S.D/T. Mary Evelyn YH704

Copyright 2010 Barry Banham
Additional information courtesy of Wayne Osborne


Official Number: 132358
Yard Number: 400
Completed: 1912
Gross Tonnage: 90
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 84.4 ft
Breadth: 19.4 ft
Depth: 9.6 ft
Built: John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliot & Garrood Ltd, Beccles

Note: Wooden built vessel


3.1912: Completed by John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad (Yd.No.400) for James Pitchers Jnr, Gt. Yarmouth as MARY EVELYN.
15.3.1912: Registered at Yarmouth (YH704).
14.5.1915: Sold to Alex Keay, Fleetwood (managing owner).
25.2.1920: Sold to William Bruce, St. Combs.
19.3.1920: Sold to William James Ballard, Ramsgate (managing owner) & others.
7.6.1920: Yarmouth registry closed.
9.6.1920: Registered at Ramsgate (R333).
7.7.1920: At Ramsgate landed a sturgeon of 72lbs which sold for £2.17.0d.
1932: Sold to Peter Kinlan, Margate (Chapman & Lanfear, Ramsgate, managers). 6.7.1932: Sailed Ramsgate for Milford via Bristol Channel grounds (Sk. Daniel Mynheer).
9.7.1932: Trawling in Bristol Channel between Lundy and Caldy Islands in thick fog. At about 5.30 pm. run down by Glasgow steamer SKERRIES (1258grt/1921), Bristol for Waterford, 10 miles W of Helwick Lightship; struck forward, pushed over and foundered quickly. Five crew *, including the Skipper, picked up by SKERRIES but despite search by boats from SKERRIES and Liverpool steamer MAKALLA (5781grt/1918), four men missing **. At about 8.00 pm. search abandoned.
10.7.1932: Survivors landed at Waterford.
23.1.1940: Ramsgate registry closed (mortgage repaid?).

Note: Mary Evelyn had been fishing her way round from Ramsgate to Milford where she would have been engaged, with other Ramsgate boats, seasonal trawling from the port.

Survivors * (all Ramsgate unless otherwise stated) – Sk. Daniel Mynheer; Thomas Knight, Mate; C. Rice, Lowestoft, Ch Eng; Bert Osborne, Bosun; Samuel Pullman, Trimmer.

Missing ** (all Ramsgate) – William Ivor Marshall (22) single, 2nd Eng; Robert William James Osborne (28) single, Frederick S. Holness (48) married , deckhands; Richard Frank Kennett (51) married, cook.

To make them a readable size, the newspaper clippings (Courtesy of Wayne Osborne) have been converted to PDF
Newspaper Report 1
Newspaper Report 2
Newspaper Report 3

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S. D/T. Mary Evelyn R333

S. D/T. Mary Evelyn R333
Picture courtesy of The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection


24/08/2010: Page published. 5 updates since then.
20/09/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
11/06/2021: Updated history.