Reproduced with acknowledgement to Joe Kerr

Jon Forseti  GW 16

Built 1906  Scott & Sons,  Bowling near Glasgow    (Steel)
   
Yard No 194
   
Owner at New Unknown Owners
   
ID no 124157
   
Launch Date 20.11.1906
   
Completed 01.1907
   
Gross Tons 233
   
Nett Tons 81
   
Engine 85 hp  T.3-cyl by W. V. V.  Lidgerwood & Co Ltd, Glasgow
   
Length 130.6ft
   
Breadth 22.6ft
   
Depth 11.6ft
   
Owners  
12.01.1907 Registered at Glasgow GW 16.
1907 Owned by H. F. Alliance, Reykjavik Iceland (Thor Jensen manager).
1907 Registered at Reykjavik RE 108.
1909 Glasgow registry closed.
1914 Owned by H. F. Alliance Co Ltd, Reykjavik Iceland
27.02.1928 Wrecked and sank at Stafnes Iceland
   
Top Catching trawler in Iceland 1910 & 1911
  Special Stamp Issue in Iceland 2007
  January 1907 marked a turning point in the history of Icelandic fisheries when Jon Forseti, a new 230 ton  trawler, arrived at Reykjavik harbour. The trawler was owned by the Alliance fishing company and it was the first distant-water trawler to be built for Icelanders. Fisheries were excellent and the trawler seems to have been fully paid for in a few years. Later that year another trawler, Marz, owned by the Iceland Company Ltd., came to the country, marking the robust beginnings of the Icelandic trawler era. Twenty years after its arrival in Iceland, Jon Forseti went ashore at Stafnes. This accident contributed greatly towards the founding of Iceland's Life-Saving Association