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.




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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