Grimsby Trawler Skippers
And the trawlers they commanded

This is an on-going project which attempts to trace the vessels and Skippers that sailed from Grimsby in a chronological order. I do not pretend that it is complete, or perhaps that it ever will be, but at the very least the project may help others who have an interest in the subject. I would be grateful for any information that is not yet recorded here.

1) Where the dates are listed in this format:- Month, Month, Year, this means that the skipper was in command of the vessel during those particular months of that year. It is important to point out that he may have been in command during other months of that year but those months (if any) are as yet unknown to me.

2) Where the dates are listed in this format:- Month-Month, Year, this means that the skipper was in command of the vessel during those particular months of that year concurrently. Again, it is important to point out that he may have been in command during other months of that year but those months (if any) are as yet unknown to me.

3) Where the Skippers names are shown in Blue Bold type, click on the name for a picture of the skipper.


Ackstone, G.
Kirmington: July 1971.

Adelsteinsson, Paul.
The Ness: July 1941.
Volesus: 1941-1945
Alsey: 1946
King Sol: 1947.
Rinovia: 1948-1950.
Andanes: February 1950. May, June, September, October 1956. January, March-May, August, September, December 1957. March, June, September, November 1958. March 1959. May, July, October, November 1960. April, May 1961.
Prince Philip: February 1961.
Belgaum: October 1961. August, November 1962.

Alberry, A.
Coventry City: June 1956.
Ross Kelvin: November 1963.
Vanessa: July 1971.
Lord Jellicoe: September, October 1971.
Known command(s), no known date(s): Ross Kashmir. Ross Khartoum.

Allan, Albert.
Vanessa: February 1963.
Isernia: December 1964. February, April 1965.
Loyal: September 1965.
Lord Cunningham: August 1966.
Bombardier: September, November, December 1966.
Northern Queen: July, September 1970. February 1971
Northern Prince: August 1970.
Northern Sea: January 1971.
Royal Lincs: August 1971. August 1972. June, August 1973.
Lord Mountevans: January 1972.
Northern Isles: July 1972.
Ross Ramillies: February 1974.
Ross Rodney: October 1975.
Vianova: October 1975. August, September 1976.
Notts Forest: October 1975. April, May 1978.

Aldred, Samuel M.
Frascati: August 1936.

Almond, Arthur.
Else Cam: 1947.
Hassett: September 1953. Ship lost on the 18th.
Notts County: February, March 1961.
Yesso: September 1963.
Erimo: January 1964.
Osako: January-October 1964. December 1969.
Locarno: May 1966.
Known command(s), no known date(s): Runswick Bay.

Almond, Peter. (Son of Arthur Almond).
Boston Boeing: September 1971. August 1972.
Boston Kestrel: April 1972.
Belgaum: January 1973.

Alph, John.
Abydos: March, April 1907.

Amos, Samuel.
Lavinia: January 1952.

Andreason, Rolf.
Known command(s), no known date(s): Ross Kelly.

Appleyard, P.
Known command(s), no known date(s): Chandos.

Arby, J. S.
Coventry City: June 1956.

Argent, J.
Hammond [1]: May 1929, Maiden trip.
Known command(s), no known date(s): Cadella.

Armand, G.
Saxon Onward: May 1971.

Armand, P.
Boston Boeing: August, September 1971.

Armour, J.
Northern Pride: May 1936, Maiden trip.

Arnold, William Joseph.
Philadelphian: June 1960, Maiden trip.
Tiberian: November 1961-January 1971.
Known command(s), no known date(s): Eroican.

Aronson, C.
Newhaven: February 1897. Maiden trip.

Atkinson, S.
Yesso: August 1965.

Atmore, Ron.
Real Madrid: December 1964. February, August 1965.

Appleyard, P.
Known command(s), no known date(s): Chandos.

Aukland, Dave.
Northern Isles: April-November 1969.
Ross Kashmir: June-December 1970. February, March 1971.
Northern Chief: June, July 1971.
Ross Khartoum: August 1971. September 1974
Northern Sun: September, October 1971.
Ross Kandahar: November 1971-March 1972.
Northern Queen: August-December 1972. February-December 1973.
Northern Isles: January 1974.
Ross Kipling: August 1974. February 1976.
Black Watch: December 1974.
Northern Eagle: July, August 1975. January 1976.
Ross Jackal: ? 1978, for two trips.
Ross Lynx: September 1978.
Ross Leopard: February 1979.

Austin, H.
Waldorf: October 1935.

Avery, Dennis.
Ross Zebra: November, December 1973.
Ross Leopard: February 1974.
Ross Jackal: July 1974.
Ross Genet: December 1974.
Ross Cougar: March, April 1975.
Ross Tiger: June-December 1975. January 1977-December 1978.

Axelson, Cyril.
Strephon: April 1958.

Axelson, John Filip.
Okino: August 1933. October 1934.

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