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Name: LILY MELLING
Type: Fishing Vessel
Launched: 24/09/1908
Completed: 11/1908
Builder: Smith's Dock Co Ltd
Yard: North Shields
Yard Number: 394
Dimensions: 246grt, 96nrt, 125.6 x 22.1 x 12.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (12.5, 21 & 35 x 26ins), 85nhp
Engines by: Shields Engineering Co Ltd, North Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 127567
History:
11/1908 Melling Steam Trawling Co Ltd (H Melling), Fleetwood
14/11/1919 Thomas F Kelsall et al (Henry Blackburn, managing), Fleetwood
15/02/1920 Selby Trawlers Ltd ( Henry Blackburn, manager), Fleetwood
18/09/1933 William Gove, Aberdeen
18/09/1935 Wrecked
Comments: 1908: Allocated fishing registration number FD222 at Fleetwood
12/1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper
Armed with 1 x 6pdr gun
1919: Returned to owners
03/12/1929: Ran aground in Islay Sound & abandoned as a total loss
1930: Salved & repaired
1933: Allocated fishing registration number A276 at Aberdeen
18/09/1935: Stranded at Billow Ness near Anstruther
Declared a total loss & broken up in situ


Above photo copyright of Fred Baker