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S.T. Osta FD106

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 139201
Yard Number: 412
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 230
Net Tonnage: 90
Length: 123.8 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 11.8 ft
Built: J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by Lidgerwood Ltd, Coatbridge

History

1915: Launched by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd. No.412) for The New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood as OSTA.
5.1915: Completed. Joseph A. Taylor & Ernest Tomlinson designated managers.
31.5.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD106).
5.1915: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out for minelaying (1-6pdr HA)(Ad.No.1591).
1917: Fitted out as a minesweeper. Based Milford Haven.
12.3.1919: Waiting instructions whether required for Post-War Service (SS).
1920: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
1924: William W. Brierley designated manager.
29.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.737) (Hire rate £63.5.0d/month).
1940: Sold to The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
8.1943: Employed as a barrage balloon towing vessel.
11.1944: Returned to owner.
29.6.1956: Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood took over The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd.
27.7.1956: Sold to Fern Leaf Co Ltd, Fleetwood. William Newton designated manager.
1957: Hewett Vessels Management Ltd managers.
28.5.1959: Transferred to Sun Trawlers, Fleetwood (Hewett Vessels Management Ltd, managers).
27.6.1960: Last landing at Fleetwood, 13 days £946 gross. Laid up.
9.1960: Sold to Hammond Lane Foundry Ltd, Dublin for breaking up.
25.10.1960: Sailed Fleetwood for Dublin under own power.
1961: Breaking up completed.

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S.T. Osta FD106

S.T. Osta FD106
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S.T. Osta FD106

S.T. Osta FD106
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Changelog
19/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
18/09/2020: History updated.

S.T. The Roman FD151

Technical

Official Number: 128749
Yard Number: 414
Completed: 1909
Launched: 1909
Gross Tonnage: 224
Net Tonnage: 77
Length: 120.3 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: 57hp T.3-cyl and boiler by MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland

History

15.9.1909: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.414) for Neale Bros, Penarth (Wilfred Neale, Cardiff; Howard K. Neale, Joshia S Neale, Morley H. Neale, Douglas E. Neale, Penarth) as THE ROMAN.
10.1909: Completed (James Thomas, Milford Haven, manager).
16.12.1908: Registered at Milford (M35).
1910: Sold to Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff (Wilfred Neale, Morley H. Neale & Joshua S. Neale, managers).
15.12.1910: Milford registry closed.
12.1910: Registered at Cardiff (CF29).
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.195). Based Granton, later Ardrossan.
22.5.1917: ‘Sweeping ahead of HMS RAMILLIES under tow for the Mersey with stern casting, rudder and shell plate damage aft sustained at launch and subsequent groundings in the Clyde. At 2.30 pm. witnessed the loss of HM Trawler MERSE (FD62) (Ad.No.980), mined off Garroch Head, Bute (Mine laid by U-boat (UC65) on 30.4.1917).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Cardiff.
1919: Sold to The New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
4.1919: Cardiff registry closed.
28.4.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD151).
13.7.1919: Sold to The Saxon Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Joseph A. Taylor, manager).
1924: William W. Brierley appointed manager.
27.9.1930: On the way home from fishing grounds. Connected to steam trawler ERNA (FD158) disabled with stripped propeller and commenced tow to Fleetwood.
14.1.1932: Arrested by the fishery cruiser MINNA in the Minch.
15.1.1932: Sk. Jeffrey Wright pleaded guilty at Stornoway Sheriff Court to illegal trawling inside the three mile limit and was fined £100 with the alternative of 60 days imprisonment. The nets and gear were forfeited and he was fined a further £25 for failing to exhibit the regulation lights when engaged in fishing.
17.2.1939: Sold to The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (William W. Brierley, manager).
12.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (magnetic) (P.No.FY.1530)(Hire rate £56.0.0d/month).
10.1943: Fitted out as a fuelling trawler (Esso)(33ton tank for refuelling diesel landing craft) (P.No.Y7.5).
6.1944: Operation Neptune-Normandy Landings. Assigned as a fuelling trawler to Force U.
8.1946: Returned to owner.
1950: Sold for breaking up.
9.11.1950: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. The Roman FD151

S.T. The Roman FD151
Picture courtesy of The John Clarkson Collection

The Roman FD151

The Roman FD151
Picture courtesy of The Mark Stopper Collection

The Roman FD151

The Roman FD151
Picture courtesy of The Mark Stopper Collection

Changelog
16/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
01/09/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
08/08/2021: Updated history.

S.T. Agnes Wickfield FD32

Technical

Official Number: 128748
Yard Number: 400
Completed: 1909
Gross Tonnage: 219
Net Tonnage: 85
Length: 117.4 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.8 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: T.3-cyl by Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields

History

7.1.1909: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.400 ) for Thomas G. Hancock, Hakin & John D. Harries, Milford Haven as SOLVA.
2.1909: Completed (Thomas G. Hancock managing owner).
23.2.1909: Registered at Milford (M22).
24.12.1912: Off St. Ann’s Head (Sk.Robert M. Limbrick) in gale force winds shipped heavy sea and carried away boat.
4.10.1913: At Castletown, Berehaven, Co Cork landed Ch. Eng Albert Mathias who had sustained a fractured skull and broken jaw when caught by the main engine.
3.1914: Sold to Charles Hudson, Fleetwood. Charles Hudson designated managing owner.
4.5.1914: Hudson Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood registered. Sold to Hudson Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
23.5.1914: Milford registry closed.
25.5.1914: Registered at Fleetwood (FD32). Charles Hudson designated manager.
25.6.1914: Registered at Fleetwood as AGNES WICKFIELD (FD32).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service.
11.8.1914: Sailed Fleetwood for Devonport.
14.8.1914: Arrived Devonport for fitting out with 1-3pdr and mine-sweep (Ad.No.125).
10.2.1915: Allocated Half Leader Unit No.121 – Section C ‘Trawler Sweepers’ based Devonport (Lieut. E. Davis RNR).
1.1916: Remains Half Leader with Unit No.121 – Section C ‘Trawler Sweepers’ based Devonport (Lieut. H. Jarratt RNR).
10.1916: Remains with Unit No.121 ‘Trawler Sweepers’ based Devonport (Lieut. E. Davis RNR).
13.4.1918: Sold to New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood. Joseph A. Taylor designated manager.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fletwood.
1924: William W. Brierley designated manager.
1938: Sold to The Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. William Brierley designated manager.
11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.727) (Hire rate £54.15.0d/month).
12.1945: Returned to owner.
27.9.1949: One of five trawlers that went aground in the Wyre Channel in thick fog when outward for the fishing grounds. Refloated next tide and proceeded.
8.10.1949: Landed 300 kits, £1,230 gross.
11.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
2.12.1952: Arrived at Preston.
1953: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Agnes Wickfield FD32

S.T. Agnes Wickfield FD32
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S.T. Agnes Wickfield FD32

S.T. Agnes Wickfield FD32
Picture courtesy of The Jan Harteveld Collection

S.T. Agnes Wickfield FD32

S.T. Agnes Wickfield FD32
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Changelog
09/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
10/11/2017: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.
09/10/2020: Updated information.
21/05/2022: Added an image.

S.T. St. Cuthbert FD137

Technical

Official Number: 138943
Yard Number: 650
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 311
Net Tonnage: 162
Length: 137 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

11.9.1915: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.650) for Grimsby Victor Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as St. CUTHBERT.
1.1.1916: Registered at Grimsby (GY824).
8.3.1916: Completed/ Matthew W. Jennison designated manager.
4.1916: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 1-7.5” A/S Howitzer) (Ad.No.1992).
11.1917: Sold to New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood. Ernest Tomlinson & Joseph A. Taylor designated managers.
Based Portland.
Post12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
3.4.1919: Grimsby registry closed.
4.4.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD137).
1924: William W. Brierley designated manager.
16.10.1928: Sold to Capt Gjert Myhre, Halifax, NS, Canada.
12.1928: Sold to Ocean Trawlers Ltd, Halifax, NS, (Bernard P. Saunders, manager).
27.12.1928: Fleetwood registry closed.
1.1929: Registered at Halifax, NS.
1936: Sold to Warren Transportation Co Ltd, Belize, British Honduras for conversion to dry cargo.
1936: Fitted out to dry cargo – 311g (411g) (469g) 241n 508d.
1936: Re-engined with 2stroke 2-cyl oil engine by J. & C. G. Bolinders M/V A/B, Stockholm (engine built 1917).
1936: Halifax, NS registry closed. Registered at Belize, British Honduras.
1938: Sold to Motorship St. Cuthbert Inc, Tampa, FL. Belize registry closed. Registered at Roatan, Honduras.
1957: Sold to McCormick Shipping Corporation (c/o Eastern Shipping Co, Miami, FL, USA). Roatan registry closed. Registered at Panama.
1986: Removed from Lloyd’s Register “Vessel’s continued existence in doubt.

Changelog
07/01/2009: Page published. 5 updates since then.
29/07/2021: Updated history.

S.T. Sola FD369

Technical

Official Number: 141954
Yard Number: 454
Completed: 1920
Gross Tonnage: 226.84
Net Tonnage: 92
Length: 123.3 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Coatbridge
Built: J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen

History

4.2.1920: Launched by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.454) for New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood as SOLA.
20.4.1920: Registered at Fleetwood (Part I & Part IV) O.N.141954 (FD369).
4.1920: Completed. Joseph A. Taylor designated manager.
1924: William W. Brierley appointed manager.
12.1924: Arrived Torshavn, Faroe from Fleetwood (Sk. Benjamin D. Holt) with replacement propeller for GLADYS (FD423) which has lost her propeller on 13.12.1924 when fouled by trawl warp. Picked up by Norwegian steamer NOREFJORD (3082grt/1920), delivered Torshavn and beached. With only a small tidal difference at low water it was not possible to fit propeller. Decided to tow back to Fleetwood. In bad weather and with very limited food supplies the tow took five and a half days with the hawser parting twice.
13.7.1926: Sold to Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool.
23.7.1926: Fleetwood registry closed.
28.7.1926: Registered at Liverpool (LL45). Richard H. Jones, Wallasey designated manager.
1935: Sold to William Carnie Jnr, Glasgow.
31.12.1935: Liverpool registry closed. Registered at Granton as ZELOS (GN45). William Carnie Jnr, Glasgow designated managing owner.
1936: About 29 miles SW x W from Cape Wrath picked up boat with crew of steam trawler CHANCELLOR (A206) which had foundered. Survivors landed at Granton as Aberdeen closed due to severe weather.
18.12.1939: Foundered 112 miles E by N of May Island, Firth of Forth after being bombed and damaged by German air attack. Granton registry closed.

Changelog
07/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
04/08/2021: Updated history and technical details.