Official No:  108324    Port and Year:     -      -  London, 1898 (LO165)

                                                                   18th in Swansea, 1906 (SA27)

                                                                     -      -  Granton, 1907 (GN67)

                                                                     -      -  Aberdeen, 1912 (A531)

                                                                     -      -  Fleetwood, 1919 (FD340)

Description: Iron side / beam trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.

Crew: 9 men (1912).

Built: 1898; by Edward Bros., North Shields.  (Yard no. 566)

Tonnage: 153 grt  48 net (1898); 58 net (1 Jan 1914).

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 105.5  / 20.8  / 10.9

Engine: T.3-cyl; 56 rhp;  by North East Marine Engineering Co., Sunderland



As LO165

Mar 1898: The Castle Steam Trawlers, 3 Lothbury, City. London.

Manager: George H. D. Birt, Priory Lodge, Milford.


As SA27

Aug 1906: The Castle Steam Trawlers Ltd., South Dock Basin, Swansea.

Manager: Crawford Heron, 'Earlsmore', West Cross, Swansea.


As GN67

26 Jul 1907: William Forbes, 4 Anchorfield, Newhaven,  Edinburgh.

Managing owner.


As A531

13 Dec 1912: George Craig, South Esplanade West, Aberdeen.

Managing owner.


1918: Port St. Mary Fishing & Curing Co. Ltd., 4 Broad St. Place, Bloomfield St., City, London.

Manager: Charles Jeffs (jnr), Rossals Rd., Cleveleys, Blackpool.

1 Aug 1919: As FD340.


Landed at Milford: 27 Apr 1898 - 20 Jul 1904.  4 Oct 1919.

Skippers: 1898: Wales; Watson

1899-1900: Wales

1900: Holder

1901: Wales; Holder

1902-04: Holder

1904: Foreman

1905: Abbey


29 May 1917: Requisitioned for Fishery Reserve.

1919: Returned to owners.

1926: Broken up.

Accidents and Incidents

From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 20th January 1904:


    The "Pembroke Castle" came into dock on Monday morning and reported a serious accident to the chief engineer, David Morgan, who that morning had some projecting portion of the machinery forced right through the middle of his left hand.  He was promptly conveyed to the Pembroke and Haverfordwest Infirmary, where inquiries this morning elicited the report that he progressing favourably.  The injury is a severe one and may result in the loss of some fingers, but the doctors hope to be able to save the hand.



From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 5th November 1919:


    On Monday a liner landed a catch of conger, rober, etc., having returned from Fleetwood, whilst on Tuesday the s.t. Pembroke Castle, of Fleetwood, landed a small trip of mixed fish, having broken down on the fishing grounds. The vessel belonged to the Castle Company's fleet, which formerly worked from Milford Haven under Mr Birt. It is possible that some of the trawlers may work work short trips for the week-end. At any rate there will surely be a supply of fish for Monday.



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