Technical

Official Number: 139213
Yard Number: 636
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 275
Net Tonnage: 108
Length: 125.4 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough

History

19.4.1916: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.636) for The “Wyre” Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood as DHOON.
24.5.1916: Registered at Fleetwood (FD244).
5.1916: Completed (Magnus B. J. Wedum, manager).
9.1916: Requisitioned for war service from the builders and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.2959).
24.11.1916: Mined near Newarp Light Vessel.
19.12.1916: Fleetwood registry closed.

(Lost – Ty/Sk. Allan McB. Ramsay; Edward Casey, 2nd Hand; George Sharkey & William Stonebanks, Enginemen; Hugh McAngus, seaman; James F. B. Main, Malcolm McLeod, Isaac S. Stone & George M. Tait, deckhands; Donald Finlayson & Arthur G. Gardner, trimmers; John G. Lawrie, signalman)

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Technical

Official Number: 136902
Yard Number: 608
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 219
Net Tonnage: 85
Length: 117.0 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.9 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough

History

16.3.1915: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.608) for The “Wyre” Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood as CRAIK.
17.4.1915: Registered at Fleetwood (FD134).
4.1915: Completed (Magnus B. J. Wedum, managers). Requisitioned from the builders for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1471).
1919: Returned to owner.
26.11.1932: Homeward from fishing grounds in heavy seas and poor visibility, stranded 4 miles N of Feolin Ferry, Jura; crew of eleven rescued by Craighouse Life Saving Apparatus Company.
8.12.1932: Refloated by salvage steamer and anchored Port Askaig. Repaired and returned to service.
1935: Sold to A. Robertson, Aberdeen.
29.4.1935: Fleetwood registry closed.
1.5.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A300).
1935: Sold to Andrew Robertson & R. C. Kelman, Aberdeen (Andrew Robertson managing owner).
26.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examination service (Hire rate £60.4.6d/month). Based Aberdeen.
11.1944: Returned.
1945: Sold to R. C. Kelman, Aberdeen (A. Hay, manager).
1945: Sold to Devanha Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (William Wood, manager).
1948: Registered at Aberdeen as GILMAR (A300).
29.6.1957: Went to assistance of CARENCY (A129) (Sk. David Wood) which in thick fog had stranded at Greenigoe one mile north of Wick. Connected and moved the vessel about 20 ft. Wick lifeboat (Cox. Neil Stewart), which had been standing by for fourteen hours, took off crew of thirteen and two hours later vessel slipped off rocks, rolled over and sank.
1960: Registered at Aberdeen as GILMAR II (A300) to free name for newbuilding.
1960: Sold to BISCO and allocated to James A. White & Co Ltd, St. Davids, Fife for breaking up.
7.12.1960: Delivered St. Davids from Aberdeen under own power.
1960: Aberdeen registry closed.

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S.T. Craik FD134

S.T. Craik FD134
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S.T. Craik FD134

S.T. Craik FD134
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

S.T. Craik FD134
Picture courtesy of Fred Baker

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Technical

Admiralty Number: 3277
Official Number: 139211
Yard Number: 634
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 276
Length: 125.0 ft
Breadth: 23.3 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: 87HP T.3-cyl by N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough

History

3.4.1916: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank-on-Tees, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.634) for The “Wyre” Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood as BURNLEY.
5.1916: Completed (John N. Ward, manager).
11.5.1916: Registered at Fleetwood (FD242). Requisitioned direct from the builders and fitted out as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.3277). Attached to Harwich Auxiliary Patrol.
26.9.1916: Magnus B. J. Wedum appointed manager.
25.11.1916: While sweeping off Orford Ness, mined in position 52.4.45N 1.42.0E.
27.11.1916: HMTrawler KELVIN (H357)(Ad.No.1974) when off S.I. Gabbard Buoy at about 2.00 pm. recovered body of W. Wetherly, Mate, transferred to HMDrifter ORION II (BF368) (Ad.No.2280) and landed at Harwich.
19.12.1916: Fleetwood registry closed.

(Lost – Lieut Cdr Thomas R. Heap; Ty/Sk. Robert Page; William Wetherly, 2nd Hand; Richard D. Johnstone & Stephen Leslie, Enginemen; William W. B. Raffin, telegraphist; Japheth Levett, AB; Albert Pretten, seaman; Walter Braime, Frederick R. Francis, John R. Goodwin, William Jenkinson, Charles Margerison, David Swanson, deckhands; William E. Hammant, & William H. Wells, trimmers; Amos Purkiss, trimmer/cook; William Trusler, boy cook; Oliver H. Lawrence, boy.)

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Technical

Official Number: 127408
Yard Number: 362
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 239
Net Tonnage: 73
Length: 120.3 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd North Shields

History

2.10.1907: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd North Shields (Yd. No.362) for John Thomas, Milford Haven (managing owner) as BEATRICE.
11.1907: Completed.
30.11.1907: Registered at Milford (M212).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service.
13.8.1914: Arrived Devonport for Special Trawler Reserve; when stored to sail for Lowestoft. Based on the Tyne.
12.1914: Renamed BEATRICE II (Ad.No.362)
1.1915: Arrived Devonport to fit out for Mediterranean as a minesweeper (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.362).
27.1.1915: Ordered to sail from Devonport to Mediterranean.
1915: Dardanelles Campaign.
8.3.1915: Sweeping near Yeni Cale, Dardanelles, paired with OKINO (Lieut. Geoffrey T. Whitehouse RNR)(Ad.No.285) (GY4). Leaving area OKINO mined and foundered in two minutes; four survivors including the CO. Damaged by shelling, Ch Eng. William Holland, Milford, suffered head injuries from shrapnel. Operated on and recovered.
20.12.1915: Dardanelles (Gallipoli) evacuation completed. Redeployed.
16.10.1917: Sold to The Wyre Steam Trawling Co Ltd Fleetwood (Magnus B. J. Wedum, manager).
14.3.1918: Sold to Walter Harold Beesley, Grimsby (managing owner).
8.4.1918: Milford registry closed.
10.4.1918: Registered at Grimsby as BEATRICE (GY1114).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
3.1919: Sold to The Middleton Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hartlepool (Harry Middleton, manager).
4.4.1919: Grimsby registry closed.
4.1919: Registered at Hartlepool (HL16).
1927: Sold to N.V. Maats “Petten”, IJmuiden (L & J Schager, managers).
1927: Hartlepool registry closed.
1927: Re-measured 236g 71n.
1927: Registered at IJmuiden as BERGEN (IJM16).
By 1930: N.V. Vissch. Maats “Petten”, IJmuiden (L & J Schager, managers).
6.1940: Requisitioned for war service under Dutch Naval Control (P.No.6C).
8.1940: Fitting out at Milford.
9.1940: At Holyhead with M/S Group 66.
11.1941: Group moved to Milford.
1.6.1942: Group moved to Portsmouth under Admiralty control (P.No.FY.932).
7.1942: Paid off.
9.1942: At Southampton as a minesweeper fitting out with oropesa sweeps.
03-04.1943: Not listed.
5.1943: Fitting out as a single line gate vessel.
6.1943: Last recorded, still fitting out.
1945: Laid up in Southampton (did not return to IJmuiden).
1947: Sold for breaking up.

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S.T. Beatrice M212

S.T. Beatrice M212
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Technical

Official Number: 109677
Yard Number: 643
Completed: 1900
Gross Tonnage: 182
Net Tonnage: 71
Length: 115.5 ft
Breadth: 21.1 ft
Depth: 11.4 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by N.E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields

History

7.11.1900: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.643) for The “Wyre” Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood as RIBBLE.
30.11.1900: Registered at Fleetwood (FD198).
4.12.1900: Completed. Richard C. Ward & John N. Ward appointed joint managers.
23.1.1901: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Lancaster Banking Co Ltd, Lancaster at 43/4% interest (A).
14.9.1901: Sailed for the fishing grounds. Mate, Daniel Knight jumped overboard in an attempt to swim ashore. Despite all efforts to rescue him, he drowned. “He had some drink, which is supposed to be the cause of his unreasonableness”.
10.1905: At Bantry, Co. Cork, Sk. Richard Collinson was fined £30 with net forfeited for illegal trawling on 5.9.1905 within the limits of Bantry Bay.
17.5.1906: Sailed Fleetwood for grounds off the west coast of Ireland (Sk. Richard Collinson); nine crew total and two pleasurers. 26.5.1906: At 5.40pm. with a full catch left the fishing grounds and set an easterly course for Fastnet. At 9.40pm skipper left the bridge with the third hand on watch and instructions to call him when the log showed 55 miles run. No order was given regarding lights. At 11.40pm. ran into a bank of fog hanging over the land, but speed was not reduced. As the third hand was about to leave to call the skipper he noticed something looming ahead. The engine was stopped and reversed at full speed but the vessel struck the ground and with way still on her, went over a ledge into water surrounded by rocks and came to rest under the fog station construction site at Clohane Island near Mizen Head, Co. Cork. The vessel was making no water and apart from getting the boat ready nothing further was done until daylight.
27.5.1906: At 3.30am. without having taken any soundings over the ledge, the skipper backed her at full speed to try and clear the ledge. At each attempt she came fast amidships; no attempt was made to lighten her and by 6.00am she had started to make a little water. Shortly after the crew took to the boat, landing in Dunlough Bay and walking to Crookhaven were they arrived in the evening. Telegrams were sent and the paddle tug FLYING SPORTSMAN (187grt/1882) engaged.
29.5.1906: Tug arrived from Queenstown but vessel was under water from aft to the bridge.
15.6.1906: Fleetwood registry closed “Stranded. Total wreck”.
27.6.1906: At the formal investigation held at Liverpool (No.S.228), the Court found that the loss was due to the careless navigation of her master, Richard Collinson and of her third hand, John Stables. The certificate of skipper was suspended for three months and the third hand was strongly censured.

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