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S.D. Prosit LT232

Information provided by Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 122785
Yard Number: ??
Completed: 1906
Gross Tonnage: 76.83
Net Tonnage: 39.82
Length: 82.8 ft
Breadth: 18.8 ft
Depth: 8.4 ft
Built: Henry Reynolds & Co, Southside, Lowestoft
Engine: 150ihp C.2-cyl by F. W. Carver & Co, Gt. Yarmouth

History

1906: Launched by Henry Reynolds & Co, Southside, Lowestoft (Yd.No.?) for William Thomas Tripp (16/64), Kessingland; Alfred Strowger (16/64), Kessingland; May Beatrice Stuart (16/64), London; Robert Stuart (12/64), Cirencester; Ruth Stuart (4/64), Cirencester as PROSIT.
4.1906: Completed.
9.5.1906: Registered at Lowestoft (LT232). William Thomas Tripp designated managing owner.
16.6.1906: Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Mary Stuart (4/64), Edinburgh. 20.6.1906: Registered to William Thomas Tripp (16/64); Alfred Strowger (16/64); May Beatrice Stuart (16/64); Robert Stuart (8/64); Ruth Stuart (4/64) and Mary Stuart (4/64).
15.3.1910: May Beatrice Stuart sold (8/64) shares; Mary Stuart sold (4/64) shares; Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (32/64). Registered to Alfred Strowger (32/64); William Thomas Tripp (16/64); May Beatrice Stuart (8/64); Ruth Stuart (4/64) and Robert Stuart (4/64).
12.4.1911: Ruth Stuart sold (4/64) shares and Robert Stuart sold (4/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (40/64).
20.4.1911: Registered to Alfred Strowger (40/64); William Thomas Tripp (16/64) and May Beatrice Stuart (8/64). Alfred Strowger designated managing owner.
28.2.1912: William Thomas Tripp sold (16/64) shares and May Beatrice Stuart sold (8/64) shares to Alfred Strowger (64/64), Kessingland.
16.3.1912: Registered to Alfred Strowger (64/64), Kessingland.
1.1915: Requisitioned for war service as an A/S net drifter (1-3pdr) (Ad.No.1039). Later employed as a minesweeper/patrol based Buncrana, Co. Donegal (1-6pdr).
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Lowestoft.
7.5.1929: Sold to Honora Evelyn Parkes (64/64), Blackpool.
5.1929: Fred Parkes, Fleetwood & Blackpool appointed manager.
7.1929: Sold to French subjects.
2.7.1929: Lowestoft registry closed.

Changelog
02/05/2014: Page published.

S.D/T. Golden Emblem BF232 (Seasonal)

Technical

Official Number: 139885
Yard Number: 3
Completed: 1918
Gross Tonnage: 95
Net Tonnage: 40
Length: 90.0 ft
Breadth: 20.1 ft
Depth: 9.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by John Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen
Built: Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, Peterhead
Wooden built

History

1918: Launched by Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, Peterhead (Yd.No.3) for their own account (Richard Irvin & Sons Ltd, North Shields) as MAUVEEN.
1918: Completed (John H. Irvin KBE, Aberdeen, manager).
10.1918: Requisitioned from the builder for war service (Ad.No.4397). Not registered as a fishing vessel. Based Kingstown.
Post 12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Aberdeen (R. Irvin & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen).
14.5.1920: Registered at North Shields (SN21).
1.1931: Sold to Alexander Watt, Gardenstown (managing owner).
22.1.1931: North Shields registry closed.
24.1.1931: Registered at Banff as GOLDEN EMBLEM (BF232).
1939: Seasonal fishing from Fleetwood (Alex Keay managing agent).
1939: Sold to R. Irvin & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen.
4.1.1940: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol drifter (Hire rate
£26.0.0d/month).
1940: Sold to E. Watt, Gardenstown & others (E. Watt managing owner).
5.1942: Employed on port duties.
18.12.1945: Returned to owner.
1947: Sold Northern Shipbreaking Co, Peterhead for breaking up. Banff registry closed.

Changelog

06/05/2012: Page published. 3 updates since then.

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. Gervais Rentoul LT740

Additional material courtesy of Roy Breach and Barry Banham

Technical

Official Number: 132180
Completed: 1916
Gross Tonnage: 99
Net Tonnage: 42
Length: 87.2 ft
Breadth: 19.1 ft
Depth: 9.6 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by Wm. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Coatbridge
Boiler: A. & W. Dalglish, Pollockshaws, Glasgow
Built: George Smith Jnr, Buckpool, Buckie
Wooden built drifter

History

1916: Launched by George Smith Jnr, Buckie (Yd.No.) on speculation as GREEN PASTURES.
5.1917: Completed. Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeping drifter(1-6pdr) (Ad.No.3108). Based at Peterhead.
By12.3.1919: Returned to owner at Findochty (R. Tindall & Son, Buckie, agents).
1919: Sold to Joseph Wood, Portknockie & others.
12.1.1919: Registered at Buckie (BCK237).
22.11.1919: Sold to Lancelot Charles Harvey (32/64), Fritton and Robert Thomas Moore (32/64), Lowestoft (Robert Thomas Moore managing owner).
14.1.1920: Sold to John Victor Breach (22/64), George F. Spashett (21/64) & Ernest Edward Soloman (21/64), Lowestoft (John Victor Breach, managing owner).
24.1.1920: Buckie registry closed.
12(20).1.1920: Registered at Lowestoft (LT740).
13.2.1922: Sold to John Victor Breach (32/64) & G. F. Spashett (32/64), Lowestoft.
25.1.1923: Registered at Lowestoft as GERVAIS RENTOUL (LT740) (BOT Minute 1656/1922 dated 13.1.1923).
25.4.1925: Sold to Explorator Ltd (64/64), Lowestoft (John Victor Breach, manager).
8.11.1939: Requisitioned for war service as a patrol drifter (Hire rate £26.0.0d/month).
1941: Based Dover as an armed patrol drifter (Ty/Sk. W. C. Barnaby RNR).
5/6.1941: At Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo).
9.1941: Employed on miscellaneous Naval duties.
1.1944: John Victor Breach died.
9.4.1945: R. H. Self appointed manager.
22.6.1945: Sold to The Don Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen (Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood).
5.1946: Returned to owner. Laid up.
29.6.1949: Sold to Margaret Sellons, Fleetwood (managing owner). Not employed as a fishing vessel.
12.10.1949: Sold to Frederick William Braithwaite, Grange-over-Sands (managing owner). Not employed as a fishing vessel.
1952: Sold Lacmots Ltd, Glasson Dock for breaking up.
1952: Lowestoft registry closed.

(Named after Gervais Rentoul MP for Lowestoft in 1924)

Changelog

01/08/2011: Page published. 5 updates since then.

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
Engine: T.3-cyl and boiler by Elliot & Garrood Ltd, Beccles
Built: John Chambers & Co Ltd, Oulton Broad
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).
14.51915: 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).
7.6.1920: Yarmouth registry closed.
6.1920: Registered at Ramsgate (R333).
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.
1932: Ramsgate registry closed.

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.