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St ELSTAN H484
Built
1937
Cook Welton & Gemmell Hull
Off Number
165685
Length Ft
172.2
Tons Gross
564
Yard Number
634
Breadth Ft
29.1
Tons Net
209
Launched
23 09 1937
Engine Builder
C D Holmes
Hp
157 HP
Registered
16 11 1937
Knots
12.4 K
Registered St ELSTAN H484 Owners 1937 Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd Hull
  H.M.T St ELSTAN Owners Admiralty Service Sept 1939 - Dec 1945
      Dec 1949 Fitted for fuel oil
    Owners 1945 Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd Hull
    Owners  
Fate : 1966 Scrapped Ghent Belgium left Hull 01 06 1966
Admiralty Requisition
Pennant No
Role
Returned
Sep 1939
FY 240
Anti- submarine
Dec 1945

Convoy PQ 16 - 21st May 1942 St Elstan was close escort to the convoy with Lady Madeline, Northern Spray and Retriever

Convoy QP 13 -27th June 1942 return convoy of PQ 16
H.M.T St ELSTAN 07 Nov 1942 in company with H.M.T Cape Pallister Came across the liferafts of the sunken merchant vessel USS William Clark which had been enroute from Hvalfiord, Iceland to Murmansk, USSR When she had been torpedoed on the 04 Nov by U-354, 8 Officers 33 Merchantmen and 30 Armed Guards abandoned the ship. St Elstan rescued 26 survivors from one boat and Cape Pallister rescued 15 from another lifeboat, 2 further bodies were found. The Master of the vessel and 22 men had taken the No 1 lifeboat, they were never seen again.
Convoy RA 53 - Mar 1943 H.M Trawler St Elstan with H.M Trawler Northern Pride picks up survivors of the US freighter Executive which was torpedoed by German Submarine U-255, On March 10th the St Elstan picks up the sole survivor of the US freighter Puerto Rican, torpedoed and sunk on 9 March by German submarine U-586.
 
 

HMT St Elstan

IN REMEMBERANCE OF CREWMEN WHO DIED AT SEA
Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth
Occupation
Date of Death
Detail
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PALMER RICHARD 47 ST ELSTAN H484 . Third Hand 06 June 1960 Died after accident aboard
KERSLAKE JAMES 31 ST ELSTAN H484 . Sparehand 28 Nov 1946 Died after accident aboard
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Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
WAR SERVICE CREWMEN
BUTCHER GRAHAM . HMT ST ELSTAN . Skipper 1942 War Service
CLARKE W R . HMT ST ELSTAN . . . War Service
PARKINSON JACK . HMT ST ELSTAN . P O Stoker . War Service
PICKLES NORMAN . HMT ST ELSTAN . Radio Operator . War Service
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IN REMEMBERANCE OF WAR SERVICE CREWMEN WHO DIED AT SEA
Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth
Occupation
Date of Death
Detail
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KERRIVAN BERNARD JAMES 24 HMT St ELSTAN . Seaman 10 08 1944 Husband of Catherine Rosetta Kerrivan, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Trawlermen commited for trial 09 Mar 1962

Hull Magistrates heared the case against Hull trawlermen that had sailed on the Hull trawler St Elstan on her Christmas Trip last. The crew known as a christmas cracker crew, the crew consisted of regular crewmembers and replacement crewmen who would replace any regular crew wishing to have christmas at home. The regular crewmen believing the unskilled replacement placed further work and burdens upon them. It was alleged by the prosecution that the regular crew had tried to sabotage the voyage and prevent the trawler making a successful trip. While in Hammerfest Norway vital parts of machinery had been thrown overboard and when they were recovered by a diver again disappeared, there was also damage to the steering gear. The vessel was then sailed to Tromso Norway and spare parts ordered and flown out from the UK, again at Tromso there was trouble as part of the catch was allegedly sold to buy drink. The Engineroom artificers of a fishery protection vessel having to go aboard to raise steam so the vessel could be brought back to Hull, it was alleged it was very difficult to find a sober man aboard the vessel. Six of the accused elected to be tried immediately but one crewman wished to be tried by jury. This would mean bringing witnesses from Norway.

Harrison was granted bail in his own recognizance of £100. The other six men were remanded in custody until March 15.

The Accused
Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
RUDD JAMES 28 ST ELSTAN H484 . Crewman Mar 1962 charged with stealing a winch bearing and four baskets of fish
. . . Convent Lane . . . .
CAMMISH GEORGE 20 ST ELSTAN H484 . Crewman Mar 1962 accused of stealing a winch bearing
. . . Richmond Terrace . . . .
COWIE JOHN 35 ST ELSTAN H484 . Crewman Mar 1962 accused of stealing a coil of wire
. . . Pitts Terrace . . . .
IRVINE WILLIAM GORDON 38 ST ELSTAN H484 . Crewman Mar 1962 Court Case
. . . Charlottes Terrace . . . .
HARRISON HARRY 17 ST ELSTAN H484 . Crewman Mar 1962 Court Case
. . . Redbourne Street . . . .
HAIG HARRY 33 ST ELSTAN H484 . Crewman Mar 1962 charged with stealing 10 bottles of rum
. . . Anlaby Road . . . .

 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
FURNESS G H . ST ELSTAN H484 . Skipper 1951 .
CHAPMAN CLEGG F . ST ELSTAN H484 . Sparehand 1955 / 1960 .
BRAMALL RAY . ST ELSTAN H484 . W/T Operator . .
CALVERT BRIAN . ST ELSTAN H484 . Stowaway Feb 1951 .
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COLES RODERICK . ST ELSTAN H484 . Sparehand 04 08 1962 - 18 09 1962 .
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