Official No:  149239   Port and Year:   Ymuiden, 1918 (IJM.26)

                                                                  Lowestoft, 1930 (LT216)

                                                                  Esbjerg, 1949 (E.20)

Description: Steel side trawler; coal fired. Ketch rigged


Built: by NV Burgerhouts Machine & Scheepswerf N.V., Rotterdam; in 1918.  (Yard no.? )

Tonnage: 152 grt  67 net 

Length / breadth / depth (feet): 102.4 / 20.4 / 10.0 

Engine:  T.3-Cyl; 35 rhp; by Burgerhouts Machfb., Rotterdam




1918: J. Frater & G. Prins, IJmuiden



18 Jun 1930: Waveney Steam Drift Fishing Co. Ltd., Battery Green Rd., Lowestoft

Manager: Arthur Gouldby, 'The Shubbery', Kessingland, Suffolk.


1937: Hancocks Shipbuilding Co. (Pembroke) Ltd., Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire.

Manager: Reginald Llewellyn Hancock, 'Beachways', Picton Rd., Hakin, Milford.


1942: J. Bennett (Wholesale), Lowestoft.

Manager: W. A. Bennett.


1947: Danish owners

As Metta Marie B. E.20

1949: Alice E.S. Bryld, Copenhagen.

As PoseJdon.

1951: Owners unknown.


1953: Lars Tvedt, Søvelandsvik, Reg. Kopervik, Norway.

Later: Olaf K. & Lars Tvedt., Savelandsvik, Reg. Kopervik, Norway.



[ Thanks to Per Gisle Galåen and Ole Hajem Fiske, Norwegian Maritime Museum. ]


Landed at Milford: 19 Sep 1937 - 19 Dec 1939



Oct 1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty for harbour service.

Dec 1946: Returned to owners.

1965: Register closed.

Accidents and Incidents

From an unknown local newspaper dated c. 7th April 1938:


    Two more of the smaller class of Milford Haven trawlers are being converted to the Spanish pair methods, and are expected to put to sea this week.  They are the steam trawler Gozo, and the steam trawler Alonso, belonging to Messrs. C. H. Brand and Company.  The vessels will be in charge of two of the port's most experienced hake fishing skippers, Messrs. Charles Thomas and Albert Saunders. 

    Another interesting experiment is the fitting out for the first time of a local trawler for seine net fishing.  The vessel is the steam trawler "Westholme", which belongs to the newly formed Westholme fishing company, under the management of Messrs. Peter Hancock and Sons.  The experiment will be watched with interest.



From an unknown local newspaper dated on or around 8th July 1939:


    Recently the Milford steam trawler "Westholme" was arrested by the Eire Government Fisheries Patrol Boat "Muirehu" off the south coast of Wexford, and escorted into Rosslare Harbour. The skipper, a Lowestoft man, later appeared at a special court at Wexford, and was fined £50.




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