John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  106676   Port and Year: Grimsby, 1896 (GY129)

                                                              Lowestoft, 1925 (LT123)

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning.  Crabbing and Pareja (pair) fishing. Yawl rigged.  Wheelhouse aft.

Crew:  11

Built: 1896, by Mackie & Thomson, Govan.  (Yard no. 121)

Tonnage:  163 grt  63 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 104.2  / 20.5 / 10.7

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 45 rhp.  Engine and boiler: Muir & Houston, Glasgow



As GY129

Nov 1896: Hagerup & Doughty, Grimsby.


Apr 1906: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co., Grimsby


As LT123

Jan 1925: Consolidated Fisheries, Lowestoft.

Manager: John D. Bart Marsden, Auckland Rd., Fish Docks, Lowestoft.


19 Nov 1937: Don Trawling Co.(Milford Haven) , Docks, Milford

Manager: J. C. Llewellin.


17 Mar 1939: Pair Fishing Co., Docks, Milford

Manager: H. J. Horwood. (1940: H. J. Richards)


Landed at Milford:  19 Oct 1937 - 27 Feb 1941

Skippers: G. T. Brader (1913)

Notes: Oct 1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty (No. 639). 1 x 6 pdr.

1919: Returned to owners.

11 Mar 1941: Bombed, machine gunned and sunk by German aircraft in Cardigan  Bay.

 Accidents and Incidents

From an unknown local newspaper dated Thursday 28th October 1937:


    Another pair of locally owned trawlers put to sea on Tuesday night's tide.  They were the s.t. Rattray and the s.t. Charmouth, recently purchased by the Don Fishing Company from Fleetwood and Aberdeen, and reconditioned and adapted for the Spanish "Pareja" method of fishing. 

    This enterprising firm has purchased four more of this class of trawlers from Fleetwood, viz., s.t Aberdeen, s.t. Zania, s.t. Ilfracombe and the s.t Scarborough, two of which have arrived in Milford Docks to be fitted out.

    This makes five pairs of boats under the management of Yolland and Llewellyn.


Courtesy of Steve Farrow


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