ISAAC HEATH LO244
As TEROMA FD17, 1929-58
Courtesy of Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch
Official No: 143833 Port and Year: London, 1919 (LO244)
Fleetwood, 1929 (FD17)
Description: Castle class steel trawler; single screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.
Crew: 11 men (1920).
Built: 1918: J.P. Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields. (Yard no.309)
Tonnage: 276 grt 109 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 125.2 / 23.4 / 12.6
Engine: T.3-Cyl; 61 rhp; by builders.
As ISAAC HEATH LO244
30 Dec 1919: The Admiralty, London.
Manager: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London SW1
1920: The Skomer Steam Shipping Co., Milner Chambers, Cardiff.
Manager: Lewis Bull. [Same address.]
16 Nov 1933: Brand & Curzon, Ltd., The Docks, Milford.
Managers: Edward Brand & Charles Curzon. [Same address.]
22 Feb 1929: J. Marr & Son, Ltd., 228 Dock St., Fleetwood.
Manager: Geoffrey E. Marr, 'Melrose', Esplanade, Fleetwood.
28 May 1929: As TEROMA FD17.
12 May 1949: Mason Trawlers, Fleetwood.
Manager: Robert H. Bagshaw.
Landed at Milford: 7 Jun 1920 - 13 Feb 1929
Isaac Heath, age 22, born Somerset; Pte., R.M.; HMS VICTORY, at Trafalgar.
10 Mar 1932: Skipper Charles Henry Taylor, Mate Walter R. Bowie and 2nd Hand John Brown charged at Stornaway Sherriff Court with illegal fishing half a mile off the Butt of Lewis, without lights. During the chase, a crew member attempted to paint over her port number. [The Times, 11 March 1932]
Aug 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as TEROMA and converted to a minesweeper (P.No.FY.527).
1943: 41st Minesweeping Group, Grimsby.
Mar 1945: Returned to owners.
16 Nov 1955: Outward bound and in fog, collided with the dredger FOULNEY a mile off Fleetwood, damaging her bows, while the dredger went aground. No casualties, and able to return to port. [The Times, 17 Nov 1955.]
1958: Broken up at Dublin. 21 Oct 1958: Fleetwood registry closed.
[Information from the Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and the Bosun's Watch website.]
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