Official No: 127091 Port and Year: Bristol, 1912 (BL15)
Fleetwood, 1919 (FD335)
Aberdeen, 1927 (A196)
Dieppe, 1931 (DI ?)
London, 1935 (LO90)
Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen.
Crew: 10 men (1926).
Built: 1912, Cochrane & Son., Selby. (Yard no. 513)
Tonnage: 236 grt 92 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 120.0 / 21.5 / 11.7
Engine: T 3-Cyl, 66 rhp, 10.0 kts. Charles D. Holmes & Co., Hull
8 Feb 1912: Western Steam Trawling Co., Ltd., 7 Unity St., College Green, Bristol.
Manager: Sydney Morgan Price, Cunjic, Hakin, Milford.
26 Jul 1919: Vulcan Steam Trawlers Ltd., Orient Buildings, Station Rd., Fleetwood.
Manager: Joseph A. Taylor. 1924: William W. Brierley.
21 Sep 1926: George K. Grimmer, 164 Market St., Aberdeen.
8 Oct 1926: As A196.
5 May 1931: Corue Frères et Cie., 7 Quai de l'Arriere Port, Dieppe.
As LA MANCHE DI ?
1935: Hewett Fishing Co. Ltd., 11 St. Mary at Hill, London EC3
Manager: Robert S. Hewett.
11 Dec 1935: As ROYALIST LO90
1960: As ROYALIST II
Landed at Milford: 25 Feb 1912 - 23 Mar 1914.
Skippers: J. W. Rumble (1912)
Alnmouth is a village in Northumberland, situated about 4 miles south-east of Alnwick. (Wikipedia.)
Jul 1914: Purchased by the Admiralty as a minesweeper (Admy. no. 12). 1 x 6 pdr. HA.
Jul 1919: Sold to mercantile.
27 Aug 1940: Requisitoned for war service. 29 Aug 1940: Returned.
11 Jul 1960: Broken up at Preston.
Jun 1960: London registry closed.
[Lofthouse T., Mayes G., Newton D., & Thompson M. (2012): Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol.1: 1884 - 1914.]
Accidents and Incidents
From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 11th September 1912:
The steam trawler Alnmouth on Monday landed a specimen of tunny or tima fish. It was bought by Messrs. Howlett and Sons for a few shillings and sent to London. The monster measured 8 feet 7 inches in length, and 5 feet 10 inches in circumference, and was caught with a gaff or hook.
From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 24th December 1913:
On Monday morning, a huge sturgeon was landed on the Fish Market by the steam trawler Alnmouth, probably the largest ever landed here at the port of Milford. It weighed just over 3 cwt, and was bought for £10 by Mr Ted Isaacs, representative of the Great London Merchants & Caterers.
From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 18th June 1919:
Some excitement was manifested on the Milford Docks during last week when it became known that Messrs. Sellick, Morley and Price were disposing of their fleet of steam trawlers. For a considerable time negotiations had been proceeding with the Consolidation Company of Grimsby, but these recently fell through. It is gratifying to know that the greater portion of the fleet has been retained for the port, as will be seen from the following list. Several local gentlemen having come forward, the competition was very keen.
The Alnmouth, Weigelia, and Exmouth have been sold to Fleetwood firms, while the Charmouth, Macaw, Tacsonia, Rosa, Xylopia, Essex, Uhdea, Petunia, Lynmouth, Kalmia, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Syringa, Yarmouth and Magnolia have all found local buyers.
This opens out the question of the need for local trades people and others to invest in the staple industry of this fishing port, as has been done in competing fishing centres.
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