Official No:  99701     Port and Year:  Grimsby, 1893    

Description: Iron side trawler; coal fired, steam screw.  Ketch rigged.


Built: by Earle's Co., Hull, in 1893.  (Yard no. 374)

Tonnage:   151 grt  61 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 98 / 20.7 / 11.1                                                         

Engine: T 3-Cyl; 45 rhp; by builders.



Jul 1893: H. Morris, Grimsby


Feb 1897: The "D" Line Steam Fishing Co., Grimsby


Apr 1913: A. Bannister, Grimsby


Mar 1914: Charles E. B. L. Curzon, Docks, Milford.


Mar 1915: W. Ellis, Grimsby


Landed at Milford: 12 Mar 1914 - 30 Mar 1915


Notes:  Dec 1914:  Lost her rudder outside the Heads in heavy seas, but managed to get back to Milford safely.

6 May 1915: Mined 100 miles E by S of Spurn Point; seven hands lost. [See below.]

Accidents and Incidents

From The Irish Times of 8th May 1915, p.6:



    The skipper and a deckhand, the sole survivors of nine of the crew of the Grimsby trawler Don, were landed at Grimsby yesterday morning, their vessel having been blown up on Thursday morning through picking a mine up in the trawl net.

    The seven victims were practically killed outright.  The two survivors, who jumped overboard, were picked up whilst swimming in the sea.




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