John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  146438   Port and Year:   Hull, 1923 (H404)

                                                                Grimsby, 1925 (GY294)

                                                                 Lowestoft, 1929 (LT8)

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

Crew:  9 men

Built: 1922, by Cochrane & Sons, Selby. (Yard no. 761)

Tonnage:  97 grt  35 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 85.2  / 19.1 / 9

Engine:  270 ihp. 




1923: Pickering & Haldanes, Hull

As GY294

1925: T.W Baskcomb


Renamed SCATTAN LT8.
1929: S. E Catchpole, Lowestoft

1938: Torbay Trawlers, Brixham.

1941 Scattan Ltd, Docks, Milford.

Manager: Arthur C. Mitchell, 'Stradbroke Lodge',The Rath, Milford

Renamed DICKETA.

1952: H.E. Rees, Docks, Milford


Later: W.H. Kerr (Ships' Chandler), Docks, Milford.



Landed at Milford:  As SCATTAN 15 Feb 1940 - 17 Jun 1945; 15 Apr 1948 - 19 Jun 1951

As DICKETA 4 Apr 1952 - 27 May 1959


Notes: 1959: Broken up at Gelliswick Bay by Danny Howells.

 Accidents and Incidents

From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 22nd August 1958:





    Prompt action by a member of the crew of a Milford trawler probably saved the life of a fisherman who fell into Milford Docks last Thursday night.

    At about 9.30 Deckhand James Bowie, of the trawler Dicketta, was trying to get aboard what he thought was his ship alongside the "coaling" wall.

    His boat had been moved, however, and the ship he was trying to board was the Merchant Venturer, which is similar in appearance.

    Unluckily he plunged some distance into the dark waters of the dock.

    Luckily Mr. R. H. Wilson, trimmer on the Merchant Venturer, heard his cry and the splash and rushed on deck.  He was able to get Mr. Bowie aboard and made him comfortable for the night.

    Mr. Bowie was little the worse for his immersion.  Fortunately he did not strike the side of the ship in falling.




Courtesy of Barry Banham



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