John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  132166    Port and Year: 29th in Buckie, 1914 (BCK102)

                                                                   -      -  Ramsgate, 1920  (R129)          

Description: Steel side drifter trawler; coal fired. Ketch rigged.


Built: by John Duthie, Sons & Co., Aberdeen; in 1914.  (Yard no. ?)

Tonnage: 99 grt  41 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 86.1 / 18.6 / 9.0                                                        




As BCK102

13 Jun 1914:  George Thain, 'Gowan Brae', St. Peter's Rd., Buckie.

Managing owner.


As R129

1920: The Invicta Trawling & Fishing Co. Ltd.,  Ice House, Military Rd., Ramsgate.

Manager: Henry W. Hire.  [Same address.] (1920-23

                  Henry Goodbourn, 41 Grove Rd., Ramsgate. (1923-24)


1924: Kent Trawlers Ltd., 22 Military Rd., Ramsgate.

Manager: Henry Goodbourn, 41 Grove Rd., Ramsgate.


1926: Char Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., Cottage Rd., Ramsgate.

Manager: Alfred H. Lanfear, Jnr., 39 Grove Rd., Ramsgate.


c.1947: Drifter Trawler Co., Docks, Milford

Managers: H. E. Rees; Leslie D. R. Roberts, 74 Stratford Rd., Milford.


1 Jan 1957: Claridge Trawlers Ltd., Lowestoft.


Landed at Milford: 7 Mar 1929 - 30 Oct 1939; 2 Jan 1948 - 12 Feb 1957

Skippers: Gordon Ashby (1952)


Mill O'Buckie is the Mill of Buckie Farm, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland.

Feb 1915: Requisitioned by the Admiralty (No. 2272), as a net layer. 1 x 3 pdr AA.

1919: Returned to owners.

6 Sep 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty for examination and harbour service.

27 Aug 1947: Returned to owners.

[Fate unknown.]

Accidents and Incidents

From The Times of Tuesday, 29th January 1935:


From Lloyds.


MILL O'BUCKIE Whitchurch, Jan. 27.  Trawler Mill O'Buckie (previously reported) is aground west side Rosslare Harbour and is lying on hard ground with thin coating of sand and scattered boulders.  Slight leakage in stokehold, all other parts dry.  Two blades of propeller partially broken. Considered in no immediate danger.



From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 18th January 1952:




    After two years as "runners-up", Skipper Albert Saunders and the "Milford Duke" are once again in top place in the Milford fishing "league".  In 1951 Skipper Saunders caught a greater value of fish than any other individual trawler captain in the port.

    Second in the league on last year's results is Skipper W. Burgoyne, who has moved up a place, closely followed by Skipper Steve Pembroke, who was sixth in the list of 1949 catches.  "Crack" Skipper for 1948 and 1949, Skipper Tom Donovan, D.S.C., is a close fifth in results while consistent Skipper James Jobson again occupies fourth position.

    Here are the leading positions, the ships being classed according to size.



        Skipper Jack Chenery has again left all rivals tossing in his wake and has truly earned the title of drifter "King" for the second year running.  Another feature is that trawler owner Mr. Fred Ingram takes first and second place in fishing.  For years he has been collecting other prize cards for chrysanthemums.

1.  Latania (Jack Chenery), Mr. Fred Ingram.

2.  Lord Suffolk (Tom Long), Mr. Fred Ingram.

3.  Sea Monarch (late Skipper Frank Rowlands), Tilbrook.

4.  Furze (C. Wilson); 5, Mill O'Buckie (Gordon Ashby); 6, Lord Anson (?); 7, Paramount (?); 8, Jacklyn (?); 9, Allochy (?)



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