Official No:  139342    Port Number and Year:   London, 1919 (LO ?)

                                                                                  Hull, 1919 (H67)  

                                                                                  Lowestoft, 1919 (LT583)

                                                                                  Grimsby, 1927 (GY432)

                                                                                  North Shields, 1930 (SN114)

Description: Strath Class steel side trawler, steam screw, coal burning. Ketch rigged.

Crew: 10 men (1919).

Built: 1917 by Hall, Russell & Co., Aberdeen.  (Yard no. 621)

Tonnage: 203 grt  87 net

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 115.4  / 22.1  / 12.1

Engine: T.3-cyl; 74 rhp;  by builders



May 1919: The Admiralty, London.

Manager: The Secretary, Admiralty, Whitehall, London S.W.1



27 Jun 1919: L.C. Cockrell, Wiverhoe, Essex.

17 Sep 1919: Hull register closed. [The register mistakenly stated her ON 189342.]


22 Sep 1919: Vanessa Fishing Co. Ltd., Bank Chambers, Lowestoft.

Manager: Leonard C. Cockrell. (Same address.)

                Edward D. W. Lawford, 'Havenhurst', The Rath, Milford. (Dec 1919)


1923: Arthur S. Bowlby, Gilston Park, Harlow, Essex.

Manager: Edward D. W. Lawford, The Docks, Milford.


As GY432.

8 Feb 1927: Orontes Steam Fishing Co., Fish Docks, Grimsby.

Manager: William H. Johnstone. (Same address.)


As SN114

Oct 1930: John Rutherford, 'Brantwood', 8 St. Paul's Gardens, Whitely Bay, Northumberland.

                 William Rutherford, 13 Marden Rd., South, Whitely Bay.

Managing owners.

1936: As DENISEINA SN114



1936: Richard Irvin & Sons, Ltd., Fish Quay, North Shields.

Manager: Sir John H. Irvin KBE, Albert Quay, Aberdeen.


Landed at Milford:

BRAZIL BRASBY: 24 May 1919.

TYRWHITT: 15 Dec 1919 - 12 Nov 1926; 22 Jan 1927.

Skippers: Albert Edward Seeling (1923)


Brazil Brasby. age 38; born Leinster, Ireland; quartergunner, HMS VICTORY, at Trafalgar.

(Reginald) Tyrwhitt (1870-1951); Admiral of the Fleet, commanded light forces stationed at Harwich on the east coast of England during the first part of the Great War. [Wikipedia.]

Ben Hope is a mountain in northern Scotland, the most northerly Munro, standing alone in the Flow Country, south-east of Loch Hope in Sutherland.  [Wikipedia.]

31 Oct 1917: Launched for the Admiralty as BRAZIL BRASBY (Admy no.3631) and fitted with listening hydrophones. 1x12pdr; 1x3.5" bomb thrower.

17 Mar 1935: Went ashore in dense fog at St.Abbs, Berwickshire; the local lifeboat HELEN SMITTON helped in floating her off. [The Times, of Monday 18th March, 1935.]

1955: Broken up.

Accidents and Incidents

Statement dated 21 February 1923 by Albert Edward Seeling, of Great North Road, Milford, skipper:


    We spotted the schooner Clareen dismasted and drifting eastwards.  She showed no signals.  We had been cleaning the decks for an hour when we noticed the Trinity vessel coming in from sea.  It stopped close to us and blew the whistle, so we steamed up to him. He pointed to the schooner and asked us whether we could stand by and render assistance, or he would do so.  I told him we would do anything to render assistance, and then he left us.

    We steamed up to the schooner straight away.  By that time he was getting close to the Stack Rock.  We threw him our lines and he bent on his hawser which we took aboard and made fast.  As we were making it fast the master of the schooner asked us what we would charge to tow him in, but no reply was given to that. After towing him for seven minutes his warp parted.  We steamed up to him again and got our warp onto his vessel and made fast again. We again started to tow and brought him up to a safe anchorage off Milford Docks.

    We were towing him from 11.10. to 12 o'clock.  All of the schooner's running gear and masts were carried away, and his starboard bulwarks were down.  He was leaking very badly.  All hands were on the pumps when we got to him, and during the whole of the tow they were pumping hard to keep her afloat.

    The schooner Clareen's cargo was coal, 95 tons of it.  It was blowing strong from the west with very heavy seas during all the time we were of service to him.



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