DANIA LO187

Official No:  120474    Port Number and Year: London, 1904 (LO187)

                                                                              Fleetwood, 1917 (FD22)

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

Crew:  11 men

Built: 1904 by Smith's Dock Co., North Shields.  (Yard no. 758)

Tonnage: 196 grt  74 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.2 / 21.5 / 11.2

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 50 rhp.  Engine by McColl & Pollack, Sunderland

Owners:

 

As LO187

Dec 1904: G. H. D. Birt, Docks, Milford

 

1907: Harley & Miller, St. John's Wholesale Fish Market, Liverpool

 

1916: Croston Steam Trawling Co., Sidings Rd., Fleetwood.

Manager: Ernest Taylor, Thorntons.

24 Feb1919: As FD22

Managers: Taylor & Tomlinson

1924: Managers: New Docks Steam Trawling Co. (Fleetwood)

 

Landed at Milford: 16 Jan 1905 - 26 Dec 1907

Skippers: Joseph Huddlestone (1904-07)

Notes: 1917: Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve.

1919: Returned to owners.

13 Dec 1937: Broken up at Ward's Yard, Preston.

 Accidents and Incidents

From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 7th December 1904:

 

    The fine new steamers recently built to the order of Milford's Mr. G. H. D. Birt, have both made their initial trip to the port in the course of the last few days.  The "Anglia" (Captain Nightingale) landed on Thursday with a good catch, which realised about 240.  The "Dania" (Captain Huddlestone) came in for Monday's market, and considering that, on account of the wild weather at sea catches were generally on the small side, she made a successful maiden voyage.

 

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From an unknown local newspaper of 12th June 1905:  

 

    Intelligence reports were received last week that a storm had been raging off the coast of Spain, where a number of the local trawlers are now engaged, during which the steam trawler "Dania", Skipper J. Huddleston, owned by Mr. G. H. D. Birt, lost the boatswain Mr. William Shepherd, aged 23, a native of Aberdeen, but residing in Hakin, who was washed overboard.  Another Hakin man, Fryatt, also had a narrow escape from a similar fate, but was rescued. 

    The sad news was brought home by the steam trawler "Reliance", Skipper D. J. Davies, which has had much success on the foreign fishing grounds.

 

 

 

 

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