Official Number: 115038
Yard Number: 689
Gross Tonnage: 79.44
Net Tonnage: 32
Length: 80 ft
Breadth: 18.1 ft
Depth: 8.3 ft
Engine: 22HP T.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Built: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
1902: Launched by Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.689) for The Star Drift Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft as DORIS.
5.8.1902: Registered at Lowestoft (LT890).
8.1902: Completed (George Catchpole, Kessingland, manager).
22.9.1902: Sank the dandy VENUS (68720) (YH555) in collision near Bull Light Vessel, River Humber.
1912: Sold to The Doris Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Harry Carr, manager). Employed as a liner.
11.1914: On a trip to North Channel grounds (Sk. Alex Stephens). Put into Belfast; after dispute four crew left and returned to Fleetwood by steamer.
12.11.1914: Sailed Belfast for Fleetwood with skipper and three hands. Later in W to NW gale and very heavy seas vessel observed in difficulties to the south of Portpatrick Harbour. Portpatrick lifeboat attended but crew refused assistance.
13.11.1914: Vessel ashore at Ardwell Point, The Rinns of Galloway; Sk. Stephens swam ashore to seek assistance later all three crew took to the water. Port Logan lifeboat launched and searched area but no survivors found. Vessel total loss.
26.11.1914: Body of Alexander Mitchell recovered.
2.12.1914: Body of Henry King recovered.
24.2.1915: Lowestoft registry closed.
1975: Wreck identified off Doon Castle Point in 17 fms.
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09/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.
11/02/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.