Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow, Birgir Þórisson and Granton Trawlers
Official Number: Not issued
Yard Number: 192
Gross Tonnage: 277
Net Tonnage: 92
Length: 130.4 ft
Breadth: 22.6 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling
Engine: 460ihp T.3-cyl by W.V.V.Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
30.10.1906: Launched by Scott & Sons Ltd, Bowling (Yd.No.192) for J. T. Welsh, Fleetwood as KING EDWARD VII.
1.1907: Sold to Fernand Rimbert, Dieppe.
8.1.1907: Registered at Dieppe as HIVER (Di.511).
3.2.1915: Requisitioned for was service with Marine Francaise as an armed trawler. Based Bizerte, Tunisia with 3rd Armed Trawler Squadron and employed as escort/patrol.
1918: New boiler (built 1916) fitted.
3.4.1919: Sold to Société Industrielle Nationale de Pêche et d’Armement, Dieppe & Fécamp.
15.3.1919: Returned to owner after restoration at Le Havre. Fitted with additional accommodation and equipment for the Newfoundland fishery.
2.5.1919: Sailed Fécamp for Newfoundland (Sk. Dehais); twenty-four crew all told. Because of her size and layout found unsuitable for this fishery.
20.10.1919: Returned to Dieppe and resumed working as a fresh fish trawler.
26.6.1928: Sold to D. Mallet, Dieppe.
1930: Sold to Société Anon d’Armement Mallet, Dieppe.
1937: Sold Belgian shipbreakers. Broken up. Dieppe registry closed.
04/03/2017: Page published.
08/03/2017: Information updated.
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Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow
Official Number: 110877
Yard Number: 123
Gross Tonnage: 241.16
Net Tonnage: 89.97
Length: 119.3 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built: Dundee Shipbuilders’ Co Ltd, Dundee
Engine: T.3-cyl (540ihp) and boiler by Cooper & Greig, Dundee
1899: Launched by Dundee Shipbuilders’ Co Ltd, Dundee (Yd.No.123) for Atlantic Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as MAGNIFIC.
24.4.1899: Registered at Grimsby (GY8).
24.4.1899: Robert Walter Windeatt designated manager.
2.5.1899: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The York City & County Banking Co Ltd, York (A).
7.6.1900: Sold to Grimsby Steam Fishing Vessels’ Mutual Insurance & Protecting Co Ltd, Grimsby.
7.6.1900: Mortgage (A) discharged.
29.6.1900: Sold to Hugh McIntyre (64/64), Glasgow.
11.6.1900: George Jeffs designated manager.
9.7.1900; Hugh McIntyre designated managing owner.
9.4.1901: Sold to C. T. Bowring & Co Ltd (64/64), Liverpool.
18.4.1901: Grimsby registry closed “Coasting”.
18.4.1901: Frederick Charles Bowring designated manager.
4.1901: Registered at Liverpool. Based Halifax, Nova Scotia and engaged trawling on the Newfoundland banks. Results only judged to be “fairly successful”.
11.1903: Sold to James Codling, John William Hobbs & Arthur James Baxter, all Grimsby (joint owners 64/64).
27.11.1903: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to C. T. Bowring & Co Ltd, Liverpool for the sum of £5,500 with interest at 6% (B).
30.11.1903: Arthur James Baxter designated managing owner.
1.12.1903: Liverpool registry closed.
2.12.1903: Registered at Grimsby (GY1285).
1.1.1904: Registered at Grimsby as EDINBORO’ CASTLE (GY1285) BoT Minute 23790/05).
28.1.1908: Vessel sold by mortgagee under mortgage (B) to John William Hobbs, Leonard Brocklesby & Arthur Oscar Burns, all Grimsby (joint owners 64/64).
1909: New boiler fitted
29.1.1909: John William Hobbs designated managing owner.
29.1.1909: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to C. T. Bowring & Co Ltd, Liverpool for the sum of £3,125 with interest at 6% (C).
6.7.1909: William Acaster, Fleetwood designated managing owner at Fleetwood.
9.7.1909 – 10.1.1910: Running Agreement. Fishing out of Fleetwood (Sk. Sam Edwards, Knott End).
28.1.1910 – 1.7.1910: Running Agreement. Fishing out of Fleetwood (Sk. George Albert Novo, Fleetwood).
28.1.1910: William Acaster, Fleetwood designated agent for managing owner.
28.4.1910: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Stamford, Spalding & Boston Banking Co Ltd, Lincoln (D).
3.1.1912: Mortgage (C) transferred to The Lincoln & Lindsey Banking Co Ltd, Lincoln (C).
5.1.1912: Mortgage (D) discharged.
15.1.1912: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Lincoln & Spalding Banking Co Ltd, Lincoln (E)
7.2.1912: Mortgage (C) discharged.
12.6.1912: Mortgage (E) discharged.
13.6.1912: Sold to The Waverley Steam Fishing Co (Grimsby) Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
13.6.1912: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Lincoln & Lindsey Banking Co Ltd, Lincoln (F).
15.6.1912: Alfred Bannister designated manager.
27.9.1912: Sold to Alfred Bannister (64/64), Grimsby.
16.10.1912: Mortgage (F) discharged.
17.10.1912: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclay & Co Ltd, London (G).
17.10.1912: Alfred Bannister designated managing owner.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 94.29net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service. Fitted out as a boom trawler. Based Milford Haven.
18.8.1915: Sold to William Barton & Alfred Bannister, Grimsby (joint owners 64/64).
20.8.1915: Alfred Bannister designated managing owner.
29.6.1916: Mortgage (G) discharged.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
15.4.1931: Alfred Bannister died.
3.9.1931: Probate granted to William Barton (64/64), Grimsby.
1.12.1931: Bernard H. Bannister designated manager.
8.12.1931: William Barton shares (32/64) sold to Fred Bannister, Cleethorpes, Bernard H. Bannister, Cleethorpes, Harvey Wilfred Wilson, Grimsby & Thomas Henry Partington, Grimsby (joint owners 32/64).
31.12.1931: Bernard H. Bannister designated managing owner.
6.5.1944: Fred Bannister, Bernard H. Bannister, Harvey Wilfred Wilson & Thomas Henry Partington shares (32/64) sold to Alfred Bannister (Trawlers) Ltd (32/64), Grimsby.
6.5.1944: Fred Bannister designated manager.
16.10.1951: William Barton died.
17.4.1952: Probate granted to Elsie Barton, Gainsborough & Eric Dyson, Gainsborough, Executors (joint owners 32/64).
6.5.1952: Elsie Barton & Eric Dyson shares (32/64) sold to Alfred Bannister (Trawlers) Ltd (64/64). Grimsby.
6.5.1952: Fred Bannister designated manager.
12.1955: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
20.12.1955: Arrived Bruges.
6.1.1956: Grimsby registry closed.
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S.T. Edinboro Castle GY1285
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13/01/2017: Page published.
17/01/2017: Minor information update.
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Official Number: 129236
Yard Number: 180
Gross Tonnage: 212.83
Net Tonnage: 78
Length: 111.4 ft
Breadth: 22.6 ft
Depth: 12.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
5.6.1909: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.180) for Hellyer’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as YORICK.
12.8.1909: Registered at Hull (H49). Charles Hellyer appointed manager.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 87.23 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
27.11.1919: Sold to Hull Northern Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. William R. Nowell appointed manager.
3.1.1930: Sold to Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull. Frank O. Hellyer & Owen S. Hellyer appointed managers.
1931: Sold to Jenkerson & Jones, Milford Haven. T. Jenkerson designated managing owner.
1932: Sold to Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull. Frank O. Hellyer & Owen S. Hellyer appointed managers.
14.11.1935: Sold to Alexander Hay, Aberdeen.
19.11.1935: Hull registry closed.
21.11.1935: Registered at Aberdeen (A382). Alexander Hay designated managing owner.
2.1941: Sold to Hellyer Bros. Ltd, Hull.
24.2.1941: Aberdeen registry closed.
2.1941: Registered at Hull (H410). Owen Stooks Hellyer appointed manager.
3.7.1944: Sold to Ocean Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. William Leslie Barkworth appointed manager.
27.6.1945: Sold to Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. George Gillard appointed manager
5.2.1946: Sold to Odafoam Ltd, Liverpool. William Stevenson, St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea appointed manager.
12.1946: Sold to Grateful Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
1.1947: Hull registry closed.
4.1.1947: Registered at Aberdeen (A247).
1955: Sold to BISCO for £2,525 and allocated to Shipbreaking Industries Ltd for breaking up at Charlestown, Fife (Contract No.86D).
2.8.1955: Delivered Charlestown from Aberdeen under own power.
8.1955: Breaking up commenced.
9.2.1956: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel broken up”.
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S.T. Yorick H410
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Information courtesy of Andy Hall
Official Number: 27318
Gross Tonnage: 39
1861: Launched by Thomas Smith, Ashton Quays, Preston (Yd.No.?) for John Wright, Fleetwood and others as FARMER.
1861: Completed. Registered at Fleetwood (FD??). John Wright designated managing owner.
1867: Sold to John Stove, Lerwick, Shetland.
1867: Fleetwood registry closed.
1867: Registered at Lerwick (LK102).
5.8.1872: Advertised for sale in the Shetland Times. Offers to John Stove Jnr, Grocer, Lerwick.
6.10.1873: Advertised for sale by auction on 28.11.1873, if not sold previously.
16.2.1874: Advertised for sale again.
By 1876: Owned by John Walker, 1 Polworth Terrace, Edinburgh.
15.11.1876: Whilst anchored off Sandlodge, Sandwick, Shetland parted her cable and drove ashore; crew landed safely.
By 1878: Fishing registration closed.
4.5.1878: Advertised in Shetland Times – “Wanted a crew for the smack “FARMER”, to sail her on shares in the Coasting Trade, viz., carrying ore from Sandlodge Mines to the Southern Markets and General Goods Home“.”.
12.1880: John Walker declared bankrupt.
29.10.1881: Advertised in the Shetland Times for sale by auction unless previously sold along with the smack (cutter) DRYAD 53g/1846 both belonging to the sequestrated estate of Mr John Walker. Considerable repairs undertaken to both vessels two years ago. Both vessels open to view at Lerwick.
21.2.1882: At anchor off Lerwick, cable parted and driven onto Freefield Quay, Lerwick.
By 1883: Owned by John Morgan Aitken, Lerwick.
30.4.1887: Labourer William Garriock injured “While unloading paving stones when vessel lurched with the motion of the sea.“
24.12.1887: Shetland Times: “Owing to the unavoidable absence of the steamer “EARL of ZETLAND”. The following arrangements have been made until her return. The steamer “QUEEN” will make a trip to the North isles in the first week of January and every alternate week, the smack “FARMER” has been put on the passage sailing alternately for the North Isles and Yellsound until the return of the “EARL of ZETLAND”.”.
21.5.1898: Drove ashore and wrecked at Port Stoth beach in an ESE force 4 wind having loaded granite stones and asphalt for Potrnaguran, Isle of Lewis for the erection of the lighthouse at Tiumpan Head. Capt. W. Irvine and three crewmen landed safely (vessel was uninsured). Registration closed.
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