ARCTIC PRINCE M37
Official No: 137367 Port Number and Year: 3rd in North Shields, 1915 (SN169)
1st in Milford, 1925
- in Grimsby, 1926 (GY388)
Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Schooner rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen.
Crew: 10 men.
Registered at Milford: 12 Feb 1925
Built: 1915; by J.S.T. Eltringhan & Co., Willington Quay on Tyne, North Shields. (Yard no. 312)
Tonnage: 194.05 grt 85.58 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.5 / 22.08 / 11.9 (Register: 13.33)
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 80 rhp.10 kts. Engine: 1915, Shields Engineering & Dry Dock Co., North Shields. Boiler: 1915, Palmers Ship Building and Iron Co., Hebburn on Tyne
27 Mar 1915: The Prince Fishing Co. Ltd., North Shields.
Manager: Richard Irvin.
By 1917: Richard Irvin & Sons, North Shields.
Manager: Richard Irvin, 'The Elms', North Shields.
1919: The Swansea Steam Trawling Co., Swansea.
Manager: Harry E. Rees, South Dock, Swansea.
12 Feb 1925: As M37
4 Mar 1926: T. C. & F. Moss, Fish Dock Rd., Grimsby
Manager: Harold Moss, 'Kirkwood', Queen's Parade, Cleethorpes. (1926-31)
Apr 1926: As CLIFTON GY388
Manager: William T. Moss, 'Llanthony', Abbey Rd., Grimsby. (By 1932)
Landed at Milford: (SN169) 25 Nov 1919 - 5 Jan 1925.
(M37) 24 Feb 1925 - 21 Feb 1926.
Skippers: Wm. Kent 7835
W. Glazier 7081
Notes: Apr 1915: Requisitioned and converted for to a minesweeper (Admy. No. 1470). 1 x 12 pdr.
19 Apr 1917: Severely damaged after striking a mine; four crew killed. [www.tynebuiltships.co.uk ]
1919: Returned to owners.
Nov 1939: Requisitioned as CLIFTON and converted to a minesweeper (P.No.FY.898).
Aug 1943: Converted for Miscellaneous Naval Duties.
29 Mar 1946: Returned to owners.
Mar 1954: Broken up.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 19 Mar 1926.
Accidents and Incidents
The Times, Wednesday, Dec 31, 1924; pg. 18; Issue 43847; col F
Casualty Reports. (FROM LLOYD'S.).
Tenby, Dec. 30. - Steam trawler Arctic Prince disabled in Tenby Roads. Crew taken off by lifeboat last night. Vessel riding safely.
The Times, Saturday, Jan 03, 1925; pg. 12; Issue 43850; col B
Widespread Effect Of The Storm. Gale And Flood Damage
.... The Tenby lifeboat went out for the fourth time in the week to assist the trawler Arctic Prince.
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 9th January 1925:
Two of our trawlers had a rough time during the gale, and one of them, the 'Arctic Prince', had a narrow escape. The trawler 'Blanche', the other Milford trawler, picked her up in Caldy Roads, helpless with a chain cable twisted around her propeller. So perilous was her position that the Tenby lifeboat took off the crew, one being injured in the process, crushed between the trawler and the lifeboat. Then the 'Blanche' (Skipper Rawlings), did a smart bit of work. By good seamanship, he got fast to the 'Arctic Prince' after the crew had left, and time after time saved her from going on the rocks, and managed to tow her into Tenby, standing by her until her propeller was put in working order. The two trawlers came into harbour on Monday after a rough fourteen days which will not be forgotten in a hurry.
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