S.T. Euthamia GY716

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow


Official Number: 134736
Yard Number: 244
Completed 1912
Gross Tonnage: 348
Net Tonnage: 129
Length: 140.4 ft
Breadth: 24.1 ft
Depth: 13 ft
Engine: 550ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley


20.4.1912: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.244) for The South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as PAVLOVA.
8.7.1912: Alick Black appointed manager.
9.7.1912: Registered at Grimsby (GY716).
9.7.1912: Completed.
10.7.1912: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The London City & Midland Bank Ltd, London (A).
8.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.56).
11.10.1915: Mortgage (A) discharged.
11.10.1915: Sold to Thomas William Baskcomb (64/64), Grimsby. Thomas William Baskcomb appointed manager.
12.10.1915: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclay & Co Ltd, London (B).
22.2.1917: Mortgagee re-styled Barclays Bank Ltd, London. Based Stornoway.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
10.12.1931: Registered at Grimsby as EUTHAMIA (GY716) (BoT Minute M/RG No.1228/1931 dated 5.12.1931).
8.1.1934: Sailed Grimsby for fishing grounds off the NW coast of Iceland (Sk. William Godard Johnson); twelve crew.
11.1.1934: Put into Aberdeen with boiler and pump problems.
12.1.1934: At 8.00 pm resumed voyage to fishing grounds.
23.1.1934: Owing to weather conditions sheltering in Dyrafjord, west coast of Iceland.
26.1.1934: At 6.00 am. with weather moderated proceed to fishing grounds. At 11.00 am. in increasing wind and heavy seas hauled with intention of returning to Dyrafjord for shelter. In early afternoon weather moderated and skipper decided to resume fishing. Steam trawler SABIK (GY58) (Sk.Frank Walker) had been sheltering in Dyrafjord and after discussion with Fleetwood trawler LORINDA (FD182), left at 10.30 am. for the fishing grounds. At 1.25pm in heavy snow storm, in collision with SABIK which foundered (approx. position 66.7N 24.4W) in three to four minutes having been struck at a right angle in the starboard bunker and plating fractured; twelve crew lost, two survivors*. Badly damaged but picked up two men and with trawlers LORINDA and EBOR WYKE (H78) searched for further survivors. At 6.00 pm. landed the two men at Dyrafjord.
27.1.1934: Survey revealed stem twisted to starboard, several shell plates buckled and one fractured.
30.1.1934: Temporary repairs completed sailed for Grimsby.
6.2.1934: Arrived Grimsby.
9.5.1934: Following BoT formal inquiry (No.S.365) at Grimsby the court found that the primary cause of the collision was a breach of the regulations for the prevention of collision at sea. Sk. Johnson’s ticket was suspended for three months and deckhand William Orbell, who was alone on watch, was censured.
22.10.1935: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (B) to Fred Parkes, Fleetwood & Blackpool.
29.10.1935: Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys appointed manager.
14.2.1936: Sold to Parkholme Trawlers Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
21.2.1936: Basil A. Parkes, Cleveleys appointed manager.
10.6.1936: Parkholme Trawlers Ltd (32/64) shares mortgaged to Basil Arthur Parkes, Cleveleys for the sum of £2217.1.7d with interest at 5%(C) & (32/64) shares mortgaged to Walter Holmes, Fleetwood for the sum of £2217.1.7d with interest at 5%(D).
3.4.1936: Announced to be renamed MARGARET ROSE.
15.5.1936: To fish out of Fleetwood.
1936: New boiler fitted (built 1919)
3.6.1936: Registered at Grimsby as MARGARET ROSE (GY716) (BoT Minute RG No.1081/1936 dated 6.5.1936).
7.7.1937: Mortgages (C) & (D) discharged.
5.8.1937: Sold to F. G. P. Maritime Enterprises Ltd (64/64), London
5.8.1937: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (E).
11.8.1937: Alteration of tonnage and other particulars. Certificate of Survey following conversion to cargo vessel at Barrow in Furness dated 27.7.1937. Remeasured 348.27g 169.41n.
12.8.1937: Grimsby Part IV fishing registry closed “No longer fishing”.
12.8.1937: Philip Sidney Bayley, London appointed manager.
5.9.1937: Mortgage (E) discharged.
5.9.1937: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (F).
10.2.1938: Sold to Mar Rose Ltd (64/64), London.
21.2.1938: Philip Sidney Bayley appointed manager.
1938: Chartered to Spanish Government, Madrid for use as a supply ship in the Spanish Civil War.
12.10.1938: Sustained damage in heavy weather whilst on passage, Valencia to Barcelona.
13.10.1938: At Barcelona, damaged by bomb during air raid.
17.10.1938: Arrived Marseilles for repair.
6.11.1938: At Almeria damaged by insurgent air attack.
8.12.1928: Arrived Marseilles in tow of cargo vessel (ex trawler) SOMERSBY (271grt/1918) and dry-docked for repair.
3.1939: At Almeria bombed and sunk.
1939: Salved and repaired.
9.3.1940: Mortgage (F) discharged.
19.3.1940: Sold to Loch Fishing Co of Hull Ltd (64/64), Hull.
20.3.1940: Harry Wright appointed manager.
5.1940: Sold to The Admiralty and fitted out as a minesweeper (P.No.FY802).
7.8.1940: Grimsby Part I registry closed.
6.1946: Paid off and laid up pending sale.
1946: Sold to D/S A/S Anglo, Haugesund (Valdemar Skogland A/S, managers).
1947: Converted to cargo vessel. Remeasured 343g 129n.
1947: Fitted out for cargo and registered at Haugesund as MORNA.
1951: Sold to Soc. Anon. Elbros, Antwerp for breaking up.
2.11.1951: Delivered Antwerp. Haugesund registry closed.

* Survivors. John Abrams, Cleethorpes, wireless operator and John Thomas Lorn, 2nd Eng

BOT report into the Euthamia-Sabik collision

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S.T. Euthamia GY716

S.T. Pavlova GY716
Picture courtesy of the JJ collection

19/12/2008: Page published. 5 updates since then.
05/06/2016: Information updated.
09/06/2016: Minor information update.
17/03/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
30/07/2020: Updated history.