John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  123211  Port and Year: 105th in Hull, 1905

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning.  Ketch rigged. Wheelhouse aft.

Crew:  9 men (1905).

Built: 1905: Earles Co., Hull.  (Yard no. 502)

Tonnage:  176 grt 60 net (1905);  69 net (1 Jan 1914).

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 108.4  / 21.6 / 11.6

Engine: T.3-Cyl; 45 rhp.; by builders.



As H852

20 Dec 1905: The Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co., Hull.

Manager: Joseph Vivian, St. Andrew's Docks, Hull. (1905-28)

                  Robert Burton, St. Andrew's Docks, Hull. (1928-30)


1930: Isle of Wight Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., 19 West Pier, Scarborough.

Manager: Richard F. Cammish, 3 Raincliffe Ave., Filey, Yorks.


1937: Filey United Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., 19 West Pier, Scarborough.

Manager: Richard F. Cammish


1941: Pair Fishing Co., Docks, Milford.

Manager: H. J. Richards.


1945: Walton Fishing Co., Docks, Milford.

Manager: J. C. Llewellin.


[ In the same firm in Olsen's 1954; not in the 1961 edition.  See "The Times" article below.]


Landed at Milford:  22 Mar 1942 - 17 Dec 1945



Oct 1914:  Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a minesweeper (Admy.No.543)  1x6 pdr. AA 1x1 7.5" bomb thrower.

1919: Returned to owners.

25 Jun 1941: Bombed and damaged by German aircraft off Scarborough.


 Accidents and Incidents

From The Irish Times of 27th February 1928, p.7:



    The crew of the Hull trawler, Isle of Wight, had a thrilling experience on the Aberdeenshire coast on Saturday night, when their vessel grounded on the sands near the mouth of the River Ythan.

    The vessel was proceeding from Hull to the Moray Firth, and when off the Aberdeenshire coast, ran into a dense fog and slipped over a sandbank into a large sheet of water lying between the sandbank and the shore.  After drifting for about a mile the trawler stranded.  Distress signals were sent up, and the Belhelvie coastguards and the Newburgh and Aberdeen lifeboats went to the vessel's assistance.  The crew were ultimately rescued by the Newburgh lifeboat.



From The Times, Friday, 17th August 1951:



    The trawler Isle of Wight landed three tunny weighing 1,372lb. at Lowestoft yesterday.  They were sold for canning.

    From to July to October thousands of red tunny invade the North Sea.  They are often included in the catches of French, German and Danish fishermen, but English fishermen have had little success in landing them.  A Lowestoft fisherman recently learned the foreign technique.




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