Official No:  139341    Port Number and Year:   Hull, 1919 (H66)

                                                                                  Lowestoft, 1919 (LT580)

                                                                                  Aberdeen, 1932 (A215)

Description: Strath Class steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.

Crew: 10 men (1919).

Built: 1918 by Hall, Russell & Co., Aberdeen.  (Yard no. 631)

Tonnage: 203 grt  87 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4  / 22.1  / 12.1

Engine: T.3-cyl; 74 rhp;  by W. H. Allen & Co., Bedford.




27 Jun 1919: Leonard C. Cockrell, Wivenhoe.

As LT580

17 Sep 1919: Vanessa Fishing Co. Ltd., Bank Chambers, Lowestoft.

Leonard C. Cockrell. [Same address.]


Mar 1923: Arthur S. Bowlby, Gilston Park, Harlow, Essex.

Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford, The Docks, Milford. [Oct 1930: Fleetwood.]


Sep 1932: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd., Fleetwood.

Manager: Basil A. Parkes.


10 Nov 1932:  William Buchan, Victoria Rd., Aberdeen.

Managing owner.

14 Dec 1932: As BUCHANS A215


1939: David Buchan, 132 Victoria Rd., Aberdeen.


1955: Nigg Fishing Co., 207 Union St., Aberdeen.

Manager: William Brebner, West Sefton, Bieldside, Aberdeen.


Landed at Milford: 30 Jan 1920 - 6 Mar 1930; 6 Feb - 22 Mar 1932.

Skippers: John William Setterfield (1926); J. Thomas (1928)


Timothy Brannon, age 29, born Wicklow; Quartergunner, HMS VICTORY, at Trafalgar.

(Roger) Keyes (1872-1945); Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover; GCB, KCVO, CMG, DSO.

30 Apr 1918: Launched for the Admiralty as TIMOTHY BRANNON ( 3641); 1x12 pdr. AA, 1x3.5" bomb thrower.

1919: Sold to mercantile.

28 Jun 1960: Broken up at Granton.

[Information supplied by the Fleetwood Maritime Trust and the Bosun's Watch website.]

 Accidents and Incidents

From The Irish Times of 14th November 1925, p.7:



    Fines totalling 350 were imposed by District Justice Sean Ford at Aran District Court on Wednesday on the skippers of three steam trawlers which had been found within the prohibited area.  The trawlers were the s.s. Keyes, the s.s. Phineas Beard, and the s.s. Caldy.

    The skipper of the Keyes - Captain Setterfield - was also prosecuted for having been found within the prohibited area at night without lights, and for this offence he was fined an additional 50.



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