Official No:   108383   Port and Year:   136th in London, 1898 (LO167)

                                                                     19th in Swansea, 1906 (SA30)

                                                                          -  in Bremerhaven, 1907 (BX70)

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


Built: 1898; by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley.  (Yard no. 209)

Tonnage: 161.74 grt  52 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 105.2  / 20.75  / 11.2

Engine: T.3-cyl; 40 rhp.



As LO167

Aug 1898: Castle Steam Trawlers, 3 Lothbury, City, London.

Manager: George H. D. Burt, Milford.


1904: Castle Steam Trawlers, Swansea.

Manager: Crawford Heron, Earlsmoor, West Cross, Swansea.

1906: As SA30

[ Thanks to Bryan Richards www.swanseamariners.org.uk ]



31 May 1907: J. Wurthmann, Bremerhaven (Wesermünde).


1908: J.A. Steenken, Bremerhaven (Wesermünde).

[ Information from www.wrecksite.eu ]

Landed at Milford: 15 Aug 1898 - 17 Jul 1904

Skippers: 1898-1903: Watson

1903: Salter; Watson.

1904: Salter; Bryant; Jones.


Pointz Castle is the site of a Norman motte and bailey, a farm between Solva and Newgale on the coast of Pembrokeshire.

30 Jan 1910: Lost near Tor Bay.

Accidents and Incidents

From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 4th May 1906:

SKIPPER FINED IN IRELAND — At Dungarven petty sessions on Thursday the Irish Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction prosecuted Henry Newman skipper of the steam trawler Pointz Castle, belonging to the Castle Steam Trawlers Company, of Swansea, for illegal trawling off Dungarvan Bay. The Bench held the offence proved, and fined defendant £100, also ordering that half this fine should be inflicted on the company. If Newman did not pay the amount imposed, the Bench ordered that all nets and fishing gear seized on defendants' trawler should be forfeited.


From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 29th March 1907:


Sea Fisheries Committee.



      The Clerk said he had to report that Captain Newman, of the steam trawler Pointz Castle, who had contravened the bye-laws of the Milford Haven Sea Fisheries Committee, was at Newport (Pem.) on February 14th fined £20 and £3 17s. 6d. costs. The offence took place in either November or December of the previous year. It was also satisfactory to be able to report that the fine had been paid.



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