Official No:  120473   Port and Year:  London, 1904 (LO186)

                                                                 Granton, 1922 (GN91)

                                                                 Göteborg, 1926 (GG28)

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, coal burning.  Ketch rigged.


Built: 1904, Smiths Docks Co., North Shields.  (Yard no. 757)

Tonnage:  196 grt  45 net (1904) (1 Jan 1914: 74 net.)

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4  / 21.5 / 11.2

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 52 rhp.  MacColl & Pollock, Sunderland



As LO186

1904: George H. D. Birt, Priory Lodge, Milford.

Managing owner.


22 Jul 1908: Harley & Miller, Liverpool.

Manager: Robert Harley, 74 Bedford St., Liverpool



4 Dec 1922: William Carnie, 6 Pier Place, Newhaven, Edinburgh.

Managing owner.


As GG28

Dec 1926: Göteborgs Trål A/B, Göteborg.

Manager: E. Berne


Nov 1928: Trål A/B Viros, Göteborg.

Manager: J.A. Magnusson


Jan 1929: Trål A/B Skagen, Göteborg.

Manager: Nils Dahl.

[Thanks to Christer Olausson, Maritime Museum of Gothenburg, Gil Mayes, and Andy Hall, for the information on the ship's post-Milford career.]


Landed at Milford:  4 Dec 1904 - 9 Oct 1908

Skippers: William Nightingale; John Blake


29 Jan 1910: Trawler ANGLIA saved crew of the steamer LANCASHIRE, Liverpool for Balbriggan, and landed them in Dublin. [The Times, Monday 31 Jan 1910.]

1914-18: Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve.

3 Sep 1942: Mined west of Hirtshals (N. of Denmark), North Sea.  10 crew lost.

 Accidents and Incidents

From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 28th October 1904:





    It is with pleasure we report the news that Mr. H. G. D. Birt, late manager for the Castle Steam Trawlers, had two steam trawlers called the "S.S. Anglia" and "S.S. Dania", launched from the yard of Smith's Dock Company, North Shields, on Monday last.  The vessels are of the most modern type, and are fitted with the latest improvements.  The ceremony of christening the trawlers was successfully performed by Mrs. Nightingale, wife of Capt. W. Nightingale, of this port.



From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 7th December 1904:


    The fine new steamers recently built to the order of Milford's Mr. G. H. D. Birt, have both made their initial trip to the port in the course of the last few days.  The "Anglia" (Captain Nightingale) landed on Thursday with a good catch, which realised about £240.  The "Dania" (Captain Huddlestone) came in for Monday's market, and considering that, on account of the wild weather at sea catches were generally on the small side, she made a successful maiden voyage.




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