Courtesy of Keith Morgan

Official No:  125044    Port and Year:  Grimsby, 1907 (GY189)

                                                                Aberdeen, 1935? (A257)

                                                                 Hull, c.1945 (H374)          

Description: Steel side trawler; coal fired.  Crabber. Ketch rigged

Crew: 12 men

Built: by Cochrane & Sons, Selby, in 1907.  (Yard no. 384)

Tonnage:   233 grt  114 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 117.2 / 22 / 11.6                                                         

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




Jan 1907: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co., Grimsby

Manager: J. D. Marsden


Aug 1914: Renamed EWERBY, and registered in Germany.  [See note below.]


Renamed JEAN-MAX

1922: Denos, Lebreton, Tourasse, Dieppe



1935: James C. Douglas, Aberdeen


1943: Northern Trawlers, Grimsby

Manager: W. A. Bennett


As H374

c.1945: Unknown Hull owners.


1948: Milford Fisheries, Docks, Milford

Manager: Owen Willie Limbrick


Landed at Milford: 26 Jan 1948 - 7 Jun 1955

Skippers: Bert Horst (1953)

Notes: 24 Aug 1914:  Captured by German torpedo boat, North Sea; crew made prisoners.

Dec 1940: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Balloon Barrage Vessel (P.No. 4.446)

1944: Converted to an Esso.

Apr 1945: Returned to owners.

Jul 1955: Broken up.

Accidents and Incidents:

From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 5th May 1950:




    Four trawlers, half the Milford Fisheries fleet, has been laid up this week because of prevailing uneconomic conditions.  They are the Thomas Booth, Craig an Eran, Cloughstone, and Peter Carey.

    The total number of trawlers now laid up at Milford is 24, or a third of the port's fleet.  Some are undergoing repairs, but most have been tied up because it has been found uneconomical to run them.

    In this connection, here is an extract from a letter received at Milford this week from a London firm of merchants: "Our market at the moment is loaded with Danish plaice at the prices quoted above, and it is selling very slowly."  The prices given were well below control prices.



From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 20th March 1953:  


    On Tuesday the Milford trawler "Cloughstone", Skipper Bert Horst, towed home the steam trawler "Hero", Skipper Lenny Brown, which had developed boiler trouble on the fishing grounds off the Irish coast.  



From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 1st May 1953:  


    When fishing 45 miles off St. Ann's Head late on Monday night, Skipper Bert Horst and the crew of the "Cloughstone" had an alarming experience.  A mine was hauled up in the trawl and dropped on the deck, and the skipper had no alternative but to wireless the news and make for port.

    The trawler arrived in the Haven at 4.30 on Tuesday morning, but the Mine Disposal Squad from Plymouth did not arrive (by road) until seven the same night.  They quickly dealt with the mine, but the "Cloughstone" was not able to go into dock until the 6 a.m. tide on Wednesday.



From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 22nd July 1955:


    Two Milford trawler owners told the "Guardian" this morning that they are laying up some of their ships.  At the same time it is confirmed that at least three more trawlers have this week been scrapped.  The news has increased the state of crisis existing at the port.

    Mr. O. W. Limbrick stated, "The trawler Cloughstone has been scrapped.  I am laying up at least two other vessels owing to the state of trade, and until the Government announce what help they will give to meet the increased coal costs."

    Mr. E. E. Carter of Westward Trawlers, said, "I will be laying up two and maybe three of my ships as soon as present local stocks are exhausted."





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