DANIEL CLOWDEN LO129
HANNAH WOODBRIDGE FD355
Courtesy of Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch
Official No: 141952 Port and Year: Fleetwood, 1919 (FD355)
London, 1928 (LO129)
Description: Castle Class steel side trawler; coal fired, steam screw. Ketch rigged
Crew: 11 men
Built: by George Brown & Co., Greenock, in 1919 (Yard no. 122)
Tonnage: 280 grt 113 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 125.6 / 23.5 / 12.7
Engine: T.3-Cyl; 69 rhp; by Gauldie, Gilles & Co., Glasgow
As DANIEL CLOWDEN FD355
1919: Victory Steam Fishing Co. (Fleetwood), Fleetwood
Manager: W. Morley
9 Oct 1922: Renamed HANNAH WOODBRIDGE
Renamed DANIEL CLOWDEN LO129
16 May 1928: Iago Steam Trawling Co., Docks, Milford
Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford
1946: Haven Trawlers, Docks, Milford.
Manager: Robert P. Lewis, Bunkers Hill, Milford.
13 Aug 1948: J. Marr & Son, Fleetwood.
Landed at Milford: As HANNAH WOODBRIDGE: 3 Mar - 13 May 1928
As DANIEL CLOWDEN: 27 May 1928 - 3 Mar 1930; 27 Apr 1946 - 9 Sep 1948
Notes: 8 Aug1919: Ordered by the Admiralty as a minesweeper, but completed as a fishing vessel and sold on the stocks to Victory Steam Fishing Co. (Fleetwood)
Mar 1930: Transferred to Fleetwood when Edward D. W. Lawford moved his vessels to the port.
Jun 1930: On Klondyke grounds, shooting the trawl, warps tangled rudder and propeller. After discussion with owners, PETER CAREY (LO126) was dispatched to assist, connected and towed to Innishtrahull where warps were freed. Sailed again for grounds but experienced explosion and steam leak in which 2nd engineer was scalded. Drifted until taken in tow by PETER CAREY for Fleetwood.
Aug 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty for war service as DANIEL CLOWDEN and converted for minesweeping duties (P.No. FY.531).
Oct 1945: Returned to owners.
27 Nov1952: Sank whilst berthed at North-end staging, Fleetwood, after seacock was left open.
Dec 1952: Refloated by Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Assoc's RANGER, and towed back to Wyre Dock, but following survey declared beyond economical repair. Broken up at Ward's Yard, Preston.
[Information from the Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch.]
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