Official No:  108312    Port and Year:   36th in London, 1898 (LO162)

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


Built: 1898; by Edward Bros., North Shields.  (Yard no. 564)

Tonnage: 153 grt  51 net

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

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



As LO162

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

Manager: George H. D. Birt, Milford.


1905: Castle Steam Trawlers, South Dock, Swansea.


[TENBY CASTLE LO162, ON 108312, not in 1906.]

Landed at Milford: 20 Mar 1898 - 14 Jul 1904

Skippers: 1898: Kingston

1899: Smith.

1900-03: King

1904: Pratt

1905: Frank Payne.


1 May 1908: TENBY CASTLE SA53 (ON 124726) registered in Swansea.

Accidents and Incidents


From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 17th July 1901:

    .............  The trawler "Tenby Castle" is having some repairs done, including the mending of a broken shaft winch.



From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 25th March 1904:


ACCIDENT TO A TRAWLER.While the steam trawler "Elsie" was fishing in the Bay of Biscay, the crown of her furnace fell in. She was towed home to Milford, 340 miles, by the "Tenby Castle", another boat belonging to the same firm. 


From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 8th April 1904:


A COLLISION.— On Wednesday, when the "Tenby Castle" was going out of dock, she collided with the "Falmouth", doing considerable damage to the last named vessel. 


From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 15th April 1904:


A COLLISION.—While the "Tenby Castle" was proceeding out of Milford Docks the other day, her wheel chain became foul, while she was endeavouring to pass the "Falmouth", and the two vessels collided. The "Falmouth" was struck in her stern, and cut down to the water's edge. She got safely into Dock.



From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 20th October 1905:


Illegal Trawling; Welsh Skippers Fined.

    At Bantry, Co. Cork, the Department of Agriculture for Ireland, last week, prosecuted Frank Payne, skipper of the Welsh steam trawler, Tenby Castle, for illegal otter trawling from that vessel, which is a steamer of more then 20 tons net register, within the prescribed limits, off the coast of Cork, on the 23rd of September. The Tenby Castle is the property of the Castle Steam Trawlers (Limited), of South Dock Basin, Swansea — The Bench imposed a penalty of £10, and ordered the net to be forfeited.




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