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S.T. Wyre British FD24

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 160993
Yard Number: 547
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 406
Net Tonnage: 161
Length: 142.7 ft
Breadth: 25.1 ft
Depth: 14.1 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 650ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Speed: 10.9 knots

History

12.6.1930: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.547) for Edward Little (32/64) & Einar Olgeirsson (32/64), Grimsby as VINUR.
12.7.1930: Registered at Grimsby (GY249). Edward Little appointed manager.
16.7.1930: Completed.
7.8.1930: Sold to The Vinur Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
8.8.1930: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (A).
9.8.1930: Edward Little appointed manager.
1.4.1936: Registered at Grimsby as BRITISH (GY249) (BoT Minute R.G.1114/1936 dated 18.3.1936).
2.3.1937: Edwin John Johnson, Cleethorpes appointed manager.
27.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY.506) (Hire rate £201.6.2d/month).
1.1941: Based Grimsby with M/S Group 21 (Sk. T. Smith RNR).
30.1.1942: Based Lowestoft (Lieut. I. Evans RNR). Returning from ‘sweeping off Norfolk coast with six other minesweeping trawlers engaged German aircraft which subsequently crashed into the sea.
7.8.1942: Mortgage (A) discharged.
14.8.1942: Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd (64/64), London.
18.8.1942: William Alfred Bennett, Sanderstead appointed manager.
10.1.1946: Returned to owner.
Pre1959: John Bennett appointed manager.
31.8.1953: Sailed Grimsby for Icelandic grounds (Sk.Albert W. Meech).
8.9.1953: Arrested off Glettinganes Cape, Iceland for alleged illegal fishing and escorted to Seydisfjordur.
10.9.1953: At police court in Seydisfjordur, Sk. Meech was fined £1620 with catch and gear confiscated.
31.7.1954: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
11.8.1954: First landing at Fleetwood, 857 boxes 60 baskets grossed £2977.
25.8.1954: Grimsby registry closed.
25.8.1954: Leslie Wheildon appointed managers.
30.8.1954: Registered at Fleetwood (FD24).
10.1954: Registered at Fleetwood as WYRE BRITISH (FD24).
1954: Wyre Trawlers Ltd transferred to Associated Fisheries Group on purchase of Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd.
10.1957: Sold to Van Heygen Freres S.A., Ghent for breaking up.
19.10.1957: Delivered Ghent from Fleetwood under own power.

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S.T. British GY249

S.T. British GY249
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

S.T. British GY249

S.T. British GY249
Picture from the Internet

S.T. Wyre British FD24

S.T. Wyre British FD24 (as British)
Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

Changelog
09/03/2009: Page published. 8 updates since then.
10/10/2019: Updated information.

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

Technical

Official Number: 164934
Yard Number: 1158
Completed: 1936
Gross Tonnage: 486
Net Number: 201
Length: 161.3 ft
Breadth: 26.6 ft
Depth: 14.1 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull

History

6.1936: Completed by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1158) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as LORD ESSENDON.
22.6.1936: Registered at Hull (H312).
25.6.1936: Completed. Albert Turgoose & James Car designated joint managers. Cost to build £20,100.
30.6.1936: Sailed Hull on first trip to Greenland (Sk. C. Hansen).
6.1936: When in transit in Pentland Firth in thick fog stranded on east side of Stroma. Refloated without assistance and proceeded to Aberdeen (four days).
29.7.1936: At Hull landed 2,143 kits grossed £1,386.
25.7.1939: Insured value £23,200.
12.8.1939: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. E. Clarke).
30.8.1939: At Hull landed 1,104 kits £871 gross having been recalled for war service; fishing gear removed.
1939: To requisitioning, at Hull landed from Iceland/Bear Island (Sk. E. Clarke) 224 days 19,515 kits 14,560 gross.
9.1939: Requisitioned for war service as an anti-submarine trawler (P.No.FY.218) (Hire rate £301.12.0d/month).
1.1940: Based Ardrossan with 29th A/S Group (Senior Officer, Pby/Ty/Sub Lieut. M. R. Thwaites RNVR).
1942: Based Plymouth with 20th A/S Group.
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
23.5.1944: Convoy escort duties in British waters and across the Channel in support of landings.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
20.6.1945: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull for £21,100.
9.10.1945: Returned after survey and restoration at Hartlepool. Thomas W. Boyd designated manager.
30.11.1945: Insured value £42,500; for 1946 proposed £50,000.
7.1947: Converted by St. Andrew’s Engineering Co Ltd, Hull for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F. Cost £7,000.
17.4.1950: Lord Line Ltd in liquidation. Sold to Associated Fisheries Trawling Co Ltd, Hull for £21,000. Thomas W. Boyd designated manager.
22.7.1953: Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull (Thomas W. Boyd, manager).
4.3.1957: David Clater (17) deckie learner lost overboard and drowned.
12.10.1962: Sailed Hull for Iceland, last trip from port (Sk. Kenneth Rose).
30.10.1962: At Hull landed 1,133 kits grossed £5,299.
17.12.1962: Transferred to Fleetwood.
1.1.1963: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood for £28,653.
6.1.1964: Hull registry closed.
1.1964: Registered at Fleetwood (FD75).
23.4.1966: Sold to James A. White & Co Ltd, St. Davids, Fife for breaking up.
9.7.1966: Delivered St. Davids. Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon H312
Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

S.T. Lord Essendon H312

S.T. Lord Essendon H312
Picture courtesy of Jonleif (TPF)

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75
Picture courtesy of the David Slinger Collection

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75

S.T. Lord Essendon FD75
Picture courtesy of the David Slinger Collection

Changelog
28/01/2009: Page published. 6 updates since then.
26/03/2015: Picture added.
28/03/2015: Added 2 pictures.
04/02/2017: Removed disputed image.
18/10/2019: Updated information.

S.T. Miletus FD349

Additional information courtesy of Chris Petherbridge, Hull Trawler Website, and Birgir Þórisson
Technical

Official Number: 139263
Yard Number: 156
Completed: 1915
Gross Tonnage: 313
Net Tonnage: 126
Length: 135.3 ft
Breadth: 23.6 ft
Depth: 12.5 ft
Engine: 84hp T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Livingstone & Cooper Ltd, Hessle

History

13.3.1915: Launched by Livingstone & Cooper Ltd, Hessle (Yd.No.156) for Herbert Field, Hull as MILETUS
8.1915: Completed.
11.8.1915: Registered at Hull (H366). Herbert Field designated managing owner.
9.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an armed trawler (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.1886). Employed as a Special Service Vessel. Based Portsmouth.
1917: Based at Yukonski, Russia, minesweeping.
1917: Icelandic trawler-owners sold 10 trawlers to the French navy. Export licence was contingent upon replacing the ships as soon as possible after the war.
11.11.1918: Sold to Magnus B. J. Wedum, Fleetwood. Magnus B. J. Wedum designated managing owner.
1919: Icelandic trawler-owners ordered 11 new trawlers from Britain and 5 from Germany.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood.
8.9.1919: Sold to The Wyre Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
17.9.1919: Hull registry closed.
22.9.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD349). Magnus B. J. Wedum designated manager.
1920: Delivery of new Icelandic trawlers delayed, in case of England by strikes. Fearing to lose the main salting season (March-June), several owners resorted to leasing trawlers from Fleetwood.
3.1920: Hired by Icelandic owners for the salting season and based Hafnarfjörður.
10.10.1921: Renamed LOWTHER (FD349).
15.3.1928: Fleetwood registry closed.
16.3.1928: Registered at Hull (H403).
7.6.1929: Hull registry closed.
14.6.1929: Registered at Fleetwood (FD48).
6.4.1932: Off Sanda Island stood by RIVER KENT (FD75) disabled with rudder lost and jury rudder carried away.
7.4.1932: On arrival of EDWARD CATTELLY (FD204), departed for fishing grounds.
27.9.1937: Fishing 40 miles north of Flannan Islands (Sk. T. Barcock), sustained fractured tail shaft. Steam trawler CALDEW (FD347) although the nearest vessel took four hours to reach the casualty. Connected via rocket line and commenced tow for Fleetwood.
30.9.1937: Delivered Fleetwood 60 hours later after 400 mile tow in moderate weather.
17.10.1937: On completion of repairs sailed Fleetwood for fishing grounds carrying a wreath to to be cast into the sea off Portrush, Co. Antrim in memory of the loss of steam trawler MALAGA (GY393) which disappeared in a severe storm on
18.10.1935 with the loss of all her crew.
29.2.1940: Requisitioned for war service and fitted out for minesweeping duties (P.No.FY.782) (Hire rate £86.1.6d/month).
1943: Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd, Fleetwood appointed managers.
1.1946: Returned after survey and restoration at Liverpool.
1948: Renamed WYRE LAW (FD48).
10.1952: Sailed Fleetwood for West of Scotland grounds (Sk.George Wood); thirteen crew all told.
22.10.1952: Fishing off the coast of Isle of Lewis when wind freshened and SE gale sprang up. Hauled gear and headed for Broad Bay, Isle of Lewis to shelter.
23.10.1952: At 3.00 am in total darkness, stranded in the bay and immediately started to flood in the stokehold. Boat launched and siren sounded. Anchored close by was the steam trawler CHARLES DORAN (FD275) (Sk.Charlie Robinson) and on hearing the distress siren, weighed anchor and moved in close to enable survivors to be taken onboard from the boat. Crew landed at Stornoway.
10.1952: With the ship upright and stable, Skipper and Chief Engineer (L. J. Snape) remained in Stornoway and pumps and other equipment was sent up to Lewis in the WYRE CORSAIR (FD287) along with a salvage tug. Unfortunately severe weather returned before an attempt to salvage could be made. Within the week she started to settle and the attempt was abandoned.
12.1952: Fleetwood registry closed.

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S.T. Lowther FD48

S.T. Lowther FD48
Picture from the Internet

HMT Lowther

HMT Lowther
Frederick Farrow holding the dog
Picture courtesy of The Dennis Fletcher Collection

S.T. Wyre Law FD48

S.T. Wyre Law FD48
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

S.T. Wyre Law FD48

S.T. Wyre Law FD48
Picture courtesy of The James Cullen Collection

S.T. Wyre Law FD48

S.T. Wyre Law FD48
Wreck pictures courtesy of The David Buckley Collection

Changelog
27/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.
19/03/2015: Picture added.
12/11/2015: Updated information.
29/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
21/08/2017: Added pictures of wreckage.
30/05/2019: Updated the information.

S.T. Celtia LL28

Technical

Official Number: 121620
Yard Number: 359
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 239
Net Tonnage: 72 (93n- amended by BoT – 1.1.1914)
Length: 120.3 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Boiler: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields

History

19.9.1907: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd. No.359) for John Jones & Jenkin Jones, Milford Haven as CELTIA.
10.1907: Completed (John Jones, manager).
29.10.1907: Registered at Milford (M216).
11.5.1910: Sold to Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool (Robert Harley, manager).
30.10.1911: In SW gale and very high seas off the Isle of Man, at about 7.20 a.m. connected with Ellerman steamer OPORTO (739grt/1888) broken down and commenced tow for Liverpool.
31.10.1911: Arrived Liverpool.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 92.82 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve. Working under Admiralty control from Liverpool.
16.1.1918: Fitted with 1-6pdr.
1919: Released.
1924: Charles G. Miller appointed manager.
23.7.1926: Milford registry closed.
28.7.1926: Registered at Liverpool (LL28).
5.1939: Sold to Yolland & Llewellin, Milford Haven (John H. Llewellin, manager).
25.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service and appointed as a minesweeper (P.No.NI) (Hire rate £59.15.0d/month).
19.1.1940: Returned to owner.
24.9.1940: On fishing grounds about sixty miles SE of the Old Head of Kinsale, cut gear and picked up Cecil Mantripp*, mate of the the BASS ROCK (A759), bombed and sunk by German aircraft.
10.1940: Sold to The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood, managers. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
5.7.1943: Typical landing. 550 kits – hake-150, cod-50, coley-350.
1948: Sold to William Mayler & Sydney Bennett, Fleetwood.
1949: Sold to Ribble Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd, managers).
1954: Transferred to Wyre Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Merchants (Fleetwood) Ltd, managers).
2.1955: Sold to Hammond Lane Metal Co Ltd, Dublin for breaking up.

(* Also picked up by Goosander (LL118) – Rees, Ch.Eng; Mason, 2nd Eng; George Collier, bosun and Fred Foster, cook)

(Lost: Sk. George Skewis; Third Hand John W. Tobutt; John Hext, deckhand, H.W. E. Mills, fireman)

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S.T. Celtia LL28

S.T. Celtia LL28
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S.T. Celtia LL28

S.T. Celtia LL28
Picture courtesy of The Fred Baker Collection

Changelog
26/01/2009: Page published. 3 updates since then.
28/06/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
09/11/2019: Updated information.

S.T. Banquo FD99

Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 181349
Yard Number: 210
Completed: 1948
Gross Tonnage: 604
Net Tonnage: 222
Length: 170.4 ft
Breadth: 29.2 ft
Depth: 14.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (No.283)
Boiler: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee.
Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F
Built: J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen

History

9.4.1948: Launched by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.210) for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as THORNELLA. Contract price £84,220.
9.1948: Registered at Hull (H582).
21.9.1948: Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Cleveleys designated manager.
25.9.1948: Trials.
29.9.1948: Completed and delivered insured for £113,000.
30.9.1948: Sailed Hull for Bear Island (Sk. Charles Henry Taylor); first trip.
22.10.1948: At Hull landed 2864 kits (2846 headless, 1.603 haddock), £10,948 gross.
16.8.1949: Geoffrey Edwards Marr, Brough designated manager.
1949: Landings – 336 days at sea, 42,210 kits, £103,033 gross.
20.9.1952: Sailed Hull for Greenland (Sk. Charles William O’Neil).
4.10.1952: Responded to distress from steam trawler NORMAN (H289) stranded on an uncharted reef off the Greenland coast. Recovered eight bodies in the sea and landed them at Scrabster.
11.11.1952: Landed at Hull.
24.12.1952: Landed at Hull from Bear Island.
1952/53: Made two trips to Greenland fishery.
26.12.1952: Sailed Hull for Greenland (Sk.Charles William O’Neil).
9.1.1953: In company with LOCH MOIDART (H481) ran into a full NE gale whilst heading through broken ice, compelling the pair to to turn and dodge into wind. When coming into open water a large wave fell onboard, crushing the wheelhouse port side forward and flooding the radio room. With steering gear damaged and only half a wheel, the skipper managed to navigate with a boat compass and radio operator, James Cunningham, dried out the radio equipment in the stokehold and made contact with the owners to say they were safe.
17.1.1953: Arrived Hull landed 2,838 kits £6,198 gross.
19.1.1953: Surveyed and taken in hand for repair.
24.2.1953: Following repairs sailed for Norway Coast.
13.9.1954: Sold to to Northern Fishing Co (Hull) Ltd, Hull. Mark Hellyer designated manager.
6.10.1954: Registered at Hull as BANQUO (H582) (MoT&CA minute R558/1/0269 dated 4.10.1954).
17.3.1957: Vessel mortgaged to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
10.1957: Arrested by Icelandic gunboat THOR for alleged illegal fishing of Langanes peninsula, NE coast of Iceland (Sk. Joseph Jennings).
16.10.1957: At Reykjavik, Sk. Jennings was fined £1800.
12.1961: Hellyer Bros merged with Associated Fisheries Ltd.
26.3.1965: Mortgage (A) discharged.
24.5.1965: Sold to Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull (Associated Group re-organisation).
26.5.1966: Laurence Hall Swaine designated manager.
25.4.1967: Sailed Hull for Icelandic grounds (Sk. William John Stockton).
15.5.1967: At Hull, last landing 839 kits (240 shelf) £3,141 gross, £926 net. Within Associated Fisheries Group transferred to Fleetwood.
18.5.1967: Sailed Hull with Fleetwood crew on Icelandic trip (Sk. Thomas James Watson).
19.5.1967: Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
7.6.1967: At Fleetwood landed 900 kits (914 boxes), £4,331 gross.
7.6.1967: Hull registry closed.
8.6.1967: Registered at Fleetwood (FD99). Leslie Wheildon designated manager. Repainted in Wyre Trawlers livery.
9.1967: Sailed for Icelandic grounds (Sk. Thomas James Watson). On return landed and laid up.
9.1967: Sold to Van Heyghen Freres S.A., Ghent for breaking up.
27.9.1967: Fleetwood registry closed.
6.10.1967: Delivered to shipbreaker at Ghent.

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S.T. Banquo FD99

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

S.T. Banquo FD99

S.T. Banquo FD99
Picture courtesy of the JJ Collection

S.T. Banquo FD99

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of The JanH Collection

S.T. Banquo FD99

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

S.T. Thornella H582

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of Grimsby Reference Library

S.T. Thornella H583

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

S.T. Thornella H582

S.T. Thornella H582
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Banquo Settling Sheet

Banquo Settling Sheet
Courtesy of The Mike Thompson Collection

S.T. Banquo H582

S.T. Banquo H582
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Changelog
26/01/2009: Page published. 6 revisions since then.
30/08/2014: Added 10th picture.
15/01/2017: Picture removed.
30/03/2017: Removed FMHT watermark from images.
19/01/2019: Updated information.
28/01/2019: Updated information.
07/08/2019: Updated information.