Official No:  108451    Port and Year:   Grimsby, 1897 (GY244)

                                                                   Hartlepool, 1922 (HL41)

Description: Steel side / beam trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Yawl rigged. Wheelhouse aft.

Crew: 9 men (1897).

Built: 1897; by Mackie & Thomson, Govan.  (Yard no. 136)

Tonnage: 162 grt 55 net (1897);  63 net (1 Jan 1914).

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 104.2  / 20.5  / 10.7

Engine: T.3-cyl; 45 rhp;  by Muir & Houston, Glasgow.



As GY244

1 Mar 1897: Hagerup & Doughty & Co. Ltd., Grimsby.

Manager: Frederick E. Hagerup.

Apr 1906: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co. (Grimsby), Ltd., 1 Quality Court, London.

Manager: John D. Marsden, Fish Dock, Grimsby.

As HL41

21 Jan 1923: George Whamond, 127 Durham St., Hartlepool.

Managing owner.


1925: H. & B. Trawlers, Ltd., 37 King St., South Shields.

Manager: Robert Boyle, 43 Sandringham Gardens, North Shields.


1927: Waterloo Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., 3 Victoria Rd., Milford

Manager: John McLeod. (Same address.)


Landed at Milford: 8 Dec 1927 - 22 Apr 1934



6 Feb 1898: Rescued the crew of the Grimsby trawler VOLCEBY [ULCEBY GY284], which foundered in the North Sea. [Huddersfield Daily Chronicle, Monday 7th February 1898.]

Oct 1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a minesweeper (Admy. no.631) 1 x 6pdr.AA.

1919: Returned to owners.

1934: Broken up at Ward's Yard, Castle Pill.

Accidents and Incidents

From The Irish Times of 9th April 1934, p.7:



    A Lloyd's Milford Haven  message states that the steam trawler Mansfield, of Aberdeen (owners, Ritchie and Davies, Milford Haven), sprang a leak and foundered twenty miles from Coningbeg Lightship on Saturday night.

    The crew were landed at Milford Haven yesterday by the trawler Peterborough, belonging to the Waterloo Steam Trawling Company.

    The Coningbeg rock is the southernmost of the Saltee Islands, Co. Wexford.



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