Additional information courtesy of Göran Olsson, Bill Blow and Douglas Paterson
Official Number: 94080
Yard Number: 308
Gross Tonnage: 145
Net Tonnage: 91
Length: 101.6 ft
Breadth: 20.5 ft
Depth: 10.6 ft
Engine: 300ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
8.3.1888: Launched by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.308) for The Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as VIRGO.
19.4.1888: Registered at Grimsby (GY150).
19.4.1888: John Richardson Mackrill appointed manager.
25.9.1900: Sold to A/S Zodiac, Brevik, Norway (Cornelius Röe, manager) en bloc with steam trawlers, GEMINI (GY885), PISCES (GY271), SAGITTARIUS (GY137), SCORPIO (GY136), AURUS (GY883), and ZODIAC (GY286). Continued to fish from Grimsby.
27.9.1900: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Brevik (No PLN for Norwegian ports before 1920).
1903: New boiler by Gt. Grimsby Coal, Salt & Tanning Co Ltd, Grimsby.
5.1906: Sold to Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby (John R. Mackrill, manager) again en bloc with steam trawlers previously named.
5.1906: Remeasured 144.66 grt 77.49 net.
17.5.1906: Registered at Grimsby (GY144).
9.1908: Sold to A.B. Planet, Landskrona, Sweden (Lars Peter Jönsson, manager) en bloc with CORONA (GY778), SAGITTARIUS (GY149) for £2,000 each.
11.9.1908: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Landskrona (LA644).
5.1909: Sold to Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby with SAGITTARIUS (LA645).
26.5.1909: John Richard Mackrill appointed manager.
27.5.1909: Registered at Grimsby as SCORPIO (GY467).
8.3.1913: Sold to Aldersyde Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
17.04.1913: Edwin Beacock appointed manager. Transferred to Fleetwood.
7.7.1913: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
25.10.1915: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (B).
26.10.1915: Mortgage (A) discharged.
9.11.1916: Mortgage (B) discharged.
8.11.1916: Sold to James Johnson (64/64), Scarborough.
2.12.1916: James Johnson designated managing owner.
5.12.1916: Grimsby registry closed.
6.12.1916: Registered at Scarborough (SH270).
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released. 24.4.1919: Sold to The Scorpio Steamship Co Ltd (64/64), Scarborough.
20.12.1920: Sold to James Johnson (64/64), Scarborough.
23.7.1923: Sold to James Beswick (64/64), Newby, nr. Scarborough.
18.12.1935: Scarborough registry closed “Ship being broken up”.
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04/01/2009: Page published. 7 updates since then.