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S.T. Ebor Elect LL58

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4216
Official Number: 136087
Yard Number: 203
Completed: 1920
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 275g
Net Tonnage: 113
Length: 125.3 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Built: C. Rennoldson & Co, South Shields
Engine: 480ihpT.3-cyl by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough

History

1919: Laid down by C. Rennoldson & Co, South Shields (Yd.No.203) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as THOMAS GREEN (Ad.No.4216).
29.5.1919: Launched.
12.1919: Sold to The Ebor Fishing Co Ltd, Middlesbrough.
21.1.1920: Completed as a fishing vessel.
22.1.1920: Registered at Middlesbrough (Part I & IV) as EBOR ELECT O.N.136087 (MH112). Charles W. Robinson designated manager.
1920: Sold to Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool. Alfred J. Harley, Meols designated manager.
1923: Charles C. Miller designated manager.
1926: Middlesbrough registry closed.
3.8.1926: Registered at Liverpool (LL58).
1928: Fishing out of Fleetwood.
24.11.1928: Last landing at Fleetwood.
1928: Sold to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
17.12.1928: Liverpool registry closed.
16.1.1929: Registered at Swansea as CAERPHILLY CASTLE (SA92). Sir John D. Marsden, Bart, Grimsby designated manager. Fishing out of Swansea.
26.8.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (P.No.NI) (Hire rate £85.18.9d/month).
5.2.1940: Returned to owner at Swansea.
27.1.1941: On the West of Ireland grounds, attacked and severely damaged by German FW200 aircraft, foundered with loss of three crew* in position 52.35N
12.00W.
29.4.1941: Swansea registry closed “Vessel sunk by enemy action 27/1/41.”

(Thomas Green, AB (volunteer), age 30, b.Cork, Ireland – VICTORY (SB652))

Lost* – All Swansea. John Pattison (50), Ch Eng; John Anderson Dempster (38) 2nd Eng; James Cecil Cole (31) deckhand.

Changelog
08/03/2019: Page published.

S.T. Ebor Court LL56

Seasonal visitor
Additional information courtesy of David Slinger and Andy Hall

Technical

Admiralty Number: 4483
Official Number: 136085
Yard Number: 313
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 275.56
Net Tonnage: 115
Length: 125.4 ft
Breadth: 23.4 ft
Depth: 12.6 ft
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields

History

1919: Launched by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields (Yd.No.313)(“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as WILLIAM DRAKE (Ad.No.4483).
4.4.1919: Advertised for sale by tender.
10.4.1919: Tenders closed. Sold to Charles W. Robinson, Middlesbrough.
19.5.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel.
13.6.1919: Registered at Middlesbrough (Part I & IV) as EBOR COURT O.N.136085 (MH40). Charles W. Robinson designated managing owner. 1920: Sold to Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool. Alfred J. Harley, Meols designated manager.
1923: Charles C. Miller designated manager.
1926: Middlesbrough registry closed.
3.8.1926: Registered at Liverpool (LL56).
1928: Fishing out of Fleetwood.
6.6.1928: Landed 150 boxes.
10.10.1928: Landed 94 boxes.
12.1928: Sold to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
17.12.1928: Liverpool registry closed.
12.1928: Registered at Swansea as CAREW CASTLE (SA91). Sir John D. Marsden, Bart, Grimsby designated manager. Fishing out of Swansea.
31.10.1929: Homeward from the fishing grounds (Sk. Boyce); eleven crew, in company with RADNOR CASTLE (SA56). Entering a fog bank in the Bristol Channel, stranded on rocks near Culver Hole west of Port Eynon Point, Gower Peninsula, approx 18 miles west of Swansea. Badly holed and engine room flooded, RADNOR CASTLE stood by and on the falling tide crew able to walk ashore.
1.11.1929: Tug in attendance, if weather holds expected to be salved. Crew picked up by tug and landed at Swansea.
02.11.1929: Efforts to refloat unsuccessful.
15.11.1929: In rough weather washed further onto rocks and efforts to salve abandoned. Swansea registry closed.

(William Drake (29), Landsman (volunteer), age 29, b.Isle of Wight – ROYAL SOVEREIGN (SB50))

Changelog
04/03/2019: Page published.

s.v. Nimble FD11

Technical

Official Number: 27317
Gross Tonnage: 33.61
Rig Sloop/Ketch
Built: Freckleton

History

1860: Completed at Freckleton for John Noblett, Fleetwood as NIMBLE.
14.2.1861: Registered at Fleetwood.
1869: Owned by Frederick W. Rigby, (64/64), Preston. Registered at Fleetwood (FD11).
1886: Sold to Patrick Murphy, Swingpump Lane, Whitehaven. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Whitehaven (3/18894) (WN7).
1889: Sold to John Preston Peet, Whitehaven & others (John Preston Peet managing owner).
1890: Rebuilt as a ketch – 23 regd tons.
1892: Sold to John Wright, 12 Senhouse Street, Whitehaven & others (John Wright managing owner).
1903: Wrecked in Strangford Lough.
1903: Whitehaven registry closed.

Changelog

01/12/2018: Page published

S.T. Albatross LL184

Additional information courtesy of Andy Hall and George Westwood

Occasional visitor

Technical

Official Number: 82958
Gross Tonnage: 123
Completed: 1882
Net Tonnage: 84
Length: 101.0 ft
Breadth: 19.0 ft
Depth: 10.3 ft
Built: W. Walker & Co, Deptford
Engine: C.2-cyl by W. J. Lockhead & Co, Glasgow

History

11.1882: Launched by W. Walker & Co, Deptford (Yd.No.) for Robert Middleton (64/64), Leeds, as ALBATROSS.
9.2.1883: Registered at Scarborough (SH37) (Sk.George Bowles). Robert Middleton designated managing owner.
17.2.1883: Completed.
6.11.1884: Owned by Robert Middleton & Stephen Todd Holdroyd, Leeds; Joseph Henry Holdroyd, Leeds and Thos Allen, York.
13.11.1884: Owned by Robert Middleton & Stephen Todd Holdroyd, Leeds; Joseph Henry Holdroyd, Leeds: Thos Allen, York: Wm Holdroyd, Scarborough and William Arthur Mallinson, Leeds. Robert Middleton designated managing owner.
12.11.1884: Owned by Robert Middleton & Stephen Todd Holdroyd, Leeds; Joseph Henry Holdroyd, Leeds; Thos Allen, York; Wm Holdroyd, Scarborough; William Arthur Mallinson, Leeds and William Mallinson (7/64), Huddersfield.
31.12.1884: Owned by Robert Middleton & Stephen Todd Holdroyd, Leeds; Joseph Henry Holdroyd, Leeds; Thos Allen, York; Wm Holdroyd, Scarborough; William Arthur Mallinson, Leeds; William Mallinson (7/64), Huddersfield and Henry Lambie Woodger (6/64), Scarborough.
29.4.1887: Henry L. Woodger shares (6/64) sold to William Woodger, Newcastle.
23.4.1888: At the Mercantile Marine Office, before Mr Cumberland, Collector of Customs, George Reynolds, cook, sued the skipper for wrongful dismissal. On 19th last Reynolds was discharged and the skipper refused to pay him his wages. After hearing evidence Mr Cumberland made an order of 9/4d.
28.11.1888: Ran into Fish Quay at Hartlepool doing considerable damage.
10.3.1891: Sailed Scarborough at 4.30 am. for the fishing grounds. Disabled after boiler manhole cover blew off and lost steam. Returned to Scarborough under sail.
26.4.1892: Sold to George Rookin Nicholson (64/64), Liverpool.
16.5.1892: Scarborough registry closed.
5.1892: Extensive alterations and overhaul. New steam winch by Messrs Rogers & Co, Stockton, new side rollers, dandy scores, raised forward and iron bulwarks fitted all round. New masts and sails. Total cost £800.
5.1892: Registered at Liverpool (LL184).
1892: Sold to “Albatross” Steam Ship Co Ltd (64/64), Liverpool. Henry H. Grayson, Birkenhead designated manager.
18.3.1893: Advertised for sale in the Aberdeen Journal by Frederick Aspinall, Liverpool. Vessel is fully found in every respect with new 200 fathom 3.5” steel wire warps and two full and complete sets of fishing gear. Presently fishing out of Aberdeen.
9.1893: Sold to Robert Knox (64/64), Douglas, IoM.
10.1893: Liverpool registry closed.
2.10.1893: Registered at Douglas (DO246). Robert Knox designated managing owner.
6.11.1894: Trawling off the Bahama Bank (Sk. Edward Shimmin); eight crew in total, in company with LADY LOCH (DO20) (Sk. William Shimmin) some half mile apart. In the early hours about 1.00am. with the skipper at the helm, observed the lights of a steamer bearing down on them. Sounded the steam whistle but unable to manoeuvre with the trawl down. Struck amidships and almost cut in two by the L&Y and L&NWR steamer DUKE of CLARENCE (1489grt/1892), Belfast for Fleetwood and foundered quickly. The skipper gained the forecastle of the steamer by way of the funnel stays and two men were picked up from the water, by boats from the DUKE of CLARENCE. LADY LOCH closed the scene and started to search for other survivors, joined later by steamers MANX QUEEN (989grt/1880) and DUKE of YORK (1473grt/1894). After three hours the search was abandoned; five crewmen unaccounted for, believed drowned. Survivors landed by DUKE of CLARENCE at Fleetwood.
17.11.1894: Douglas registry closed. Wreck lies 9.5 miles SE of Ramsey.
2.1895: In the Admiralty Court a claim for damages in lieu of the loss was heard. The findings were that the master of the DUKE of CLARENCE was at fault in that he failed to post adequate lookouts and disregarded the numerous fishing vessels, some thirty in number, on the fishing grounds. Damages were agreed and John Knox received an undisclosed sum. (ALBATROSS was valued at £2,000 but insured for £12,000). The families of the lost crewmen received: Widows of William Dougherty, Henry Hudson and Richard Gregg – £300 each; the families of Hudson and Gregg received £150 each; the seven children of Dougherty received £250; the father of John Leadbetter received £250.

Lost: William Dougherty, Mate; Henry Hudson, Ch Eng; John Leadbetter and Richard Gregg, Deckhands and Charles Shimmin, nephew of the skipper, son of skipper of Lady Loch, Fireman.
Survivors: Sk. E. Shimmin, R. Kelly, 2nd Eng and Thomas Lawrence.

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S.T. Albatross SH37

S.T. Albatross SH37
Picture from The George Scales Collection courtesy of The George Westwood Collection

Changelog

24/11/2018: Page published.
27/11/2018: Image added. Information updated.
13/06/2019: Information updated.

S.T. Pauline TO??

Faroese registration information needed about this vessel. Please contact info@fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk
Additional information courtesy of Jan Harteveld

Technical

Official Number: 118938
Yard Number: 61
Completed: 1904
Gross Tonnage: 211
Net Tonnage: 76
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 21.6 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull

History

13.10.1904: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.61) for Alick L. Black, Grimsby as COURTLAND.
2.12.1904: Registered at Grimsby (Part I & IV) O.N.118938 (GY35).
12.1904: Completed. Alick Black designated managing owner.
6.1908: Sold to Stoomvisscherij Mij Grotius, IJmuiden (A. G. Meeuwenoord Jnr, Velsen/IJmuiden & Alick L. Black) through Maatschappij tot Beheer van Steamtrawlers en Andere Vaartuigen.
23.6.1908: Registered at IJmuiden as GROTIUS (IJM14). A. G. Meeuwenoord Jnr & A. de Vries designated managers.
29.6.1908: Grimsby registry closed.
9.2.1909: IJmuiden registration withdrawn by Lord Mayor of Velsen on legal grounds; owners informed but did not agree.
10.1909: Sold to Christian M. Evensen, Hull. At Fleetwood completed Special survey and registered at Thorshavn, Faroe Islands as PAULINE (TO??). J. P. Evensen, Thorshavn designated manager. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
3.1915: Sold to Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
12.3.1915: Registered at Grimsby as EARL GRANARD (GY449).
4.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.2653).
24.9.1915: Sold to Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1918: Based Cherbourg.
16.3.1918: Sold to Isaac Bunch, Grimsby.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner.
22.12.1923: Sold to The Great Central Co-Operative Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
15.6.1928: Sold to Harold Bacon, Grimsby.
26.9.1930: Sold to T. C. & F. Moss Ltd, Grimsby.
1.4.1931: Registered at Grimsby as CASTLETON (GY449).
30.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper but employed on auxiliary patrol (Hire rate £52.15.0d/month).
6.2.1940: Returned to owner.
6.1940: On a trip (Sk. Walter Sibley); ten crew all told.
26.6.1940: At 9.30am. when east of Orkney, attacked by German Do17Z aircraft, bombed, badly damaged and foundered. All ten crewmen lost.
22.10.1940: Grimsby registry closed ‘Vessel missing since 28/6/40’.

Lost – Sk. Walter Sibley (43); John Allen Webb (45), Mate; Thomas George Hubbard (50), Third Hand; William Stewart (53), Ch Eng; George Henry Cook (56), 2nd Eng: Charles James Dillon (45), John Dennis Ryan (40), John Thomas Squire (37), Deckhands; Leslie Albert Osborne (19), Trimmer; Alexander Campbell McLintock White (64) Cook.

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S.T. Castleton GY449

S.T. Castleton GY449
Picture from the Internet

Changelog
05/03/2018: Page published.
12/03/2018: Information updated.