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.




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.



1928: Trident Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., St. Andrew's Dock, Hull.

Manager: George A. Ledger, 32 Cranbrook Ave., Hull.



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 ( 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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