd. Hull (£405 plus cost of drilling).
11.1919: Completed as a fishing trawler (Harold Hall, manager). Total cost with wood laid decks, accommodation alterations (£1,378) – £9,378.
12.11.1919: Registered at London as St. ENDELLION (LO115).
18.11.1927: Sold to Henry Croft Baker, Grimsby.
26.5.1928: Sold to H. Croft Baker & Sons Ltd (H. Croft Baker, manager).
26.4.1930: Sold to Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Cleethorpes (H. Croft Baker, manager).
12.1.1934: Homeward from fishing grounds stranded south of Kopervik, Norway. Fore part on rocks, making water in engine room and accommodation aft. Salvage vessel alongside.
14.1.1934: Crew except Skipper and Ch. Eng. taken onboard SEA KING (GY1251).
17.1.1934: Refloated by salvage vessel and placed alongside at Kopervik. Diver survey revealed extensive bottom damage.
20.1.1934: Arrived Haugesund in tow of salvage vessel for docking.
1.1934: Temporary repairs to enable single voyage to the Humber for permanent repair.
7.1934: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
25.7.1934: Registered at London as BARBARA ROSE (LO115).
1937: Sold to Towarzystwo Dalekomorskich Polowow “Pomorze” Sp.z.o.o., Gdynia.
5.8.1937: London registry closed. Registered at Gdynia as BARBARA (GDY95).
11.1939: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
3.11.1939: Registered at Fleetwood as BLIGHTY (FD68).
2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No. FY.505) (Hire rate £101.11.3d/month).
31.5.1943: Sold to Mrs Winzenty Bartosiak, Gdynia, Poland.
25.5.1943: Transferred to Polish Navy. Renamed PODOLE.
1.6.1943: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.1943: Registered at Gdynia (GDY312).
5.1944: Re-classed at Fleetwood.
6.1944: Returned to owner.
16.6.1944: First landing at Fleetwood (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, managers).
1946: Sold to P/F Sandavags Trolarafelag, Sandevaag, Faroe Islands. Registered at Sandevaag as TORKIL ONUNDARSON (VA171).
11.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to G. & W. Brunton, Grangemouth for breaking up.

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HMT Blighty

HMT Blighty
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S.T. Podole GDY9

S.T. Podole GDY9
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Technical

Official Number: 138286
Yard Number: 647
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 326
Net Tonnage: 134
Length: 138.7 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Son Ltd, Selby

History

11.10.1916: Launched by Cochrane & Son Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.647) (Prototype “Mersey” class vessel) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as LORD MERSEY.
15.2.1916: Registered at Hull (H427).
2.1916: Completed.
4.1916: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.1991). Based Kirkwall.
27.11.1917: At Aberdeen fitted with hydrophones.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull.
27.4.1928: Sold to Malcolm S. McFarlane, London & John A. Spilman, Hull.
13.7.1928: Sold to Alan Spilman Ltd, London (A. Spilman, Hull, manager).
29.8.1928: Registered at Hull as CASTLETHORPE (H427).
19.5.1933: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey E. Marr, Cleveleys, manager) for £4100.
14.6.1933: Hull registry closed.
16.6.1933: Registered at Fleetwood (FD188).
14.12.1933: Registered at Fleetwood as ARLITA (FD188) (BoT Minute M/RG.1378).
20.8.1934: Transferred to Hull, crewed and operated by The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull on the company acquisition (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Cleveleys, manager).
11.6.1935: Transferred to Fleetwood.
9.1939: On a trip to St. Kilda grounds (Sk. Ernest Christie); twelve crew.
18. 9.1939: Trawling 22 miles WNW of St. Kilda. At 18.48 hrs stopped by U-boat (U.35) in position 58.09N 09.17W. Advised to follow the submarine in the direction of smoke from two other trawlers. Seized along with LORD MINTO (FD51) and NANCY HAGUe (FD133). As boats not considered safe for crew, transferred to NANCY HAGUE. Sunk by gunfire in position 57.51N 09.28W. Also sunk by gunfire, LORD MINTO (FD51). NANCY HAGUE (FD133) returned to Fleetwood.
19. 27.9.1939: Fleetwood registry closed.
20.
(Crew (all Fleetwood unless stated) – Sk. Ernest Christie; James Mayson, Mate; W. Sloane, Thornton, Bosun; Peter Croft, Ch.Eng; A. Nyquist, 2nd Eng; Thomas Christy; J. Astles; H. Ramshaw, Thornton; W. Lee, deckhands; C. Bird, Hoylake, half deckhand; F. Woolfenden & H. Dearden, firemen; L. Cashmere, cook.)

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S.T. Arlita FD188

S.T. Arlita FD188

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Technical

Admiralty Number: 4247
Official Number: 139360
Yard Number: 890
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 324
Net Tonnage: 148
Length: 138.3 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

14.6.1919: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.890) (“Mersey” Class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS MALONEY (Ad.No.4247).
23.9.1919: Completed.
10.1919: Elecrical installation by Humber Electrical Co Ltd. Hull (£405 plus cost of drilling).
10.1919: Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull.
11.1919: Completed as a fishing trawler (Harold Hall, manager). Total cost with electric lights – £18,500 (payment made 23.10.1919).
15.11.1919: Registered at Hull as St NEOTS (H112).
8.11.1927: Sold to Henry Croft Baker, Grimsby.
26.5.1928: Sold to H. Croft Baker & Sons Ltd, Grimsby (H. Croft Baker, manager).
26.4.1930: Sold to The Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Sydney Croft Baker, manager).
1.5.1930: In dense fog 20 miles SE of Girdleness in collision with Aberdeen trawler BEN LAWERS (A311) which foundered in three minutes. All nine crew taken aboard and landed at Aberdeen.
2.12.1931: Mortgaged to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
9.11.1932: Skipper fined 3,000 kroner (£166) with confiscation dues of 5,000 kroner and forfeiture of gear and catch for fishing in Norwegian territorial waters.
19.4.1934: Mortgage (A) discharged.
6.4.1934: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
27.4.1934: Mortgaged to Midland Bank Ltd, London (B).
7.2.1936: Mortgage (B) discharged.
6.1937: Sold to Towarzystwo Dalekomorskich Polowow “Pomorze” Sp.z.o.o., Gdynia.
29.7.1937: Hull registry closed “Sold Polish for trading”.
1937: Renamed ADAM (GDY94).
9.1939: Sold to Adam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, London (Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys, manager).
3.11.1939: Registered at Fleetwood (FD65).
16.11.1939: Mortgaged to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood (£512) (C).
19.11.1939: Mortgaged to John Odde, East Molesey (£6k) (D).
12.1939: On a trip to the Faroe Island grounds, bombed and machine gunned by German seaplanes. No damage; crew of twelve from Hull.
12.2.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1618) (Hire rate £101.5.0d/month).
16.4.1943: Mortgage (C) discharged.
31.5.1943: Mortgage (D) discharged.
31.5.1943: Sold to Mrs Wincenty Bartosiak, Gdynia, Poland.
1.6.1943: Fleetwood registry closed. Renamed PODLASIE.
4. – 6.1944: Minesweeping in Dover Straits (A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Delphin-Abbott, awarded DSC for skill and daring in successful minesweeping operations).
14.7.1944: Returned to owner after restoration at Fleetwood. Registered at Gdynia (GDY154).
4.8.1944: First landing at Fleetwood (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, managers).
3.1946: Repairs at Ghent. Then fishing from IJmuiden with Dutch crews until end of year.
12.1946: Returned to Poland.
5.1948: Sold to “Lawica” Rybolowstwo Dalekomorskiie i Zegluga Sp.z.o.o., Gdynia (“Lawica” Deep-Sea Fishing & Shipping Ltd)(Kazimierza Orthweina, Wincenty Bartosiak & others). Re-registered at Gdynia (GDY124).
16.12.1949: By Order of the Ministry of Navigation the holding company and assets to be placed under control of the Polish People’s Republic. Zbigniew Kollesinskiego appointed manager.
1950: Company and assets transferred to “Dalmor” Przedsiobiorstwo Polowow Dalekomorskich Sp.z.ogr.odp, Gdynia (Polish Government).
1951: Sold to “Lawica” Rybolowstwo Dalekom S.A., Gdynia.
7.1951: Re classed and registered at Gdynia (GDY213).
4.1962: Sold for breaking up at Gdansk.

(Thomas Maloney, Landsman (volunteer), age 25, b. Connaught, Ireland – VICTORY (SB139))

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S.T. Podlasie GDY154

S.T. Podlasie GDY154
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Technical

Admiralty Number: 4244
Official Number: 139350
Yard Number: 887
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 324
Net Tonnage: 148
Length: 138.3 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: 87HP T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

20.12.1918: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.887) (“Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as JAMES McDONALD (Ad.No.4244).
1919: Sold to Jutland Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (Edward Cargill, manager).
9.9.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
16.9.1919: Registered at Hull (H80).
29.5.1920: Sold to Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull (Edward Cargill, manager).
20.10.1919: Registered at Hull as GRAND FLEET (H80).
30.3.1929: Sold to The Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Herbert G. Crampin, Cleethorpes, manager).
5.4.1929: Hull registry closed.
6.4.1929: Registered at Grimsby (GY44). Fitted for lining to pursue the Greenland halibut fishery.
3.1938: Sold to C. R. Mauritzen, Newbridge, Midlothian.
28.4.1938: Grimsby registry closed. Transferred to Danish flag.
5.10.1938: Arrived Leith from Spitsbergen having fished the summer season in Arctic waters. Landed salt fish.
21.10.1938: Registered at Leith (LH216).
29.3.1939: Registered at Leith as BARBARA ROBERTSON (LH216) (BoT Minute M/RG1114/39).
26.8.1939: Leith registry closed.
8.9.1939: Registered at Fleetwood (FD50).
17.9.1939: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
8.1939: Armed trawler under T124 Articles fitted with 12pdr gun.
9.12.1939: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. A.E. Hall); eighteen crew. In convoy with ADAM (FD65), CHILTERN (H660) and FORCE (FD100).
12.1939: In Seydia Fjord, Gunner Goodison put ashore ill.
28.12.1939: Homeward to Hull from Icelandic grounds (Sk. A. Hall) . At about 2.10 am when 35 miles NW of the Butt of Lewis on a S by E heading, shelled by U-boat (U.30); abandoned vessel in boat but one man left behind (George E. Clark). At about 4.00 am trawler sunk by gunfire in position 58.54N 6.30W and after 14 hours in boat, sixteen survivors picked up by HMS ISIS (D87) directed to area by a Gladiator bi-plane; one man MPK. Survivors landed at North Scottish port. (Less than and hour after the sinking U.30 had stopped the Swedish steamer HISPANIA (1337grt/1912) and asked them to pick up the survivors).
13.1.1940: Fleetwood registry closed “Vessel sunk by enemy action”.

(MPK – George Edward H. H. Clark (28), deckhand).

(James McDonald, AB (volunteer), age 24, b. Edmonton, London – VICTORY (SB105))

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S.T. Grand Fleet GY44

S.T. Grand Fleet GY44
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In Marr (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from Fleetwood

Technical

Admiralty Number: 3549
Official Number: 148815
Yard Number: 809
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 324
Net Tonnage: 249
Length: 138.5 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl by Campbell Gas Engine Co Ltd, Halifax

History

22.5.1917: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.809) (“Mersey” class) for The Admiralty as ALEXANDER HILLS (Ad.No.3549).
18.9.1917: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, W/T).
21.9.1917: Accepted.
9.1920: Re-commissioned as HMS MOY (“Colne” class but unarmed).
1921: Employed Fleet Target Service.
1939: Mediterranean Station. Armed (2 x 1 – 3″).
7.6.1940: Sailed Malta for Alexandria (Lt. V. G. Palmer Rtd).
1.1941: Based Alexandria. Fleet Target Service (Lt. V. G. Palmer Rtd).
1942: Based Tobruk. Fleet Target Service (Lt Cdr. V. G. Palmer Rtd).
22.12.1942: Sailed Tobruk for Alexandria.
1943: After refit in Alexandria operated as a controlled minelayer.
1945: Employed clearing minefields off Port Said and entrance to Suez Canal.
1946: Returned to UK. Laid up.
1946: Sold to Moy Fishing Co Ltd, North Shields.
11.1946: At Leith, completed refit, special survey and classification as a Steam Trawler.
1.1947: Registered at North Shields as CORAL ISLAND (SN109).
5.1948: Sold to Oddsson & Co Ltd, Hull.
5.1948: North Shields registry closed.
29.5.1948: Registered at Hull (H567).
2.4.1949: Registered at Hull as ARNANES (H567).
11.1949: Sold to Ocean Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (K. Pocklington, manager).
10.11.1949: Registered at Hull as FORBES (H567).
3.8.1950: Sold to Boyd Line Ltd, Hull (T. W. Boyd, manager).
2.10.1950: Registered at Hull as ARCTIC TRAPPER (H567).
7.3.1952: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Hull, manager) for £8000 and used for WFA lay up scheme and fishing quota.
6.10.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thomas Young & Sons Ltd, Sunderland for breaking up.
10.10.1952: Delivered at Sunderland.

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S.T. Coral Island SN109

HMS Moy

S.T. Forbes H567

S.T. Forbes H567
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