John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  184002  Port and Year:   Lowestoft, 1954

Description: Steel side trawler; single screw, motor. 

Crew:  4

Built: 1954, by Cochrane & Sons, Selby.  (Yard no. 1396)

Tonnage: 179  grt  60 net.

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 102.2 / 21.1 / 9.9

Engine:  2 SA 6 Cyl. 350 hp.




1954: Talisman Trawlers (North Sea), 38 Church St., West Hartlepool, Co. Durham

Manager: Arthur W. Suddaby, 'Clayesmore', Marine Parade, Gorleston



1970: Henry J. Lamprell, Wareside, Herts.


Oct 1973: Managers: Norrard Trawlers, Docks, Milford.


Landed at Milford:  c.1973 - 1974

Skippers: James Brodie

Notes: Jan 1974: Ran aground off Co. Wexford. Constructive total loss.

 Accidents and Incidents

The Times, Friday, Jan 18, 1974; pg. 1; Issue 58991; col E

The British trawler, Jade Star Glory, damaged by heavy seas, was abandoned yesterday at Arklow, in the Republic of Ireland.  The crew were taken ashore by lifeboat.


From the West Wales Guardian, Friday 18th January 1974:

The six man crew of the Milford trawler Jade Star Glory, were rescued from a life-raft when the trawler hit rocks off the Irish Coast in Wednesday night's storm.

The Jade Star Glory, owned by H.J. Lamprell of Lowestoft has been fishing out of Milford Haven since the end of last October and is managed by Norrard Trawlers. Mr Alan Packman, a director of Norrard, said on Thursday, "We are glad to say that the crew are all safe and well and due back to Milford tomorrow" (Friday).

We believe that the trawler was dodging in severe weather when about midnight she hit a submerged rock off Roney Point, County Wexford. Skipper Harry John and his five man crew took to the life-raft and were picked up and taken to Arklow by a lifeboat. We do not yet know the exact position as regards the trawler but understand that she is wrecked.

The crew is as follows:

Skipper. Harry John.

Mate. Bill Beavers. Hakin.

Bosun. Reggie Berrigan. Milford.

Thirdhand. Victor Beamish. Haverfordwest.

Cook/Deckhand. George Hamilton. Milford.

Chief Engineer. D.Pugh. Johnston.

Speaking on the telephone from Arklow in an hotel, skipper John said, "We couldn't put the anchor down and were dodging when we struck a submerged rock. She was taking water very fast so we sent out a May-Day message and launched the life-raft. The first one capsized so we got to the second one. The gale was about force eleven and the conditions were very bad. After some hours in the life-raft the Arklow lifeboat got to us. We are all in pretty good shape."

Asked about the trawler, the skipper said "She's drove right inshore, she's upright but holed very badly".


From the West Wales Guardian, Friday 15th February 1974:


    The trawler Jade Star Glory which went aground in a storm on rocks off the coast of Co. Wexford, Eire, last month is a total wreck and has been sold as scrap.  A spokesman for Norrard Trawlers, who managed the vessel at Milford for her Lowestoft owners said this week: "The trawler has been bought by a Dublin firm, we understand as scrap."  Her Milford skipper and crew were rescued unhurt after being in a lifeboat for four hours.  A sister ship, the Jade Star Gipsy, also owned by Lamprells of Lowestoft, recently joined the Milford Haven fleet and she too is managed by the Norrard company.


From B.T. & R. Larn (2002): Shipwreck Index of Ireland


JADESTAR GLORY                16/01/1974


Co. Wexford, Cahore Point, 200 yards off shore         52.34N 06.12W


Went aground initially off Roney Point in an approximate position of 52.36N, 06.10W.  The Arklow lifeboat was launched to her assistance and whilst standing by attempted to rig a breeches buoy, but when the wreck refloated and commenced to drift down on Cahore Point, the trawler's crew abandoned ship. to be picked up by the lifeboat.  The trawler had gone ashore whilst seeking shelter with wind conditions SW force 5-7, increasing to force 8 with rain and drizzle.  She struck twice after going ashore causing her engine-room and fish hold to flood.  Dublin 18.01.  The trawler has moved 100 yards in shore since being abandoned on Cahore Point and has on board 30 tons of fuel and 20 tons of ice.  Divers report that her bottom plating generally has set up, and she has propeller damage.  Shannon 11.03.  A salvage vessel, the FOUR MILEY put out to refloat the JADESTAR GLORY yesterday, but was herself damaged and returned to Arklow, having left four men on the wreck, who will be rescued by helicopter.






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