Additional material courtesy of Douglas Paterson and Bill Blow
Official Number: 95807
Yard Number: 42
Gross Tonnage: 141
Net Tonnage: 68
Length: 103.7 ft
Breadth: 20.3 ft
Depth: 10.7 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
1889: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yd.No.42) for Robert Hellyer & James Chant, Hull as GRAPHIC.
10.10.1889: Completed. Charles Hellyer appointed manager.
10.10.1889: Registered at Hull (H78).
1890: Remeasured under Portuguese rules 45.32n.
3.1890: Sold to Parceria de Pescarais Norte, Oporto.
19.3.1890: Hull registry closed.
3.1890: Registered at Oporto as CHIRE.
11.1909: Sold to William Collie & Samuel Caie, Aberdeen.
6.12.1909: Registered at Aberdeen as VIOLET CAIE (A302).
1.1.1914: Tonnage altered to 52.28 net under provision of Merchant Shipping Act 1907.
22.5.1914: Badly damaged whilst berthed at Fish Market in Aberdeen when struck by steam trawler STEWART BOYLE (GW27).
10.10.1915: Sold to Richard Gore, Tarleton, Preston, Edward Walmsley, Croston, Joseph Blackburn, Croston & Ernest Taylor, Thornton-le-Fylde. Ernest Taylor designated managing owner.
2.2.1916: Sold to The Croston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Ernest Taylor, Thornton-le-Fylde appointed manager.
5.1917: Sold to George Frederick Sleight (64/64), Grimsby.
11.5.1917: Aberdeen registry closed.
14.5.1917: George Sleight designated managing owner.
21.5.1917: Registered at Grimsby (GY1051).
29.5.1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.
19.3.1921: Sir George Frederick Sleight Bart died.
8.1922: New boiler fitted
18.10.1922: Probate granted to Raymond Lawrence Humphrey, Healing as sole surviving executor.
3.12.1925: Ownership registered to Raymond Lawrence Humphrey (64/64), Healing.
3.12.1925: Raymond Lawrence Humphrey designated managing owner.
12.1925: Sold to Moreau & Cayrouse, Dieppe.
4.12.1925: Grimsby registry closed. Registered at Dieppe as JACQUELINE-LOUISE (D??).
1.1926: Remeasured under French rules 148g 41n.
1937: Sold to shipbreakers and broken up. Dieppe registry closed.
I WENT DOWN GRIMSBY DOCKS ONE DAY
AND SIGNED ON THE GOOD SHIP VIOLET CAIE
WENT AWAY WHEN THE BELLS WERE RINGING
AND THE BOYS ON THE DECK THEY STOOD THERE SINGING
WE LIKE GOING TO SEA, WE LIKE GOING TO SEA
THE SEAS ALRIGHT ON A WINDY NIGHT
BECAUSE WE LIKE GOING TO SEA.
05/04/2013: Page published. 2 updates since then.
21/06/2016: Information updated.