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Technical

official Number: ??
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 271
Net Tonnage: 123
Length: 125.7 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Polson Iron Works Co, Ontario
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by Polson Ironworks Co, Toronto

History

1.1917: Ordered. 1918: Launched by Polson Iron Works Co, Ontario, ON (Yd.No.- ) (Canadian “Castle” – “T.R.” class) for The Admiralty (paid for and built under direction of RCN) as TR.18.
1.8.1918: Completed and commissioned in Royal Canadian Navy (1-12pdr).
31.1.1919: Paid off and laid up.
1920: Accepted offer of Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd, Inverness (Captain D. J. Munro as agent) to bring drifters with trawlers as escorts to UK for lay-up in Muirtown Basin, Caledonian Canal, Inverness prior to sale and possible refit for classification as steam trawlers (The Rose Street Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd letter dated 12 April 1920).
1921: Brought over at The Admiralty’s expense.
1.1926: Still laid up.
2.1926: Rejected offer for all remaining trawlers at £2,000 each (B. Allenby, Aberdeen letter dated 10 Feb 1926).
1926: Sold “as is” to Société Anonyme Pêcheries à Vapeur, Ostend (John Bauwens, manager). Registered at Ostend as MARIE LOUISE (O98).
1926: Re measured 124.4 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet – 258Bgt 48n.
13.3.1926: Crew from Pêcheries à Vapeur sailed for England onboard steam trawler RAYMOND (O140) to take delivery.
19.3.1926: Arrived Ostend.
5.1933: Moved to Canal de dérivation, Ostend to lay up (economic climate).
1939-1940: Landing at Fleetwood.
1940: Transferred to Belgian Economic Mission, London.
24.9.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence vessel. (P.No.Z.238).
1.1946: Returned to owner.
1946: Ostend registry closed.
9.1946: Sold to Norway. FATE?

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S.T. Marie-Louise O 98

S.T. Marie-Louise O 98

S.T. Marie-Louise O 98

S.T. Marie-Louise O 98

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Technical

Official Number: 149249
Yard Number: 1103
Completed: 1930
Gross Tonnage: 117
Net Tonnage: 53
Length: 94.1 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 9.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliott & Garwood Ltd, Beccles.
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby

History

20.12.1930: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.1103) for Arthur George Catchpole, Kessingland as SILVER SEAS.
25.1.1931: Completed.
21.3.1931: Registered at Lowestoft (LT235).
1930s: Seasonal trawling from Fleetwood (Lowestoft Fish Selling Co Ltd, Lowestoft, managing agent).
8.5.1937: Off Isle of Man, steam drifter ADVISABLE (LT168) stripped propeller. Connected and delivered Fleetwood.
24.5.1939: Arthur G. Catchpole died.
1939: Transferred to George Catchpole, Victor Charles Catchpole, Arthur George Catchpole, Frederick Ernest Catchpole, Lowestoft (in accordance with the Will).
13.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (P.No.FY.946) (Hire rate £69.3.6d/month).
5.4.1940: Sold to Silver Fishing Co (Lowestoft) Ltd, Lowestoft (Benjamin Utting, manager) (company owned by the Catchpole family).
12.1943: Employed on port duties.
5.1944: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
8.1944: Returned to owner.
1950s: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood.
12.2.1960: Sold to Alick King, Lowestoft for conversion to diesel power.
1960: Converted and re engined by L.B.S. Engineering Co Ltd, Lowestoft with a 4 stroke 3-cyl oil engine 300bhp by A. K. Diesels Ltd, Lowestoft.
1960: Re measured 121g 44n.
18.2.1960: Sold to George Wood (Aberdeen) Ltd, Aberdeen (William Wood, manager).
11.3.1960: Registered at Aberdeen (A65).
16.3.1960: Lowestoft registry closed.
1971: Sold to P. & W. McLellan Ltd, Bo’ness for breaking up.
3.1971: Arrived Bo’ness in tow of NETHERLEY (A723) also for breaking up. Aberdeen registry closed.

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S.D/T Silver Seas LT235

S.D/T Silver Seas LT235
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S.D/T. Silver Seas LT235

S.D/T. Silver Seas LT235
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S.D/T. Silver  Seas LT235

S.D/T. Silver Seas LT235

M.D/T. Silver Seas A65

M.D/T. Silver Seas A65
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Additional information courtesy of Mike Thompson and Hull Trawlers

Technical

Official Number: 143805
Yard Number: 1311
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 202
Net Tonnage: 79
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.1 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Built: Rennie Forrestt Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Wivenhoe
Engine: 430ihp T.3-cyl by A. G. Mumford Ltd, Colchester
Boiler: Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees

History

1918: Launched by Rennie Forrestt Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Wivenhoe (Yd.No.1311) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as WILLIAM FALL (Ad.No.3749)
29.5.1918: Completed as a minesweeper (1-12pdr, 2-303 cal Lewis MG, Hydrophone & W/T). Built under Lloyd’s Survey.
20.12.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I & IV) as WILLIAM FALL O.N.143805 (LO193).
26.1.1920: London registry closed.
31.1.1920: Sold to The East Hull Steam Trawling Co Ltd (64/64), Hull.
31.1.1920: Benjamin Knowles designated manager.
12.2.1920: Registered at Hull (H166).
5.3.1920: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The National Provincial and Union Bank of England Ltd, London (A).
25.3.1920: Registered at Hull as AVONDALE (H166) (BoT Minute 1825-20).
19.9.1923: On an Icelandic trip, Claude Lonsdale (18), Hull lost overboard and drowned.
15.2.1924: Mortgagee re-styled National Provincial Bank Ltd, London.
9.9.1928: 2nd Eng Arthur Skow (47), Hull died in Klaksvig Hospital, Iceland having been taken ill while fishing the Icelandic grounds.
28.10.1932: George Henry Brown designated manager.
21.2.1933: On an Icelandic trip, Richard Pinder (18) lost overboard and drowned in the North Sea.
22.11.1934: Mortgage (A) discharged.
23.11.1934: Sold to John William Tomlinson (32/64) and John William Tomlinson Jnr (32/64), North Shields.
3.12.1934: John William Tomlinson Jnr designated managing owner.
6.9.1940-1945: Fishing out of Fleetwood, landing from Home Waters.
1945: Transferred to fish out of North Shields.
1954: Sold to BISCO for breaking up.
1.12.1954: Hull registry closed “Ship broken up” advice from managing owner and shipbreaker.

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S.T. William Fall LO193

S.T. William Fall LO193

S.T. Avondale H166

S.T. Avondale H166
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27/02/2017: Image added.
01/04/2017: Added another image and removed FMHT watermark.
02/04/2017: Significant information update.

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Additional information courtesy of George Westwood and Bill Blow

Technical

Official Number: 137006
Yard Number: 630
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 220
Net Tonnage: 98
Length: 120.2 ft
Breadth: 21.5 ft
Depth: 11.5 ft
Built: Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby
Engine: 420ihp T.3-cyl (Builder’s Cert 410ihp) and boiler by Gt. Central Co-op Engineering & Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby

History

25.8.1914: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby (Yd.No.630) for The Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as FRASCATI.
24.9.1914: Builder’s Certificate issued.
1.10.1914: Harry Croft Baker appointed manager.
2.10.1914: Registered at Grimsby (GY315).
2.10.1914: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to National Provincial Bank of England Ltd, London (A).
8.10.1914: Completed (Henry C. Baker, manager).
11.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.49). Based Taranto.
8.4.1918: Mortgagee re-styled National Provincial & Union Bank of England Ltd, London.
By 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Grimsby.
15.2.1924: Mortgagee re-styled National Provincial Bank Ltd, London.
23.10.1933: Mortgage (A) discharged.
23.10.1933: Sold to Harry Markham Cook (64/64), Grimsby.
18.11.1933: Sold to Aldred Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
18.11.1933: Harry Markham Cook appointed manager.
18.11.1933: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Barclays Bank Ltd, London (B).
8.3.1934: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to Harry Markham Cook, Grimsby for the sum of £1,350 with interest at 5% (C).
13.8.1934: Mortgage (C) discharged.
24.9.1934: Mortgage (B) discharged.
30.9.1941: Sold to J. Bennett (Wholesale) Ltd (64/64), London.
21.10.1941: Harry Markham Cook, Fleetwood appointed manager. Fishing from Fleetwood.
1943: Working Icelandic grounds.
29.9.1944: Last landing at Fleetwood.
13.8.1945: Sold to British & American Salmon Curing Co Ltd (64/64), London.
29.8.1945: Alfred John Lewellyn, Woodford Green appointed manager.
30.11.1945: Insured value £17,000; for 1946 proposed same.
4.1947: On a trip to Norwegian coast (Sk.George Greening). Suffered boiler problems and ended up disabled in very poor weather some 180 miles NE of Aberdeen and shipping water despite anchoring. Steam trawler CLOUGHSTONE (H374) (Sk. George Reeve) responded and after being in collision and suffered some damage to both vessels, connected and in a SW full gale and heavy seas commencing tow to Aberdeen. Lost tow at one stage but was able to reconnect. Nearing Aberdeen the weather improved and tow transferred to local tugs.
8.4.1947: Delivered Aberdeen.
29.10.1947: Sold to Elkington Estates Ltd (64/64), Grimsby.
29.10.1947: Charles Dobson appointed manager.
4.1952: Sold to Thomas Young & Sons (Shipbreakers) Ltd, Sunderland for breaking up.
19.4.1952: Delivered to South Docks, Sunderland.
21.5.1952: Grimsby registry closed “Ship being broken up”.

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S.T. Frascati GY315

S.T. Frascati GY315
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Frascati Builers Certificate

Frascati Builders Certificate
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Frascati Scrap Letter

Frascati Scrap Letter
Picture courtesy of NE Lincs Archives

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Additional information courtesy of Wayne Osborne

Technical

Official Number: 132358
Yard Number: 400
Completed: 1912
Gross Tonnage: 90
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 84.4 ft
Breadth: 19.4 ft
Depth: 9.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliot & Garrood Ltd, Beccles
Built: John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad

History

Note: Wooden built vessel

3.1912: Completed by John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad (Yd.No.400) for James Pitchers Jnr, Gt. Yarmouth as MARY EVELYN.
15.3.1912: Registered at Yarmouth (YH704).
14.51915: Sold to Alex Keay, Fleetwood (managing owner).
25.2.1920: Sold to William Bruce, St. Combs.
19.3.1920: Sold to William James Ballard, Ramsgate (managing owner).
7.6.1920: Yarmouth registry closed.
6.1920: Registered at Ramsgate (R333).
1932: Sold to Peter Kinlan, Margate (Chapman & Lanfear, Ramsgate, managers).
6.7.1932: Sailed Ramsgate for Milford via Bristol Channel grounds (Sk. Daniel Mynheer).
9.7.1932: Trawling in Bristol Channel between Lundy and Caldy Islands in thick fog. At about 5.30 pm. run down by Glasgow steamer SKERRIES (1258grt/1921), Bristol for Waterford, 10 miles W of Helwick Lightship; struck forward, pushed over and foundered quickly. Five crew *, including the Skipper, picked up by SKERRIES but despite search by boats from SKERRIES and Liverpool steamer MAKALLA (5781grt/1918), four men missing **. At about 8.00 pm. search abandoned.
10.7.1932: Survivors landed at Waterford.
1932: Ramsgate registry closed.

Note: Mary Evelyn had been fishing her way round from Ramsgate to Milford where she would have been engaged, with other Ramsgate boats, seasonal trawling from the port.

(Survivors * (all Ramsgate unless otherwise stated) – Sk. Daniel Mynheer; Thomas Knight, Mate; C. Rice, Lowestoft, Ch Eng; Bert Osborne, Bosun; Samuel Pullman, Trimmer.

Missing ** (all Ramsgate) – William Ivor Marshall (22) single, 2nd Eng; Robert William James Osborne (28) single, Frederick S. Holness (48) married , deckhands; Richard Frank Kennett (51) married, cook.)

To make them a readable size, the newspaper clippings (Courtesy of Wayne Osborne) have been converted to PDF
Newspaper Report 1
Newspaper Report 2
Newspaper Report 3

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S. D/T. Mary Evelyn R333

S. D/T. Mary Evelyn R333
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