GEORGE COUSINS LO66
John Stevenson Collection
Official No: 141950 Port and Year: Fleetwood, 1919 (FD343)
London, 1935 (LO66)
Aberdeen, 1951 (A681)
Description: Castle class steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged
Built: 1919, Ailsa Shipbuilding Co., Ayr (Yard no. 352)
Tonnage: 276 grt 122 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 125 / 23.5 / 12.8
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 60 rhp; by builders
1 Oct 1919: Blackburn Trawlers, 216 Dock St., Fleetwood
Manager: Harry Blackburn, 27 Chaucer Rd., Fleetwood.
9 Oct 1935: Iago Steam Trawling Co., Wyre Dock, Fleetwood
Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford.
Feb 1946: Haven Trawlers, (R.P. Lewis), Docks, Milford
Manager: R. Lewis
13 Aug 1948: J. Marr & Son, Fleetwood.
5 Apr 1951: Harrow-Baxter Steam Fishing Co., Aberdeen
Landed at Milford: 3 Mar 1946 - 23 Sep 1948
George Cousins aged 20; born Mort, Devon; O.S., HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN; at Trafalgar.
9 Apr 1926: In collision with Knott End ferry which managed to return to ferry dock and sank.
7 Jul 1928: At Campbeltown Sheriff Court, Sk. Thomas William Kirkby admitted a charge of illegal fishing in the Firth of Clyde and was fined £100 with forfeiture of net and £5 for not showing the fishing signal. [The Times, Monday, 9 Jul 1928.]
13 Feb 1937: Sank the Fleetwood trawler OCTAVIA (H274) in collision off Maughold Head, Isle of Man; crew rescued; GEORGE COUSINS considerably damaged forward. [The Times, Tuesday, 16 Feb 1937.]
Aug 1939: Requisitioned for war service and converted to a minesweeper (P.No.FY.627).
Jun 1940: Based Invergordon with M/S Group 43 (Ch Sk. E. J. Marshall RNR).
July 1945: Returned to owners.
Aug 1955: Broken up at Granton.
[Information from the Fleetwood Maritime Trust and the Bosun's Watch website.]
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