Technical

Official Number: 139219
Yard Number: 173
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 286
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 130.3 ft
Breadth: 22.7 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: 80hp T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Built: Goole Shipbuilding & Repair Co Ltd, Goole

History

1917: Launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole (Yd.No.173) for The Sun Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as SPRINGWELL.
18.5.1917: Registered at Fleetwood (FD297) (James W. Armitage, Fleetwood, manager ).
5.1917: Completed. Requisitioned from the builders for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.3341) and later used as a convoy escort. Based Devonport.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Hull (James W. Armitage, Fleetwood, manager).
1927: Highest single trip landing at Fleetwood – 1127 10st boxes.
1928: Highest single trip landing – 978 boxes.
15.12.1933: In the Sheriff Court, Stornoway, Sk. Henry Elliot, was fined £100 for illegal trawling and £10 for damaging the long lines of the steam drifter/liner HANDY (SY2).
1933: Highest single trip landing – 982 boxes.
1950s: Only Fleetwood trawler to regularly fish at Faroes (Michael A. Munby, manager).
21.1.1959: Owners re-styled Sun Trawlers, Fleetwood.
1959: Sold to Michael A. Munby, Fleetwood (Sun Trawlers, managers).
1960: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
30.8.1960: Delivered Barrow-in-Furness from Fleetwood under own power.

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S.T. Springwell FD297

S.T. Springwell FD297
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S.T. Springwell FD297

S.T. Springwell FD297
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Technical

Official Number: 113614
Yard Number: 292
Completed: 1901
Gross Tonnage: 231
Net Tonnage: 93
Length: 121.7 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Engine: 65nhp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull
Speed: 10.5 knots

History

20.7.1901: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.292) for Armitage’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as QUEEN ALEXANDRA.
24.8.1901: Registered at Hull (H530).
8.1901: Completed (George T. Armitage, manager).
1914: Transferred to, Fleetwood (George T. Armitage, Hull, manager).
16.10.1916: Sank the Douglas registered smack SUNBEAM (95317) (48n/1888) in collision SE of NW Boulders Buoy, Morecambe Bay.
3.1917: At Fleetwood. Fitted with Hotchkiss 6pdr gun (No.1234)(ex PHOEBE); compliment increased by two gunners.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
7.1.1920: Sold to Thomas H. Smith, Fleetwood.
15.1.1920: Hull registry closed.
16.1.1920: Registered at Fleetwood (FD364).
1923: Sold to The Sun Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (James W. Armitage, manager).
1927: Sold to Mason Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Thomas Cardwell, manager).
14.9.1940: Requisitioned for war service and appointed for minesweeping duties.
16.9.1940: Returned to owner (Robert H. Bagshaw, manager).
1943: Working Faroe grounds.
28.4.1951: In moderate weather, stranded 2 miles S of Carraig Mhor Light, Sound of Islay; Islay lifeboat stood by. Refloated.
8.1952: Fishing off Isle of Man had net carried away by RN submarine. No damage to trawler or submarine.
5.8.1952: Last landing.
8.1952: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
11.9.1952: Delivered Barrow from Fleetwood under own power.
9.1952: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Queen Alexandra FD364

S.T. Queen Alexandra FD364
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S.T. Queen Alexandra FD364

S.T. Queen Alexandra FD364
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Technical

Official Number: 163952
Yard Number: 1128
Completed: 1934
Gross Tonnage: 413
Net Tonnage: 162
Length: 152.8 ft
Breadth: 25.6 ft
Depth: 13.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

22.9.1934: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1128) for W. B. Wiley & Sons Ltd, Hull as MENDIP.
7.11.1934: Registered at Hull (H114).
8.11.1934: Completed (William H. Willey Jnr, manager).
10.11.1934: Sailed Hull on first trip to Bear Island (Sk. Dahlgreen(?)).
4.12.1934: At Hull landed 1,650 kits grossed £697.
1938: Hudson Brothers Trawlers Ltd appointed managers.
1939: Sold to East Riding Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
9.1939: Requisitioned for war service.
11.1939: Sold to The Admiralty (MOWT) (£23,505).
9.12.1939: Hull registry closed. Fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.249).
2.1940: Renamed HMS SPHENE.
20.10.1945: A Control Committee was formed to manage Hull and Grimsby trawlers which had been bought by the Admiralty pre war and were being offered for sale back to their original owners. The owners who bought back these vessels and wanted to take part in the scheme agreed to register the trawlers under the Hull Ice Co. Ltd and profits were shared. Management of the trawlers was given to the companies which had bought them.
1946: Sold to Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull (Charles D. Hudson, manager). Refitted at North Shields and classed for trawling.
9.2.1946: Registered at Hull as MENDIP (H202).
16.11.1946: Sold to Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull (20/-).
18.12.1946: Renamed STELLA DORADO (H202).
25.3.1948: Sold to Partnership (Hull) Ltd, Hull (Kenneth Percival, manager).
22.7.1948: Renamed HACKNESS (H202).
4.11.1948: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, manager).
22.5.1954: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip before sale (Sk. H. Blaxton).
10.6.1954: At Hull landed 1,657 kits grossed £4,444.
22.6.1954: Sold to Fern Leaf Co Ltd, Fleetwood (William Newton, manager).
1955: Hull registry closed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD120).
12.11.1958: Fishing off Latrabjarg, Iceland, ordered by Icelandic coastguard THOR to stop, HMS RUSSELL intervened and escorted outside 12 mile fishing limit.
1958: Sold to Alvis Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Newton & Sons Ltd, managers).
1.1.1959: Sold to The Sun Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (M. A. Munby, manager).
24.7.1959: Sold to Jacques Bakker & Zonen, Bruges for for breaking up.
27.7.1959: Arrived Bruges from Fleetwood under own power.

Note: Was never AVANTURINE all authors copied from one error. Ad Folio MT65-467 is quite clear in names and ownership.

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S.T. Hackness FD120

S.T. Hackness FD120

S.T. Mendip H114

S.T. Mendip H114
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S.T. Hackness H202

S.T. Hackness H202
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S.T. Hackness H202

S.T. Hackness H202

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Technical

Official Number: 144068
Yard Number: 686
Completed: 1921
Gross Tonnage: 333
Net Tonnage: 140
Length: 138.8 ft
Breadth: 23.7 ft
Depth: 12.9 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

11.11.1920: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.686) for Newington Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as RUDYARD KIPLING.
21.1.1921: Completed (John Work, manager).
4.2.1921: Registered at Hull. (H247).
03.12.1921: Francis Schofield (29) died as a result of Accident aboard – Interned Iceland.
12.4.1934: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip before sale (Sk. A. Smith).
1.5.1934: At Hull landed 1,722 kits grossed £719.
5.1934: Sold to The Sun Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Michael A. Munby, manager).
5.10.1936: Hull registry closed.
16.10.1936: Registered at Fleetwood (FD33).
16.9.1939: Stopped by U-boat (U.27) about 100 miles off Co. Donegal coast. Sunk by explosive charges at 15.53 in position 53°50N/11°10W after crew (Sk. Charles Robinson and twelve crew) ordered onto submarine; towed boat towards Irish coast.
17.9.1939: Crew set adrift in early hours, 5 miles off Donegal coast and landed in Killybegs. Search carried out by destroyers from Scapa Flow based 6th Destroyer Flotilla, H M Ships MATEBELE (P.No.F26) (Cdr G K Whitmy Smith RN) and SOMALI (P.No.F33) (Lt Cdr Nicholson RN) with aircraft.
29.9.1939: Fleetwood registry closed.

(Crew (all Fleetwood unless stated) – Sk. Charles Robinson; John Smith, Mate; H. Spencer, Bosun; C. H. Ashworth, Ch Eng; R. Clark, 2nd Eng; C. Shorrock, Blackpool, H. Ellerby, H. Mayer & G. Harrison, deckhands; L. A. Taylor & A. J. Willoughby, firemen; F. A. Irvine, Carleton, cook).

(Note – On 20.9.1939 U.27 was found by destroyers from Scapa Flow based 8th Destroyer Flotilla, H M Ships FORTUNE (P.No.H70) (Cdr E. A. Gibbs RN) and FORESTER (P.No.H74) (Lt Cdr E. B. Tancock RN), attacked with depth charges and sunk in position 58 35N 09 02W. All thirty-eight crew taken prisoner.)

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S.T. Rudyard Kipling H247

S.T. Rudyard Kipling H247

S.T. Rudyard Kipling FD33

S.T. Rudyard Kipling FD33

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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
Engine: T.3-cyl by Lidgerwood Ltd, Coatbridge
Built: J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen

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, 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 appointed 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.
Post 1954: Sold to Fern Leaf Co Ltd, Fleetwood (William Newton, manager).
1957: Hewett Vessels Management Ltd appointed managers.
28.8.1959: Transferred to Sun Trawlers, Fleetwood (Hewett Vessels Management Ltd, managers).
25.10.1959: Sold for breaking up.
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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