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S.T. Lady Estelle H210

Technical

Official Number: 136218.
Yard Number: 308
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 323
Net Tonnage: 134
Length: 136.4 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley

History

24.8.1914: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.308) for Marine Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as CADET.
19.12.1914: Completed (George Walton, manager).
2.1.1915: Registered at Hull (H210).
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve (1-6pdr HA & W/T).
1919: Released.
1926: Sold to Storr’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (John W. Storr, manager). Registered at Hull as SAIPH (H210).
28.3.1929: Sold to Trident Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (George A. Ledger, manager).
15.5.1929: Registered at Hull as ROSE NESS (H210).
31.12.1938: Sold to Jutland Amalagamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
21.4.1939: Registered at Hull as LADY ESTELLE (H210).
2.6.1940: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (Hire rate £86.2.8d/month).
9.1941: Fitted out for minesweeping duties (P.No.FY.176).
1942: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager).
1.10.1942: Sold to Thornton Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (J. Marr & Son Ltd, managers).
6.1944: Sold to Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Harvey Wilfred Wilson, Grimsby, manager).
6.1945: Hull registry closed. Registered at Grimsby (GY52).
9.1945: Sold to Trawlers Grimsby Ltd (C.G. Mastin, manager).
1945: John C. Ross appointed manager.
16.9.1946: Returned.
1947: Sold to NV Vissch. Maats “Pettin”, IJmuiden (L. & J. Schager, managers).
4.1947: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at IJmuiden as SCHOORL (IJM??).
1955: Sold for breaking up.

Changelog

09/04/2009: Page published. 2 updates since then.

S.T. Vera Grace FD211

Additional information courtesy of Geoff Davidson and David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 124700
Yard Number: 195
Completed: 1908
Gross Tonnage: 232.48
Net Tonnage: 89 .23
Length: 126.0 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 10.1 ft
Built: Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee
Engine: 400ihp T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Boiler: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne
Armament 1 x 6 pdr AA

History

18.1.1908: Launched by Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee (Yd.No.195) for William Henry Sutcliffe (64/64), Fleetwood as VERA GRACE.
2.1908: Completed.
9.3.1908: Registered at Fleetwood (FD211).
9.3.1908: William Henry Sutcliffe designated managing owner.
10.3.1908: Sold to William Henry Sutcliffe (16/64); John Sutcliffe (16/64); John W. Cockroft (16/64); Vera Grace Cockroft (8/64) and John William Sutcliffe (8/64), Fleetwood (trading as Rockcliffe Steam Fishing Co Ltd).
5.7.1909: John Potter designated manager.
10.11.1910: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood. James H. Marr designated manager.
2.2.1911: Stranded off Isle of Man and badly damaged.
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.135).
11.8.1914: Sailed Fleetwood for Portsmouth.
1914: Based Portsmouth.
1918: Based Portland.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
11.3.1924: Stranded four miles W of Point of Ayre, IoM. Refloated next HW, no damage.
24.10.1924: James A. Robertson died.
10.1924: Alan Marr designated manager.
1.12.1925: Alan Marr died.
12.1925: Joseph Arthur Marr designated manager.
16.12.1928: With steam trawler EDWARD CATTELLY (FD204) stood by trawler BUSH (FD60) ashore on rocks off Mull of Cantire, entrance to Islay Sound and on evening tide unsuccessfully attempted to refloat.
1.4.1929: Joseph A. Marr retired to manage Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd.
4.1929: Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
22.9.1930: Arrived Oban with body of crewman Henry Firth, drowned at sea.
16.4.1932: Trawling in the Firth of Clyde with with port letters and numbers concealed with bags and other material, failed to indicate to other vessels that he was fishing and refused to comply with a direction to stop given by the commander of the Scottish Fishery Board’s cruiser VIGILANT. Pursued for over one hour and eventually apprehended and escorted into Ayr.
13.7.1932: At Ayr Sheriff Court, Sk. William Henry Nash was fined £140 with one month to pay or the option of 60 days imprisonment.
19.2.1935: At Bangor Magistrates Court, Sk. Oliver W. Watson was fined £20 on each of two charges of illegal trawling off the Welsh coast.
16.10.1937: Arrived Fleetwood in tow of Glasgow tug FLYING KITE (260grt/1929) from Scotland having suffered flooding and with engine trouble.
27.8.1940: Requisitioned for war service and appointed for minesweeping duties.
29.8.1940: Returned.
27.2.1941: Sold to Thornton Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood for £3,500. (Registered owner 3.3.1941). Geoffrey Edwards Marr designated manager.
2.7.1942: Sold to Harold Barber Ingram, Fleetwood. Harold Barber Ingram designated managing owner.
1943: Working Home Waters/Icelandic grounds.
26.5.1943: Typical landing, Home Waters. 492 kits – hake-146, cod/codling-35, flats-1, ling/coley-296, roker-6, dogs-4, sole & prime-2.
16.6.1943: Typical landing, Iceland grounds. 1125 kits – cod/codling-500, haddock-400, flats-25, cats-200.
24.4.1946: Fishing in North Sea, rescued one crew member of trawler EARL of ESSEX (GY48) which foundered having hauled a mine in the trawl which subsequently exploded; ten crew lost.
27.12.1952: Last landing at Fleetwood.
1.1953: Sold to BISCO and allocated to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up.
15.1.1953: Sailed Fleetwood for Barrow. Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Vera Grace FD211

S.T. Vera Grace FD211
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S.T. Vera Grace FD211

S.T. Vera Grace FD211
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S.T. Vera Grace FD211

S.T. Vera Grace FD211
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Changelog
16/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.
04/12/2015: Information added.
04/02/2016: Minor information update.
03/07/2020: Information updated.

S.T. Helios GY784

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 113238
Yard Number: 339
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 201
Net Tonnage: 62
Length: 115 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Engine: 375ihp T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull
Speed: 9.5 knots

History

3.12.1902: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.338) for Roberts & Ruthven Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as HELIOS.
12.1.1903: Registered at Grimsby (GY784).
21.1.1903: Completed. Robert William Roberts appointed manager.
21.12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as an auxiliary patrol vessel (Ad.No.953). Based Queenstown.
11.4.1915: Laid up at Queenstown with boiler defect. To Grimsby for survey.
5.1915: Returned to owner.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
13.11.1925: Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson KBE (48/64) & Frank Wheeler Robinson (16/64), Cleethorpes.
23.11.1925: Sir Thomas Robinson KBE and Frank Wheeler Robinson appointed managers.
8.2.1927: Sir Thomas Robinson KBE died.
30.6.1927: Probate granted to Frank Wheeler Robinson, Fred Hazelgrove and Hartington Adams, all Cleethorpes (joint owners (48/64)).
17.9.1927: Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
22.9.1927: Frank Wheeler Robinson appointed manager.
30.4.1936: New Certificate of Registry issued 77.92 net.
29.12.1941: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd (64/64), London.
5.1.1942: William Alfred Bennett appointed manager.
1.6.1945: Sold to Thornton Trawlers Ltd (64/64) Fleetwood.
19.6.1945: Henry Atkinson, Knott End on Sea appointed manager.
19.6.1945: Leslie James Marr, Thornton-le-Fylde appointed manager.
17.10.1946: Sold to Lewis Isaacs (64/64), Grimsby.
17.10.1946: Lewis Isaacs appointed manager.
1.11.1946: Sold to Producers Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
2.11.1946: Joseph Reynolds Cobley appointed manager.
1.11.1946: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
2.11.1946: 14.3.1950: Joseph Reynolds Cobley appointed manager.
4.1951: Sold to BISCO and allocated to C. W. Dorkin & Co Ltd, Gateshead for breaking up.
17.7.1951: Breaking up commenced.
31.7.1951: Mortgage (A) discharged.
20.5.1952: Grimsby registry closed “Ship broken up”.

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S.T. Helios GY784

S.T. Helios GY784
Picture courtesy of Jeffrey Pullen

Changelog
22/12/2008: Page published. 3 updates since then.
08/04/2015: Picture added.

S.T. Dinorah GY1107

Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 118304
Yard Number: 698
Completed: 1903
Gross Tonnage: 192
Net Tonnage: 37
Length: 110 ft
Breadth: 21 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Engine: 300ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields

History

6.1903: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.698) for The Castle Steam Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London as PICTON CASTLE.
7.1903: Completed (George H. D. Birt, Milford Haven, manager).
18.7.1903: Registered at London (LO177).
23.7.1903: Sailed Milford for SW of Ireland grounds (Sk. Joseph Huddlestone).
30.7.1903: Returned Milford with boiler trouble.
31.7.1903: Leaking tube caulked.
1.8.1903: Sailed for fishing grounds.
3.8.1903: Boiler tube leaking again.
4.8.1903: At about 11.30 p.m. a boiler explosion occurred; Michael Kennedy, fireman killed and Nicholas Atkinson, Chief Engineer badly scalded (subsequently died in hospital). Put into Berehaven (Castletown), Co. Cork.
1.10.1903: BOT Inquiry at Milford found that the explosion was caused by the back of the combustion chamber being encrusted with salt and soot and not kept clear.
8.1906: London registry closed.
13.8.1906: Registered at Swansea (SA??).
13.8.1906: George H. D. Birt, Milford Haven appointed manager.
29.8.1906: Crawford Heron, Swansea appointed manager.
9.1906. Sold to Emprela Lisbonesa, Lisbon.
1.10.1906: Swansea registry closed.
10.1906: Registered at Lisbon as DINORAH (B459).
1913: Sold to William Hall Dodds, Aberdeen.
1.1913: Lisbon registry closed.
11.2.1913: Registered at Aberdeen (A505).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 72.05 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.288).
13.11.1914: At Lowestoft parent ship HALCYON.
1915: Dardanelles Campaign.
20.12.1915: Dardanelles (Gallipoli) evacuation completed. Redeployed.
11.1917: Sold to Overseas’ Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby. Walter Harold Beeley appointed manager.
9.11.1917: Aberdeen registry closed.
12.11.1917: Registered at Grimsby (GY1107).
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
28.7.1920: Sold to Bowering’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
02.09.1920: Walter Harold Beeley appointed manager.
5.6.1924: Vessel mortgaged to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
10.12.1932: Mortgage (A) discharged.
10.12.1932: Sold to George Leonard Taylor (5/64), John Phimister (7/64), William Sutherland (26/64) & John Buchan (26/64), all Aberdeen.
28.12.1932: John Buchan designated managing owner.
25.1.1933: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Clydesdale Bank Ltd, Glasgow (B), (C), (D), (E).
5.8.1933: In calm weather stranded 11/2 miles SW of Gourdon. Refloated next tide and proceeded.
8.5.1935: Mortgages (B), (C), (D), (E) discharged.
28.5.1935: William Sutherland shares (26/64) and John Buchan shares (26/64) sold to The Gorspen Steam Trawling Co Ltd (52/64), Aberdeen.
29.5.1935: George Leonard Taylor shares (5/64) sold to The Gorspen Steam Trawling Co Ltd (57/64), Aberdeen.
27.7.1935: John Phimister shares (7/64) sold to The Gorspen Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen.
3.8.1935: Alexander James Spence appointed manager.
1.5.1936: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Alexander Aitken Davidson, Aberdeen for the sum of £12,000 with interest at 6% (F).
2.5.1936: Mortgage (F) transferred to The Clydesdale Bank Ltd, Glasgow.
27.5.1936: Benjamin Allenby appointed manager.
30.12.1936: Vessel mortgaged to Alexander Aitken Davidson, Aberdeen for the sum of £4000 and interest (G).
19.2.1937: Sold to Alexander Aitken Davidson Aberdeen (64/64).
27.2.1937: Mortgage (G) discharged.
4.3.1937: Alexander Aitken Davidson designated managing owner.
26.11.1940: Mortgage (F) discharged (11.12.1940. Discharge of mortgage (F) allowed without production of deed, under authority of Board’s Order 51148/40 dated 2.12.1940).
12.2.1940: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd (64/64), London.
23.12.1940: William Alfred Bennett appointed manager. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
3.5.1943: Typical wartime landing, Home Waters. 90 kits – hake-9, cod/codling-9, haddock-35, whiting-3, plaice-12, flats-5, ling.coley-11, roker-1, gurnard-4, dogs-11.
25.10.1944: Sold to Thornton Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
28.10.1944: Leslie James Marr appointed manager.
28.4.1945: Foundered off Bridlington, believed by mine contact. All crew lost*.
4.7.1945: Grimsby registry closed “Vessel mined and sunk on 28.4.1945”.

(Lost* – Sk. W.G. Dyble, A.E. Dyer, F. Rix, A.R. Quantrill, R.H. Lott, T. Balderson, C.F. Mortlock, J.T. Lamb, R.G. Rowbotham, E.G. Bacon, C. Kirk).

Changelog
19/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
23/04/2020: Information updated.