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S.D. Doris Maud YH702

Additional material courtesy of Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 135073
Yard Number: 447
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 79
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 82.0 ft
Breadth: 18.2 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Engine: C.2-cyl and boiler by Elliot & Garrood Ltd, Beccles
Built: John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
Wooden Drifter

History

1914: Launched by John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft (Yd.No.447) for James Pitchers Jnr (32/64), Gt. Yarmouth & Ernest Bultitude Powley (32/64), Caister-on-Sea as DORIS MAUD.
4.1914: Completed.
15.4.1914: Registered at Yarmouth (YH702).
21.9.1914: Sold to James Pitchers Jnr (64/64), Gt. Yarmouth (managing owner).
9.8.1915: Sold to Alexander Keay (64/64), Fleetwood (managing owner).
10.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-57mm) (Ad.No.2715). Based Greece.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Fleetwood (Alexander Keay & Co).
1920: Sold to Greek principals.
17.12.1920: Yarmouth registry closed. “Sold to foreigners (Greece)”.

Changelog

08/10/2011: Page published. 6 updates since then.

S.D/T. Pêcheur LT228 (Seasonal)

© Barry Banham for FMHT

Technical

Official Number: 136596
Yard Number: 407
Completed: 1914
Gross Tonnage: 99
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.6 ft
Depth: 9.95 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliott & Garrood Ltd, Beccles
Built: John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen

History

1914: Launched by John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.407) for Arthur Gouldby , Kessingland (16/64); Frank Burton, Lowestoft (16/64); William Garrood, Oulton Broad (16/64); Walter Albert Wood Greaves, Lowestoft (16/64) as HOLLYDALE.
12.10.1914: Registered at Lowestoft (LT437).
14.10.1914: Completed trials and accepted (Arthur Gouldby, manager).
9.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.1873).
18.11.1918: Sold to James Johnson, Scarborough.
12.12.1918: Lowestoft registry closed.
12.12.1918: Registered at Scarborough (SH354).
1920: Returned to owner.
9.1920: Scarborough registry closed.
24.9.1920: Registered at Lowestoft (LT1204)
19.2.1925: Sold to John Stephen, Cairnbulg, Aberdeenshire.
28.2.1925: Lowestoft registry closed.
29.2.1925: Registered at Fraserburgh (FR86).
1.1931: Sold to Edmund Thomas Capps, Lowestoft for £2,000. Fraserburgh registry closed.
5.1.1931: Registered at Lowestoft (LT228).
31.12.1931: Registered at Lowestoft as PÊCHEUR (LT228).
1936/37: Seasonal white fish trawling from Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent).
9.3.1937: Sold to E. T. Capps & Sons Ltd, Lowestoft (Edmund Thomas Capps, manager).
17.3.1937: Landed at Fleetwood 69 boxes grossed £100.
30.10.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a boom drifter (P.No.Z164)(Hire rate £27.0.0d/month).
29.6.1945: Returned to Lowestoft.
17.7.1945: Returned to owner.
17.10.1945: At Lowestoft landed 70 crans of herring.
22.6.1948: In collision with steam drifter MARSHAL PAK (LT200).
12.10.1954: At Lowestoft landed 226 crans.
1956: Sold to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Bruges for breaking up.
15.5.1956: Arrived Bruges.
23.5.1956: Lowestoft registry closed.

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S.D/T Pêcheur LT228

S.D/T Pêcheur LT228
Picture courtesy The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection

Changelog

21/09/2010: Page published. 4 updates since then.
30/09/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.

S.D/T. Mary Evelyn YH704

Copyright 2010 Barry Banham
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
Built: John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliot & Garrood Ltd, Beccles

Note: Wooden built vessel

History

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).
14.5.1915: 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) & others.
7.6.1920: Yarmouth registry closed.
9.6.1920: Registered at Ramsgate (R333).
7.7.1920: At Ramsgate landed a sturgeon of 72lbs which sold for £2.17.0d.
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.
23.1.1940: Ramsgate registry closed (mortgage repaid?).

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
Picture courtesy of The Barry Banham Maritime Photo Collection

Changelog

24/08/2010: Page published. 5 updates since then.
20/09/2018: Removed FMHT watermark from image.
11/06/2021: Updated history.

S.T. Hazeldale (1) BCK104

Technical

Official Number: 99657
Yard Number: 280
Completed: 1894
Gross Tonnage: 97
Net Tonnage: 39
Length: 86.8 ft
Breadth: 19.1 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen
Engine: C.2-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

1894: Launched as a great liner by Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen (Yd.No.280) for William Pyper, Aberdeen as NORTH AMERICAN.
5.1894: Completed (William Pyper, managing owner).
22.5.1894: Registered at Aberdeen (A747).
21.1.1897: In collision with steam liner NIGHTINGALE (GW22) sustained slight damage.
1903: Sold to The North Line Steam Fishing Co, Aberdeen (William Pyper, manager).
1903: Aberdeen registry closed.
4.7.1903: Registered at Peterhead (PD485).
1903: Sold to James G. A. Stephen & W. Mackenzie, Peterhead (James G. A. Stephen, managing owner). Converted for drift fishing.
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 39.0 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
1919: Released.
1919: Sold to Peterhead Trawling Co Ltd, Aberdeen (James G. Adam, manager). Converted for trawling.
1925: Sold to Andrew Wilson Jnr, Buckie.
9.3.1925: Peterhead registry closed.
3.1925: Registered at Buckie as HAZELDALE (BCK104).
1930s: Fishing from Fleetwood (Alex Keay, managing agent).
1937: Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Preston.
1938: Buckie registry closed.

Changelog
03/03/2010: Page published. 3 updates since then.
28/12/2020: Updated history.

S.T. Avenue A238 (Seasonal)

Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm
Copyright 2010 © by Barry Banham.

Technical

Official Number: 123389
Yard Number: 435
Completed: 1907
Gross Tonnage: 221.46
Net Tonnage: 46.33
Length: 115.0 ft
Breadth: 22.65 ft
Depth: 12.0 ft
Built: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen

History

13.8.1907: Launched by Mrs Kennard at Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.435) for Wetherly’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Aberdeen as GRACE WETHERLY.
9.1907: Completed at a cost of £6,413 0s 5d.
6.9.1907: Registered at Aberdeen (A160). William R. Wetherly designated manager.
1907: At Aberdeen (Messrs Smith, Jameson and Holmes, agents).
5.10.1907: Landed 200 boxes and 24 score.
5.11.1907: Landed 270 boxes and 61/2 tons side fish.
11.11.1907: Landed 170 boxes and 2 score.
1908: At Aberdeen (same agents).
2.1.1908: Landed 110 boxes and 16 score.
13.1.1908: Landed 180 boxes and 1 ton side fish.
1.2.1908: Landed 10 tons mostly cod.
7.3.1908: Landed120 boxes and 10 score.
1909: Fishing out of Fleetwood (Messrs Smith, Jameson & Holmes, agents).
19.1.1909: With poor weather on the fishing grounds, landed 50 boxes.
14.4.1909: Landed 250 boxes, market depressed.
1.5.1909: Landed 280 boxes, including 200 boxes hake.
9.6.1909: Landed 400 boxes.
1.1910: Returned to Aberdeen.
6.1.1910: Possibly first landing at Aberdeen.
26.1.1910: Land 100 boxes and 40 score.
3.1910: Fishing out of Fleetwood (Messrs Smith, Jameson and Holmes, agents).
25.3.1910: Possibly first landing at Fleetwood, 110 boxes.
16.8.1910: Landed 240 boxes.
6.1911: Again fishing out of Fleetwood (Messrs Smith, Jameson & Holmes, agents).
5.6.1911: Landed 246 boxes.
23.6.1911: Landed 135 boxes.
29.6.1911: Landed 115 boxes.
20.8.1911: Landed 92 boxes. 9.1913: Sold to Bakker & Dijksen, IJmuiden through Hull shipbrokers W. A. Massey & Sons Ltd.
29.9.1913: Aberdeen registry closed.
25.10.1913: Placed on pontoon dock for inspection.
1913: Remeasured 231g 54n.
10.1913: Registered at IJmuiden as JOHANNA HENRIËTTE (IJM201).
1914: At Aberdeen (Messrs John Brown & Son agents).
21.6.1914: Landed 30 boxes 30cwt side fish.
8.9.1914: Landed 181/2 tons.
2.4.1915: On arrival at IJmuiden reported that when in the North Sea in position 56 17N 5 14W, sighted the Norwegian three masted schooner NOR of Sandefjord, low in the water and on fire. The schooner, bound Hull, had been torpedoed earlier by U-boat (U20).
17.5.1919: Sold to J. N. Klein, N. Parlevliet & J. M. Barneveld, IJmuiden. Renamed JOHANN N. KLEIN (IJM201).
1924: Sold to N.V. Vissch. Maats. “Noorderlicht”, IJmuiden. W. H. de Voogd designated manager.
1926: Company taken over by Bank (Scheepsverbandbank, Amsterdam). Laid up.
1927: Sold to N.V. Vissch. Maats. “Heemstede III”, IJmuiden. P. J. Bakker designated manager. Registered at IJmuiden as P. AZ. TIMMERS (IJM201).
1932: Laid up.
4.1935: Sold to Mrs Annie I. Fraser, Aberdeen for the sum of £900.
4.1935: IJmuiden registry closed.
1935: Remeasured 211g 92n.
1.5.1935: Registered at Aberdeen as AVENUE (A283). J. MacDonald Fraser designated manager.
5.6.1935: First landing at Aberdeen.
1.7.1935: Landed the jaw bone of a whale over 10 ft in length which attracted considerable attention on the Fish Market.
12.10.1935: Landed 25 boxes and 20 score.
19.10.1935: Landed 30 boxes and 1 score.
4.1.1936: Landed150 boxes and 3 score.
7.2.1936: Landed 30 boxes and 2 score.
30.3.1936: Landed 170 boxes and 10 score.
9.10.1936: Landed. 90 boxes and 2 score.
12.3.1937: Landed 170 boxes and 8 score.
1.11.1937: At Aberdeen, landed 31/2 score turbot, 180 boxes and 4 score.
10.1937: Fishing out of Fleetwood. Alex Keay managing agent.
5.10.1937: First landing, 175 boxes £275 gross.
6.10.1937: Sailed for fishing grounds.
1.11.1937: At Aberdeen, landed 31/2 score turbot, 180 boxes and 4 score.
1.12.1937: Sailed Fleetwood for fishing grounds.
6.1.1938: Last landing at Fleetwood, 129 boxes £335 gross. Laid up. Mrs Annie I. Fraser in financial difficulties.
By 6.1938: Sold to Thos. W. Ward Ltd, Sheffield for breaking up at Preston.
23.11.1938: Aberdeen registry closed “Broken up”.
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S.T. Grace Wetherley A160

S.T. Grace Wetherley A160
Picture courtesy of The David Slinger Collection

Changelog

03/03/2010: Page published. 3 updates since then.
12/08/2021: Updated history and technical details.
02/09/2021: Updated history and added an image.