S.T. Bromelia GY113

In Parkes ownership. Did not fish from Fleetwood


Official Number: 122718
Yard Number: 358
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 242
Net Tonnage: 121
Length: 126.2 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.4 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by C. D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


14.14.1905: Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd.No.358) for The North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as BROMELIA.
13.2.1906: Registered at Grimsby (GY113).
1.1909: Converted for lining.
7.1909: Converted back for trawling.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr & Hydrophone) (Ad.No.3203). Northern Patrol.
11.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
12.1919: Sold to Thomas W Baskcomb, Grimsby (managing owner).
22.10.1935: Fleet of Thomas W Baskcomb sold to Fred Parkes, Fleetwood.
11.1935: Sold to United Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (William T. Moss, manager).
22.6.1942: Sailed Grimsby for Icelandic grounds in company with other trawlers (Sk. William Edward Webb): thirteen hands all told.
22.6.1942: Ceased fishing off East Coast of Iceland and set course for home; seen and spoke with other trawlers in approximate position 63.50N 14.40W.
29.6.1942: Posted missing. Possibly foundered following an explosion (mine or internal explosion?) Witnessed by German U-boat – in area U88, U173, U376 but no report of trawler sinking. All crew lost.
19.10.1942: Grimsby registry closed “Ship missing since 22/6/1942”.

Lost: Skipper William Edward Webb; Charles Frederick Bore, 2nd hand; John Henry Nicholls, 3rd hand; Thomas Rogers, Ch Eng; Leo Corcoran, 2nd Eng; Edward Abraham Edwards; William Ellis; William Osgothorpe; Frederick Arthur Perrin; Ralph Herbert Clark, deck hands; Rolf James & James Hitchman, trimmers; Sidney Victor Cuthbert, cook.

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S.T. Bromelia GY113

S.T. Bromelia GY113
Picture courtesy of The Steve Farrow Collection

10/06/2010: Page published. 4 updates since then.
22/06/2015: Crew list added.
11/08/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
11/10/2019: Updated information.