Official No:  123743   Port and Year:   London, 1906 (LO251)

                                                                Ymuiden, c.1914 (IJM190)

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.

Crew:  10

Built: 1906, Smiths Docks Co., North Shields.  (Yard no. 800)

Tonnage:  211 grt  70 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 117.3  / 21.5 / 11.5

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 71 nhp.  MacColl & Pollock, Sunderland



Nov 1906: G. H. D. Birt, Docks, Milford


c.1911: Neale & West, Docks, Milford



c.1914: Dutch owners.


Landed at Milford:  19 Nov 1906 - 13 Apr 1913

Skippers: T. Cooper (1913)

Notes: No entry for HENRIETTA JACOBA in Lloyd's Register 1930-31

 Accidents and Incidents

From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 14th November 1906:


    The fleet of trawlers belonging to Mr. G. H. D. Birt was further augmented on Monday by the arrival of the s.s. "Persia" (Captain J. H. Dove).  The vessel is of the same class as the "India", which arrived a fortnight ago.  The initial trip realised 140.  Next week the sister ship "Arabia" is expected, and this line of vessels will be brought up to six, in addition to the Phoenix and Welsh Trawling Company ships also under the management of Mr. G. H. Birt.




From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 14th June 1911:


    During the week two steam trawlers, "India" and "Persia", belonging to Mr. G. H. D. Birt, have been sold to firms from Holland, and will be leaving the port of Milford shortly.  The vessels are only a few years old, and are of a class that has proved to be very successful.  We hear that in due course they will be replaced.  The steam trawler "Arabia" was not sold as at first rumoured.




From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 12th February 1913:


    A remarkable fishing incident was reported at the docks last Tuesday, when two of Mr. Birt's trawlers landed.  The Arabia, Captain T. Cooper, had arrived back from the fishing grounds minus her fishing gear, which had been lost in fishing operations during the rough weather experienced at sea.  The Britannia (Captain William Jones), covering the same grounds with the trawl, heaved in a fine haul, but the bag contained something more than fish - a trawler's gear.  It was a coincidence that both trawlers should have landed the same day, and that they belonged to the same firm, but the most remarkable thing of all was that the gear of the Arabia should have been innocently recovered in such a wonderful manner.





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