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

Official No:  116071   Port and Year:  Hull, 1902 (H550)

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

Crew:  9 men (1902).

Built: 1902. Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley.  (Yard no. 312)

Tonnage:  172 grt  63 net (1902); 67 net (1 Jan 1914).

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 108.4  / 21.3 / 11.2

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 45 rhp.  Amos & Smith, Hull.



As H550

23 Jun 1902: Hull  Steam Fishing & Ice Co., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.

Manager: Joseph Vivian, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.

                Robert Burton, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull. (1928)


19 Nov 1930: Colin H. Brand, Docks, Milford.

Managing owner.


13 Nov 1939: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co., 238 Dock St., Fleetwood.

Manager: Basil A. Parkes, Parkroyd, Linksgate, Thornton-le-Fylde, Lancs.


22 May 1941: Cairo Fishing Co., Docks, Milford.

Manager: J. C. Llewellin.


12 Mar 1945: Milford Fisheries, Docks, Milford.

Manager: O. W. Limbrick.


As LT154

1945: George Mitchell, Lowestoft.


Landed at Milford: 26 Jan 1922 - 31 Jan 1923;   4 Jan 1931 - 25 Nov 1938



16 Dec 1919: Bosun Richard Smith wilfully damaged the winch while at sea; fined 25 6s. and imprisoned for six weeks. [The Times, Tuesday 20 Dec 1910.]

Oct 1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty (No. 635), 1x6 pdr; and converted to base ship for minesweepers.

1916: Converted to minesweeper, based at Stromness.  

12 Mar 1919: Returned to Hull owners.

25 Nov 1938: Laid up.

18 Nov 1959: Broken up at Grays.

[Information supplied by the Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust and the Bosun's Watch website.]

 Accidents and Incidents

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.)



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