Courtesy of Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch
Official No: 116071 Port and Year: Hull, 1902 (H550)
Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning. Crabber. Wheelhouse aft. Ketch rigged
Built: 1902, Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverely. (Yard no. 311 )
Tonnage: 172 grt 67 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 108.4 / 21.3 / 11.2
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 45 rhp. Amos & Smith, Hull.
1902: Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull
19 Nov 1930: Charles H. Brand, Docks, Milford
Nov 1939: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co., Fleetwood.
Manager: B. A. Parkes
22 May 1941: Cairo Fishing Co., Docks, Milford.
Manager: J. C. Llewellin
12 Mar 1945: Milford Fisheries, Docks, Milford.
Manager: O. W. Limbrick
1945: George Mitchell, Lowestoft.
Landed at Milford: 4 Jan 1931 - 25 Nov 1938
Notes: Oct 1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty (No. 635) and converted to base ship for minesweepers.
1916: Converted to minesweeper. 1 x 12 pdr.
1919: Returned to owners.
1938: Laid up.
1959: Broken up at Grays.
Accidents and Incidents
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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