Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow and Jan Harteveld
Official Number: 110950
Yard Number: 38
Gross Tonnage: 216.40
Net Tonnage: 61.26
Length: 120.0 ft
Breadth: 21.7 ft
Depth: 11.0 ft
Built: Menzies & Co Ltd, Inverkeithing
Engine: 400ihp T.3-cyl by Shanks, Anderson & Co, Glasgow
Boiler: James Neilson & Son Ltd, Glasgow
4.1900: Completed by Menzies & Co Ltd, Inverkeithing (Yd.No.38) as a liner for The Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd (64/64), Grimsby as HERNIA.
27.4.1900: Registered at Grimsby (GY1153).
30.4.1900: John Edward Rushworth designated manager.
5.5.1900: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Lincoln & Lindsey Banking Co Ltd, Lincoln (A).
24.11.1905: When about 200 miles NNW from Hoy Head, Orkney (Sk. G. H. Turner), shipped a heavy sea and Samuel Robbins (36), AB, Grimsby was washed
overboard and drowned.
11.3.1909: Mortgage (A) transferred to Stamford, Spalding & Boston Banking Co Ltd, Grimsby.
21.8.1912: Mortgage (A) transferred to Barclay & Co Ltd, London.
1914: New boiler fitted made by Riley Bros (Boilermakers) Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees.
5.5.1915: Alteration of tonnage to 210.18g 82.60n. Certificate of Survey dated Grimsby 3.5.1915.
6.1915: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-6pdr HA) (Ad.No.855). Based Humber as patrol & escort vessel.
7.2.1917: Mortagee re-styled Barclays Bank Ltd, London.
27.10.1917: Mortgage (A) discharged.
27.10.1917: Sold to The Mersey Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
29.10.1917: Ernest Taylor designated manager.
31.10.1917: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to The Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co Ltd, Manchester (B).
11.12.1918: Left Immingham for return to owner.
11.3.1919: Grimsby registry closed.
12.3.1919: Registered at Fleetwood (FD92).
1922: Joseph A. & H. Taylor designated managers.
1924: Walter J. Morley designated manager.
1925: Sold by order of the mortgagee under mortgage (B) to Walter Henry Utley Morley, Fleetwood. Walter Morley designated manager.
22.4.1925: The Mersey Steam Trawlers Ltd in voluntary Liquidation. William Ignatius Swarbrick, Chartered Accountant, Preston appointed Liquidator.
16.7.1925: The Mersey Steam Trawlers Ltd wound-up.
1929: Sold to N.V. Visscherij Maatschappij “De Daad”, IJmuiden.
5.3.1929: Fleetwood registry closed.
3.1929: Registered at IJmuiden as PROTINUS (IJM85).
1933: Reederij Fa. Erenst & Weimar designated managers.
1937: F. J. F. Erenst designated manager.
20.3.1940: On a trip in North Sea (Sk.Klaas Wijker); eleven crew. When fishing westward of the Danish/Norwegian coast, bombed by German Heinkel He111 aircraft, skipper and deckhand lost their lives. Crew with two seriously wounded took to boat and stood off as trawler foundered possibly in or near position 57.14N 4.11E.
25.3.1940: Sighted and picked up by HMS/M UNITY having drifted for five days during which the two seriously ill men died. On landing, possibly at Blyth, two other crewmen who had suffered severe frostbite had legs amputated. IJmuuiden registry closed – lost by enemy action.
Note. At the time of this incident The Netherlands had yet to join in the war.
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22/12/2008: Page published. 4 updates since then.
08/10/2020: Updated history.