BARON RUZETTE O-120

Official No: 141964    Port and Year: Ostend, 1910 (O-120)

                                                                Fleetwood, 1923 (FD431)

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

Crew:  

Built: Mackie & Thompson, Glasgow, 1910.  (Yard no. 398)

Tonnage: 214 grt  81 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 122.6 / 21.6 / 11.5

Engine: T3-Cyl. 77 rhp; by W.V.V. Lidgerwood, Glasgow.

Owners:

 

As BARON RUZETTE O-120

Aug 1910: Soc. Anon. PÍcheries d'Islande, Ostend

Manager: J. Baels.

 

As GELSINA FD431

1923: Reliance Trawlers, Fleetwood

Manager: Walter M. Olney, Cleveleys (to 1930)

 

Landed at Milford: 18 Oct 1911; 8 Sep 1914 - 23 Jan 1920. 31 Mar, 30 Aug 1920.

Notes: 

Baron Ruzette was provincial governor of West Flanders (1907-1912), and was important for the development of the port of Zeebrugge and the sea fisheries.

26 Jan 1911:  Collided with French schooner MOISE, on passage from Boulogne to Granville.  Latter sank with four hands; another jumped on to the trawler's deck.  ["The Times", Friday 27th January 1911. p.14.]

1914-19: Fishery Trawler.

1937: Broken up at Preston

 

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