Official No:  139348     Port and Year:  25th in Hull, 1919 (H14)

                                                                      -     -  Lowestoft, 1919 (LT591)

                                                                      -     -  North Shields, 1934 (SN8)   

Description: Strath Class steel side trawler; coal fired.  Ketch rigged.

Crew: 10 men (1919).

Built: by Hawthorns & Co., Leith, in 1918.  (Yard no. 170)

Tonnage:   204 grt  88 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4 / 22.2 / 12.1                                                         

Engine: T 3-Cyl; 74.3 rhp; by builders



1919: The Admiralty, London.

Manager: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London SW1


2 May 1919: As CRADOCK H78

8 Sep 1919: Leonard C. Cockrell, Wivenhoe.


17 Sep 1919: As LT591

27 Nov 1919: Vanessa Fishing Co., Bank Chambers, Lowestoft.

Manager: Leonard  C. Cockrell.


3 Dec 1923: Arthur S. Bowlby, Gilston Park, Harlow, Essex. (Vanessa Fishing Co. Ltd.)

Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford, 'Havenhurst', The Rath, Milford.


24 Dec 1928: Robert Taylor & Sons, Ltd., 59 Yeaman Shore, Dundee.

Manager: William N. Taylor, 57 Yeaman Shore, Dundee.


9 Dec 1933: Shields Engineering & Dry Dock Co., Bell St., North Shields.

Manager: Thomas S. Read, Bell St., North Shields.

15 Jan 1934: As SN8


[Information thanks to Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch.] 

Landed at Milford: 19 Jan 1920 - 12 Dec 1938



William Chalmers; age 35, born in Lerwick; Master, HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN, at Trafalgar.

Christopher Cradock (18621914); Rear-Admiral, killed at the Battle of Coronel.

Jan 1919: Launched for the Admiralty as WILLIAM CHALMERS (Ad.No.4472), and completed as a fishing vessel.

30 Aug 1919: Completed for L. C. Cockrell.

24 Feb 1935: Collision with steamer KILDRUMMY.  [See below.]

8 Nov 1941: Attacked and bombed by German aircraft, 14 miles NNE of St. Abbs Head, and subsequently foundered.

[Information supplied by Gil Mayes.]


Accidents and Incidents


From The Times of Monday 25th February 1935, pg. 22; Issue 46997:





KILDRUMMY.― North Shields, Feb 24.― Steamer Kildrummy, inward bound from Hull, collided with the trawler Cradock, outward bound, off the Satellite buoys at 10.30 a.m today.  Kildrummy extensive damage starboard bow, and trawler Cradock bows twisted.  Cradock proceeded Shields.


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