Official No:  127372    Port and Year:  Banff, 1914 (BF19)

                                                                  Ramsgate, 1920 (R192)          

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


Built: by Alexander Hall & Co., Aberdeen; in 1914.  (Yard no. 494)

Tonnage:  100 grt  42 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 88.0 / 18.7 / 9.3

Engine: T.3-Cyl; 35 rhp; by builders.



As BF19

13 May 1914:  David Mair, 318 Portknockie, Banffshire.

Managing owner.


As R192

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

Manager: Henry W. Hire.  (Same address.)


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

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


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

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


1947: Drifter Trawler Co., Docks, Milford,

Manager: H. E. Rees.


Landed at Milford: 16 Sep 1926 - 17 Jun 1945; 13 May 1947 - 22 Feb 1953

Skippers: Teddy Dyble; Fred J. Jones.


Jan 1916: Requisitioned by the Admiralty for miscellaneous duties

1919: Returned to owners.

8 Mar 1922: Near Start Point huge seas were swept on board and a crew member, George Hogbin of Ramsgate, was carried overboard and drowned.

[The Times of Thursday 9th March 1922.]

1954: Broken up at Ward's Yard, Castle Pill.

Accidents and Incidents

From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 8th April 1932:


    The Milford steam trawler Macaw, which went on the rocks off the south coast of Ireland, has been successfully refloated, and arrived in Milford Haven on Friday last.  The Ramsgate drifter trawler Resplendent, which works out of this port, has shared a similar fate on the Irish coast.  She too has been refloated and brought back to Milford.  Both vessels have since sailed round to Cardiff to undergo the necessary repairs, which are considerable.


From The Times of Monday 11th April 1932, p.3:


(From Lloyds)

RESPLENDENT.― Milford Haven. April 9.―  Steam trawler Lady Luck, of Ramsgate, arrived last evening towing steam trawler Resplendent, of Ramsgate, which vessel had damaged rudder and was taken in tow near Coninbeg Lightvessel.





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