Additional information courtesy of Gary Hicks Plymouth Merchant Ships
Official Number: 108561
Yard Number: 597
Gross Tonnage: 171.35
Net Tonnage: 66.08
Length: 110.0 ft
Breadth: 21.0 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Built: Edwards Bros, North Shields
Engine: 350ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by MacColl & Pollock Ltd, Sunderland
27.9.1898: Launched by Edwards Bros, North Shields (Yd.No.597) for Wilfred Jackson (64/64), Plymouth (managing owner) as FLUCIE FLOSS.
5.12.1898: Registered at Plymouth (PH404).
5.12.1898: Wilfred Jackson c/o J. K. Mackrill & Sons, Grimsby designated managing owner.
29.12.1898: Vessel mortgaged (64/64) to James Harry Edwards & George Straker Falk Edwards, North Shields (joint mortgagees) (A).
5.5.1899: Mortgage (A) transferred to Arthur Leslie Melville & Eustace Abel Smith, Lincoln (joint mortgagees).
28.3.1900: Sold to Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields.
31.3.1900: Eustace Smith, Grimsby appointed manager.
28.3.1900: Sold to The Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd (64/64), Boston.
4.4.1900: Mortgage (A) discharged.
9.4.1900: James Bloomfield appointed manager.
27.6.1900: Registered at Plymouth as SKIRBECK (PH404) (BoT Minute M10492 dated 25.6.1900).
27.6.1900: Plymouth registry closed.
6.1900: Registered at Boston (BN81).
By 1906: Fred Dennison appointed manager.
By 1909: Thomas D. Donaldson appointed manager). Fishing out of Fleetwood.
8.8.1910: Observed fishing and hauling inside the limits in Cardigan Bay.
23.9.1910: At Aberayron Magistrates Court, Sk. William Powley was charged with fishing inside the limits off Llandow, Cardigan Bay. Pleaded guilty and fined £15 and 3gns advocate’s fee.
1913: Daniel Walker appointed manager.
22.8.1914: On a North Sea trip (Sk. J. Baker), stopped by German minelaying cruiser SMS ALBATROSS, crew taken prisoner and trawler sunk by gunfire. Crew interned in Germany.
09.1914: Boston registry closed.
7.1915: Sk. Baker died in hospital due in no small part to the conditions in which he was detained.
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03/01/2014: Page published. 11 revisions since then.
30/11/2014: Information updated.
Additional material courtesy of Bill Blow
Official Number: 138946
Yard Number: 327
Gross Tonnage: 226
Net Tonnage: 102
Length: 117.0 ft
Breadth: 22.0 ft
Depth: 12.7 ft
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Engine: 450ihp T.3-cyl and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull
12.10.1915: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.327) for Walter Olney (64/64), Fleetwood.
7.2.1916: Registered at Grimsby (GY869).
7.2.1916: Alick Black, Grimsby appointed manager.
2.1916: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-3pdr HA) (Ad.No.3258).
25.6.1917: Mined off Girdle Ness and foundered in position 57.07N 01.58W. Mine laid by U.boat (UC40). Four men lost.
16.4.1919: Grimsby registry closed “Ship lost on Admiralty service”
(Lost – Peter Brown, 2nd Hand, John D. Meldrum & Henry Neslen, Deckhands, George S. Buchan & Alexander H. Clark, Trimmers, all RNR)
Official Number: 146492
Yard Number: 91
Gross Tonnage: 96
Net Tonnage: 35
Length: 86.2 ft
Breadth: 18.5 ft
Depth: 9.3 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by North British Engine Works Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow
Boiler: Edwind Danks & Co (Oldbury) Ltd, Oldbury
Built: Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad
1918: Launched by Colby Brothers Ltd, Oulton Broad (Yd.No.91) (“Admiralty drifter”) for The Admiralty as BLIZZARD.
30.7.1918: Completed (1-6pdr) (Ad.No.3971).
1921: Sold to Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull (Walter Scott, manager).
11.7.1922: Registered at Hull as SATINSTONE (H585).
1.1925: Sold to Alexander C. Bruce & Peter Bruce, St. Combs, W. B. Ritchie & Peter Buchan, Fraserburgh, Charles L. Minty, Fraserburgh and R. Irvin & Sons Ltd, North Shields (Alexander C. Bruce managing owner).
29.1.1925: Hull registry closed.
30.1.1925: Registered at Fraserburgh as HARVEST GLEANER (FR73).
1938: Seasonal fishing from Fleetwood (Alex Keay agent).
5.1938: Shares sold to Charles L. Minty, Gardenstown & others and R. Irvin & Sons Ltd, North Shields.
17.5.1938: Registered at Banff (BF484).
25.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter (Hire rate £26.0.0d/month).
28.10.1940: Off Suffolk coast attacked by German aircraft and subsequently foundered. Four crew lost*.
20.4.1943: Banff registry closed “Lost on Naval Service”.
(*Lost – Seymour Stephenson, Stoker PO; Maurice G. Langridge and Arthur Swaby, OS – killed. Charles A. L. Edwards, Stoker, died of wounds)
Admiralty Number: 4472
Official Number: 139348
Yard Number: 170
Gross Tonnage: 203
Net Tonnage: 88
Length: 115.4 ft
Breadth: 22.2 ft
Depth: 12.1 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
Boiler: Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
Built: Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith
1.1919: Launched by Hawthorns & Co Ltd, Leith (Yd.No.170) (“Strath” class) for The Admiralty as WILLIAM CHALMERS (Ad.No.4472).
4.4.1919: Advertised for sale.
1919: Sold to Leonard C. Cockrell, Wivenhoe.
2.5.1919: Renamed CRADOCK.
30.8.1919: Completed as a fishing vessel ex fishing gear.
8.9.1919: Registered at Hull (H78).
17.9.1919: Hull registry closed.
22.9.1919: Registered at Lowestoft (LT591).
27.11.1919: Sold to Vanessa Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft (Leonard C. Cockrell, manager).
19.1.1921: First landing at Milford Haven.
3.12.1923: Sold to Arthur S. Bowlby, Harlow (Vanessa Fishing Co Ltd) (Edward D. W. Lawford, Milford Haven, manager).
12.12.1928: Last landing at Milford.
24.12.1928: Sold to Robert Taylor & Sons Ltd, Dundee (William N. Taylor, manager).
1932/33: Landing occasionally at Milford.
5.1933: At Fleetwood with Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd involvement.
9.12.1933: Sold to Shields Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, North Shields (Thomas S. Read, manager).
23.12.1933: Lowestoft registry closed.
15.1.1934: Registered at North Shields (SN8).
24.2.1935: At about 10.30am. when outward from North Shields for fishing grounds, in collision off the Satellite buoys, with inbound Aberdeen registered steam coaster KILDRUMMY (629grt/1924) which sustained extensive damage to shell plating starboard side forward. Returned to North Shields with damage forward and stem twisted; KILDRUMMY proceeded up the Tyne.
8.11.1941: Attacked and bombed by German aircraft, 14 miles NNE of St. Abbs Head and subsequently foundered; crew of nine away in lifeboat.
19.11.1941: North Shields registry closed “Sunk by enemy action”.
(William Chalmers, Master, age 35, b. Lerwick – HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN)
20/05/2012: Page published. 10 updates since then.
03/08/2015: Information updated.
Official Number: 106673
Yard Number: 532
Gross Tonnage: 144
Net Tonnage: 46
Length: 104.0 ft
Breadth: 20.7 ft
Depth: 10.5 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by N. E. Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Built: Edwards Bros Ltd, North Shields
24.9.1896: Launched by Edwards Bros Ltd, North Shields (Yd.No.532) for Hagerup, Doughty & Co Ltd, Grimsby as BARNSLEY.
27.10.1896: Registered at Grimsby (GY125).
4.1906: Transferred to The Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby (John D. Marsden, manager) on the formation of the company.
10.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (Ad.No.717).
5.1915: Returned to owner.
12.1916: Sold to The Mersey Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood (Ernest Taylor, manager).
13.2.1917: Fishing 13 miles N of Inishtrahull. Stopped by U-boat (U78), Skipper and Chief Engineer taken prisoner. Sunk by explosive charges.
17.2.1917: Survivors returned to Fleetwood.
9.3.1917: Grimsby registry closed.