As Hafsörnen UA4


Official No:  109049   Port and Year:  51st in Hull, 1898 (H411)

                                                                 25th in Swansea, 1906 (SA33)

                                                                     -    -  Uddevala, 1908 (UA4)   

Description: Iron side trawler; coal fired; single screw. Schooner rigged.


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

Tonnage:  161.97 grt  52.21 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 105.2 / 20.7 / 11.0                                                    

Engine: T.3-Cyl; 53 nhp; by Charles D. Holmes, Hull.



As H411

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

Manager: George H. D. Birt, Milford.


As SA33

14 Aug 1906: The Castle Steam Trawlers Ltd., South Basin, Swansea.

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



1908: J. N. Sanne, Uddevalla, Sweden.

1916: A/B J. N. Sanne, Uddevalla, Sweden.

1920: Trål A/B Fiskmåsen (J. N. Sanne), Uddevalla, Sweden.

1934: Oscar Harald Ludvig Johansson, Göteborg, Sweden.

1936: Fiskeri A/B Greta, Göteborg, Sweden.

Manager: J. O. Olson.

[ Swedish information from http://www.mareud.com/uddevallarederier/sannes-rederi.htm ]

Landed at Milford:  3 Nov 1899 - 17 Jul 1904

Skippers: 1899: Fletcher

1900-01: Fletcher

1901: Galvin; Chamberlain

1902-03: Chamberlain

1903: Milford; Hurst; Brown

1904: King; Swayns; Blake; Fletcher; Milford


Walwyn's Castle is a village in Pembrokeshire, between Haverfordwest and Dale, SE of Little Haven.

May 1954: Broken up.


Accidents and Incidents


From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 5th December 1902:




            Whilst out at sea the "Walwyn's Castle" picked up the other day a full sized boat, which has been duly landed at Milford. It bears no name, and from the fact that the thwarts were broken away, it seems likely that it has been broken a way from some ship during the gale.  



From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 27th January 1905:

FIRE ON A CASTLE LINE TRAWLER.— On Monday morning a fire broke out on board the steam trawler 'Walwyn's Castle', lying in the South Dock basin, Swansea. The brigade was soon on the spot and found the captain's cabin well alight. A copious supply of water quickly extinguished the flames, and the damage was confined to the cabin and a bulkhead. The cause is said to have been hot stove pipes coming in contact with the woodwork. 



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