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Technical

Official Number: 130026
Yard Number: 494
Completed: 1911
Gross Tonnage: 95
Net Tonnage: 43
Length: 87.0 ft
Breadth: 18.6 ft
Depth: 9.6 ft
Built: Cochrane Shipbuilders Ltd, Selby
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth

History

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26.8.1911: Launched by Cochrane Shipbuilders Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.494) for John Mitchell, Kessingland and R. Sillett, Lowestoft as PARAMOUNT.
24.5.1911: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1116).
25.5.1911: Completed. John Mitchell c/o Mitchell Bros, Lowestoft designated managing owner.
12.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol boat and later minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1295). Based Ramsgate (Sk. Herbert W. McNeil RNR).
11.1916: With drifter PRESENT HELP (Ad.No.0 (LT1120) took into Ramsgate for examination a schooner which was proceeding up channel to the east of the Goodwins, onboard thirteen German Army officers and non-commissioned officers who had been fighting in the Camaroons.
C1916: Sk. E. Hemp RNR appointed CO.
18.3.1917: Four German destroyers shelled Margate, torpedoed and sank the Hull registered steamer GREYPOINT (894grt/1889) at anchor off Broadstairs, shelled Ramsgate and drifters, hitting PARAMOUNT in several places and severely injuring the skipper and two hands.
10.1917 – 3.1919: Employed as a minesweeper with ASM137.
24.11.1917: In the English Channel off Ramsgate, U.boat (U48) (Kapitanleutnant Karl Edeling) fouled the A/S nets laid to the north of the Goodwins and at about 3.00am. drifted onto the bank. The U.boat was lightened in anticipation of refloating. At daybreak leaving Ramsgate in company with the drifters MAJESTY (Ad.No.1292) (LT66) and PRESENT HELP, proceeding north sighted the stationary U-boat. Closing, they opened fire with their 6pdrs and the fire was returned by the U48 with her superior weaponry, inflicting some damage to PRESENT HELP. They were joined by drifters ACCEPTABLE (Ad.No.1290) (LT1291) FEASIBLE (Ad.No.221) (LT1191) and LORD CLAUD HAMILTON (Ad.No.) (LT1047 ) and the destroyer HMS GYPSY (‘C’ class) which engaged the U48 with her 12pdr scoring thirteen hits. The encounter was brief and escape impossible, Kapitanleutnant Edeling ordered timed scuttling charges to be placed fore and aft and surrendered. The U-boat blew up and with 19 dead including the CO, the 17 survivors were landed at Ramsgate.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft.
21.2.1920: Sold to Ramsgate Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Ramsgate.
12.3.1920: Lowestoft registry closed.
3.1920: Registered at Ramsgate (R193). Thomas W. Chapman designated manager.
15.4.1921: Entered Ramsgate with a live mine onboard, picked up in the trawl. Not allowed to proceed “through the bridge”, mine removed by coastguard and naval party and rendered safe.
1922 – 1928: Seasonal white fish trawling out of Milford and Fleetwood.
24.11.1924: Fishing off the French coast in the neighbourhood of Sangatte (Sk. Fred Setterfield); at Ramsgate landed 30 trunks of turbot valued at £750. Such a catch had never before been recorded at the port.
21.12.1925: Returned to Ramsgate at 2.00pm to land the cook, Robert Pedder who had been struck by the trawl warp when fishing the Sandette bank grounds. When the vessel was turning, Pedder was struck in the face inflicting a severe scalp wound. Charles Setterfield, son of the skipper, who holds a first aid certificate, was able to treat the injury and make him comfortable. At hospital the wound was stitched and Mr Pedder taken home.
26.10.1926: After fishing “The Falls” returned to Ramsgate with a good shot of herring and thirty sharks, caught in the nets when chasing the herring.
6.11.1926: Reported that Louis Martin, night watchman, saved the life of skipper Fred Setterfield when he fell into deep water in Ramsgate Harbour, holding him up until help arrived.
31.3.1927: At Fleetwood, loading a drum of carbide into the generator in the engine room, overflowed and fell into a pool of water on the plates. A large volume of gas was emitted and ignited by the stove and on reaching the drum, exploded. William Stone, deckhand who was cleaning the cabin was thrown violently against the side and was cut about the head. The deck of the cabin was torn up and dense smoke enveloped the ship. The alarm was raised and the fire was quickly extinguished by the Dock Fire Brigade.
19.7.1927: At Ramsgate landed a 144lb sturgeon. Auctioned on the market it made £3.14s and was displayed before being sent to London.
30.12.1927: Sailed Ramsgate for a trip at the back of the Goodwins (Sk. Fred Setterfield).
2.1.1928: Returning to Ramsgate in the early hours around high water, in a strong SSW wind and heavy sea, stranded on sandbank alongside East Pier, Ramsgate when there was a problem in the engineroom. Five members of the crew including the skipper were taken off by the Ramsgate lifeboat Prudential (Cox. T. Read) while three other crewmen climbed the mainmast and were pulled to safety on the pier. Ch Eng. William Surman (38) who was badly scalded by an explosion in the engine room was taken to hospital and detained. Later the body of Harry Often (26), 2nd Eng. was washed ashore on Ramsgate sands. At low water, Ramsgate Fire Brigade de-watered the ship and 200 boxes of fish were recovered. Subsequently refloated and taken in to the harbour for survey and repair.
12.3.1928: On the afternoon tide, sailed for “the West’ard” (Padstow, Milford and Fleetwood) (Sk. Fred Setterfield) after repair and refurbishment following the January incident.
1928-1939: Seasonal white fish trawling out of Padstow, Milford and Fleetwood. Harry Eastoe Rees, Milford managing agent.
31.11.1928: Off Ramsgate, Arthur Medhurst (26), Third hand, fell overboard and drowned.
1932: Alfred H. Lanfear Jnr designated manager.
16. 2.1935: Arrived Milford with drifter/trawler MILL o’ BUCKIE (R129) in tow. MILL o’ BUCKIE had been driven ashore in a strong gale in late January on the west side of Rosslare Harbour, Co Waterford, resting on hard ground with two blades of propeller partially broken and leaking in the stokehold. After salvage, hired to tow her back to Milford for temporary repairs prior to returning to Ramsgate.
24.11.1938: Put into Dover with a leaking boiler tube.
15.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY954) (Hire rate £25.10.0d/month).
12.1939 – 2.1940: Fitting out as a minesweeper, Swansea Command (Sk. E.C.E. Blowers RNR).
21.1.1940: Took off crew, sixty in number – twenty injured, of Liverpool registered steamer PROTESILAUS (9577grt/1910) (Alfred Henry Dennistoun Shand, Master), Liverpool for Barry in ballast, which had been mined at 9.36am about six miles WSW of Mumbles Head, Bristol Channel (mines laid off Rotherslade 5.12.1939 by U.boat (U28)). Survivors landed at Swansea and vessel towed into Swansea Bay and beached off Mumbles Light House. Later broke in two.
10.1941 – 3.1942: Refitting at Gloucester.
From 2.1942: Sk. C. E. Blowers RNR, CO.
16.12.1943: Sk. Frederick William White RNR, CO.
2.1944 – 3.1944: Listed as Special Service Vessel, Milford Command (but still at Swansea).
4.1944 – 3.1945: Plymouth Command.
4. – 8.1944: Listed at Milford.
9.1944 – 2.1945: Listed at Portsmouth.
4.1945 – 9.1945: Portsmouth Command.
1945: Sold to Harry Eastoe Rees, Milford Haven.
1945: Sold to Drifter Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven. Harry Eastoe Rees designated manager.
19.1.1946: Returned to owners at Milford Haven.
2.1946 – 5.1949: Fishing out of Ramsgate.
12.1946: Entered Ramsgate with a live mine onboard, picked up in the trawl.
07.1950: Laid up at Milford Haven.
12.8.1950: Returned to service.
1955: Sold to Rees Shipbreaking Co Ltd, Llanelli for breaking up.
3.8.1955: Sailed Milford for Llanelli under own power.
8.1955: Ramsgate registry closed. Last Ramsgate registered steam trawler.

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S.D/T. Paramount R193

S.D/T. Paramount R193
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S.D/T. Mill o' Buckie R129

S.D/T. Mill o’ Buckie R129
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Technical

Official Number: 139887
Admiralty Number: 4149
Yard Number: 500
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 41
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Built: John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Engine: 270ihp T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Southtown, Gt Yarmouth
Boiler: Thomas Sudron & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees

History

1919: Launched by John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.500) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as DISTANCE (Ad.No.4149).
20.1.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
1920: Transferred to Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, London and placed on sales list.
8.1920: Sold to Robert Boyle, North Shields.
26.8.1920: Registered at North Shields as LEONARD BOYLE (SN45). Robert Boyle designated managing owner.
1926: Sold to James R. Duthie, Andrew Duthie, Archibald Ritchie, Rosehearty; Alex Duthie, Andrew Duthie, Glasgow; Gilbert Peterkin, Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, Fraserburgh.
28.4.1926: North Shields registry closed.
30.4.1926: Registered at Fraserburgh as DUNDARG (FR212). James R. Duthie, Rosehearty designated managing owner.
1938: Sold to Jane A. Duthie, Rosehearty.
1938: Sold to M. C. Lough & George Lough, Eyemouth. Fraserburgh registry closed. Registered at Berwick as EXCEL IV (BK260). James Lough designated managing owner.
3.10.1939: Requisitioned for war service and employed on port duties. (Hire rate £32.0.0d/month).
6.1940: Employed on transport duties.
8.1940: Based Kirkwall. Employed on miscellaneous naval duties.
7.1942: Based Anstruther. Employed on torpedo recovery and as a boom tender.
1945: Sold to Jackora Ltd, Lowestoft.
2.1946: Berwick registry closed.
7.2.1946: Registered at Lowestoft (LT171). Arthur C. Mitchell, Milford Haven appointed manager.
1950: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood.
13.4.1950: Best landing – 83 boxes £550 gross.
1955: Sold to Belgian shipbreakers.
22.5.1955: Sailed Lowestoft for Antwerp (Sk. Gowan) towing steam drifter JACKORA (LT129) also for breaking.
28.6.1955: Lowestoft registry closed.

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Technical

Official Number: 122785
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 76.83
Net Tonnage: 39.82
Length: 82.8 ft
Breadth: 18.8 ft
Depth: 8.4 ft
Built: Henry Reynolds & Co, Southside, Lowestoft
Engine: 150ihp C.2-cyl by F. W. Carver & Co, Gt. Yarmouth

History

1906: Launched by Henry Reynolds & Co, Southside, Lowestoft (Yd.No.?) for William Thomas Tripp (16/64), Kessingland; Alfred Strowger (16/64), Kessingland; May Beatrice Stuart (16/64), London; Robert Stuart (12/64), Cirencester; Ruth Stuart (4/64), Cirencester as PROSIT.
4.1906: Completed.
9.5.1906: Registered at Lowestoft (LT232). William Thomas Tripp designated managing owner.
16.6.1906: Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Mary Stuart (4/64), Edinburgh. 20.6.1906: Registered to William Thomas Tripp (16/64); Alfred Strowger (16/64); May Beatrice Stuart (16/64); Robert Stuart (8/64); Ruth Stuart (4/64) and Mary Stuart (4/64).
15.3.1910: May Beatrice Stuart sold (8/64) shares; Mary Stuart sold (4/64) shares; Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (32/64). Registered to Alfred Strowger (32/64); William Thomas Tripp (16/64); May Beatrice Stuart (8/64); Ruth Stuart (4/64) and Robert Stuart (4/64).
12.4.1911: Ruth Stuart sold (4/64) shares and Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (40/64).
20.4.1911: Registered to Alfred Strowger (40/64); William Thomas Tripp (16/64) and May Beatrice Stuart (8/64). Alfred Strowger designated managing owner.
28.2.1912: William Thomas Tripp sold (16/64) shares and May Beatrice Stuart sold (8/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (64/64), Kessingland.
16.3.1912: Registered to Alfred Strowger (64/64), Kessingland.
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.1039). Later employed as a minesweeper/patrol based Buncrana, Co. Donegal (1-6pdr).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft.
7.5.1929: Sold to Honora Evelyn Parkes (64/64), Blackpool.
5.1929: Fred Parkes, Fleetwood & Blackpool appointed manager.
7.1929: Sold to French subjects.
2.7.1929: Lowestoft registry closed.

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Technical

Official Number: 109725
Yard Number: 624
Completed: 1900
Gross Tonnage: 133
Net Tonnage: 57
Length: 95.0 ft
Breadth: 20.7 ft
Depth: 10.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland

History

28.2.1900: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.624) for The Moor Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hartlepool as NORTHMOOR.
4.4.1900: Registered at Hartlepool (HL59).
4.1900: Completed.
1902: Sold to W. Gartner, Hamburg.
16.8.1902: Hartlepool registry closed.
8.1902: Registered at Hamburg as St. GEORG.
30.9.1915: Captured in the North Sea by the light cruiser HMS CONQUEST of the Harwich based 5th Light Cruiser Squadron.
10.1915: Fitted out as a minesweeper (1-6pdr) and on completion renamed CHURCHSIN (Ad.No.1943).
11.5.1920: Sold to John Lewis Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen.
15.7.1920: Registered at Aberdeen as BANKS O’ DEE (A345).
15.7.1920: Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
12.10.1920: Sale to Robert Masson, Thomas Masson, William Masson, Isabelle Masson, Janet Masson, John Burns and John Lewis, Aberdeen not completed.
7.1.1921: Sold to William McPherson Snr, William McPherson Jnr, John Lewis and Elizabeth Lewis, Aberdeen (64/64 joint owners). Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
24.4.1926: Sold to James Brodie, Elizabeth Lewis and John Lewis, Aberdeen. Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
3.6.1929: Sir Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
31.7.1934: Sold to James Brodie, John Lewis, Aberdeen and Augustus William Strachan, Benstead, Surrey. Sir Andrew Lewis appointed manager.
1937: Sold to Metal Industries Ltd, Glasgow at Aberdeen (£450) for breaking up at Charlestown, Fife (Contract No.24C).
10.6.1937: Arrived Charlestown.
25.8.1937: Breaking commenced.
8.9.1937: Aberdeen registry closed “Ship broken up.”

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S.T. Banks O' Dee A345

S.T. Banks O’ Dee A345
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Technical

Official Number: 137640
Yard Number: 65
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 97
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 85.5 ft
Breadth: 18.6 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Built: J. Lewis & Sons Ltd
Engine: T.3-cyl (No.136) and boiler (No.83) by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen

History

1918: Launched by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd (Yd.No.65) (Admiralty standard drifter) for The Admiralty as MIRAGE (Ad.No.3926).
16.12.1918: Completed (1-6pdr).
31.7.1920: Transferred to The Fishery Board for Scotland, Edinburgh for disposal.
1920: Sold under HM Treasury mortgage agreement (Disposal of Admiralty Drifters to Ex-service Fishermen) to John Horne, Cockenzie (managing owner) for £6,500, reduced to £4,875; deposit paid £250.
24.7.1920: Registered at Granton as THORNTREE (GN73). Official No.137640.
20.7.1921: Fishing off Berwickshire coast (Sk. John Horne). Refused to stop when ordered by Fishery Board for Scotland vessel MAELSTROM (96grt/1919) after being observed fishing inside the legal limit off St. Abbs. Arrested after 60 mile chase and also charged with failing to display or concealing, name and port of registration. At Duns Sheriff Court fined a total of £140.
12.1924: Sold to Adam Vyse, North Shields & W. Wood, Cellardyke (John T. Graham, Anstruther, manager).
19.12.1924: Granton registry closed.
12.1924: Registered at Kirkcaldy (KY33).
1928: Sold to James Dougal, Eyemouth. Kirkcaldy registry closed. Registered at Berwick as MARY & JANE (BK271).
9.1939: Sold to Arthur C. Mitchell, Lowestoft.
20.3.1940: Registered at Lowestoft (LT129) as owned by Jackora Ltd, Lowestoft (Arthur C. Mitchell, manager).
4.4.1940: Registered at Lowestoft as JACKORA (LT129) (BoT Minute R.G.1400/1040 dated 11.3.1940).
1950s: Seasonal trawling for white fish from Milford, occasional landings at Fleetwood.
1.4.1950: Landed 111 boxes, £645 gross.
1955: Sold to Belgian shipbreakers.
22.5.1955: Sailed Lowestoft for Antwerp in tow of steam drifter EXCEL IV (LT171) (Sk. Gowan) also for breaking.
22.5.1955: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.D/T. Jackora LT129

S.D/T. Jackora LT129
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S.D/T. Jackora LT129

S.D/T. Jackora LT129
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