Fleetwood Motor Trawlers
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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.

Additional information courtesy of Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 109100
Yard Number: 242
Completed: 1899
Gross Tonnage: 169
Net Tonnage: 67
Length: 104.0 ft
Breadth: 21.0 ft
Depth: 10.7 ft
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan
Engine: T.3-cyl by Muir & Houston Ltd, Glasgow

History

30.9.1898: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan (Yd.No.242) for The Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Hull as EDITOR.
1.1899: Completed.
25.1.1899: Registered at Hull (H422). James Leyman appointed manager.
1906: William R. Nowell appointed manager.
1913: Fred Smith appointed manager.
12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.398).
1917: Returned to owner.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
9.1918: Released.
10.1918: Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby and others.
21.10.1918: Hull registry closed.
24.10.1918: Registered at Grimsby (GY1218). Charles Dobson designated managing owner.
25.7.1919: Sold to Naylor, Bull & Co Ltd, Cardiff. Frederick G. Naylor, Grimsby appointed manager.
2.1923: Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby & others. Charles Dobson designated managing owner.
6.1929: Sold to John Thomas Webb (22/64), George Warman (21/64) and William Hutchings 2(21/64), all Lowestoft, Lowestoft & others.
26.6.1929: Grimsby registry closed.
27.6.1929: Registered at Lowestoft (LT92). William Hutchings designated managing owner.
15.2.1930: Sold to William Hutchings (43/64) and George Warman (21/64), Lowestoft.
8.3.1930: Sold to Sydney Loose (22/64), George Warman (21/64) and William Hutchings (21/64), Lowestoft.
1930: Fishing out of Fleetwood.
25.11.1930: At Bangor Magistrates Court, Sk. Herbert Plant was fined £10 for trawling within limits off the Anglesey coast.
4.4.1933: Fishing out of Aberdeen. Foundered in North Sea off Aberdeen in position 57.10N 1.30W after springing a leak; all nine crew rescued.
9.5.1933: Lowestoft registry closed “Total loss”.

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Technical

Official Number: 89832
Yard Number: 141
Completed: 1888
Gross Tonnage: 78
Net Tonnage: 24
Length: 80.0 ft
Breadth: 17.1 ft
Depth: 9.1 ft
Engine: C.2-cyl by Baird & Barnsley, North Shields

History

13.4.1888: Launched by J. T. Eltringham, South Shields (Yd.No.141) for William Horsley Storey, North Shields & others as TUDOR PRINCE.
1888: Completed. Registered at North Shields (SN41). William H. Storey designated as managing owner.
2.12.1888: Towed into Aberdeen by paddle tug HEATHER BELL (82grt/1857) with engine disabled.
2.12.1891: Sold to Joseph Kelsall, Liverpool & others. Joseph Kelsall designated managing owner. Fishing from Liverpool and Fleetwood.
2.1896: Sold to Daniel Flinn and William Albert Ward, Douglas, IoM (64/64 joint owners).
3.1896: North Shields registry closed.
2.3.1896: Registered at Douglas, IoM (DO272).
2.3.1896: Daniel Flinn designated managing owner.
17.2.1897: Sold to The Douglas Steam Trawl Boat Co Ltd (64/64), Douglas. Joseph Cowley Sharp appointed manager.
2.4.1897: Sold to Daniel Flinn (64/64), Douglas.
5.4.1897: Daniel Flinn designated managing owner.
8.4.1897: Sold to Robert Knox (64/64), Douglas.
13.4.1897: Robert Knox designated managing owner.
15.4.1897: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Daniel Flinn for the sum of £945 at 5% interest (A).
20.4.1898: Hired by Liverpool Marine Biology Committee for research into the fauna of Liverpool Bay and Neighbouring Seas, dredged and trawled from three to five miles off entrance to Glen Maye, IoM in 20-30 fathoms.
13.2.1899: Mortgage (A) discharged.
13.2.1899: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Wilson James Ashburner, Onchan, IoM for the sum of £388 at 5% interest (B).
14.10.1899: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Dumbells Banking Co Ltd, Douglas for the sum of £400 with interest at 6% (C).
21.12.1899: Mortgage (B) discharged.
18.5.1901: Mortgage (C) discharged.
30.4.1901: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Horace Lightfoot, Douglas for the sum of $500 with interest at 5% (D).
29.7.1914: Douglas registry closed “Sold to foreigners – Spanish subjects”, except as relates to mortgage (D).
22.8.1914: Registry closed. FATE?

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Technical

Official Number: 80453
Yard Number: 31
Completed: 1879
Gross Tonnage: 131
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 100.5 ft
Breadth: 18.0 ft
Depth: 8.8 ft
Built: H. M. McIntyre, Paisley
Engine: 2 x 2-cyl by Hutson & Corbett, Kelvinhaugh, Glasgow

History

13.3.1879: Launched by H. M. McIntyre, Paisley (Yd.No.31) for James O’Brien (64/64), Renfrew as ROSE ANN.
1897: Completed as a steam lighter. Registered at Glasgow.
1890; Sold to Isabella McCallum (64/64), Renfrew.
1891: Sold to George Rookin Nicholson (59/64), Wallasey and John William Thompson (5/64), Liverpool. Glasgow registry closed. Registered at Liverpool (105/1891). George R. Nicholson designated managing owner.
15.12.1891: George R. Nicholson sold (5/64) shares to Henry Ingram Thompson (5/64), Liverpool.
8.1892: Liverpool Registry closed.
2.8.1892: Registered at Douglas, IoM.
6.6.1895: George R. Nicholson sold (54/64) shares to Robert Knox (54/64), Douglas, IoM.
6.6.1895: John W. Thompson sold (5/64) to Robert Knox (59/64), Douglas. Converted for trawling and registered at Douglas (DO241).
23.6.1895: Hired by Liverpool Marine Biology Committee for research into the fauna of Liverpool Bay and Neighbouring Seas and dredged to the W and NW of Peel and Ballaugh, on the ‘North Bank’ at depths of about 20 fathoms.
27.10.1895: Hired by Liverpool Marine Biology Committee for further research and dredged and trawled off Port Erin and along SE side of Island from Calf Sound to Langness at depths of 15 – 20 fathoms.
6.6.1896: Henry I. Thompson sold (5/64) shares to Robert Knox (64/64) Douglas.
15.4.1897: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Henry Gordon, Onchan, IoM for the sum of £250 with interest at 4% (A).
20.5.1898: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Dumbells Banking Co Ltd, Douglas, IoM for the sum of £1,700 with interest at 6% (B).
7.6.1899: Henry Gordon died.
4.11.1899: In a southerly gale in the Solway Firth, picked up the Norwegian barque CORDILLERA (694grt/1874) which had broken away from the tugs KNIGHT of St. GEORGE (129grt/1885) and PRAIRIE COCK (125grt/1885) off the Point of Ayr and was carried before the gale into the Firth. The PRAIRIE COCK, which had been seeking her arrived and the tow was transferred and about 2.00pm. the KNIGHT of St. GEORGE came up with them. The two tugs with the ROSE ANN standing by proceeded to Ramsey Bay.
6.11.1899: Delivered safely to Ramsey. Through the Court in the Isle of Man awarded £300.
14.3.1900: Probate granted to Edward Gordon, Bembridge, IoW and Rachel Gordon, Onchan (64/64 joint owners in respect of mortgage (A)).
18.5.1901: Mortgage (B) discharged.
30.4.1901: Robert Knox mortgaged vessel (64/64) to Horace Lightfoot, Douglas, IoM for the sum of £500 with interest at 5% (C).
4.2.1902: Mortgage (A) discharged.
27.2.1906: Whilst lying alongside the Tongue in Douglas Harbour, three Peel fishermen were overcome by fumes in the forecastle and died*.
20.8.1906: Rachel Gordon died – Edward Gordon, Bembridge IoW (64/64).
28.7.1914: Mortgage (C) discharged.
1.5.1915: Robert Knox mortgaged vessel (64/64) to The Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Ltd, Manchester (D).
15.5.1915: Remeasured.
10.8.1915: Mortgage (D) discharged.
24.8.1915: Remeasured 125g 45n
30.8.1915: Sold by John Knox (64/64) to Richard Phillips (64/64), Douglas.
30.8.1915: Richard Phillips designated managing owner.
29.11.1915: Legal action by Richard Phillips in respect of 64 shares. By order of the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man, transfer or dealings prohibited until further notice.
17.3.1916: Injunction removed.
5.4.1916: Sold to Henry Mulleneux Grayson (64/64), Liverpool.
7.4.1916: John Aurthur Swainston, London appointed manager.
23.6.1916: Sold to The General Trading Co Ltd (64/64), Douglas.
10.7.1916: Alfred Ellis Ash, New Brighton appointed manager.
5.1.1918: Sold to John George Hammond (64/64), London.
7.1.1918: Sold to The Premier Tug Co Ltd (64/64), Hull.
8.1.1918: John G. Hammond, London appointed manager.
9.1.1918: William Henry Miller appointed manager.
1924: Sold to The Dover Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Dover for breaking up.
21.3.1924: Douglas registry closed.

Note * – William Clucas, John Watterson and John Hughes.

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Technical

Official Number: 98291
Yard Number: 131
Completed: 1891
Gross Tonnage: 139
Net Tonnage: 45
Length: 95 ft
Breadth: 23.3 ft
Depth: 10.5 ft
Built: J. P. Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields
Engine: C.2-cyl by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields

History

1891: Launched by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields (Yd.No.131) for The Steam Trawling Co of Boston Ltd, Boston as STURGEON.
6.1891: Completed.
6.1891: Registered at Boston (BN17). William Foxton Beaumont appointed manager.
1.1892: Awarded the sum of £73.10s in connection with services rendered to the brig PATRIE.
3.1892: Admiralty High Court gave judgement on a consolidated salvage suit, the owners & crews were awarded £2,400 in connection with trawlers assisting the Liverpool registered four masted ship WILHELM TELL (3107grt/1891) on the SE end of the Dogger Bank on or about 11. and 12.12.1891 and delivering her to Grimsby.
25.01.1895: Went to the assistance of the Boston steam trawler KIRTON (BN187) with bridge swept away in heavy seas with the loss of the skipper, Thomas Hughes and Third Hand George Hildred. Connected and in severe weather and heavy seas delivered safely to Boston.
1897: Sold to The Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Boston. James Bloomfield appointed manager.
27.03.1898: Norwegian barque PACIFIC of Tvedestrand, reported abandoned and waterlogged in position 55.0N 01.0E.
28.03.1898: Found, connected and delivered Grimsby Roads and later beached. Owners and crew were subsequently awarded £260.
1902: Fred Donnison appointed manager.
1907: Daniel Walker appointed manager.
1909: Fred Parkes appointed manager.
1911: Fishing from Fleetwood.
1.9.1911: At Whitehaven Magistrates Court, Sk. John Reader was fined £10 for trawling inside the three mile limit off St. Bees Head.
6.1913: Sold to William Chrystie Duncan, Middlesbrough for the sum of £775.
26.6.1913: Boston registry closed. Converted to a tug. Registered at Middlesbrough as IDA DUNCAN. Charles William Duncan appointed manager.
8.7.1914: Sold to Charles Duncan & Sons Ltd, Middlesbrough.
31.1.1917: Proceeding from Middlesbrough to Tees Bay, mined approximately 11/2 miles E from South Gare Lighthouse (mine laid by U-boat (UC32)). All six crew members lost.
2.1921: Wreck dispersed by explosives.

Crew: Capt Lionel Duncan (29), Master; Robert Tinmouth (56), Mate; Charles Chrystal Duncan (30), Engineer; Thomas Walker (47) and Henry Charles Scott (19), fireman; James Gibson (16), deck boy.

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