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S.T. Scomber (1) FD90

Technical

Official Number: 127572
Yard Number: 446
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 270
Net Tonnage: 102
Length: 130 ft
Breadth: 23 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

24.10.1908: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.446) for The Mount Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as SCOMBER.
3.3.1909: Registered at Fleetwood (FD90).
6.3.1909: Completed (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
1914: Sold to Galiana y del Valles Trillo S en C, Barcelona.
15.5.1914: Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Barcelona.
1918: Sold to Government of France, Paris (Transports Maritimes et Marine Marchande). Renamed ANNIBAL.
1922: Sold to Victor Basquet, La Rochelle. Registered at La Rochelle as NEPTUNE I (LR.2534).
1934: Sold to “Sorima” Soc. Ricuperi Marittimi, Genoa. Registered at Genoa as RAMPINO. (converted to a salvage vessel).
1934: Fitted out to a salvage ship – 301g 112n.
1.1942: War loss.
1943: Salved and sold for breaking up.

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S.T. Scomber FD90

S.T. Scomber FD90
Picture courtesy of Stephen Bird

S.T. Neptune I LR2534

S.T. Neptune I LR2534

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27/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
19/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.

S.T. Davara FD152

Note: First British trawler lost in WWII

Technical

Official Number: 132409
Yard Number: 517
Completed: 1912
Gross Tonnage: 291
Net Tonnage: 116
Length: 130.0 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

6.1.1912: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.517) for The Mount Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as DAVARA.
6.3.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD152).
14.3.1912: Completed (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.523). Based Larne.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
8.6.1930: In Wyre Channel, one of 23 trawlers inbound, when a few hundred yards from lock pit found channel blocked by trawlers NELLIE BRADDOCK (FD175) and ERNA (FD158) aground on Tiger’s Tail. Swept by tide and also took the ground. Refloated on next tide and entered Wyre Dock.
193?: W. M. Kelly appointed manager.
12.9.1939: Sailed Fleetwood for fishing grounds (Sk. William Boyles).
13.9.1939: When in a position 21 miles NWby N of Tory Island, Co. Donegal, U-boat (U.27) closed and opened fire (at least 35 rounds); twelve crew escaped in damaged boat. Trawler sunk at 2.55 p.m. by gunfire and after five hours in boat constantly baling, crew picked up by the West Hartlepool steamer WILLOWPOOL (4815grt/1925) and landed safely.
19.9.1939: Fleetwood registry closed “Sunk by enemy submarine”.

(Crew (all Fleetwood unless stated) – Sk. William Boyles; G. T. Pugh, Mate; W. Spall, Bosun; A Scott, Ch Eng, Thornton; J. Higgins, 2nd Eng, Burn Naze; E. Prentice, D. G. Gall, C. S. Hunter & H. R. Wright, deckhands; R. O. Welch & J. Gregger, firemen; C. W. Sharpe, cook).

Note: In August 1939 with the prospect of conflict in the offing, several trawler owners on both the East and West Coast recalled their vessels and delayed the sailing of others. Once War was declared, however, and with markets suffering from a lack of supplies, many trawlers returned to sea thinking that on the West Coast at least, the War might be slow to get under way. They were not to know that many German U-boats were already moving into positions to the West of Ireland and outboard of the Western Isles – both areas favoured fishing grounds of the Fleetwood trawling fleet. On Tuesday 12 September 1939, the Mount Steam Fishing Co’s DAVARA (FD152) commanded by Skipper William Boyles and a crew of eleven, sailed from Fleetwood for the West of Scotland grounds. In the early afternoon of Wednesday 13 September she was in a position some 21 miles NNW of Tory Island, County Donegal when she was closed by the U-boat, U.27 which with the deck gun manned, commenced shelling the DAVARA. Despite damage Skipper Boyles managed to get the boat into the water and with all the crew onboard the trawler was abandoned. The shelling continued for about half an hour and thirty five rounds were counted, the DAVARA sinking at 14.55. The crew were in the boat for five hours constantly baling and rowing and were exhausted when picked up by by the West Hartlepool steamer WILLOWPOOL (4815grt/1925) and landed safely.

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S.T. Davara FD152

S.T. Davara FD152
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S.T. Davara FD152

S.T. Davara FD152
Inboard of Meuse

Changelog
21/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
30/05/2016: Information updated.
01/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

S.T. Phrontis FD142

Technical

Official Number: 132405
Yard Number: 479
Completed: 1911
Gross Tonnage: 288
Net Tonnage: 114
Length: 130.1 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.5
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby
Engine: 90hp T.3-cyl by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull

History

4.3.1911: Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd.No.479) for The Mount Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood as PHRONTIS.
30.3.1911: Registered at Fleetwood (FD142). George E. J. Moody, Grimsby appointed manager.
4.1911: Completed.
23.2.1914: In Lune Deeps, inwards for Fleetwood, in collision with steam trawler LINCOLNIA (FD118) which was badly damaged
16.3.1918: In Loch Eriboll at 5.30 am. in collision with HM Trawler VULTURE II (Ad.No.310) (H470) which foundered. All crew saved and brought in to Long Hope Bay.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1926: Sir George E. J. Moody, Grimsby appointed manager.
1934: W. M. Kelly appointed manager.
13.10.1935: Sailed Fleetwood for West of Scotland grounds (Sk. E. Westhead).
19.10.1935: In heavy seas, Robert Turner (40), Mate and James Damerell (45), deckhand were washed overboard and drowned.
28.5.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an anti submarine trawler (P.No. 4.141) (Hire rate £72.0.0d/month). Based Liverpool.
1942: Belgian crew.
6.1943: Employed on miscellaneous naval duties (RN crew).
1.1946: Returned to owner (Will B. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
1955: Sold to Scrappingco S.r.l, Antwerp for breaking up.
18.10.1955: Arrived Boom for breaking.
1955: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Phrontis FD142

S.T. Phrontis FD142
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Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
04/05/2017: Removed disputed image.
13/07/2021: Updated history.

S.T. Alberia GY588

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and David Slinger

Technical

Official Number 132091
Yard Number 474
Completed: 1910
Gross Tonnage 286
Net Tonnage 112
Length 125 ft
Breadth 23.5 ft
Depth 12.3 ft
Engine 550ihp T.3-cyland boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

7.9.1910: Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd.No.474) for Crown Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as ALBERIA.
7.11.1910: Registered at Grimsby (GY588).
7.11.1910: Completed.
7.11.1910: George Edward James Moody designated manager.
20.12.1910: Vessel mortgage (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
1913: Fishing from Fleetwood.
12.1914: Requisitioned for war service (Ad.No.768). Fitted with 1-12pdr, W/T and mine-sweep. Based Falmouth.
7.7.1918: On patrol off Lizard, struck by shells from an unknown source causing considerable damage. Returned to Falmouth. (Possibly shelled by US Submarine Chasers in the vicinity).
19.8.1918: Repairs completed.
7.9.1918: Mortgage (A) discharged.
1.10.1918: At Falmouth General Patrol and Escort work (Lieut. RNR).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
9.5.1921: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London Joint City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (B).
27.11.1923: Mortgagee restyled Midland Bank Ltd, London.
20.6.1928: Used to test the new Side Slipping Patent Slipway outside the dock with a large crowd of dignitaries and workers present. Under the guidance of Mr. R. Leach, foreman carpenter of Messrs J. Robertson & Sons, worked into position by the tugs FYLDE (256grt/1904) (Capt Saer) and LANDY (51grt/1919) (Mr. J. Whiteside) and placed on the cradle. Hauling out was slow to test the facility, but once in position, transferred first to one side and then the other and back to the slipway to be scraped and cleaned by the men of Messrs H. M. Johns & Co, prior to painting. The trial was judged to be a success.
9.10.1928: On arrival at Fleetwood and berthing in the Fish Dock collided with the fish staging, causing damage to staging.
10.10.1920: Landed 459 boxes.
5.3.1934: Mortgage (B) discharged.
6.3.1934: Sold to George Edward James Moody, Harry Kelly & Will Bancroft Moody (64/64 joint owners), Grimsby.
6.3.1934: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (C).
12.3.1934: George Edward James Moody designated managing owner 23.4.1934: Mortgage (C) discharged.
24.4.1934: Sold to The Cevic Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
3.5.1934: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (D).
14.5.1934: Charles Henry Friswell designated manager.
25.9.1934; Mortgage (D) discharged.
26.9.1934: Sold to The Alberic Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. Charles H. Friswell designated manager.
27.9.1934: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Midland Bank Ltd, London (E).
10.10.1934: Registered at Grimsby as ALBERIC (GY588) (BoT Minute M/R.G.No.1305/1934 dated 10.8.1934).
10.10.1934: Charles Henry Friswell designated manager.
25.4.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.NA) (Hire rate £71.10.0d/month). Based North Shields with M/S Group 63.
2/3.5.1941: Sunk in an accidental collision with destroyer HMS St. ALBANS (P.No. I.15) in Pentland Firth (T/Lt R. M. Johnson RNVR); fourteen crew lost.
27.10.1942: Mortgage (E) discharged.
18.3.1947: Grimsby registry closed “Ship lost on Government service in May 1941”.

(MPK – Ty Sub Lieut. Charles S. Whitehead RNR; Edward G. Northing, 2nd Hand; Livingstone Izatt, Charles S. Merriman, Enginemen; Alexander Duncan, Ldg Seaman; Ralph Chesnutt, Michael Real, Charles R. Weston, Seamen; Cyril Jones, Seaman/Steward; John T. Taberham, Ord Seaman; Arthur Reay, Telegraphist; Albert W. H. Arthur, Ord Signalman; James C. Annand, Stoker; Thomas M. Murray, Stoker 2c.)
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S.T. Alberia GY588

S.T. Alberia GY588
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S.T. Alberia GY588

S.T. Alberia GY588
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S.T. Alberia GY588

S.T. Alberia GY588
Picture courtesy of The Davis Slinger Collection

Changelog
18/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
26/12/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
25/01/2019: Updated information and added an image.
15/02/2019: Added an image.
15/06/2019: Updated information.

S.T. Vivo FD220


Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm

Technical

Official Number: 127563
Yard Number: 430
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 270.39
Net Tonnage: 102.83
Length: 130.0 ft
Breadth: 23.0
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 500ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith, Hull

History

2.5.1908: Launched by Mrs Isabella Pilling at Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.430) for The Mount Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Messrs Moody’s & Kelly) as VIVO.
7.8.1908: George Edward James Moody, Grimsby designated manager.
11.8.1908: Registered at Fleetwood (FD220).
11.8.1908: Completed.
21.9.1908: Landed 200 boxes of hake which realised good prices.
19.10.1908: On a record market at Fleetwood landed 795 boxes (750 boxes herring).
28.10.1908: Landed 570 boxes (450 boxes herring).
25.3.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/74) to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
9.4.1909: Record landings at Fleetwood for the Easter fish trade. Landed 237 boxes.
18.5.1909: Landed 520 boxes (200 hake).
22.11.1909: Landed 240 boxes.
22.1.1910: Landed 300 boxes.
4.7.1910: Landed 430 boxes.
12.7.1910: Trawling some 100 miles NNW of Bull Rock Light, Co.Cork, in collision with Milford steam trawler BRITANNIA (LO271) carrying away her after gallows.
18.7.1910: Landed 400 boxes from West of Ireland grounds.
1.8.1910: Landed 250 boxes.
12.8.1910: Sailed Fleetwood for the St. Kilda grounds (Sk. Robert Wright); eleven hands all told and two trippers.
18,8.1910: In the evening left St. Kilda for the Klondyke ground some 50 miles NNW of Inishtrahull.
20.8.1910: At about 11.20am left fishing grounds for home with about 20tons (320 boxes) of fish. Inishtrahull was sighted and position noted and again at 8.30pm off Rathlin Island but a fix was not taken and a course was set S by E1/2E to take them through the North Channel. That course if made good would have taken them down the Irish side of the channel. They did in fact pass close to the Maidens and the gas buoy and also sighted the Copeland Lights. The only light they saw on the Scottish coast was the Mull of Kintyre at 9.20pm and a bearing was taken but after that they saw no other Scottish lights.
21.8.1910: At 3.00am the weather became hazy and a sounding was taken which gave them 26 fathoms. That sounding indicated that they were close inshore but the skipper appeared to have assumed that they were on the Irish side of the channel. At 3.45 the weather thickened and the course, despite the log having not run its setting, was altered to SE by S which it was assumed would take the ship over towards the Scottish coast. At 4.00am with the engine running at half speed and the skipper absent from the wheelhouse consulting the chart, breakers were seen on the port bow. The engine was put full astern and the helm hard aport, but the trawler struck the rocks some 31/2 miles NW of Mull of Galloway. The trawler started to fill and going below, the skipper found that she was making water in the forecastle, bunkers and engine room. She settled quickly until only the wheelhouse and the rigging was above water. The crew in the meantime got the two boats out and all abandoned and stood off, it was not until then that they heard the siren from the Mull.. At daybreak the steam trawler NEW CROWN (GY369) belonging to the same owners, also homewards, sighted the boat and picked up the survivors. Skipper, mate and chief engineer landed at East Tarbet, Wigtownshire to standby vessel for possible salvage. NEW CROWN called Drummore to inform owners, then continued passage to Fleetwood.
22.8.1910: Survivors landed at Fleetwood.
9.1910: Declared a Total Loss and attended by Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association’s steam derrick barge LADY KATE (135grt/1881) and much equipment and material salvaged.
29.9.1910: The Board of Trade Inquiry into the loss of the steam trawler VIVO was opened at Liverpool Police Court. The Court heard evidence from the Skipper, Robert Wright; William Duckworth, Mate; William Harrison, Bosun; Walter Alexander Cook, Ch Eng; Albert Davies, 2nd Eng; and deckhands, William Hunter and Arthur James Morton.
3.10.1910: In summing up the Court found the stranding and serious damage to the trawler was caused by the vessel not having made her alleged course of S by E1/2E, but having instead made a course of S E by S1/2S as stated by the Bosun, William Harrison to the Receiver of Wrecks at Fleetwood, which subsequently proved to be the course made good. The Court found the skipper, Robert Wright in default and suspended his ticket for three months, but granted him a certificate as second hand for the period of his suspension.
8.10.1910: Wreck broken in two, only top of forecastle head visible at low water.
7.11.1910: Fleetwood registry closed “Ship a total wreck … ”.

Note: The remains of VIVO are close inshore approximately 500 metres south of Port Mona.

Changelog
08/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
17/11/2021: Information updated.