Additional information courtesy of Christine Simm
Official Number: 98292
Yard Number: 350
Gross Tonnage: 155
Net Tonnage: 63
Length: 100.6 ft
Breadth: 20.5 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Built: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Engine: T.3-cyl & boiler by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
27.6.1891: Launched by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull (Yd.No.350) for Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Boston as BROTHERTOFT.
8.1891: Completed. James Bloomfield designated manager.
1904: Fred Donnison designated manager.
1909: James Donaldson designated manager.
1910: Fishing out of Fleetwood (Fred Donnison, Fleetwood managing agent).
6.3.1911: At Fleetwood landed 62 boxes (1 box soles).
2.6.1911: At Fleetwood landed 58 boxes (10 boxes soles).
1915: Daniel Walker designated manager.
4.2.1916: At Boston Borough Police Court, for refusing to go to sea in the BROTHERTOFT after signing articles, Herbert Fox, fisherman, Rosegarth Street was sentenced to two months hard labour and Walter Priestley, fishermen, Alfred Street to one month imprisonment.
8.9.1916: At Boston Borough Police Court, Sk. James Bartholomew was charged with causing the trawler BROTHERTOFT to enter an area prohibited by The Admiralty on 15th August; pleaded guilty and fined £20 with £2. 12. 6d costs.
9.3.1917: At Boston Borough Police Court, Sk. James Bartholomew was charged with causing the trawler BROTHERTOFT to enter an area prohibited by The Admiralty on 6th February. Bartholomew stated that he knew that he was close to the area but not that he was so far over the line. With a previous conviction he was fined £20 with £4. 4s costs.
4.1917: On a North Sea trip (Sk. P. Hancock); ten crew all told. When off SE Scotland reportedly captured by U.boat. Date unknown, fate unknown. All crew lost*.
Possibly: 15.4.1917: On a North Sea trip (Sk. P. Hancock); ten crew all told. When off SE Scotland in approximate position 55.50N 01.30E, closed by U.boat (UC31) either sunk by shellfire and crew killed or sunk by explosive charges, crew abandoned in boat. All crew lost.
Crew Lost: * Sk. P. Hancock, 17 Stirling Street, Grimsby; J. Ringwood (40), 34 Wheelsby Street, Grimsby, Second Hand, P. Sullivan (30), Blue Street, Boston, Third Hand; T. Hack (30), Mount Bridge, Boston, Ch.Eng; Alec Rupert Kierton (36), 74 Harlaxton Road, Grantham, 2nd Eng; John Spencer Newman (18), 64 Beccles Road, Gorleston, F Norman (36), Norfolk, J. Smith (16), Grimsby, Deckhands; A. Sanderson (17), 185 Alexander Road, Grimsby, Fireman; Charles William Upcraft (62), 4 Muster Lane, Skirbeck, Boston, Cook/Steward.
18/07/2021: Page published.