John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  123246  Port and Year:   Hull, 1906 (H880)

                                                                 Grimsby, 1919 (GY660)

                                                                 Hull, 1923 (H902)

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

Crew:  9 men (1906).

Built: 1906: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverely   (Yard no. 103)

Tonnage:  173 grt 53 net (1906);  68 net (1 Jan 1914).

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 108.5  / 21.6 / 11.5

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



As H880

12 Apr 1906: Hellyer's Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Hull.

Manager: Charles Hellyer, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.


1917: Elspeth, Lady Beardmore, c/o Wm. Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Parkhead Forge,  Glasgow.

Managers: Charles Curzon, Docks, Milford.


As GY660.

24 Nov 1919: Charles Dobson, Fish Docks, Grimsby.

Managing owner.


As H902

13 Dec 1923: Kelsall Bros. & Beeching Ltd., 32 Fenchurch St., London E.C.3

Manager: Joseph Vivian, 'Westbourne', Cardigan Rd., Bridlington. (1923-28)

                  Robert Burton, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull. (1928-31)

                  Charles Emerson, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull. (1931-36)


24 Jul 1936: Crescent Trawler Co. Ltd., The Docks, Milford.

Manager: Norman Ian Chamberlin, 'Hensol', Johnston, Pembs.


Landed at Milford:  3 Apr - 4 Sep 1919; 21 Jan 1936 - 10 Aug 1941



Sep 1914:  Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a minesweeper (Admy.No.45)  1 x 6 pdr. AA

1919: Returned to owners.

23 Jan 1924:  After a collision between the trawlers PRETORIA and ELLESMERE in the North Sea, picked up the crew of 9 from the PRETORIA, which sank. [The Times, Thursday 24th January, 1924.]

2 Mar 1935: For forty hours, towed a disabled small craft with a crew of 11 into the Humber. [The Times, Tuesday 3rd March, 1935.]

20 Aug 1941: Bombed and sunk by German aircraft 30 miles S of the Old Head of Kinsale.

5 Sep 1941: Hull Register closed.

Accidents and Incidents

From an unknown local newspaper of the week beginning 19th July 1936:


    Two of the trawlers recently purchased by Messrs. Chamberlain and Company have brought in their maiden catches.  On Monday, the Bianca, Skipper Garth Allen from Hartlepool, arrived and landed just under 50 kit of mixed fish, and on Tuesday the Juliet came in with 60 kit.  The other trawler, Phoebe, is expected any day.




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