Courtesy of Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch

Official No:  123260   Port and Year:   Hull, 1906 (H887)

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning. Crabber.  Bridge aft. Schooner rigged.

Crew:  11

Built: 1906, Mackie & Thomson, Govan.  (Yard no. 319)

Tonnage:  176 grt  66 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 108.8  / 21.5 / 11.2

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 36 rhp.  W.V.V. Lidgerwood, Glasgow.



1906: Hellyers Steam Fishing Co., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull


Pre-1914: Mons Steam Fishing (E. Headspith), 102 West Dock Ave., Hull


1934: Ocean Steam Fishing Co., Hull

Manager: W. C. Farrow.


27 Sep 1935: Brand & Curzon, Docks, Milford.


31 Mar 1939: F. Parkes & C. L. Wilbraham, Fleetwood

Manager: C. L. Wilbraham


1940: Wellvale Trawlers, Hull

Manager: C. L. Wilbraham


1942: Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers, Hull.


Landed at Milford:  24 Sep 1935 - 3 Feb 1939

Skippers: R. W. Powell, (1916)

Notes: 1917: Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve as ALONZO.

1919: Returned to owners.

13 Jan 1944: Missing on the North Sea fishing grounds. ( Cause unknown.)

 Accidents and Incidents

From an unknown local newspaper dated c.Thursday 7th April 1938:


    Two more of the smaller class of Milford Haven trawlers are being converted to the Spanish pair methods, and are expected to put to sea this week.  They are the steam trawler Gozo, and the steam trawler Alonso, belonging to Messrs. C. H. Brand and Company.  The vessels will be in charge of two of the port's most experienced hake fishing skippers, Messrs. Charles Thomas and Albert Saunders. 

    Another interesting experiment is the fitting out for the first time of a local trawler for seine net fishing.  The vessel is the steam trawler "Westholme", which belongs to the newly formed Westholme fishing company, under the management of Messrs. Peter Hancock and Sons.  The experiment will be watched with interest.




From an unknown local newspaper dated c.Thursday 7th April 1938:


    J. F. Gwyther has been favoured with instructions to offer for sale at the Conservative Club, on Friday 15th September, the steam trawlers Alonzo, Cairo and Gozo.  These ships are of the ex-fleeter type, strongly built, and the class suitable of pareja (pair fishing, Spanish style.)





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