THOMAS ANSELL LO472
As THOMAS ANSELL LO472.
From the Les Jones Archive.
Official No: 145055 Port Number and Year: 512th in London, 1920 (LO472)
3rd in Milford, 1951
Description: Strath Class steel side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: foresail, mizzen.
Crew: 10 men (1920); 11 men (1951); 12 men (1953).
Registered at Milford: 1 Jul 1951
Built: 1917, by John Duthie, Aberdeen. (Yard no. 431)
Tonnage: 210.18 grt 83.26 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.6 / 22.1 / 12.0
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 56.7 nhp. 10.5 kts. Engine: 1917, by William Beardmore & Co., Coatbridge, Glasgow. Boiler: 1917, by David Row & Co., Glasgow.
As THOMAS ANSELL LO472
12 Oct 1920: The Secretary of the Admiralty, Whitehall, London SW1.
11 Mar 1922: Ivey Steam Co. Ltd., The Docks, Milford.
Manager: Robert J. Williams, 'Aldworth', Hakin.
15 Dec 1931: Oliver Johnstone, 'Rock House', Hazelbeach, Neyland.
13 Oct 1939: Henry J. Horwood, 6 Waterloo Rd., Hakin.
1946: Ocean Fisheries (M. Laboa), The Docks, Milford.
Manager: Henry J. Horwood.
7 Jun 1951: Goodleigh Fisheries Ltd., The Docks, Milford.
Manager: Henry John Richards, Bulford, Johnston
24 Jul 1951: As EASTLEIGH M150
19 Feb 1953: John Charles Llewellin (Trawlers) Ltd., The Docks, Milford.
Manager: J. C. Llewellin
5 May 1953: South Western Trawlers Ltd., The Docks, Milford.
Manager: J. C. Llewellin
Landed at Milford: THOMAS ANSELL 4 Mar 1922 - 15 Jun 1951.
EASTLEIGH 1 Jul 1951 - 6 Nov 1952.
Skippers: William Burgoyne (1939 - see newspaper report below); Robert Marr (1951).
Thomas Ansell, age 28, born Barnet, Hereford; A.B., HMS VICTORY, at Trafalgar.
Eastleigh is in Hampshire, between Southampton and Winchester. [Wikipedia.]
24 Jun 1917: Completed for the Admiralty (no. 3616). 1x12 pdr.
1939-45: Fishery Trawler.
1946: Bought for £12,000
1950: Sold for £3,500
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 24 Jun 1953. Vessel broken up at Ward's Yard, Castle Pill.
Accidents and Incidents
From "The Manchester Guardian" of Wednesday 18th January 1939:
Three members of the crew of the Milford trawler Thomas Ansell were taken off by breeches buoy yesterday at Fort Charles, Kinsale (County Cork), during a violent south-westerly gale when the vessel appeared to be in difficulty.
As the weather showed signs of improving the trawler's skipper, William Burgoyne, asked the life-saving crew not to remove any more men, but to remain in readiness. Later the trawler continued her voyage and reached Kinsale harbour.
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