Official No:  101960   Port Number and Year: London, 1893 (LO96)

                                                                            Grimsby, 1896 (GY20)

                                                                            Hartlepool, 1899 (HL ? )

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


Built: 1893,  by R. Craggs & Sons, Stockton. (Yard no. 96)

Tonnage: 143 grt  68 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 100 / 20.2 / 10.9

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 40 rhp.; by Westgarth, English & Co., Middlesborough



1893: Newbon & Brocklebank,  Milford


As GY20

Feb 1896: Rushworth Steam Fishing Co., Grimsby


As HL ?

Jul 1899: Rushworth Steam Fishing Co., Hartlepool


Landed at Milford: 30 Jan 1893 - 21 Sep 1894

Skippers: Gray (1893-94); Jones; Chamberlain (1894)

Notes: 1904: Foundered 6 miles E of Lambay Is., Co.Dublin

 Accidents and Incidents

From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 4th October 1893: 

death from misadventure.― The flag flying half-mast high on the arrival of the steam trawler "Hypatia" on Thursday morning sorrowfully signified the death of one of its crew, named Alfred Forsyth, deck hand, living at Hubberstone, whose sudden decease has formed a painful topic of conversation during the week. The vessel was about twenty five miles from the Smalls, and on the afternoon of Wednesday, during a calm sea, the unfortunate fellow was engaged in cleaning the brass work on the out side of the bridge, to accomplish which it was necessary to stand upon a ladder. He was seen busily engaged at his work, but suddenly he was missed, and it is assumed that he over balanced, and fell backwards, the ladder becoming jammed in its fall.  A life buoy was immediately thrown out, but the poor fellow's re-appearance after his immersion was only momentary.  Anxious eyes were watching for a second appearance, but he did not rise again, his heavy sea boots and clothing possibly accounting for it. Everything practicable was done to recover the body, but without avail, and the vessel proceeded on its journey to convey the sad news to his wife.

    The deceased was only twenty six years of age, with a character unblemished, he having been a teetotaller for many years, and was a man generally respected by his employers and comrades. He leaves a widow of the same age, with a family of five young children, which fact, it is hoped, will actuate the sympathetic and charitable to assist one whose future destitution is inevitable.

    Mr J. C. Burr, whose perseverance on many previous occasions in similar undertakings has been highly appreciated, has volunteered to open a subscription list, and the owners of the boat, Messrs Newbon and Brocklebank, have started it by contributing ten pounds (10).  Captain Gray, skipper of the steam trawler "Hypatia", has also given one pound (1).  We shall be only too pleased to notify further subscriptions in our columns.

    A concert for the benefit of the widow will shortly be given at the Masonic  Hall, of which due notice will appear.




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