Official No:  122720     Port and Year:  Grimsby, 1906 (GY110)

                                                                   Grimsby, 1941 (GY399)

                                                                   Hull, 1944 (H50)

Description: Steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning.  Ketch rigged.

Crew: 10 men (1906).

Built: Cochrane & Sons, Selby, in 1906 (Yard no. 357)

Tonnage: 204 grt 63 net (1906); 77 net (1 Jan 1914).

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 117.0 / 21.6 / 11.5

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 60 rhp.  Charles D. Holmes & Co., Hull




28 Feb 1906: Forward Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby

Manager: Alfred Bannister, Fish Docks, Grimsby. (1906-35)

                  John Bannister, Fish Docks, Grimsby. (1936-41)



Nov 1941: Sir Alec Black, Grimsby


1942: Grimsby Motor Trawlers, Grimsby


As  H50

Feb 1944: Marine Steam Fishing Co., Hull.

Manager: L. A. Walton.

                  Ocean Steam Trawling Co., Hull. (Later?)


1946: United Trawlers (Ocean Fisheries), Milford.

Manager: H. J. Horwood.


Sep 1951: Goodleigh Fisheries, Docks, Milford

Manager: Henry John Richards, Bulford Rd., Johnston.


Landed at Milford:  27 Jul 1946 - 6 Apr 1948; 7 Oct 1948 - 22 Apr 1950.



Nov 1914: Requisitioned by the Admiralty (No. 807), and converted to minesweeper. 1 x 6pdr.

1919: Returned to owners.

Nov 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty (P.No. FY.820) and designated an auxiliary patrol vessel.

10 Jan 1940: NORTHWARD stated as "Total loss" in the Register [in unknown circumstances] but salved, and re-registered as NORRARD GY399.

21 Jan 1940: Returned to owners.

25 Apr 1952: Broken up at Ward's Yard, Castle Pill.

 Accidents and Incidents

From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 8th October 1948:


    Six trawlers are coming to Milford to replace boats which have been sold lately.  Most of them have been owned by Milford [ companies] for years and are returning to the port from the East Coast, where they have been based.  Two of these are the Delhi (Wilcox) and Norrard (United).  They could not be brought here before because of crewing difficulties, said an owner today.  "The crew position has been eased by sales and these boats are now being transferred here."



From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 21st September 1951:


    Goodleigh Fisheries Ltd. are adding another pair to their fleet. They have purchased from Fleetwood the trawler Jenwil, which was atone time owned by Messrs. Jenkerson and Jones, and are pairing her with the Berenga, bought from United Trawlers.  The firm has also purchased the steam trawler Norrard from United Trawlers, to be used as a reserve ship for the pairs so that it can replace without delay any ship among the pairs coming out of commission for repairs or overhaul.  The Jenwil and Berenga are expected to sail within a week or two.



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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