Official No: 113228 Port Number and Year: 6th in Grimsby, 1902 (GY1228)
16th in Milford, 1929.
Description: Iron side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: mizzen sail. Wheelhouse aft.
Crew: 9 men (1902).
Registered at Milford: 20 Dec 1929
Built: 1902; by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. (Yard no. 321 )
Tonnage: 179.5 grt 55 net (1914: 69.36 net.)
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 108.7 / 21.0 / 11.2
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 55 rhp. 9.5 kts. Engine and boiler: 1902, by Charles D. Holmes, Hull
5 Aug 1902: William Grant, 'Rugby House', Mill Rd., Cleethorpes.
Jun 1927: Arthur Grant, 'Rugby House', Mill Rd., Cleethorpes.
20 Dec 1929: John Mumby, 20 Dewsland St., Milford (Fish merchant).
7 Mar 1931: Hawthorn Fishing Co. Ltd., Docks, Milford
Manager: Walwyn Victor Mumby, 'Windyridge', The Rath, Milford
(Later: Bricknell and Davies.)
Landed at Milford: 7 Nov 1929 - 2 May 1937
Notes: 1917: Requisitioned into the Fishery reserve.
1919: Returned to owners.
18 Nov 1929: Grimsby register closed.
16 May 1937: Sold for breaking up.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 24 May 1937. Broken up in Netherlands.
Accidents and Incidents:
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 7th July 1933:
ANOTHER MILFORD TRAWLER SINKS
Crew's Narrow Escape
sudden inrush of water
The crew of the Milford Haven steam trawler Oldham, owned by Messrs. Griffiths & Hart, consisting of Capt. Pettit and eleven men, were landed on Monday by the s.t. Hawthorn, which had picked them up on the fishing grounds after their vessel had foundered.
The crew of the Oldham were hauling their gear in when there was a sudden and tremendous rush of water into the trawler, from what cause is not stated. The vessel was sinking rapidly, and the crew had barely time to get a boat launched, leaving everything behind, when the "Oldham" foundered. Luckily, the small boat was on the edge of the vortex caused by the sinking Oldham, and by vigorous rowing they managed to get clear of the suction caused, and keep afloat until picked up by the Hawthorn.
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