DELTA A  O.170

Official No:  n/a    Port Number and Year: Ostend, 1908 (O.170 )

Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning.  Schooner rigged. 


Built: 1908. Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Yard no. 126)

Tonnage: 250 grt 112 net; 1912: 241 grt  77 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 125.0 / 22.0 / 9.6

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 423 ihp; 10 kts. Engine by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Co., Hull.



As DELTA A (O.170)

29 Sep 1908: NV 'Delta', Jozef II Straat,  Oostende.

Manager: J. Nierinck.


Landed at Milford: 18 Oct 1914 - 28 May 1916.

Skippers: Auguste Wittrock;  Louis Coene.


The owners and measurements are listed in the "Bureau Veritas" registers.

4 Apr 1912: Belgian tug DELPHINE left Monday morning from Ostend to Ghent in tow with DELTA A to undergo repairs.

Oct 1914: One of 24 Belgian trawlers which arrived at Milford.  Crewed by Belgians.

6 Oct 1917: Rescued 25 crew from British ss BEDALE (2,116 grt), sunk by submarine 25 miles S.E. by S. from Mine Head. 3 lives lost.

21 Apr 1918: On passage from Iceland to Fleetwood, after fishing. Stopped and sunk 18 miles S. of St. Kilda, W. Hebrides, by U-19, Johannes Spieß. No casualties, crew landed at St. Kilda in two boats. Two A.P. vessels brought the crew to Stornoway; from there sent to Glasgow.

[Information kindly supplied by Maurice Voss.]



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