ST. BRIDE M88

Official No:  121604    Port Number and Year: 9th in Milford, 1905

                                                                                -  in Aberdeen, c.1914 (A526)

                                                                                -  in Fleetwood, 1920 (FD366)

                                                                                -  in Dublin, 1923 (D ? )

Description: Steel side / beam trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen

Crew:  9 men

Registered at Milford: 10 Oct 1905

Built: 1905, by Smith's Docks Co., North Shields.. (Yard no. 781)

Tonnage: 205.53 grt  57.15 net 

Length / breadth / depth (feet):117.5 / 21.6 / 11.5

Engine: T 3-cyl. 67 nhp.; by W.V.V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge, Glasgow.

Owners:

 

10 Oct 1905: Milford Haven Steam Trawler Co., 10 Gordon St., Cardiff

Manager: George Sheard, Docks, Milford

 

Renamed NIXE

16 Mar 1912: Henry P. Aspeslagh, Minque 21, Ostend

 

Renamed MANNOFIELD A526

1914?:  Aberdeen owners?

 

1917: Armitage's Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood

Manager: G. T. Armitage

 

As MANNOFIELD FD366

20 Jan 1920: Irish Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood

 

c. 1922-23: William McCabe, Dublin.

 

As MANNOFIELD D ?

4 May 1923:Trawlers (Ireland) Ltd, Dublin

Manager: P. Fannon.

 

c. 1926: Dublin Trawling, Ice & Cold Storage Co Ltd, Dublin

Manager: P. Fannon.

 

Landed at Milford:  19 Oct 1905 - 2 Mar 1912

Skippers: J. Kilby cert. 1427; age 43, born Hull; residing Priory Rd., Milford; signed on 4 Oct 1905; 4 Jan, 20 Aug 1906; 11 Jan 1907

T. Rowland 4144, 40, Plymouth; 26 Feb 1907

C. Masterson 5740, 29, Salisbury; Dartmouth St., Milford; 30 Apr, 16 Jul 1907

Robert Hooper 7764, 24, Hull; 75 Robert St., Milford; 14 Jan 1908

Thomas W. Leggett 7028, 34, Gorleston; 15 Jan 1908

William Jones 6707, 33, Peterborough; 5 Mar 1908; 21 Sep 1910

George Bird 4628, 39, Ingham; Dewsland St., Milford; 13 Jun, 3 Jul 1908

George Thomas 7680, 32, Rutland; 12 Gracechurch Tce., Pill, Milford;  24 Nov 1908; 5 Jan, 1 Jul 1909

A. Edwards 8365, 41, Marloes; 9 Jun 1909

Charles I.Wildridge 1847, 44, Hull; 16 Dartmouth Gardens, Milford; 27 Sep 1909; 7 Jan 1910

George Medway 6777, 29, Brixham; 25 Feb 1910

C. W. Freer 531; 46, Peterborough; 6 May 1910

H. Rostrum 5429, 39, Manchester; 27 Jul 1910

F. C. Griffiths 8975, 26, Pembroke Dock; 29 Gwili Rd., Hakin; 19 Nov 1910; 5 Jan, 5 Jul 1911

Henry James 5906, 45, Brixham; 27 Dec 1910

W. Corbett 8156, 27, Cardiff; 4 Feb 1911

J. Collins 8407, 33, Baltimore; 15 Feb 1911

Walter Smith 7150, 39, Nottingham; 15 Mar, 6 Jul 1911; 10 Jan 1912

 

Notes: 1917 - 1918: Fishery Trawler, MANNOFIELD A526.

1938: Broken up

Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 16 Mar 1912  Vessel sold to Belgian owner.

 Accidents and Incidents

Log book entries:

 

30.10.1905

On Saturday morning, the 18th, Uist, at 1 a.m., the tide being flood, the weather thick rain and heavy wind, SW, blowing a heavy gale with heavy seas from SW, the ship was lying alongside of the quay ready for sea and owing to the boisterous weather was prevented from proceeding.  At about 1.30 p.m., the ship started to labour heavy, and bumped against the quay wall, bulging in about 25 feet of plating from the main mast aft along the water line, also about 12 feet on the port quarter above the water line.  There was also one trawl net washed away together with four cuts of new ropes, 50 fathom of wire rope and all the fenders, which were used in an endeavour to save the ship, were also carried away.

    J. Kilby (Skipper)

    Thomas Mansell (Second Hand)

 

11.04.1908

250 miles W by S of St Ann's Head.

H. Noble, age 25, Second Engineer; English, born London, residing Milford.

Inflammation of brain.

    William Jones (Skipper)

 

15.11.1909

250 miles W 1 S from St Ann's Head

Damaged and also bow-plates.  While heaving up our trawling gear the steam trawler Albatross of Plymouth stowed into us striking our vessel on port side of stern.

    C. I. Wildridge (Skipper)

    R. Hooper (Second Hand 8686)

 

28.08.1910

12 miles off Ballycotton Light

Collided with the steam trawler 'Charmouth' approaching 'St Clear' to get some engine oil.

    H. Rostron (Skipper)

    Frederick Cornish (Second Hand)

(See ST. CLEAR)

 

19.04.1911

120 miles W by N Smalls Light.

Boat stove in, side lantern (port) swept away, sundry damage.  Cause - heavy sea.

    W. E. J.  Smith (Skipper)

 

01.05.1911

Rudder head carried away.  Cause - unknown.  65 miles W by N of Fastnet.

    W. Smith (Skipper)

 

03.02.1912

While fishing off the west coast of Ireland, the Second Engineer reported the injury to his back.  Cause - he slipped on stokehold plates.

    W. E. Smith (Skipper)

    G. Mills (Second Hand 6166)

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From the Milford Haven Weekly News & County Times of Thursday 10th May 1906:

 

    Last Saturday at the Dungarvan, Ireland, Petty Sessions, Captain Kilby of the steam trawler "St.Bride", Milford Haven, and Captain T. Hooper, of the steam trawler "Pride of the Humber", Cardiff, were fined 100 each for illegal trawling within the proscribed limits of Dungarvan Bay.

    Captain Kilby, we understand, has lodged an appeal against the sitting magistrate's decision.

 

 

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