Official No:  114520   Port Number and Year: London, 1902 (LO172)

                                                                            Swansea, 1906 (SA ? )

                                                                            Liverpool, 1906 (LL83)

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


Built: 1902,  by Smith's Dock Co., North Shields. (Yard no.697)

Tonnage: 191.78 grt  49.14 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 110 / 21 / -

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 48 hp.; by North Eastern Marine Engineers, Sunderland



As LO172

Sep 1902: Castle Steam Trawlers, London.


As SA ?

1906?: Castle Steam Trawlers, Swansea.


Renamed GADWELL LL83

1906: Harley & Miller, Liverpool

[Same owners in Olsen's 1914.]


Landed at Milford: 23 Sep 1902 - 22 Jun 1904

Skippers: 1902: Nightingale; Kingston

1903: Nightingale; Chamberlain; Davies

1904: John; Nightingale; Davies; Fletcher.

Notes: 25 Jul 1915: Sunk  6 miles W of Sumburgh Head, Dunrossness,  by U-41 (Kapitšnleutnant  Claus Hansen)

 Accidents and Incidents

From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 28th October 1903: 


    While at sea, an accident occurred on board the "Harfat Castle", by which the mate, Thomas Wood, sustained a fractured leg.  The vessel arrived in dock at Milford on Friday afternoon.  Wood was brought ashore and removed to the new infirmary, where his injuries were attended to.  We believe this was the first time the ambulance car was used.


[ "Harfat" was the Pembrokeshire dialect name for Haverfordwest. Until the mid twentieth century, the town was affectionately known as "Honey Harfat". ]



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