Courtesy of Mark Stopper
Official No: 124796 Port and Year: 69th in Hull, 1907 (H966)
- - Aberdeen, 1935 (A380)
Description: Steel side trawler; coal fired, steam screw. Ketch rigged. Wheelhouse aft.
Crew: 9 men (1907). 10 men (1929).
Built: by Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley, in 1907 (Yard no. 156)
Tonnage: 206 grt 75 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 110.5 / 22.3 / 11.7
Engine: T.3-Cyl; 50 rhp; by Amos & Smith Co., Hull.
As MOPSA H966
7 Nov 1907: Hellyer's Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Hull
Manager: Charles Hellyer, St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.
1919: William Reid, Allerton Mount, Duffield Rd., Derby.
Manager: Charles E. Curzon, The Docks, Milford.
1920: The Iago Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., Docks, Milford.
Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford, 'Havenhurst', Milford.
As STROMNESS H966
1928: Trident Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.
Manager: George A. Ledger, 32 Cranbrook Ave., Hull.
As STROMNESS A380
30 Oct 1935: Joseph T. Stewart, 8 Newlands Cres., Aberdeen.
Landed at Milford: 3 Mar 1919 - 4 Feb 1928
Mopsa is a down-to-earth shepherdess in Shakespeare's play "The Winter's Tale".
Stromness is the second most populated town in the south-west Orkney, Scotland. [Wikipedia.]
Mar 1915: Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper (Admy.no. 1606) 1 x 6 pdr. AA.
18 Feb 1919: Returned to owners.
4 Oct 1939: Ran ashore at 9.30 pm on Aberdeen beach, abreast the Beach Ballroom. All shore lights had been extinguished for the blackout, and Skipper Stanley Jones said he had been disorientated by the lack of lights. The crew of nine were rescued by breeches buoy from the Bridge of Don rocket brigade. It was found impossible to free the vessel from the sands, and she was broken up where she lay.
[ From a note in the Les Jones Archive. ]
26 Nov 1940: Aberdeen register closed - total loss.
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