John Stevenson Collection

Official No:  132154     Port Number and Year: 10th in Buckie, 1912 (BCK127)

                                                                                    -    in Lowestoft, 1920. (LT944)

                                                                                   6th in Milford, 1921

Description: Steel hull; steam screw, coal burning. Nets, lines (1912-46); side trawler (1946). Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail, mizzen.

Crew: 8 men; >9 (1946)

Registered ay Milford: 11 Aug 1921

Built: 1912, by A. Hall & Co., Aberdeen.  (Yard no. 480)

Tonnage: 95.54 grt  41.36 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 86.6 / 18.5 / 9.1

Engine: T 3-Cyl. 37 rhp.  Engine and boiler by builders



As BCK127

6 Jul 1912: George Reid, 10 James St., Blackpool, Buckie.

Managing owner.


As LT 944

26 Apr 1920:  Offord & Geddes Ltd., Old Bank of England Court, Queen St., Norwich.

Manager: Frederick J. Offord, 51 Beresford Rd., Lowestoft.


As M231

11 Aug 1921:  William Evans, Hill St., Hakin. (Skipper.)

Managing owner: John Brown, 'Berlyn Villa', Wellington Rd., Hakin.


8 Jan 1934: Mary Brown, 'Berlyn Villa', Waterloo Sq., Hakin.

Managing owner: William Evans, Hill St., Hakin. (Skipper.)


4 Dec 1934: Winifred M. Bell, Wellington Rd., Hakin.

Managing owner: William Evans, Hill St., Hakin. (Skipper.)


4 Jan 1935: William Evans, 'Westmount', Picton Rd., Hakin. (Skipper.)

Managing owner.


22 Sep 1949: George Spencer Belton, 'Bevlyn Villa', Wellington Rd., Hakin. (Joint owner.)

Managing owner: William Evans, 'Westmount', Picton Rd.,Hakin. (Skipper.)


2 Jul 1952: Herbert John Evans, Johnston Hall, Johnston, Haverfordwest.

Managing owner: George Spencer Belton, Bevlyn Villa', Wellington Rd., Hakin.


Landed at Milford:  21 Jul 1921 - 4 Nov 1947.  (Seasonal until 22 Jun 1951, then 4 Dec 1952, 29 Jan 1953.)

Skippers: W. Evans (1921-35).


Jul 1915: Requisitioned by Admiralty and converted to a boom defence vessel.

1918: Returned to owners.

27 Apr 1921: Offord and Geddes of Norwich was voluntarily wound up.

8 Aug 1921: Lowestoft registry closed.

Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 24 Mar 1953.  Broken up at Ward's Yard, Castle Pill, 1953.

Accidents and Incidents

From the West Wales Guardian of Friday 12th September 1952:


    One of the port's oldest trawlers, the Surmount (the late Captain Evans, "Westmount", Picton Road, Hakin), has been sold to Mr. Danny Howells for scrap by the executors of Captain William Evans' estate.  Work has already begun on the removal of the superstructure.



1st left: Harry Edwards, from Point Street

John Stevenson Collection


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