S.T. Alcazar LT87
Official Number: 162982
Gross Tonnage: 171
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 109.6 ft
Breadth: 20.3 ft
Depth: 10.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Bergerhouts Mch Fab, Rotterdam
Built: N.V. Burgerhout’s M. & S. Naamlooze Venootschap, 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 owned by N.V. Vissch Mij “Zwarte Zee”, IJmuiden (Jac. Frater Smid, Overveen, manager).
1935: Sold to Bowden Ramster, Fleetwood. IJmuiden registry closed.
26.10.1935: Registered at Lowestoft as ALCAZAR (LT87).
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 with a crew of nine (Sk. Ernest W. Swan) and one pleasurer.
7.8.1938: Having fished between the Arklow L.V. and Kish L.V. left the grounds at about 4.00 a.m. for home. At about 4.30 a.m. entered a dense fog bank with visibility reduced to 100 – 200 yds. At 5.20 a.m. in position 53°19N/5°25W run down by the CAMBRIA (3462grt/1921) Holyhead-Kingstown steamer and sank immediately. 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), the Court found that the loss of the ALCAZAR was due to the wrongful act and default of Capt Edward B. Turner, master of the CAMBRIA, in navigating his vessel at a speed of 20 knts in dense fog. His ticket was suspended for twelve months.
(* 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)