Additional information courtesy of Göran Ollson
Official Number: 98736
Yard Number: 24
Gross Tonnage: 149
Net Tonnage: 48
Length: 100.5 ft
Breadth: 20.5 ft
Depth: 10.7 ft
Engine: C.2-cyl by Muir & Houston, Glasgow
Built: Mackie & Thomson, Govan
22.4.1891: Launched by Mackie & Thomson, Govan (Yd.No.24) for The British Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull as MOTH.
5.1891: Completed (William L. Robins, manager).
21.5.1891: Registered at Hull (H139).
2.11.1912: Sold to James Alexander Robertson, Fleetwood (managing owner).
15.11.1912: Hull registry closed.
16.11.1912: Registered at Fleetwood (FD167).
7.12.1912: The Lancashire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (James A. Robertson, manager).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 55.16 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
6.1914: Sold to Fiskeri A.B. Sälen, Gothenburg (A. Th. Assmundsson, manager).
1.7.1914: Fleetwood registry closed
7.1914: Registered at Gothenburg as GILBERT (GG584).
28.8.1918: At about 1910 left fishing grounds off Hirtshals, Denmark for the Swedish west coast in company with Gullholmen steam trawler GUERNSEY (LL936).
29.8.1918: In the early morning in bad weather with SE wind and drizzle, when approaching Mastrandsfjord with the intention of sailing the inshore route from Marstrandsfjorden to Gothenburg, between 0200 and 0300 they met an outbound steamer. GILBERT went ahead of the steamer and GUERNSEY behind and just after the steamer passed the crew of GUERNSEY heard a loud explosion from the direction of the GILBERT. There is no doubt that the GILBERT had been mined, but in view of the weather and the possibility of further mines the crew of the GUERNSEY refused to go near the area where the GILBERT was lost with her crew of ten. Gothenburg registry closed.
29/12/2008: Page published. 6 updates since then.