John Stevenson Collection
Official No: 108452 Port Number and Year: 18th in Grimsby, 1897 (GY246)
- in Aberdeen, 1912 (A511)
19th in Grimsby, 1918 (GY1201)
8th in Milford, 1930
Description: Iron side trawler; steam screw, coal burning. Wheelhouse aft. Ketch rigged: mizzen.
Crew: 12 men (1898); 10 men (1919); 9 men (1930).
Registered at Milford: 3 Mar 1930
Built: 1897, by Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. (Yard no. 175)
Tonnage: 193.45 grt 92.31 net.
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 110.0 / 21.1 / 11.4
Engine: T 3-Cyl. 55 rhp. 10.0 kts. Engine and boiler by Charles D. Holmes & Co., Hull
5 Mar 1897: The Atlas Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Grimsby.
Manager: W.S. Letten. (Same address.)
Nov 1912: Richard W. Lewis, View Park, Deemount Tce., Aberdeen.
3 Dec 1912: As A511.
10 Sep 1918: Charles Dobson, Fish Docks, Grimsby.
May 1920: Dobson Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Fish Docks, Grimsby.
Manager: Charles Dobson. (Same address.)
3 Mar 1930: Robert Gardner Yabsley, 49, Charles St., Milford. (32/64)
Managing owner: Carl Erasmus Ebbesen, 30 Shakespeare Ave., Milford. (32/64)
29 Oct 1934: William Henry Kerr, Thornton. (16/64)
Herbert Charles Mills, 'Windyridge', Wellington Rd., Hakin. (16/64)
James Percy James, Charles St., Milford. (16/64)
Managing owner: Arthur Claude Mitchell, 'Stradbroke Lodge', The Rath, Milford. (16/64)
Landed at Milford: 2 Mar 1930 - 21 Feb 1937
29 Nov 1912: Grimsby registry closed.
Jun 1915: Requisitioned for war service as a boom defence trawler.
10 Sep 1918: Aberdeen registry closed.
1919: Returned from war service.
1 Jun 1926: Towed Dundee trawler SUNBEAM (DE13), with machinery trouble, to Aberdeen.
[ "The Times", Wednesday, Jun 02 1926. ]
Jun 1915: Requisitioned by Admiralty and converted to boom defence vessel.
1919: Returned to owners.
18 Feb 1930: Grimsby registry closed.
Feb 1937: Sold to Dutch owners to be broken up.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 9 Apr 1937. Vessel broken up.
[Lofthouse T., Mayes G., Newton D., & Thompson M. (2012): Cochrane Shipbuilders Vol.1: 1884 - 1914.]
Accidents and Incidents
From the Pembrokeshire Telegraph of Wednesday 1st January 1936:
FISHGUARD LIFEBOAT OUT
CREW NOT SORRY TO GET BACK!
After standing in readiness throughout Sunday night the Fishguard lifeboat received a message about noon on Monday that a drifter (the Feasible) was in distress in an unknown position on the coast.
No time was lost in putting out and within half-an-hour a signal was received from the coastguard at Strumble Head that the position of the distressed vessel was still unknown. The lifeboat continued its course and when off St. David's Head met the Milford trawler "Victor", which gave the information that the drifter was now off the Smalls and was being assisted by another Milford trawler. At that time, the "Victor" stated, the trawler was getting ropes on board the foundering vessel.
In consequence of this message the lifeboat did not proceed any further and arrived back at Fishguard at about 4 p.m.
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