John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  106676   Port and Year: Grimsby, 1896 (GY129)

                                                                Lowestoft, 1925 (LT123)

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning.  Crabbing and Pareja (pair) fishing. Yawl rigged.  Wheelhouse aft.

Crew:  9 men (1896). 10 men (1941).

Built: 1896, by Mackie & Thomson, Govan.  (Yard no. 121)

Tonnage:  163 grt  69 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 104.2  / 20.5 / 10.7

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 45 rhp.  Engine and boiler: Muir & Houston, Glasgow



As GY129

18 Nov 1896: Hagerup & Doughty, Grimsby.

Manager: Fred Hagerup.


Apr 1906: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co. (Grimsby) Ltd., 1 Quality Court, City, London.

Manager: John Denton Marsden, Fish Dock, Grimsby.


As LT123.

8 Jan 1925: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co. (Grimsby)  Ltd., Auckland Rd., Fish Docks, Grimsby. 

1927: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd., Auckland Rd., Fish Docks, Grimsby. 

Manager: John Denton Marsden, Fish Docks, Grimsby. (1925-30)

                Sir John Denton Marsden, Bt., Fish Docks, Grimsby. (1930-37)                


19 Nov 1937: Don Trawling Co. (Milford Haven), Docks, Milford.

Manager: J. C. Llewellin.


17 Mar 1939: Pair Fishing Co., Docks, Milford.

Manager: H. J. Horwood.


Landed at Milford:  19 Oct 1937 - 27 Feb 1941


Notes: Oct 1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty (No. 639). 1 x 6 pdr.

1919: Returned to owners.

11 Mar 1941: Bombed and sunk in Cardigan Bay by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of eight of her ten crew.  [Wikipedia: "List of shipwrecks in March 1941"]

20 Mar 1941: Lowestoft Register, "Vessel lost through enemy action."

 Accidents and Incidents

From an unknown local newspaper dated Thursday 28th October 1937:


    Another pair of locally owned trawlers put to sea on Tuesday night's tide.  They were the s.t. Rattray and the s.t. Charmouth, recently purchased by the Don Fishing Company from Fleetwood and Aberdeen, and reconditioned and adapted for the Spanish "Pareja" method of fishing. 

    This enterprising firm has purchased four more of this class of trawlers from Fleetwood, viz., s.t Aberdeen, s.t. Zania, s.t. Ilfracombe and the s.t Scarborough, two of which have arrived in Milford Docks to be fitted out.

    This makes five pairs of boats under the management of Yolland and Llewellyn.


Courtesy of Steve Farrow



From R. &. B. Larn (2000): Shipwreck Index of the British Isles - West Coast and Wales:


ABERDEEN                11/03/1941


Cardiganshire, Cardigan Bay       52.20.30N  04.08.30W





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