Official No: 113232 Port Number and Year: Grimsby, 1902 (GY1232)
Lowestoft, 1938 (LT274)
Description: Iron & steel side trawler, steam, coal fired, single screw.
Crew: 9 men (1902).
Built: 1902, by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull (Yard no. 322)
Tonnage: 166 grt 50 net (1902); 65 net (1 Jan 1914).
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 101.0 / 21.0 / 11.0
Engine: T.3-Cyl., 55 rhp.; by Charles D. Holmes, Hull.
As ROSCO GY1232
10 Sep 1902: George F. Sleight, 'Weelsby Hall', Great Grimsby.
Fish Docks, Grimsby. (1934-38)
Managing owner. [1930-34: Executors of Sir G. F. Sleight, Bart.; 1934-38: G.F. Sleight.]
As LAVENHAM LT274
26 Nov 1938: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd., Auckland Rd., Grimsby.
Manager: Sir John D. Marsden.
1944: Elkington Estates, Grimsby.
Manager: C. Dobson.
1947: Respondo Trawlers (Yolland Bros.), Docks, Milford.
Landed at Milford: 18 Dec 1947 - 12 Oct 1951.
1914-18: Fishery trawler.
1951: Broken up at Ward's Yard, Castle Pill.
Accidents and Incidents
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 17th December 1948:
Twenty-one out of Milford's fleet of ninety-two trawlers are now idle, six of the smaller class boats having tied up this week owing to the present uneconomic trading conditions. On the face of it this is a very gloomy Christmas picture, but beneath it all is a feeling of confidence in the industry.
Owners of the eight trawlers tying up this week - Lord Cecil, Loyal Star, Cassiopeia, Poseidon, Constant Star, Framlingham, Lavenham and Lord Anson - will be taking the opportunity during the present "low" in the industry to repair and re-equip their vessels, and it is good to know that two of the ships which have tied up, the Ellesmere (Crescent Company) and Milford Prince (Milford Trawling Company), have been crewing up, and will return to sea again within a day or two after a six week stoppage.
From the West Wales Guardian, probably of Friday 24th March or 14th April 1950:
Milford's Fire Brigade were called out at 1.15 a.m. on Sunday to an outbreak on board Messrs. Yolland's trawler Lavenham in Milford Docks. A paraffin lamp overturned in the forecastle, and had set fire to some oilskins, but the outbreak was quickly quelled and no real damage done.
From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 25th April 1952:
The trawler Norrard, one of the smaller vessels belonging to Messrs. Goodleigh Fisheries, has this week gone to the breakers' yard at Pill Point, bringing the total of trawlers scrapped during the past year to eight.
She was preceded by the Phoebe, Ellesmere, Tresco, Lavenham, Framlingham, St.Vincent and Ocean Shield. All these vessels were seaworthy but had become uneconomical to run.
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