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.
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
26 Apr 1892: G. H. D. Birt, Docks, Milford.
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.
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
1900: Salter; Hanlon
1901: Hanlon; Cook
1902: Cook; Davies
1903: Cook; Masters (Last voyage.)
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.
From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 23rd January 1903:
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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