Official No:   n/a     Port and Year:  Lorient, 1901 (L853)

                                                             Ostend, 1914 (O.153)

Description: Steel side trawler, coal burning


Built: 1901, by Blasse et Fils, Chantenay, France.  (Yard no. ?)

Tonnage:  210.63 grt, 61.02 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): - / - / -





1901:  Unknown Lorient owners.



10 Jun 1914: Société des Pêcheries du Nord, Ostend.

Manager: M. Londres. (See newspaper article below.)


1929: Belgian registration cancelled.


[Information kindly supplied by Gino Provost, Belgium]


Landed at Milford:

24 Aug 1914 - 28 Nov 1915; 10 Jan 1916 - 22 Jun 1919; 13 Dec 1919 - 1 Mar 1920.



Awel Môr is Welsh: "Sea Breeze".  (Breton may be a similar phrase.)

Feb 1917: Fishery Trawler. [Dittmar & Colledge (1972): British Warships 1914-1919.]

 Accidents and Incidents


From the "Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Telegraph" on Wednesday, 16th September 1914:


Good News for Milford Haven.

            We are pleased to say that the information we were able to give with regard to the arrival of Belgian trawlers at Milford Haven, has been more than fulfilled for the twelve which we stated were likely to come have been considerably augmented. Steam trawlers from Ostend have arrived daily during the past week, and when the last arrives there will be something like twenty-six boats trading out of Milford Haven. Amongst the number are three old Milford trawlers which have come "back home." These are the St. Clears, St. Bride's and Athalia. The whole fleet represents five different firms, and all are under the management of Mr David Pettit, steam trawler owner and manager. The boats are all very fine craft, are thoroughly equipped, and are noted for large catches. At present most of them appear to be on the herring grounds, but ere long will have to go in pursuit of hake. The names of the vessels and firms are:— M. Londres, Ostend: Lucienne Jeanne, Odetta, Nadine; Jules Baels, Ostend: Baron Ruzitte, Koning Albert, Comte Horace Van Den Burgh, J. Vaels Manrika; Ame Belgides, Ostend :Ouse; J.Bamvens, Ostend: Emmanuel, President Stevens, Marielle, Gaby, Jokn, Ibis, Alarie Louise, Jacqueline; Aspelagh, Ostend: Narval, Naide, Neptune, with others due at any time. The arrival of these boats have been a positive God-send and as they wll remain till the war is over the market is in for a good time after all as the absent mine-sweepers have been replaced. This is not all, for there is a report that about a dozen more Grimsby trawlers are due for Messrs Sellick, Morley & Price's management. Mr Price would not confirm the report to our representative, but the fact that one boat, the Crosby, has just arrived points to corroboration of the rumour. There is increased danger in the North Sea and a number of trawlers are now at Fleetwood, and sooner or later Milford is bound to share. The four mission smacks of the R.N.M. to Deep Sea Fishermen from the East Coast have already arrived at Milford Haven for the same reason. They are the Euston (Capt. Sneell), Ashton (Capt. Darrant), T. B. Miller (Capt. Page), and Alice Fisher (Capt. Lake). The Mission steam trawler Joseph and Sarah Miles has gone to Fleetwood.




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