Category Archives: Drifter/Trawler

S.D/T. Ascona LT108 (Seasonal)

Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham and Barry Johnson

Technical

Official Number: 149226
Yard Number: 578
Completed: 1929
Gross Tonnage: 138
Net Tonnage: 59
Length: 98.0 ft
Breadth: 20.6 ft
Depth: 10.4 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Boiler: Riley Brothers (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton on Tees (foreside firing)
Built: John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

History

1929: Launched by John Chambers Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.578) for Nelson George Utting (32/64) & William George Utting (32/64), Lowestoft as ASCONA.
12.2.1930: Registered at Lowestoft as (LT108).
3.1930: Completed.
1930s: Seasonal fishing from Padstow and Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent).
17.3.1934: At Padstow damaged in collision with OCEAN SUNLIGHT (YH29).
24.4.1938: In fog in Morecambe Bay suffered damage in collision with KATHLEEN (LT673).
30.8.1938: At Bangor Magistrates Court, Sk. Noah Ayres fined £50 for trawling within the three mile limit in Caernarvon Bay (First summons under the Sea Fishery Act of June 1938).
20.9.1938: Suffered damage to propeller off Fleetwood.
13.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY949) (Hire rate £77.15.11d/month).
1.6.1940: Based at Harwich.
4.1945: Transferred to miscellaneous Naval duties.
1.1.1946: Sold to Vigilant Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (David F. Cartwright, MBE MC, manager).
4.1946: Returned to owner.
26.4.1948: Damaged gallows when trawl came fast.
25.10.1948: At Lowestoft landed 216 crans of herring.
29.3.1949: Damaged gallows when trawl came fast.
12.11.1952: At Lowestoft landed 217 crans.
16.4.1953: Sold to Norrard Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven (Frederick William Ingram, manager).
16.6.1953: Returned to Milford (Sk. Jack Chenery) with mast fractured when lifting haul of jellyfish. Landed 59kits grossed £311 (3 days).
25.10.1957: Sailed Milford for Lowestoft to be converted to diesel propulsion.
14.2.1958: Completed trials after conversion by L.B.S. Engineering Co Ltd, Lowestoft fitted with 402bhp 4 stroke 6-cyl oil engine by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport (engine made 1947).
1958: Re measured 146g 60n.
7.3.1958: Returned to Milford.
19.5.1965: Fishing off the Smalls (Sk. Charles Manthorpe), deckhand Billy Owen injured in face when slip hook flew off gallows. Returned to Milford.
11.1968: Sustained damage to stem and bow plating in a collision at Milford dockhead.
12.12.1968: Arrived Gloucester for dry docking and repair.
6.1.1970: Laid up at Milford.
5.1970: Sold to Hughes Bolckow Ltd, Blyth for breaking up.
3.6.1970: Sailed Milford (Sk. Jack Utting) for Blyth in company with LORD COLLINGWOOD (M42) (Sk. Walter Robson) also sold for breaking.
8.6.1970: Delivered Blyth.
26.6.1972: Lowestoft registry closed. (16.7.1974: Mortgage to W.F.A. discharged).

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S.T. Ascona LT108

S.T. Ascona LT108
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S.T. Ascona LT108

S.T. Ascona LT108
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Changelog
05/11/2010: Page published. 3 revisions since then.
18/08/2014: Picture added.
03/06/2016: Minor information update.
20/10/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.
18/07/2019: Updated information.

S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746 (Seasonal)

Technical

Official Number: 140021
Yard Number: 458
Completed: 1920
Gross Tonnage: 161
Net Tonnage: 68
Length: 103.6
Breadth: 20.8 ft
Depth: 10.8 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow

History

1920: Launched by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.458) for John Victor Breach, Lowestoft & Others as MARGARET HIDE.
11.1920: Completed (John Victor Breech, manager).
2.12.1920: Registered at Lowestoft (LT746).
1926: Sold to Pevensey Castle Ltd, Lowestoft (John Victor Breach, manager).
11.1938: In North Sea disabled motor drifter EFFICIENT (FR242) picked up by steam drifter LANNER (LT1176) but fouled propeller when towline parted. Connected and delivered Lowestoft.
16.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.FY981) (Hire rate £52.6.6d/month).
1.1942: At Lowestoft as LL drifter.
10.1943: Transferred to War Department.
4.1945: Returned to owner.
26.10.1947: Damaged by heavy weather, steam drifter PATRIA (LT178) stood by.
Pre 1949 – post 1952: Seasonal fishing from Fleetwood.
1955: Sold to Belgium for breaking up.
26.9.1955: Sailed Lowestoft for Antwerp towing BOYS’ FRIEND (LT151) also for breaking up.
(Named after Margaret Hide Breach)

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S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746

S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746
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S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746

S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746
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S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746

S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746
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S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746

S.D/T. Margaret Hide LT746
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Changelog
02/11/2010: Page published. 3 updates since then.
19/07/2016: Image added.
18/01/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from images.

S.D/T. Elie Ness LT1259 (Seasonal)

Additional material by Barry Banham

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4137
Official Number: 144799
Yard Number: 65
Completed: 1919
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 37
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Built: The Ouse Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Hook, Nr Goole
T.3-cyl by Urquhart, Lindsay & Robertson, Orchar Ltd, Dundee
Boiler: Clayton, Son & Co Ltd, Hunslett

History

17.5.1919: Launched by The Ouse Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Hook, Nr Goole (Yd.No.65) (“Admiralty drifter) for The Admiralty as GROUNDSWELL (Ad.No.4137).
21.4.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
19.11.1920: Transferred to The Fishery Board for Scotland, Edinburgh for disposal. Laid up at Dundee.
8.2.1921: Registered at Aberdeen as ELIE NESS (A638) (O.N.144799).
20.6.1921: Sold to Alexander Wood & Thomas Wood, Aberdeen (J. W. Johnston, manager) for £5,250 under HM Treasury mortgage agreement (Disposal of Admiralty Drifters to Ex-service Fishermen).
11.1922: Mortgage foreclosed. Repossessed by His Majesty, represented by the Commissioners representing the office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, London.
8.12.1922: Aberdeen registry closed “Vessel no longer used for fishing”. Laid up at Lowestoft.
4.4.1923: Sold to Arthur Gouldby, Kessingland
4.4.1923: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1259).
18.4.1923: Sold to Arthur Gouldby, Kessingland (48/64) & Harold Cladingbowl, Lowestoft (16/64).
23.4.1923: Sold to Arthur Gouldby, Kessingland (32/64), Harold Cladingbowl (16/64), Frank Burton (16/64), both Lowestoft.
25.8.1924: Sold to Arthur Gouldby, Kessingland (48/64) & Frank Burton, Lowestoft (16/64).
1929: Seasonal fishing from Fleetwood (New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, managing agents).
4.4.1929: Steam drifter CONSTANT STAR (LT1158) disabled off Blackpool following boiler room explosion. Connected and delivered Fleetwood.
22.4.1930: Following death of Frank Burton; Arthur Gouldby, Kessingland (48/64), Edith Burton, Clement Brunswick, Arthur Gouldby, joint owners (16/64). 1930s: Seasonal trawling from Padstow and Fleetwood (New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, managing agent).
26.3.1932: At Padstow damaged in collision with steam drifter OLIVAE (LT1297).
26.6.1933: Arthur Gouldby mortgaged 48 shares to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (A).
11.4.1934: Sold to Arthur Gouldby, Kessingland.
12.4.1934: Arthur Gouldby mortgaged 16 shares to National Provincial Bank Ltd, London (B).
1935: Fishing from Fleetwood (New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd, managing agents).
18.12.1936: Sold to Star Drift Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Frederick E. Catchpole, manager) under mortgages (A) & (B).
21.1.1937: Mortgages (A) & (B) discharged.
1.8.1937: Grounded off Stornoway, wrong course to steer given by skipper (SSW should have been SSE).
26.8.1937: Registered at Lowestoft as TRUSTY STAR (LT1259).
1.7.1939: Stranded at Waterford. Steam drifter DORIENTA (LT185) connected and refloated.
21.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examination service (Hire rate £32.0.0d/month). Later employed as a minesweeping drifter.
30.4.1941: Sunk.
13.7.1941: Salved and returned to miscellaneous Naval duties.
24.10.1941: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T. Continued on miscellaneous Naval duties.
10.6.1942: Mined off Malta. No casualties.
6.12.1946: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.D/T. Elie Ness LT1159

S.D/T. Elie Ness LT1159
Picture courtesy The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection

Changelog

30/10/2010: Page published. 4 updates since then.
15/10/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
06/06/2020: Updated information.

S.D/T. Ploughboy LT1177 (Seasonal)

Additional material by Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 132948
Yard Number: 527
Completed: 1912
Gross tonnage: 102
Net Tonnage: 47
Length: 88.0 ft
Breadth: 19.1 ft
Depth: 9.0 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Crabtree & Co Ltd, Gt. Yarmouth
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

7.3.1912: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.527) for Samuel Turrell, Lowestoft as PLOUGHBOY.
22.5.1912: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1177).
6.6.1912: Completed (Samuel Turrell managing owner) valued at £3,000.
9.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-3pdr HA) (Ad.No.1909). Based Taranto.
7.3.1919: Sold to Ploughing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Samuel Turrell, manager).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft (S. Turrell, c/o Hobson & Co, Lowestoft).
1930s: Seasonal fishing from Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent).
25.11.1933: In North Sea, disabled with broken rudder post. Steam drifter OCEAN LUX (YH84) connected and delivered Gt. Yarmouth.
31.5.1937: Sold to Leonard Thomas John Leftley, Lowestoft.
31.5.1937: Sold to Vigilant Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (George F. Spashett, manager).
17.7.1937: At Lerwick in collision with steam drifter BOY PHILLIP (LT137).
13.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examining service/minesweeping drifter (Hire rate £27.0.0d/month).
1940: Based Malta (P.No.Z.303).
1.3.1941: Off Malta. Severely damaged by explosion of three mines in close proximity. One rating MPK*, nine injured. Beached.
31.10.1941: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
By 1.1942: Salved, repaired and returned to service (Ty/Lieut. J. Findlay RNR).
7.1946: Sold for breaking up.
8.1.1947: Lowestoft registry closed.

(MPK* – Carmelo Farrugia, AB.)

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S.D/T. Ploughboy LT1177

S.D/T. Ploughboy LT1177
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S.D/T. Ploughboy LT1177

S.D/T. Ploughboy LT1177
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Changelog

25/10/2010: Page published. 8 updates since then.
13/10/2018: Removed FMHT watermarks from images.

S.D/T Lanner LT1176 (Seasonal)

Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 132951
Yard Number: 371
Completed: 1912
Gross Tonnage: 103
Net Tonnage: 43
Length: 89.8 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by W. V. V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge
Built: J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen

History

1912: Launched by J. Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.371) for John Utting, Kessingland as LANNER.
5.1912: Completed (John Utting, managing owner).
28.5.1912: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1176).
9.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol vessel (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.208). Based Liverpool with “A” division A/S Net Drifters.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft (J. Utting c/o Hobson & Co, Lowestoft).
26.11.1919: Sold to Ploughboy Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Samuel Turrell, manager).
1930s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood (Alex Keay managing agent).
24.10.1932: At Lowestoft in Outer Harbour, damaged in collision with steam drifter NIL DESPARANDUM (LT175) which sustained a broken stern.
16.4.1936: Off Pembrokeshire coast in collision with Fleetwood steam trawler ALCAZAR (LT87).
31.5.1937: Sold to Leonard Thomas John Leftley, Lowestoft.
3.6.1937: Sold to Kittiwake Ltd, Lowestoft (John Victor Breach, manager).
11.1938: In North Sea picked up disabled motor drifter EFFICIENT (FR242) but fouled propeller when towline parted. Steam drifter MARGARET HIDE (LT746) connected and delivered Lowestoft.
20.7.1939: Off Peterhead in collision with steam trawler OCEAN DRIFT (LH73) sustaining damage.
13.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service on examination service (Hire rate £27.0.0d/month).
1940: To Mediterranean as a minesweeping drifter (Hire rate £27.13.6d/month).
1.1941: Based Suda Bay (Sk. William Stewart RNR).
7.1941: Based Suez Canal area with M/S Group 400 (Sk. G. C. Clarkson RNR).
24.10.1941: Compulsorily acquired by M.O.W.T.
6.1946: Sold to ??, ??.
5.6.1947: Lowestoft registry closed.
1951: Sold for breaking up.

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S.D/T. Lanner LT1176

S.D/T. Lanner LT1176
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Changelog

25/10/2010: Page published. 4 updates since then.
13/10/2019: Removed FMHT watermark from image.