Official No:  127091   Port and Year:   Bristol, 1912 (BL15)

                                                                Fleetwood, 1919 (FD335)

                                                                Aberdeen, 1927 (A196)

                                                                Dieppe, c.1930

                                                                London, 1935 (LO90)

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning.  Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen.

Crew:  10

Built: 1912, Cochrane & Son., Selby.  (Yard no. 513)

Tonnage:  236 grt  92 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 120  / 21.5 / 11.7

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 66 rhp.  Charles D. Holmes & Co., Hull



As BL15

Feb 1912: Western Steam Trawling, Docks, Milford

Manager: Sidney Morgan Price


As FD335

Jul 1919: Vulcan Steam Trawlers, Fleetwood

Managers: New Docks Steam Trawling Co. (Fleetwood).

(From 1920: Taylor & Tomlinson.)


As A196

Sep 1926: C. Grimmer, 164 Market St., Aberdeen


1927: G. K. Grimmer, Aberdeen.


c.1930: Corne Fréres et Cie., 7 Quai de l'Arriere Port, Dieppe.




1935: Hewett Fishing Co., 11 St. Mary at Hill, London EC3

Manager: Robert S. Hewett.

1960: Renamed ROYALIST II


Landed at Milford:  25 Feb 1912 - 23 Mar 1914

Skippers: J. W. Rumble (1912)

Notes: Jul 1914: Purchased by the Admiralty as a minesweeper (Admy. no. 12). 1 x 6 pdr. AA

1919: Sold to mercantile.

Jul 1960: Broken up at Preston.

 Accidents and Incidents

From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 11th September 1912:


    The steam trawler Alnmouth on Monday landed a specimen of tunny or tima fish.  It was bought by Messrs. Howlett and Sons for a few shillings and sent to London.  The monster measured 8 feet 7 inches in length, and 5 feet 10 inches in circumference, and was caught with a gaff or hook.




From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 24th December 1913:


    On Monday morning, a huge sturgeon was landed on the Fish Market by the steam trawler Alnmouth, probably the largest ever landed here at the port of Milford.  It weighed just over 3 cwt, and was bought for £10 by Mr Ted Isaacs, representative of the Great London Merchants & Caterers.




From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 18th June 1919:


    Some excitement was manifested on the Milford Docks during last week when it became known that Messrs. Sellick, Morley and Price were disposing of their fleet of steam trawlers.  For a considerable time negotiations had been proceeding with the Consolidation Company of Grimsby, but these recently fell through.  It is gratifying to know that the greater portion of the fleet has been retained for the port, as will be seen from the following list.  Several local gentlemen having come forward, the competition was very keen.

    The Alnmouth, Weigelia, and Exmouth have been sold to Fleetwood firms, while the Charmouth, Macaw, Tacsonia, Rosa, Xylopia, Essex, Uhdea, Petunia, Lynmouth, Kalmia, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Syringa, Yarmouth and Magnolia have all found local buyers.

    This opens out the question of the need for local trades people and others to invest in the staple industry of this fishing port, as has been done in competing fishing centres.





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