Courtesy of Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and The Bosun's Watch

Official No:  123260   Port and Year:   Hull, 1906 (H887)

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning. Crabber.  Bridge aft. Schooner rigged.

Crew:  9 men (1906).

Built: 1906, Mackie & Thomson, Govan.  (Yard no. 319)

Tonnage:  172 grt 51 net (1 Jan 1914:  66 net.)

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 108.8  / 21.5 / 11.2

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 36 rhp.  W.V.V. Lidgerwood, Glasgow.



25 Jun 1906: Hellyers Steam Fishing Co., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.

Manager: Charles Hellyer, St. Andrew's Dock.


21 May 1920: Mons Steam Fishing, 5 Harrow St., Hull.

Manager: Elija Headspith, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.


15 Oct 1934: Ocean Steam Fishing Co., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.

Manager: W. C. Farrow.  Leonard H. Tutcher.


27 Sep 1935: Colin H. Brand, Docks, Milford.

Managing owner.


31 Mar 1939: Fred Parkes, Blackpool, & C. L. Wilbraham, Hull.

Manager: C. L. Wilbraham


15 Aug 1940: Wellvale Trawlers, Fleetwood.

Manager: C. L. Wilbraham.


1942: Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers, Hull.

Managers: A. Bailey & J. Balderson.


Landed at Milford:  24 Sep 1935 - 3 Feb 1939



1917: Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve as ALONZO.

1919: Returned to owners, as ALONSO.

13 Jan 1944: Left Hull on 10th January 1944 for the North Sea fishing grounds and was last seen on January 13th in approximate position 5 miles ENE off No 62 F buoy, Hornsea. The Joint Arbitration Committee considered she was lost by war causes unknown, along with all 13 of the crew.

[Information from]

 Accidents and Incidents

From an unknown local newspaper dated c.Thursday 7th April 1938:


    Two more of the smaller class of Milford Haven trawlers are being converted to the Spanish pair methods, and are expected to put to sea this week.  They are the steam trawler Gozo, and the steam trawler Alonso, belonging to Messrs. C. H. Brand and Company.  The vessels will be in charge of two of the port's most experienced hake fishing skippers, Messrs. Charles Thomas and Albert Saunders. 

    Another interesting experiment is the fitting out for the first time of a local trawler for seine net fishing.  The vessel is the steam trawler "Westholme", which belongs to the newly formed Westholme fishing company, under the management of Messrs. Peter Hancock and Sons.  The experiment will be watched with interest.



From an unknown local newspaper dated c.Thursday 7th April 1938:


    J. F. Gwyther has been favoured with instructions to offer for sale at the Conservative Club, on Friday 15th September, the steam trawlers Alonzo, Cairo and Gozo.  These ships are of the ex-fleeter type, strongly built, and the class suitable of pareja (pair fishing, Spanish style.)


Funnel livery of Mons Steam Fishing Co., Hull.

Thanks to Bill Blow and Jim Porter, Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust.


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