Official No:  110765    Port Number and Year:   7th in Hull, 1900 (H488)

                                                                                  3rd in Milford, 1906

                                                                                     -  in North Shields, 1909 (SN91 )

                                                                                     -  in Boulogne, 1913 (B ?)

Description: Steel side / beam trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged: foresail, mainsail and mizzen.

Crew:  9 men (1900, 1909).

Registered at Milford: 22 Mar 1906.

Built: 1899, Alexander Hall & Co., Aberdeen.  (Yard no. 379)

Tonnage: 204.6 grt  68.89 net. 

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.7 / 21.4 / 11.55.

Engine: T 3-cyl. 65 hp;  by builders.



As H488

20 Jan 1900: Hellyer's Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Hull.

Manager: Charles Hellyer, 'Lamwath Hall', Sutton-on-Hull.


As M195

22 Mar 1906:  Pembrokeshire Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., Docks, Milford.

Manager: James Harries, 'Honeyborough House', 48 High St., Neyland.


26 Mar 1909: William Liddle Clouston, 2 Hylton St., North Shields.

As SN91


1910: Lawrence Williamson, 24 Linskill Tce., North Shields.

Manager: William Liddle Clouston, 2 Hylton St., North Shields.



1913:  Delpierre & Caron, Boulogne.


Landed at Milford:  5 Feb 1906 - 14 Nov 1908 (Also landed at Neyland.)


John Ellarly cert. 3397; age 37, born Hull;  signed on 19 Jul 1905

M. Kingdom 4711, 34, Hull; 28 Sep 1905

William Taylor 4438, 33, Bradford; 12 Dec 1905; 4 Jan 1906

W. Watson 3677, 39, Hull; 22 Jan 1906

G. Foster 5561, 41, Scarborough; residing 12 Gracechurch Tce, Pill; 26 May, 10 Jul 1906; 3 Jul 1908

Jack Pratt 1606, 36, Hull; 25 Jul 1906

W. Payne 2927, 38, Scarborough; 1 Dec 1906

Thomas Rowland 4144, 41, Plymouth; residing 11 Warwick Rd., Milford; 10 Jan 1908

W. Barrett 5307, 32, Hull; 21 May 1908

W. Blockwell 4565, 34, Yarmouth; 12 Jun 1908

H. W. Hickman 7283, 46, Berks.; 12 Oct 1908

B. Jackson 1431, - , - ; 1 Dec 1908.


Titania is a fairy in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Nights Dream", Queen and consort of King Oberon.

Alose is the French for a "shad", a subfamily of fishes in the herring family. [Wikipedia.]

1915: Marine Nationale Française. 

5 Oct 1915: Mined south of the Galloper LV; mines laid on 22 Aug by UC-6 (Kapitänleutnant Matthias Graf von Schmettow)   12 casualties.  [ uboat.net ]

Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 31 Mar 1909.  Vessel transferred to the port of North Shields.

 Accidents and Incidents

Log book entries:



North Sea.  NNE 300 miles off Spurn.

M. Baldwin, age 24, Fourth Deckhand; born Switzerland, residing Hull, 82, Lister Street.

Drowned. Supposed washed overboard.

Loss of lifebuoy thrown thrown to the deceased (Baldwin) not recovered.

    M. Kingdom (Skipper)

    J. S. Evison (Second Hand)

I certify that after enquiry I am satisfied the loss of M. Baldwin, Deckhand, was in accordance with the facts reported by the Skipper.

    A. N. Lipscomb  Dty. Superintendent.



Milford Haven.

John William Gartrell, age 28; British, born Hull, residing on board ship at Milford.

Suffocation.  Found lying on face in forecastle.

Articles delivered to Superintendent, Board of Trade, Milford Haven, 27th January 1908:

One oilskin frock

One pair sea boots

One muffler

One singlet

One cap, contained in oilskin frock.

    Thomas Rowland (Skipper)

    J. Rowland (Second Hand)



260 miles W by S 1 S from St Ann's Head.

Rudder head broke. Cause unknown.

    Thomas Rowland (Skipper)

    William Clarke (Mate)  



From the Haverfordwest & Milford Haven Telegraph of Wednesday 7th February 1906:


    On Monday the new steam trawler "Titania", late of Hull, and recently purchased by the Neyland syndicate, made her first appearance in dock and landed a fairly good catch.  She is skippered by an old Milford skipper in the person of Captain Walter Watson, who has been four years with the Castle Steam Trawlers Ltd.


From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 9th February 1906:


    The trawler referred to in our notes of last week arrived on Monday, and the Neyland people are to be complimented on having such a capable skipper as Captain Watson for the "Titania." The first voyage for her new owners realized £149. 


From The Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser of Friday 16th February 1906:


    The Neyland Company's steamer, the "Titania," has made the top trip of the week, Capt. Watson returning to port on Thursday, landing close on 140 kits of hake for a nine days' voyage her total catch realised over £370.




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