THE ROMAN M35
Courtesy of Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch
Official No: 128749 Port Number and Year: 8th in Milford, 1909
- in Cardiff, 1910 (CF29)
- in Fleetwood, (FD151)
Description: Steel side / beam trawler; steam screw coal burner. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen.
Crew: 9 men (1909)
Registered at Milford: 16 Oct 1909
Built: 1909, Smith's Docks Co., North Shields. (Yard no. 414)
Tonnage: 223.62 grt 85.97 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 120.3 / 21.6 / 11.65
Engine: T-3Cyl, 57 rhp; 10kts. Engine and boiler by MacColl & Pollack, Sunderland.
27 Oct 1909: Wilfred Neale, 4 Boverton St., Cardiff (Fish salesman)
Howard Kingsley Neale, 14 Salisbury Ave., Penarth ) (Clerk)
Joshua Symonds Neale, ) (Fish salesman)
Morley Havelock Neale ) Lynwood Park Rd., Penarth (Fish salesman)
Douglas Emery Neale ) (Ice salesman)
Manager: James Thomas, 'Tredegar House', Great North Rd., Milford.
15 Dec 1910: Neale & West, Hope St., Cardiff.
Manager: James Thomas, Tredegar House, Great North Rd., Milford. (1911)
Wilfred Neale, Morley H. Neale & Joshua S. Neale, Hope St., Cardiff. (1912)
28 Apr 1919: The Saxon Steam Trawling, Orient Buildings, Station Rd., Fleetwood
Manager: Joseph A. Taylor. (1919)
William W. Brierley (1924)
17 Feb 1939: Clifton Steam Trawlers, Station Rd., Fleetwood
Manager: Hulbert M. Bird.
Landed at Milford: 7 Nov 1909 - 10 Dec 1910
H. Hewer cert. 6526, age 40, born Gorleston; residing Waterloo Rd., Hakin; signed on 23 Oct 109; 18 Jan 1910.
Nov 1914: Requisitioned by Admiralty and converted to a minesweeper (Admy no. 195); 1 x 6 pdr AA.
1919: Returned to owners.
Dec 1939: Requisitioned and converted to an auxiliary patrol vessel.
Jul 1940: Converted to a minesweeper (P.No.FY.1530).
Mar 1944: Converted to an Esso (P.No. Y7.5)
Aug 1946: Returned to owners.
1952: Broken up.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 15 Dec 1910. Transferred to the port of Cardiff.
Accidents and Incidents
From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 12th November 1909:
NEW STEAM TRAWLER
On Sunday last the new Steam Trawler "The Roman" arrived in port. Her cargo of fish was sold on the following Monday and realised £100, which was quite up to the average realised by other boats. The new vessel is a sister-ship to the Steam Trawler "The Norman" and was built by Messrs. Smiths Docks, North Shields, to the order of Messrs Neale of Cardiff. The arrival of this and other new boats tends to speak to the prosperity of the fish trade.
From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 16th December 1910:
A LOSS TO THE PORT.
We hear that Messrs. Neale and West, of Cardiff, have decided upon taking their three vessels, Norman, Roman, and Saxon, from this port in order to trade out of Cardiff. This is a great loss to the trade as it means a decrease in the supply of fish and as each ship is manned by a crew of nine, it means that these men will either have to leave the town or lose their employment, whilst those landsmen who receive casual employment when the vessels come in will also experience a loss.
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