S.T. Quixotic GY982

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow and Douglas Paterson


Official Number: 109837
Yard Number: 436
Completd: 1898
Gross Tonnage: 197
Net Tonnage: 66
Length: 115.6 ft
Breadth: 21 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Engine: 400ihp T.3-cyl by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull, 1898
Owner: Grimsby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby


14.9.1898: Launched by Earleā€™s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.436) for The Grimsby Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as QUIXOTIC.
1.12.1898: Registered at Grimsby (GY982).
2.12.1898: George Edward James Moody appointed manager.
12.1898: Completed.
1907: Fishing from Fleetwood.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
11.1920: New boiler fitted.
11.6.1928: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
21.1.1930: Mortgage (A) discharged.
22.1.1930: Sold to Miss Lilian Warbutton (64/64), Rossall Beach, Fleetwood.
27.1.1930: Arthur Bousfield appointed manager.
21.3.1931: Sold to Wardleys Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Fleetwood.
27.3.1931: Harold Hodgson Catterall, Cleveleys appointed manager.
8.1932: Wardleys Steam Fishing Co Ltd in liquidation.
25.8.1932: Sold to Alexander Robb, Jnr (64/64), Aberdeen (managing owner).
8.9.1932: Grimsby registry closed.
9.9.1932: Registered at Aberdeen (A189).
1935: Sold to Mrs Aggie B. Robb (64/64), Torry, Aberdeen (Alexander Robb, Jnr, manager).
5.12.1939: On passage to fishing grounds (Sk. William Gardiner), stranded adjacent to Bell Rock Lighthouse which was extinguished at the time; crew of nine* taken off by Broughty Ferry Lifeboat.
29.4.1940: Aberdeen registry closed.

(Crew* – All Cullen unless stated. Sk. William Gardiner; Andrew Innes, Mate; Oswald McRonald, Ch Eng, Aberdeen; John Pirrie, 2nd Eng; George Fraser, 2nd fisherman, Aberdeen; George Addison & John Findlay, deckhands; William Addison, fireman; Alexander Dow, cook.)

03/01/2009: Page published. 4 updates since then.