Picture courtesy of the George Scales Collection.
Official No: 116117 Port and Year: Hull, 1903 (H711)
Scarborough, 1933 (SH89)
Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw; ketch rigged; wheelhouse aft.
Crew: 9 men (1903).
Built: 1903, by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. (Yard No. 17 )
Tonnage: 181 grt 65 net (1903); 71 net (1 Jan 1914).
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 109.0 / 21.5 / 11.2
Engine: T.3-Cyl; 45 rhp; by Amos & Smith, Hull
As JOHANNESBURG H711
6 Jan 1903: The Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd., Hull.
Manager: Joseph Vivian, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull. (1903-27
Robert Burton, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull. (1928-31)
2 Oct 1931: William Normandale, 125 Long Westgate, Scarborough.
26 Jun 1933: As NORDALE SH89
Aug 1937 : Thomas W. Perrett, 'Dunoon', High Week, Newton Abbot, Devon.
1939: Torbay Trawlers, Ltd., The Quay, Brixham.
Manager: Arthur E. R. Dexter. [Same address.]
1939: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co., Fleetwood.
Manager: B. A. Parkes.
Mar 1940: H. E. Rees & Co., Docks, Milford. (Managers.)
Feb: Returned to Fleetwood.
Landed at Milford: 31 Mar 1940 - 14 Feb 1941
Oct 1915: Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a minesweeper (Admy.No.1796). 1 x 3pdr.
1919: Returned to owners.
15 Jan 1942: Wrecked on Mull of Kintyre.
7 Apr 1942: In MoWT formal inquiry (S.402) at Fleetwood the court found that the stranding and subsequent loss of life was caused by the wrongful acts and default of the Mate, Jack Powell. The court did not blame Sk. Harold Wood for the casualty.
[Information from the Fleetwood Maritime Trust and the Bosun's Watch website.]
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