Official No: 137620    Port and Year:  7th in Yarmouth, 1920 (YH227)

                                                                   -    -  Aberdeen, 1920 (A227)

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

Crew:  10 men (1920).

Built: Alexander Hall & Co., Aberdeen, 1920.  (Yard no. 584)

Tonnage: 200 grt  76 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.5 / 22.1  / 11.7

Engine: T3-Cyl. 81 rhp; by builders.



6 Aug 1920: As DONUM MARIS YH227

12 Aug 1920:  Don Fishing Co. Ltd., Commercial Quay, Aberdeen

23 Sep 1920: As BRACONLEA A227 

Manager: John S. Doeg.


1942:  Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co., Fleetwood

Manager: Basil A. Parkes


Jul 1945: Haven Trawlers, Docks, Milford.

Manager: R. P. Lewis.


1946: John W Johnstone, Aberdeen.


Landed at Milford: 23 Jul 1945 - 5 Mar 1946


Donum Maris is the Latin for "Gift of the sea".

1920: Launched as DONUM MARIS (YH227) for Yarmouth owners.

17 Mar 1940: In company with AVONDEE A826, bombed by German aircraft without damage; the mate and second engineer fired at the enemy aircraft with rifles. 

["The Times", Monday 18th March 1940.]

7 Oct 1952: Sank after grounding on the Baa of Hascosay at the entrance to Mid Yell, Shetland.  No loss of life.


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