Official No: 109014 Port Number and Year: Hull, 1898 (H387)
Grimsby, 1899 (GY1125)
Description: Iron side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.
Crew: 9 men (1899).
Built: 1898 by Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. (Yard no. 212)
Tonnage: 189 grt 67 net (1898); 76 net (1 Jan 1914).
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 112.6 / 21.0 / 11.6
Engine: T.3-cyl; 50 rhp; 10.0 kts; by Bailey & Leetham, Hull
As DERWENT H387
28 Feb 1898: The East Coast Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.
Manager: Robert Blades. [Same address.]
26 Oct 1899: Northwold Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby.
Manager: Thomas Sowerby. [Same address.]
31 Oct 1899: As LIMEWOLD GY1125.
Landed at Milford: 23 Aug - 2 Dec 1914; 13 Mar - 17 Jun 1919; 4 Feb 1920 - 18 Oct 1922.
Skippers: C. West (1913)
20 Oct 1898: Towed the Swedish ship WARGON from the Dogger Bank into Grimsby, after the master and two men had been killed when a sea carried away the wheelhouse and bridge. [The Times, 22nd October 1898.]
26 Oct 1899: Hull registry closed.
25 Sep 1899: Picked up seven survivors of the Swedish schooner SANDON which sank in a gale, and carried them into Grimsby. [Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, 1st October 1899.]
Dec 1914: Requisitioned and converted to a minesweeper. (Admy.no. 777). 1 x 6 pdr.
8 May 1915: Acting Skipper C. Bond i/c, on patrol. Shell burst close to the bows at 0430, 20 miles E. of Peterhead; submarine spotted 1½ miles away, right astern and closing fast, turned and returned fire, claimed hit on waterline abreast of conning tower with fifth shot when range down to 600yds, submarine submerged. [www.naval-history.net]
1919: Returned to owners.
Nov 1924: Broken up.
27 Nov 1924: Grimsby registry closed.
[Lofthouse T., Mayes G., Newton D., & Thompson M. (2012): Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol.1: 1884 - 1914.]
Accidents and Incidents
From The Irish Times of 26th August 1922, p.5:
ILLEGAL TRAWLING.― At a recent sitting of the Arthurstown Court, the skipper of the trawler Limewold, G.Y. 1125, was prosecuted at the instance of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction, for illegal steam trawling off the coast of Wexford, and fined £50 and £42 13s. 2d. costs.
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