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s.v. Swallow FD151


Official Number: 89476
Completed: 1884
Gross Tonnage: 53g
Net Tonnage: 35
Length: 71.3 ft
Breadth: 16.65 ft
Depth: 8.1 ft
Rig: Dandy/steam screw – trawling
Built: G. B. Meagher & Co, Swansea, Swansea


1884: Completed by G. B. Meagher & Co, Swansea as SWALLOW.
1884: Registered at Maryport.
1886: Registered at Ayr (AR89).
By 1887: Owned by John Waring, 16 Kent Street, Fleetwood & J. Cookson, Fleetwood.
1907: Sold to William Poole, 10 Back Kent St, Fleetwood (64/64) (managing owner).
10.1907: Ayr registry closed.
30.10.1907: Registered at Fleetwood (FD151).
13.4.1908: William Poole died.
1.6.1908: Probate granted to John Robert Sumner, Fleetwood. Vessel transferred to him.
7.7.1908: Sold to George William Stennett (22/64); William Henry Blackhurst (21/64) and John Edward Singleton (21/64), all of 80 Dock Street, Fleetwood (George William Stennett managing owner).
6.10.1908: Sold to John Edward Singleton (22/64), Dock Street, Fleetwood; Henry Melling (21/64), Jubilee Pier, Fleetwood and William H. Blackhurst (21/64), Crown Hotel, Dock Street, Fleetwood.
23.10.1908: John Edward Singleton appointed managing owner.
20.7.1909: Fitted with auxiliary motor 6 nhp. Re-measured 8.7ft depth 57.54g 37.53n.
20.7.1909: Registry closed.
24.7.1909: Re-registered as an auxiliary motor trawler.
4.8.1909: Sold to The Swallow Fishing Syndicate Ltd, Dock Street, Fleetwood (John Edward Singleton, manager).
14.2.1912: Vessel foundered in Morecambe Bay and totally lost.
1.3.1912: Fleetwood registry closed “Vessel sunk – total loss.

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sv Swallow FD151

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23/02/2009: Page published.
13/02/2015: Information updated.
12/02/2018: Picture added.