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.
As ABELIA H404
1923: Pickering & Haldanes, Hull
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
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
FELL INTO DOCK
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 22nd August 1958:
PROMPT MILFORD RESCUE
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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