Category Archives: Lost Vessels

Vessels that have been lost

S.T. Pauline TO??

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Additional information courtesy of Jan Harteveld


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


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9.2.1909: IJmuiden registration withdrawn by Lord Mayor of Velsen on legal grounds; owners informed but did not agree.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
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05/03/2018: Page published.
12/03/2018: Information updated.

S.T. Tubal Cain GY88


Official Number: 122709
Yard Number: 784
Completed: 1905
Gross Tonnage: 227
Net Tonnage: 111
Length: 120.2 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 11.6 ft
Built; Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields
Engine: T.3-cyl by W.V.V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge, Glasgow


16.10.1905: Launched by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.784) for J. E. Rushworth & R. Atkinson, Grimsby as TUBAL CAIN.
11.1905: Completed.
21.11.1905: Registered at Grimsby (GY88). J. E. Rushworth designated managing owner. Fishing out of Fleetwood.
8.1914: On an trip to Iceland grounds (Sk. William Charles Smith).
7.8.1914: When some 50 miles WNW of Stalberg, west coast of Iceland, stopped by armed German liner KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE (Kapitän Max Reymann, 14349grt/1897). Crew taken prisoner and sunk by gunfire.
09.08.1914: Grimsby registry closed “Sunk by German cruiser”.
26.8.1914: Coaling and re-provisioning at Rio de Oro, Spanish Sahara, west Africa when the cruiser HMS HIGHFLIER (Capt Henry Buller RN) arrived off the bay. Skipper and crew put aboard the collier ARUCAS (2317grt/1914) which sailed for Las Palmas. Following a brief engagement, KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE was scuttled by her crew and HIGHFLIER, conscious of having breached Spanish neutrality, left the area.
28.8.1914: Arrived Las Palmas, crew put ashore, contacted owners.
29.8.2014: Embarked for London.

02/03/2018: Page published.

sv Schoolgirl FD84

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Lost in the great storm of October 1895.
Foundered off Crusader Bank
Boat subsequently came ashore at St Annes

Crew Robert Fleming (2nd cox of Fleetwood lifeboat) G. Ball

14/12/2017: Page published.

S.T. Rego GY1239


Official Number: 113239
Yard Number: 8
Completed: 1902
Gross Tonnage: 177
Net Tonnage: 48
Length: 102.5 ft
Breadth: 21.0 ft
Depth: 11.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull


1902: Launched by George Cooper, Hull (Yd.No.8) for George F. Sleight, Grimsby as REGO.
2.2.1903: Registered at Grimsby Part IV (GY1239). George F. Sleight designated managing owner.
2.1903: Completed.
12.2.1903: Registered at Grimsby Part I – O.N.113239.
Pre 1914: Fishing out of Fleetwood.
28.9.1914: At Fleetwood, landed an old mine casing trawled up off the Firth of Clyde.
23.9.1916: On a North Sea trip. When some 40 miles SEbyE of Spurn Light vessel stopped by U-boat (UC16). Crew abandoned in boat and sunk by gunfire.
18.10.1916: Grimsby registry closed “Sunk by a submarine”.

12/12/2017: Page published.

S.T. Kestrel GY831

Additional information courtesy of Bill Blow

Official Number: 109817
Yard Number: 216
Completed: 1898
Gross Tonnage: 181
Net Tonnage: 65
Length: 109.1
Breadth: 21.0
Depth: 11.3 ft
Built: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley
Engine: T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull


21.7.1898: Launched by Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.216) for Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby as KESTREL.
12.9.1898: Completed.
13.9.1898: Registered at Grimsby (GY831). Thomas Baskcomb designated managing owner. Later fishing out of Fleetwood.
1.1911: Sold to Alick Black, Grimsby. Alick Black designated managing owner.
3.12.1912: Sold to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby. Alfred Bannister designated managing owner.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 74 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
17.3.1917: When some 20 miles E by S of Longstone Light, stopped by U-boat (UC50). Crew abandoned in boat and vessel sunk by gunfire. All crew saved.
22.3.1917: Grimsby registry closed “Sunk by enemy submarine”.

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S.T. Kestrel GY831

S.T. Kestrel GY831
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10/04/2017: Page published.