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Fishery cruiser
Additional information courtesy of David Whiteside

Technical

Official Number: 111361
Yard Number: 79
Completed: 1899
Gross Tonnage: 145
Net Tonnage: 44
Length: 110 ft
Breadth: 18.6 ft
Depth: 10.7 ft
Built: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon
Engine: C.2-cyl and boiler by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon

History

1899: Completed by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon (Yd.No.79) for Samuel T. Chadwick, Haulfre nr Beaumaris, Anglesey as steam yacht ZISKA.
31.5.1899: Registered at Troon.
1900: Sold to Lancashire & Western Sea Fisheries Committee, Preston for £8,250. John P. Muspratt, Preston, County Offices appointed manager.
1901: Troon registry closed.
1901: Fitted out as a Fishery Cruiser and remeasured 145g 59n.
1901: Registered at Preston after fit out as a Fishery Cruiser.
1901 – 1907: Visited Preston on 13 occasions, either from Southport or sea. Frequently coaled and laid over at Fleetwood.
4.1902: Towed the Blackpool long line boat and fishermen north to fish off the Cumberland coast based at Seascale.
1907: Sold to Montague Grahame-White, The Royal Automobile Club, Piccadilly, London & others. Montague Grahame-White designated managing owner.
1909: Refitted as a steam yacht and remeasured 145g 44n.
1910: Registered at Preston as MAJESTA after refitting as a steam yacht.
14.08.1912: At Cowes week and anchored in Cowes Roads, Jack Douglas of Southwick drowned after falling from boat returning to the yacht.
14.08.1913: Sold to the Earl of Morton, Conaglen, Ardgour, Argyllshire. The Earl of Morton designated managing owner.
1913: Remeasured 145g 59n.
1927: Sold to James Napier, “The Drums”, Old Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire. James Napier designated managing owner.
1939: Sold to Arthur Gore, 7th Earl of Arran.
3.1940: Requisitioned for war service employed on harbour defence patrol. Based Sheerness.
29.5.1941: Compulsorily purchased by MoWT.
8.1941: Employed on balloon barrage.
8.1941: Deployed as an auxiliary patrol vessel. Based at Aultbea, Loch Ewe.
7.1942: Laid up.
4.1943: Used as an accommodation ship at Aultbea.
1.1946: Laid up and offered for sale.
1946: Sold (not traced further at the moment).

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S.Y. John Fell (2)

S.Y. John Fell (2)

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Additional information courtesy of Nick Miller
Technical

Official Number: 97466
Yard Number: 16
Completed: 1892
Gross Tonnage: 85
Net Tonnage: 16
Length: 85.5 ft
Breadth: 17.1 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Built: McGill & Gillmour, Irvine
Engine: 150ihp C.2-cyl and boiler by Muir & Houston Ltd, Kinning Park, Glasgow

History

1892: Completed by McGill & Gillmour, Irvine (Yd.No.16) for Lancashire Sea Fisheries Committee, Lancaster (Frederick C. Hulton, Preston, Clerk of the Peace, Lancashire County Council) as JOHN FELL (named after Committee Chairman).
1893: Registered at Preston (PN6). Robert A. Dawson, Lytham, Superintendent of the Lancashire Sea Fisheries Committee, appointed manager. Trawl mesh trials fishing Jordan Flats and Queen’s Bar, Rock and Horse Channels and Crosby Channel landing at Liverpool. Landing at Fleetwood from other trial and research trips.
5.5.1893: At a meeting in Preston, Cumberland Sea Fisheries Committee agreed to share the costs of the JOHN FELL.
13.1.1898: The Committee considered and resolved to discontinue the use of the JOHN FELL.
1900: Sold to Italian flag operators. Preston registry closed “Sold to foreigners (Italian subjects)”.

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In Premier Steam Fishing Co. (Fleetwood) ownership. Did not fish from the port
Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson and Maurice Voss

Technical

Official Number: 186693
Yard Number: 765
Completed: 1946
Gross Tonnage: 534
Net Tonnage: 192
Length: 166.9 ft
Breadth: 27.7 ft
Depth: 14.4 ft
Belgian register: 523,30g 188,91n 49,88 x 8,41 x 4,27 metres
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 1000ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Fitted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F

History

One of four oil fired steam trawlers to the same design ordered by Basil Arthur Parkes, Fleetwood during 1945 from Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd. Two for Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, St. JOHN and St. MATHEW (Yd.Nos.763, 764) and two on behalf of N.V. Motorvisscherij, Ostend, BREUGHEL (Yd.No.765) and RUBENS (Yd.No.767).

01.06.1946: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.765) for N.V. Motorvisscherij, Ostend as BREUGHEL.
31.07.1946: Completed,
07.1946: Registered at Ostend (O299).
2.8.1946: Arrived Ostend.
3.8.1946: In service.1946-1947: Occasional landings at Hull.
1948: First Belgian trawler to fish Greenland and Labrador grounds.
19.11.1948: One crewman (Roger Vanhoome) lost overboard and drowned.
23.6.1950: Sailed on an Icelandic trip. First Belgian trawler to fish Icelandic waters with newly installed radar.
10.1955: Sold to Basil Arthur Parkes, North Ferriby en bloc with RUBENS (O297).
11.1955: Sold to Saint Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull (Basil A. Parkes, Hull, manager).
17.11.1955: Ostend registry closed.
28.11.1955: Registered at Hull as St. PETER O.N.186693 (H102) (MoT R555/1/0622 dated 3.11.1955).
28.11.1955: Sold to The Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes, Hull, manager). Insured for £87,000.
29.11.1955: Sailed Hull for White Sea trip (Sk. Sydney Ness).
22.12.1955: At Hull landed 1792 kits, 363 shelf, £4,827 gross.
20.3.1965: Sailed Hull on Icelandic trip (Sk. Frederick Henry Patmere).
13.4.1965: At Hull landed 776 kits, 237 shelf, £3,331 gross. Laid up for disposal.
05.1965: Sold to Clayton & Davie Ltd, Gateshead for breaking up.
14.05.1965: Arrived River Tyne for breaking up at Dunston.
24.08.1965: Hull registry closed.

Note: ST.PETER is the patron saint of fishermen and with this in mind the Parkes family presented the ship’s bell to The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, Hull. At the present time the bell is placed in the fishermen’s memorial area of the Holy Trinity Church, Hull.

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S.T.Breughel  O299

S.T. Breughel O299
Picture courtesy of Maurice Voss

S.T. St. Peter H102

S.T. St. Peter H102
Picture courtesy of Mike Thompson

S.T. St. Peter H102

S.T. St. Peter H102

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Technical

Admiralty Number: 3532
Official Number:147962
Yard Number: 711
Gross Tonnage: 275
Net Tonnage: 107
Length: 125.5 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.8 ft
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough

History

3.9.1917: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough (Yd.No.711) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as WALTER BURKE (Ad.No.3532).
29.9.1917: Completed as an armed trawler.
12.1923: Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Boston. Fred Parkes, Wyburton, Boston appointed manager.
2.1924: Registered at Boston (Part I & IV) as GONERBY O.N.147962 (BN5).
11.1924: Transferred to fish out of Fleetwood.
5.1925: Slipped at Fleetwood prior to sale.
1925: Sold to S. Eraso, San Sebastian, Spain.
1925: Remeasured 283g 109n.
1925: Boston registry closed. Registered at Vigo as TORALLA.
1927: Sold to Pesquera Vasco Gallega Soc Ltda, Vigo.
8.1936: Spanish Civil War; requisitioned and armed by Nationalists at Cadiz.
1939: Returned to owner.
1942: Sold to Santos Eraso Tirapu, San Sebastian.
1946: Sold to Pesquera Vasco-Gallega Soc Ltda, Virgo.
195?: Converted for burning oil fuel, F.P. above 150° F.
1964: Sold to Vieira Gonzalez, Vigo.
1976: Sold for breaking up.

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