S.T. Alcazar LT87


Official Number: 162982
Yard Number: ?
Completed: 1917
Gross Tonnage: 171
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 109.6 ft (33.41m)
Breadth: 20.3 ft (6.19m)
Depth: 10.5 ft (3.2m)
Built: N.V. Burgerhout’s M. & S. Naamlooze Venootschap, Rotterdam
Engine: T.3-cyl by Bergerhouts Mch Fab, Rotterdam


1917: Completed N.V. Burgerhout’s M. & S. Naamlooze Venootschap, Rotterdam (Yd No. ) for Burgerhout & Zn, Rotterdam own account as MAASMOND.
1924: Sold to Reederij J. Frater Smid & G. Prins, IJmuiden. Registered at IJmuiden as ZWARTE ZEE (IJM27).
By 1930: Owned by N.V. Vissch Mij “Zwarte Zee”, IJmuiden (Jac. Frater Smid, Overveen, manager).
1935: Sold to Bowden Ramster (64/64), Fleetwood. IJmuiden registry closed.
26.10.1935: Registered at Lowestoft as ALCAZAR (LT87).
10.1935: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to District Bank Ltd, Liverpool (A).
12.11.1935: First landing at Fleetwood.
16.4.1936: Off Pembrokeshire coast in collision with steam drifter LANNER (LT1176).
29.7.1938: Sailed Fleetwood for St. George’s Channel grounds (Sk. Ernest W. Swan); nine crew all told and one pleasurer.
7.8.1938: Having fished between the Arklow L.V. and Kish L.V. left the grounds at abou 4.00am. for home. At about 4.30am. entered a dense fog bank with visibility reduced to 100 – 200 yds. At 5.20am. in position 53.19N 5.25W run down by LMS Railway steamer CAMBRIA (3462grt/1921)(Capt Edward Broughton Turner) Holyhead for Kingstown with passengers and mail, striking the trawler amidships on the starboard side after which she quickly filled and foundered immediately before the boat could be launched. Three survivors* including the Skipper and pleasurer picked up by the CAMBRIA.
24.10.1938: Lowestoft registry closed.
20.12.1938: At BOT Formal Investigation (No.7927) at Liverpool, the Court found that the said casualty and the subsequent loss of life were caused by the wrongful act and default of Edward Broughton Turner, the master of the s.s. “CAMBRIA”, and that the said casualty and loss of life were not caused or contributed to by any wrongful act or default of Ernest William Swan, the skipper of the s.t. “ALCAZAR” or the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company.
(* Sk. Ernest W. Swan; George Haylock, deckhand & Gordon W. Aldred, pleasurer all of Lowestoft)

(Lost. R. C. Dowson (53), Mate, Pakefield; Edward J. Harvey (55), Ch Eng, Lowestoft; Frederick Finch (24), 2nd Eng, Lowestoft; Frank Barber, Bosun, Lowestoft; Robert J. Daines (50), deckhand, Oulton Broad; Charles Walter Barker (58), deckhand, Blundeston and Leonard H. Peek, cook, Lowestoft)

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19/05/2012: Page published. 5 updates since then.
28/09/2015: Information updated.
17/01/2017: Added BOT loss inquiry report.
15/06/2019: Minor update.