Official No:  143791     Port and Year:  London, 1919 (LO160)

                                                                   Aberdeen, 1934 (A11)

Description: Strath Class steel side trawler; coal fired.  Ketch rigged.

Crew: 10 men (1919; 1934).

Built: by Hawthorns & Co., Leith, in 1918.  (Yard no. 156)

Tonnage:   203 grt  78 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4 / 22.2 / 12.1

Engine: T 3-Cyl; 57 rhp; by builders




8 Dec 1919: The Admiralty, London.

Manager: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London SW1.


Dec 1919: Vanessa Fishing Co. Ltd., Bank Chambers, London Rd., Lowestoft.

Manager: Leonard C. Cockrell

14 Feb 1920: As HOOD LO160.


20 Nov 1924: Arthur S. Bowlby, Gilston Park, Harlow, Essex.

Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford, 'Oakland Cottage', Hakin, Milford.


1928: Robert Taylor & Sons Ltd., 59 Yeaman Shore, Dundee.

Manager: William N. Taylor, 57 Yeaman Shore, Dundee.


29 Nov 1932: James Craig, Joseph Craig, William Craig, and Alexander Slater, Aberdeen.

John Craig, North Esplanade East, Aberdeen.

Managing owner.

8 Feb 1934: As A11


Landed at Milford: 25 Jan 1920 - 13 Dec 1928.



George Hodges, born in Bristol, age 28; Pte. R.M., HMS VICTORY, at Trafalgar.

Hood was named after the last battlecruiser in the Royal Navy (1920-41), which was also named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood (17241816).  [Wikipedia.]

20 Jun 1918: Delivered to the Admiralty as GEORGE HODGES (Admy. no. 3820). 1 x 12 pdr.

Jan 1929 - Jun 1932: Laid up?

12 Aug 1938: Ashore Brotherton Point, half a mile east of Johnshaven, Kincardineshire. Weather fine, sea smooth; bottom apparently undamaged.  [The Times, Saturday, 13 Aug 1938.]

18 Nov 1938: An Aberdeen BoT Inquiry found that the grounding of the HOOD and her total loss was the fault of Skipper Alexander Cowie of Torry, Aberdeen. [The Times,  Monday, 21 Nov 1938.]


22 Nov 1938: Register closed.

 [Thanks to Andy Hall for information.]




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