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All information and pictures on this site © Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust except where stated differently. In these cases the copyright is vested in the named person / persons.

Information courtesy of Andy Hall Granton Trawlers

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Technical

Gross Tonnage: 17.9
Length: 46 ft
Breadth: 13.3 ft
Depth: 6.1 ft
Rig: Ketch (aux motor)

History

Ketch motor and sail – Nets & lines

1913: Launched by William & James Wood & Sons, Lossiemouth (Yd.No.?) for Robert Carmack, Inverness as UNIQUE.
1913: Completed and registered at Inverness (INS370).
3.11.1915: Sold to Peter Lees, Andrew Christie and John Gove, Aberdeen.
11.1915: Inverness registry closed.
23.11.1915: Registered at Aberdeen (A565).
12.12.1916: Sold to Ernest Taylor, Fleetwood.
23.3.1917: Sold to Ernest Taylor & Noah Ashworth, Fleetwood.
23.7.1917: Vessel mortgaged to London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
25.10.1917: Mortgage (A) discharged.
31.10.1917: Sold to John Robertson, Kinsale, Co Cork.
9.4.1918: Aberdeen registry closed.
1918: Registered at Cork (C132).
1937: Vessel still recorded in Olsen’s.

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Information provided by Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 122785
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 76.83
Net Tonnage: 39.82
Length: 82.8 ft
Breadth: 18.8 ft
Depth: 8.4 ft
Built: Henry Reynolds & Co, Southside, Lowestoft
Engine: 150ihp C.2-cyl by F. W. Carver & Co, Gt. Yarmouth

History

1906: Launched by Henry Reynolds & Co, Southside, Lowestoft (Yd.No.?) for William Thomas Tripp (16/64), Kessingland; Alfred Strowger (16/64), Kessingland; May Beatrice Stuart (16/64), London; Robert Stuart (12/64), Cirencester; Ruth Stuart (4/64), Cirencester as PROSIT.
4.1906: Completed.
9.5.1906: Registered at Lowestoft (LT232). William Thomas Tripp designated managing owner.
16.6.1906: Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Mary Stuart (4/64), Edinburgh. 20.6.1906: Registered to William Thomas Tripp (16/64); Alfred Strowger (16/64); May Beatrice Stuart (16/64); Robert Stuart (8/64); Ruth Stuart (4/64) and Mary Stuart (4/64).
15.3.1910: May Beatrice Stuart sold (8/64) shares; Mary Stuart sold (4/64) shares; Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (32/64). Registered to Alfred Strowger (32/64); William Thomas Tripp (16/64); May Beatrice Stuart (8/64); Ruth Stuart (4/64) and Robert Stuart (4/64).
12.4.1911: Ruth Stuart sold (4/64) shares and Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (40/64).
20.4.1911: Registered to Alfred Strowger (40/64); William Thomas Tripp (16/64) and May Beatrice Stuart (8/64). Alfred Strowger designated managing owner.
28.2.1912: William Thomas Tripp sold (16/64) shares and May Beatrice Stuart sold (8/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (64/64), Kessingland.
16.3.1912: Registered to Alfred Strowger (64/64), Kessingland.
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.1039). Later employed as a minesweeper/patrol based Buncrana, Co. Donegal (1-6pdr).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft.
7.5.1929: Sold to Honora Evelyn Parkes (64/64), Blackpool.
5.1929: Fred Parkes, Fleetwood & Blackpool appointed manager.
7.1929: Sold to French subjects.
2.7.1929: Lowestoft registry closed.

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Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 106656
Yard Number: 157
Completed: 1896
Gross Tonnage: 128.59
Net Tonnage: 47.74
Length: 93.5 ft
Breadth: 20.5 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Built: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley
Engine: 200ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull

History

29.4.1896: Launched by Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley (Yd.No.157) for Northwold Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as LARCHWOLD.
8.6.1896: Completed.
9.6.1896: Registered at Grimsby (GY68).
9.6.1896: Thomas Sowerby, Cleethorpes appointed manager.
Pre 1911 – 1913: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 53.44net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
18.3.1917 – 17.12.1917: Fishing from Milford Haven (Brand & Co, local managers/agents).
12.1918: Released.
14.12.1921: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to the National Provincial & Union Bank of England Ltd, London (A).
6.1.1919 – 22.7.1922: Fishing from Milford Haven (Brand & Co, local managers/agents)
11.1924: Sold for breaking up.
28.11.1924: Grimsby registry closed “Registry closed … except so far as relates to mortgage (A). “Vessel broken up”.

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S.T. Larchwold GY68

S.T. Larchwold GY68
Picture © Grimsby Telegraph

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In Boston (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from the port.
Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson

Technical

Official Number: 162877
Yard Number: 957
Completed: 1933
Gross Tonnage: 399
Net Tonnage: 151
Length: 155.0 ft
Breadth: 26.4 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank on Tees
Engine: T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough

History

21.8.1933: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank on Tees (Yd.No.957) for Consolidated Fisheries Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as HUDDERSFIELD TOWN. 9.1933: Completed. Cost to build £19,814.
25.9.1933: Registered at Grimsby (GY521). Sir John Denton Marsden, Bart appointed manager.
1.8.1939: Landed prior to survey and Admiralty trials.
9.1939: Sold to The Admiralty for the sum of £22,617 and fitted out as an anti-submarine trawler (1-4.7”, AA weapons, ASDIC, DC, later Radar)(P.No.FY.197).
2.10.1939: Lieut Cdr James G. C. Gibson RN (Rtd) appointed CO.
25.1.1940: Grimsby registry closed. Based Milford Haven with 8th A/S Group.
1941: Skr. John H. Consadine RNR appointed CO.
12.9.1943: Sk. Lieut. Magnus A. Smith appointed CO.
1944: Assigned to Operation Neptune – Normandy landings.
5.6.1944: Escort to Assault Convoy S14A.
6.6.1944: Arrived Utah Beach. Escorted work barges to beach.
7.6.1944. Returned Solent escorting hospital ship. Then escort duties in Western Task Force area.
3.7.1944: Operation Neptune ended.
9.1.1945: Picked up 62 survivors from American steamer JONAS LIE (7198grt/1944) (Capt Carl L. Von Schoen) torpedoed and badly damaged by U-boat (U1055) when outside the Bristol Channel in position 51.45N 05.27W whilst on passage Milford Haven to New York.
10.1.1945: Rescue tug HMS STORMKING (P.No.W87) (700disp/1942) sailed Milford Haven.
11.1.1944: At casualty, transferred salvage crew, connected and commenced tow.
12.1.1945: Tow parted in heavy seas. Steam tug EMPIRE SPRITE (242grt/1942) came on scene but was unable to connect.
13.1.1945: In heavy seas again attempted to re-connect but steamer started to settle and in afternoon salvage crew taken off.
14.1.1945: Vessel foundered.
1945: Sk. Charles B. Scott RNR appointed CO.
20.10.1945: A Control Committee was formed to manage Hull and Grimsby trawlers which had been bought by the Admiralty pre war and were being offered for sale back by Admiralty Deal to their original owners. The owners who bought back these vessels and wanted to take part in the scheme agreed to register the trawlers under the Hull Ice Co. Ltd and profits were shared. Management of the trawlers was given to the companies which had bought them.
30.11.1945: Returned.
11.1945: Repurchased from the Admiralty through the Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull Control Committee (Admiralty Deal) allocated Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby to be paid for in four installments – total £14,750.
4.1946: Refurbished and surveyed at Newport, Mons.
18.4.1946: Registered at Grimsby (GY261). Thomas Rowan Ronald appointed manager.
16.11.1946: Sold to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
11.3.1947: Sir John Denton Marsden, Bart appointed manager.
2.7.1962: Registered at Grimsby as LEEDS UNITED (GY261) to free name for new build.
6.6.1963: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood. Basil Arthur Parkes appointed manager.
9.1963: Sold to Brugse Scheepssloperij NV, Brugge, Belgium.
20.9.1963: Grimsby registry closed.

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S.T. Huddersfield Town GY261

S.T. Huddersfield Town GY261
Picture courtesy of Mark Stopper

S.T. Huddersfield Town GY261

S.T. Huddersfield Town GY261

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