british FV Sulby (FD87) [+1939]
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general
nationality british
purpose fishing
type trawler
propulsion steam
date built 1909
status
dead (not found) dead (not found)
details
weight (tons) 287  grt
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engine
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yard no. 401
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 21/11/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 663
about people
builder
Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 170 max. / 145 min. (m)
orientation
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war grave
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 27/08/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 22/12/2010
 
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Allen Tony22/12/2010FV Sulby (FD87) was a British steam trawler of 287 tons built in 1909. On the 21st November 1939 when on route from FLEETWOOD for FISHING GROUNDS she was attacked by U-33 with gunfire and sunk 75 miles NW RATHLIN. 5 crew lost.
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About Builders
 Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. (South Bank), Middlesbrough
Smith's Dock Company who started at High Docks, South Shields, are often referred to simply as Smith's Dock, was a British shipbuilding company that became associated with South Bank in Middlesbrough on the River Tees in Northeast England, after opening an operation there in 1907.

Smiths Dock are perhaps most famous for preparing the design of the Flower class corvette, an anti-submarine convoy escort of WWII. In 1914 listed as Marine Engineers. During WWI the yard's output was 160 small ships. In the 1920's the yard began arc-welding along with riveting. Up to 1930 the yard mainly made colliers, tramps and cargo-liners.

In 1930 the yard entered the depression with a number of orders on its books. The worst year for the yard was 1932 when it was only able to launch one motor trawler. In 1931 the Stockton yard of Smiths Dock Co Ltd was purchased by National Shipbuilders Security for closure and dismantling. In 1936 the "Flower" class corvette based on the design of the whale-catcher Southern Pride, made its debut. 19 were made by the yard and 200 by other yards.

During the 1940s the yard made a number of cargo ships, tramps, colliers and the last case-oil carrier. In 1966 the yard was sold to Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson with the yard becoming part of the Swan Hunter Group later in the same year.

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