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S.T. Lord George FD329

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Peter Bell


Official Number: 122702
Yard Number: 344
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 228
Net Tonnage: 94
Length: 123.6 ft
Breadth: 22 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


19.7.1905: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.344) for Grimsby Victor Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as St. GEORGE.
6.9.1905: Registered at Grimsby (GY83). Frederick Barter Coulson appointed manager.
9.9.1905: Completed (Matthew W. Jennison, manager).
19.9.1905: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to George William Ellis, Grimsby for the sum of £3000 with interest at 5% (A).
4.8.1908: George William Ellis died.
11.11.1908: Probate for will of George William Ellis granted to George Clapham & Joseph Hartcliffe Gibson, Grimsby (joint mortgagees).
21.4.1909: Mortgage (A) discharged.
21.4.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to William Somerville Letten & George Somerville Letten, Grimsby for the sum of £2500 with interest at 51/2% (B).
2.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.688).
11.1915: Registered at Grimsby as LORD GEORGE (GY83) (BoT Minute 7058/1915).
1916: New boiler fitted – Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow.
14.1.1916: William Somerville Letten died.
5.2.1916: George Somerville Letten mortgagee (B).
21.7.1916: Mortgage (B) discharged.
27.11.1917: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Edward Walmsley, Fleetwood (joint owners).
30.11.1917: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager.
3.12.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd (C).
31.8.1918: Mortgage (C) discharged.
2.9.1918: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood (joint owners). Based Dover.
10.9.1918: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (D).
11.9.1918: Joseph Allen Taylor appointed manager.
11.1.1919: Ceased to be on hire and returned to owner at Fleetwood.
18.7.1919: Grimsby registry closed.
20.7.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD329).
3.1925: Mortgage (D) discharged.
1925: Sold to Italian owners in Naples.
1925: Re measured 229.87g 120.49n.
31.3.1925: Fleetwood registry closed.
10.8.1925: Sold to Mrs Laura Watson (64/64), Cleveleys (Kund Beugger, manager).
10.8.1925: Registered at Fleetwood as JOHN ERIK (FD52) (BoT Minute M/RG139998 Sep 1925).
12.1926: Sold to United Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
30.12.1926: Fleetwood registry closed.
3.1.1927: Registered at Grimsby (GY420).
3.1.1927: John Chesman appointed manager.
22.1.1927: Registered at Grimsby as CEDRIC (GY420) (BoT Minute M/R.G.1005/1927 dated 21.1.1927.
30.9.1931: William Thomas Moss appointed manager.
29.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.996) (Hire rate £57.10.0d/month).
15.12.1939: Based Lowestoft, patrol/lookout trawler.
19.1.1940-2.1940: At Lowestoft fitting out as a barrage balloon vessel.
5.1940-7.1940: At Hull fitting out as a barrage balloon vessel.
8.1940-10.1944: Based Scapa Flow.
10.1944: Not listed after this date.
31.1.1947: Sold to The Admiralty.
5.1947: Sold to J. R. Hepworth & Co (Hull) Ltd, Paull, for breaking up.
3.10.1947: Grimsby registry closed “… registry no longer required.”

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S.T. John Erik GY420

S.T. John Erik GY420
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26/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
27/11/2018: Image added.
27/04/2021: Updated history.

S.T. Leith N.B. FD323


Official Number: 137631
Yard Number: 556
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 87
Length: 115.5 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen


27.8.1914: Launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.556) for David Dow, Newhaven, Edinburgh & William Carnie, Granton (64/64 joint owners) as LEITH N.B.
10.1914: Completed William Carnie designated managing owner.
10.10.1914: Registered at Granton (GN22).
12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.469).
1918: Sold to David Dowe, Newhaven, Edinburgh. Thomas Y. Carnie appointed manager. Based Granton.
1918: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood (64/64 joint owners). Ernest Taylor designated managing owner.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
15.7.1919: Granton registry closed.
18.7.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD323).
18.9.1919: Sold to William Flockhart, Jnr, John Brown Flockhart & June Flockhart, Leith (64/64 joint owners). Alexander Flockhart appointed manager.
16.2.1920: Sold to Mrs Grace D. Devlin, John Inglis & Alexander Stewart (64/64 joint owners) c/o Thomas L. Devlin, Granton.
16.2.1920: Fleetwood registry closed.
17.2.1920: Registered at Granton (GN26). Thomas L. Devlin & Robert D. Devlin appointed joint managers.
31.12.1923: Transferred to Thomas L. Devlin & Robert D. Devlin, Leith (64/64 joint managing owners) trading as Thomas L. Devlin & Sons.
11.11.1926: Following the death of Robert D. Devlin, Thomas Leishman Devlin acquired all shares (64/64) and continued to trade as Thomas L. Devlin & Sons.
1935: Sold to Alexander King (64/64), Aberdeen.
12.1935: Granton registry closed.
14.12.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A389).
26.2.1941: Sold to Charlotte Morrice or King, Aberdeen.
21.12.1945: Fishing in calm weather 27 miles W by N of Noup Head, Westray, Orkney Islands, on hauling after trawl door stove in plate and engine room started to flood. With wireless broken down sounded siren but with no vessels in the vicinity crew of eleven* took to boat and stood off as vessel foundered. Shortly after trawler BEN GLAS (SN336) arrived on scene and took survivors onboard, subsequently landing them at Kirkwall.
29.12.1945: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel foundered on 21st December 1945 …”.

Survivors* – Sk. Alexander King; Joseph Greig, Mate; George Noble, Ch Eng; A. Raeburn, 2nd Eng; R, Sim, G. Murdoch, J. Murray, G. Ross, James Crockwell, W. Twidale, R. Stockless.

25/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
06/04/2021: Updated history.