PICTON CASTLE H194 / LO148

Official No:  99566     Port and Year:  18th in Hull, 1892 (H194)

                                                                    -    in London, 1897 (LO148)

Description: Iron side / beam trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.

Crew:

Built: 1892, by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull. (Yard no. 92)

Tonnage: 148 grt  57 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 100.5 / 20.8 / 11.0

Engine: T.3-Cyl. 50 rhp., by Charles D. Holmes & Co., Hull

Owners:

 

As H194

26 Apr 1892: G. H. D. Birt, Docks, Milford.

Managing owner.

 

As LO148

8 May 1897: Castle Steam Trawlers, 3 Lothbury, City, London.

Manager: George H.T. Birt, Priory Lodge, Milford.

 

As ST. JOSEPH

Jan 1903: Unknown Spanish owners

 

As MAMELINA NO.8

1908: Soc Anon. Mamelina, San Sebastian.

 

As ETOURNEAU I

1917:  French owners.

 

As MARIA LEMOU

Jun 1920: Konstantinos Lemos, Greece.

 

As MARIA.

Dec 1920: (Probably used as a coastal ferry.)
 

Landed at Milford:  9 May 1892 - 14 Jan 1903

Skippers: 1892: J. Turner

1893: Limbrick; Dayes

1894: Limbrick; Chamberlain

1895: Limbrick; Chamberlain; Galvin; Horth; Gray

1896: Galvin; Longthorpe

1897: Longthorpe; Kingston; Limbrick

1898: Kingston; Royal; Britten; Read

1899: Salter;

1900: Salter; Hanlon

1901: Hanlon; Cook

1902: Cook; Davies

1903: Cook; Masters (Last voyage.)

Notes: 

Picton Castle, originally a motte and bailey near Haverfordwest, was built in the 13th century and acquired by the Phillips family in the 15th century.

18 Feb 21: Foundered after a fire, 5 miles north of the island of Fourni in the Aegean Sea.

[Information kindly supplied by Gil Mayes and Aris Bilalis, Athens, Greece.]

 

Accidents and Incidents

From The Weekly Mail of Saturday 10th May 1902:

 

    Those were two fine sturgeons landed at Milford a couple of days ago. One measured 10ft. in length and weighed 328lb., realising 6 12s. 6d. after spirited bidding for this magnificent fish. It was landed by the steam trawler Picton Castle.

 

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From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 23rd January 1903:

 

MILFORD HAVEN.

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The Milford trawler 'Picton Castle', belonging to the Castle line as, we understand, been sold privately to Biarritz syndicate, and leaves for her new port this week. The vessel has been re-christened the 'St. Joseph', and a new crew arrival to take charge of her on Wednesday.

 

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