The Trawlers of Grimsby
Histories of the Ships That Made Grimsby Famous

More trawlers have been added for this update. This section of the site is taking my main focus until all vessels have had the basic info listed. Once this is done, additional details will be added where I can.

Emu
Built: 1895. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 138. Launched: Saturday 19th October 1895. Completed: 1895. Registered: November 1895. Gross Tons:154. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 102.7 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 105534. Call Sign: QNRS.
Original Owners: Built for Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
June 1920
Sold to the Taylor Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1930
Bought by owners in Milford Haven.
Fate: Scrapped in 1937.

Rodrigo/Framlingham
Built: 1900. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Selby. Yard No: 290. Launched: Thursday 25th October 1900. Completed: 1900. Registered: December 1900. Gross Tons: 169. Nett Tons: 60. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 45 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 113214.
Original Owners: Built for George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby as Rodrigo GY.1208.
November 1938.
Sold to owners in Lowestoft.
1944.
Bought by C. Dobson, Grimsby, renamed Framlingham and registered as GY.1.
1946.
Sold to Elkington Estates.
1947.
Bought by owners in Milford Haven.
Fate: Scrapped in 1952.

Northern Jewel.
Built: 1953. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1366. Launched: Saturday 26th September 1953. Named by Mrs J Muirhead, the wife of a director of one of the companies associated with Northerns. Completed: November 1954. Registered: June 1954. Gross Tons: 799. Nett Tons: 313. Length: 182.5 feet. Beam: 32 feet. Draught: 17 feet. Forecastle: 33 feet. Official Number: 184920. Call Sign: GRNN. Original Owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
The vessel was originally laid down as the Kopanes for the Rinovia Steam Fishing Company, but Northern Trawlers bought her while she was being built.
Thursday 3rd June 1954
Sailed on her maiden trip under the command of Skipper W. Wood, who was formerly the skipper of the Northern Chief.
Wednesday 24th November 1954
The Northern Jewel ploughed through heavy seas to assist a Danish ship that was drifting helplessly in the North Sea. The trawler stood by the 446-ton Svardfisken, which had been disabled by heavy seas 70 miles south-east of Shetland. The Danish destroyer Evertsen also raced to the scene along with the 6,092-ton British Commerce. There were a crew of 14 men aboard the Danish ship which was eventually guided to safety.
Thursday 19th February 1976
Sold for scrap.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1978.

Belvoir Castle. Built: 1899. Builders: Gourlay Bros & Co, Dundee. Yard No: 187. Launched: Monday 27th February 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: March 1899. Gross Tons: 221. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 122.9 feet. Beam: 21.7 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 110873. Call Sign: RBSW.
Original Owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1916.
Bought by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured by U-Boat then sunk by bombs on the Wednesday 14th February 1917. Captain Ball was taken prisoner. The position of the loss is recorded as being 25 miles Southeast (or 15 miles Southeast-half-east) from Buchan Ness.

John Dupuis/Ravenna
Built: 1918. Builders: Abdela & Mitchell, Queensferry, Cheshire. Completed: 1918. Registered: January 1924 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 203. Nett Tons: 77. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Official Number: 145029. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Strath Class John Dupuis. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty No: 3732. Used as a training vessel.
January 1924.
Bought by the Crampin Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
November 1927.
Sold to Trawlers (White Sea & Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1927.
Renamed Ravenna.
October 1945.
Bought by S. Vincent Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1952.

Joseph Knibb/Kenilworth/Ross Kenilworth.
Built: 1954. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1400. Launched: Tuesday 16th November 1954. Completed: 1954. Registered: March 1955. Gross Tons: 442. Nett Tons: 154. Length: 139.6 feet. Beam: 28.3 feet. Draught: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Call Sign: GSVT. Official Number: 184926. Original Owners: Derwent Trawlers, Grimsby.
January 1959.
Registered to Richardson Trawlers, Grimsby.
November 1960.
Renamed Kenilworth.
January 1961.
Renamed Ross Kenilworth.
Fate: Lost in May 1962, foundered off Iceland.
Wyre Mariner/Northern Sun.
Built: 1956. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1412. Launched: Monday 13th February 1956. Completed: 1956. Registered: March 1956. Gross Tons: 656. Nett Tons: 244. Length: 169 feet. Beam: 30.5 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Call Sign: MWZC. Official Number: 187848. Original Owners: Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. FD.34. April 1968.
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.2.
May 1968.
Renamed Northern Sun.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1976.
Rajah
Built: 1899. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley & Selby. Yard No: 235. Launched: Tuesday 28th February 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: March 1899. Gross Tons: 172. Nett Tons: 62. Length: 100 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 45 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 110874. Original Owners: Ernest Sleight, Grimsby.
May 1919.
Registered to Sleights Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in August 1955.

Rosco/Lavenham
Built: 1902. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 322. Launched: Thursday 24th July 1902. Completed: 1902. Registered: September 1902. Gross Tons: 166. Nett Tons: 50. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 55 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 113232. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby. Built as Rosco and registered as GY.1232.
1917.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a fishing trawler.
1919.
Returned to owners.
1938.
Sold to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Transferred to Lowestoft on Tuesday 29th November and renamed Lavenham. Registered as LT.274.
Sunday 8th October 1939.
Transferred back to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
1943.
Bought by Elkington Estates Ltd, Grimsby.
1944.
Registration changed to GY.3.
1947.
Bought by Yolland Bros, Milford Haven.
1950.
Sold to Respondo Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven.
1950.
Sold for scrap in 1951.
Fate: Broken up at Milford Haven in November 1951.

Armana/Bardia
Built: 1930. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1088. Launched: Monday 28th July 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: July 1955 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 375. Nett Tons: 175. Length: 151.5 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Draught: 13.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Call Sign: GTQB. Official Number: 162064. Original Owners: Built for J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood as Armana, FD.121.
1946.
Sold to owners in Hull and renamed Bardia, H.302.
July 1955.
Bought by Sir George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby, and registered as GY.3.
Fate: Scrapped in August 1956.
Redcap
Built: 1895. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 402. Completed: 1895. Registered: January 1896. Gross Tons: 135. Nett Tons: 43. Length: 94.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Official Number: 105535. Original Owners: Pioneer Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
February 1902
Bought by owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Wrecked at the Orkneys on Monday 22nd January 1906.

Cariama/Meuse
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 42. Launched: Thursday 4th February 1904. Completed: 1909. Registered: Tuesday 15th March 1904. Gross Tons: 284. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 135 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 60 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 118920. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
Tuesday 15th January 1907
Sold to Reading & Dickinson, Swansea and registered as SA.41.
1908
Bought by the Hector Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Swansea.
1915
Sold to the Mersey Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Renamed as Meuse and registered as FD.107.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
May 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Admiralty number: FY.1651.
1919
Returned to owners.
1926
Bought by W. Morley & Co, Fleetwood.
1932
Sold to the Oceanic Trading Corp, Fleetwood.
1933
Bought by the Hewett Fishing Co, Fleetwood.
Fate: Scrapped in 1935.

Okino
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 590. Launched: Saturday 15th November 1913. Completed: 1914. Registered: January 1914. Gross Tons: 241. Nett Tons: 94. Length: 119 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Call Sign: JDVK. Official Number: 135992. Original Owners: H. L. Taylor & Henry G. Hopwood, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Admiralty number: 285.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine near Yeni Cale in the Dardenelles on Monday 8th March 1915.

Eva/Hermona:
Built: 1893. Builders: Unknown, Aberdeen. Completed: 1893. Registered: May 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 84. Nett Tons: 40. Length: 86.6 feet. Beam: 15.7 feet. Draught: 8.9 feet. Official Number: 99646. Original Owners: First registered as a line-fishing vessel.
May 1922
Bought by the Pomona Steam Fishing Co.
July 1922
Renamed Hermona.
March 1925
Bought by F. A. Peterson.
Fate: Scrapped in February 1929.

Westray Firth/Vilda
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 532. Launched: Monday 7th October 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: November 1929. Gross Tons: 358. Nett Tons: 154. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Call Sign: GBZY. Official Number: 160867. Original Owners: J. Stewart Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Built as Westray Firth and registered as H.125.
Monday 19th January 1931.
Bought by the Firth Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
Monday 15th June 1931.
Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull.
Thursday 19th January 1939.
Bought by the Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed Vilda and registered as GY.4.
Monday 8th January 1940.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Admiralty number: Z.118.
Friday 27th September 1946.
Returned to owners.
Fate: Broken up at Gateshead in July 1955.
Andes/Andros
Built: 1899. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 603. Launched: Tuesday 28th March 1899. Completed: May 1899. Registered: May 1899. Gross Tons: 169. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 106 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 48 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 45 HP. Official Number: 110875.Original Owners: J. & G. Alward Ltd, Grimsby.
1908
Purchased into the Royal navy for minesweeper trials. Based at Portland for trials as an Auxiliary Minesweeper in company with Algoma.
1917
Transferred into the Fisheries Reserve.
December 1911
Sold to The Spurn Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
June 1923
Bought by Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
November 1931
Registered to F. Bannister, Grimsby.
February 1937
Renamed Andros.
May 1947
Registered to A. Bannister, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in March 1957.
Algoma
Built: 1899. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 604. Launched: Tuesday 28th March 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: May 1899. Gross Tons: 169. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 106 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 48 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 45 HP. Official Number: 110876. Original Owners: J. & G. Alward Ltd, Grimsby.
1908
Purchased by the Admiralty for minesweeper trials. Based at Portland carrying out trials as an Auxiliary minesweeper in company with Andes.
1917
Transferred to the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Sold to The Spurn Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1923
Sold to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
Registered to F. Bannister, Grimsby.
Sunday 23rd February 1936
At 6.20am, it was learned from the Spurn Royal Naval signal station that the Algoma was ashore 9 miles north of Spurn, and in need of help. The wind was light, but there was a heavy sea. The motor lifeboat City of Bradford II was launched at 6.45am and found the Algoma ashore close under Dimiington Cliff.
She was anchored and veered in. The Algoma was practically dry forward and as the Board of Trade lifesaving rocket apparatus had got a line on board, her crew decided to go ashore in the breeches Buoy. The lifeboat stood by while this was being done, and returned to her Station at 1O.5Oam. The crew of the Algoma later returned to their ship and she refloated on the following tide.
May 1947
Registered to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1950.

Kelly/Ross Kelly.
Built: 1955. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1408. Launched: Monday 19th September 1955. Completed: 1955. Registered: March 1956. Gross Tons: 448. Nett Tons: 154. Length: 137.5 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Engines: 6-cylinder 1440hp Ruston. Official Number: 184936. Call Sign: GVCQ. Original Owners: Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd (a subsidiary of the Ross Group). Built as a steam trawler.
1960
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1961
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1962
Renamed as Ross Kelly.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby.
1966/67
The Ross Kelly was lengthened by the insertion of a 23-foot section in her well deck. The work was carried out at J. S. Doig’s shipyard, Grimsby. The vessel was also converted to diesel power during the conversion.
1967
Transferred to Newfoundland as part of the Ross-Steers project.
1968
Port registration number changed to GY.125 after returning from Newfoundland.
October 1969
Registered with British United Trawlers after the Ross Group and Associated Fisheries amalgamated to form the company.
1970
Registered to Goweroaks Ltd.
1979
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd.
1981
The vessel was converted for use as an oilrig support vessel and was on charter to the Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft, who renamed her Caicos.
1982
Ownership passed to George Craig & Sons, Aberdeen before being sold to the Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
9th June 1982
The Caicos arrived at Lowestoft where she took the registration LT.125.
1987
Sold for scrap.
Fate: September 1987. Left Lowestoft for the breakers yard.
Merlin
Built: 1895. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 140. Launched: Wednesday 20th November 1895. Completed: 1896. Registered: January 1896. Gross Tons: 129. Nett Tons: 46. Length: 93.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 105536. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
April 1899
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known.

Velocity
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 323. Launched: Thursday 4th February 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: March 1904. Gross Tons: 186. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 110 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 118922. Original Owners: The Great Central Co-op Engineering Co, Grimsby.
February 1908
Sold to the Abbey Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1913
Bought by S. Gidley, Grimsby.
January 1915
Sold to H. L. Taylor & Henry G. Hopwood, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by U-Boat gunfire 75 miles off Spurn on Monday 7th June 1915.

Solway Firth/Epine
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 531. Launched: Saturday 24th August 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: 30th October 1929. Gross Tons: 358. Nett Tons: 154. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles. D. Holmes. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.8 knots. Official Number: 160860. Call Sign: GBYK. Original Owners: Built as Solway Firth for J. Stewart (Hull) Trawling Co. Ltd, Hull. H.107.
Thursday 8th January 1931
Sold to the Firth Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Hull.
Saturday 20th June 1931
Bought by H. W. Hall (Thomas Hamling & Co. Ltd), Hull.
Monday 9th January 1939
Sold to the Premier Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Epine and registered as GY.7.
Sunday 3rd September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper No FY.682.
January 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Saturday 13th March 1948. Wrecked on rocks at Snæfellsnes, Faxafloi, west coast of Iceland in a severe gale and blizzard. An Icelandic rescue party got a line to the vessel and took four of her crew off by breeches buoy. One other crew member managed to swim ashore but fourteen of her crew were lost as heavy seas swept the wreck. Clinging to the bridge, skipper Alfred Loftis was heard to shout:
“I do not mind what happens to me so long as the boys are all right. Look after the boys.”

Prince Philip/Hargood/Stella Rigel
Built: 1948. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 801. Launched: Thursday 4th November 1948. Completed: 1949. Registered: 18th February 1949. Gross Tons: 568. Nett Tons: 206. Length: 170 feet. Beam: 29.2 feet. Draught: 14.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 92 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1000 IHP. Speed: 13.2 knots. Official Number: 183387. Call Sign: MBLD. Original Owners: North Cape Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.32. NV Motorvisserij, Ostend, Belgium, originally ordered the vessel.
Friday 8th July 1955
Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby renamed Hargood and registered as GY.7.
Wednesday 1st January 1958
Bought by Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull renamed Stella Rigel and registered as H.170.
Fate: Wrecked at Vestor Falle, 7 miles north west of Fugloy lighthouse off the north coast of Norway on Friday 21st December 1962. The Norwegian fishing vessel Siv rescued the 20-man crew.
Magnific/Edinboro Castle
Built: 1899. Builders: Dundee Shipbuilding Co, Dundee. Completed: 1899. Registered: April 1899. Gross Tons: 241. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 119.3 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Call Sign: RFCV. Official Number: 110877. Original Owners: Built for the Atlantic Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1900
Bought by the Grimsby Steam Fishing Vessels Mutual Insurance Co, Grimsby.
1901
Sold to owners in Liverpool.
December 1903
Sold to ? Codling, Grimsby and registered as GY.1285.
January 1904
Renamed Edinboro Castle.
January 1909
Bought by J. Hobbs, Grimsby.
June 1912
Sold to the Waverley Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1912
Bought by Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
December 1931
Sold to W. Baxter, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in 1956.

Sollum/Hargood/Red Sabre
Built: 1941. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 685. Ordered: 18th January 1941. Laid Down: Wednesday 7th May 1941. Launched: Wednesday 24th September 1941. Completed: 6th March 1942. Registered: February 1949 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 524. Nett Tons: 195. Length: 167.7 feet. Beam: 28.1 feet. Draught: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 89 feet. Forecastle: 27 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 970 IHP. Speed: 11 knots. Call Sign: MGKK. Official Number: 181287. Original Owners: Built as Hills Class trawler Portsdown T.221, for the Admiralty, Whitehall, London. Wednesday 10th April 1946
Sold to Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull renamed Sollum and registered as H.369.
Friday 21st January 1949
Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby renamed Hargood and registered as GY.8.
December 1949
The vessel was fitted for fuel oil.
Friday 24th June 1955
Bought by Iago Steam Trawlers Ltd, London renamed Red Sabre and registered as LO.71.
1964
Sold for scrap to Haulbowline Industries Ltd, Eire.
Fate: Arrived at Passage West, Cork on Monday 21st December 1964 for breaking up.
Alroy/Grimenco
Built: 1899. Builders: Wood & Skinner, Newcastle. Completed: 1899. Registered: April 1899. Gross Tons: 153. Nett Tons: 42. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 110878. Original Owners: Ellis Spence, Grimsby.
December 1914
Sold to J. Smethurst, Grimsby.
May 1915
Renamed Grimenco.
September 1919
Sold to owners in Whitby.
Fate: Not known.

William Jackson/Lord Byng/Evelyn Rose
Built: 1918. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 838. Completed: 1918. Registered: January 1929 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 327. Nett Tons: 130. Length: 138.5 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Call Sign: GCVY. Official Number: 143857. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class William Jackson. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty No: 3831.
Friday 29th March 1918.
Delivered to owners.
1921.
Bought by owners in Hull and renamed Lord Byng.
January 1929.
Sold to the Bunch Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1936.
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fishing and Ice Co, Fleetwood.
July 1936.
Renamed Evelyn Rose.
December 1939.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
1941.
Converted to a Minesweeper.
August 1945.
Sold to the Cevic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
Fate: Lost on Friday 31st December 1954. Sank off Mull, on the coast of Scotland
Condor
Built: 1895. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley. Yard No: 141. Launched: Wednesday 4th December 1895. Completed: 1896. Registered: January 1896. Gross Tons:129. Nett Tons: 43. Length: 93.6 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 105537. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Tuesday 26th January 1897.

King Erik
Built: 1899. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley & Selby. Yard No: 233. Launched: Wednesday 29th March 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: 1899. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons:227. Nett Tons: 86. Length: 114 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 110879. Original Owners: Viking Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1903.
To F. Barnett, Grimsby.
September 1904.
To Norway, presumably for salt fishing.
March 1915.
To F. Barrett, Grimsby, and registered as GY.474
April 1920.
To Direct Fish Supplies, Grimsby.
December 1922.
To Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1940.
To Boston Deep Sea Fisheries.
Fate: Sank after being torpedoed by U141 off Iceland on Saturday 6th September 1941.

Tervani.
Built: 1913. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 287. Launched: Friday 10th October 1913. Completed: 1913. Registered: 2nd March 1914. Gross Tons: 457. Nett Tons: 301. Length: 160.2 feet. Beam: 26.1 feet. Draught: 13.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 89 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Call Sign: JFBS. Official Number: 135999. Original Owners: Alec Black, Grimsby.
Wednesday 14th October 1914
Sold to the South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel. FY.3204.
Monday 11th October 1915
Bought by Thomas William Baskcomb, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by mine off Orford Ness on Tuesday 21st November 1916 whilst on Admiralty service. The mine was laid by UC4.
Charles Antram/Edmond Van Beveran/Flanders
Built: 1919. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 417. Launched: Wednesday 18th June 1919. Completed: August 1919. Registered: 13th February 1920. Gross Tons: 290. Nett Tons: 126. Length: 125.5 feet. Beam: 23.6 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 86 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 144391. Original Owners: Built as Castle Class Trawler Charles Antram, FY.4401, for the Admiralty.
Friday 13th February 1920
Sold to Soc. Anon Armement Ostendais, Ostend, Belgium and renamed as Edmond Van Beveran. Call sign changed to MEDO.
January 1938
Acquired by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, registered to subsidiary Rhondda Steam Fishing and renamed Flanders.
Wednesday 30th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper FY.600.
November 1943
Bought by Mason Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.165.
1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Arrived at Troon on Tuesday 17th November 1959 for scrapping.

Coldstreamer.
Built: 1955. Builders: Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany. Yard No: 273. Launched: Saturday 21st May 1955. Completed: 1955. Registered: July 1955. Gross Tons: 697. Nett Tons: 238. Length: 183.7 feet. Beam: 31.5 feet. Draught: 17.1 feet. Forecastle: 38 feet. Call Sign: MTZQ. Official Number: 184929. Original Owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1966
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in November 1976.
Admiral.
Built: 1895. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 142. Launched: Saturday 21st December 1895. Completed: 1896. Registered: January 1896. Gross Tons: 182. Nett Tons: 60. Length: 108.4 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 44 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 105538. Original Owners: Anchor Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank after colliding with ice at Iceland on Monday 24th May 1897.

King Arthur/King Charles.
Built: 1899. Builders: Schofield, Hagerup & Doughty, Grimsby. Yard No: 1. Launched: Saturday 14th January 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: May 1899. Gross Tons: 159. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 105.7 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11, 17, 28 in x 20 in, 46 nominal horsepower. 40 rhp. Made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow. Official Number: 110880. Call Sign: RCVW. Original Owners: Built for the Monarch Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1899
The King Arthur completed her river trials.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
June 1915-1920
Requisitioned by the Admiralty where she served as a minesweeper.
January 1925
Transferred to Lowestoft and renamed King Charles.
1949
By this time, the vessel was owned by Partnership (Hull) Ltd (manager K. Percival), the port of registry was still Lowestoft.
Fate: Not known.

Admiral Drake/Stella Canopus/Cradock/Stella Rigel.
Built: 1936. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1154. Launched: Monday 9th March 1936. Completed: 1936. Registered: April 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 418. Nett Tons: 162. Length: 152.8 feet. Beam: 25.6 feet. Draught: 13.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 83 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Call Sign: GYTY. Official Number: 164919. Original Owners: Built as Admiral Drake for C. H. Smith (Hull) Ltd, Hull.
Unknown date
Renamed Stella Canopus.
April 1946
Bought by Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.263.
June 1946
Renamed Cradock.
March 1952
Sold to T. Ross, Grimsby.
April 1954
Bought by Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull, renamed Stella Rigel and registered as H.14.
August 1955
Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.11
March 1957
Sold to T. C. & F. Moss, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in July 1960.
Wallena
Built: 1913. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 261A. Launched: Wednesday 17th December 1913. Completed: 1914. Registered: 3rd March 1914. Gross Tons:225. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 66 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Call Sign: JFBR. Official Number: 135998. Original Owners: Walter Olney, Grimsby.
November 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Admiralty No: FY 907.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1919
Bought by Neva Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood, and registered as FD.82.
December 1924
Sold to J. N. & Bacon, Grimsby, and registered as GY.132.
September 1930
Bought by the Kottinhgham Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant No: FY. 832.
June 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper.
January 1944
Bought by Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1945
In use as a Boom Gate Defence vessel.
September 1946
Returned to owners.
September 1946
Laid up in the Alexandra Dock, Grimsby.
1949
Sold to John R. Hepworth, Hull.
Fate: Left Grimsby for the breakers yard in Paull on Wednesday 27th July 1949.

Welstead/Lord Harewood/Sydoen/Myrland
Built: 1917. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Beverley. Yard No: 833. Launched: 1917. Completed: 1918. Registered: February 1929 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons:324. Nett Tons: 122. Length: 138.5 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Call Sign: KMSD. Official Number: 143926. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class John Welstead. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty No: 3541.
15th February 1918
Delivered to owners.
1922
Bought by the Pickering & Haldane Steam Trawling Co, Hull, renamed Lord Harewood and registered as H.657.
February 1929
Sold to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.12. Registered to subsidiary Bunch Steam Fishing Co Ltd.
1st April 1933
The City of Bradford lifeboat was called out at 11pm after the lifeboat watchman had reported that a vessel had run aground on the Inner Binks. A N.W. to W. wind was blowing, with a rough ground sea. The lifeboat found the Lord Harewood, rolling heavily and thumping on the bottom. She was bound, laden, with a crew of 12, from the fishing grounds to Grimsby. The lifeboat dropped anchor and stood by until daybreak. She then passed towropes from the trawler to a tug that had arrived to refloat her. After the tug had pulled for half an hour, the tow parted and this left the Lord Harewood in a very dangerous position. The lifeboat, however, managed to pass another hawser between the two vessels and eventually the trawler was refloated.
May 1937
Acquired by Norwegian owners, and renamed Sydoen then later Myrland.
1940
Seized by the Germans when Norway fell.
6th March 1941
Captured by the Royal Navy at Lofoten, Norway and converted to a Minesweeper.
1944
Converted to a fire float.
1946
Returned to Norwegian owners.
Fate: Not known.
Reverto
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 50. Launched: Wednesday 18th May 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: Thursday 7th July 1904. Gross Tons:225. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 55 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 118927. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby.
1906
The Port Registration number was changed from 13 to 104 as it was considered unlucky.
Fate: Posted as missing, lost with all hands in the North Sea, on Monday 18th September 1916.

Robert Betson/Remillo
Built: 1917. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 364. Launched: Saturday 21st April 1917. Completed: 1917. Registered: Friday 27th July 1917. Gross Tons:266. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 125.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 143803. Original Owners: Originally ordered by George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby, as Remillo but bought by the Admiralty whilst still on the stocks. Registered as Non-Standard Castle Class trawler Robert Betson. Armament (WW2): 1x3 pounder gun.
January 1920
Aquired by her intended owners George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby, and given her intended name Remillo. Registered as GY.852.
April 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Dan Layer.
September 1940
Converted to an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel and based at Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by mine in the River Humber, near Spurn Point Lighthouse, on Thursday 27th February 1941.
Unyoro
Built: 1895. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 143. Launched: Thursday 19th December 1895. Completed: 1896. Registered: February 1896. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons: 182. Nett Tons: 80. Length: 108.4 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 44 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 105539. Original Owners: Grimsby Union Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1912
Sold to owners in Holland where she became Maatje.
Fate: Not known.

Riviere
Built: 1915. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 335. Launched: Tuesday 9th November 1915. Completed: 1916. Registered: Saturday 6th May 1916. Gross Tons:226. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 74 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 138956. Original Owners: Alec Black, Grimsby.
May 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty No: FY 1261.
1919
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 6th November 1917
Bought by the Yarborough Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 19th February 1918
Sold to the Great Northern Steam Ship Fishing Co Ltd, Hull and registered as H.596.
February 1919
Bought by J. Coombes, Grimsby and registered as GY.14.
February 1919
Acquired by the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 14th April 1937 The Riviere arrived in the Humber with the crew of the Hull trawler Kingston Cameo on board. The vessel had sunk some 20 miles from Spurn following a collision with the Goole steamship Faxfleet. The Faxfleet was badly damaged in the collision and was escorted to the Humber by the Kingston Coral, a sister ship of the Kingston Cameo.
April 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Barrage Balloon Vessel.
February 1943
Bought by Shire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1944
Sold to Pickering & Haldane.
November 1944
Returned to owners.
January 1945
Bought by Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1953
Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk after a collision in thick fog with the British steamer Firelight on the 10th June 1953. The trawler was homeward bound from the West Scotland fishing grounds at the time of the collision and sank quickly after being hit midships on the port side. There were three survivors from a crew of thirteen.
Grecian
Built: 1896. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 153. Launched: Saturday 18th January 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: Thursday 13th February 1896. Gross Tons: 119. Nett Tons: 38. Length: 88.5 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Engines: Earle’s. 45 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 105540. Original Owners: Sir Thomas Robinson, Grimsby.
Tuesday 7th December 1915
Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby.
Wednesday 11th October 1916
Sold to Thomas Whitehead, Scarborough.
Fate: Captured and sunk by time bombs by a U-boat NE of Longstone Light Vessel on Friday 20th April 1917.

Night Hawk
Built: 1915. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Beverley. Yard No: 645. Launched: Saturday 14th August 1915. Completed: 1915. Registered: January 1916. Gross Tons:307. Nett Tons: 150. Length: 132 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 74 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 138942. Original Owners: The Grimsby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.822.
1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper and employed on escort duties. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty No: 1936.
February 1916
Sold to the Pioneer Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
January 1939
Bought by the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant No: FY.1858.
December 1940
Sold to Sir Alec Black, Grimsby.
1941
Converted to a Minesweeper. September 1941
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
1944
Bought by Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.15.
1945
Sold to owners in Milford Haven.
August 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in 1959.
Recto
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 51. Launched: Wednesday 18th May 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: Wednesday 20th July 1904. Gross Tons:177. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 46 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 55 NHP Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 118928. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured by U-boat on Friday 6th April 1917. The trawler was then sunk by time bombs 45 miles north east of Kinnaird Head.

Quantock/Cape Barfleur/Edward East/Ashanti
Built: 1936. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1166. Launched: Monday 8th June 1936. Completed: 1936. Registered: February 1949 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 441. Nett Tons: 171. Length: 156 feet. Beam: 26.1 feet. Draught: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 164940. Original Owners: Built as Quantock for the East Riding Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Hull.
Unknown date
Name changed to Cape Barfleur.
February 1949
The vessel was sold to H. Croft Baker, Grimsby and registered as GY.16.
March 1949
Name changed to Edward East.
January 1957
Acquired by Dennis Roberts Fishing Co, Grimsby.
July 1957
Name changed to Ashanti.
Fate: To Belgium in December 1960 for scrapping.
Ajax
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 147. Launched: Saturday 1st February 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: February 1896. Gross Tons: 123. Nett Tons: 33. Length: 89.4 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 105541. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine in the Humber estuary on Wednesday 2nd September 1914.

Rugby
Built: 1916. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 342. Launched: Thursday 20th July 1916. Completed: 1916. Registered: Wednesday 16th August 1916. Gross Tons: 274. Nett Tons: 123. Length: 125.6 feet. Beam: 22.8 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 79 NHP Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 139924. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby. Registered as GY.994.
November 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Bomb Thrower/Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun, 1x7.5-inch Anti-Submarine Bomb Thrower. Admiralty No: FY.2979. Renamed as Rugby II
1919
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
March 1938
Bought by Harry & F. D. Robinson, Grimsby.
August 1939
Sold to the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper/Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Based at Grimsby for Fishery Protection. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant No: FY.4.162.
December 1943
Converted to an Esso (fuel carrier). No Y7.30.
May 1946
Returned to owners.
September 1941
Sold to the North Star Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
1944
Bought by Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.18.
July 1948
Sold to Tilbrook Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1953
Bought by Joseph Croan Granton, Edinburgh and registered as LH.92.
Fate: Arrived at Inverkeithing on Thursday 24th March 1955 to be scrapped.

Royal Lincs
Built: 1955. Builders: Rickmers Werft, Wesermünde, Germany. Yard No: 274. Launched: Thursday 14th July 1955. Completed: 1955. Registered: September 1955. Gross Tons: 697. Nett Tons: 238. Length: 185.2 feet. Beam: 31.5 feet. Draught: 17.1 feet. Forecastle: 38 feet. Official Number: 184930. Original Owners: The Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1966
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in January 1977.
Angelus
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 592. Launched: Wednesday 17th December 1913. Completed: 1914. Registered: February 1914. Gross Tons: 304. Nett Tons: 158. Length: 135.2 feet. Beam: 23.3 feet. Draught: 12.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 74 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 135996. Call Sign: JDWL. Original owners: G. W. White & J. W. Willows, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1629.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine near Dover whilst on Admiralty service on Monday 28th February 1916.

Bayflower/Saon
Built: 1933. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1111. Launched: Thursday 11th May 1933. Completed: 1933. Registered: February 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 386. Nett Tons: 163. Length: 150.5 feet. Beam: 13.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 83 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 163140. Original Owners: Yorkshire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
February 1939
Sold to the Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.19.
May 1939
Renamed Saon.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Pennant number: FY.159. Based at Dover.
Monday 23rd October 1939
Engaged the U-16 and forced her up onto the Goowin Sands. Now at the trawler's mercy, the U-boat was destroyed.
January 1940
Bought by the Admiralty.
January 1946
Bought by the Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull, and registered as GY.139.
November 1946
Sold the Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
27th February 1950
A radio message from the Saon asking for tugs to come to the aid of the Isernia brought relief to many families who had been waiting for news of the vessel. The Isernia, battered by gales on the journey home, expected to dock today but had asked the Saon to request tug assistance.
Fate: Scrapped in August 1958.

Stockham
Built: 1948. Builders: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen & Montrose. Yard No: 213. Launched: Thursday 2nd December 1948. Completed: 1949. Registered: March 1949. Gross Tons: 609. Nett Tons: 223. Length: 170.4 feet. Beam: 29.2 feet. Draught: 14.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 88 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 182632. Original Owners: Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1953
Registered to Derwent Trawlers, Grimsby.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers, Grimsby.
August 1961
Renamed Ross Battler.
Fate: Scrapped in January 1964.
Hypatia
Built: 1893. Builders: R. Craggs & Sons Ltd, Middlesbrough & Stockton. Completed: 1893. Registered: February 1896 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 148. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 100 feet. Beam: 20.2 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 101960. Original owners: Built for owners in London.
February 1896
Bought by the Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1899
Sold to owners in Hartlepool.
Fate: Not known.

Leonora
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 324. Launched: Tuesday 17th May 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: June 1904. Gross Tons: 217. Nett Tons: 80. Length: 115.1 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 118926. Original owners: Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 37.
1920
Returned to owners.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
January 1941
Transferred to the air Ministry.
Fate: Missing since the 6th April 1941.

Cape Nyemetzki/Harrovian/Yorkshire Rose/Furious
Built: 1934. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1119. Launched: Wednesday 17th January 1934. Completed: 1934. Registered: December 1955 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 422. Nett Tons: 165. Length: 152.1 feet. Beam: 25.6 feet. Draught: 13.6. Quarterdeck: 83 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 163178. Original owners: Built as Cape Nyemetzki for the Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Unknown date
Name changed to Harrovian.
Unknown date
Name changed to Yorkshire Rose.
December 1955
Bought by Yorkshire Trawlers, Grimsby and registered as GY.20.
July 1956
Name changed to Furious.
March 1959
To Germany.
Fate: Not known.
Phoenix
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 500. Launched: Saturday 15th February 1896.Completed: March 1896. Registered: March 1896. Gross Tons: 117. Nett Tons: 32. Length: 90.8 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10.9 feet. Official Number: 105542.
Original owners: F. W. Mackrill, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by U-boat gunfire 45 miles from Spurn on the Saturday 23rd September 1916.

Moonbeam/Skimmer
Built: 1918. Builders: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen & Montrose, Scotland. Yard No: 61. Launched: Wednesday 4th September 1918. Completed: 1918. Registered: July 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 97. Nett Tons: 42. Length: 85.8 feet. Beam: 18.6 feet. Depth: 93 feet. Official Number: 146863.
Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as steel drifter Moonbeam.
July 1922
Bought by Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed Skimmer and registered as GY.21.
November 1924
Bought by owners in Spain.
Fate: Not known.
Oceanic
Built: 1896. Builders: Thomas Charlton, Grimsby. Completed: 1896. Registered: March 1896. Gross Tons: 168. Nett Tons: 68. Length:  102.0 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Official Number: 105543.
Original owners: R. Kelsall, Grimsby.
August 1897
Sold to owners in Fleetwood.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Hull
Fate: Not known.

Roto/Saxmundham
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 53. Launched: Wednesday 29th June 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: Tuesday 16th August 1904. Gross Tons: 170. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 46 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Triple expansion, 11½, 19½, 32 x 23 in, 55 rhp. Made by C D Holmes & Co, Hull. 1 single ended boiler, 180lb working pressure. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 118931.
Original owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. 1 x 7.5-inch Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number:  947.
1920
Returned to owners.
Friday 17th November 1933
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Ramond L. Humphrey, Grimsby.
October 1934
LR class withdrawn at owner's request.
Monday 21st November 1938
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Transferred to Lowestoft where she became Saxmundham LT.286.
1945
Sold to Cranbrook Shipping Co Ltd, London.
1952
Sold to B.I.S.C.O. (British Iron & Steel Corporation)
Fate: To Dunston on Tyne for breaking up in July 1952.

Eton
Built: 1897. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 159. Launched: Tuesday 6th July 1897. Completed: 1897. Registered: 1945 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 156. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 106780.
Original owners: Great Northern SS Fishing Co. Ltd, Hull.
1945
Sold to the Anglo Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate:
Scrapped in 1954.

Northern Eagle
Built: 1956. Builders: Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany. Yard No: 282. Launched: Monday 12th March 1956. Completed: 1956. Registered: April 1956. Gross Tons: 701. Nett Tons: 239. Length: 185.2 feet. Beam: 31.5 feet. Depth: 17.1 feet. Forecastle: 38 feet. Official Number: 184937.
Original owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in January 1977.
Renovo/Walsingham
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 54. Launched: Saturday 16th July 1904. Completed: September 1904. Registered: Friday 9th September 1904. Gross Tons: 170. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 46 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Triple expansion, 11½, 19½, 32 x 23 in, 55 rhp. Made by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull & Co, Hull. One single ended boiler, 180lb working pressure. Speed: 19½ knots. Official Number: 118933. 
Original owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
1917
Hired by the Admiralty into the Fishing Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
April 1923
Surveyed at Grimsby. New boiler fitted.
1925
In Lloyds Register, the registered owner was shown as The Executors of Sir George Frederick Sleight, Bart.
Friday 17th November 1933
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Ramond L. Humphrey, Grimsby.
Monday 21st November 1938
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Transferred to Lowestoft, where she became Walsingham LT.279.
Sunday 8th October 1939
Transferred back to Grimsby.
Fate: Sank after a collision in the North Sea on Saturday 30th March 1940. The vessel was on passage from Grimsby to Milford Haven at the time.

Wolseley .
Please see GY. 1067 entry for details.

Black Watch GY.23
Built: 1956. Builders: Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany. Yard No: 284. Launched: Sunday 15th April 1956. Completed: 1956. Registered: May 1956. Gross Tons: 697. Nett Tons: 238. Length: 185.2 feet. Beam: 31.5 feet. Depth: 17 feet. Forecastle: 38 feet. Official Number: 184941.
Original owners: Loyal Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1966
Bought by Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in August 1976.
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 325. Launched: Thursday16th June 1904.Completed: 1904. Registered: August 1904. Gross Tons: 217. Nett Tons: 80. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 118929.
Original owners: Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number:  1206.
February 1915
Renamed Lapwing II.
October 1918
Returned to owners. Regained original name.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
January 1940
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine about 50 miles off Flamborough Head on Thursday 6th June 1940.
Syrian
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 52. Launched: Sunday 29th June 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: Wednesday 3rd August 1904. Gross Tons: 175. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 54 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 55 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 118930. Original Owners: Frank & Thomas Robinson, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured by a U-boat and sank by gunfire 45 miles NE of Hornsea on Sunday 11th July 1915.

Sagittaire/William Grant/Gatooma
Built: 1921. Builders: ????, France. Completed: 1921. Registered: February 1929 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 742. Nett Tons: 307. Length: 185.4 feet. Beam: 29.5 feet. Draught: 16.4 feet. Forecastle: 33 feet. Official Number: 160965. Original Owners: Built as Sagittaire for owners in France.
February 1929
Bought by the Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Renamed William Grant and registered as GY.25.
June 1932
Sold to the Howe Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1933
Renamed Gatooma.
July 1934
Bought by S. Franklin, Grimsby. January 1938
Sold to Italian owners. Fate: Not known.

Falmouth.
Please see GY.428 entry for details.

Statham/Ross Repulse/Northern Sky
Built: 1956. Builders: Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, Germany. Yard No: 286. Launched: Tuesday 24th July 1956. Completed: 1956. Registered: September 1956. Gross Tons: 701. Nett Tons: 240. Length: 185.2 feet. Beam: 31.5 feet. Draught: 17.1 feet. Forecastle: 38 feet. Official Number: 184944. Original Owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1965
Renamed Ross Repulse.
October 1967
Registered to Hudson Trawlers, Hull.
April 1968
Sold to Northern Trawlers, Grimsby.
May 1968
Renamed Northern Sky.
1969
Registered to British United Trawlers (BUT).
Fate: Arrived at Drapers, Victoria Dock, Hull, for scrapping in April 1976.
Howe
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 148. Launched: Monday 2nd March 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: March 1896. Gross Tons: 134. Nett Tons: 44. Length: 93.8 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Official Number: 105545. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
January 1920
Sold to Smith and Beacock. Fate: Sank following a collision in the North Sea on Saturday 20th November 1920.

Night Watch/Murmansk
Built: 1928. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 510. Launched: Wednesday 12th December 1928. Completed: 1929. Registered: Thursday 14th February 1929. Gross Tons: 348. Nett Tons: 159. Length: 140.2 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 91 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 160964. Original Owners: Nocturne Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Saturday 2nd October 1937
The vessel stranded at Sem Island.
1938
Salvaged and returned to Grimsby.
February 1939
Sold to Markham Cook, Grimsby. Renamed Murmansk and registered as GY.45.
August 1939
Bought by Shire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 1st June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun.
Monday 17th June 1940
Grounded at Brest and had to be abandoned. 1942
Salvaged by the German Navy and Commissioned as Patrol Boat PB.06. Fate: Posted as missing in 1944 as a War loss.

Valentia.
Please see GY.568 entry for details.
Undaunted/Vulcana
Built: 1899. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley & Selby. Yard No: 252. Launched: Thursday 27th April 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: May 1899. Gross Tons: 219. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 110881. Original Owners: Grimsby Union Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1913
Sold to the Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. April 1913
Renamed Vulcana. October 1914
Bought by John Edward Rushworth, Grimsby. January 1917
To T. Langley. Fate: Sunk by U-boat gunfire 40 miles off the Auskerry Lighthouse on Wednesday 7th March 1917.

Rockflower/Thuringia
Built: 1933. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1116. Launched: Wednesday 9th August 1933. Completed: 1933. Registered: February 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 396. Nett Tons: 153. Length: 150.5 feet. Beam: 25.6 feet. Draught: 13.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 83 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 163159. Original Owners: Yorkshire Steam Fishing Co, Hull.
February 1939
Bought by the Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1939
Renamed Thuringia and registered as GY.27.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine in the North Sea on Tuesday 28th May 1940.
Japan
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 327. Launched: Saturday 16th July 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: August 1904. Gross Tons: 205. Nett Tons: 78. Length: 114 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 118932. Original Owners: Henry Lewis Taylor Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper.
Fate: The Japan was at sea with HMT Touchstone on Monday 16th August 1915 and were clearing their sweeps that afternoon off the south end of the Shipwash Shoal when a mine was observed floating 30 yards away, foul of the sweep wire. At the time, the Japan was the winch boat, heaving in the sweep. The man who was attending the winch shouted to stop heaving, but before he was heard the mine was within three yards of the vessel. Steps were taken to ease the sweep out, causing the mine to submerge and drift beneath the trawler, and 10 seconds later the vessel blew up, killing PO T. Wooldridge; 2nd Hand J. Westcott; deck hands T. Richardson, C. Wing and H. Moisey. The bodies of the latter two were picked up by HMT's Lord Roberts and Touchstone and landed at HMS GANGES, Shotley. The mine was fresh, painted red, had five horns and was 2.5 feet in diameter. The Officer-in-Charge, Lt R. M. Harcourt RNR and Mr A. W. Barber, skipper, were held to blame for not keeping headway on the ship by using her engine. The explosion took place under the port side of the winch at a of depth 2.25 fathoms. The vessel sank in 30 seconds and the survivors were in the water for only 15 mins.

FHS/Thealby
Built: 1908. Builders: Charlton & Doughty, Grimsby. Registered: June 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 95. Nett Tons: 35. Length: 86.2 feet. Beam: 10.2 feet. Official Number: 127147. Original Owners: ????
June 1922
Bought by the Atmosphere Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1922
Renamed Thealby.
March 1929
To owners in Banff.
Fate: Not known.

Lorenzo/Regal/Nubia/Tervani
Built: 1933. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 579. Launched: Thursday 21st September 1933. Completed: 1933. Registered: Saturday 28th October 1933. Gross Tons: 409. Nett Tons: 175. Length: 154.6 feet. Beam: 25.6 feet. Draught: 13.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 26 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 111 NHP. Speed: 11.4 knots. Official Number: 163162. Original Owners: Hull Northern Fishing Co, Hull. Registered as H.518.
Saturday 14th January 1939
Sold to the Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1939
Renamed Regal and registered as GY.28.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti Submarine vessel/Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant No: FY.180
1945
Returned to owners.
March 1946
To the Hull Ice Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as GY.208.
November 1946
Sold to the Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
June 1947
Renamed Nubia.
Friday 18th June 1948
Bought by Henriksen & Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Tervani and registered as H.530.
Monday 17th December 1956
Sold to Fern Leaf Co Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD.61.
Tuesday 18th August 1959
To Sun Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood.
Fate: Scrapped at Bruges in 1959.

Junella/Kirknes/Ross Hunter
Built: 1947. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1330. Launched: Tuesday 2nd September 1947. Completed: 1948. Registered: April 1949 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 550. Nett Tons: 200. Length: 171 feet. Beam: 29.2 feet. Draught: 14.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 181327. Original Owners: Built as Junella for J. Marr & Son, Hull. Registered as H.497.
Monday 11th April 1949
Sold to the Alsey Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby for £129,500 and registered as GY.28.
November 1949
Renamed as Kirknes.
November 1960
Renamed Ross Hunter after the company was taken over by the Ross Group.
Fate: Scrapped in January 1964.
Monarch/Monarch III/Golden Gleam
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 328. Launched: Monday 29th August 1904. Completed: October 1904. Registered: October 1904. Gross Tons: 234. Nett Tons: 110. Length: 120 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Triple expansion with cylinders 12, 21, 34 x 24 in, 60 rhp. Made by CD Holmes & Co, Hull. 1 single ended boiler. Official Number: 118935. Signal Letters: HBNK  (in 1925).
Original owners: Monarch Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
July 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper.  Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. 1 x 7.5 inch bomb thrower.  Pennant number:  FY.1599.
August 1915
Renamed Monarch III
August 1918
Sold to J. Little.
1919
Returned to owners, retaining her new name .
March 1919
Sold to Brent Steam Fishing.
January 1925
Sold to Frank V. Vokes & Co, Princes Dock Street, Hull, and renamed Golden Gleam.
1929
Owned by Mrs Edith Crimlis (manager Frank Crimlis, 33 Station Avenue, Filey).
Fate: Not known.

Bempton
Built: 1913. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 285. Launched: Saturday 29th November 1913.Completed: 1914. Registered: February 1914. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 87. Length: 115.5 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Depth: 12.3 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 94 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 136174.
Original owners: Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.19.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Pennant number:  FY.1369.
1919
Returned to owners.
Friday 6th March 1936
Bought by Heward Trawlers Ltd, London, and registered as LO.192.
Tuesday 27th April 1943
Sold to the Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull, and registered as H.546.
Thursday 7th March 1957
Bought by the Loyal Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.29.
1951
Sold to A. Hay, Aberdeen, and registered as A.673.
1958
Sold for scrap to F. & W. Joch, Germany.
Fate: Arrived at Hamburg for scrapping on Wednesday 7th May 1958.

Velinda
Built: 1956. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 916. Launched: Saturday 12th July 1956.Completed: 1956. Registered: 24th October 1956. Gross Tons: 779. Nett Tons: 296. Length: 185 feet. Beam: 32 feet. Depth: 17.5 feet. Forecastle: 33 feet.  Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1350 IHP. Speed: 13½ knots. Official Number: 184948.
Original owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. She was the first trawler to be built for trawling from the starboard side only. This allowed the port side to be used for extra accommodation allowing her to carry a crew of over 40 men.
October 1956
Arrived at Grimsby from the builders. At the time, she was the largest trawler to sail out of the port. She would eventually become the fourth largest trawler with the Ross Revenge, Everton and Ross Renown being the largest.
Monday 24th January 1966
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 10th December 1973
The vessel broke the port landings record today when she landed 2,929 kits which grossed £47,500.
Wednesday 12th February 1975
Homeward bound to Grimsby, the vessel was in collision with the Hull trawler Ross Canaveral at the mouth of the River Humber. As a consequence, the Velinda was laid up pending repairs. Although not severely damaged, the problems within the fishing industry were such that she was beyond justifiable repair and it was decided to scrap her.
Monday 5th August 1975
Sold for scrap to Celviet Ltd, Lincoln.
May 1976
The vessel was re-sold to Bruges Scheeppssloperij NV, Holland.
Fate: Arrived at Bruges for scrapping on Thursday 27th May 1976.
Reliance/Reliance II
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 321. Launched: Saturday 12th September 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: November 1904. Gross Tons: 203. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 60 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 58 HP. Official Number: 118936.
Original owners: Great Central Coop Engineering & Ship Repairing Co, Grimsby.
October 1910
Bought by Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Renamed Reliance II. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Pennant number:  FY.999.
March 1916
Sold to the Earl Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1916
Bought by Henry Croft Baker, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
January 1923
Sold to the Savoy Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1928
Bought by Edwin Bacon, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in September 1939.

Bombardier
Built: 1949. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 805. Launched: Monday 17th January 1949. Completed: 1949. Registered: 13th May 1949. Speed: 13.8 knots. Gross Tons: 661. Nett Tons: 255. Length: 173 feet. Beam: 30.5 feet. Depth: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 93 feet. Forecastle: 32 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1075 NHP.  Official Number: 182633.
Original owners: Supreme Fish Curing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1958
The Bombardier was arrested by an Icelandic patrol vessel and taken into Seydisfjord for alleged illegal fishing. At the time, she was commanded by Skipper Albert Victor Meech. She was eventually fined £1,624 and her gear and catch were confiscated.
Monday 24th January 1966
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1967
Arrested for alleged illegal fishing within the 12-mile limit off Dyrafjordur on Iceland's west coast. Wallace Wilson skippered her on that trip. A court fined her around £3,330 and confiscated catch and gear.
November 1967
Trouble broke out on the docks when the Bombardier and her sister ship, the Lifeguard could not sail because of a dispute involving about 40 crewmen. The problem started on the Bombardier when it was found that two of the crew did not belong to the Transport and General Workers' Union. It was settled when it was agreed that the non-union men would leave the trawlers after their respective voyages.
Monday 4th March 1968
The Bombardier landed her last catch.
Friday 24th May 1968
Sold for scrap to Jos de Smedt, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Antwerp in July 1968 for scrapping.
Prince/Principe No 1
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 149. Launched: Tuesday 3rd March 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: April 1896. Gross Tons: 141. Nett Tons: 50. Length: 93.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 105546. Original Owners: Anchor Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1905
Sold to owners in Spain where she was renamed Principe No 1.
Fate: Not known.

Andromache
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 595. Launched: Wednesday 17th December 1913. Completed: 1914. Registered: February 1914. Gross Tons: 313. Nett Tons: 160. Length: 140 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 135997. Call Sign: JFBV. Original Owners: Buckworth & Mumby Ltd, Cork.
April 1916
Sold to owners in Leith.
Fate: Captured and sunk by a U-boat off Portland in April 1917. The Skipper was taken prisoner.

Connie
Built: 1900. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1900. Registered: 1945 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 198. Nett Tons: 78. Length: 110.4 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 46 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 109671. Original Owners: Fleetwood Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD.194.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Scarborough and registered as SH.107.
1945
Bought by Humber Trawlers Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.31.
Fate: Scrapped in 1952.

St. Matthew/Wolverhampton Wanderers
Built: 1946. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 764. Launched: Thursday 16th May 1946. Completed: 1946. Registered: Tuesday 16th July 1946. Gross Tons: 536. Nett Tons: 192. Length: 163.7 feet. Beam: 27.6 feet. Draught: 15.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 91 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1000 IHP. Speed: 12.6 knots. Official Number: 181267. Call Sign: GPJM. Original Owners: St. Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.284.
Thursday 4th October 1951
To Zwicker & Co Ltd, Lunenburg. Nova Scotia, Canada.
15th September 1955
Returned to former owners St. Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, and registered as H.70.
Tuesday 1st January 1957
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd for £70,000. The vessel was still named St. Matthew and was still Hull registered when she undertook her first trip for Consolidated, although she did carry the company Crown on her funnel.
18th January 1957
After her first trip the vessel was re-named Wolverhampton Wanderers and registered as GY.31. With 22 letters in her name, this was the longest ever given to a British trawler.
Sunday 22nd December 1957
The merchant ship Bosworth was on passage from Scotland to Sweden with a cargo of coal in a force 11 storm when she developed a heavy list and called for ships in the area to stand by. The Wolverhampton Wanderers, on her way to the White Sea fishing grounds, was forced by the storm to turn round and was 'dodging' back towards Grimsby when skipper Bob Drew heard the distress call and headed for the position given.
Hampered by the atrocious weather, it eventually took five hours to cover the 30 miles to get to the stricken vessel. The Bosworth had developed a 20-degree list to starboard by the time the Wolverhampton Wanderers arrived on the scene and was taking water over the side. The trawler kept her searchlight trained on the merchant ship all night but in the early hours of the morning came the message that the ship was sinking and the request that the crew be taken off. The Wolverhampton Wanderers manoeuvred alongside the Bosworth but then nature took a hand and lifted the merchant vessel on a wave and crashed her down again on the starboard side of the trawler, causing extensive damage. A following wave separated the two vessels again. Skipper Drew then shouted to the Bosworth’s crew to take to their boats which they did and the trawler had them safely picked up in 20 minutes. A liner in the area spread some oil on the waves which helped a little with the rescue.
Later, the Hull trawler Faraday arrived on the scene and, after putting four of his crew aboard her, took the Bosworth under tow and headed towards Aberdeen with the Wolverhampton Wanderers escorting both vessels.
Tuesday 24th February 1958
Skipper Bob Drew and his crew were guests at a presentation in honour of their gallant Bosworth rescue. Skipper Drew and the officers received waterproof wristwatches and each of the crew were presented with cigarette lighters. The skipper and the mate, Mr. B. Donnelly were also awarded the Emile Robin Award for 1957 by the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Benevolent Society.
September 1959
The president of the British Trawlers Federation, Major-General Sir Farndale Phillips, officially thanked both the American Navy and the Icelandic Prime Minister for helping with a casualty on board the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Mr. Francis Lidgard injured his eye on board the trawler and was transferred to the destroyer HMS Broadsword who then put him ashore via whaler. A flight to Reykjavik in an Icelandic Coastguard Catalina then followed where the Americans took the injured man to hospital at their base in Keflavik, Iceland.
Saturday 1st January 1960
Fishing in a force 8 gale off the Norwegian coast, the Wolverhampton Wanderers suddenly started to experience trouble with her engines. The chief engineer, Reginald Swann, and his second, Jack Taylor soon discovered that the problem was to do with the lubricating oil supply to the engine. Friction had caused metal parts to melt and seize the engine. The two engineers began to remove the part with a block and tackle, a job not made any easier by the storm that continued for the whole three and a half hours it took them to get the engines repaired. All this time, the trawler had been blown nearer and nearer the coastline and was only about three miles off when the vessel was finally able to get under way again.
Monday 30th January 1961. An emergency radio call was put out from the Wolverhampton Wanderers after the vessel lost its propeller about 12 miles from Statdland off the Norwegian coast today. The call was answered by her sister ship, the Norwich City who steamed to the drifting vessel and took her under tow at about 6pm and headed for Aberdeen, Scotland. After successfully completing the tow, the Norwich City continued her journey to Grimsby.
Tuesday 31st January 1961

The Hull tug Airman left the Humber River today bound for Aberdeen to take the Wolverhampton Wanderers under tow back to Grimsby.
Wednesday 1st February 1961
The Wolverhampton Wanderers landed her catch of 1,000 kits at Aberdeen.
Thursday 11th October 1962
Grimsby borough magistrates fined four fishermen £10 each today for combining together to disobey a lawful command. They were also ordered to pay £3 11s costs each. Explaining the case, Mr. D. Jebb, for Consolidated Fisheries, said the vessel had sailed as usual but was only two hours at sea when a fault with a pipe developed in the engine room. The skipper turned the vessel round and headed back to the river Humber and anchored there awaiting a tug. When the tug arrived with the replacement pipe and fitter though, the four men jumped aboard the tug and refused to return. Ashore, they were met by the ships husband who asked them to go back but they refused to do so.
Wednesday 22nd July 1964
Appearing before Grimsby borough magistrates today, a fisherman was fined £1 with £4 2s costs for failing to join the Wolverhampton Wanderers. The ships husband was said to have spent about two and a half hours searching for the man when he didn’t turn up for sailing. After a time, a substitute was found and the vessel was able to proceed to sea.
Thursday 3rd September 1964
Shortly after clearing the dock, the Wolverhampton Wanderers ran aground on a sandbank. Attempts to refloat the vessel continued throughout the day. All the crewmembers remained on board as the vessel was in no immediate danger.
Monday 7th December 1964
Whilst positioning to enter the fish docks, the Wolverhampton Wanderers ran aground on a mudbank near the East Pier.
Tuesday 8th December 1964
The fish dock tugs Brenda Fisher and Lady Constance successfully refloated the Wolverhampton Wanderers this morning and she was able to enter the dock.
Tuesday 14th September 1965
Just as the Wolverhampton Wanderers had slipped her mooring ropes and was preparing for sea, a crewman jumped ashore again and refused to sail, Grimsby borough magistrates heard today. Admitting he had been a disobedient fisherman and had caused the vessel to be delayed for five hours, he was fined £1 with £4 costs.
Saturday 18th September 1965
Grimsby borough magistrates heard today how a fisherman went on board the vessel at sailing time then damaged a cabin door and some bedding then went ashore again refusing to sail. The man pleaded guilty to being a disobedient fisherman and was fined £1 with £5 12s costs. The trawler was delayed for a total of seven hours whilst a substitute could be found.
Sunday 21st November 1965
Caught in an easterly gale, and with a leak that had developed in the engine room, the vessel put into Akureyri, Iceland, for repairs.
Tuesday 23rd November 1965
With the repairs completed at about 8pm, the vessel was preparing to put to sea when four members of the crew suddenly jumped onto the quayside, refusing to sail. Whilst the Skipper was asking the men to return to the vessel, the Icelandic police came by and threw the men back on board. When the mate of the trawler had let go of the mooring ropes, one of the men leapt onto the quay again and disappeared. Leaving the fjord in a blinding snowstorm, the vessel suddenly stopped, leaving the trawler in a very precarious state. Upon going down the engine room, the Skipper found the three men, one of whom had stopped the engines. Later on, the Skipper, Sydney Mears, received an apology from the men saying that they now wanted to work.
Monday 13th December 1965
Grimsby borough magistrates heard today of the incidents aboard the Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 23rd November and found the men guilty of combining together and with others to disobey a lawful command. Two of the men were each fined £15 and ordered to pay £1 1s costs with the alternative of two months imprisonment. The other man was fined £7 10s and ordered to pay £1 1s after pleading guilty.
Monday 31st January 1966
The man who had left the Wolverhampton Wanderers in Akureyri, Iceland told Grimsby borough magistrates today that he had done so because he had been threatened by other members of the crew. He was fined £10 for disobeying a lawful command; £10 for continued breach of duty and £1 for being a disobedient fisherman. He was also ordered to pay £6 6s costs. He pleaded not guilty.
July 1966
The Wolverhampton Wanderers, having reached the end of her useful career, was tied up on the East End of the north wall to await the breakers yard.
1967
After almost a year tied up on the north wall, the `Wolves’, as she was more commonly known on the docks, was sold for scrapping to Clayton & Davie Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Dunston on Tyne on Thursday 22nd June 1967 for breaking up.
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 326. Launched: Tuesday 16th August 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: October 1904. Gross Tons: 217. Nett Tons: 80. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 111 NHP. Speed: 11.4 knots. Official Number: 118934. Original Owners: Edwin Bacon, Grimsby.
1906
Sold to the Dolphin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1915
Bought by the Arctic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1930
Sold to G. Bacon, Grimsby.
October 1930
To T. C. & F. Moss Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1931
Renamed Coniston.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: FY.833.
1940
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in September 1955.
Manxman
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 330. Launched: Wednesday 12th October 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: November 1904. Gross Tons: 196. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.5 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 50 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 119837. Original Owners: Walter H. Beeley, Grimsby.
April 1911
Bought by the South Western Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1912
Sold to the Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1912
To Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
September 1915
To Sleights Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Iceland on Saturday 14th April 1917.

Leonato/Naval Escort/Dandara
Built: 1909. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 178. Launched: Saturday 8th May 1909. Completed: 1909. Registered: Tuesday 15th June 1909. Gross Tons: 213. Nett Tons: 85. Length: 111.4 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 57 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 45 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 129208. Original Owners: Built as Leonato for the Hellyer Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.41.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
1920
Sold to the Jutland Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull, and renamed Naval Escort.
1925
Bought by the Walker Steam Fishing Co, Aberdeen, and registered as A.122.
1926
Sold to the Regent Fishing Co, Aberdeen, and renamed Dandara.
1929
Bought by Brand & Curzon Ltd, Milford Haven.
1930
Sold to Milford Fishing Ltd, Milford Haven and registered as M.279.
1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper.
1940
Returned to owners.
Thursday 24th April 1941
Sold to the Great Northern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, and registered as H.417.
1943
Bought by the Hellyer Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Hull.
1944
Sold to the Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
1945
Bought by the Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.34.
1951
Sold to the Nigg Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen, and registered as A.671.
1959
Sold for scrap to Atlantic Reed F. W. Joch, Germany. Fate: Arrived at Hamburg on Friday 16th January 1959 for scrapping.


Rodney/Ross Rodney
Built: 1956. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1415. Launched: Tuesday 10th July 1956. Completed: 1956. Registered: January 1957. Gross Tons: 751. Nett Tons: 283. Length: 182.5 feet. Beam: 32 feet. Draught: 17 feet. Forecastle: 31 feet. Official Number: 184952. Original Owners: Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers, Grimsby.
May 1959
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers, Grimsby.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Thursday 9th May 1968
The Ross Rodney was in collision with the Icelandic boat Sléttanes IS.710, about 11 miles from Svörtuloft. Both vessels were damaged though the Sléttanes sustained the most. The trawler’s bow hit the Icelandic boat on the port side leaving the boat’s wheelhouse damaged. The trawler’s bow came inside the wheelhouse on the boat, but fortunately, no one was standing on that side. The hole on the boat was 4 metres long and 1 metre wide, running from the wheelhouse down to the side fender. The engine room filled with water in just one minute. However there was no leak on the Ross Rodney and the skipper offered their assistance to the boat’s captain, but the captain on the Sléttanes, Kristmundur Finnbogason, refused any help from the trawler. However there were some Icelandic ships close by and they immediately headed towards the Sléttanes. The motorboat, Gudrun Gudleifsdottir towed the Sléttanes towards the Svörtuloft coast to get shelter. The rescue vessel Goðinn also came to assist and with their powerful pumps they immediately started to pump the water from the boat, and also tried to stop the leaking. When it was certain that there was no assistance needed from the Ross Rodney she continued on to Grimsby. Later, the skipper of the Ross Rodney stated in an interview with an Icelandic news media, that the Sléttanes and the Ross Rodney were steaming in the same direction side by side when suddenly the Sléttanes changed course and came across the trawlers course. The skipper added that it was impossible to avoid the accident, he also added that when this happened, there were four men in the trawler’s wheelhouse. The skipper estimated that the trawler was steaming at 13 knots when the trawler hit the boat.
The Goðinn later towed the Sléttanes to Reykjavík, arriving around noon on the 10th of May. The boat was then taken to the shipyard. On arrival in Reykjavík captain Kristmundur Finnbogason stated that the trawler skipper’s story of the accident was completely wrong, and when the maritime law hearing took place there was a huge difference between the two captains stories of the accident. The crew of the Sléttanes stated that the autopilot in the boat was switched on. The captain was in the starboard side of the wheelhouse along with some other crew members. They also stated that it was impossible that the boat had changed his course just before the collision. They also added that they were not aware of the trawler until the moment of the impact.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1981.
Courtland/Grotius/Pauline/Earl Granard/Castleton
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 61. Launched: Thursday 13th October 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: Friday 2nd December 1904. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 65 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 118938. Original Owners:Alec L. Black, Grimsby.
Monday 29th June 1908
Sold to Naam Ven Stoomv Grotius, Ijmuiden, Holland, and renamed Grotius.
1910
Bought by Christian M. Evensen, Thorshaven, Færoe Islands, and renamed Pauline.
Friday 12th March 1915
Sold to the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Earl Granard and registered as GY.449.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper FY.2653. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun Admiralty number: FY.2653.
Friday 24th September 1915
Bought by the Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
Saturday 16th March 1918
Sold to Isaac Bunch, Grimsby.
Saturday 22nd December 1923
Bought by the Great Central Coop Engineering & Ship Repairing Co, Grimsby.
Friday 15th June 1928
Sold to Harold Bacon, Grimsby.
Friday 26th September 1930
Bought by T. C. & F. Moss Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 1st April 1931
Renamed Castleton.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
January 1940
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sank by torpedo in the North Sea by U62 on Wednesday 26th June 1940. The vessel was off the Orkney Islands at the time of the attack and all 10 of her crew were lost.

Eroican
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 288. Launched: Thursday 15th January 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Saturday 7th March 1914. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 68 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 136001. Original Owners: North Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: FY.294.
1920
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 2nd November 1915
Bought by Harold Croft Baker, Grimsby.
Tuesday 20th April 1920
Sold to the Savoy Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 24th May 1928
Bought by Harold Croft Baker & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 9th February 1937
Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Son, Grimsby. Registered to subsidiary company Dominion Steam Fishing Co. Ltd.
April 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Dan Layer.
1941
Based at Grimsby.
1942
Converted to a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: FY.518.
1944
Converted to an Esso (Fuel Carrier). Admiralty number: Y.144.
February 1945
Returned to owners.
1961
Sold for scrap to H. P. Heuvelman, Holland.
Fate: Arrived at New Waterway on Thursday 15th June 1961 for scrapping.
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Completed: 1904. Registered: January 1905. Gross Tons: 181. Nett Tons: 61. Length: 110 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Depth: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 118939.
Original owners: Grimsby & North Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
August 1921
Bought by the Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol vessel.
February 1940
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sank on the 29th December 1942.
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 62. Launched: Wednesday 9th November 1904. Completed: 1905. Registered: Friday 13th January 1905. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 65 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 118940.
Original owners: Alec L. Black, Grimsby.
Wednesday 8th April 1914
Sold to the Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a Boom Defence vessel. Armament: 1x3 Pounder gun.
1919
Returned to owners.
Monday 28th October 1929
Bought by Samuel Chapman & Sons, Grimsby.
Monday 20th April 1931
Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as an Auxiliary Patrol vessel.
January 1940
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 26th March 1941
Bombed and damaged by German aircraft 10 miles east of Bell Rock.
Wednesday 24th December 1941
Bought by the City Steam Fishing Co, Hull, for £6,400.
Friday 1st October 1943
Sold to R. Cammish, Scarborough, for £9,750.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1954 by J. J. King & Co Ltd, Gateshead.
Argo
Built: 1896. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1896. Registered: April 1896. Gross Tons: 137. Nett Tons: 44. Length: 93.6 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Official Number: 105548. Original Owners: Ocean Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
January 1908
Bought by owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Sunk by a U-boat 15 miles east of Buchan Ness on Monday 30th April 1917.

Kennymore
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 261B. Launched: Wednesday 14th January 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Friday 6th March 1914. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 66 NHP Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 136000. Original Owners: South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1x7.5-inch Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 1373.
November 1915
Sold to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
November 1915
Bought by the Dobson Ship Repair Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: FY.857.
Fate: Mined off the Thames Estuary on Monday 25th November 1940.

Kipling/Ross Kipling
Built: 1956. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1417. Launched: Monday 22nd October 1956. Completed: 1956. Registered: April 1957. Gross Tons: 448. Nett Tons: 154. Length: 137.5 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Official Number: 184955. Original Owners: Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1959
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1962
Renamed Ross Kipling.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby.
May 1966
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1966/67
The Ross Kipling was lengthened by the insertion of a 23-foot section in her well deck. The work was carried out at J. S. Doig’s shipyard, Grimsby. The vessel was also converted to diesel power during the conversion.
July 1967
Transferred to Newfoundland as part of the Ross-Steers project.
1968
Returned to Grimsby and registered as GY.126.
October 1969
Registered with British United Trawlers after the Ross Group and Associated Fisheries amalgamated to form the company.
1981
The vessel was converted for use as an oilrig support vessel and renamed Grampian Freedom.
Fate: Scrapped at Cooks Yard, New Holland.
Built: 1904. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 332. Launched: Saturday 10th December 1904. Completed: 1905. Registered: January 1905. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 123.2 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 48 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 118941.
Original owners: Union Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in December 1955.
Built: 1949. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 806. Launched: Wednesday 16th February 1949.Completed: 1949. Registered: Thursday 16th June 1949. Gross Tons: 685. Nett Tons: 245. Length: 181.7 feet. Beam: 30.6 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1075 IHP. Speed: 13½ knots. Official Number: 182634.
Original owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 18th June 1949
The new vessel arrived in Grimsby today.
Monday 24th January 1966
Bought by Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 20th October 1966
Sold for scrap to Scrapping Co, Belgium. Scrap value ₤6,500.
Fate: Arrived at Antwerp on Saturday 26th November 1966 for scrapping.
Nelson
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 150. Launched: Tuesday 3rd March 1896.Completed: 1896. Registered: April 1896. Gross Tons: 134. Nett Tons: 44. Length:  93.8 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 105549.
Original owners: Built for J. Grant, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since September 1914.

White Rose/Silverna
Built: 1900. Builders: ????, Buckie. Completed: 1900. Registered: June 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 94. Nett Tons: 41. Length:  87.3 feet. Beam: 19.3 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Official Number: 112907.
Original owners: Built for owners in Buckie.
June 1922
Bought by Pomona Steam Fishing, Grimsby. Renamed as Silverna and registered as GY.41.
March 1925
Sold to F. A. Peterson.
Fate: Scrapped in February 1929.

Basque/Istria/St. Arcadius/Reptonian
Built: 1933. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 581. Launched: Thursday19th October 1933.Completed: 1933. Registered: Tuesday 21st November 1933. Gross Tons: 424. Nett Tons: 162. Length: 154.6 feet. Beam: 25.6 feet. Depth: 13.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 26 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 111 NHP. Speed: 11.6 knots. Official Number: 163166. Original owners: Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull.
Saturday 14th January 1939
Bought by the Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.41.
April 1939
Renamed as Istria.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine trawler FY.150.
November 1946
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd and registered to subsidiary company Wendover Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Registered as GY.129.
Tuesday 14th January 1947
Bought by Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed St. Arcadius, H.363.
Monday 24th November 1947
Bought by Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Reptonian, H.363.
Monday 28th August 1950
Bought by J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
Tuesday 14th August 1951
Sold to the Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD.171.
Fate: Arrived at Preston on Saturday 10th January 1959 for scrapping.
Sisapon
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 67. Launched: Saturday 26th November 1904. Completed: 1905. Registered: Saturday 11th February 1905. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 49 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 65 NHP Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 118942. Original owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and sunk by gunfire from a U-boat on the Faroe Bank on Wednesday 23rd May 1917.

St. John/Anthony Hope/Aston Villa
Built: 1946. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 763. Launched: Wednesday 20th February 1946. Completed: 1946. Registered: Tuesday 16th April 1946. Gross Tons: 536. Nett Tons: 192. Length: 166.9 feet. Beam: 27.6 feet. Draught: 14.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 91 feet. Forecastle: 32 feet. Engines: Triple expansion steam engine by C. D Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull which had 3 cylinders 14, 24, and 40in., by 27in stroke. Speed: 12½ knots. Official Number: 180483. Call sign: GDXN.Original owners: Built as St. John, H.254, for the St Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. The vessel had the distinction of being the first fuel oil burning trawler to be built for the Hull fleet.
Friday 20th August 1948
The vessel was sold to the Newington Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull, who renamed her Anthony Hope.
Tuesday 1st January 1957
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries and registered as GY.42. The trawler was also renamed Aston Villa, the third Consolidated vessel to bear the name.
Thursday 5th February 1959
After breaking down with boiler tube trouble in the afternoon, the trawler King Sol was towed 600 miles to Honningsvaag, Norway, by the Aston Villa, reaching the port later that evening.
Saturday 15th August 1959
The trawler docked from Iceland this evening and put deckhand William McGee aboard the waiting ambulance that took him straight to hospital. Mr. McGee had slipped at sea and fell heavily on a hatch. He was not detained at hospital.
Thursday 14th May 1964
The vessel sailed this morning at 10.15am, bound for the Icelandic fishing grounds. During the afternoon, a 20-year-old crewman, Mr. Brian Sharpe was found to be missing. A search was conducted at the time but was to no avail.
Monday 1st June 1964
At an inquiry at Grimsby today, Mr. G. Cave endorsed the entry in the logbook of the Aston Villa that Mr. Brian Sharpe went missing at sea, presumed killed or drowned. It was found that Mr. Sharpe had had a row with his girlfriend, whom he planned to marry, prior to sailing and he became distraught at this and asked the Skipper to put him ashore. The Skipper, Patrick J. Blaney, explained that the earliest opportunity would be in the evening and Mr. Sharpe seemed satisfied with this. Shortly after though, Mr. Sharpe went missing and it was assumed that he had tried to swim ashore, although Mr. Cave said that the evidence given was not proof that Mr. Sharpe had either fallen or jumped over. Tuesday 9th June 1964
A lifebelt from the Aston Villa was found washed ashore at Seaham Harbour, near Sunderland. It had been reported that a belt had been missing when the search for Mr. Sharpe was made in May.
Sold to Arie Rijsdijk, Holland, for scrapping.
Fate: Scrapped at Dordrecht after arriving there on Thursday 3rd June 1965.
Thomas Chambers/Prosper/Lorraine
Built: 1917. Builders: Bow, McLachlan & Co, Paisley. Yard No: 350. Completed: 1917. Registered: February 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 276. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 125.7 feet. Beam: 12.8 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 65 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 143938. Original Owners: Built for The Admiralty as Castle Class Trawler Thomas Chambers and completed as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1 x 3.5 Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: FY.3670.
1922
Sold to Societe Anonyme Pecheries a Vapeur, Ostend and renamed Prosper.
February 1939
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries, registered to subsidiary Rhondda Steam Fishing and renamed Lorraine. Registered as GY.43.
June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper FY.FY. 4 170. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1 machine gun.
March 1942
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
November 1945
Sold to Yolland Bros, Milford Haven.
January 1946
Returned to owners.
September 1959
Registry Closed. Sold to Belgian owners.
Fate: Not known.

Kashmir/Ross Kashmir
Built: 1957. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1422. Launched: Monday 18th February 1957. Completed: 1957. Registered: September 1957. Gross Tons: 448. Nett Tons: 154. Length: 147.5 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 181388. Original Owners: Derwent Trawlers, Grimsby.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers, Grimsby.
October 1959
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers, Grimsby.
January 1962
Renamed Ross Kashmir.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
October 1967
Registered to Ross Trawlers, Grimsby.
December 1967
Transferred to Newfoundland as part of the Ross-Steers project.
1968
Returned to Grimsby and registered as GY.122.
1969
Registered to British United Trawlers, Grimsby.
Friday 12th March 1976
The ICV Aegir cut the warps of the trawler during the night becoming the first such incident for more than two weeks.
July 1982
Transferred to Aberdeen.
Fate: Scrapped.
Owl
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 515. Launched: Saturday 28th March 1896.Completed: April 1896. Registered: April 1896. Gross Tons: 117. Nett Tons: 33. Length: 90.8 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 105550. Original owners: Cleethorpes Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1907
Sold to owners in Fraserburgh.
Fate: Not known.

James McDonald/Grand Fleet/Barbara Robertson
Built: 1918. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 887. Launched: December 1918. Completed: 1919. Registered: March 1929 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 324. Nett Tons: 148. Length: 138.3 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Depth: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 139350.
Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class James McDonald.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Hull and renamed Grand Fleet.
March 1929
Sold to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.44.
Unknown date
Bought by Boston Deep Sea & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Renamed Barbara Robertson and registered as FD.50.
1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper.
Fate: Sank by U-boat gunfire North of the Hebrides on Saturday 23rd December 1939.

Boy Philip/Latania
Built: 1930. Builders: ?, Yarmouth. Registered: May 1945 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 128. Nett Tons: 48. Length: 92.4 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10 feet. Official Number: 149234.
Original owners: Owners in Lowestoft.
May 1945
Bought by Anglo Continental Trawlers Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1947
Renamed Latania and registered as GY.44.
February 1949
Sold to owners in Milford Haven.
January 1970
No longer fishing.
Fate: Not known.
Bravo
Built: 1896. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1896. Registered: April 1896. Gross Tons: 137. Nett Tons: 44. Length: 93.6 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Depth: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Official Number: 106651.
Original owners: Ocean Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
January 1908
Bought by owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known.

Murmansk.
Please see GY.26 entry for details.
Hawk/Raphina Hawk
Built: 1896. Builders: Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 517. Launched: Wednesday 15th April 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: May 1896. Gross Tons: 117. Nett Tons: 33. Length: 90.8 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 65 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 106652. Original Owners: Cleethorpes Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1907
Sold to owners in Greece.
Unknown Date
Bought by owners in Turkey and renamed c.
Fate: Not known.

Carency.
Please see GY.956 entry for details.

Northern Queen/Regnault/Inganes
Built: 1913. Builders: J. T. Eltringham, South Shields. Registered: Registered: May 1945 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 208. Nett Tons: 82. Length: 115.3 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Official Number: 133315. Original Owners: Built as Northern Queen for Richard Irvin, N Shields.
April 1940
Bought by the Active Fishing Co, Fleetwood.
1943
Sold to J Bennett, Hull. Renamed Regnault and registered as H.156.
May 1945
Bought by the Anglo Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
October 1951
Renamed Inganes.
Fate: Scrapped in February 1953.
Anson/Anson II/Cockade/Stockade
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 66. Launched: Thursday 8th December 1904. Completed: 1905. Registered: Tuesday 21st February 1905. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 65 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 118943. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
February 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1090. Pennant number: FY.1090.
1917
Renamed Anson II.
1920
Returned to owners and reverted to her original name.
Friday 16th January 1920
Sold to the Sylvia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 30th August 1922 Bought by the Dobson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 27th February 1931
Registered to Charles Dobson, Grimsby.
October 1939.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
May 1940
Converted to a Dan Layer.
1941
Renamed Cockade and based at Grimsby.
1944
Renamed Stockade and converted to a Water Carrier.
Monday 26th March 1945
Sold to the Wembley Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 3rd July 1945
Laid up at Grimsby.
1949
Sold to BISCO and allocated to J. J. King & Co Ltd. Gateshead.
Fate: Left Grimsby for scrapping on the Tyne on Friday 26th August 1949.

Khartoum/Ross Khartoum
Built: 1957. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1425. Launched: Saturday 29th June 1957. Completed: 1957. Registered: January 1958. Gross Tons: 507. Nett Tons: 197. Length: 160.5 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 14 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 181396. Original Owners: Built for Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd.
October 1959
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd.
January 1962
Renamed Ross Khartoum.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1967
To Ross-Steers, St. Johns, Newfoundland.
1968
Port registration number changed to GY.120 after returning from Newfoundland.
October 1969
Registered with British United Trawlers after the Ross Group and Associated Fisheries amalgamated to form the company.
Fate: Ran aground off Aberdeen in December 1980. Subsequently scrapped as a result of the grounding.
Rubico
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 151. Launched: Saturday 28th March 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: June 1896. Gross Tons: 120. Nett Tons: 33. Length: 89.4 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 106654. Original owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by collision in the North Sea. Register closed in May 1904.

Earl Essex
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 290. Launched: Wednesday 7th January 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: 1st April 1914. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 68 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 136002. Original owners: Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 292.
1919
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 2nd November 1915
Sold to Harold Croft Baker, Grimsby.
Monday 8th January 1923
Bought by the Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 6th February 1937
Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.852.
1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sank in the North Sea on Wednesday 24th April 1946 when a mine that had been trawled up exploded. The trawler Vera Grace, FD.2I1, which was fishing near by and had seen the explosion, picked up one survivor. Ten crew were lost.

Arsenal
Built: 1957. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 928. Launched: Saturday 28th September 1957. Completed: 1957. Registered: Monday 10th February 1958. Gross Tons: 774. Nett Tons: 272. Length: 189.4 feet. Beam: 32.5 feet. Draught: 17.5 feet. Forecastle: 32 feet. Engines: Triple expansion steam engine by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull, Hull, which had cylinders 17¼, 29½, and 48½in., by 30in stroke. Speed: 13.5 knots. Official Number: 181398. Call sign: GXJC. Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Instead of the usual wooden lifeboat, the Arsenal boasted a plastic fibreglass boat, one of the first Grimsby trawlers to do so.
Saturday 28th September 1957
Witnessed by representatives of Consolidated Fisheries, Cook, Welton & Gemmell and Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull., the Arsenal was launched. Mrs. H. J. Cople, the wife of the managing director of Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, performed the naming ceremony.
Monday 10th February 1958
Following her acceptance trials in the River Humber, the vessel docked at Grimsby to be fitted out in preparation for her maiden trip.
Wednesday 12th February 1958
The Arsenal sailed on her maiden trip to Iceland.
Saturday 5th March 1960
Unofficial complaints were received from the Icelandic authorities who claimed that the Arsenal had caused damage by towing across the nets of three Icelandic fishing vessels and nearly colliding with one of them, the Gladur. The complaint went on to say that HMS Undine prevented the ICV Aegir from taking action.
Friday 22nd October 1960
The Arsenal was in Smith’s Dock, North Shields, after putting into the Tyne when water was found seeping into her engine room. Only at sea for around 10 hours, water was seen washing about below the main engine and, as the source of the water couldn’t be determined, the Skipper made the 40-mile dash to port. The Skipper, Len Brown, said about the incident: "We were not in any danger at all. We were holding the water with our pumps and it did not gain on us."
Saturday 23rd October 1960
After discovering a further leak, the vessel put into Kirkwall, for temporary repairs then went back to North Shields for more extensive repair. When the work had been carried out, the vessel put into South Shields to take on water and oil and it was here that it was discovered that four of the crew were missing. The men were eventually found in North Shields and were taken by pilot cutter to South Shields so they could rejoin the ship. Once there, however, they refused to go back on board and stood on the quayside, enticing the rest of the crew to join them.
Wednesday 4th January 1961
The four men who refused to join the Arsenal in South Shields were fined a total of £102 12s when they appeared before Grimsby borough magistrates today.
Tuesday 16th May 1961
The vessel was the first Consolidated trawler to sail after the then recent strike.
Monday 8th January 1962
After only five days at sea, Skipper Len Brown was put ashore in Klaksvik, Færoe Islands, suffering with influenza. The mate of the vessel, Bill Dale, took command and resumed fishing.
Thursday 1st February 1962
Crewmembers, who were also members of the United Fishermen’s Union, prevented the Arsenal from sailing this morning. Under sailing orders for 2am, the men were instructed by the union not to sail until 3am. By this time, however, the tide was over and the vessel was unable to sail.
Friday 2nd February 1962
Following yesterday’s refusal to sail, the Arsenal was able to put to sea this morning at 3am.
Thursday 12th July 1962
A taxi sent for Mr. George Judge at sailing time had to wait for 20 minutes but Mr. Judge did not appear, Grimsby borough magistrates Court heard today. Mr. Judge told the court that he had fractured his knee and could neither sail nor get to his doctors, but did so as soon as he could. Mr. Judge pleaded not guilty to the charge of being a disobedient fisherman. He was fined £1 with £2 costs.
Sunday 22nd December 1963
The crew of 19 men fought for 5 hours to bring under control a fire that had broken out when the vessel was 50 miles off Dunnett Head in Caithness. During the fire fighting, one of the deck crew, Mr. Alexander Wightman, was overcome by the dense smoke and was rescued and dragged out onto the deck by the radio operator, Mr. A. Spall. Two other crewmembers, the chief engineer Patrick Kelly and the galley boy A. Higgins, suffered eye injuries. The fire gutted a six-man berth and damaged the crew’s mess room. Skipper Bill Hardie sent a distress signal but the crew did so well that he was able to radio to say things were under control and that he was bound for Scrabster at half speed to land four men who had been overcome by fumes. In the afternoon, the vessell was moved to Aberdeen to undergo further examination before she was allowed to return to Grimsby.
Tuesday 24th December 1963
Docking at Grimsby today, the Skipper, Bill Hardie, was full of praise for the way his crew had handled the fire. "We do fire drill every trip. They all knew their jobs and did it well.” he said.
Saturday 13th June 1964
In court for failing to join the vessel, Mr. Thomas Wilson told the magistrates that he had missed the vessel because the Arsenal had sailed by the time that the taxi had collected him. He was fined £1 and ordered to pay £6 13s costs.
Tuesday 15th October 1968
Owing to persistent trouble with her boilers, the Arsenal was forced to cut short her trip and return to Grimsby with just 50 kits on board.
Tuesday 12th November 1968
The galley boy on the Arsenal admitted to taking 3 frozen chickens and some dates from the stores on board the vessel when he appeared at Grimsby borough magistrates Court today. He was fined £5.
Wednesday 28th October 1970
The Arsenal put into Seydisfjord, Iceland, for repairs to her engines.
Friday 30th October 1970
Boarding the vessel to investigate a spate of recent shop raids in the village, the Icelandic police began to question the crew when a scuffle broke out. The Arsenal’s skipper, Joe Harris, took his vessel out into the fjord in an effort to cool the situation down but the village sheriff, Mr. Erlendur Bjornsson, called in the ICV Odinn which was lying at anchor just outside of the harbour. The Icelandic police alleged that the crew of the Arsenal were drunk but in a phone call to Consolidated Fisheries the skipper refuted this. Mr. Bjornsson said that the trawler would be held in Seydisfjord until investigations were complete and added that the skipper and officers of the vessel had been ‘very helpful towards the authorities.’
Monday 2nd November 1970
The chief of police, Mr. Karlsson, said today that the vessel would be detained in Seydisfjord until investigations into thefts of £600 from a shop and other offences committed last Friday were completed. A court official said, "The case will not go to court until the investigations are complete and Mr. Karlsson says this may not be until tomorrow or the next day."
Tuesday 3rd November 1970
Five men from the Arsenal confessed to carrying out raids on shops in Seydisfjord. Two of the five men were still in the village jail but the other three were allowed back on board the vessel, which was now anchored in the fjord outside of the harbour, after questioning by the police. At Grimsby, outside manager Don Lister said, "We are now waiting for the court case to start. We must let Icelandic justice take its course, but the skipper, Joe Harris, is becoming fed up with the delay. Naturally, he wants to get out to the fishing grounds as soon as possible."
Thursday 5th November 1970
The Arsenal left Seydisfjord today after the court hearing found four of her crew guilty of breaking into two shops. The men were fined a total of £400 and received suspended jail sentences from four to six months. A spokesman for Consolidated Fisheries said that the company was pleased the incident was over with but they intended recovering the fines from the men involved and referring the incident with the men’s union.
Thursday 19th November 1970
The Arsenal arrived in Grimsby today to be held in the dock because of a boilermakers strike. The vessel was to have had some repair work to her engines carried out but because of the strike, it was likely she would be delayed for several days.
Thursday 15th February 1971
A proposed project to convert the Arsenal to diesel power was abandoned for several reasons, apart from the cost of £400,000. The managing director, Mr. Nigel Marsden, felt that the money would be better spent investing in new vessels rather than to convert existing, older ones.
Tuesday 13th March 1973
The Arsenal, whilst trying to fend off an attack by the ICV Aegir, was holed in her port side. The vessell was fishing in company with the Aldershot when the ICV made her attack in total darkness. The two trawlers turned in a protective manoeuvre but were unable to avoid colliding with each other. The Aldershot’s bow was damaged but neither vessel was in any danger. After the incident, which took place 30 miles off the northeast coast, both trawlers headed for Thorshavn, Færoe Islands for repairs.
Thursday 15th March 1973
After receiving temporary repairs to the damage caused by the Aegir, the Arsenal left Thorshavn and steamed back to the fishing grounds.
Thursday 8th November 1973
The Arsenal was in collision with the Russian fishing vessel SRT-4264 whilst on route to the Icelandic fishing grounds. The Arsenal sustained no damage or crew injury, but the Russian vessel had to be towed into Aberdeen for temporary repairs.
Monday 10th December 1973
The Soviet newspaper Pravda reported that their fisheries minister had complained to Consolidated Fisheries about the collision with SRT-4264. A spokesman for Consolidated assured the minister that the incident had been an accident.
Fate: Sent for scrap on Wednesday 12th March 1975
Croton.
Please see GY.716 entry for details.


Larwood/Darthema
Built: 1929. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1042. Launched: Tuesday 12th February 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: April 1929. Gross Tons: 373. Nett Tons: 161. Length: 155.5 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 31 feet. Official Number: 160967. Original Owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
October 1935
Sold to the Alliance Steam Fishing Co,Hull Renamed Darthema and registered as H.214.
1939
Lengthened to 169.4 feet.
1951
Managed by the St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co, Hull.
Fate: Scrapped in 1954.

Persian Empire
Built: 1899. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverleyy. Yard No: 243. Launched: Monday 21st August 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: Friday 27th October 1899. Gross Tons: 195. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.5 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 50 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 60 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 110743. Original Owners: Cargill Steam Trawling Co, Hull. Registered as H.476.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. 1 x 7.5 Bomb Thrower. Pennant number: FY.799.
1919
Returned to owners.
Friday 3rd June 1921
Sold to Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
Friday 1st January 1926
Bought by Cook & Ireland, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.83.
1930
Sold to J. S. Ellis & Co, Fleetwood.
1938
Bought by R. F. Cammish, Fleetwood.
1943
Sold to the Don Fishing Co, Fleetwood.
1943
Bought by the Standard Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.49.
Fate: Sold for scrap to J. W. Draper on Monday 26th January 1953 and broken up at Grimsby.
Calabria/Gudrun/Cerealia
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 335. Launched: Tuesday 24th January 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: February 1905. Gross Tons: 220. Nett Tons: 92. Length: 122 feet. Beam: 21.7 feet. Depth: 11.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 118944.
Original owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1908
Sold to owners in Denmark where she became Gudrun.
June 1910
Sold back to the Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed Cerealia and registered as GY.549.
March 1918
Bought by the Savoy Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1919
Sold to N. Ashworth, Fleetwood, and registered as FD.165.
Fate: Wrecked in November 1920.

Margaret Duncan/Luda Lord
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 557. Launched: Monday 12th February 1913. Completed: 1913. Registered: May 1934 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 224. Nett Tons: 87. Length: 120.1 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 135454.
Original owners: J. Duncan, Son & Co. Ltd, Liverpool.
May 1934
Sold to the Dobson Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed Luda Lord and registered as GY.50.
March 1945
Bought by the Wembley Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1947
Sold to the Vinur Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.

Fate: Scrapped in November 1963.
Zinnia
Built: 1905. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 74. Launched: Wednesday 25th January 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: March 1905. Gross Tons: 220. Nett Tons: 86. Length: 121.6 feet. Beam: 21.9 feet. Draught: 11.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 118945. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing. Register closed in April 1913.

Pollack/Swansea Castle
Built: 1943. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1266. Launched: Thursday 22nd April 1943. Completed: 1943. Registered: March 1958 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 380. Nett Tons: 147. Length: 147.8 feet. Beam: 25.1 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 81 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 168576. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Fish Class Trawler Pollack. Completed as an Anti Submarine Vessel. Pennant number: T.347.
Tuesday 2nd June 1942
The vessel was ordered.
April 1946
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd and registered to subsidiary Rhondda Steam Fishing Co. Renamed Swansea Castle and registered as SA.27.
1958
Registered in Grimsby as GY.51.
Fate: Scrapped in 1960.
Buffalo/Buffalo II/Buffalo
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 65. Launched: Tuesday 10th January 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Friday 17th March 1905. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 92. Length: 122 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 65 NHP. Speed: 10 knots.  Official Number: 118946. Call sign: HCFP. Original owners: Henry Morris & Thomas E. Fisher, Grimsby.
July 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Pennant number:  FY.1597.
December 1915
Renamed Buffalo II.
1919
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
11th November 1926
Sold to Walter Garrett, Grimsby.
26th November 1931
Registered to Thomas E. Fisher, Grimsby.
1937
Sold for scrap to the South Stockton Shipbreaking Co Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Thornaby for breaking up on Tuesday 27th April 1937.

Cadet/Saiph/Roseness/Lady Estelle/Schoorl
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 308. Launched: Monday 7th September 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Saturday 19th March 1914. Gross Tons: 323. Nett Tons: 124. Length: 136.4 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Depth: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: C. D. Holmes. 87 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots.  Official Number: 136218.
Original owners: Marine Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. H.210.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
1926
Sold to Storr’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull who renamed her as Saiph.
Thursday 28th March 1929
Bought by the Trident Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Wednesday 15th May 1929
Renamed Roseness.
Saturday 31st December 1938
Sold to Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Renamed Lady Estelle.
Sunday 2nd June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti Submarine Vessel. Pennant number:  FY.176.
Thursday 1st October 1942
To J. Marr & Son Ltd, Hull.
1943
Sold to Thornton Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
June 1945
Bought by Parkholme Trawlers, Grimsby, and registered as GY.52.
September 1945
Sold to Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 16th September 1946
Returned to owners.
1947
To NV Vissch. Maats “Pettin”, Ijmuiden, Holland and renamed Schoorl.
Fate: Scrapped in 1955.

Mullet/Neath Castle
Built: 1942. Builders: Cochrane & Son, Selby. Yard No: 1253. Launched: Friday 14th August 1942.Completed: 1942. Gross Tons: 380. Length: 147 feet. Depth: 14 feet.
Original owners: Built as Fish Class Trawler Mullet T.311 for the Admiralty.
1946
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Swansea and registered to subsidiary Rhondda Steam Fishing Co. Registered as SA.49.
1958
Registered in Grimsby as GY.52.
Sunday 14th June 1959
After being on the fishing grounds for only a few days, the vessel sprang a leak in her rudder casing. The Grimsby trawler Northern Chief escorted her to the Færoe Islands.
Fate: Scrapped in 1960.
Barry Castle
Built: 1933. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 958. Launched: Thursday 19th September 1933. Completed: October 1933. Registered: May 1934 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 398. Nett Tons: 151. Length: 155 feet. Beam: 26.4 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 144004. Call Sign: GWMS. Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Swansea.
Saturday 7th October 1933
In a communication to Consolidated Fisheries, shipbuilders Smiths Dock, Middlesbrough told the company to expect delivery of the Barry Castle on Thursday or Friday of ‘this coming week’.
Wednesday 11th October 1933
A further message to Consolidated Fisheries stated that delivery of the Barry Castle would be unavoidably delayed until the Saturday next.
Saturday 14th October 1933
The wireless equipment was installed on the vessel today by Marconi Marine.
Wednesday 18th October 1933
Sir John Marsden, recalling the delivery of the Huddersfield Town, wrote a letter to Smiths Dock in which he mentioned the incident and further stated; "We are anxious that Barry Castle should get into dock Sunday evening and it will no doubt then be dark and we do not wish there to be any hitch due to your skipper being doubtful.
As you know, the position is that you deliver the vessel to us in dock at Grimsby and we do not wish to make any act of ownership until she is safely moored at the quayside. We could of course, send out to the vessel in the river an experienced man to advise your skipper but at your responsibility entirely."
Saturday 21st October 1933
The newly completed trawler left her builders yard at Middlesbrough in the early afternoon.
Sunday 22nd October 1933
Arriving in Grimsby in the morning, the Barry Castle berthed at Taylors Wharf in the Royal Dock.
Monday 23rd October 1933
The minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Walter Elliott, who had expressed a desire to view a modern deep-sea trawler, went on board the new vessel and inspected her from stem to stern. He was particularly interested in the engine room and the wheelhouse where he showed great interest in the navigational equipment. Several dignitaries, among them Col. A. P. Heneage, the Member of Parliament, accompanied Mr. Elliott on his visit for the Louth Division. Three documents appertaining to the vessel were also sent to Smiths Dock today;
1) The Deed of Covenant.
2) Three acceptances for £18,950 accepted on behalf of Consolidated Fisheries by two directors and the secretary.
3) A cheque for £481 19s 0d and accounts for discounting and bill stamps.
Wednesday 25th October 1933
The steel bobbins ordered from F & T Ross were delivered to Taylors Wharf and put aboard the vessel.
Thursday 26th October 1933
Postal Orders to the value of 13s 9d were sent to the Controller and Accountant General at the G.P.O. in payment for Wireless Telegraphy licence number 58396/33 in respect of the Barry Castle.
Wednesday 15th November 1933
The Barry Castle landed her maiden trip of 2,200 boxes today. Commanded by skipper T Evans, the vessel grossed £944 14s 6d. Monday 27th November 1933
The policies of insurance of £22,000 for the Barry Castle was forwarded to solicitors Hedley & Thompson at Sunderland today.
Thursday 8th February 1934
Outward bound for the White Sea fishing grounds in company with the Lionheart, the Barry Castle ran aground off the island of Arnoey. The Lionheart immediately went to the assistance of the grounded vessel and managed to tow her off again. Both vessels then made for Hammerfest, Norway, where divers inspected the hull of the Barry Castle but found little damage.
Friday 9th February 1934
After having put to sea again, the Barry Castle developed a leak so Skipper Evans returned the vessel to Hammerfest. Consolidated Fisheries contacted the vessel by telegram and advised the skipper to;
"Get on with temporary repairs. On completion you must obtain Lloyds agents certificate of seaworthiness before proceeding fishing."
Sunday 11th February 1934
Repairs to her hull complete, the Barry Castle left Hammerfest and set course for the fishing grounds. Whilst on passage, the skipper wired the office the following telegram;
"Left Hammerfest 9.20am. Temporary repairs completed. Lloyds agent satisfaction. Received certification seaworthiness."
The repairs in Norway came to a total of £233 7s 1d whilst for her efforts, the Lionheart would be awarded £2,000.
Thursday 31st May 1934
In keeping with the ‘football league’ naming policy, the Barry Castle was renamed Manchester City.
Monday 15th October 1934
The Manchester City left Grimsby this morning bound for Messrs Smith & Holmes, Aberdeen where she was due to arrive at 1pm. Arrangements had been made for the vessel’s bottom end to be examined as it had been running hot. If remetalling was not required, the bottom end was to be tested and rebored if found to be necessary.
Thursday 17th January 1935
The vessel was towed to Coal Conveyor ‘A’, ready for coaling the following day. When it was found that this conveyor was not working, the Manchester City was towed around to conveyor ‘B’ and a charge of 8s 3d was made for this extra tow.
Thursday 31st January 1935
The extra towing charge was rejected today by Consolidated Fisheries for coaling on her previous trip. Sir John Marsden contended that, in the circumstances, the company was not obliged to pay the towing charge.
Sunday 24th October 1937
Homeward bound from the Icelandic fishing grounds, the Manchester City encountered heavy weather that eventually loosened the trawl gear on the deck. Skipper William Henry Balls called out the crew to secure the gear when the ship was about 18 miles north east of the Færoe Islands. Whilst the men were on deck, a heavy sea washed aboard the vessel and carried away the lifeboat and with it, deckhand John William Peacock. The Manchester City searched the area for over an hour but nothing was seen of Mr. Peacock.
Thursday 7th July 1938.
Two main steampipes from the vessel were sent to Smiths Dock, Middlebrough for renewal.
Tuesday 27th December 1938
A collision between the Manchester City and the Warland resulted in extensive damage to the Consolidated trawler. Repairs carried out to the vessel were:
The stem bar was cut out, faired and refitted.
Port Side:- Number 1, first below sheer was renewed.
Number 2, first below sheer was renewed.
Starboard Side:- Number 1 plate, 1st below sheer, was cut out, heated and faired.
Number 1 plate, 2nd below sheer was renewed.
Number 1 plate, 3rd below sheer was heated and faired.
Number 1 frame, port and starboard sides, was cut out, faired and replaced.
A watertight bulkhead had to be faired in places.
The forecastle floors, and all woodwork that were in need of repairs were either replaced or renewed as necessary.
The total cost of the repairs amounted to £123 10s 0d.
Wednesday 27th September 1939
A tail shaft for the Manchester City was despatched to Smiths Dock by rail on L.M.S. truck No 193495 today for arrival there the following night.
January 1940
Bought, for £22,715, by the Admiralty in whose service she became HMS Peridot. Fate: Friday 15th March 1940. Whilst on patrol in the English Channel, the vessel struck a mine near Dover and sank immediately.

Andanes
Built: 1949. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1352. Launched: Friday 26th August 1949. Completed: 1950. Registered: February 1950. Gross Tons: 724. Nett Tons: 254. Length: 182.3 feet. Beam: 31.2 feet. Draught: 15.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 94 feet. Forecastle: 32 feet. Official Number: 182643. Original owners: Rinovia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 3rd February 1950
The vessel was fitted with a Sperry Gyro Auto Pilot in Princes Dock, Hull. It was believed that this was the first time a trawler had been fitted with such a device.
Wednesday 8th February 1950
On her trials with the new equipment, it was found that there was only 1 degree of deviation from courses steered using the Sperry Auto Pilot.
Friday 24th February 1950
Sailed on her maiden trip to the Norwegian Coast grounds.
Thursday 9th March 1950
Landed her maiden catch today:- 3,380 kits which grossed £7,095.
May 1950
Registered to Andanes Steam Fishing Co, a subsidiary of Rinovia.
1960
The vessel was acquired by the Ross Group when the Andanes Steam Fishing Co became a subsidiary.
August 1961
Renamed Ross Fighter.
May 1966
Renamed Ross Ramillies.
October 1966
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd.
8th May 1976
The Ross Ramillies nearly became the victim of a new Icelandic tactic in the Cod War when the ICV Odinn tried to force a protecting naval frigate, the Ghurkha into a collision with her. This was the fifth collision between gunboats and Royal Navy frigates within 24 hours.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1979.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 336. Launched: Wednesday 22nd February 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: April 1905. Gross Tons: 240. Nett Tons: 100. Length: 123.6 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 118947.Original Owners: Grimsby Union Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1913
Sold to the Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1913
Renamed Vidette.
March 1922
Bought by Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby, Grimsby.
January 1942
Sold to Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in September 1949.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 68. Launched: Tuesday 10th January 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Saturday 25th March 1905. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 49 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 65 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 118948. Original Owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Fishing Trawler.
1919
Returned to owners.
Thursday 17th May 1934
Early in the morning, the lifeboat watchman heard a vessel sounding SOS on her siren, and a little later the Spurn Royal Naval signal station telephoned that a trawler was aground near Kilnsea beacon. The grounded vessel was the Salacon, bound home from the fishing grounds with a crew of 11. The motor lifeboat City of Bradford No.1 was launched at 3.45 am in a fresh to strong W.N.W. breeze with a heavy ground sea.
She found the trawler had already dropped one anchor and at the request of the skipper the lifeboat laid out another. Then, as the crew of the trawler did not wish to leave her, the City of Bradford No.1 stood by. With the flowing tide the trawler was driven inshore before the sea, but when the tide ebbed out she was out of danger.
Monday 15th February 1937
Sold to Henry G. Hopwood & Charles Taylor, Grimsby.
Monday 24th May 1937
To the Japan Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Hit a mine in the River Humber on Saturday 7th September 1940. The vessel was joining a convoy heading north, one of these convoy ships rescued the four survivors of the 12 man crew.
Bermuda/Barbuda/Thracian
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 72. Launched: Wednesday 8th February 1905.Completed: 1905. Registered: Friday 7th April 1905. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 60 HP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 122681.
Original owners: Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  712.
1920
Returned to owners.
Saturday 17th July 1926
Renamed Barbuda.
Tuesday 11th December 1928
Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 22nd January 1934
Renamed Thracian.
1955
Sold for scrapping to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Ghent for scrapping on Saturday 17th December 1955.
Vesta
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 337. Launched: Thursday 9th March 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: April 1905. Gross Tons: 240. Nett Tons: 100. Length: 123.6 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 HP. Official Number: 122683. Original Owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: FY.828.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1923
Sold to Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in June 1937.

Richard Bacon/Hagnaby/Professeur Bergonie/Daily Chronicle/Commodator/Lynandi
Built: 1917. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 382. Launched: Friday 2nd November 1917. Completed: 1918. Registered: Tuesday 12th March 1918. Gross Tons: 281. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 125.5 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 480 IHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 143809. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Castle Class trawler Richard Bacon. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun Admiralty number: FY.3587.
1919
Registered by the Admiralty as a trawler, LO.438 and given official number 143809.
1922
Bought by the Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood, renamed Hagnaby, and registered as BN.179. 1926
Sold to V. Fourny, Boulogne, France, and renamed Professeur Bergonie.
1930
Bought by the Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood, renamed Daily Chronicle, and registered as FD.69.
1934
Sold to T. L. Devlin, Granton, renamed Commodator, and registered as GN.6.
Tuesday 29th August 1939
1943
Sold to a Mrs. Breen, Granton.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: FY.634.
Thursday 4th October 1945
Returned to owners.
1945
Bought by the Grimsby Merchants Amalgamated Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.57.
1948
Sold to R. G. Parsley, Milford Haven and renamed Lynandi.
1951
Sold for scrap to Thomas W. Ward Ltd.
Fate: Scrapped in August 1954.
Sophron
Built: 1899. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 233. Launched: Wednesday 26th April 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: Friday 19th May 1899. Gross Tons: 197. Nett Tons: 61. Length: 114 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 49 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 50 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 110882. Original Owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Foundered off Sule Skerry on Monday 29th September 1902.

Ruby/Ida Adams
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 397. Launched: Wednesday 19th December 1906. Completed: March 1907. Registered: Saturday 16th March 1907. Gross Tons: 275. Nett Tons: 104. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 11.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: T 3-cyl. 83 nhp. Engine and boiler by Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull, Hull. Official Number: 121615. Original Owners: Erel Edwin Carter, Milford Haven. Registered as M.204.
April 1914
Sold to John Edward Rushworth, Grimsby.
May 1914
Renamed Ida Adams.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x4 inch gun. 1x7.5 in. Bomb thrower. Admiralty number: 252.
February 1916
Registered to Rushworth Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Registered as GY.58.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1919
Bought by Vulcan Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.327.
1920
Sold to Ernest Noble, Fleetwood.
Fate: Ran aground in fog near Portnahaven, Rinns of Islay on Friday 21st November 1930. Vessel sank after being abandoned.

Thomas Whipple/Lord Lascelles/Sabik
Built: 1918. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 777. Launched: 1918. Completed: 1918. Registered: April 1929 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 326. Nett Tons: 131. Length: 138.5 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 143769. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class trawler Thomas Whipple. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun.
1922
Sold to Pickering & Haldane's Steam Trawling Co, Hull and renamed Lord Lascelles.
April 1929
Bought by the Dale Steam Fishing Co.
October 1933
Bought by the Rushworth Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk following a collision off Iceland on Friday 26th January 1934.

Everton
Built: 1958. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1429. Launched: Tuesday 25th February 1958. Performing the ceremony at 9am was Mrs. T. B. Northcote, wife of one of the directors of Consolidated Fisheries. Completed: 1958. Registered: September 1958. Gross Tons: 884. Nett Tons: 323. Length: 184.5 feet. Beam: 33 feet. Draught: 17.2 feet. Forecastle: 36 feet. Engines: Triple expansion steam engine by Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull Ltd, Hull which had cylinders 16¾, 28½, and 47in., by 30in stroke. Official Number: 168602. Call Sign: MYFJ. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Additional Features: The Everton carried four self-inflating, 12-man dinghies contained in a plastic, rather than wooden, cover. The plastic covers were proofed against rot and weather conditions and the Everton was one of the first Grimsby ships to carry them.
Wednesday 3rd September 1958
After completing her River trials, the Everton entered the fish docks to be fitted out for her maiden trip.
Saturday 6th September 1958
Sailed today on her maiden voyage to Iceland.
Wednesday 8th October 1958
Consolidated Fisheries received a telegram from Goodison Park, the home of Everton Football Club who wished the new vessel a long and successful life.
Thursday 13th June 1963
The Grimsby Fire Brigade were called out to the fish docks today when diesel oil floating on the water caught fire under the fitting-out jetty. The jetty caught fire and spread to the Everton, which was lying there under repair. Workmen on board the vessel and ashore pulled the Everton away from the jetty but a canvas cover on the wheelhouse caught fire. Working with four appliances, the fire brigade quickly brought the blaze under control and no one was hurt.
Monday 16th March 1964
Speaking about the weekend gales, Skipper Don Lister told how a huge sea had clean swept the Everton whilst homeward bound in a south-easterly storm. The sea took the lifeboat, an inflatable liferaft and smashed deck railings. The upper part of the mizzen mast was bent backwards by the tremendous force of the sea.
Thursday 21st April 1966
It was revealed today that the Everton, outward bound on her previous trip, had steamed over the trawl gear of the Hull trawler D B Finn and had told her Skipper just how big a catch he had at that time. This was made possible because the Everton had on board the new Fishgraph II echo sounder from Marconi Marine the first time this equipment had been used on a conventional trawler. The echo sounder had clearly shown the warp, trawl door, bridle, trawl and cod end. The Skipper of the Everton, Don Lister, gave a report to Marconi and expressed complete satisfaction with the new machine.
Thursday 1st June 1967
The Everton was in second place in the Silver Cod challenge league placings today. Figures released showed that the leader, the Hull vessel Somerset Maugham had spent 103 days at sea and had caught 12,100 kits. The Everton had spent 111 days at sea with 11,788 kits.
Wednesday 2nd August 1967
The latest Silver Cod challenge league placings revealed that the Everton had dropped to 6th place. To date, the vessel had grossed £67,715 for 17,062 kits against the leader Somerset Maugham’s £85,738 for 19,248 kits.
Thursday 15th February 1971
A project to convert the Everton to diesel power was abandoned for several reasons, apart from the cost of £400,000. The managing directors, Mr. Nigel Marsden, felt that the money would be better invested in new vessels rather than convert existing, older ones.
Wednesday 1st December 1971
After being laid up for nine months undergoing a major £25,000 refit, the Everton landed today and grossed £28,500 for 2,714 kits making it the biggest grossing for a steam trawler. In command of the Everton had been Consolidated Fisheries outside manager Don Lister who had taken the recently overhauled vessel on a ‘refresher’ trip. Mr. Nigel Marsden commented, "This is the best performance by any steam trawler in Britain and we are very pleased."
Thursday 11th May 1972
The Everton, accused of illegal fishing inside the 12-mile limit, was arrested off the East Coast of Iceland by the ICV Odinn and escorted to Seydisfjord.
Friday 12th May 1972
The Skipper of the Everton, Barry Green, was fined £3,100 at the Icelandic court in Seydisfjord today after being found guilty of fishing inside the 12-mile limit. In his defence, skipper Green told the court that he had been asleep and the mate had been on duty at the time of the arrest. The mate admitted he had made a mistake in trawling so close to the limit but insisted he was still outside the limit when arrested. The lawyer for skipper Green told the court that, because he was not on duty at the time, he could not be held responsible if the trawler had indeed strayed inside the limit. He also put forward the argument that because the Icelandic Government had ended its 1961 agreement on fishing limits with Britain, skipper Green could not be guilty of any offence. He also pointed out that the Icelandic coastguard had confirmed that the radar set on the Everton was faulty and this would have given a false position. Immediately following the hearing, Skipper Green gave notice of appeal to the Supreme Court.
Saturday 13th May 1972
The Everton was back on the fishing grounds today.
Friday 1st September 1972
In an attempt to outwit the Icelandic ICV’s, many trawlers had had their names and registration numbers painted out and some had their funnel markings altered or obliterated also. In a counter move, the ICV Aegir had moved among the trawlers and began taking photographs of the vessels for identification purposes, the Everton being one of the first to be recognised and photographed.
Friday 27th April 1973
After developing boiler trouble and consequently losing steam and therefore her power, the Everton was taken under tow by another Consolidated trawler, the Real Madrid, until she was well clear of the 50 mile limit and in no danger.
Saturday 28th April 1973
The Everton’s engineers had the boilers working again by mid morning and the vessel resumed her fishing operations.
Tuesday 29th May 1973
The Aegir fired upon the Everton.
Tuesday 12th June 1973
With the patched up shell holes clearly visible in her hull, the Everton docked at Grimsby today in the afternoon. Her Skipper, George Mussell, was under strict orders not to give any interviews until Consolidated Fisheries had got a full report of the incident.
Wednesday 13th June 1973
Speaking from his home, Skipper George Mussell defended his actions on leaving the main trawler pack to go off on his own. He had, he stated, received orders from the support ship Othello to go to the North Cape of Iceland and went on to say that there were other trawlers with him and the support ships were also on their way. Mr. Don Lister, outside manager for Consolidated Fisheries, said that no disciplinary action would be taken against Skipper Mussell.
Monday 14th April 1975
Four of the crew of the Everton were sacked today when the outside manager Don Lister went to meet the vessel when she docked today following an incident on board. "It was obvious to me that some of the crew had been drinking and were incapable of doing their job", Mr. Lister said. He added that the company planned to take disciplinary action against the men.
May 1975
Because of the ever-increasing costs of fuel, the Everton was laid-up with no definite plans for her future, although she was kept in working order.
Monday 1st March 1976
Hopes were high that Grimsby council would see fit to preserve a British steam trawler as a tourist attraction and fishing museum and at one time, the Everton was considered for the project. As these hopes slowly faded though, Consolidated Fisheries decided to scrap the vessel and the stripping of her gear began this week. The Everton would leave Grimsby, under tow, for the scrap yard before March 19th.
Fate: Scrapped at Medway, Kent. Scrap value was set at £27,000.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 77. Launched: Thursday 23rd March 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Tuesday 20th June 1905. Gross Tons: 179. Nett Tons: 69. Length: 108.4 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 56 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 55 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 122688. Original Owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun
1919
Returned to owners.
Monday 3rd March 1930
Sold to Arthur Grant & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1930
Renamed Penn.
Sunday 7th April 1940
Left Grimsby bound for the North Sea fishing grounds.
Fate: Posted as missing, lost with all nine hands on Wednesday 17th April 1940. The trawler's empty lifeboat was found at Cley Norfolk and wreckage was seen in the approximate position of 53° 22’ N. 000° 40’ E.
Alexandra
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 76. Launched: Saturday 22nd April 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Tuesday 20th June 1905. Gross Tons: 179. Nett Tons: 61. Length: 108.4 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 56 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 55 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 122689. Original owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured by U-boat on Sunday 28th January 1917. The skipper was taken prisoner whilst his vessel was sunk by time bombs 60 miles from Longstone Lighthouse.

Ligny/Albert/Ocean Venture
Built: 1918. Builders: Bow, McLachlan & Co, Paisley. Yard No: 353. Launched: Friday 26th July 1940. Completed: 1918. Registered: February 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 277. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 125.7 feet. Beam: 23.4 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 143808. Call Sign: MAEF (in 1925). Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Castle Class Trawler Henry Chevallier.
Monday 3rd April 1922
Delivered to owners.
1922
The vessel was sold to Societe Anonyme Pecheries a Vapeur, Ostend, Belgium, and renamed Albert.
1938
Sold to the Walbro Fishing Co, Aberdeen.
February 1939
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries, Grimsby, renamed Ligney and registered to Rhondda Steam Fishing, a subsidiary company.
September 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: FY.1765.
March 1942
Sold to new owners in Aberdeen.
November 1945
Returned to owners.
November 1947
Moved to Leith where she became Ocean Venture.
Fate: Not known.

Kelvin/Ross Kelvin/Nevis
Built: 1958. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1431. Launched: Monday 21st April 1958. Completed: 1958. Registered: October 1958. Gross Tons: 448. Nett Tons: 164. Length: 137.5 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Engines: 6-cylinder 1440hp Ruston. Official Number: 168603. Call Sign: GBHX. Original Owners: Built for Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1960
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd.
1961
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd.
January 1962
Renamed Ross Kelvin.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
1966/67
The Ross Kelvin was lengthened by the insertion of a 23-foot section in her well deck. The work was carried out at J. S. Doig’s shipyard, Grimsby. The vessel was also converted to diesel power during the conversion.
October 1969
Registered with British United Trawlers after the Ross Group and Associated Fisheries amalgamated to form the company.
1970
Registered to Goweroaks Ltd.
1981
The vessel was converted for use as an ORSV and was on charter to the Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft, who renamed her Nevis.
1982
Ownership passed to George Craig & Sons, Aberdeen before being sold to the Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft. Registered as LT.60.
1987
After being given the registration number LT.168, the Nevis was sold for scrap.
Fate: Monday 28th September 1987. Left Lowestoft for the breakers yard.
Senator
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 73. Launched: Wednesday 8th March 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Monday 15th May 1905. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles. D. Holmes. 60 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 122685. Original owners: Pelham Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 2nd July 1910
Sold to the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 13th December 1912
Sold to the Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 9th May 1913
Bought by John L. Green, Grimsby.
Friday 20th December 1914
Sold to the Reunion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 295.
Tuesday 14th December 1915
To Walter Crampin, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by mine off Tory Island on Monday 21st May 1917 whilst on Admiralty service. The mine was laid by UC80.

Varanga/Red Crusader
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 517. Launched: Thursday 14th March 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: Thursday 25th April 1929. Gross Tons: 361. Nett Tons: 171. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 81 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Engines: Charles. D. Holmes. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.8 knots. Official Number: 160968. Original owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 29th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.1625. Served at Iceland throughout the war.
1945
Returned to owners.
Sunday 16th September 1945
To Hudson Bros Ltd, Hull.
1946
Sold to Iago Steam Trawlers Ltd, London. Renamed Red Crusader and registered as LO.462.
1955
Sold to for scrap to Jacques Bakker & Zonen, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Bruges on Saturday 16th April 1955 for breaking up.


Turcoman/Bizerta/Stella Sirius/Bengali/Ross Tracker
Built: 1937. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1022. Launched: Tuesday 26th January 1937. Completed: February 1937. Registered: September 1959 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 455. Nett Tons: 165. Length: 164.6 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Draught: 15.1 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 165009. Original owners: Built as Turcoman, H.163, for the Hull Northern Fishing Co Ltd (Hellyer Bros Ltd), Hull.
August 1939
Purchased into the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Armament: 1x4 inch gun. Pennant number: FY.130. Employed on Atlantic Convoy escort duties.
1943
Joined the West Africa Escort Force based at Freetown.
December 1945
Sold to Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull, and registered as H.163.
1948
Renamed Bizerta.
1955
Renamed Stella Sirius.
September 1959
Bought by the Dennis Roberts Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1959
Renamed Bengali.
November 1960
Renamed Ross Tracker.
Fate: Scrapped at Belgium in March 1963.
Olympia
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 71. Launched: Monday 23rd January 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Friday 26th May 1905. Gross Tons: 221. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 120 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 60 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 66 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 122687. Original Owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured by U-boat and sank by her gunfire 3 miles off Coquet Island on Thursday 3rd August 1916.

Carmarthen Castle
Built: 1933. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 959. Launched: Tuesday 19th September 1933. Completed: October 1933. Registered: May 1934 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 405. Nett Tons: 153. Length: 155 feet. Beam: 26.4 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 144005. Call Sign: GWMV. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Swansea. Built at a cost of £19,889.
Friday 27th October 1933
Mr. William Reed at Smiths Dock, sent a telegram to Consolidated Fisheries advising that, owing to adverse weather conditions, the Carmarthen Castle would not be able to leave the dock today as had been originally planned. Sunday 29th October 1933
The Carmarthen Castle arrived at Grimsby today from the builder’s yard and was berthed at Taylor’s Wharf in the Royal Dock where she would be fitted-out for her maiden trip to Iceland. Three documents appertaining to the vessel were also sent to Smiths Dock today;
1) The Deed of Covenant.
2) Three acceptances for £18,950 accepted on behalf of Consolidated Fisheries by two directors and the secretary.
3) A cheque for £481 19s 0d and accounts for discounting and bill stamps.
Friday 24th November 1933
The Carmarthen Castle landed her maiden trip today and grossed £950 15s 9d.
Thursday 31st May 1934
The Carmarthen Castle was renamed Leeds United and registered as GY.62.
Saturday 1st September 1934
Whilst steaming for the Icelandic grounds, Andrew Henderson Gray, a fireman on the Leeds United was taken seriously ill and was put ashore in Thorshavn, Færoe Islands.
Sunday 2nd September 1934
It was learned today that Mr. Gray had died in hospital shortly after arriving there.
Tuesday 14th March 1939
With damage to her rudder and steering gear, the Leeds United put into Harstad, Norway, for examination.
Thursday 16th March 1939
Repairs to her rudder and steering gear completed, the trawler left Harstad and returned to the White Sea fishing grounds.
September 1939
The Admiralty bought the Leeds United for £22,715 where she served as an Auxiliary Patrol vessel.
January 1946
Her military service at an end, the trawler was returned to fishing and was bought by new owners in Hull where she was registered as H.172.
November 1947
Building up their fleet again, the vessel was again bought by Consolidated Fisheries and registered as GY.386.
Monday 20th August 1951
Returning home from a trip to the White Sea fishing grounds, skipper Albert Fisher was met aboard the Leeds United by his record-breaking channel swimming daughter Brenda. Miss Fisher had been ferried to the trawler on the tug Invigilator accompanied by her sister Jessie, brother-in-law Bernard Robinson, Mr. Pat Johnston, Eric Macklam, the outside manager for Consolidated Jack Mawer and the secretary of the Grimsby Steam Fishing Vessels Mutual Insurance & Protecting Co Ltd, Mr. J. V. Chatburn.
Thursday 13th February 1952
A new Decca Radar set was fitted to the vessel today.
March 1958
Registered to Consolidated's subsidiary company Rhondda Steam Fishing.
Friday 29th August 1958
The trawler put into the Westermann Islands, Iceland, with engine trouble. Later reports revealed that the Icelanders had helped the trawler's engineers to carry out repairs and the Leeds United had safely left for Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in April 1962.
Clitus
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 342. Launched: Saturday 22nd April 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: June 1905. Gross Tons: 240. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 123.6 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 122691. Original Owners: Orient Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground near Blyth on Wednesday 15th April 1908.

Corcyra
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 288A. Launched: Thursday 12th February 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Friday 17th April 1914. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 117.0 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 68 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 136003. Original Owners: South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 278.
Saturday 20th February 1915
Vessel stranded off Bacton, Yorkshire.
December 1916
Salvaged and returned to owners.
Saturday 10th February 1917
Sold to White & Willows, Grimsby and registered as GY.104.
Saturday 6th July 1918
Bought by Stringer's Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Boston. Registered as BN.1424.
1919
Returned to owners.
1922
Sold to the South Western Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.l021.
1925
Bought by the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1938
Sold to McCabe & Curtis, Dublin. Registered as DI.20.
November 1940
Bought by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol vessel. Pennant number: FY.293.
1941
Based at Grimsby.
Friday 21st May 1943
Converted to a water carrier. Pennant number: FY.293.
Tuesday 27th August 1946
Sold to the Earl Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby, and registered as GY.281.
Wednesday 27th August 1947
Bought by W. & J. Wood, Aberdeen, and registered as A.307.
1960
Sold to the Devanha Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
1961
Sold for scrap to Van den Marel de Korte, Holland.
Fate: Saturday 5th August 1961. Arrived Krimpen A/D Ijssel for breaking up.

Perihelion/Patti
Built: 1929. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1043. Launched: Tuesday 12th February 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: April 1929. Gross Tons: 339. Nett Tons: 146. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 160969. Original Owners: Perihelion Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
July 1938
Sold to the Premier Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1938
Renamed Patti.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun Pennant number: FY.4. 12. Based at Grimsby for Fishery Protection.
1941
Converted to a Minesweeper.
January 1946
Returned to owners.
March 1955
Bought by owners in Aberdeen.
July 1955
To George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in August 1956.
Janus
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 343. Launched: Monday 8th May 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: June 1905. Gross Tons: 240. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 123.6 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 70 HP. Official Number: 122692. Original Owners: Orient Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 325.
December 1914
Renamed Janus II.
1920
Returned to owners.
February 1920
Sold to Direct Fish Supplies Co. Ltd. Grimsby.
September 1922
Bought by Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1935
Sold to Fred Parkes, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in April 1936.

Lynmouth/Yulan.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Buckingham.
Please see GY.296 entry for details.
Rolando/Saint Saens
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley. Yard No: 152. Launched: Saturday 28th March 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: June 1896. Gross Tons: 120. Nett Tons: 33. Length: 89.4 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 106655. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
June 1925
Bought by owners in France who renamed her as Saint Saens.
Fate: Not known.

Lady Madeleine/Cameron/Loch Alsh
Built: 1925. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 479. Launched: Saturday 21st November 1925. Completed: 1926. Registered: Wednesday 20th January 1926. Gross Tons: 358. Nett Tons: 153. Length: 140 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 149050. Original Owners: Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull. H.278.
Friday 15th June 1934
Sold to the Clan Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Cameron and registered as GY.65.
Thursday 20th April 1939
Bought by the Loch Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, renamed Loch Alsh and registered as H.73.
December 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun.
1940
Joined the 17th Minesweeper Group based at Grimsby.
Fate: Disabled by German aircraft on Friday 30th January 1942. The vessel was taken in tow but eventually sank about 30 miles northeast of Skegness.

Lancer
Built: 1949. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 809. Launched: Thursday 14th April 1949. Completed: 1949. Registered: Wednesday 27th July 1949. Gross Tons: 668. Nett Tons: 243. Length: 183.4 feet. Beam: 30.6 feet. Draught: 15.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 95 feet. Forecastle: 34 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1100 IHP. Speed: 13½ knots. Official Number: 182635. Call Sign: GCPC. Original Owners: Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Thursday 22nd July 1954
The vessel sailed from Grimsby bound for the fishing grounds at South East Iceland.
Friday 30th July 1954
The vessel arrived back in Grimsby logging the shortest Iceland trip dock to dock-just eight days and seven hours. She had spent just two days and eighteen hours fishing, landing 1,100 kits which grossed £4,238.
Monday 24th January 1966
Registered to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1968
Sold for scrap to Jos de Smedt, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Antwerp on Thursday 5th September 1968 for scrapping.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 340. Completed: 1905. Registered: May 1905. Gross Tons: 193. Nett Tons: 58. Length: 115.3 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 63 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 122686. Original Owners: F. Bacon, Grimsby.
January 1908
Registered to William H. S. Doughty & F. Bacon, Grimsby.
June 1912
Registered to F. Bacon, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 692.
1919
Returned to owners.
December 1931
Registered to W. Barton, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.815.
January 1940
Renamed Dasher.
February 1940
Returned to owners.
Unknown date
Renamed Bucephalus.
April 1944
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Esso. Employed in ferrying fuel to the D-Day landing beaches
November 1944
Returned to owners.
April 1952
Registered to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in April 1956.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 338. Launched: Saturday 20th May 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: June 1905. Gross Tons: 228. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 120 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Engines: 69 HP. Official Number: 122690. Original Owners: Arctic Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 6.
December 1916
Renamed Viola II.
1920
Returned to owners.
1920
Sold to the Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.573.
1940
Converted to a Minesweeper and renamed Elena.
January 1945
Returned to owners.
Fate: Not known.
Larchwold
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 157. Launched: Wednesday 29th April 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: June 1896. Gross Tons: 129. Nett Tons: 48. Length: 93.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 106656. Original Owners: Northwold Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in November 1924.

Tagalie.
Please see GY.744 entry for details.
Carinthia
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 522. Launched: Wednesday 20th May 1896.Completed: June 1896. Registered: June 1896. Gross Tons: 127. Nett Tons: 44. Length: 96.7 feet. Beam: 20.2 feet. Depth: 10.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 106657.
Original owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1904
Sold to owners in Spain where she became La Union.
Fate: Not known.

By George
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 291. Launched: Saturday 17th January 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Saturday 18th April 1914. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 68NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 136004. Call sign: JFKM.
Original owners: North Western Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 3 pounder gun.  Admiralty number: FY.253.
Tuesday 2nd November 1915 Sold to Harold Croft Baker, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by mine in the Aegean Sea Gulf of Ruphani on Friday 7th September 1917. The mine was laid by UC23 on Wednesday 11th July 1917.

Hugh Black/Macbeth/Ogano
Built: 1917. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 340J. Launched: Wednesday 9th May 1917. Completed: 1917. Registered: Wednesday 22nd August 1917. Gross Tons: 265. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 125.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet.  Engines: Amos & Smith. 480 IHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 144294.
Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as Non-Standard Castle Class Hugh Black.  The vessel was originally ordered by the Hull Northern Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, but was purchased by the Admiralty whilst she was still on the stocks.
1919
Registered by the Admiralty as a trawler, LO.460.
1923
Sold to the Hull Northern Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed as Macbeth and registered as H.827.
Saturday 6th April 1929
Bought by the Diamonds Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed Ogano and registered as GY.69.
June 1939
To the St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Tuesday 28th May 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number:  FY.803.
Friday 24th November 1944
Returned to owners.
Friday 26th January 1945
To the Ogano Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Whilst running in to land an injured crewman at Seydisfiord on Monday 24th April 1950, the vessel stranded on Brokur Reef. She re-floated but was leaking badly and was beached and abandoned at Stodvarfjordr. The Grimsby trawler Lombard stood by her. All the crew were rescued.
Umguza/Rabotnik/Stella/Vefa/Nafia
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 161. Launched: Saturday 30th May 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: June 1896. Gross Tons: 138. Nett Tons: 61. Length: 94.2 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 106658. Original Owners: Grimsby Union Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
May 1908
Sold to W. Lautburn, Grimsby.
March 1909
Sold to owners in Russia where she became Rabotnik.
Unknown date
Sold to Turkish owners where she was renamed Stella then Vefa then later Nafia.
Fate: Not known.

Salvini.
Please see GY.892 entry for details.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 80. Launched: Saturday 22nd April 1905.Completed: October 1905. Registered: Wednesday 5th July 1905. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 60 HP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 122693.
Original owners: Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 15th May 1911
In collision with the Aberdeen trawler Skomer A.194, which sank seven miles ENE of Buchan Ness. The Barbados rescued the survivors and landed them at Aberdeen.
October 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a boom defence vessel.
April 1918
Renamed Babs.
1919
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
Friday 14th December 1928
Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
1940
Employed in various duties whilst in service.
Thursday 30th May 1940
The registration of the vessel was closed without any reason being given. A new registration was opened which saw the vessel being renamed as Alsation, GY.323 and official number of 166635.
1944
Sold to the Dominion Steam Fishing Co (subsidiary of Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd), Grimsby.
1945
Returned to owners and renamed Alsation.
Fate: Arrived at Charlestown for scrapping on Friday 20th May 1955.
Seti
Built: 1896. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 166. Launched: Monday 15th June 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: Tuesday 21st July 1896. Gross Tons: 160. Nett Tons: 60. Length: 101.8 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 24 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 45 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 106659. Original Owners: Robert W. Roberts & James Ruthven Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by the German cruiser Albatross in the North Sea, 80 miles southwest of Spurn Point on Wednesday 26th August 1914.

Manx Hero/Evelyn Belman/Manx Hero.
Please see GY.883 entry for details.
Abydos
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 70. Launched: Wednesday 8th February 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: 1st April 1905. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 92. Length: 122 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 118949. Original Owners: Roberts & Ruthven Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Iceland on Wednesday 20th March 1907.

Warstar
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 289. Launched: Thursday 12th February 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: 14th April 1905. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 68 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 136005. Original Owners: Pelham Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty No: FY.1633.
1919
Returned to owners.
February 1916
Bought by Henry Croft Baker, Grimsby.
October 1918
Sold to Harry Wood & Others, Grimsby.
December 1919
Registered to Harry Wood, Grimsby.
January 1920
Bought by the Lewis Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
September 1938
Sold to M. J. McCabe & W. M. Curtis, Dublin.
1940
Bought by the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.294.
May 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant No: FY.292.
July 1942
Converted to a Minesweeper.
May 1944
Converted to an Esso (fuel carrier).
February 1946
Returned to owners.
1946
Sold to W. Wood, Aberdeen and registered as A.130.
Fate: Scrapped at Charlestown 1n November 1959.

Strathugie
Built: 1914. Builders: Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen. Yard No: 543. Launched: Wednesday 27th May 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: July 1945 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 210. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 115.5 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Official Number: 137150. Original Owners: Built for the Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
July 1945
Bought by the East Anglia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.73.
February 1946
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 339. Launched: Tuesday 6th June 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: July 1905. Gross Tons: 228. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 120 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. Triple Expansion 69 HP. Official Number: 122695. Original Owners: E. Bacon & Co, Grimsby.
November 1906
Sold to the Dolphin Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 41.
September 1915
Sold to the Arctic Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1915
Renamed Orpheus II.
1919
Returned to owners.
June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.1700.
January 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in March 1961.
Isis
Built: 1899. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 232. Launched: Saturday 29th April 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: Saturday 29th May 1899. Gross Tons: 175. Nett Tons: 65. Length: 108.1 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 67 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 110883. Original Owners: Roberts & Ruthven Ltd, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a fishing trawler (Fishery Reserve).
1919
Returned to owners.
Friday 28th May 1920
Sold to George Pearce, Grimsby.
Fate: Registration closed on Thursday 28th May 1925 on advice that the vessel had been broken up.

Van Oost/North Cape/Van Oost/St. Arcadius
Built: 1951. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 848. Launched: Friday 20th July 1951. Completed: 1951. Registered: November 1951. Gross Tons: 574. Nett Tons: 207. Length: 170.1 feet. Beam: 29.1 feet. Draught: 15.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 92 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 900 IHP. Speed: 13 knots. Official Number: 168619. Original Owners: NV Motorvisserij, Ostend, Belgium. Registered as O.296.
Thursday 17th September 1959
Sold to the North Cape Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed North Cape and registered as GY.75.
Friday 24th March 1961
To NV Motorvisserij, Ostend, Belgium and renamed Van Oost.
Saturday 8th February 1964
Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed St. Arcadius and registered as H.207.
1968
Sold for scrap to Jos de Smedt, Belgium.
Fate: Scrapped in Antwerp in July 1968.
Aquarius
Built: 1905. Builders: Smiths Dock, North Shields. Completed: 1905. Registered: September 1905. Gross Tons: 187. Nett Tons: 64. Length: 112.7 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: 50HP. Official Number: 122704. Original owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
June 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty.
August 1915
Returned to owners.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty for the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
August 1921
Sold to the Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 24th February 1945
Sailed from Grimsby bound for the North Sea fishing grounds with a crew of 10 men.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine about 15 miles from the Outer Dowsing Light Vessel on Sunday 25th February 1945. All of the crew were lost.

Van Eyck/North Holme/St. Achilleus
Built: 1951. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 845. Launched: Monday 7th May 1951. Completed: 1951. Registered: Wednesday 18th July 1951. Gross Tons: 576. Nett Tons: 206. Length: 166.7 feet. Beam: 29 feet. Draught: 15.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 92 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 900 IHP. Speed: 12.9 knots. Official Number: 168620. Original Owners: Built as Van Eyck for NV Motorvisserij, Ostend, Belgium.
Friday 11th September 1959
Sold to the North Cape Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and renamed North Holme. Registered as GY.46.
Friday 24th March 1961
Back to her original owners where she regained her former name.
Saturday 8th February 1964
Sold to Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed St. Achilleus and registered as H.215.
Tuesday 31st December 1968
Sold for scrap to P & W McLellan Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Bo'ness in February 1969 for scrapping.
Earl Warwick/Thora/Earl Warwick/Clacton
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 74. Launched: Thursday 18th May 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Wednesday 12th July 1905. Gross Tons: 208. Nett Tons: 77. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 60 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 122694. Original Owners: Earl Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Tuesday 19th January 1909
Sold to Christian M. Evensen, Færoe Islands. Renamed as Thora.
Wednesday 10th March 1915
Re-acquired by the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Earl Warwick, and registered as GY.446.
March 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 2652.
Friday 24th September 1915
Bought by the Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 22nd March 1918
Sold to the Yarborough Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 28th May 1919
Bought by the United Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 21st November 1919
Sold to the Vincent Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 24th August 1923
Bought by the Great Central Co-op Engineering and Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 15th June 1928
Sold to Harold Bacon, Grimsby.
Friday 26th September 1930
Bought by T. C. & F. Moss Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 11th April 1931
Renamed Clacton.
1954
Sold for scrap, for £1,924, to Jacques Bakker en zonen, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived in Bruges on the 2nd October 1954 for breaking up.

Marne/Marne II/William Wesney/Merrivale
Built: 1915. Builders: Livingstone & Cooper, Hull. Completed: 1915. Registered: February 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 257. Nett Tons: 103. Length: 125.2 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 79 NHP. Official Number: 136231. Original Owners: Built for Hull owners. Registered as H.321.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 1365.
January 1916
Renamed Marne II.
1919
Returned to owners.
February 1919
Sold to J. Rushworth, Grimsby and registered as GY.77.
March 1919
To W. Richmond, Scartho.
October 1924
Bought by the Crampin Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and renamed William Wesney.
April 1929
Sold to the Orontes Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
May 1929
Renamed Merrivale.
November 1932
Bought by the Southampton Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground in the Pentland Firth on Tuesday 18th February 1936.

George Andrew/Lord Astor/Cotswold
Built: 1917. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 816. Launched: Monday 23rd July 1917. Completed: Thursday 1st November 1917. Registered: July 1945 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 312. Nett Tons: 130. Length: 138.5 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 143839. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty Mersey Class trawler George Andrew. Armament: 1x12 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 3556.
1921
Sold to Hull owners and renamed Lord Astor.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.539.
1945
Returned to owners.
July 1945
Bought by Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.77. 1946
renamed Cotswold.
Fate: Scrapped at Antwerp, Belgium in October 1954.
Gloria/Glorie/Skallagrimur/Pelham
Built: 1905. Builders: Dundee Shipbuilding Co, Dundee. Completed: 1905. Registered: July 1905. Gross Tons: 279. Nett Tons: 114. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.6feet. Depth: 12.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 122697.
Built For: Built for Alec Black, Grimsby.
November 1908
Bought by owners in Holland.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in France and renamed Glorie.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Iceland who renamed her as Skallagrimur.
March 1920
Sold to G. Hall, Grimsby, renamed Pelham and registered as GY.1088.
June 1920
Bought by H. Smethurst, Grimsby.
May 1924
Sold to the South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1925 Bought by the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in January 1939.

Barle
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 596. Launched: Saturday 14th March 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: May 1914. Gross Tons: 283. Nett Tons: 120. Length: 135.2 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Depth: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 64 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: 87 HP. Official Number: 136006. Call sign: JFQM.
Original owners: G. W. & H. B. Jeffs, Grimsby.
September 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder AA gun. 1 x 3½ inch bomb thrower (Anti-submarine howitzer). Admiralty number:  1862.
1919
Returned to owners.
September 1921
Sold to the St. Malo Steam Fishing Co Ltd.
March 1930
Bought by W. Garrett.
August 1931
Sold to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1935
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries.
Fate: Ran aground on the west coast of Scotland on Wednesday 1st April 1936.

Donalda .
Please see GY.149 entry for details.
Courser/Cavalcade
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 78. Launched: Thursday 18th May 1905. Completed: Tuesday 1st August 1905. Registered: Friday 8th September 1905. Gross Tons: 277. Nett Tons: 95. Length: 124.9 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 122698. Call Sign: VPTW (in 1925). Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
October 1914
Registered to Henry Allen Baskcomb.
November 1915
Registered to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd.
Wednesday 2nd February 1916
Bought by Henry Croft Baker & John L. Green, Grimsby.
Monday 28th February 1916
To S & T Wood, Grimsby.
October 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel.
1919
Returned to owners.
May 1924
LR class withdrawn at owner's request.
Wednesday 17th September 1924
Bought by Charles Dobson, Grimsby.
Tuesday 14th August 1934
In an accident in the North Sea, deckhand Charles Richard Kelly had his foot badly crushed by a trawl door. Skipper J. C. Barker immediately made for Grimsby where Mr. Kelly was met by an ambulance and taken to hospital.
Monday 8th July 1940
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.1823.
Monday 9th March 1942
Bought by J Bennett, Grimsby.
April 1945
Renamed Cavalcade.
Tuesday 31st December 1946
Returned to owners.
Thursday 30th January 1947
Bought by Planet Fishing Co Ltd, Granton. Registered as GN.33.
Fate: Broken up at Granton on Monday 21st April 1952.

Lord Mountevans
Built: 1950. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1362. Launched: Saturday 11th November 1950. Completed: 1951. Registered: April 1963 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 712. Nett Tons: 256. Length: 178 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Draught: 16.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 94 feet. Forecastle: 35 feet. Official Number: 183473. Original Owners: Associated Fisheries Trawling Co, Hull. Registered as H.169.
April 1963
Transferred to Northern Trawlers, Grimsby and registered as GY.79.
Fate: Scrapped in March 1974.
Cyrano
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 347. Launched: Monday 19th June 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: August 1905. Gross Tons: 214. Nett Tons: 77. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 122699. Original Owners: Alec Black, Grimsby.
April 1914
Sold to the Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun Admiralty number: 1528.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Missing since Wednesday 13th August 1919.

Hammond/Alcoa
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 518. Launched: Thursday 28th March 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: Tuesday 14th May 1929. Gross Tons: 351. Nett Tons: 148. Length: 140 feet. Beam: 24.1 feet. Draught: 14.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 91 NHP. Speed: 10.7 knots. Official Number: 160970. Original Owners: Perihelion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1935
Sold to Cia Portugesa de Pessca, Lisbon and renamed Alcoa.
Fate: Deleted from Lloyds Register of Shipping in 1986.

St Malante/Womersley/Rapallo
Built: 1927. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 489. Launched: Tuesday Monday 15th August 1927. Completed: 1927. Registered: Tuesday 27th September 1927. Gross Tons: 358. Nett Tons: 155. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.8 knots. Official Number: 160061. Original Owners: Thomas Hamling & Co, Hull. Registered as H.367.
Monday 28th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant number: FY.753.
Friday 6th July 1945
Sold to Grimsby Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.80.
Friday 21st June 1946
Returned to owners.
1950
Renamed Womersley.
1953
Bought by George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby, and renamed Rapallo.
1956
Sold for scrap to Jaques Bakker & Zonen, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Bruges on Saturday 14th July 1956 for scrapping.
Romilly
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 348. Launched: Tuesday 4th July 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: August 1905. Gross Tons: 214. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 122701. Original Owners: John L. Green, Grimsby.
July 1914
Fishing out of Denmark.
March 1915
Back to John L. Green, Grimsby and registered as GY.437.
November 1925
Sold to H. Bacon.
September 1930
Acquired by Kottingham Trawlers, Grimsby.
January 1945
Bought by Parkholme Trawlers, Grimsby.
June 1945
Sold to Rushcliffe Trawlers, Grimsby.
April 1948
Bought by Ravendale Trawlers, Grimsby.
November 1952
Sold to the St Andrews Steam Fishing Co, Hull.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1955.

Oliver Pickin/Fermo/Tealby/Damito
Built: 1917. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 697. Launched: Monday 21st May 1917. Completed: July 1917. Registered: July 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 275. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 125.5 feet. Beam: 23.4 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: 61 HP. Official Number: 133462. Original Owners: Built as Castle Class Oliver Pickin for the Admiralty. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3518.
July 1922
Bought by W. J. Allen & W. Lambert, Cleethorpes. Renamed Fermo and registered as GY.81.
January 1927
To W. Lambert, Grimsby (Cleethorpes?).
August 1926
Renamed Tealby.
January 1928
Sold to T. Jenkerson, Milford Haven and renamed Damito.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: FY.521.
1943
Converted to an Esso (fuel carrier).
January 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Not known.

Grimsby Town
Built: 1934. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 968. Launched: Thursday 12th July 1934. Completed: July 1934. Registered: July 1934. Gross Tons: 442. Nett Tons: 160. Length: 157 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 27 feet. Official Number: 162882. Call Sign: GWVP. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. For her period, the Grimsby Town was of very modern design, being fitted with an echo depth sounder, wireless telephone and a small experimental plant for fish preservation investigations. Her winch caused a great deal of comment in 1934 for it was then considered to be remarkably powerful.
Friday 2nd March 1934
Sir John Marsden, on behalf of Consolidated Fisheries, gave an order for two new trawlers to be built, one of them to be named Grimsby Town to celebrate the anticipated rise of the football club to the first division. The news was announced at a meeting of merchants and owners at the Royal Hotel in Grimsby.
Tuesday 13th March 1934
Dearly wishing to name his new trawler Grimsby Town, but realising it was too early to make an application for the name in the usual way, Sir John Marsden appealed to the Registrar-General of Shipping for assistance in securing the name now. Mr. Marsden said that he knew of no other vessel that bore the name so he wanted to secure it in the unlikely event of anyone else wanting the name for a vessel.
Wednesday 14th March 1934
The Registrar-General of Shipping replied to Mr. Marsden’s request and assured him that the name of Grimsby Town had been secured for his new vessel.
Wednesday 1st August 1934
The Grimsby Town was delivered to Grimsby from the builder’s yard today. The total cost of fitting the vessel out for sea would amount to £1,061 18s 9d, bringing the total cost of the ship to £20,911 18s 9d.
Thursday 2nd August 1934
Consolidated Fisheries invited the Mayor, Councillor C. Canning, the Borough Member Sir Walter Womersley and the directors, captain and manager of Grimsby Town Football Club to a tour of the new trawler which was berthed in the Royal Dock.
Saturday 4th August 1934
Leaving the Royal Dock at about noon today, the Grimsby Town set off on its maiden trip to the Icelandic fishing grounds.
Thursday 23rd August 1934
Landing her maiden trip from Iceland today, the new Grimsby trawler made £1,437 8s 0d for 1,250 boxes of fish. The first box of sprags (small cod) sold for £5 6s.
Wednesday 12th September 1934
Passing from the swing bridge cutting into Number 2 dock at about 7.30pm, the vessel struck a submerged object about midway from the cutting to the end of the jetty. The berthing Master was informed of the incident and a letter was forwarded to the Port Master.
Saturday 15th September 1934
Consolidated Fisheries received documents appertaining to the Grimsby Town today. They were;
· Anchor and cable certificates.
· Boiler test certificates.
· Lights and Sound Signal certificates.
· Steam super heater header certificates.
· Steam superheater elements certificates.
Tuesday 25th September 1934
As the Grimsby Town had been delivered with her pennant (the flag with the vessel’s name on it) missing, Consolidated Fisheries contacted Smiths Dock asking for it to be sent as soon as possible as the trawler was due to open the new fish dock soon and the company desired that the vessel be ‘dressed’ properly for the occasion.
Thursday 4th October 1934
The trawler was berthed at the lock pits in the Royal Dock at 1.45pm in readiness for the short trip around to the fish dock for the opening ceremony. Shortly before 3pm, the trawler entered the recently completed Fish Dock No3 by sailing through the lock gates and severing a ribbon stretched across the opening with her bow.
Monday 8th October 1934
Experimental gas storage apparatus, which had been installed on the Grimsby Town by I.C.T (Fertilizer and Synthetic Products Ltd., was removed and put into storage pending re-installation if the vessel returned to the White Sea fishing grounds.
Tuesday 18th December 1934
What was called the biggest catch of fish made by a Grimsby trawler for years was brought in today by the Grimsby Town. With her fishroom full of small cod, the vessel part-landed 1,500 boxes which realised £371. The vessel had been at sea for 26 days, fishing at Bear Island.
Wednesday 19th December 1934
The remaining half of her catch was landed today, making a further £900.
Saturday 16th February 1935
A large-scale model of the Grimsby Town was paraded around Grimsby today in aid of the Fisherman’s Immediate Assistance Fund that had been set up in aid of fishermen’s bereaved families. The collection raised £29 5s.
Friday 14th June 1935
The model took to the streets of Grimsby again today as part of the annual Fancy Dress and Trades parade.
Monday 25th January 1937
Homeward bound from Bear Island in a southerly gale, a heavy sea struck the vessel causing her to list to starboard and breaking loose the starboard ash chute. With the engineers trimming the coal to get the vessel back on an even keel, the mate, Nicholas Poulton, took six men and secured the ash chute again. Noticing that the winch grating had been set adrift by the force of the sea, the mate then took the third hand, Samuel Gibbs, with him to secure it. Whilst the two men were on the deck the trawler took another heavy sea that caught the third hand and swept him aft side. The skipper then went on deck to check if the men were alright and found the third hand clinging onto an engine room skylight but there was no sign of the mate. The skipper turned the trawler round on a reciprocal course and searched for him but he was not found.
Friday 21st May 1937
The skipper of the Grimsby Town, Thomas Andrew Harris, was in receipt of the Coronation Medal today.
Wednesday 1st December 1937
Docking at Grimsby at 3pm today, the vessel struck and damaged Henderson's Jetty in number two fish dock approximately three bollards from the outer end. A survey of the damage was arranged for 2.30pm the following Friday.
Friday 25th August 1939
The Admiralty bought the Grimsby Town for £23,920 and put her into service as an Anti-Submarine vessel.
Saturday 26th August 1939
The Grimsby Town left Grimsby at 5.30pm bound for the yard of Cammel Laird Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Birkenhead. Prior to her sailing, a telegram was sent to insurers Alfred Blackmore & Co. Ltd., asking them to keep the vessel fully covered by insurance until she arrived in Birkenhead where she would be taken over by the admiralty.
Thursday 31st August 1939.
Cash advances of £1 to the skipper and 15/- to each of the crew of the Grimsby Town were paid today. Also issued to the crew were vouchers for the return journey to Grimsby from Birkenhead.
January 1946
Bought by the Hull Ice Company and registered as GY.136.
Monday 15th April 1946
Sailed for the Icelandic grounds for what would prove to be the final time.
Tuesday 23rd April 1946
The Grimsby Town, under the command of Skipper George Camburn, ran aground at Hjoerleifs Hofdi, Iceland, with the loss of three lives. One of the men who was lost, deckhand Kenneth Meadows, was only 19 years of age and was on his first deep water trip.
Friday 26th April 1946
The crew of the Grimsby Town were staying at Vik in Myrdal for a few days owing to difficulty in finding a hotel in Reykjavik.
Thursday 2nd May 1946
Attempts to salvage the stranded vessel were unsuccessful.
Friday 3rd May 1946
Further attempts to salvage the vessel today were hampered when the trawler repeatedly buried her propeller in the sand.
Saturday 6th May 1946
Insufficient depth of water hampered attempts to refloat the Grimsby Town today. The crew, meanwhile, left for Reykjavik in the afternoon.
Wednesday 19th June 1946
Another attempt to refloat the trawler today was unsuccessful.
Fate: Declared a total loss due to the grounding.

Yardley/Ross Howe
Built: 1950. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 818. Launched: Saturday 21st January 1950. Mrs J. A. Whitelam performed the christening. Completed: 1950. Registered: Friday 14th April 1950. Gross Tons: 703. Nett Tons: 259. Length: 180 feet. Beam: 31.1 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 96 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1200 IHP. Speed: 12.7 knots. Fishroom: 15,000 cubic feet. Official Number: 182646. Original Owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 24th March 1965
Sold to the Ross Group, Grimsby.
Friday 26th November 1965
Renamed Ross Howe.
Saturday 25th June 1966
Sold to Hudson Bros (Trawlers) Ltd, Hull and registered as H.422.
Tuesday 21st March 1967
Transferred to Grimsby.
1968
Sold for scrap to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Breaking up of the vessel commenced in May 1968 at Antwerp.
Tuscan/Gure Ametza
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 87. Launched: Thursday 6th July 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Friday 18th August 1905. Gross Tons: 178. Nett Tons: 58. Length: 105.2 feet. Beam: 21.2 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 63 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 55 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 122700. Original Owners: Onward Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Fishing Trawler (Fishery Reserve).
1919
Returned to owners.
Friday 9th January 1925
Bought by Olasaboa Soc Ltd, a, San Sabastian, Spain. Renamed Gure Ametza.
November 1968
Sold for scrap to Albizu Y Cia (Iron), Spain.
Fate: Broken up in Spain.

Preston Northend.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Red Rose/Lord Howe
Built: 1949. Builders: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen & Montrose, Scotland. Yard No: 221. Launched: Thursday 22nd December 1949. Completed: 1950. Registered: April 1963 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 674. Nett Tons: 237. Length: 180.5 feet. Beam: 30.2 feet. Draught: 16.1 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 183217. Original Owners: Built as Red Rose for the Iago Steam Trawler Co, London. Registered as LO.85.
1954
Transferred to Lord Line Ltd, Hull. Renamed Lord Howe and registered as H.19.
1963
Transferred to Grimsby.
March 1966
Registered to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1971.
St. George/Lord George/John Erik/Cedric
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 344. Launched: Wednesday 19th July 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: September 1905. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 120. Length: 123.6 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 122702. Original Owners: Grimsby Victor Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
February 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 688.
November 1915
Sold to E. Taylor, Grimsby. Renamed Lord George.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1919
Bought by Mrs L. Watson (Watson & Taylor), Fleetwood. Renamed John Erik. Registered as FD.329 (some sources state FD.52).
January 1927
Sold to the United Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Renamed Cedric Registered as GY.420.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.996.
May 1940
Converted to a Barrage Balloon Vessel.
October 1944
Returned to owners.
October 1947
Soldd to the Admiralty.
Fate: Not known.

James Berry/Montano
Built: 1917. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 340K. Launched: Wednesday 9th May 1917. Completed: 1917. Registered: Thursday 30th August 1917. Gross Tons: 269. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 125.4 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 480 IHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 145066. Original Owners: She was originally ordered by the Hull Northern Fishing Co, Hull, but bought by the Admiralty whilst still on the stocks. Completed as Non-Standard Castle Class James Berry. Admiralty number: 3603.
1919
Registered by the Admiralty as a Trawler (LO.478).
1922
Sold to the Hull Northern Fishing Co, Hull who renamed her as Montano and registered her as H.818.
Wednesday 1st May 1929
Bought by the Orontes Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.83.
1932
Sold to the Southampton Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
3rd May 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant number: FY.803.
March 1942
To J. C. Llewellin, Swansea.
1944
Converted to a Minesweeper.
1945
Bought by Yolland Bros Ltd, Milford Haven and registered as M.53.
March 1946
Converted to an Esso.
Wednesday 2nd January 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sold to BISCO on tuesday 17th March 1953 and scrapped at Granton by Malcolm Brechin.
Ingolfur Arnason/Singe/Nebris.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

St. Merryn/Spinet/Rubato
Built: 1924. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 459. Launched: Thursday 17th July 1924. Completed: 1924. Registered: Thursday 25th September 1924. Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 148. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.8 knots. Official Number: 148384. Original Owners: Thomas Hamling & Co, Hull. Registered as H.40.
Friday 1st September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Renamed Spinet and based at Lyness.
6th June 1946
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
Saturday 6th July 1946
Sold to Grimsby Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1953
Bought by George Frederick Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1954
Renamed Rubato.
1956
Sold for scrap to Jacques Bakker & Zonen, Belgium.
Fate: Scrapped in Bruges in August 1956.
Condor
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 79. Launched: Tuesday 4th July 1905.Completed: 1905. Registered: Sunday 13th August 1905. Gross Tons: 227. Nett Tons: 95. Length: 124.9 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 122703.
Original owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by mine in the North Sea on Newcomb Sand, off Lowestoft, on Sunday 22nd November 1914.

Brine
Built: 1918. Builders: Dundee Shipbuilding Co, Dundee. Registered: July 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 96. Nett Tons: 41. Length: 86.2 feet. Beam: 18.5 feet. Depth: 9.3 feet. Official Number: 139826.
Original owners: Built for the Admiralty.
July 1922
Sold to W. Allen & W. Lambert, Grimsby.
April 1926
Sold to owners in Buckie.
Fate: Not known.

Hampshire/La Toulonnaise
Built: 1934. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 970. Launched: Tuesday 14th August 1934. Completed: 1949. Registered: August 1949. Gross Tons: 425. Nett Tons: 160. Length: 160.3 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Depth: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 86 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Official Number: 162884.
Original owners: Hampshire Steam Fishing Co Ltd., Grimsby.
October 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty.
Unknown date
Became La Toulonnaise, French Navy.
Fate: Not known.

Laforey
Built: 1949. Builders: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen & Montrose, Scotland. Yard No: 217. Launched: Thursday 28th April 1949. Completed: 1949. Registered: August 1949. Gross Tons: 609. Nett Tons: 223. Length: 170.4 feet. Beam: 29.2 feet. Depth: 14.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 88 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 182638.
Original owners: Trawlers Grimsby Ltd., Grimsby.
April 1953
Registered to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Norway on Monday 8th February 1954.
Vigilant/Triton
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 162. Launched: Saturday 13th June 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: August 1896. Gross Tons: 147. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 93.7 feet. Beam: 20.4 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Engines: Earl’s & Co,Hull. 30HP. Official Number: 106660. Original Owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
September 1896
Sold to the Allen Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1906
Sold to owners in Spain.
1908
Sold to owners in Havana, Cuba and renamed Triton.
Fate: Scrapped in 1936.

Kingston Turquoise/Cunningham
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 519. Launched: Saturday 27th April 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: Thursday 23rd May 1929. Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 136. Length: 140.8 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.9 knots. Official Number: 160834. Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.45.
1937
Lengthened to 151.5 feet, (357 gross tons) by Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough.
Saturday 26th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Armed Boarding Vessel. Pennant number: FY.4.91.
October 1940
Converted to an Anti Submarine Vessel.
Thursday 9th August 1945
Bought by Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.86.
Tuesday 27th November 1945
Returned to owners.
1946
Renamed Cunningham.
January 1953
Bought by Ravendale Trawlers, Grimsby.
April 1953
Sold to Derwent Trawlers, Grimsby.
1957
Sold for scrap to Van den Bossche & Co, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Boom on Saturday 30th November 1957 for breaking up.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 346. Launched: Saturday 2nd September 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: October 1905. Gross Tons: 209. Nett Tons: 73. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 122705.
Original owners: Built for the Forward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty.
1919
Returned to owners.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number:  FY.887.
November 1944
Returned to owners.
27th October 1945
A programme called ‘Fishermen in Wartime’, a survey of the effects of the war on the fishing industry and broadcast on the BBC Home Service, was recorded on board the vessel in the North Sea.
Fate: Scrapped in September 1956 at Dordrecht.
Built: 1905. Builders: Smiths Dock C Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 784. Launched: Monday 16th October 1905. Completed: November 1905. Registered: November 1905. Gross Tons: 227. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 120.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 122709. Original Owners: J. E. Rushworth & R. Atkinson, Grimsby.
November 1910
Registered to J. E. Rushworth.
Fate: Sunk by a warship off Iceland on Thursday 7th August 1914.
Devonian
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 523. Launched: Monday 24th August 1896. Completed: September 1896. Registered: September 1896. Gross Tons: 128. Nett Tons: 42. Length: 96.7 feet. Beam: 20.2 feet. Draught: 10.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106664. Original Owners: Great Grimsby Co-op Box & Fish Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1896
Sold to W. J. Allen, Grimsby.
September 1899
Bought by Allen Steam Fishing, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine in the North Sea on Thursday 9th September 1915.

Craigentinny
Built: 1919. Builders: ????, Northwich. Completed: 1919. Registered: July 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 96. Nett Tons: 44. Length: 86.6 feet. Beam: 18.5 feet. Draught: 9.4 feet. Official Number: 145543. Original Owners: Not known.
July 1922
Bought by W. Allen, Grimsby.
September 1916
Sold to owners in France.
Fate: Not known.

Kingston Peridot/Stockham/Wyre Monitor
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 522. Launched: Saturday 8th June 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: Thursday 11th July 1929. Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 137. Length: 140.5 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 31 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 160840. Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.55.
1937
The vessel was lengthened to 151.5 feet, 356 gross tons. The work was carried out at Smiths Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough.
Thursday 31st August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Armed Boarding Vessel. Pennant number: FY.4.81. Joined the Northern Patrol.
1940
The vessel bacame involved in a diplomatic incident when she towed the damaged Swedish destroyer Puke from off the Faroe Islands to Scapa Flow.
April 1941
Converted to an Anti Submarine vessel.
1945
Returned to owners.
Thursday 9th August 1945
Sold to Grimsby Industries Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.89.
September 1945
Bought by Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1946
Renamed Stockham.
October 1948
Sold to Wyre Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood and renamed Wyre Monitor. Registered as FD.304.
1954
Sold for scrap to Haulbowline Industries.
Fate: Arrived at Passage West, Cork for scrapping on Tuesday 16th November 1954.

Red Hackle/Lord Hawke
Built: 1950. Builders: John Lewis & Son Ltd, Aberdeen. Yard No: 225. Launched: Monday 14th August 1950. Completed: November 1950. Registered: November 1950. Gross Tons: 674. Nett Tons: 237. Length: 180.5 feet. Beam: 30.2 feet. Draught: 16.1 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Engines: John Lewis & Son Ltd. T.3 cylinder. Official Number: 184313. Original Owners: Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Built as Red Hackle and registered at London as LO.109.
1953
Registered at Fleetwood as FD.309.
June 1953
The Red Hackle was chosen to represent Fleetwood fishing vessels at the Spithead Review by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate her Coronation.
May 1954
Sold to Lord Line Ltd, Hull. Renamed Lord Hawke and registered as H.39.
April 1963
Transferred to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.89.
1968
Sold to Jos. de Smedt, Antwerp for scrapping.
Friday 6th September 1968
Arrived at Antwerp under tow.
Fate: Scrapped.
Violet/Colombo
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 164. Launched: Tuesday 28th July 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: September 1896. Gross Tons: 150. Nett Tons: 57. Length: 95.3 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 106661. Original Owners: Arctic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1905
Sold to owners in Ceylon where she was renamed Colombo.
Fate: Captured by a torpedo boat in the North Sea on the 24th or 26th August 1914.

Holyrood
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 603. Launched: Thursday 9th April 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: June 1914. Gross Tons: 210. Nett Tons: 56. Length: 115.2 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Official Number: 136013. Original Owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1438.
1919
Returned to owners.
December 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
January 1940
Returned to owners.
January 1946
Sold to the Vinur Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in November 1955.
Pelican
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 349. Launched: Saturday 16th September 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: November 1905. Gross Tons: 205. Nett Tons: 73. Length: 114 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 64 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 122707. Original Owners: Cleethorpes Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
July 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3265. Based at Portland.
Thursday 14th september 1916
Whilst sweeping the Channel, the Pelican saw a German U-Boat about to attack a mercantile vessel and went to her assistance, managing to drive the submarine away.
1920
Returned to owners.
April 1918
Sold to A. Beeley, Grimsby.
April 1919
Bought by Sleights Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
January 1939
Sold to the Premier Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
October 1941
Bought by Sir Alec Black, Grimsby.
April 1943
Sold to Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1944
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Esso. Pennant number: FY.4.427.
November 1944
Returned to owners.
October 1945
Bought by Ravendale Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1952.

Lord Beatty
Built: 1955. Builders: Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, Germmany. Yard No: 281. Launched: Thursday 15th December 1955. Completed: 1956. Registered: April 1963 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 697. Nett Tons: 238. Length: 185.2 feet. Beam: 31.1 feet. Draught: 17.1 feet. Forecastle: 38 feet. Official Number: 186696. Original Owners: Lord Line Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.112.
March 1966
Transferred to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.91.
Fate: Scrapped in December 1976.
Italy
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 166. Launched: Wednesday 9th September 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: October 1896. Gross Tons: 145. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 95.9 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 106662. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 720.
Fate: Sank on Sunday 3rd September 1916 following a collision 30 miles off Sunderland whilst on Admiralty Service.

Sudanese/Sindonis
Built: 1934. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 974. Launched: Monday 22nd October 1934. Completed: November 1934. Registered: February 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 440. Nett Tons: 164. Length: 162.1 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 163953. Original Owners: Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull.
February 1939
Sold to the Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.92.
May 1939
Renamed Sindonis.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti Submarine Vessel. Armament: 1x4 inch gun. Pennant number: FY.120.
1941
Deployed to the Med and joined the Inshore Squadron off Tobruk.
Fate: Sunk by enemy aircraft at Tobruk on Thursday 29th May 1941.

Olivean/Mustique
Built: 1954. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1397. Launched: Thursday 3rd June 1954. Completed: 1954. Registered: December 1954. Gross Tons: 269. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Engines: 4 cylinder 640hp British Polar. Official Number: 184923. Call Sign: GSPD. Original Owners: Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1976
Bought by the Dagon Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
Saturday 27th November 1976
Arrived at Lowestoft. Registered as LT.392.
1977
Converted for oil rig work and renamed Mustique.
Saturday 16th December 1978
The vessel arrived at Falmouth with engine trouble from where she had to be towed home.
1979
Serious engine troubles saw the vessel laid up at Brooke Marine.
1981
The Mustique changed identity with GY.693 Ross Heron.
October 1981
The vessel was sold for scrap as the Ross Heron.
Fate: Left Lowestoft for the breakers yard on Thursday 21st January 1982.
Lobelia
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 159. Launched: Tuesday 28th July 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: September 1896. Gross Tons: 147. Nett Tons: 53. Length: 95.6 feet. Beam: 20.4 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 106663. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured by a torpedo boat in the North Sea on the 24th-26th August 1914.

Lincolnshire
Built: 1934. Builders: Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 971. Launched: Monday 27th August 1934. Completed: 1934. Registered: September 1934. Gross Tons: 425. Nett Tons: 160. Length: 160.3 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Draught: 15.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 86 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Official Number: 162885. Original Owners: Lincolnshire Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Norway on the 1st February 1935.

Kingston Topaz/Hawkins
Built: 1927. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 487. Launched: Wednesday 1st June 1927. Completed: 1927. Registered: Wednesday 20th July 1927. Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 145. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 31 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 160054. Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Built as Kingston Topaz and registered as H.352
1937
Lengthened to 151.5 feet (357 gross tons) at the yard of Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough.
Wednesday 30th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Armed Boarding Vessel. Pennant number: FY.4.31.
Friday 3rd August 1945
Sold to Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 17th November 1945
Returned to owners.
1946
Renamed Hawkins and registered as GY.93.
Saturday 30th July 1949
Sold to Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 10th April 1953
Bought by Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1953
Sold to Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1956
Sold to BISCO and allocated to J. J. King & Co Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Gateshead on Tuesday 23rd October 1956 for breaking up.
Centaur/Grani/Nordhavet
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 114. Launched: Thursday 27th August 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: September 1896. Gross Tons: 132. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106665. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1902
Sold into Danish ownership where she became Grani.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Sweden and renamed Nordhavet.
Fate: Not known.

Emperor/Meror
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 350. Launched: Monday 2nd October 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: December 1905. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 127 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 122710. Original Owners: Anchor Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. 1x2 pounder gun. 1x7.5 Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 685.
January 1915
Renamed Meror.
1920
Returned to owners.
March 1923
Sold to Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1930
The vessel was lost and her register closed but she was later salvaged.
November 1930
Bought by J. Doig, Grimsby and registered as GY.316.
September 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.1836.
1941
Joined the 72nd Minesweeper Group based at Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by a mine near the River Humber on Sunday 3rd October 1943.

Hausa/Victorian/Loch Fleet
Built: 1935. Builders: Smith's Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 982. Launched: Monday 7th January 1935. Completed: February 1935. Registered: April 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 440. Nett Tons: 168. Length: 162.1 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 163963. Original Owners: Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.56.
April 1939
Sold to the Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Renamed Victorian and registered as GY.94.
August 1939
Purchased by the Admiralty for use as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Pennant number: FY.114.
January 1946
Placed on the Sale List by the Admiralty.
November 1946
Re-acquired by the Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Registered as GY.151.
June 1948
Sold to the Loch Fishing Co, Hull. Renamed Loch Fleet and registered as H.569.
Unknown date
Sold to the Dinas Steam Fishing Co, Fleetwood and registered as FD.43.
Fate: Scrapped in 1959.

Lifeguard
Built: 1949. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 812. Launched: Tuesday 12th July 1949. Completed: 1949. Registered: Wednesday 5th October 1949. Gross Tons: 668. Nett Tons: 243. Length: 160 feet. Beam: 30.5 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 34 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1100 NHP. Speed: 14 knots. Official Number: 182639. Original Owners: Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1954
Registered as GY.395. This was done because of superstition (her former number, 94, gave 13 when added together) and possibly with the recent loss of the Laforey three months earlier whose registration number also added up to 13 (GY.85).
Monday 24th January 1966
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in Antwerp on Wednesday 22nd May 1968.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 351. Launched: Saturday 14th October 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: December 1905. Gross Tons: 235. Nett Tons: 96. Length: 120.7 feet. Beam: 21.7 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 64 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: 63 HP. Official Number: 122711. Original Owners: George W. White & J. W. Willows (White & Willows), Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 722.
December 1915
Renamed Concord III.
1919
Returned to owners.
September 1925
Sold to Kungshamn, Gothenburg, Sweden.
1949
Bought by A. Evers Gothenburg, Sweden and converted to a motor vessel.
Fate: Scrapped in 1957.
Built: 1905. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1905. Registered: November 1905. Gross Tons: 233. Nett Tons: 102. Length: 123.6 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: 68 HP. Official Number: 122708. Original Owners: 'D' Line Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. 1x7.5 inch Bomb Thrower.
1919
Returned to owners.
January 1928
Bought by W. Garratt, Grimsby.
September 1932
Sold to T. E. Fisher, Grimsby.
February 1941
Sold to the Perihelion Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1945
Bought by the Deveron Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1954.
King Egbert/King Athelstan
Built: 1899. Builders: Schofield, Hagerup & Doughty, Grimsby. Yard No: 2. Launched: Monday 13th February 1899. Completed: May 1899. Registered: May 1899. Gross Tons: 159. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 105.7 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11, 17, 28 in x 20 in, 46 nominal horsepower. Made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow. Official Number: 110884. Original owners: Monarch Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
June 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 2576.
1920
Returned to owners.
January 1925
Transferred to Lowestoft and renamed King Athelstan.
Fate: Not known.

Aquamarine/Hargood/Westhaze
Built: 1928. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 492. Launched: Saturday 28th January 1928. Completed: 1928. Registered: Thursday 23rd February 1928. Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 151. Length: 151.5 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 31 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 160098. Original owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. H.388.
1937
Lengthened to 151.5 feet, 357 gross tons, at Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough.
Wednesday 30th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.4.00. Later converted to an Anti-Submarine Vessel and joined the Northern Patrol.
Thursday 21st September 1944
Returned to owners.
Friday 24th August 1945
Sold to Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby, and renamed Hargood, GY.97.
Tuesday 16th November 1948
Bought by J. C. Llewellin, Milford Haven, and renamed Westhaze, H.589 (managed by St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co, Hull).
1955
Sold to BISCO and allocated to J. J. King & Co Ltd. Gateshead.
Fate: Arrived at Gateshead for scrapping on Tuesday 19th July 1955.

Lord Wavell
Built: 1948. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1336. Completed: 1948. Registered: April 1963 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 636. Nett Tons: 245. Length: 177.9 feet. Beam: 30.7 feet. Draught: 15.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 181346. Original Owners: Lord Line Ltd, Hull. H.578.
April 1963
To Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.97.
May 1967
To owners in Fleetwood.
Fate: Scrapped in 1970.
Forward
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 355. Launched: Tuesday 14th November 1905. Completed: 1906. Registered: May 1906. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 127 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 122713. Original Owners: Edward C. Grant, Grimsby.
January 1913
Bought by Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1409.
May 1915
Renamed Forward II.
December 1915
Sold to A. Hill, Grimsby.
February 1917
Bought by J. Smith, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners, retaining the name of Forward II.
November 1922
Sold to Grimsby Trawler Owners Direct Fish Supply, Grimsby.
September 1923
Bought by Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Not known.

Lord Rowallan
Built: 1949. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1338. Launched: Saturday 23rd July 1949. Completed: 1949. Registered: April 1963 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 636. Nett Tons: 244. Length: 175 feet. Beam: 30.5 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 183381. Original Owners: Lord Line Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.9.
March 1966
Transferred to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.98.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in November 1967.
Mackenzie/Austri
Built: 1911. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 226. Launched: Tuesday 12th September 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: Wednesday 1st November 1911. Gross Tons: 335. Nett Tons: 136. Length: 140 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 75 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 86 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 132275. Original Owners: Neptune Steam Fishing Co, Hull. Registered as H.349.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 336. Pennant number: FY.617.
1919
Returned to owners.
1919
Sold to the Yarborough Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.99.
Sunday 25th January 1920
Bought by Fiskiveidahlutafelagid Kari, Reykjavik and renamed Austri. Registered as RE.238.
Tuesday 4th November 1924
Sold to H/F Kara Videy, Gullbringusyslu and registered as GK.238.
Fate: Wrecked at Vatnsnes, west coast of Iceland, on Wednesday 7th September 1927.

Gambri/Runswick Bay/Hassett
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 521. Launched: Saturday 25th May 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: Thursday 27th June 1929. Gross Tons: 349. Nett Tons: 152. Length: 140.2 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 81 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 160972. Original Owners: Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1932
Sold to the Howe Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 28th May 1934
Bought by the Marine Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, renamed Runswick Bay and registered as H.33.
Friday 25th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.750. Deployed to the South Atlantic Command.
Sunday 15th November 1942
Transferred to the West African Command.
Monday 26th June 1944
Bought by the Perihelion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 18th July 1946
Returned to owners.
1947
Bought by the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Hassett and registered as GY.489.
Fate: Wrecked in heavy weather at Aukeingill, 10 miles north of Wick, on Friday 18th September 1953.
Elite/Sparnestroom/Neptunus
Built: 1902. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 282. Launched: Tuesday 2nd December 1902. Completed: 1902. Registered: December 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 180. Nett Tons: 70. Length: 109.1 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Official Number: 116120. Original Owners: Great Northern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.714
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 150.
1919
Returned to owners.
February 1919
Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby and registered as GY.100.
June 1920
Registered to the Dobson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1928
Bought by owners in Holland who renamed her Sparnestroom.
Unknown date
Renamed Neptunus.
Fate: Not known.

John Brennan/Iolite/Osako
Built: 1917. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 374. Launched: Tuesday 4th September 1917. Completed: 1917. Registered: Saturday 12th January 1918. Gross Tons: 260. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 125.4 feet. Beam: 22.7 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 480 IHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 145080. Original Owners: Sold to the Admiralty whist still on the stocks. Completed as Non-Standard Castle Class Bomb Thrower/Minesweeper John Brennan. Admiralty number: 3609.
1919
Registered by the Admiralty as a trawler, LO.484.
1922
Sold to the Kingston Steam Trawling Co, Hull. Renamed Iolite and registered as H.576.
Thursday 8th November 1934
Bought by the Diamonds Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Renamed Osako and registered as GY.100.
Saturday 2nd November 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.580.
Saturday 15th December 1945
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sank off the Faeroe Islands on Saturday 21st April 1956 in rough weather after springing a leak in the fishroom. The Grimsby trawler Thessalonian (GY.112) answered the Osako's distress call and went to assist. The state of the sea prevented the Thessalonian getting close enough though so all the liferafts were launched and were used in a shuttle service until all thirteen crew of the Osako were saved.
Granuweal/Ebor Bell
Built: 1909. Builders: Alexander Hall & Co, Aberdeen. Yard No: 450. Completed: 1909. Registered: December 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 174. Nett Tons: 65. Length: 110 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Official Number: 127163. Original Owners: Built as Granuweal for owners in Aberdeen.
1913
Sold to Milne & Morgan, Aberdeen. Registered as A.265.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 474.
1915
Bought by J. S. Milne, Aberdeen.
1919
Returned to owners.
1920
Sold to the Ebor Fishing Co, Middlesbrough and renamed Ebor Bell.
December 1922
Bought by S. Chapman, Grimsby and registered as GY.101.
1932
Sold to by A. King, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank following a collision with the trawler Crosby in the North Sea on Tuesday 25th June 1935.

Vizalma
Built: 1940. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 656. Launched: Thursday 11th April 1940. Completed: Monday 12th August 1940. Registered: December 1945 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 608. Nett Tons: 205. Length: 178.1 feet. Beam: 30 feet. Draught: 15.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 92 feet. Forecastle: 34 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 165 NHP. Speed: 12 knots. Official Number: 166636. Original Owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Saturday 15th June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty, whilst the vessel was still being built. Completed as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Pennant number: FY.286.
August 1941
Transferred to the Iceland Command for use in the Russian convoys.
Sunday 23rd December 1945
Returned to owners.
September 1949
Fitted for Fuel Oil.
Fate: Scrapped at Dunston on Wednesday 4th November 1964.
Octavia
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 99. Launched: Tuesday 26th November 1898. Completed: 1906. Registered: Thursday 22nd March 1906. Gross Tons: 173. Nett Tons: 68. Length: 108.5 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 45 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 123238.
Original owners: Hellyer Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.876.
1917
Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
Sunday 9th November 1919
Bought by the Dobson Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.102.
1920
Sold to the Home & Colonial Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Yarmouth.
October 1925
Bought by F. Parkes, Grimsby. Registered as GY.102.
1926
Sold to W. C. Farrow, Hull. Registered as H.274.
1927
Bought by the Ocean Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Hull.
Wednesday 6th November 1929
Sold to the Holderness Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Hull.
1936
Bought by R. Hudson, Fleetwood.
Fate: Sank after a collision with the Fleetwood trawler George Cousins (LO.66) on Saturday 13th February 1937. The vessels were off Ramsey, Isle of Man, at the time of the collision. No loss of life occurred.

Blackburn Rovers
Built: 1934. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 976. Launched: Thursday 8th November 1934. Completed: December 1934. Registered: November 1934. Gross Tons: 442. Nett Tons: 161. Length: 157 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Depth: 12.3 feet. Forecastle: 27 feet. Official Number: 162890. Call sign: GYCL.
Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Built at a cost of £19,850.
Tuesday 18th September 1934
Documents for the Blackburn Rovers were received by Consolidated Fisheries today.
They were;
· Anchor and cable certificates.
· Boiler test certificates.
· Lights and Sound Signal certificates.
· Steam superheater header certificates.
· Steam superheater elements certificates.
Tuesday 27th November 1934
The new trawler underwent engine trials today. The superintendent engineer for Consolidated Fisheries was unable to be present at the trials, which went ahead without any problems.
Wednesday 28th November 1934
The builders certificate, along with the mortgage and deed of covenant for the Blackburn Rovers was received at the offices of Consolidated Fisheries today.
Friday 30th November 1934
With the new number 3 fish dock now officially opened, Sir John Marsden wrote to Smiths Dock asking that when the Blackburn Rovers was delivered to Grimsby she was to be delivered to the fish dock and not to the Royal Dock as had been the case with the vessels delivered before.
Monday 3rd December 1934
After completing her trials where she attained an average speed of 12 knots, the new vessel sailed for Grimsby at 1.30pm where she arrived later in the afternoon. The total cost of fitting the vessel out for sea would amount to £982 1s 11d, bringing the total cost of the ship to £20,832 1s 11d.
Saturday 8th December 1934
The Blackburn Rovers sailed on her maiden voyage.
Thursday 22nd August 1935
In answer to a query from H. E. Moss & Co., Liverpool, Sir John Marsden said that the selling price of the Blackburn Rovers would be £25,000, excluding fishing gear.
Wednesday 28th October 1936
After landing her fish caught on a quick trip to Iceland, which sold for £1,458, the Blackburn Rovers was visited by a large party of French visitors today. Having previously watched the sale of fish from the trawler Green Howard, the party, who were representatives of the French fishing industry, were taken on a tour of number three fish dock and were impressed by what they saw. Escorted by Mr. W. Riddell, the Assistant Markets Superintendent, the visitors were taken aboard the Blackburn Rovers to illustrate a modern Grimsby deep-sea trawler.
Wednesday 14th April 1937
Responding to a letter from Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co. Ltd., the owners of the Lord Irwin who alleged that the Blackburn Rovers had damaged their trawlers gear, Sir John Marsden regretted that he had not yet interviewed the skipper about the matter but would do so when the ship returned to Grimsby.
Tuesday 11th May 1937
After interviewing both skipper and crew of the Blackburn Rovers, Sir John was at a loss to see how the warps of the Lord Irwin could have been damaged to the extent claimed. As a gesture of goodwill, he informed the company that he was prepared to accept liability for fouling the gear though and offered, without prejudice, the sum of £32 10s 0d in full settlement of the claim.
Saturday 24th May 1937
Whilst hauling the gear, third hand Frank Jones was struck by the trawl and thrown against an iron stanchion injuring his right knee.
Monday 3rd June 1937
A waiting ambulance took the injured Mr. Jones to hospital after the vessel had docked today. He was allowed home after some treatment.
Friday 25th June 1937
The Lady Lilian which was off Dennis Head on passage to Iceland, received a call from the Blackburn Rovers at 17.58 who informed her master that the trawler had run ashore near North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands. The trawler skipper requested that the Lady Lilian stand by and tow the vessel off. The vessel went to assist and anchored as close as possible to the trawler, swung his boat out and readied his warps in preparation for the tow. But before the warps could be put aboard the vessel, she suddenly refloated under her own power. At 21.00, the skipper of the Lady Lilian was advised that the Blackburn Rovers was now okay and further assistance wasn't required.
Saturday 26th June 1937
Informed of the grounding and the skipper’s intentions, Consolidated Fisheries wired ahead of the trawler to Stromness.
‘Blackburn Rovers been ashore proceeding Stromness. Can you arrange diver Stromness or Lyness. Require certificate of seaworthiness before vessel proceeds. Please wire reply’.
The reply was sent soon after the trawler docked.
‘Wire received. Blackburn Rovers arrived. Arranging diver. Presume Lloyds will wire when diver finishes. Vessel not making any water’.
And, after the diver had finished, Consolidated Fisheries received a further wire from Stromness.
‘Blackburn Rovers. Diver examined bottom. No damage. Lloyds agent has granted certificate seaworthy’.
The trawler then left Stomness and resumed her journey to the Icelandic fishing grounds.
Friday 6th August 1937
After arriving in the River Humber and dropping the anchor this morning, the Skipper of the Blackburn Rovers went ashore and a replacement Skipper was put aboard in readiness for docking. Later in the afternoon, as the tide was making, the relief Skipper asked the mate to heave in some anchor cable, shortening the length she was ‘swinging’ on. As the crew were preparing for docking, they suddenly heard a cry and, looking about the ship, they saw a dark shape in the water which was evidently the mate, Mr. Archibald Thomas Freshwater. The Grimsby motor-boat Runnymede, which had been tied up alongside the Blackburn Rovers, immediately cast off and headed for the man in the water but a strong tide of about 5 knots quickly carried him off out of reach down the River. A prolonged search of the River was made but no trace of Mr. Freshwater could be found.
Tuesday 31st August 1937
Replying to a letter from the Port Master at Grimsby who had written to say that the Blackburn Rovers had hit and damaged the west side of the inner entrance jetty through negligence of his orders, Sir John Marsden said;
‘If our skipper has disregarded orders by the Dock Master, I can only express my regret. I shall, upon his return, be investigating the matter fully and will write you again shortly’.
When the vessel did return, the skipper was strongly reprimanded and warned that on the next case of damage caused by him, he would be brought before the disciplinary commitee which had the power to suspend skippers for periods of not less than one month.
Tuesday 11th January 1938
Her fishing for this trip complete, the Blackburn Rovers set a course of SE¾S for Dunnet Head at about 10.30 that evening. As she progressed southerly, the weather grew steadily worse.
Thursday 13th January 1938
Passing Faroe Bank at about 3pm this afternoon, the weather had worsened and there was a very strong WSW gale with a heavy sea running. At 4.15pm, the vessel shipped a huge sea which drove in the the side of the wheelhouse and verandah, flooded the chartroom and wireless room, swept away the pole compass and ventilators and the starboard navigation light. The lifeboat and its contents were also washed over the side and lost. In consequence of the weight of the water, the bunkers and the fish were thrown to the port side, giving the trawler a heavy-and dangerous-list. The crew were called and worked for several hours before the vessel was back on an even keel.
Friday 25th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an anti-submarine vessel.
Thursday 31st August 1939
The Blackburn Rovers left Grimsby tonight bound for the yard of Cammel Laird Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Birkenhead. Prior to her sailing, a telegram was sent to insurers Alfred Blackmore & Co. Ltd., asking them to keep the vessel fully covered by insurance until she arrived in Birkenhead where she would be taken over by the admiralty.
Tuesday 5th September 1939
The insurance cover for the Blackburn Rovers was withdrawn by Messrs Alfred Blackmore & Co. Ltd. at noon today.
Wednesday 13th September 1939
The vessel was dry-docked for her On-Survey at Cammel Laird & Company, Birkenhead, where the inspection of her hull showed it to be in good condition.
Friday 3rd November 1939
The inspection of the main engine and auxiliary machinery showed it to be in generally good condition but some minor work was required. The survey report showed that work carried out included the re-packing of the stern gland, re-fitting of valves and cocks on the underwater fittings and the condenser doors scraped and cleaned. The air pump plunger rods needed machining as did the rods on the feed pump and the windlass engine was in need of a complete refit.
Fate: Lost, but not known for certain how. Official records state "by U-boat action or mine, on or about Sunday 2nd June 1940." The location of her loss is recorded as being in the "North Sea".

Lord Willoughby
Built: 1948. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1399. Launched: Monday 20th September 1948. Completed: 1949. Registered: April 1963 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 636. Nett Tons: 244. Length: 177.9 feet. Beam: 30.7 feet. Depth: 15.1. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 183388.
Original owners: Lord Line, Hull. Registered as H.36.
April 1963
Transferred to Grimsby and registered as GY.102.
March 1966
Registered to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped at Belgium in October 1968.
Bengal/Staunch
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 224. Launched: Monday 30th October 1905.Completed: 1905. Registered: Monday 1st January 1906. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 60 HP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 122712.
Original owners: Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number:  1150.
1919.
Returned to owners.
Friday 14th December 1928.
Bought by Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel. Pennant number:  FY.1591.
1940
Renamed Staunch and converted to a minesweeper.
1944
Converted to an Esso (fuel carrier).
November 1944.
Returned to owners and reverted back to original name.
Fate: Arrived at Charlestown for scrapping on Friday 20th May 1955.
Reverto
Built: 1904. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 50. Launched: Wednesday 18th May 1904. Completed: 1904. Registered: Thursday 7th July 1904. Gross Tons: 177. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 46 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 55 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 118927. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby. Registered as GY.13.
1906
Her registration number was changed to GY.104 as 13 was considered to be unlucky.
Fate: Posted as missing on Monday 18th September 1916. Presumed lost with all hands whilst fishing in the North Sea.

Corcyra.
Please see GY.63 entry for details.

St. Clement/Pilote 5
Built: 1885. Builders: Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen. Yard No: 240. Launched: Tuesday 17th February 1885. Completed: 1885. Registered: December 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 169. Nett Tons: 65. Length: 115.2 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 12.6 feet. Official Number: 88865. Original Owners: Built as St. Clement for T. Walker, Aberdeen. Registered as A.70.
December 1922
Bought by G. Pogson, Grimsby and registered as GY.104.
Unknown date
Renamed as Pilote 5.
July 1923
Registered to Pogson-Symonds, Grimsby.
April 1925
Sold to S. Aldegandis, Spain.
Fate: Not known.
Jean Eva/Wolves/Pataudi.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 115. Launched: Thursday 27th August 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: September 1896. Gross Tons: 132. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106666. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and sunk by torpedo boat in the North Sea on Monday 24th or Tuersday 25th of August 1914.
Crux
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 116. Launched: Thursday 27th August 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: September 1896. Gross Tons: 132. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106667. Call Sign: QNRS. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground near Withernsea on Thursday 11th January 1912.

Cassandra/Cassandra II/Cassandra
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 92. Launched: Monday 16th October 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Saturday 2nd December 1905. Gross Tons: 174. Nett Tons: 68. Length: 108.5 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 45 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 121096. Original Owners: Hellyer Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. H.848.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1767.
July 1917
Renamed Cassandra II.
1919
Returned to owners and reverted to her original name.
1920
Bought by the Alliance Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
1922
Sold to J. Ellis & Co, Grimsby, and registered as GY.106.
1925
Bought by John Robinson Ltd, Grimsby.
1927
Sold to B. Allenby, Aberdeen, and registered as A.236.
1932
Bought by G. W. Fowler, Aberdeen.
Fate: Foundered in the North Sea after springing a leak on Monday 26th August 1935. The vessel was 46 miles east north-east of Aberdeen at the time and all of her crew were rescued by the Peterhead drifter Hopeful, PD.504.

Leicester City
Built: 1934. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 978. Launched: Thursday 22nd November 1934. Completed: December 1934. Registered: December 1934. Gross Tons: 442. Nett Tons: 161. Length: 157 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 27 feet. Official Number: 162892. Call Sign: GYCN. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Built at a cost of £19,850.
Wednesday 19th December 1934
Had her trial trip today at 10am when everything was found to be satisfactory. Following this, she proceeded to Grimsby at 2.30pm.
Thursday 20th December 1934
Arrived in Grimsby and berthed in the fish dock for fitting-out in preparation for her maiden voyage. The total cost of fitting the vessel out for sea would amount to £974 1s 7d, bringing the total cost of the ship to £20,824 1s 7d.
Monday 31st December 1934
The Leicester City sailed on her maiden trip with Skipper William Mogg in command.
Monday 7th January 1935
Whilst fishing at the White Sea grounds, the vessel came fast at about 4pm and the crew began to haul the gear back. Whilst doing so, the gear fell under the lee side of the ship and parted the after bridle. The after door also came up lee side but struck the propeller as it did so breaking off two tips.
Thursday 10th January 1935
Documents for the Leicester City were received by Consolidated Fisheries today. They were:
• Anchor and cable certificates.
• Boiler test certificates.
• Lights and Sound Signal certificates.
• Steam superheater header certificates.
• Steam superheater elements certificates.
Tuesday 12th February 1935
The Leicester City landed her catch today then immediately went to the Royal Dock for dry-docking. The vessel sailed again on Saturday 16th February.
Tuesday 25th June 1935
Landed 1,400 boxes today, which sold for £900, made the biggest catch of the day.
Thursday 26th February 1936
Arrested on a charge of illegal fishing within territorial waters, the Leicester City was taken into Reykjavik. Skipper W. Mogg strongly denied the charge insisting that he was one mile outside the limit and was about to put a buoy over the side when he was arrested.
Friday 27th February 1936
The charge of illegal fishing against Skipper W. Mogg was adjourned till the afternoon at the court in Reykjavik after no decision was reached because of conflicting evidence.
Sunday 29th February 1936
In the Icelandic court, a fine of £926 was imposed upon the Leicester City and its catch and gear confiscated. An immediate appeal was lodged and, after a financial guarantee of £1,200 to secure release from arrest was given, the vessel was able to put to sea again.
Wednesday 3rd June 1936
The Leicester City topped the market today when her 1,500 boxes of Icelandic fish grossed £1,150. The trip had started with skipper John Mogg in command but during the trip, Skipper Mogg and the second engineer had to go into hospital at Iceland. The trawler was delayed five days in port whilst relief skipper Jack Brown was flown to Iceland to take charge of the vessel. Skipper Mogg and the engineer came back to Grimsby via Hull, on another vessel.
Monday 9th November 1936
The Leicester City was found guilty of trawling through the lines of the Norwegian vessel Hugin by the Anglo-Norwegian Trawler Enquiry Board at Tromso, Norway. The damages, assessed at 1,600 kroner was paid today by bankers draft to Commander A. P. Cumming.
Tuesday 15th December 1936
The Inspector of Wireless Telegraphy contacted Consolidated Fisheries and reported an incident of irregular working of the equipment contrary to instructions. On their return, the skipper and wireless operator were severely reprimanded.
Tuesday 4th May 1937
A 'team' met a team today when the players, officials and directors of Leicester City F.C. were invited to look around the Leicester City, which was especially dressed overall with flags for the occasion. The soccer team was in Grimsby in readiness for their Hospital Cup match at Blundell Park this evening. They were welcomed aboard the trawler by Sir John Marsden, Mr. W. Brackenbury and Skipper William Mogg. Later in the day, Skipper Mogg was presented with a piece of silver plate for the trawler which was inscribed:
"Presented to Captain Mogg and the crew of the steam trawler Leicester City by the chairman, manager-secretary and players of Leicester City F.C., championship season 1936-1937."
Tuesday 16th November 1937
The Supreme Court of Iceland today heard the appeal against the charge of illegal fishing that was lodged by Skipper William Mogg today. In an unusual decision, the court upheld the appeal and the fine of £926 was remitted.
Thursday 14th April 1938
Mr. Harold Harris, a lumper working aboard the Leicester City, was taken to the hospital today when a fish basket fell into the fishroom where Mr. Harris was working and struck him on the head. Mr. Harris was detained in hospital.
Wednesday 1st February 1939
The Leicester City landed her catch today and was then laid up pending a boiler survey.
Thursday 12th October 1939
The Leicester City arrived at the fitting-out yard at Blyth at 3.30pm today.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Pennant number: FY.223.
March 1946
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 28th April 1949
Two scientists from the department of Scientific and Industrial Research came back to Grimsby today after having spent 29 days at sea on the Leicester City. The scientists had been to the White Sea fishing grounds to try to determine why fish from this area deteriorated quicker than Icelandic caught fish on the homeward journey.
June 1950
Converted to an oil burner.
Wednesday 9th August 1950
Grimsby Borough Magistrates failed to arrive at a decision over the alleged theft of 5 mock halibut from the Leicester City by a lumper. The chief foreman lumper told the court that he knew they were on board the vessel as the fish were black on both sides rather than the more usual black and white. They were, he said, placed in a box and labelled with the company tally.
Sunday 22nd March 1953
The Leicester City was steaming home through a storm after a trip to the Icelandic fishing grounds when she ran aground off the Island of Hoy in the Orkneys. In the darkness of the early hours of the morning the crew were unable to see that they were only about 200 yards from the shore.
When the vessel began to list heavily to starboard, Skipper Osmund Johansen decided to abandon ship and gave the order to do so. The Skipper, with nine of his crew, took to a lifeboat but the heavy seas soon capsized it. The Stromness lifeboat later picked up four men who were clinging exhaustedly to a liferaft in Hoy Sound. By this time, the upturned lifeboat, with the men still clinging to it, had drifted in towards the shore. Here they found the body of the Mate, Mr. Edward Youngs, who had bravely swam for help when the lifeboat had first capsized. He had died from exhaustion and exposure. Ironically, when the fog lifted later in the day, the Leicester City was seen to have righted her list and was standing upright on an even keel. If the men had stayed on board the vessel, a rescue could have been effected with greater ease in the daylight. Instead, seven men perished.
Fate: Lost as a result of the grounding.
Agatha/Degoutte/Marie Michel.
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 160. Launched: Wednesday 12th August 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: September 1896. Gross Tons: 137. Nett Tons: 48. Length: 94 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Engines: 40 HP. Official Number: 106668. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 803.
Unknown date
Renamed Agatha II.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1923
Sold to owners in France where she was renamed Degoutte.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Belgium where she became Marie Michel.
Fate: Scrapped in 1951.
Crown
Built: 1906. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1906. Registered: January 1906. Gross Tons: 266. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Draught: 11.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 122714. Original Owners: Crown Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
May 1907
Sold to owners in Milford Haven.
July 1917
Bought by R. Hill, Grimsby and registered as GY.1075.
March 1919
Sold to owners in Lowestoft.
Fate: Ran aground at the Isle of Man on Tuesday 6th November 1906.

Itonian
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 619. Launched: Thursday 9th April 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: July 1914. Gross Tons: 288. Nett Tons: 156. Length: 137 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 75 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 136015. Call Sign: JLQB (in 1925). Original Owners: Great Central Co-op Engineering Co, Grimsby.
January 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. 1 Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 1980.
April 1918
Acquired by J. Smethurst, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
April 1919
Bought by the Penguin Steam Fishing, Grimsby.
October 1924
Acquired by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
September 1927
Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1933
Bought by M Olesen.
April 1935
Back to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 14th December 1935
Whilst fishing off Adlefik, Iceland, a gale suddenly sprang up and a heavy sea swept the ship carrying the small boat with it and flooding the cabin and damaging the stores as it went. As the crew were hauling in the gear, the cod-end swung inboard and trapped a deckhand against the winch, badly injuring his legs. The skipper immediately made for Dyrafjord where the injured man was taken to hospital.
Saturday 21st December 1935
As the Itonian was leaving Dyrafjord, there was so much ice on the water that it was impossible to distinguish land from water in the darkness and the vessel stranded. The trawler remained high and dry until the tide turned when the vessel refloated herself without any damage.
1949
The vessel was now owned by William Stevenson, of 231 Clifton Drive South, St Anne's on Sea, Lancs.
Fate: Not known.

Star of Liberty/Graziella/Jane Stephen/Eileen Wray
Built: 1906. Builders: John Duthie, Aberdeen. Completed: 1906. Registered: October 1945 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 227. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 120.6 feet. Beam: 22.9 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 57 feet. Official Number: 123368. Original Owners: Built as Star of Liberty for owners in Aberdeen.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in France and renamed Graziella.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Aberdeen and renamed Jane Stephen.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Hull and renamed Eileen Wray.
October 1945
Bought by Humber Trawlers, Grimsby and registered as GY.108.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1952.

Lord Fraser
Built: 1948. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1340. Launched: Wednesday 3rd November 1948. Completed: 1949. Registered: April 1963 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 635. Nett Tons: 243. Length: 177.9 feet. Beam: 30.7 feet. Draught: 15.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 183392. Original Owners: Lord Line Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.48.
March 1966
To Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in April 1968.
Belovar
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 94. Launched: Wednesday 29th November 1905. Registered: Thursday 1st February 1906. Gross Tons: 242. Nett Tons: 94. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 65 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 122715.
Original owners: Alec L. Black, Grimsby.
Fate: Posted as missing with all ten crew on Thursday 6th February 1913.

Lord Ernle
Built: 1919. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 892. Launched: Thursday 1st May 1919. Completed: 1919. Registered: July 1929 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 325. Nett Tons: 132. Length: 138.3 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Depth: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 144021.
Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class Peter Magee. Completed as a fishing vessel.
Unknown date
Bought by Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Lord Ernle.
July 1929
Sold to the Perihelion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.109.
Fate: Ran aground at Bempton Cliffs, Flamborough on Tuesday 2nd March 1937.

Chalcedony/Laforey/Wyre Mariner
Built: 1928. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull. Yard No: 493. Launched: Saturday 11th February 1928. Completed: 1928. Registered: Tuesday 13th March 1928. Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 151. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Depth: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11.2 knots. Official Number: 160099.
Original owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull, and registered as H.392.
1937
Lengthened to 151.5 feet, 357 gross tons, by Smiths Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough.
Saturday 26th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Pennant number: FY.4.124.
1941
Converted to a Minesweeper.
1943
Based at Grimsby.
Tuesday 9th October 1945
Bought by Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Laforey and registered as GY.109.
Monday 13th May 1946
Returned to owners.
1948
Sold to the Wyre Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood, renamed Wyre Mariner and registered as FD.34.
1954
Sold for scrap to Haulbowline Industries, Southern Ireland.
Fate: Arrived at Passage West for scrapping on Tuesday 16th November 1954.

Lord Cunningham
Built: 1948. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1341. Launched: Saturday 18th December 1948. Completed: 1949. Registered: April 1963 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 635. Nett Tons: 243. Length: 175 feet. Beam: 30.5 feet. Depth: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 183396.
Original owners: Lord Line, Hull. Registered as H.69.
March 1963
Transferred to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.109
Fate: Scrapped at Belgium in November 1967.
Northward/Norrard
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 357. Launched: Thursday 28th December 1905. Completed: 1906. Registered: February 1906. Gross Tons: 204. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 122720. Original Owners: Forward Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 807.
1919
Returned to owners.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
Thursday 25th January 1940
Returned to owners.
1940
Lost but later salved.
November 1941
Bought by Alec Black, Grimsby. Renamed Norrard.
April 1943
Sold to Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.399.
February 1944
Bought by the Marine Steam Fishing Co. Ltd Hull. Registered as H.50.
1947
Managed by the Ocean Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. Hull.
Fate: Scrapped in 1952.

Northern Princess
Built: 1949. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 813. Launched: Wednesday 24th August 1949. Completed: 1949. Registered: Wednesday 9th November 1949. Gross Tons: 677. Nett Tons: 251. Length: 178 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 93 feet. Forecastle: 35 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1075 IHP.Speed: 12.9 knots. Official Number: 182640. Original Owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 29th October 1969
Sold for scrap to Clayton & Davie Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Dunston on Tyne in January 1970 prior to being scrapped.
Crater
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 117. Launched: Saturday 19th September 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: October 1896. Gross Tons: 132. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106669. Original owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1919
Sold to Ashworth & Taylor, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.330.
1926
Bought by owners in North Shields.
Fate: Wrecked in June 1926.

Boston Fury/Fiskenaes/Brandur.
Please see GY.153 entry for details.
Abronia
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 356. Launched: Tuesday 28th November 1905. Completed: 1906. Registered: February 1906. Gross Tons: 242. Nett Tons: 121. Length: 126.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 22 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: 63 HP. Official Number: 122716. Call Sign: HFNL. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 704.
1919 Returned to owners.
December 1919
The vessel was sold to Thomas William Baskcomb, Grimsby.
October 1935
Bought by F. Parkes, Grimsby.
November 1935
Acquired by Thomas, Charles & Fred Moss Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.734.
7th September 1940
The vessel foundered in the Thames.
1941
Attempts to raise the vessel were successful.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1947.

Thessalonian
Built: 1954. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1398. Launched: Friday 2nd July 1954. Completed: 1954. Registered: January 1955. Gross Tons: 269. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: 4 cylinder 640hp British Polar. Official Number: 184925. Call Sign: GSSR. Original Owners: Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd.
November 1976
Bought by the Dagon Fishing Co Ltd, Luton.
6th November 1976
Arrived at Lowestoft. Registered as LT.272.
1977
Converted for oil rig work. Renamed Martinique.
1986
Sold for scrap to Cook Bros, New Holland.
Fate: Left Lowestoft for the breakers yard on Thursday 22nd January 1987 in company with the Tobago.
Built: 1905. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 358. Launched: Thursday 14th December 1905. Completed: 1906. Registered: February 1906. Gross Tons: 242. Nett Tons: 121. Length: 126.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 122718. Call sign: HFPL.
Original owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  3203. Fitted with Listening Hydrophones.
1919
Returned to owners.
December 1919
Sold to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1935
Bought by F. Parkes.
November 1935
Sold to the United Steam Fishing Co Ltd.
Fate: Lost in 1942. It is thought that the vessel hit a mine as German records reveal that a U-boat witnessed an explosion.
Thrush
Built: 1906. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1906. Registered: February 1906. Gross Tons: 264. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Draught: 11.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 122717. Original Owners: Pioneer Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and scuttled by a U-Boat 50 miles off Eagle Island on Monday 9th August 1915.

Stoke City.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Borneo
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 100. Launched: Thursday 28th December 1905. Completed: 1905. Registered: Friday 16th February 1906. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 60NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet Official Number: 122719.
Original owners: Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  FY.1809.
Thursday 1st February 1917
Rescued an aircraft that had crashed in the Channel after its engines had failed. The trawler towed the aircraft to Portland.
Fate: Sank by mine off Beachy Head on Monday 18th June 1917. The mine was laid by UCI7 on the same day.

Courtier
Built: 1929. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1054. Launched: Tuesday 25th June 1929.Completed: 1929. Registered: August 1929. Gross Tons: 255. Nett Tons: 100. Length: 122.3 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Depth: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 160973.
Original owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 20th July 1939.
The vessel was holed following a collision with the German Nordsee in the North Sea. The German vessel stood by the Courtier and offered to take the crew off but Skipper Peter Wood was keen to save his ship. He ordered the crew to use the mizzen sail to cover the hole in the trawler's plates to check the inrush of water. This action proved to be enough to allow the pumps to cope with the leak so the trawler could get underway to North Shields.
Friday 21st July 1939.
Arriving at North Shields, the vesssel was safely dry-docked where repairs took place.
Fate: Scrapped in November 1962.
Clifton
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 359. Launched: Monday 15th January 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: March 1906. Gross Tons: 242. Nett Tons: 125. Length: 126.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 123562. Original Owners: T. C. & F. Moss, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 954.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sank by mine near Daunt Light Vessel on Monday 18th February 1918 whilst on Admiralty service.

Prince Palatine/Lord Darling/Virginian.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Aucuba GY.117
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 101. Launched: Saturday 13th January 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Friday 9th March 1906. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Made by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 67 HP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 123561.
Original owners: W. Grant & D. Robinson, Grimsby.
Saturday 26th April 1913.
The German steamer Kate was bound for Bosum, near Hamburg, when she sprang a leak in the North Sea. Her distress was seen by the Acuba, which took her in tow. The German vessel was gradually sinking though so the captain and crew abandoned her and boarded the trawler by means of their own boat. The Kate foundered shortly afterwards.
Sunday 27th April 1913.
The Acuba safely landed the captain and crew of the Kate at Grimsby.
December 1914.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a boom defence vessel.
1919.
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 1st June 1927.
Sold to Arthur Grant & Sons, Grimsby.
Friday 7th March 1930.
Sold to the Rugby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 29th April 1933.
Bought by the Filey United Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Scarborough.
Wednesday 7th October 1942.
Sold to Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 1st November 1944.
Bought by Rushcliffe Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
Thursday 8th April 1948.
Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank following a collision with the Maria Bibolini whilst fishing off Robin Hoods Bay on Wednesday 5th September 1951. All ten crew were rescued by the Maria Bibolini and landed at Rotterdam. Before the vessel sank, skipper Tom Darwood went into his cabin to retrieve his gold watch, but the water was coming up to his waist so he gave up and went on deck to be rescued.
GY.118 Hekla/Liberator.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Built: 1927. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 488. Launched: Saturday 18th June 1927. Completed: 1927. Registered: Thursday 11th August 1927. Gross Tons: 357 (after lengthening in 1937). Nett Tons: 151. Length: 151.5 feet (after lengthening in 1937). Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 31 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.8 knots. Official Number: 160057. Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co, Hull.
Thursday 31st August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Armed Boarding Vessel. Armament: 1x4 inch gun. 1x20mm AA gun. Depth Charges. Pennant number: FY.4.54.
April 1941
Converted to an Anti Submarine Vessel and joined the Northern Patrol.
Saturday 2nd September 1944
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 9th October 1945
Sold to Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed Moorsom and registered as GY.119.
1947
Bought by J. C. Llewellin, Milford Haven. Renamed Westhope and registered as H.590.
Monday 3rd January 1949
Sold to the St. Andrew's Steam Fishing Co, Hull.
1956
Sold to BISCO and allocated to Clayton & Davie Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Dunston on Tyne on Tuesday 24th April 1956 for scrapping.
Khartoum/Ross Khartoum.
Please see GY.47 entry for details.
Cygnus
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 118. Launched: Saturday 19th September 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: October 1896. Gross Tons: 132. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106670.
Original owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Thursday 13th November 1919.

Beardmore/Lileas
Built: 1920. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 696. Launched: Tuesday 23rd March 1920. Completed: 1920. Registered: October 1920. Gross Tons: 227. Nett Tons: 120. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 64 feet. Official Number: 146871
Original owners:
Grimsby Motor Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1927
Renamed Lileas.
August 1931
Sold to owners in France.
Fate: Not known.

Northern Prince GY.121
Built: 1949. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 814. Launched: Monday 26th September 1949.Completed: 1909. Registered: Friday 9th December 1949. Gross Tons: 677. Nett Tons: 251. Length: 178 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Depth: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 93 feet. Forecastle: 35 feet.  Engines: Great Central Engineering. 60 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 182641.
Original owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1975
Sold to British United Trawlers, Grimsby.
25th June 1975
Sold to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, for scrapping.
Fate: Arrived at Blyth on Tuesday 3rd February 1976 to be broken up.
Lupus
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 119. Launched: Saturday 19th September 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: October 1896. Gross Tons: 132. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106671. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1909
Sold to owners in Greece where she had several name changes: - Andreas Protoclitos, Albertos Amvourger, Micheal, Argo, Panagiotis F and Tassos.
Fate: Not known.

Koorah
Built: 1912. Builders: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen. Yard No: 505. Launched: Monday 5th February 1912. Completed: March 1912. Registered: Monday 4th March 1912. Gross Tons: 227. Nett Tons: 86. Length: 117.4 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Engines: Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen. 78HP. Official Number: 128760. Original Owners: Edward Brand & Co, Milford Haven. Registered as M.120.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 324. Based at Egypt.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1919
Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.122.
May 1919
Bought by E. E. Cox, Grimsby.
February 1933
Sold to the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1935
Bought by P. & G. M. Liston, Granton, Edinburgh. Registered as GN.14.
1940
Sold to Carnie & Gibb Ltd, Granton, Edinburgh.
Thursday 10th April 1941
Bought by the Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen. Registered as A.249.
1944
Sold to A. & M. Smith Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.77.
1946
Bought by the Brebner Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen. Registered as A.18.
Fate: Ran ashore on a reef half a mile West of Dunnet Head on Thursday 11th February 1954. All the crew were taken off by the seine-netter Our Lassie and subsequently landed at Scrabster. Attempts at salvaging the Koorah failed and she sank.
Goeland II/New Comet
Built: 1915. Builders: Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen. Yard No: 509. Launched: February 1915. Completed: March 1915. Registered: March 1915 at Liverpool. LL.2. Gross Tons: 245. Nett Tons: 93. Length: 120.7 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Alexander Hall & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen. 91 HP. Official Number: 137432. Original Owners: Harley & Miller Ltd, Liverpool.
March 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1194. Based at Dover
1919
Returned to owners.
1919
Sold to the Port St. Mary Fishing & Curing Co Ltd, London.
Monday 31st March 1919
Registered at Fleetwood (FD.109).
1924
New Docks Steam Trawling Co (Fleetwood) Ltd were appointed managers of the vessel.
Monday 13th December 1926
Sold to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.406.
May 1928
Registered to Baskcomb & Northcote Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1933
Bought by James Johnston, Newhaven, Edinburgh.
June 1933
Renamed New Comet and registered as GN.38.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
May 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.760.
Saturday 23rd November 1940
Damaged by a mine explosion 1½ miles East of the River Tyne. All the twenty crewmen were rescued by the Tynemouth lifeboat Westmoreland. Another minesweeper took the New Comet in tow and managed to beach her. The vessel was repaired and returned to service.
June 1943
Employed on various duties.
December 1943
Converted to an Esso. Pennant number: Y7.21.
Tuesday 6th June 1944
Took part in the Normandy landings as part of Force G. Force G landed British 50th Infantry Division of British 30th Corps on Gold beach in Normandy.
October 1945
Sold to the Anglo Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.122
Saturday 29th December 1945
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1952.
Kashmir/Ross Kashmir.
Please see GY.43 entry for details.
Ashton/Ecliptica
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 531. Launched: Thursday 24th September 1896. Completed: October 1896. Registered: October 1896. Gross Tons: 144. Nett Tons: 46. Length: 104 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 10.5 feet. Engines: 30 HP. Official Number: 106672. Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
Monday 21st June 1897
The Ashton arrived back in Grimsby this morning with the lifeboat of an unidentified trawler on board that she had found following the recent gales.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
1914
The vessel had a new boiler fitted.
October 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 640. September 1918
Returned to owners.
Thursday 2nd August 1923
Writing to Thomas McLaren & Co, Shipbrokers & Naval Architects, Sir John Marsden confided:
"Dear Mr. Morgan,
I should like to dispose of two of the older vessels of our fleet, namely the Ashton and the Derby and would be prepared to accept the exceptionally low figure of £1,000 each for these vessels. Can you help me to sell them?
In confidence, I may inform you that I have a special reason for selling. Both vessels were in Admiralty service, and the amount allowed by the Admiralty for reconditioning has not all been expended, in fact, there is quite a large balance on each ship. I am afraid that unless the vessels are disposed of, the Revenue Authorities may raise the question of taxing the balances. May I request you to kindly treat this information in strict confidence."
Tuesday 14th August 1923
In a further letter, Sir John said that he didn't want the two vessels to be advertised under the company name.
January 1925
Later moved to Lowestoft and became a Mission ship, registered as LO.401.
1929
Sold to P J Schipper, Ymuiden, Netherlands and renamed Ecliptica.
Fate: Not known.

Patrick Devine/Yolanda/Sedock/Strathgairn
Please see GY.1332 entry for details.

Kandahar/Ross Kandahar
Please see GY.506 entry for details.
Earl Monmouth/Jarlinn/Makl/Cecilel/Mogina
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 360. Launched: Saturday 27th January 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: April 1906. Gross Tons: 270. Nett Tons: 119. Length: 128.4 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. Triple Expansion 71 HP. Official Number: 123563. Original Owners: Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1912
Sold to owners in Denmark and became Jarlinn.
1920
Bought by L. Ballias Co, Lorient, France. Renamed Makl.
Unknown date
Renamed Cecilel.
Unknown date
Renamed Mogina.
Fate: Scrapped in 1936 or 1937.

Chanticleer/Henriville
Built: 1894. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 122. Launched: Tuesday 5th June 1894. Completed: 1894. Registered: Friday 22nd June 1894. Gross Tons: 173. Nett Tons: 72. Length: 114.4 feet. Beam: 20.9 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 45 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 102955. Original Owners: Samuel T. White, George T. Armitage & James Chant, Hull. Registered as H.254.
Friday 12th August 1898
Sold to J. Chant & Mrs M. J. Paddon, Plymouth. Registered as PH.402.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 921.
November 1918
Returned to owners.
1919
Bought by the Wharncliffe Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.124.
1919
Sold to N. Sinderson, Grimsby.
1925
Bought by the Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1926
Sold to G. Honoré, Boulogne, France and renamed as Henriville.
Fate: Scrapped in 1938.

Mildenhall/L'Ajaccienne
Built: 1936. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1002. Launched: Friday 26th June 1936. Completed: July 1936. Registered: April 1936. Gross Tons: 466. Nett Tons: 169. Length: 164.1 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Draught: 14.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 164409. Original Owners: H. Croft Baker & Sons, Grimsby.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Armament: 1x4 inch gun. Pennant number: FY.129. Subsequently purchased into the Royal Navy.
November 1939
Transferred to the French Navy and renamed L'Ajaccienne.
Fate: Not known.

Northern Queen
Built: 1949. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 815. Launched: Monday 10th October 1949. Completed: 1950. Registered: Tuesday 7th February 1950. Gross Tons: 677. Nett Tons:251. Length: 178 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 93 feet. Forecastle: 35 feet. Official Number: 182642. Original Owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1971
Overhauled at the Humber Graving Dock in Immimgham at a cost of £60,000.
1975
Registered to British United Trawlers (BUT), Grimsby.
Wednesday 21st April 1976
Sold for scrap to Kibon Vickers, Sheffield.
Fate: Left Grimsby under tow on Monday 9th August 1976 bound for Dartford to be broken up.
Barnsley GY.125
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 532. Launched: Thursday 24th September 1896.Completed: October 1896. Registered: October 1896. Gross Tons: 144. Nett Tons: 46. Length: 104 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Depth: 10.5 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 9, 16, 25½ x 19½ in. Made by N E Marine Co, Newcastle. 1 single ended boiler, 200lb-working pressure. Official Number: 106673.
Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
Monday 9th August 1897
Returning to Grimsby today, the Barnsley reported having been in a collision with the Grimsby trawler Emerald.
Thursday 28th October 1897
After leaving the dock in dense fog, the Barnsley lost her bearings and found herself drawn up against the Middle Lightship.
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
October 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper.
May 1915
Returned to owners.
December 1916
Bought by Mersey Steam Trawlers.
Fate: Lost on Tuesday 13th February 1917. Captured by U-Boat and sunk with bombs 13 miles North of Inishtrahull. The Skipper and Chief Engineer were taken prisoner. The trawler had been fishing and had a catch on board when she was sunk.

Melbourne/Halstein
Built: 1936. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1001. Launched: Monday 23rd March 1936. Completed: April 1936. Registered: April 1936. Gross Tons: 466. Nett Tons: 169. Length: 164.1 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Depth: 14.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 164408. 
Original owners: H. Croft Baker & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
The trawler was bombed during the war in Norway near Harstad.
1949
Sold to owners in Kristiansund, Norway and renamed Halstein.
1963
Sold to owners in Lofoten, Norway
1966
Sold to owners in Ålesund, Norway
Fate: Destroyed in 1974.

Kelly/Ross Kelly.
Please see GY.6 entry for details.
Venus
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 168. Launched: Saturday 10th October 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: October 1896. Gross Tons: 150. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 97.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 106674. Original Owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Russia.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Norway and renamed Bratt.
Fate: Not known.

Persimon
Built: 1911. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Beverley. Yard No: 481. Launched: Thursday 16th March 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: April 1911. Gross Tons: 255. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 126.7 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Official Number: 132099. Original Owners: W. J. Barrett, Grimsby.
February 1914
To Denmark.
August 1914
Back to W. J. Barrett, Grimsby and registered as GY.126.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Admiralty number: 302.
January 1915
Returned to owners.
Fate: Captured and sunk by gunfire from U-boat 50 miles off Buchaness on Saturday 5th June 1915.

Cormorant/Cormorant IV/Adrian
Built: 1897. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 181. Launched: Wednesday 14th April 1897. Completed: 1897. Registered: June 1897. Gross Tons: 162. Nett Tons: 69. Length: 100 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: 45 HP. Official Number: 108474. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
September 1910
Bought by A. Black & Hill.
June 1914
Sold to the Savoy Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 831.
December 1915
Renamed Cormorant IV.
1917
Converted to a ‘Q’ ship and renamed Nadine. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1920
Bought by the Roulette SDT & F, North Shields.
October 1922
Bought by W. Allen & W. Lambert, Grimsby, renamed as Adrian and registered as GY.126.
November 1924
Moved to Lowestoft.
Fate: Scrapped in 1955.

Drangey/Mildenhall
Built: 1934. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1132. Launched: Wednesday 21st November 1934. Completed: 1935. Registered: January 1935. Gross Tons: 434. Nett Tons: 237. Length: 156 feet. Beam: 25.9 feet. Draught: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 27 feet. Official Number: 162893. Original Owners: Rinovia Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1937
Sold to the Drangey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1939
Purchased by the Admiralty and converted to an Anti-Submarine Vessel.
June 1946
Sold to the Hull Ice Co and registered as GY.280.
November 1946
Bought by H. Croft Baker, Grimsby.
March 1947
Renamed Mildenhall.
Fate: Wrecked after running aground on the Murmansk coast on Monday 1st November 1948.

Thomas Tompion
Built: 1950. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 819. Launched: Monday 6th February 1950. Completed: 1950. Registered: Thursday 4th May 1950. Gross Tons: 590. Nett Tons: 211. Length: 171 feet. Beam: 29.7 feet. Draught: 15.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 95 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1200 IHP. Speed: 12.7 knots. Official Number: 182649. Original Owners: Harold Croft Baker, Grimsby.
July 1957
Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 1st January 1958
To Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Renamed Stella Procyon and registered as H.184.
Friday 26th November 1965
Renamed Ross Procyon.
Sunday 1st October 1967
To Hudson Bros (Trawlers) Ltd, Hull.
1968
Sold for scrap to Jos de Smelt, Belgium.
Fate: Breaking up of the vessel commenced in October 1968 at Antwerp.

Kipling/Ross Kipling.
Please see GY.38 entry for details.
Lynx
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 120. Launched: Monday 12th October 1896. Completed: November 1896. Registered: November 1896. Gross Tons: 132. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106675. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1902
Sold into Spanish ownership.
Fate: Not known.

Ilustra
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 295. Launched: Saturday 14th March 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Tuesday 9th June 1914. Gross Tons: 448. Nett Tons: 201. Length: 160.2 feet. Beam: 26.1 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 111 NHP. Speed: 11.6 knots. Official Number: 136008. Original Owners: South Western Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x4 inch; 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 53 & 121.
Wednesday 27th December 1916
Bought by Thomas William Baskcomb, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Wrecked at Gardatauger in Paroe Bay, east of Kevalik, Iceland, on Wednesday 21st January 1920.
Lord Lansdowne/Dover Patrol/Delamore
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 567. Launched: Tuesday 22nd April 1913. Completed: 1913. Registered: Registered: September 1929 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 289. Nett Tons: 116. Length: 133.5 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 133444. Original Owners: Built as Lord Lansdowne for the Yorkshire Steam Fishing Co, Hull. Registered as H.1004.
February 1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1x7.5 Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 3020.
1919
Returned to owners.
1920
Sold to Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd. Hull.
September 1929
Bought by W. B. & F. B. Jeffs, Grimsby. Renamed Dover Patrol and registered as GY.127.
September 1932
Sold to the Delamore Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. Hull. Renamed Delamore and registered as H.350.
1936
Bought by A/S Bergans Fiskeriseelakap, Bergen, Norway.
Fate: Not known.
Kathleen/Monkgate/Acacia/Derika X
Built: 1899. Builders: Selby Shipbuilding Co, Selby. Completed: 1899. Registered: May 1899. Gross Tons: 170. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 11.1 feet. Official Number: 110885. Original Owners: Central Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
September 1904
Renamed Monkgate.
October 1905
Sold to owners in Holland who renamed her Acacia. Later renamed Derika X.
Fate: Not known.

The Banyers
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 296. Launched: Thursday 9th April 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Tuesday 9th June 1914. Gross Tons: 448. Nett Tons: 281. Length: 160.2 feet. Beam: 26.1 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 89 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 136009. Original Owners: South Western Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 450.
Fate: Sank by mine whilst sweeping in Cayton Bay, near Scarborough, on Wednesday 6th January 1915 whilst on Admiralty service.
Hendren/Stella Pegasi/Arctic Crusader/Mountbatten
Built: 1934. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1131. Launched: Sunday 11th November 1934. Completed: 1935. Registered: January 1935. Gross Tons: 441. Nett Tons: 191. Length: 161 feet. Beam: 26.6 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 88 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Official Number: 162897. Original Owners: Perihelion Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
May 1939
Sold to Charleson Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Renamed Stella Pegasi and registered as H.90.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti Submarine Vessel. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 2x0.5-inch AA guns. Pennant number: FY.155.
June 1945
Returned to owners.
1946
Sold to Boyd Line Ltd, Hull and renamed Arctic Crusader.
April 1947
Bought by Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.477.
September 1947
Renamed Mountbatten.
# 1949
Sold into Norwegian ownership.
Fate: Sank under tow in the Elbe Estuary on Monday 8th March 1954 on the way to being Scrapped.
Northern Chief
Built: 1949. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1354. Launched: Tuesday 22nd November 1949. Completed: 1950. Registered: May 1950. Gross Tons: 692. Nett Tons: 246. Length: 178 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 93 feet. Forecastle: 36 feet. Official Number: 182647. Original Owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1976.
Aberdeen.
This vessel has now been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Walter S Bailey/Trocadro.
Built: 1902. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 316. Launched: Saturday 12th April 1902. Completed: 1902. Registered: Friday 23rd May 1902. Gross Tons: 244. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 49 feet. Engines: Charles. D. Holmes. 63 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 113643. Original Owners: Humber Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1914
Requisitioned by the Royal Navy as a Q ship (decoy vessel), FY.265.
1919
Returned to owners.
Thursday 11th December 1919
Sold to Fresh Fish Supplies Ltd, Hull.
Wednesday 16th July 1924
Bought by the Fish Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD.19.
1932
Sold to the Viking Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull and registered as H.335.
1935
Bought by the Line Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby renamed Trocadero and registered as GY.129.
Wednesday 27th March 1935
Anxiety over the Trocadero was relieved today as it was learnt that the vessel and all of her 14 hands were safe. The trawler had reported earlier that she had run short of coal and was caught in heavy weather in the Pentland Firth. The vessel managed to reach Thurso, Scotland, unaided however, took on coal at midnight and resumed her journey to Grimsby. Fate: Wrecked after stranding on the south coast of Iceland on Sunday 6th September 1936.

Basque/Istria.
Built: 1933. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 581. Launched: Thursday 19th October 1933. Completed: 1933. Registered: Tuesday 21st November 1933. Gross Tons: 424. Nett Tons: 162. Length: 154.6 feet. Beam: 25.6 feet. Draught: 13.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 26 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 111 NHP. Speed: 11.6 knots. Official Number: 163166. Original Owners: Built as Basque for Hellyer Bros Ltd, Hull.
Saturday 14th January 1939
Bought by Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.41.
April 1939
Renamed as Istria.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine trawler FY.150.
November 1946
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd and registered to subsidiary company Wendover Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Re-registered as GY.129.
Tuesday 14th January 1947
Bought by Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed St. Arcadius, H.363.
Monday 24th November 1947
Bought by the Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Reptonian, H.363.
Monday 28th August 1950
Bought by J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood.
Tuesday 14th August 1951
Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD.171.
Fate: Arrived at Preston on Saturday 10th January 1959 for scrapping.
Umballa
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 361. Launched: Monday 12th February 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: April 1906. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 127 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 123564. Original Owners: Grimsby Union Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Iceland in September 1910.

Essex/Essex III/Amstelstroom
Built: 1903. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 292. Launched: Thursday 13th August 1903. Completed: 1903. Registered: December 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 183. Nett Tons: 71. Length: 109.1 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Official Number: 118765. Original Owners: Great Northern SS Fishing Co, Hull. Registered as H.762.
March 1918
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 3329.
April 1918
Renamed Essex III.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1919
Sold to Charles Dobson, Grimsby.
December 1919
Registered as GY.130.
May 1920
Registered to the Dobson Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
January 1929
Sold to owners in Holland where she became Amstelstroom.
Fate: Not known.
Aries/Aries II/Soranus
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 363. Launched: Tuesday 13th March 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: April 1906. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 103. Length: 127 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: 76 HP. Official Number: 123565. Call Sign: HGCP. Original owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 28.
February 1915
Renamed Aries II.
1919
Returned to owners.
June 1919
The vessel was sold to the Ariesona Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1922
Bought by J. Rushworth, Grimsby.
August 1922
Renamed as Soranus.
March 1929
Acquired by R. Clarke.
September 1934
Bought by the Huxley Steam Fishing Co.
January 1939
No longer fishing.
November 1939
The vessel was sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co, Fleetwood and registered as GY.225.
Unknown date
Renamed Soranus.
October 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.513.
October 1945
Returned to owners.
December 1946
To owners in Hull.
Fate: Not known.
Bradford
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 122. Launched: Monday 12th October 1896. Completed: November 1896. Registered: November 1896. Gross Tons: 163. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106677. Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 829.
Fate: Lost after foundering on the 28th October 1916, off Old Head of Kinsale.

Wallena.
Please see GY.12 entry for details.
Lynx/Lynx II
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 364. Launched: Wednesday 14th March 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: May 1906. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 103. Length: 127 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Depth: 11.5. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 123570.
Original owners: Grimsby and North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd.
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 AA pounder gun. Pennant number:  FY.31.
April 1915
Renamed Lynx II.
October 1918
Sold to owners in Scarborough.
1919
Returned to owners.
September 1924
Sold to owners in Hull.
December 1926
Bought by Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.401.
Fate: Sunk by U-59 off the North of Scotland on Saturday 28th October 1939. A German boarding party who set the crew adrift in the lifeboats boarded the trawler then the vessel was scuttled by gunfire from the submarine. There was no loss of life during the incident.

Warwickshire/Turquoise/St. Oswald/Woolton/Wyre Woolton
Built: 1935. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 998. Launched: Monday 9th March 1936. Completed: 1936. Registered: March 1936. Gross Tons: 427. Nett Tons: 160. Length: 160.3 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Depth: 12.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 86 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Official Number: 162899.
Original owners: Warwickshire Fishing Co Ltd (H. Markham Cook), Grimsby.
November 1935
Purchased by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Renamed Turquoise. Armament: 1 x 4 inch, 3 single 20mm AA guns. Pennant number:  T.45.
1939
Based at Harwich and employed in North Sea convoy escort duties.
1942
Attacked and sank an E-Boat off the East Coast of England.
May 1948
Acquired by Grimsby Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers, Grimsby. Renamed St. Oswald and registered as GY.575.
May 1950
Bought by the St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co, Hull. Renamed Woolton and registered as H.335.
August 1954
Bought by Fleetwood owners. Renamed Wyre Woolton and registered as FD.18.
Fate: Not known.

Blanche
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 128. Launched: 18th December 1906. Completed: 1907. Registered: Monday 21st January 1907. Gross Tons: 173. Nett Tons: 68. Length: 108.5 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Engines: 45 HP. Official Number: 124735.
Original owners: Hellyer Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. H.928.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Pennant number:  FY. 1768.
Tuesday 31st July 1917
Purchased by Captain Q Dick, Milford Haven.
1919
Returned to owners.
1929
Sold to owners in Hull.
August 1936
LR class withdrawn at owner's request.
1939
Bought by J W Hates, Hull.
December 1945
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd and registered with subsidiary Wendover Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
June 1946
Sold to the St. Christopher Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in July 1952.
Vera/Bonby/La Dorade
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 169. Launched: Thursday 8th October 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: November 1896. Gross Tons: 150. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 97.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 106679. Original Owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
October 1901
Sold to M. Kirk, Grimsby.
March 1906
Bought by J. Tate, Grimsby.
August 1915
Sold to W. Ellis, Grimsby.
January 1917
Reported to be captured by Germans in the North Sea.
Unknown date (Post-War)
Bought by owners in Boston and renamed Bonby.
1926
Sold to G. W. Gautier, Nantes, France and renamed La Dorade.
Fate: Lost in 1929.

Rononia.
Please see GY.865 entry for details.
Anacaona/Dayrian
Built: 1906. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 86. Launched: Tuesday 27th March 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: May 1906. Gross Tons: 234. Nett Tons: 87. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 123566. Original owners: J. & G. Alward Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1911
Sold to the Great Central Co-op Engineering Co Ltd, Grimsby, and renamed Dayrian.
Fate: Sank following a collision off Spurn on Saturday 29th November 1913.

Ross/Filey Bay.
Please see GY.329 entry for details.
Scorpio
Built: 1887. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1887. Registered: November 1887. Gross Tons: 145. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 101.6 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 94074. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co.
September 1900
To Norway.
May 1906
Returned to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co and registered as GY.138.
Fate: Ran aground near Wick. Register on the vessel was closed in October 1907.

Taurus
Built: 1883. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 258. Completed: 1883. Registered: March 1883. Gross Tons: 128. Nett Tons: 74. Length: 95.5 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 16 feet. Official Number: 87751. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
April 1901
To Norway.
June 1906
Back to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Registered as GY.136.
November 1915
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known.

Admiral Souchon
Built: 1917. Builders: ?, Germany. Completed: 1917. Registered: December 1922 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 237. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 127 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 9.1 feet. Official Number: 146876. Original Owners: Built as the Admiral Souchon, Germany.
December 1922
Bought by Marshall Steam Fishing, Grimsby, and registered as GY.136.
December 1922
To Holland.
Fate: Not known.

Grimsby Town.
Please see GY.81 entry for details
Sagittarius
Built: 1887. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1887. Registered: December 1887. Gross Tons: 145. Nett Tons: 67. Length: 101.6 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 94075. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
September 1900
To Norway.
May 1906
Returned to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co and registered as GY.149.
December 1908
To Sweden.
May 1909
Returned to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co and registered as GY.462.
January 1915
No longer fishing.
Fate: Not known.

Gemini/Bedouin.
Please see GY.885 entry for details.
Scorpio.
Please see GY.136 entry for details.

Niobe/Nadine.
Please see GY.602 entry for details.

Prince Philip/Colne Hunter
Built: 1963. Builders: Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen. Yard No: 905. Launched: June 1963. Completed: 1963. Registered: September 1968 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 442. Nett Tons: 148. Length: 139.8 feet. Beam: 29.1 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Engines: 6 cylinder, 1145 BHP Werkspoor. Official Number: 303784. Call Sign: GMBU. Original Owners: Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.400.
February 1973
Transferred to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries, Grimsby.
June 1978
Sold to the Onward Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Wednesday 25th April 1979
Arrived at Lowestoft for conversion to an oilrig standby vessel.
March 1982
Chartered by Drifter-Trawlers Ltd, Lowestoft.
Monday 19th April 1982
Arrived at Lowestoft on contract to the Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
November 1984
Bought by Colne Shipping Co Ltd.
May 1986
Renamed Colne Hunter.
1987
Transferred to Drifter-Trawlers Ltd, Lowestoft.
1991
Sold for scrapping.
Fate: Left Lowestoft on Monday 29th July 1991 for the breakers yard towed by the Mustique.
Cardiff
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 123. Launched: 2nd November 1896. Completed: November 1896. Registered: November 1896. Gross Tons: 163. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106680. Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
Fate: Sunk by U-boat on the 9th June 1915, 90 miles North of Spurn Point.

Apollo/Zonia.
Please see GY.605 entry for details.
Saon.
Please see GY.19 entry for details.
Fortuna
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 108. Launched: Wednesday 14th March 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Tuesday 8th May 1906. Gross Tons: 259. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 128.4 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10.¾ knots. Official Number: 123567. Original Owners: Alec Black, Grimsby.
Wednesday 16th June 1909
Registered to the South Western Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Monday 5th May 1913
Bought by Thomas William Baskcomb, Grimsby.
Monday 27th September 1915
Sold to the Spurn Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
Wednesday 29th November 1916
Bought by George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a fishing trawler (Fishery Reserve). Armament: 1x3 pounder gun.
1919
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 28th November 1933
Sold to the Dobson Ship Repair Co, Grimsby.
Tuesday 11th June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun.
Fate: Sunk by German aircraft off St. Abb’s Head on Thursday 3rd April 1941. All of her crew were lost.

William Wilberforce
Built: 1959. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 948. Launched: Friday 8th May 1959. Completed: 1959. Registered: Friday 11th September 1959. Gross Tons: 698. Nett Tons: 280. Length: 179.9 feet. Beam: 32.4 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1550 BHP. Speed: 14 knots. Official Number: 301616. Original Owners: F. & T. Ross Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.200.
Tuesday 5th April 1960
Sold to the St Andrew’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Friday 14th April 1961
Bought by the Eton Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Monday 3rd May 1965
Sold to Parbel-Smith Ltd, Hull.
Wednesday 20th November 1968
Transferred to Grimsby and registered as GY.140.
Wednesday 1st January 1975
To Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
1978
Sold for scrap to Albert Draper & Son, Hull.
Fate: Arrived at the Victoria Dock slipway on Tuesday 23rd May 1978 for breaking up.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 371. Launched: Thursday 12th April 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: June 1906. Gross Tons: 252. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 127531. Original Owners: Premier Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and scuttled by a U-Boat 20 Miles ESE of Muckle Flugga on Friday 6th August 1915.
Dover
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 124. Launched: Monday 2nd November 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: November 1896. Gross Tons: 163. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106681. Original Owners: Built for Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
1913
The vessel was fitted with a new boiler.
October 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 630.
1918
Returned to owners.
1920
The vessel was fitted with a trawl winch.
Tuesday 22nd August 1922
Following an enquiry to purchase the vessel, W Crampin Jnr was informed that the asking price for the Dover was £ 1,700.
Tuesday 7th November 1922
Sold to A & T Sutton Ltd, Hartlepool, for £1,450.The price included all gear on board the vessel at the time of sale. Registered as HL.38.
Fate: Not known.

Northern Sea
Built: 1950. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1355. Launched: Thursday 19th January 1950. Miss P. Graham, the daughter of of the Superintendent Engineer, performed the christening. Completed: 1950. Registered: June 1950. Gross Tons: 692. Nett Tons: 246. Length: 178 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 93 feet. Forecastle: 36 feet. Engines: Triple Expansion, 1,000 IHP. Official Number: 182652. Original Owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1976.
Agami
Built: 1899. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley & Selby. Yard No: 229 (Selby). Completed: 1899. Registered: June 1899. Gross Tons: 186. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 110 feet. Beam: 21.2 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 46 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 50 HP. Official Number: 110886. Call Sign: RDWB. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
January 1911
Sold to the Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co, Ltd.
June 1914
Bought by The Savoy Steam Fishing Co, Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1915
Sold to John L. Green, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty for the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
November 1924
Bought by Grimsby Trawler Owners Co.
Fate: Scrapped in September 1937.

Princess Elizabeth
Built: 1961. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 970. Completed: 1961. Launched: Thursday 19th January 1961. Registered: Wednesday 17th May 1961. Gross Tons: 419. Nett Tons: 143. Length: 139.9 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Engines: Charles. D. Holmes/Werkspoor. 1050 HP. Speed: 12 Knots. Official Number: 301887.Original Owners: F & T Ross Ltd, Fleetwood. FD.213.
Friday 19th May 1961
Registered to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
March 1962
To F & T Ross Ltd, Hull.
Tuesday 9th October 1962
Transferred to Grimsby.
Monday 3rd May 1965
To Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
Tuesday 31st May 1966
To F & T Ross Ltd, Hull.
Friday 13th January 1967
To Brixham Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
Thursday 21st November 1968
Registered as GY.143.
Friday 29th August 1969
Sold to Irvin & Johnson Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa and registered as CTA.51.
1983
The vessel was stripped of all her reusable parts.
Fate: The remaining hulk of the vessel was scuttled off Robben Island, Cape Town, on Monday 27th June 1983.
Virgo.
Please see GY.150 entry for details.

Ottilie
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 294. Launched: Thursday 12th March 1914.Completed: 1914. Registered: Monday 15th June 1914. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 113. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 68 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 136010
Original owners: Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder AA gun. Pennant number:  FY.1757.
Thursday 6th January 1916
Bought by Alfred W. Baxter, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 22nd April 1919
Sold to Neal Green, Grimsby.
Tuesday 10th February 1920
Bought by Harold Bacon, Grimsby.
Friday 26th March 1920
To Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 15th January 1942
To Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 15th January 1946
Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1955
Sold for scrap to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Ghent for breaking up on Friday 16th December 1955.

St. Louis/Boston Comanche
Built: 1958. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 945. Launched: Saturday 15th November 1958.Completed: 1959. Registered: Friday 13th March 1959. Gross Tons: 616. Nett Tons: 208. Length: 179.8 feet. Beam: 32.4 feet. Depth: 14.5 feet. Engines: Klöckner Humboldt Deutz. 1600 BHP. Speed: 13.75 knots. Official Number: 333954 (in 1968).
Original owners: Pecheries de la Marine, Boulogne, France as St Louis B.2803.
Wednesday 6th November 1968
Sold to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Boston Comanche and registered as GY.144.
Exact date unknown: 1970
Skipper Alan Denison threatened to put six crewmen ashore in Russia when they allegedly refused to work. Skipper Denison recalled later that the incident arose when the trawler was operating in bad weather off Norway. "They refused to measure the warps as I had asked them and so the final result was that I threatened to take them to Russia. We actually steamed for about 200 or 300 miles. But they came to their senses in the end," he said.
Tuesday 15th May 1973
The vessel returned from a trip to the Greenland grounds with 2,025 kits of fish, which grossed £35,279. Although not a port record, the figure was a new record for the company. Colin Newton was her skipper on this occasion.
December 1973
The Boston Comanche clinched the port record by landing over 2,700 kits of cod and haddock and grossing £46,000, shattering all previous records.
Monday 7th January 1974
The Boston Comanche, with a grossing of £60,584, took the world landing record - only to see the figure beaten 90 minutes later by a Hull trawler. The Comanche's grossing beat the previous best established only a few days before by Hull's Arctic Ranger by more than £9,000. But it was only a brief moment of glory for her stand-in skipper Albert "Bonzo" Hollington. Ninety minutes after the vessel had finished landing her 2,752 kits, work finished on the C.S. Forrester at Hull, and her 2,963 kits sold for £63,776.
Wednesday 31st December 1975
With gales, snow and sleet lashing the vessel the Comanche transferred an injured man to the support ship Hausa that was standing by the British fleet.
Thursday 8th February 1979
Sold to Mayer Newman & Co Ltd for scrap.
Fate: Saturday 17th March 1979. Arrived Medway Secondary Metals Ltd, Bloors Wharf, Rainham, Kent for breaking up.
Stalberg.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Invicta/Eggert Olafsson/Gorille/Cyclone/Sainte Therese De Lisieux
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 109. Launched: Tuesday 10th April 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Saturday 26th May 1906. Gross Tons: 259. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 128.4 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10¾ knots. Official Number: 123568. Original Owners: Alec Black, Grimsby.
Friday 11th June 1909
Registered to the South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Sunday 17th December 1911
Sold to P. A. Olafsson, Patriksfjord, Iceland, renamed Eggert Olafsson and registered as RE.156.
Friday 31st January 1913
Bought by Aakties Eggert Olafsson (Elias Stefonsson), Patriksfjord, and registered as BA.127.
Saturday 15th December 1917
Sold to the French Navy and renamed Gorille.
1919
Bought by Maurice Bernard, Boulogne, renamed Cyclone and registered as B.778.
1927
Sold to Mre Wattare, Boulogne.
1929
Bought by Victor Fourny, Boulogne.
1932
Sold to Commandant Baule, Boulogne.
1933
Bought by Mre Wattiau, Boulogne and renamed Sainte Therese De Lisieux.
Fate: Sold to shipbreakers in 1936 and broken up.

Romulus
Built: 1885. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 11. Launched: Thursday 24th December 1885. Completed: 1885. Registered: March 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 159. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 109 feet. Beam: 20.2 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Official Number: 93068. Original Owners: Pickering & Haldane, Hull. Registered as H.1483.
Thursday 24th November 1910
Bought by J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.128.
October 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Gate Vessel.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1919
Sold to N. Blow, Grimsby.
1920
Converted to a dredger for use at Bristol.
Fate: Scrapped in 1939.
Gullfoss.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Earl Hereford/Guenon/Pen-er-vro/Rauzan
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 110. Launched: Tuesday 10th April 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Monday 18th June 1906. Gross Tons: 259. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 128.4 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10¾ knots. Official Number: 123569. Original Owners: Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 21st December 1912
Sold to Christian M. Evensen, Thorshaven, Færoe Islands.
1917
Requisitioned by the French Navy as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel and renamed Guenon.
1919
Bought by F. Evan, L’ Orient, France, and renamed Pen-er-vro.
1933
Sold to L. Ballias and renamed Rauzan.
1942
Requisitioned by the German Navy. No V.421.
Sunday 4th June 1944
Lost during the invasion of Europe.
Fate: Raised and scrapped in 1951.

Langanes.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Vascama.
Please see GY.164 entry for details.
Chester/Chester II.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Spurs.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Sagittarius.
Please see GY.137 entry for details.

Donalda
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 301. Launched: Saturday 28th March 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Monday 15th June 1914. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 113. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 68 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 136011. Original Owners: Alec Black, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 1760.
Thursday 6th January 1916
Sold to Alfred M. Baxter, Grimsby.
Friday 25th January 1918
Bought by William Hill, Grimsby.
Friday 12th April 1918
Sold to the Victoria Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
Thursday 19th December 1929
Sold to the Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 24th December 1941
Bought by the Active Fishing Co, Fleetwood.
Wednesday 8th July 1942
Bought by Hudson Bros (Trawlers) Ltd, Hull and registered as H.12.
1945
Sold to Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.78.
Saturday 30th July 1949
Registered to Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 10th April 1953
Registered to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1957
Sold to BISCO (British Iron & Steel Corporation) and allocated to J. J. King & Co Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Gateshead on Thursday 31st January 1957 for breaking up.

Northern Isles
Built: 1950. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1356. Launched: Monday 6th March 1950. Completed: 1950. Registered: August 1950. Gross Tons: 692. Nett Tons: 246. Length: 178 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 93 feet. Forecastle: 36 feet. Official Number: 182658. Original Owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: May 1976.
Virgo/Scorpio
Built: 1888. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1888. Registered: April 1888. Gross Tons: 145. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 101.6 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 94080. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
September 1900
To owners in Norway.
May 1906
Returned to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Fishing Co and registered as GY.144.
September 1908
To owners in Sweden.
May 1909
Returned to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Fishing Co. Renamed Scorpio and registered as GY.467.
April 1913
Sold to the Aldersyde Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1916
Bought by owners in Scarborough.
Unknown date
Moved to North Shields.
Fate: Not known.

Pisces/Island/Kvalen
Built: 1890. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 15. Launched: Friday 31st October 1890. Completed: 1890. Registered: August 1890. Gross Tons: 158. Nett Tons: 51. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 96231. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
September 1900
To owners in Norway.
May 1906
Returned to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Fishing Co and registered as GY.150.
June 1907
To Sweden, where she became Island.
Unknown date
To Norway, where she was renamed Kvalen.
Fate: Not known.

Exyahne
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 293. Launched: Thursday 12th March 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Tuesday 16th June 1914. Gross Tons: 202. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 57 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 68 NHP. Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull.Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 136012. Original Owners: Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 264.
1919
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 2nd November 1915
Bought by the Savoy Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 24th May 1928
Sold to Harold Croft Baker & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 6th February 1937
Bought by Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.878.
Thursday 13th December 1945
Returned to owners.
1961
Sold for scrap to H.P. Ileavelman N V Krimpen.
Sunday 9th April 1961
Arrived at A/D ljssel, Holland.
Fate: Scrapped.
Zodiac .
Please see GY.286 entry for details.

Berkshire/Tourmaline
Built: 1935. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 985. Launched: Wednesday 20th February 1935. Completed: 1935. Registered: March 1935. Gross Tons: 443. Nett Tons: 161. Length: 162.3 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Depth: 14.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: 99 HP.  Official Number: 162898.
Original owners: Berkshire Fishing Co. Ltd (Markham Cook), Grimsby.
November 1935
Purchased by the Admiralty and converted to an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Renamed Tourmaline. Armament: 1 x 4 inch gun. Pennant number:  T.42.
January 1940
Employed on convoy escort duties.
Fate: Sank by enemy aircraft off the North Foreland on Wednesday 5th February 1941 with the loss of three lives.

Victorian .
Please see GY.94 entry for details.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 370. Launched: Tuesday 10th April 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: June 1906. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 86. Length: 123 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 123572. Original Owners: Northwold Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 958. Pennant number: FY.617.
February 1916
Sold to J. Rushworth (Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd), Grimsby.
February 1917
Bought by a Grimsby group of owners.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1919
Sold to the Sylvia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Monday 22nd September 1919.
Derby
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 534. Launched: Tuesday 3rd November 1896. Completed: November 1896. Registered: November 1896. Gross Tons: 144. Nett Tons: 46. Length: 104 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 10.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 9, 16, 25½ x 19½ in. 45rhp. Made at the Sunderland works of N E Marine Co Sunderland. 1 single ended boiler, 200lb working pressure. Official Number: 106683. Original owners: Built for Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
Tuesday 6th November 1906
Following a collision at sea with the Sir Galahad, a survey was arranged for 11am on the 12th November. The stem of the Derby was damaged in the collision.
1914
A new boiler was fitted in the vessel.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1779.
October 1918
Renamed Debeney
1919
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
10th May 1923
The potential sale of the Derby broke down today as the buyer, Mr. Gueulle-Bourgain, of Boulogne-Sur-Mer, who was disappointed in the bad results of the Zennor out of the port, withdrew interest and decided not to pursue the sale.
Thursday 2nd August 1923
Writing to Thomas McLaren & Co., Shipbrokers & Naval Architects, Sir John Marsden confided:
"Dear Mr. Morgan,
I should like to dispose of two of the older vessels of our fleet, namely the Ashton and the Derby and would be prepared to accept the exceptionally low figure of £1,000 each for these vessels. Can you help me to sell them?
In confidence, I may inform you that I have a special reason for selling. Both vessels were in Admiralty service, and the amount allowed by the Admiralty for reconditioning has not all been expended, in fact, there is quite a large balance on each ship. I am afraid that unless the vessels are disposed of, the Revenue Authorities may raise the question of taxing the balances.
May I request you to kindly treat this information in strict confidence."
April 1924
The Derby was laid up in the Ascension Islands, no longer fishing.
Fate: Not known.

British Columbia/HMS Guava
Built: 1935. Builders: Richards, Lowestoft. Completed: 1935. Registered: June 1935. Gross Tons: 134. Nett Tons: 50. Length: 100.8 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 8.4 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Engines: 6 cylinder 310hp Ruston. Official Number: 162901. Call Sign: GLRJ. Original owners: Grimsby Motor Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Admiralty number: T.118. Renamed HMS Guava.
1946
Sold to G. D. Claridge Ltd and registered as GY.272.
1949
Sold to Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft. Became British Columbia, LT.404.
1952
Bought by Clan Steam Fishing (Grimsby) Ltd.
Fate: The vessel was run down in the North Sea. All the crew were saved.

Boston Fury/Fiskenaes/Brandur
Built: 1950. Builders: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen & Montrose. Yard No: 222. Launched: Thursday 1st June 1950. Completed: 1950. Registered: September 1950. Gross Tons: 760. Nett Tons: 269. Length: 185 feet. Beam: 32 feet. Draught: 16.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 101 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 182661. Original owners: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co, Lowestoft.
Sunday 8th October 1950
The Boston Fury was outward bound for the White Sea fishing grounds on only her second trip. There had been a southwest gale blowing and visibility was bad. At 11.40am the trawler's radio operator, Frank Earl, handed Skipper Jack Hobbs an SOS, which he had picked up from the Fred Borchard saying she was in distress in a position near Scomvaer, the southernmost tip of the Lofoten Islands. The Boston Fury was about 30 miles away from the stricken cargo vessel, which was carrying timber and immediately altered course to head for the scene. The shocking visibility made it necessary for the trawler to navigate by using the direction finding apparatus. The SOS picked up from the Fred Borchard made it clear that the vessel's pumps were clogged with coal dust and the engine room and stokehold were filling with water. Another message was to follow confirming that the situation had deteriorated. The engine room and stokehold were completely flooded and the deck cargo of timber was moving.
At 1.34pm the trawler got the ship in sight. Then, at 1.36pm came the message from the Fred Borchard: "We can see you. Think too late. Going quickly..." Just four minutes after that Skipper Hobbs radioed: "Can you take a line by rocket?" Then the Fred Borchard radioed: "Please hurry...stand by." The message then faded out.
At 2.03pm the signal was picked up again but the Fred Borchard simply said it was too late for a line. Deck cargo of rough timber was being washed overboard by the heavy seas and stretched for more than a mile around the ship, presenting yet another formidable hazard for the would-be rescuers. Crewmen from the stricken cargo ship had jumped into the surging, icy waters and were clinging to the timbers. The mate of the Boston Fury, Tom Baskcomb, rocketed a line to the Fred Borchard and succeeded the first time. By this time the Fred Borchard had a 45-degree list to port. Her portside lifeboat had gone and owing to the severe list, the starboard lifeboat could not be launched. Then suddenly the Fred Borchard listed to starboard and started to go down. The starboard lifeboat floated free but there was only one man in it.
Aboard the Boston Fury, Skipper Hobbs realised something drastic had to be done. Ignoring the danger from the floating timber he began to steam slowly among it, picking up the survivors. The first safely aboard the trawler was the man in the lifeboat. But the Fred Borchard was past saving. As Skipper Hobbs went ahead with his rescue the cargo ship turned turtle, her keel protruding above the surface of the water. Conditions were so bad that many of the crew were so cold they were having difficulty clinging to the floating timbers. To help them, five of the Boston Fury's crew - the mate Tom Baskcomb, William Swallow, David Cavanah, Robert Winter and Bernard Finnegan - jumped into the water. They managed to keep the Fred Borchard crewmen afloat until the trawler could pick them up.
It was 3.45pm by the time the trawler had got the 27 men aboard. Two men were still missing and a long search failed to find them. Those rescued were given a tot of rum and the Fred Borchard set a course for Haastad, Norway where they were put safely ashore. Afterwards Skipper Hobbs said: "If it had not been for the sea qualities of the Boston Fury we would never have done it. Each member of the crew - there are 20 - was marvellous.”
April 1955
To Færoese owners and renamed Fiskenaes.
July 1966
Bought by Weelsby Trawlers, Grimsby, renamed Brandur, and registered as GY.111.
Tuesday 25th April 1967
Reports were being received in Grimsby saying that the Brandur had been arrested for alleged illegal fishing. Those reports said the Brandur had been spotted by a coastguard plane three-and-a-half nautical miles off Eldey on the south-west coast of Iceland. When the aircraft called the trawler by radio however, she headed for the open sea. The Icelandic gunboat Thor was called into action and she consequentley arrested the trawler.
Saturday 27th April 1967
A spokesman for the trawler's managers stated that Skipper Bunny Newton had been in court until 11pm the previous night and that he "must be making a fight of it". The court had heard that the Brandur had been arrested when she was spotted fishing inside Iceland's 12-mile fishing limit. Skipper Newton, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, agreed that the trawler had been inside the limits but denied that she had been fishing at the time. He told the court that a big boulder had been caught in the trawl. It was thought at first it might be a wartime mine and, whilst they were hauling it carefully aboard, the trawler had drifted inside the limit.
Monday 29th April 1967
Skipper Newton, annoyed with the legal proceedings dragging on, broke out of Reykjavik harbour in an effort to make it back to Grimsby - with two Icelandic policemen still on board the vessel! An Icelandic coastguard plane was sent up to hunt the trawler and a sloop was also diverted with orders to use force, if necessary, to arrest her - either inside or outside Icelandic waters. In an effort to make the escape effective, the skipper ordered that the number H.52 was painted on her side, replacing the original GY.111. But the dramatic attempt failed when, eleven hours later, the Brandur was stopped 43 miles off Iceland and he and his crew were back in custody. Back in the Reykjavik court, Judge Armann Kristinsson ruled that the skipper should be kept in custody for the length of the case, or 30 days.
Tuesday 2nd May 1967
A fire, which boke out whilst the vessel was still in Reykjavik harbour, gutted a two-man berth. Other berths aboard the vessel were flooded when firemen fought the blaze for 40 minutes. The crew, who had spent the night in a sailors home whilst the fire was being fought, were allowed back on the vessel the following day.
Unknown date 1967
Another appearance in the Reykjavik court found Skipper Newton guilty of trying to escape the harbour in an arrested ship and 'abducting' two police officers in the process. He was also fined about £2,400 for illegal fishing inside the 12 mile limit. The vessel's owners immediately put up a £100,000 bond pending an appeal and Skipper Newton, his vessel and crew, were freed.
Saturday 6th May 1967
The Brandur left Reykjavik at 10pm.
Tuesday 9th May 1967
The vessel put into Aberdeen to land her catch which grossed £2,500. Three boxes of Haddock were condemned and the remainder of the catch was said to be of poor quality. When the time came to leave Aberdeen however, nine of the crew refused to sail because there was no food left aboard but Skipper Newton eventually persuaded to sail and the vessel continued on her way.
Wednesday 10th May 1967
The vessel entered Grimsby Fish Docks.
Unknown date
In the Icelandic Appeal Court, the shock decision was made to double skipper Newton's prison sentence to six months and increase the fine.
Sunday 1st December 1968
In a number of free pardons granted on this Icelandic Day of Independence, skipper Newton was given one too.
Thursday 24th April 1968
Laid up for several months as a result of becoming too uneconomical to operate, the left Grimsby tonight for breakers in Clydeside.
Fate: Scrapped in 1968.
Built: 1899. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 237. Launched: Tuesday 8th August 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: Friday 15th September 1899. Gross Tons: 173. Nett Tons: 61. Length: 108.8 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 50 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 110909. Original Owners: Roberts & Ruthven Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 27th April 1916
Captured by the German Navy in the North Sea and taken to Wilhelmshavn and renamed Kriegshilfe.
1925
To Dalby Pogson & Symonds, Grimsby, renamed Dalby and registered as GY.154.
1930
Bought by the Dalby Steam Fishing Co, Fleetwood.
Fate: Scrapped by Thomas W. Ward, Preston, in March 1939.
Eastbourne
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 125. Launched: Monday 2nd November 1896. Completed: November 1896. Registered: December 1896. Gross Tons: 163. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 106684. Original Owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
December 1916
Sold to E. Taylor & H. E. Moran, Fleetwood and registered as FD.331.
1917
Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in 1937.

Akranes.
This vessel has been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 365. Launched: Wednesday 9th May 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: July 1906. Gross Tons: 264. Nett Tons: 48. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 123574. Original Owners: G. W. White & J. Willows (White & Willows), Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1340.
February 1917
Renamed Vesper II.
1918
Returned to owners.
October 1925
Sold to C. Berglund, Gothenburg, Sweden, and renamed Mats.
Unknown date (194?)
Sold to owners in Trangisvaag, Faeroe Islands, and renamed Fossur.
Fate: Scrapped in 1954.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 368. Launched: Monday 11th June 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: August 1906. Gross Tons: 221. Nett Tons: 113. Length: 119 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 123576. Original Owners: H. L. Taylor & Henry G. Hopwood, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 25.
June 1917
On temporary loan to the Japanese Navy.
December 1918
Returned to the Royal Navy.
1919
Returned to owners.
October 1922
Registered to Diamonds Steam Fishing, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in November 1948.
(Listed as Tokio II in WW2 lists).
Regal
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 112. Launched: Thursday 10th May 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Saturday 7th July 1906. Gross Tons: 212. Nett Tons: 77. Length: 116 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 123573. Original Owners: Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
June 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 1539.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Took the ground off Aveiro, Portugal on Wednesday 4th July 1923 and abandoned. The crew got ashore and made their way to Oporto.

Windward Ho/Okino
Built: 1920. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 435. Launched: Thursday 20th May 1920. Completed: 1920. Registered: November 1920 (at Hull). Gross Tons: 263. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 78 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 144065. Original Owners: S. T. White & Co, Hull.
Friday 16th April 1926
Sold to the Seaward Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
1927
Bought by Hudson Bros Ltd, Hull.
Wednesday 13th November 1929
Sold to H. Croft Baker Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.158.
1930
Bought by the Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 29th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Pennant number: FY.574.
Friday 28th June 1946
Returned to owners.
1951
Sold to the Diamonds Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Renamed Okino.
Fate: Scrapped at Sunderland in January 1962.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 354. Launched: Saturday 9th June 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: August 1906. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 101. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.4 feet. Engines: 69 HP. Official Number: 123577. Original Owners: Lindsey Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 26.
1919
Returned to owners.
August 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x1 pounder AA gun: 2 x 0.5-inch AA guns: 2 machine guns. Pennant number: FY.1826.
July 1945
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in July 1961.
Gleaner.
Built: 1896. Builders: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 436. Launched: Thursday 19th November 1896. Completed: 1896. Registered: December 1896. Gross Tons: 131. Nett Tons: 43. Length: 95.8 feet. Beam: 20.4 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 106685.Original Owners: Built for W. H. Johnston, Grimsby.
March 1900
Bought by J. E. Rushworth, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank following a collision in the North Sea on the 29th August 1911.

Alafoss.
This vessel has been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Eton
Built: 1888. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1888. Registered: August 1888. Gross Tons: 144. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 101.6 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 94088.
Original owners: H. Smethurst, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Tuesday 31st January 1889.

Galatia
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 170. Launched: Wednesday 21st October 1896.Completed: 1896. Registered: December 1896. Gross Tons: 150. Nett Tons: 63. Length:  97.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 106686.
Original owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and sank by a U-boat 30 miles off Buchanness on Wednesday 28th March 1917.

Nicholas Dean/Notre Dame de France/Willoughby/Svidi
Built: 1918. Builders: Fleming & Ferguson, Paisley. Launched: Sunday 11th March 1918. Completed: 1918. Registered: February 1925 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 329. Nett Tons: 127. Length: 138.9 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 143918.
Original owners:
Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class Nicholas Dean. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. 1 x 3.5 inch Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number:  3740.
1921
Sold to Gournay-Delpierre & Cie, Boulogne and renamed Notre Dame de France.
February 1925
Sold to the Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co. Renamed Willoughby and registered as GY.161.
Tuesday 17th February 1928
Sold to Fiskiveidahlutafelagid, Hafnarfjord, Iceland. Renamed Svidi and registered as GK.7
Fate: Lost on Tuesday 2nd December 1941 at Vestfjord, Iceland. All 25 crew perished.

Bradman/Ross Anson
Built: 1950. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1359. Launched: Saturday 1st July 1950. Completed: 1950. Registered: November 1950.  Gross Tons: 693. Nett Tons: 252. Length: 180 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Draught: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 96 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 182662.
Original owners:
Bunch Steam Fishing Co., Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1965
Renamed. Ross Anson.
December 1966
Transferred to Hudson Bros (Trawlers) Ltd, Hull.
Fate: Scrapped in August 1968.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 367. Launched: Saturday 9th June 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: August 1906. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 101. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.4 feet. Engines: 69 HP. Official Number: 123578. Original Owners: Edwin Bacon, Grimsby.
November 1906
Registered to the Dolphin Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun.
September 1915
Sold to the Arctic Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1917
Renamed Ormonde II.
1919
Returned to owners.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.782.
November 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper.
Fate: Sank by enemy aircraft fire off the East coast of Scotland on Sunday 16th February 1941.
TyneMouth/Tyne Mouth.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Sicyon
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 113. Launched: Thursday 24th May 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Wednesday 1st August 1906. Gross Tons: 283. Nett Tons: 120. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 92 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 123575. Original Owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 30.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Took the ground in a blizzard off Heirakkasletta, North East Iceland on Sunday 15th January 1933. There was no loss of life.
Isernia
Built: 1899. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 234. Launched: Wednesday 10th May 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: Saturday 10th June 1899. Gross Tons: 198. Nett Tons: 60. Length: 114 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 49 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 50 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 110887. Original Owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Friday 3rd April 1914
Bought by the Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. 1x7.5 inch Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 1746.
1920
Returned to owners.
Friday 16th March 1928
Sold to Gibson & Mumby, Hull, and registered as H.443.
Friday 23rd February 1934
Bought by J. S. Ellis, Scarborough.
1938
Sold to A. A. Davidson, Aberdeen.
Fate: Sold to shipbreakers in 1938 and broken up.

Vascama/P.6/Vascama
Built: 1935. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1136. Launched: Thursday 7th March 1935. Completed: 1935. Registered: April 1935. Gross Tons: 447. Nett Tons: 200. Length: 158.1 feet. Beam: 26.6 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 88 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Engines: 114 HP. Official Number: 162900. Original Owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
September 1939
Purchased by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Armament: 1x4 inch gun, 2x20mm AA guns. 2x1 Depth Charges. Pennant number: FY.185.
1940
Based at Kirkwall along with the Northern Foam, Northern Gift and Kingston Agate. These vessels were employed on contraband control and anti-submarine patrols between Norway and Greenland.
Sunday 23rd March 1931
Engaged and sank the U-551 in the North Atlantic.
June 1941
Came under gunfire from the U-564 in the Atlantic. During the shelling, the bridge was hit and her Captain killed, but the ship was otherwise undamaged.
Saturday 23rd August 1941
Supported by a Catalina aircraft, the Vascama sank the U-452 in the Atlantic.
October 1943
Temporarily loaned to the Portuguese Navy and renamed P.6 whilst she was on loan.
August 1944
Returned to the Royal Navy and reverted to her original name Vascama. She was then employed on Iceland convoys.
January 1946
To the Hull Ice Co.
November 1946
Acquired by the Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby, and registered as GY.147.
Saturday 9th August 1952
Homeward bound from Iceland, the vessel was in collision with the Recepto, which was outward bound for the Faeroes. Thick fog prevailed at the time of the collision, which happened off Ronaldshay in the Orkneys. Both vessels were badly damaged by the collision and were making water but, in spite of the damage, they both were able to safely reach Kirkwall under their own power seven hours after the incident.
Saturday 21st February 1959
After her propeller had been fouled by her warp, the Vascama was under tow from Iceland to the Faeroe Islands by the Lincoln City, a distance of over 300 miles. The incident occurred off Iceland during heavy seas and severe icing conditions.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in 1962.

Thomas Allen/Theophile Massart/Bengali/Milford Prince/Philippian
Built: 1919. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 419. Launched: Friday 18th July 1919. Completed: Wednesday 17th March 1920. Registered: Wednesday 17th March 1920. Gross Tons: 278. Nett Tons: 115. Length: 125.5 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 67 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 144394. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Castle Class trawler Thomas Allen. Admiralty number: 617. Completed as a fishing trawler.
1920
Sold to Soc. Anon. Armement Ostendais, Ostend, Belgium. Renamed Theophile Massart.
Saturday 9th December 1933
Bought by Hellyer Bros, Hull. Renamed Bengali and registered as H.533. Official number 144394.
Thursday 19th March 1936
Sold to the Milford Steam Trawling Co, Milford Haven. Renamed Milford Prince and registered as M.224.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.614.
1944
Converted to a Dan Layer.
June 1944
Took part in Operation Neptune, the D-Day landings, as a Dan Layer attached to the 6th Minesweeper Flotilla.
December 1945
Returned to owners.
January 1951
Sold to the Onward Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Renamed Philippian and registered as GY.164.
Fate: Scrapped at Gateshead in April 1960.
Arctic
Built: 1888. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1888. Registered: September 1888. Gross Tons: 154. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 100.6 feet. Beam: 20 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 16 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 94091. Original owners: Grimsby Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank following a collision about 5 miles off Flamborough Head on Wednesday 20th January 1909.

Kennet
Built: 1899. Builders: Irviness Shipbuilding Co, Irvine. Completed: 1899. Registered: March 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 167. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 105.6 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Depth: 12.5 feet. Official Number: 110753. Original owners: Built for owners in Hull.
March 1919
Bought by G. Musson, Grimsby and registered as GY.165.
October 1919
Registered to T. Shackles, Grimsby.
Fate: Recorded as no longer fishing in 1920.

William Ram/Lord Carson/Welbeck
Built: 1917. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 810. Launched: Thursday 7th June 1917. Completed: 1917. Registered: December 1929 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 324. Nett Tons: 133. Length: 138.5 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 14409. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class William Ram. Completed as an Escort. Armament (WW1): 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3550.
Unknown Date
Bought by owners in Hull who renamed her Lord Carson.
December 1929
Bought by J. Rushworth, Grimsby and registered as GY.165.
January 1930
Renamed Welbeck.
October 1935
Sold to Harry Franklin, Grimsby.
June 1940
Requistioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
1941
Converted to a Minesweeper and fitted with an acoustic hammer and stern sweep. She was based at Lowestoft/Yarmouth for East Coast sweeping duties.
1944
Temporarily used for towing converted London barges to the South coast in readiness for the D-Day preparations.
September 1944
Bought by Shire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1946
Returned to owners.
April 1950
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in October 1951.
GY.166 Fleetwood. Princess Victoria/Marano. Scampton.
GY.167 Kimberley. William Brady/Tokio.
Grimsby.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

William Wesney
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 536. Launched: Monday 23rd December 1929. Completed: 1930. Registered: Wednesday 8th January 1930. Gross Tons: 364. Nett Tons: 171. Length: 145.9 feet. Beam: 24.2 feet. Draught: 13.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 91 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 160981. Original Owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 16th September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun.
Fate: Sunk after hitting a mine off Orfordness on Thursday 7th November 1940. She was lost whilst serving with mine-sweeper group 5 based at Harwich. Five of her crew were lost.
GY.169 Northumbria. Northern Pride.
Harwich.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Thomas Buckley/Ceylonite
Built: 1917. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 340P. Launched: Saturday 7th July 1917. Completed: 1917. Registered: Thursday 20th December 1917. Gross Tons: 173. Nett Tons: 72. Length: 114.4 feet. Beam: 20.9 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 480 IHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 144317. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Non-Standard Castle Class trawler Thomas Buckley. Admiralty number: FY.3607. Originally ordered by the Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull, but purchased by the Admiralty whilst the vessel was still on the stocks.
Wednesday 28th May 1919
Loaned to the United States Navy for minesweeping duties in the North Sea.
Friday 3rd October 1919
Returned to the Admiralty.
1922
Sold to the Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Ceylonite and registered as H.724.
Wednesday 29th January 1930
Bought by the Taylor Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.170.
1939
Sold to the St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 9th April 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant number: FY.1853.
Wednesday 22nd May 1946
Returned to owners.
1947
Bought by Joe Croan, Newhaven, Edingburgh, and registered as LH.246.
Fate: Scrapped in June 1960.
Built: 1902. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 341. Launched: Friday 14th February 1902. Completed: 1902. Registered: Monday 6th April 1903. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 89. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 21.7 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 70 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 116137. Original Owners: Pickering & Haldane's Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.725.
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1x7.5 Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 1204.
February 1915
Renamed Ophir III.
Friday 4th October 1918
Bought by the Crampin Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
1933
Sold to the Walker Steam Trawling Co, Aberdeen. Renamed Star of Moray and registered as A.232.
1934
Registered to the Hewitt Fishing Co, London. Renamed Ladylove and registered as LO.167.
July 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper.
Fate: Posted as missing on Saturday 30th August 1941. Lost with all 14 crew off Iceland and possibly torpedoed by U-202 on Thursday 27th August 1941. Other sources has her fate as hitting a mine 15 miles off Spurn on Sunday 7th September 1941.
Mary
Built: 1888. Builders: Thomas Charlton, Grimsby. Completed: 1888. Registered: 1888. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons:108. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 90 feet. Beam: 19.5 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 94092.
Original Owners: Thomas Charlton, Grimsby.
December 1897
Sold to owners in Denmark where she was renamed Esbjerg.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Canada and renamed Mary.
Fate: Not known.

Aurora
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 380. Launched: Saturday 7th July 1906. Completed: October 1906. Registered: October 1906. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 117.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.6 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 16, 21, 34 in x 24 in, 67 rhp, by C D Holmes & Co, Hull. 1 single ended boiler, 180lb-working pressure. Official Number: 123586. Call sign: MPBK.
Original owners: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 13th June 1906.
It was announced that the first of five new vessels to be launched for the company would be named Aurora. Mrs T P Ronald would have the honour of christening the new vessel.
Tuesday 6th November 1906.
In a letter to Cochrane & Sons, Selby, Sir John Marsden commented:
"As informed, the Aurora returned from sea with the after cabin leaking badly. Cause of leak was the bolts through the deck, which fasten various fittings on the after deck. Also a serious leak through the starboard side of the engine room casing."
Sir John said he would have the repairs carried out and charge Cochrane's accordingly.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number:  345.
February 1915.
Renamed Aurora II.
1919
Returned to owners.
October 1926.
Bought by Charles Dobson, Robinson Lane, Fish Docks, Grimsby.
Saturday 28th July 1934.
Francis Jenkins, engineer, went missing shortly after completing his duty watch. A thorough search was made of the vessel before turning round and searching the sea. No trace of the missing man was found.
Fate: Scrapped in April 1937.

Stafnes/Ross Searcher.
Please see GY.297 entry for details
Indian
Built: 1899. Builders: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen & Montrose. Completed: 1899. Registered: June 1899. Gross Tons: 180. Nett Tons: 56. Length: 111.4 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Draught: 11.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Official Number: 110888. Original owners: Great Grimsby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since June 1900.

Ariadne
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 381. Launched: Tuesday 24th July 1906. Completed: November 1906. Registered: November 1906. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 117.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 16, 21, 34 in x 24 in, 67 HP, by C D Holmes & Co, Hull. 1 single ended boiler, 180lb-working pressure. Official Number: 123588. Call Sign: MNZX. Original owners: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 349.
November 1918
Returned to owners.
October 1926
Bought by Charles Dobson, Robinson Lane, Fish Docks, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in April 1937.

Rilette.
Please see GY.1046 entry for details.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 376. Launched: Saturday 7th July 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: September 1906. Gross Tons: 219. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 117.5 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 123582. Original Owners: Walter H. Beeley, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and sunk by a Torpedo Boat in the North Sea on Wednesday 16th December 1914.
GY.175 Veronica. Samurai.
Verbena.
Please see GY.269 entry for details.
GY.177 Pinewold. Howe. Matabelle. Loyal.
Ipswich.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

St Bartholomew
Built: 1952. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 865. Launched: Thursday 20th November 1952. Completed: 1953. Registered: Thursday 16th April 1953. Gross Tons: 635. Nett Tons: 234. Length: 175.6 feet. Beam: 29.6 feet. Draught: 14.7 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 925 IHP. Official Number: 184913. Original Owners: North Cape Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1954
Sold to NV Motorvisserij, Ostend, Belgium renamed Van Der Weyden and registered as O.295. Pennant number: FY.617.
Saturday 30th March 1957
Ran aground in thick fog on the southeast coast of Iceland. All the crew were rescued.
Fate: Caught fire on Friday 31st May 1957 during salvage operations. The resulting damage was such that the salvage was abandoned.
GY.179 Northwold. Shikari.
Pretoria/Pretoria II
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 114. Launched: Saturday 23rd June 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Monday 27th August 1906. Gross Tons: 283. Nett Tons: 120. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 92 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 123579. Original Owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 32.
May 1915
Renamed Pretoria II.
September 1915
Returned to owners.
Fate: Captured by a U-boat and sunk by her gunfire 60 miles SxE of Sydero, Færoe Islands on Tuesday 10th July 1917.

James Cepell/Clixby/Antioch II
Built: 1918. Builders: George Brown, Greenock. Completed: 1918. Registered: February 1925 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 281. Nett Tons: 116. Length: 125.6 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 143859. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Castle Class trawler James Cepell. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3718.
February 1925
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries, Grimsby and registered as GY.180.
March 1925
Renamed Clixby.
July 1926
Sold to French ownership and renamed Antioch II
July 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.1746. Part of Minesweeping Group 149.
Fate: Not known.

Cambridgeshire/Kingston Sapphire
Built: 1935. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 987. Launched: Tuesday 2nd July 1935. Ten-year-old Margaret Cook performed the launching ceremony. She was the youngest person to ever christen a vessel at the shipyard and was chosen for the honour because her father, Frank Cook, was one of the partners and a director of Markham Cook Ltd. Completed: 1935. Registered: September 1935. Gross Tons: 443. Nett Tons: 161. Length: 162.3 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Draught: 14.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 32 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Official Number: 164391. Original Owners: Cambridgeshire Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti Submarine Vessel. Armament: 1x4 inch gun. Pennant number: FY.142.
Monday 17th June 1940
Rescued 1,000 men, survivors of the troopship Lancastria which had been bombed and sunk while evacuating British troops from Brittany.
June 1944
Took part in Operation Neptune – the D-Day landings.
1945
Returned to owners.
1947
Bought by the Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Kingston Sapphire and registered as H.206.
Fate: Scrapped in 1954.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 117. Launched: Monday 25th June 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: September 1906. Gross Tons: 212. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 123583. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 671.
1919
Returned to owners.
Sunday 1st October 1933
Registered to Sleight & Humphrey, Grimsby.
1944
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: 4. 429.
October 1944
Returned to owners.
Thursday 19th May 1949
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 15th October 1956
Registered to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 25th July 1960
Registered to T. C. & F. Moss, Grimsby.
Thursday 28th July 1960
Sold for scrap to Jacques Bakker en Zonen, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Bruges for scrapping on Monday 1st August 1960.
Achilles.
This vessel has been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Marz.
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 527. Launched: Wednesday 13th February 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: March 1929. Gross Tons: 380. Nett Tons: 174. Length: 141.9 feet. Beam: 24.7 feet. Draught: 13.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 81 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.7 knots. Official Number: 160983. Original Owners: Rinovia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground in thick fog on the north side of the Island of Stroma, Pentland Firth on Friday 17th June 1932. The vessel had been homeward bound from Iceland at the time of the grounding. A boat was launched from the vessel but this capsized and one man was lost. The Thurso lifeboat found the Marz after some difficulty and suceeded in rescuing the remaining crew of fifteen and landing them at Scrabster.

Kurd
Built: 1930. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1095. Launched: Thursday 9th October 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: August 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 138. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 162206. Original Owners: Hellyer Bros, Hull.
August 1939
Bought by Shire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank after striking a mine off Lizard Head on Tuesday 10th July 1945.
Ladysmith/Golden Beam
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 379. Launched: Thursday 23rd August 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: December 1906. Gross Tons: 254. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 128.3 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 123596. Original owners: Henry Lewis Taylor, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x12 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 4.
December 1919
Registered to Henry Lewis Taylor & Henry G. Hopwood, Grimsby.
1920
Returned to owners.
October 1922
Registered to the Diamonds Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1929
Sold to owners in Hull and renamed Golden Beam.
Fate: Not known.

Benvolio
Built: 1930. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1096. Launched: Thursday 23rd October 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: August 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 139. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 162208. Original owners: Hull Northern Fishing Co Ltd (Hellyer Bros Ltd), Hull. H.347.
August 1939
Bought by Shire Trawlers, Grimsby.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.710.
Fate: Sunk by a mine off the River Humber on Friday 23rd February 1940.

Saint Luc/Boston Boeing
Built: 1962. Builders: Poland. Completed: 1962. Registered: September 1970 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 707. Nett Tons: 248. Length: 196.1 feet. Beam: 34.4 feet. Draught: 14.9 feet. Official Number: 338778. Original owners: Pecheries De La Morinie (a Boston associate company), France. Built as Saint Luc.
September 1970
Transferred to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.183.
Friday 21st March 1975
Undertook sea trials today after repairs to the vessel's thrust bearings. She had been in dock for over four months and it was hoped she could sail the next day.
Fate: Scrapped in 1980.
GY.184 Jersey. Georgette. Northern Wave.
GY.185 City of York. Rigoletto.
Baltic
Built: 1888. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1888. Registered: November 1888. Gross Tons: 154. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 100.6 feet. Beam: 20 feet. Depth: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 16 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 94095. Call sign: LDJT.
Original owners: Allen Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1915.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1 x 3 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  967.
June 1915.
Returned to owners
Fate: Ran aground at Bempton, Flamborough, on Tuesday 29th February 1916.
City Of Glasgow/Estafette
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 147. Launched: Thursday 17th December 1896. Completed: 1897. Registered: February 1898. Gross Tons: 267. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 10.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 14, 23, 36 x 27 in, 72 rhp, made by Muir & Houston 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb working pressure. Official Number: 106695. Call Sign: WQRV (first letters), later PQMT (1902). Original Owners: Hagerup & Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
February 1902
Sold to the Government of France and renamed Estafette. No longer used for fishing.
1906
Call sign changed to LROZ.
Fate: Not known.

Agamemnon.
This vessel has been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
City Of London
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 536. Launched: Tuesday 15th December 1896. Completed: January 1897. Registered: January 1896. Gross Tons: 245. Nett Tons: 80. Length: 129.6 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 49 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11½, 19½, 33 x 24 in. 67rhp. Made by N E Marine Co, Newcastle. 1 single ended boiler, 200lb working pressure. Official Number: 106696. Call sign: PQNB (first call sign). Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
Friday 18th May 1897
Tom Fisher, the engineer on the vessel, fell into the fish dock whilst trying to board her today. As there was no gangway, he started to climb up a rope but fell midway. He was helped out of the dock by D. C. Barnett and then walked home soaking wet.
Wednesday 26th January 1898
The vessel was dry-docked at Grimsby for painting and repairs. On her arrival, she reported that the fleet at sea were doing well and that the weather was fine.
April 1906
Registered with Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
May 1913
The vessel was laid up.
August 1916
Re-registered as City Of London, GY 955.
September 1920
Moved to Spain.
Fate: Not known.

Boston Fury/Abunda/Volesus
Built: 1956. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 909. Launched: Wednesday 19th September 1956. Completed: 1956. Registered: Thursday 23rd February 1956. Gross Tons: 577. Nett Tons: 210. Length: 160.5 feet. Beam: 30 feet. Draught: 15.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 86 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: Mirrlees Bickerton & Day. 1050 bhp. Speed: 13 knots. Official Number: 184934. Call sign: MWFD. Original owners: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 14th August 1961
Sold to the Abunda Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 25th August 1961
Renamed Abunda.
Monday 7th January 1963
Landed today and taken straight to the fitting-out jetty in readiness for a new wheelhouse front structure to be fitted.
Wednesday 9th January 1963
The new wheelhouse, made by Ross Engineers Ltd, was fitted today. The new structure was 2½ feet higher than her former wheelhouse to improve forward visibility. It was estimated that the vessel would be ready for sea again in about two weeks.
Thursday 22nd December 1966
Sold to Newton Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Volesus.
Wednesday 1st January 1975
Sold to North Cape Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Friday 19th May 1978
Bought by C. J. Else Ltd, Gibraltar. Used as a wreck salvage/recovery vessel.
1979
Bought by H. K. Vickers & Sons Engineering Ltd.
September 1979
Sold to Maritime Sunshine SA, Panama.
1987
Bought by Chepo Shipping Co SA, Panama.
1998
The vessel was removed from Lloyds Register as the vessel’s existence was in doubt.
Fate: Not known.
Argonaut/Ewerby/Jean-Max/Cloughstone.
This vessel has been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.190 Merlin. Northern Spray.
City of Lincoln
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 537. Launched: Saturday 19th December 1896. Completed: January 1897. Registered: January 1897. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 129.6 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 49 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11½, 19½, 33 x 24 in. 67rhp. Made by N E Marine Co, Newcastle. 1 single ended boiler, 200lb-working pressure. Official Number: 106697. Original Owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
Friday 26th March 1897
Returning from London where she had landed fish from the fleet, the vessel put into Grimsby for provisions, ice and coal before returning to the fleet.
Fate: Lost on Saturday 30th September 1905. Ran aground in a force 9 gale in Newbiggin Bay, Papa Westray, Orkneys, whilst steaming home to Grimsby. Five of the crew were lost.

Darogah
Built: 1914. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 554. Launched: Monday 27th July 1914. Completed: September 1914. Registered: September 1914. Gross Tons: 221. Nett Tons: 86. Length: 117.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 137001. Original Owners: Bowerings Steam Fishing Co. Ltd (E. Sleight), Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun Admiralty number: FY.1491.
1920
Returned to owners.
September 1938
Bought by the Earl Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
February 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper.
December 1940
Sold to Sir Alec Black, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by a mine off Southend-on-Sea, Thames Estuary, on Monday 27th January 1941 whilst on Admiralty service.

Boston Beverley
Built: 1971. Builders: R. Dunston Ltd, Hessle. Yard No: 879. Registered: August 1971. Gross Tons: 517. Nett Tons: 175. Length: 141 feet. Beam: 33.6 feet. Draught: 22.9 feet. Official Number: 338782. Original Owners: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
1979
Sold to the Ben Mar Fishing Co Ltd, Chile.
Unknown date
Acquired by the Chilean Navy.
Fate: Not known.
GY.192 Osborne. Russell.
GY.193 Umbria. York City.
Lord Nelson
Built: 1906. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 807. Completed: December 1906. Registered: January 1907. Gross Tons: 295. Nett Tons: 155. Length: 132.5 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 123599. Original Owners: J. E. Rushworth, Grimsby.
January 1911
To Denmark.
Fate: Not known.

Topaz/Valdora
Built: 1916. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 661. Launched: Saturday 1st January 1916. Completed: 1916. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 251. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 121.8 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 139304 Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.511.
November 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 1262.
April 1919
Sold to the Yarborough Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.194.
September 1922
Renamed Valdora.
December 1928
To owners in Hull. Registered as H.830.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Admiralty number: FY.905.
Fate: Sunk by aircraft on the 12th January 1940 near Cromer.

Derby County
Built: 1915. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 954. Launched: Tuesday 25th July 1933. Completed: Tuesday 15th August 1933. Registered: August 1933. Gross Tons: 399. Nett Tons: 150. Length: 155 feet. Beam: 26.4 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 162873. Call Sign: GWLY. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, at a cost of £19,864. The Derby County would become the first trawler to be side-slipped on the new slipway facility at Grimsby.
Wednesday 5th July 1933
The Registrar of Shipping at Grimsby officially approved the name of Derby County.
Saturday 29th July 1933.
The Port Registry Number, GY 514, was received today for the vessel.
Saturday 12th August 1933
240 tons of coal, at 13s 9d per ton, was put aboard the Derby County at 6am in the morning by Messrs Dorman, Long & Co., Middlesbrough.
Wednesday 16th August 1933.
Completed yesterday, the third ‘first division’ trawler underwent her first trial on the Tees today.
Thursday 17th August 1933.
Consolidated Fisheries received the Deed of Covenant and Mortgage for the Derby County today, along with the information that the new trawler would arrive in Grimsby on Saturday 19th August, in the evening.
Saturday 19th August 1933.
Consolidated Fisheries were in receipt of the Bills of Exchange and accounts etc for their new trawler and were also informed that the delivery date for the vessel would now be Thursday 24th August.
Tuesday 22nd August 1933.
The Derby County left the builders’ yard at 4am and arrived in Grimsby in the evening and was berthed at Taylor’s Wharf in the Royal Dock for fitting out and provisioning in preparation for her maiden voyage to Iceland.
Thursday 24th August 1933.
Messrs F & T Ross Ltd., Hull, supplied 28x24" and 40x21" steel bobbins to the Derby County today.
Friday 25th August 1933.
Marconi Marine installed the wireless equipment today.
Saturday 26th August 1933.
The Derby County sailed this morning from the Royal Dock on her maiden trip.
Monday 28th August 1933.
The Certificate of Installation for the Derby County’s Wireless Telegraphy was forwarded to the Secretary at the G.P.O., London, today.
Thursday 7th September 1933.
Experiencing operational trouble with her trawl winch, the Derby County had been laid for some time whilst her engineers tried to fix the problem. Finally, Consolidated Fisheries received a telegram from the skipper of the vessel informing the company that the vessel couldn’t fish in deep water as the winch didn’t have the power to haul the trawl gear. Rather than abort the trip, the skipper had been able to fish in shallow waters only and would complete the trip thusly.
Wednesday 13th September 1933.
Landing her maiden trip today, she marketed 1,250 boxes that realised £1,086 13s 6d. The vessel then proceeded to Smiths Dock to have the problems with her winch rectified.
Friday 15th September 1933.
A telegram from Smiths Dock, Middlesbrough, informed Consolidated Fisheries that the Derby County would be completed and ready for sailing on Saturday morning. In reply, the company said that Skipper Fuller would be arriving at the dock to take command of the vessel at 4.20 this afternoon.
Sunday 25th September 1933.
On only her second trip, the Derby County had experienced trouble with her suction feed pipe and wired Consols to inform them of the fact;
"Suction feed pipe carried away from filters. Trying to get to Olafsvik. My present position is Langanes."
After some consultation with the engineers ashore, Consolidated Fisheries sent a reply to the skipper;
"Blank off pipe and use Donkey from hotwell."
Shortly after sending this telegram, the company was in receipt of one from Mr. Wathne, the insurance agent at Seydisfjord, Iceland;
"Derby County arrived 9am. Suction pipe broken. Getting repaired."
Following this telegram, the skipper of the trawler sent another to the company informing them of the fact that he had arrived in port;
"Used both Donkeys. Kept steam with difficulty. Succeeded arriving Seydisfjord. Brazing pipe."
Tuesday 26th September 1933.
The Derby County left the Icelandic port of Seydisfjord today and returned to the fishing grounds after having had the fault with her suction feed pipe repaired.
Thursday 28th September 1933.
Consolidated Fisheries sent the insurance policies for the Derby County, for £22,000, to solicitors Hedley & Thompson, Sunderland.
Saturday 9th December 1933.
Expecting delivery of a drain valve for the vessel, Consolidated Fisheries received a despatch note but no valve. Sir John Marsden queried this with the company it had been ordered from, The Super-Heated Co. Ltd., Manchester, and pointed out that the despatch note had been addressed to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd., Hull and asked that they check their despatch department carefully.
Saturday 16th December 1933.
The Derby County was arrested for illegal fishing today by the Icelandic Coastguard Vessel Aegir and escorted into Isafjord, Iceland. The Icelandic court fined Skipper Fuller 18,500 Kroner, then about £850, and ordered that all expenses were to be paid as well as the confiscation of the fishing gear and catch.
Friday 29th December 1933.
A telegram received from Geir H. Zoega, the agent for the Joint Amalgamated Arbitration Committee in Reykjavik, Iceland, advised Sir John Marsden that;
"Derby County sheriff informs fishing gear will be sold by auction next Saturday at 5pm. Shall I arrange for repurchase if so telegraph me what maximum amount payable."
Sir John Marsden’s reply was positive and precise;
"Derby County gear. Authorise you offer £105 max for two full trawl nets 24 Ross iron bobbins 500 fathoms 3" wire warp four trawl boards 60 patent floats and sundry small wires all ex Derby County. Trust you will buy cheaper." As it was, the gear was sold for more than Sir John Marsden’s bid to a local Icelandic trawler owner.
Thursday 13th December 1934.
The Derby County left Grimsby on the morning tide for Immingham where some repairs where to be carried out.
Friday 14th December 1934.
Repairs complete, the vessel returned to the fish docks at 11am from where she was due to sail the following day for the fishing grounds.
Wednesday 1st September 1937.
Fishing about 20 miles northwest of Blackness, Iceland, the skipper of the Alafoss heard the whistle of the Derby CountyCounty’s skipper thought it would be best if he could be towed into Patreksfjord where he thought his vessel could be beached. In a strong freshening northeast wind, the Alafoss began steaming to the Derby County, reaching her at 7am. After firing a rocket line over her bow and securing her warps, the Alafoss began the difficult tow towards the fjord at 7.25am. By the time the vessels had reached the entrance to the fjord, the wind had reached gale force so the tow continued the five miles up the fjord to the anchorage, reaching there at 1.30pm. The Alafoss stood by the hampered vessel in case she started to drag her anchor. On advice gained from the vessel's Icelandic agent, the Alafoss again took the Derby County under tow and succeeded in beaching her at 6pm without damage to either vessel.
Friday 3rd September 1937.
A small tide enabled the wire to be cleared from the Derby County's propeller and by 5pm, she was able to get under way again.
Monday 8th August 1938.
Answering an enquiry from S R Dickson & Co, Grimsby regarding the possible purchase of vessels, Sir John Marsden said that he was not anxious to dispose of vessels of the Football Class. The reason, he explained, was due to the recent improvement in deep sea fishing and the exceedingly high cost of building. However, he might, he said, "be disposed to let the Derby County go for £20,000."
Saturday 27th August 1938.
A steam pipe for the trawler was sent by goods train to Smiths Dock for renewal. Sir John, on the telephone to the company, said he would be glad if they could have it back by noon on Wednesday next.
November 1938.
For work carried out on the Derby County after she fouled her propeller on Wednesday 17th August 1938, the underwriters paid the bill of £30 19s 3d. The bill was for slipping the vessel, towage to and from the slipway, cutting away wire from between the propeller and stern tube, renewing the guard plate, renewing the guard ring on the propeller bush and the renewal of the streamlined cone on the rudder.
August 1939
Bought by the Admiralty at a cost of £22,518 for service as an Anti-Submarine vessel FY.171. Friday 15th December 1939. Whilst on patrol in the British Channel, HMT Derby County, in company with HMT York City detected the presence of a U-boat and attacked with depth charges but recorded no evidence of a hit.
March 1946.
The vessel was returned to fishing duties and was bought by the Hull Ice Co, who registered her as GY 194.
November 1946.
At a cost of £20,380, Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. again bought the Derby County.
Thursday 2nd February 1950.
Returning from the Icelandic fishing grounds, the Derby County was diverted to search for the 2,960 ton Norwegian ship Fjeld whose steering had broke in a gale. The British destroyer HMS Welcome also joined in the search and both vessels stood by the Norwegian vessel who later managed to put into Aberdeen unassisted.
Thursday 22nd April 1950.
The chief engineer of the Derby County, Mr. T. S. Jacobsen, collapsed and died as the vessel was returning from the Icelandic fishing grounds. The body of Mr. Jacobsen was landed at Grimsby when the vessel docked the following day.
Tuesday 12th December 1950
The Derby County, in company with the Fleetwood trawler Frobisher, went to the aid of the Northern Spray which had gone aground in a gale and thick snow at Skutuksfjord, Iceland on Saturday afternoon. The trawler had managed to refloat herself but then drifted and grounded again that same night at Isafjord. The Derby County and Frobisher put their trawl warps aboard the grounded vessel in an effort to pull her off but their efforts failed.
Friday 19th September 1958.
Laid helpless with engine trouble in heavy seas, the skipper of the Derby County contacted the fishery protection frigate HMS Russell for assistance. Two engineers from the frigate were sent aboard the powerless trawler and helped to repair the engines.
Thursday 6th June 1963
A fire broke out whilst the Derby County was in dock today and caused damage to some netting and timber under the whaleback of the vessel. Four fire appliances attended the blaze but only one was needed to extinguish the blaze.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in February 1964.
Vindex/Darmier/Artha
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 163. Launched: 1896. Completed: 1897. Registered: January 1897. Gross Tons: 147. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 93.7 feet. Beam: 20.4 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 106699. Original Owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1901
Sold to owners in France who renamed her as Darmier.
Unknown Date
Renamed Artha.
Fate: Not known.

Rodney/Rodney III.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Dominick Addison/Tenedos/Gadfly/Tenedos/Hondo
Built: 1919. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 412. Launched: Wednesday 2nd April 1919. Completed: 1919. Registered: Tuesday 18th November 1919. Gross Tons: 550. Nett Tons: 200. Length: 171 feet. Beam: 29.2 feet. Draught: 14.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 90 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 86 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 139639. Original Owners: Built as Castle Class Dominick Addison FY.4296 for the Admiralty and completed as a fishing trawler. Admiralty number: 4296.
1919
Sold to Tucker Tippet & Co Ltd, Cardiff. Renamed Tenedos and registered as CF.64.
1929
Bought by H. E. Rees, Milford Haven. Registered as M.24.
1933
Sold to M. W. Howell, Milford Haven.
Monday 28th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Renamed Gadfly. Pennant number: FY.517.
Monday 3rd September 1945
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
1948
Bought by Yolland Bros Ltd, Milford Haven.
Thursday 8th July 1948
Sold to J. Marrs, Fleetwood, for £13,132. Registered as FD.277.
1952
Bought by the Japan Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby for £7,500. Renamed Hondo and registered as GY.195.
Thursday 24th November 1960
Sold for scrap to Van Den Bossche, Belgium.
Fate: Scrapping commenced at Boom, Belgium, on Thursday 1st December 1960.
Bedfordshire
Built: 1935. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 988. Launched: Wednesday 17th July 1935. Completed: 1935. Registered: August 1935. Gross Tons: 443. Nett Tons: 161. Length: 162.3 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Depth: 14.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Official Number: 164392.
Original owners: Bedfordshire Fishing Co Ltd (Markham Cook), Grimsby.
August 1939
Purchased into the Royal Navy and converted to an anti-submarine vessel. Armament: 1 x 4 inch gun. Pennant number:  FY.141.
December 1939
With the conversion completed, she joined the 17th Anti-Submarine Group based at Swansea for anti-submarine patrols in the Bristol Channel.
1942
Engaged on convoy duties in the Bristol/English Channels.
March 1942
Loaned to the United States Navy, along with her crew, for anti-submarine duties. Escorted the damaged Armed Merchant Cruiser Queen Of Bermuda from Halifax to New York for repairs. Employed on convoy duties off the East Coast of the USA and Canada.
Fate: Sunk by U-558 off Cape Lookout, North Carolina, on Monday 11th May 1942. She was struck by two torpedoes and disintegrated. Of the 34 ship’s company, just one survived.

Hydra/ Maria
Built: 1906. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 797. Launched: Thursday 18th October 1906. Completed: November 1906. Registered: November 1906. Gross Tons: 214. Nett Tons: 99. Length: 117.9 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 123595.
Original owners: Mackrill & Sons, Grimsby.
July 1928
Bought by owners in Holland and renamed Maria.
Fate: Not known.
GY.197 Satyrion. Perihelion/Gantock Rock. Norse.
Built: 1889. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 22. Launched: Monday 18th February 1889. Completed: 1889. Registered: May 1889. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 70. Length: 106.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 96191. Original Owners: Grimsby Union Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1898
Sold to F. J. Brown, Grimsby.
May 1924
Sold to Norwegian owners and renamed Justi.
Unknown date
Bought by E. S. Stokka, Sandness.
Fate: Not known but thought to have been scrapped in 196?.
Azalea
Built: 1889. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 26. Completed: 1889. Registered: April 1889. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 70. Length: 106.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 96193.
Original owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground in dense fog early in the morning at Stroma, Pentland Firth, on Tuesday 29th June 1897. An attempt was made to tow her off, but this failed and she was abandoned.

Nizam
Built: 1907. Builders: Smiths Dock Co. Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 808. Completed: January 1907. Registered: January 1907. Gross Tons: 243. Nett Tons: 102. Length: 120.8 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 17.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 125041.
Original owners: Ernest Sleight., Grimsby.
Fate: Not known.

Diamond/ Diamond  II
Built: 1912. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 552. Launched: Tuesday 10th December 1912. Completed: 1913. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 289. Nett Tons: 115. Length: 133.5 feet. Beam: 23.1 feet. Depth: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 75 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 133422.
Original owners: Built for the Kingston Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Hull.
April 1919 Bought by the Stringer Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.199 and renamed Diamond II.
March 1920
Sold to owners in Japan.
Fate: Not known.

Malmata/Gregory
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 543. Launched: Thursday 20th March 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: Thursday 24th April 1930. Gross Tons: 163. Nett Tons: 69. Length:  102 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 24 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 91 NHP. Speed: 11.2 knots.  Official Number: 160984.
Original owners: Malmata Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1936
Sold to the Dalmatia Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Gregory.
Wednesday 30th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel. Pennant number:  FY.1875.
Saturday 21st October 1939
Sold to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 4th July 1945
Returned to owners.
1956
Sold for scrapping to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Ghent for scrapping on Monday 30th July 1956.
GY.200 Ostero. Barnett.
Rugby
Built: 1889. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 323. Completed: 1889. Registered: August 1889. Gross Tons: 107. Nett Tons: 95. Length: 88 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Official Number: 96194. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
March 1899
To owners in Hartlepool.
April 1918
Back to William Grant, Grimsby and registered as GY.1160.
August 1918
Bought by G. Doig, Grimsby.
February 1924
Sold to Grimsby Trawler Owners Direct Fisheries.
Fate: Scrapped in March 1935.

Dragon/Dragon II
Built: 1906. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 796. Launched: Thursday 18th October 1906. Completed: November 1906. Registered: November 1906. Gross Tons: 214. Nett Tons: 99. Length: 117.8 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 123591. Original Owners: Mackrill & Sons, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 428.
March 1917
Renamed Dragon II.
1919
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
December 1927
Bought by J. W. Allen, Grimsby.
April 1932
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Scrapped in September 1932.
Vanilla
Built: 1896. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 173. Launched: Monday 21st December 1896. Completed: 1897. Registered: February 1897. Gross Tons: 158. Nett Tons: 67. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 108441. Original Owners: Arctic Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1911
Sold to the South Western Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby
June 1914
Bought by the Savoy Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby
Fate: Torpedoed in the North Sea on Sunday 18th April 1915.

Waldorf/Alfredian.
Please see GY.927 entry for details.
GY.203 Narberth Castle. Domque Gentile/Hagnaby.
GY.204 Undine. Test. Northern Gem.
GY.205 Tunisian; James Lavenny; Kelby.
Kingston.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Leeds.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.208 Straton. Thomas Lawrie/Somersby. Regal/Nubia.
Celtic
Built: 1889. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1889. Registered: October 1889. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons: 170. Nett Tons: 85. Length: 106.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 37 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 96196. Original Owners: Grimsby Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank after a collision about 15 miles off Spurn on Saturday 1st December 1906.

Empyrean
Built: 1914. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 163. Launched: Saturday 9th May 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: July 1914. Gross Tons: 215. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 120.4 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 136986. Call Sign: QNRS. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. 1x7.5 Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 9.
1920
Returned to owners.
August 1921
Bought by the Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
1940
Converted to a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.873.
January 1945
Converted to an Esso. Pennant number: Y.7.10.
Juuly 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1962.
Begonia
Built: 1889. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 27. Launched: Thursday 16th May 1889.  Completed: 1889. Registered: April 1889. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 106.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 12.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 96197.
Original owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Driven ashore in a gale when leaving Blyth on Wednesday 15th April 1908 and became a total loss.

Mena/St. Elmo/Luda Lady
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 607. Launched: Saturday 27th June 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: September 1914. Gross Tons: 234. Nett Tons: 110. Length: 122.1 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 136996.
Original owners: Roberts & Ruthven, Grimsby.
July 1922
Sold to owners in Hull and renamed as St. Elmo.
August 1936
Bought by the Dobson Ship Repairing Co, Grimsby. Renamed Luda Lady and registered as GY.238.
Fate: Lost in 1941.

Captain Foley/Boston Tristar/St. Mark
Built: 1960. Builders: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen. Yard No: 294. Launched: Tuesday 24th May 1960. Completed: 1960. Registered: Tuesday 5th June 1962. Gross Tons: 434. Nett Tons: 142. Length: 139.9 feet. Beam: 28.2 feet. Depth: 12.8 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: 6 cylinder 1230hp British Polar. Official Number: 302523. Call Sign: GHFA.
Original owners: Built for the Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, London as Captain Foley. LO.33.
March 1972
Became Boston Tristar and registered as GY.210.
August 1976
Bought by Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
October 1976
Renamed St. Mark and registered as LT.327.
1980
Converted to an ORSV.
Fate: Sank following a collision with Vikingbank. The vessel was later located off the north Norfolk coast in the vicinity of Cromer.
GY.211 Doric · Virginian.
Alberta
Built: 1907. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Registered: January 1907. Gross Tons: 209. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 115.6 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 64 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 125045. Original Owners: Dominion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Admiralty number: 7.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine in the River Humber on Friday 14th April 1916.
GY.213 Ontario. Balthazar/Royal Marine.
Aquarius
Built: 1889. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 6. Launched: Thursday 8th August 1889. Completed: 1889. Registered: August 1889. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 81. Length: 103.3 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 44 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 96203. Original owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground near Withernsea on Sunday 25th December 1904.

Emerald/Campina
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 555. Launched: Saturday 8th February 1913. Completed: 1913. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 289. Nett Tons: 115. Length: 133.4 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 133433. Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
April 1919
Sold to the Amaranth Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.214.
February 1920
Sold to H. Bacon, Grimsby.
March 1920
Bought by Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby, Grimsby.
March 1922
Renamed Campina.
November 1927
Bought by the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1933
Sold to G. Dixon, Grimsby.
March 1937
Sold to A. Smith, Grimsby.
December 1938
Bought by the Vinur Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine off Holyhead whilst on Admiralty service on Monday 22nd July 1940.
Capricornus/St George
Built: 1889. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 5. Launched: Thursday 8th August 1889. Completed: 1889. Registered: July 1889. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 81. Length: 103.3 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 44 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 96204. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
December 1899
Sold to owners in France who renamed her as St George.
Fate: Lost in 1907.

Quail
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 120. Launched: Tuesday 2nd October 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Friday 30th November 1906. Gross Tons: 265. Nett Tons: 108. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 70 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 123593. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
November 1914
Registered to Henry Allen Baskcomb, Grimsby.
November 1915
Registered to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
1933
Registered to the Amalgamated Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Formerly Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
18th October 1935
Sold to Dutch shipbreakers.
Fate: Scrapped.

John & Norah/Viscaria
Built: 1913. Builders: ?, Yarmouth. Registered: March 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 95. Nett Tons: 40. Length: 86 feet. Beam: 18.5 feet. Draught: 9.5 feet. Official Number: 135770. Original Owners: Built for owners in Yarmouth.
March 1946
Bought by the East Anglian Fish Selling Co. Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.215.
December 1946
Renamed Viscaria.
Fate: Scrapped in August 1958.
Cineraria
Built: 1889. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 28. Completed: 1889. Registered: August 1889. Gross Tons: 154. Nett Tons: 81. Length: 100.6 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 16 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 96201. Original owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Saturday 17th July 1915.

Ross Lion
Built: 1955. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1409. Launched: Monday 17th October 1955. Completed: 1956. Registered: April 1956. Gross Tons: 274. Nett Tons: 89. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 184938. Original Owners: Derwent Trawlers, Grimsby at a cost of £125,000.
Saturday 21st April 1956
Sailed on her maiden trip to the Westerley fishing grounds.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1959
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 12th December 1962
Left Grimsby bound for a new career in Newfoundland. She would come under the ownership of Ross Lake Trawlers Ltd - a company that was set up to operate her by the Ross Group Ltd and H. B. Clyde Lake Ltd, itself a St. Johns fishing company. For the passage to Newfoundland, the vessel was crewed by eight Grimsby men under the command of Skipper Gordon Sleight.
Sunday 23rd December 1962
Arrived in St. Johns, Newfoundland at about 9 pm.
Monday 24th December 1962
The crew which had taken the vessel to St. Johns flew the 100 miles to Gander Airport where, after a six hour wait for another plane, took off just after midnight and landed at London Airport at 9 am on Christmas morning. A waiting coach then ferried them to Grimsby in time to spend the rest of the day with their families.
Tuesday 26th February 1963
The Ross Lion began her first fishing trip from St. Johns to the Newfoundland Grand Banks. She was manned entirely by a Newfoundland crew.
Fate: Not known.
King Alfred
Built: 1899. Builders: Schofield, Hagerup & Doughty, Grimsby. Yard No: 3. Launched: Monday 13th March 1899. Completed: June 1899. Registered: May 1899. Gross Tons: 159. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 105.7 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11, 17, 28 x 20 in, 40 rhp, made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow. 1 single ended boiler with 180lbs working pressure. Official Number: 110892. Original owners: Monarch Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
Fate: Captured and scuttled by the German submarine minelayer UC-44, approx 75 miles South of Fair Isle. The skipper of the trawler was taken prisoner and landed at Heligoland, the U-Boat base. The date of her loss was Tuesday 13th February 1917.

Izaak Walton/Cylvida
Built: 1907. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 349. Launched: Tuesday 2nd July 1907. Completed: August 1907. Registered: February 1925 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 252. Nett Tons: 97. Length: 120.4 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 124717. Original owners: Built for the Izaak Walton Fishing Co Ltd (C. Heron), Swansea.
February 1925
Bought by J. Rushworth, Grimsby and registered as GY.217.
April 1925
Renamed as Cylvida.
March 1929
Sold to R. Clarke, Grimsby.
January 1933
Sold to owners in Milford Haven.
Fate: Not known.

Sprayflower/Arctic Trapper
Built: 1928. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1012. Launched: Saturday 21st April 1928. Completed: 1928. Registered: October 1939 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 352. Nett Tons: 145. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 160109. Original owners: Built as Sprayflower for the Yorkshire Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Unknown date
Renamed Arctic Trapper.
October 1939
Sold to Shire Trawlers, Grimsby. Registered as GY.217.
May 1941
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun.
Fate: Sunk by aircraft near Ramsgate whilst on Admiralty service on Monday 3rd February 1941.
Margate
Built: 1896. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 133. Launched: Wednesday 30th December 1896.Completed: 1897. Registered: March 1897. Gross Tons: 161. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 108444.
Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
Monday 3rd January 1898
The Margate arrived back in Grimsby today where it was learned that she had run aground at Wharton Roads near Filey. Two cobbles went to her aid and found her stuck firmly fast in the sand. The trawler Flying Sprite also went to her aid but the cobbles had got the Margate off the sand before she arrived.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
February 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder AA gun. Pennant number:  FY.818.
Fate:  Lost on Tuesday 24th April 1917. Sunk by U-boat off Spurn Head.

Black Prince
Built: 1930. Builders: Smith's Dock Co. Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees. Yard No: S924. Launched: Tuesday 29th April 1930. Completed: May 1930. Registered: May 1930. Gross Tons: 367. Nett Tons: 145. Length: 141.7 feet. Beam: 25.5 feet. Depth: 13.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 160989. Call sign: LGCB.
Original owners: Built for Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 6th June 1930
Arrived in Grimsby after completing trials. Her maiden voyage was to Iceland under command of Skipper A. Evans.
Fate: Lost on Thursday 12th May 1932. Ran aground off the Westermann Islands, Iceland. The vessel was refloated, but she foundered in shallow water shortly afterwards.

Prince Philip/Belgaum
Built: 1956. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 927. Launched: Monday 16th January 1956.Completed: 1956. Registered: Tuesday 24th April 1956. Gross Tons: 577. Nett Tons: 210. Length: 160.9 feet. Beam: 30 feet. Depth: 15.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 86 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day. 1050 bhp. Speed: 13 knots. Official Number: 184939.
Original owners: Ross Trawlers, Hull.
Saturday 12th August 1961
Sold to the Abunda Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and renamed Belgaum.
Wednesday 1st January 1975
Bought by the Iago Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
1978
Sold to the Dominion Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
1979
Sold for scrapping to Medway Secondary Metals Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Rainham, Kent for scrapping on Saturday 17th March 1979.
Sudero
Built: 1889. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Launched: 1889. Completed: 1889. Registered: August 1889. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons: 187. Nett Tons: 103. Length: 116 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 37 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 96202. Original Owners: White Star Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground near Wick. Register closed in April 1903.

Grebe
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley.. Yard No: 121. Launched: Tuesday 2nd October 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: Thursday 13th December 1906. Gross Tons: 265. Nett Tons: 108. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 70 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 123597. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
November 1914
Registered to Henry Allen Baskcomb, Grimsby.
November 1915
Registered to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a fishing trawler.
1919
Returned to owners.
1933
Registered to the Amalgamated Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Formerly Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sold to Dutch shipbreakers on Friday 18th October 1935 and broken up.
GY.220 Sando. Lorinda.
Svino
Built: 1896. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 540. Launched: Thursday 17th December 1896. Completed: January 1897. Registered: January 1897. Gross Tons: 138. Nett Tons: 46. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 108445. Original Owners: White Star Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1897
Sold to H. Smethurst, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by collision in the North Sea. The register on the vessel was closed in July 1912.

Pearl/Pearl II/Cadella
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 554. Launched: Saturday 25th January 1913. Completed: 1913. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 289. Nett Tons: 115. Length: 133.5 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 133431. Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.883.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 306. Fitted with Listening Hydrophones. Based at Taranto Italy.
February 1915
Renamed Pearl II.
1919
Returned to owners.
April 1919
Bought by the Amaranth Fishing Co, Grimsby.
February 1920
Sold to H. Bacon, Grimsby.
March 1920
Registered to Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby, Grimsby.
February 1922
Renamed Cadella.
November 1927
Sold to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Fitted out for long lining at the Greenland halibut fishery.
Monday 28th October 1935
Sold to A. Rennie, Aberdeen and registered as A.364.
May 1938
Whilst outward bound to the fishing grounds, the vessel stranded at Beacon Point, Stroma. After refloating later, she proceeded to fishing grounds.
October 1939
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd. Aberdeen.
October 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Pennant number: Z.121.
1946
Returned to owners.
1947
Sold to the Hunter Fishing Co. Ltd. Edinburgh and registered at Leith as LH.248.
1953
Bought by Le Belco di Giorgio Bellia & Co, Milan.
Fate: Scrapped in 1957.
Waverley/Pieter Jan/Protinius
Built: 1897. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 541. Completed: February 1897. Registered: February 1898. Gross Tons: 135. Nett Tons: 36. Length: 96 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 108446. Original Owners: J. Meadows, Grimsby.
November 1903
Sold to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
July 1909
Sold to owners in Holland who renamed her Pieter Jan.
Unknown date
Renamed Protinius.
Fate: Not known.

H.A.L. Russell/Darracq/Cabo Corveiro/Cabo S Vicente
Built: 1910. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 469. Launched: Monday 25th July 1910. Completed: 1910. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 258. Nett Tons: 116. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Official Number: 129290. Original Owners: Built as H.A.L. Russell for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.138.
Unknown date
Renamed Darracq.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun 1x4-inch gun. Admiralty number: 770.
1919
Returned to owners.
April 1919
Bought by J. Smethurst, Grimsby and registered as GY.222.
August 1919
Sold to the Equitable Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1923
Bought by owners in Portugal and renamed Cabo Corveiro.
Unknown date
Renamed Cabo S Vicente.
Fate: Not known.

Lionheart/Jacoba/Gelria
Built: 1930. Builders: Smith's Dock Co. Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees. Yard No: S925. Launched: Monday 26th May 1930. Completed: June 1930. Registered: June 1930. Gross Tons: 367. Nett Tons: 145. Length: 141.7 feet. Beam: 25.5 feet. Draught: 13.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 13.5, 24, 39 in x 27 in, 107 NHP. Made by Smith's Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. 1 single ended boiler, 200 lb pressure. Official Number: 160991. Call Sign: GQNK. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Sunday 15th December 1935
Whilst outward bound to the fishing grounds, the Lionheart ran aground near Tjeldsund off the Norwegian coast today. A salvage ship from Lodingen was sent to her aid.
Friday 20th December 1935
It was reported that the Lionheart had been refloated and was now in Harstad, Norway where divers made an inspection of her hull and found no damage. The trawler left harbour for the White Sea fishing grounds the same day.
April 1940
The vessel was laid up.
Mid 1941
Purchased from Consolidated Fisheries to replace the pilot cutter Prudence that had been requisitioned by the Royal Navy. Converted into a pilot cutter by Charles Hill of Bristol and placed in service in the London Pilotage District. Served variously during WW2 at Southend, Harwich (Sunk pilot station) and Ramsgate (Dumpton station). After WW2, she served on both Sunk and Dungeness stations.
1948
Replaced by new diesel pilot cutters.
1952
Sold to Dutch trawler owners in Holland where she became Jacoba. Sold later in the year to other Dutch owners and renamed Gelria and registered to the port of Ijmuiden.
Fate: Broken up by Frank Rijsdijk, Holland B.V. Hendrik Ido Ambacht in April 1963.

Yes Tor/Cape Cleveland/Stella Carina/Cape Finisterre/Dragoon
Built: 1941. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 686. Ordered: Saturday 18th January 1941. Laid Down: Wednesday 4th June 1941. Launched: Tuesday 21st October 1941. Completed: 1941. Registered: Friday 10th April 1942. Gross Tons: 522. Nett Tons: 197. Length: 167.7 feet. Beam: 28.1 feet. Draught: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 89 feet. Forecastle: 27 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 970 IHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 181280. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Hills Class trawler Yestor. Pennant number: T.222. Completed as an Anti Submarine Vessel
Wednesday 10th April 1946
Sold to Hudson Bros Ltd, Hull, renamed Cape Cleveland and registered as H.355.
Wednesday 12th November 1947
Sold to Clyde Trawlers Ltd, Hull, and renamed Stella Carina.
Monday 5th September 1949
Bought by Hudson Bros Ltd, Hull, and renamed Cape Finisterre.
Thursday 24th January 1952
Sold to the Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1952
Renamed Dragoon and registered as GY.222.
Thursday 23rd June 1960
Sold to Wyre Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood, and registered as FD.60.
Fate: Arrived at Troon on Sunday 18th December 1966 to be broken up.
Dahlia/Dahlia II/Dahlia · Drusilla.
These two vessels are listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Killarney
Built: 1897. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 542. Launched: Monday 18th January 1897. Completed: February 1897. Registered: February 1898. Gross Tons: 135. Nett Tons: 51. Length: 96 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 108447. Call Sign: QNRS. Original Owners: J. Meadows, Grimsby.
November 1903
Sold to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
July 1909
Sold to owners in Holland who renamed her Juliana then later Ada.
Fate: Not known.

S. L. Haldane/Daimler
Built: 1910. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 468. Launched: Monday 25th July 1910. Completed: 1910. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 257. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 11.9 feet. Official Number: 129292. Original Owners: Built as S. L. Haldane for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
Unknown date
Renamed Daimler.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 260.
1919
Returned to owners.
April 1919
Sold to J. W. Smethurst, Grimsby and registered as GY.224.
January 1920
Bought by owners in Portugal.
Fate: Not known.

Jeria
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 544. Launched: Thursday 3rd April 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: Thursday 15th May 1930. Gross Tons: 349. Nett Tons: 144. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 98 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 160985. Original Owners: Great Grimsby and East Coast Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Lost, with all 13 crew, on Wednesday 23rd January 1935. Sank after being overwhelmed in severe weather in Breidha Bay, Iceland.
At around 10pm on that night, a message was sent from the vessel which ran:
"No doubt the ship will soon sink with the whole crew. Will everyone who picks up this, probably our last message, send our greetings to our families-and to old England."
The final message from the skipper was picked up by the Vamberry while sheltering in Faxa Bay from a hurricane. The Blackburn Rovers also heard the message.
The Stoke City, on her maiden voyage to Iceland, along with with the Icelandic gunboat Aegir searched the area but without success. In the storm, the Stoke City lost her own bridge but managed to effect repairs.
Earlier reports quoted the bridge, funnel and lifeboat had been washed away and it was presumed the vessel filled with water and sank.
With her bridge and funnel having been carried away, part of the engine room may have gone with it. The damage may not have been repairable in high winds and heavy seas. Rising water would extinguish the boiler fires, leaving no steam available for the engines or pumps. The trawler would have been helpless.
GY.225 William Ashton. Soranus.
Built: 1897. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 174. Launched: Wednesday 20th January 1897. Completed: 1897. Registered: March 1897. Gross Tons: 213. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 121 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 60 HP. Official Number: 108448. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1900
The vessel was lengthened.
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. 1x2 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1741.
July 1915
Renamed Magnolia II.
1919
Returned to owners.
December 1919
Sold to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in November 1924.
Apollo/Zonia.
Please see GY.605 entry for details.

Glen Kidston
Built: 1930. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1078. Launched: Tuesday 18th March 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: May 1930. Gross Tons: 360. Nett Tons: 154. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 160986. Original owners: Henry Croft Baker & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1957
Bought by Derwent Trawlers, Grimsby.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in March 1959.
Remarko
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 297. Launched: Monday 27th April 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Thursday 9th July 1914. Gross Tons: 245. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 136987. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 1489.
Fate: Sank by in the North Sea off Lowestoft on Sunday 3rd December 1916 whilst on Admiralty service. The mine had been laid by UC4 on the 11th November 1916. The only loss of life was that of the skipper of the Remarko.

Thomas Thresher/Syrian
Built: 1917. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 832. Launched: 1917. Completed: 1917. Registered: March 1925 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 324. Nett Tons: 134. Length: 138.5 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 144373. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class Thomas Thresher and completed as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3572.
March 1925
Sold to the Grimsby Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.228.
Friday 2nd April 1937
The vessel ran aground on the north point of Holburn Head shortly after leaving Scrabster harbour late in the evening.
Saturday 10th April 1937
With her forefoot split open and the forepeak full of water, the vessel was safely docked at Grimsby today.
January 1939
Bought by the Earl Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1946
Sold to H. Markham Cook, Grimsby. Renamed Syrian.
October 1947
Registered to Shire Trawlers, Grimsby.
April 1950
To Northern Trawlers, Grimsby.
January 1953
To owners in London.
March 1955
To owners in Spain.
Fate: Not known.

John Gulipster/Betty Johnson/Annie Melling/Andrew Marvel/Comitatus
Built: 1918. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 403. Launched: Tuesday 24th September 1918. Completed: 1918. Registered: Thursday 17th April 1919. Gross Tons: 290. Nett Tons: 127. Length: 125.5 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 480 IHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 143256. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Castle Class trawler John Gulipster. Completed as a fishing trawler.
1919
Sold to J. Johnson, Scarborough, renamed Betty Johnson, registered as SH.50, and given official number 143256.
1922
Bought by Prince Fletcher Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD.168.
1928
Sold to Melling Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood, and renamed Annie Melling.
Monday 18th January 1932
Bought by the Farrows Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, renamed Andrew Marvel and registered as H.399.
Thursday 23rd March 1933
Sold to Hudson Bros (Trawlers) Ltd, Hull.
Thursday 19th December 1935
Bought by Thomas L. Devlin, Leith, renamed Comitatus and registered as GN.39.
Monday 28th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.633.
Tuesday 9th October 1945
Sold to the Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
1952
Bought by the Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.228.
Fate: Tuesday 19th June 1956. Sold to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium, for scrap and broken up at Ghent.
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 298. Launched: Monday 11th May 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Thursday 9th July 1914. Gross Tons: 245. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 136988. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti Submarine Vessel, fitted with Listening Hydrophones. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1614.
1920
Returned to owners.
Friday 17th November 1933
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & R. L. Humphreys, Grimsby.
April 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.843.
May 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper and joined the 136th Minesweeper Group based at Birkenhead.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine in the Crosby Channel, River Mersey, on Monday 20th January 1941.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 115. Launched: Monday 19th November 1906. Completed: 1907. Registered: Tuesday 15th January 1907. Gross Tons: 211. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 92 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 125043. Original Owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1659.
1919
Returned to owners.
June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Based at Grimsby for convoy duties. Pennant number: FY.1788.
September 1944
Returned to owners.
Friday 17th May 1946
Sold to the RAF for use as a target vessel.
Fate: Wrecked near the Hunstanton Lighthouse on the 23rd April 1947.
GY.231 Nizam/Ugadale; Monimus. Joseph Annison.
Newhaven.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.233 Oxford. Viviana.
Erillus.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.235 Volante. Revigo.
Electric
Built: 1890. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 332. Completed: 1890. Registered: February 1890. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons: 183. Nett Tons: 79. Length: 107.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 42 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 96212. Original Owners: Grimsby Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
July 1915
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
May 1916
Bought by owners in Scarborough.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
April 1919
Bought by R. White, Grimsby and registered as GY.286.
April 1926
Sold to owners in Milford Haven.
Fate: Ran aground on the Irish coast on Saturday 3rd November 1928.

Rose of England
Built: 1908. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 445. Launched: Monday 9th November 1908. Completed: 1908. Registered: December 1935 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 222. Nett Tons: 85. Length: 120.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 127954. Original Owners: John Duncan, Liverpool. Registered as LL.6.
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 507.
1919
Returned to owners.
December 1935
Bought by H. Franklin, Grimsby, and registered as GY.236.
Sunday 21st February 1937
Outward bound for the fishing grounds, the Rose of England ran ashore about a ¼ mile North of the Spurn light vessel. She had been in collision with another trawler and was badly holed. Five of her crew of ten had been taken off by another trawler and the five crew left aboard had run her aground to stop her sinking. The motor lifeboat City of Bradford II was launched and when she arrived, the trawler's decks were awash. The lifeboat rescued the five men and took them to Grimsby, returning to her Station at 12.50pm.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.562.
January 1940
Returned to owners.
September 1940
Re-Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Joined Minesweeper group 110 based at Grimsby.
1941
Joined the 72nd Minesweeper group based at Grimsby.
January 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped at Belgium in November 1961.
Frolic
Built: 1890. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1890. Registered: February 1890. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons: 183. Nett Tons: 79. Length: 107.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 42 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 96213. Original Owners: Grimsby Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
July 1915
Sold to J. Bacon, Grimsby.
September 1915
Bought by a Grimsby group of owners.
October 1916
Sold to owners in Scarborough.
Fate: Sank by U-Boat gunfire 90 miles off Aberdeen on Thursday 22nd February 1917.

Stanley Weyman/Lord Shaftesbury/Skalaberg.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.238 Una. Elvina. St Elmo/Luda Lady.
Peter Barrington/Cariama II/Australian Prince/Amorelle.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

John Ashley/Limeslade
Built: 1919. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 409. Launched: Tuesday 18th March 1919. Completed: 1919. Registered: Monday 13th October 1919. Gross Tons: 290. Nett Tons: 127. Length: 125.3 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 480 IHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 136155. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Castle Class Trawler John Ashley. FY.4293. Completed as a fishing trawler.
1920
Sold to the Rhonnda Fishing Co Ltd, Swansea. Renamed Limeslade and registered as SA.10.
Wednesday 16th September 1942
Sold to A & M Smith Ltd, Hull and registered as H.548.
Tuesday 7th March 1944
The vessel stranded at Veidios on the south coast of Iceland. Later refloated and returned to Hull.
Saturday 27th October 1945
Sold to the St. Andrews Steam fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Wednesday 31st July 1946
Bought by Grimsby Lining & Trawlers Co Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.239.
Fate: Scrapped at Gateshead in February 1952.
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 391. Launched: Thursday 17th January 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: March 1907. Gross Tons: 270. Nett Tons: 120. Length: 128.6 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 125050. Original Owners: Orient Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1514.
Fate: Sank by mine near Folkestone on Friday 1st February 1918 whilst on Admiralty service.
Coronet
Built: 1907. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 339. Launched: Wednesday 27th February 1907. Completed: April 1907. Registered: April 1907. Gross Tons: 288. Nett Tons: 144. Length: 130.9 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Official Number: 125053. Original Owners: Crown Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1925
Sold to owners in France.
Fate: Not known.

Leicestershire
Built: 1936. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesborough. Yard No: 994. Launched: Wednesday 8th January 1936. Completed: 1936. Registered: January 1936. Gross Tons: 432. Nett Tons: 159. Length: 162.3 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Draught: 14.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 164401. Original Owners: Lincolnshire Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Lost on Friday 28th January 1938. Overwhelmed by a gale in the Orkneys. It was one of the worst tragedies ever to hit Grimsby’s fishing fleet. And it was particularly sad because the vessel was on her way home when disaster struck. Just one crewman survived, Galley boy J. Willett, who lived in Stirling Street, Grimsby. He was taken ill while the vessel was fishing off Iceland and was taken into hospital with appendicitis.

Commander Nasmith/Elmo
Built: 1915. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 316 (2). Launched: Wednesday 17th February 1915. Completed: 1915. Registered: August 1915. Gross Tons: 243. Nett Tons: 96. Length: 115.5 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 139266. Original Owners: Hellyer Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.385.
September 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 1968.
1919
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 30th October 1923
Sold to the Eastern Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Wednesday 12th June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY. 516.
1942
Converted to a Minesweeper.
1944
Converted to an Esso (Fuel Carrier).
Thursday 10th May 1945
Returned to owners.
Thursday 14th March 1946
Bought by the Lindern Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.241.
1951
Sold to J. Mowatt, Aberdeen, renamed Elmo and registered as A.668.
Fate: Sold for scrap to Malcolm Brechin in March 1953 and broken up at Granton.
Urania
Built: 1890. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 334. Completed: 1890. Registered: March 1890. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons: 183. Nett Tons: 79. Length: 107.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 42 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 96216. Original Owners: Union Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1910
To Holland.
Fate: Not known.

Angerton/Aldersyde/Alque
Built: 1901. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Completed: 1901. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 186. Nett Tons: 75. Length: 115.5 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 48 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 113084. Original Owners: Owners in Boston, built as Angerton.
April 1919
Bought by the Aldersyde Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby, renamed Aldersyde and registered as GY.242.
December 1922
Sold to owners in Spain where she was renamed Alque.
Fate: Not known.
Emilion.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Peterborough
Built: 1897. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 136. Launched: Friday 29th January 1897. Completed: 1897. Registered: February 1897. Gross Tons: 161. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 108451. Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
Saturday 5th February 1898
The Peterborough arrived in Grimsby with the crew of the recently sunk (1/2/98) Ulceby on board.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
October 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 631.
1919
Returned to owners.
29th November 1922
Sold to Whamond & Storr, Hartlepool, for £1,500. The sale included all gear and instruments on board the vessel. Registered as HL.41.
October 1928
Surveyed at Milford Haven. Owners of the vessel at this time were the Waterloo Steam Trawling Co. Ltd (manager John MacLeod, 3 Victoria Road, Milford Haven).
Fate: Not known.

Consbro/Pollard
Built: 1930. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1077. Launched: Wednesday 2nd April 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: May 1930. Gross Tons: 350. Nett Tons: 157. Length: 145.5 feet. Beam: 24.1 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 160987. Original owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1947
Renamed Pollard.
Friday 17th February 1950
Ran aground at Trannoy, West Fjord, Norway. The Norwegian vessel Ornes rescued all 22 of her crew after picking up the trawler’s distress calls.
Monday 20th February 1950
The prospects of salvaging the Pollard were quoted as being "not too good" owing to heavy seas. Seventeen of the twenty two crew were now on their way back to Grimsby via mailboat to Bergen, then to Newcastle from where they would travel back to Grimsby.
Thursday 23rd February 1950
The Pollard was reported to have broken her back and salvage attempts to have been abandoned. A Norwegian salvage vessel had further said that the Pollard's bow had broken off and fallen into deep water.
Fate: Wrecked as a result of the grounding.
GY.245 Gaelic. Regal. Euryalus.
Victor
Built: 1897. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 175. Launched: Thursday 21st January 1897.Completed: 1897. Registered: March 1897. Gross Tons: 193. Nett Tons: 92. Length: 110 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Depth: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 108452.
Original owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1912
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
September 1918
Bought by C. Dobson, Grimsby. Registered as GY.1201.
May 1920
Sold to the Dobson Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1930
Sold to owners in Milford Haven.
Fate: Not known.

Bostonian/Braesyde
Built: 1900. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 627. Launched: Monday 29th January 1900. Completed: March 1900. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 191. Nett Tons: 70. Length: 115.7 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Depth: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 56 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 104157.
Original owners: Boston Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Boston.
April 1919
Bought by the Aldersyde Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.246.
May 1919
Renamed Braesyde.
September 1923
Sold to D/F Nordica, Hamburg, Germany.
Fate: Scrapped in 1933.

Silanion GY.246
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 546. Launched: Thursday 29th May 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: Tuesday 1st July 1930. Gross Tons: 349. Nett Tons: 144. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 98 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 160992.
Original owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground in the Orkneys during a gale on Monday 27th February 1933. The trawler was outward bound for the Icelandic fishing grounds and it is believed she ran aground in a snow squall. The Longhope lifeboat rescued her crew of 14.

Grimsby Town GY.246
Built: 1953. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1385. Launched: Saturday 17th January 1953. Performing the ceremony was the younger daughter of Sir John Marsden, Miss Caroline Marsden. Completed: 1953. Registered: July 1953. First Skipper: William Balls. Gross Tons: 711. Nett Tons: 256. Length: 178.1 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Depth: 16.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 96 feet. Forecastle: 33 feet. Engines: Triple expansion steam engine by Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull which had cylinders 16, 27, and 45in., by 30in stroke. Official Number: 184914. Signal Letters: GQNL.
Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 9th July 1953
The Grimsby Town arrived in Grimsby and was berthed on the south quay where fitting out for her maiden trip immediately began.
Tuesday 28th July 1953
Returning from an 18-day maiden trip to Iceland, the Grimsby Town landed 1,608 kits and grossed £4,560. Commenting on his command, skipper William Balls said;
"She is a fine ship. She has everything we need in a modern trawler. Weather has been good but we had one bit of a breeze and she proved herself a lovely sea ship."
Thursday 25th March 1954
Moored at the north wall, where she was taking on stores ready for sailing the following day, the Grimsby Town was hit by the Remexo. The collision had such force that it pushed the Grimsby Town into the quay resulting in extensive damage to the port and starboard sides. The damage on the port side was to the aft gallows, main sheer, bulwarks, and the rail and boat deck. Further damage to bulwark, rail and boat deck was done on the starboard side. A survey of the vessel took place on the north wall at 2.30 that afternoon. The total cost of the damage was £2078 14s 9d.
Friday 9th April 1954
Following compass adjustments, the Grimsby Town sailed today on the a.m. tide for the first time since the collision.
Tuesday 10th December 1957
Three people were overcome by fumes in the fishroom of the Grimsby Town whilst the vessel was berthed in number 3 fish dock. Two of the men, Grimsby Evening Telegraph photographer Mr. David Chatterton and Mr. Cyril Jackson managed to get to safety but the third man, Mr. Charles Sharman, had to be rescued by the outside manager for Consolidated, Mr. Jack Mawer.
March 1958
Fishing off the north-west coast of Iceland, the Grimsby Town hauled her trawl to discover a mine entangled in the meshes. After making the bomb secure on the foredeck, skipper Len Brown headed for Isafjord. On arrival at the Icelandic port, he contacted the fishery protection vessel HMS Russell that was berthed there. The navy vessel took the mine and rendered it harmless, after which the Grimsby Town left Isafjord and steamed back to the fishing ground.
Monday 29th December 1958
Landing 2,650 kit from a 24-day trip to Bear Island, the Grimsby Town made one of the best trips for months with her grossing of £10,600.
Sunday 27th December 1959
Fishing off the North Cape of Iceland in a north-easterly gale, the Grimsby Town shipped a huge sea which carried deckhand Robert Altmore right along the starboard side of the ship, suffering head injuries and bruising as he went. Because of Iceland’s refusal to allow British trawlers to land injured men during the current hostilities over limits, the mate of the Grimsby Town, Mr. Frank Brown, decided to stitch Mr. Altmore’s head wound himself. The fishery protection cruiser HMS Undine was contacted and her doctor boarded the trawler to examine the injured man and declared that the stitching was alright although he was suffering from concussion.
Thursday 23rd June 1960
In an unprovoked attack by an Icelandic coastguard Catalina flying boat, 80 incendiary flares were dropped on and around the trawler. 16 of the flares hit the vessel , one of them hitting the foot of the deckie learner and bruising it. The attack, which lasted an hour, only ended after skipper Len brown fired his line throwing rocket pistol at the aircraft six times. The attack, Iceland would state later, was because the Grimsby Town was fishing inside the 12-mile limit.
Sunday 10th July 1960
Laid replacing a damaged trawl, the Grimsby Town was approximately a mile outside of the 12-mile limit when the skipper, Len Brown, noticed the ICV Odinn about six miles from him. Skipper Brown immediately got his vessel underway and began to steam out to sea. The Odinn followed and, drawing alongside the trawler, ordered the skipper to stop. Knowing he had not violated any laws, skipper Brown continued on his course. The Odinn then fired three blank shells at the vessel before requesting again that the vessel should be stopped. Two miles outside of the limit, the Odinn again fired but this time with a live shot which hit the top of the trawler’s bridge. Angered by this, skipper Brown put his helm to port in an attempt to ram the ICV, missing her by only inches. This happened each time the ICV drew alongside the trawler which prompted the ICV captain to ask why skipper Brown was trying to ram him. Skipper Brown said afterwards;
"I told him I was a British subject, that my Government did not recognise the 12-mile limit and if he expected me to sit there and be shot out of the water, he was mistaken."
Monday 13th November 1961
The Grimsby Town was arrested by the Icelandic gunboat Albert accused of illegal fishing inside the limits off the Northwest coast of Iceland.
Tuesday 14th November 1961
Escorted by the gunboat, the Grimsby Town was taken into Isafjord, Iceland, where the case of illegal fishing would be heard.
Thursday 16th November 1961
The court at Isafjord heard today how the Grimsby Town had twice tried to ram the gunboat to try to evade arrest. The Skipper, Mr. Don Lister, admitted that he had threatened to ram the gunboat but denied that he had actually attempted to do so.
Monday 20th November 1961
Skipper Don Lister was today fined £1,656 by the Icelandic court for illegal fishing. His catch and gear, estimated value £2,468, was also confiscated. In court, Skipper Lister denied all charges.
Monday 27th November 1961
Arriving back in Grimsby today, the Skipper of the Grimsby Town, Don Lister, told how the proceedings in the court where he was fined were `fantastic’. Skipper Lister still denied the charges of illegal fishing.
Monday 18th December 1961
A 17 years old galley boy who stole £1 from the Chief engineer of the Grimsby Town was fined £5 and ordered to pay £1 restitution at Grimsby borough magistrates Court today. He told the court that he had taken the money because he had lost all his through playing cards.
Wednesday 17th July 1963
Speaking from his home today, Skipper Joe Harris told how the Grimsby Town had become trapped in ice for six hours whilst fishing on the west coast of Greenland, about 60 miles from Cape Farewell.
"It was an absolute flat calm," he said, "and there was no danger. When the fog cleared I could see two other trawlers, the Cape Trafalgar and the Prince Charles, both of Hull, also in the ice. We were about six hours feeling our way through the ice and taking advantage of leads." In trying to find a way out of the ice, the vessel damaged her propeller and stem, but she was able to continue fishing operations without further hindrance.
Monday 10th May 1965
An engineer aboard the Grimsby Town was taken by tug from the trawler today after being told that his wife had died the previous day.
Tuesday 14th December 1965
Whilst hauling the trawl on the first day of fishing in the Barents Sea, the net was suddenly pulled outboard by the bad weather, taking deckhand Neil Bray with it. The third hand, Mr. Fred Hopwood, himself a non-swimmer, threw off his oilskins and jumped into the freezing sea and managed to reach the man. Taking hold of him, Mr. Hopwood made his way back to the ships side and grabbed hold of the net when the crew on board the Grimsby Town frantically pulled both men back on board.
Thursday 1st June 1967
Three members of the crew of the Grimsby Town were brought ashore by tug today after an incident on board. They were met at the Royal Dock by ambulance men and treated for injuries.
Wednesday 2nd August 1967
Grimsby borough magistrates heard today how the radio operator had been altering the ship’s clocks to Greenwich Meantime when he was assaulted by two crewmembers. The operator, Mr. Robert Bryson, suffered a badly bruised jaw and a blackened right eye. The Skipper turned the vessel around and Mr. Bryson was taken off the trawler by tug. Both the fishermen who carried out the assault pleaded guilty and were fined £10 each. They were given 28 days to pay or they faced 14 days imprisonment.
Tuesday 19th September 1967
Mr. Frederick Hopwood, who rescued a deckhand from the sea in December, was today awarded the Royal Humane Society’s bronze medal and certificate which was presented to him at the Grimsby Exchange. Making the presentation was Mr. J. R. Cobley, the chairman of the Grimsby Fishing Vessel Owners Association, who said, "He has lived up to the traditions of the sea and no man could do better than he has done."
Thursday 6th March 1969
It was a bad day on Grimsby Fish Market today when 3,508 kits of fish went unsold. 780 kit of these, from the catch of the Grimsby Town, were sent for cattle food.
Tuesday 1st April 1969
Hitting a market ‘flooded with fish’, the Grimsby Town was left with a total of 272 kits condemned and 889 kits unsold. In spite of this, the catch still realised over £9,000 and was the best of the deep-water trips landed today.
Thursday 15th October 1970
Damage caused by hitting the lock gates as the Grimsby Town was sailing for Iceland resulted in the vessel having to return to the dock. Trawler manager Don Lister said that the vessel would probably be laid up for about four days whilst the damage was repaired.
Thursday 15th July 1971
Two crewmembers who jumped off the Grimsby Town onto the tug had their Port Record books withdrawn today when they appeared before the Disciplinary Committee.
Monday 16th October 1971
Alongside in an Icelandic port, deckhand Leslie Greaves went up into the wireless room and asked radio operator Alan March for a drink. Mr. March gave him some whiskey and shortly after, a row developed between the two. They both then went out onto the boat deck where a fight ensued resulting in Mr. March returning to the bridge with his throat cut. His wound was so deep that the windpipe was visible and doctors at the hospital had to put in 20 stitches. In spite of his wounds, Mr. March returned to the Grimsby Town and worked for the remainder of the trip.
Tuesday 25th January 1972
For his attack on radio operator Alan March, Leslie Greaves was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment today. The magistrates learned that the trouble between the two had sparked earlier when Greaves had approached March in a bar in Grimsby and had asked him for a drink. Mr. March obliged by buying him a rum but objected when Greaves had asked for a drink for all his company. This, it was concluded, had led to the attack aboard the Grimsby Town.
Wednesday 7th March 1973
In a clash with the ICV Thor off Hunafloi, Iceland, the Grimsby Town had her trawl warps cut, losing her gear in about 300 fathoms. This was the first time since the ‘cod war’ began that the Thor had been in direct confrontation with a British trawler.
Thursday 20th March 1975
The Grimsby Town was in dock for the last time today before embarking on her last journey to the breakers yard.
Thursday 4th April 1975
The bell of the scrapped Grimsby Town, missing for two months, mysteriously turned up on the doorstep of Don Lister’s home.
"There was no note or anything with it, it was just left there", Mr. Lister said. "We shan’t be taking the matter further. We are just pleased to have it back." The bell would be polished and then presented to Grimsby Town FC.
Fate: Sold to scrap metal merchant Mayer & Newman Ltd, and was later resold by them to Hammond Lane Ltd. Breaking up of the Grimsby Town commenced at Hammond Lane's Dublin yard in July 1975.
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Son, Selby. Yard No: 389. Launched: Saturday 3rd November 1906. Completed: 1907. Registered: March 1907. Gross Tons: 247. Nett Tons: 116. Length: 120 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Engines: 70 HP. Official Number: 125051.
Original owners: Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Pennant number:  FY.1890.
1919
Returned to owners.
August 1929
Sold to the Diamonds Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel. Armament: 1 x 3 pounder gun.
January 1940
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sunk by U605 about 150 miles North of the Færoes. Possibly torpedoed by U-605 on Monday 3rd August 1942.
GY.248 Orlando. William Biggs/Kingscourt. Senator Wessels.
GY.249 Raven. Portsmouth. Vinur/British.
Queenstown.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Thornwick Bay/Afridi
Built: 1935. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 604. Launched: Wednesday 28th August 1935. Completed: 1935. Registered: Friday 18th January 1936. Gross Tons: 437. Nett Tons: 171. Length: 155.7 feet. Beam: 26.1 feet. Draught: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 12 NHP. Speed: 12½ knots. Official Number: 164012. Call Sign: GYQB. Original Owners: Marine Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.226.
Thursday 10th August 1939
Sold to the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Pennant number: FY.179.
1946
Bought again by Marine Steam Fishing Co Ltd, and registered as H.241.
Friday 18th May 1951
Sold to the St Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Friday 7th March 1952
Bought by Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.250.
April 1953
Registered to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1955
Registered to Dennis Roberts Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Afridi.
1959
Sold for Scrapping to Eisen Und Metall KG Lehr & Co, Germany.
Sunday 1st March 1959
Arrived at the breakers yard for Scrapping.
Fate: Scrapped.
Arabian/Marie/Adventure
Built: 1899. Builders: J. Duthie, Aberdeen. Completed: 1899. Registered: August 1899. Gross Tons: 180. Nett Tons: 56. Length: 111.4 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Draught: 11.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Official Number: 110893. Original owners: Grimsby Albion Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1914
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Belgium and renamed Marie.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Milford Haven and renamed Adventure.
Fate: Not known.

Lincolnshire/Lord Wavell
Built: 1935. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 993. Launched: Wednesday 11th December 1935. Completed: January 1936. Registered: January 1936. Gross Tons: 432. Nett Tons: 159. Length: 162.3 feet. Beam: 26.7 feet. Draught: 14.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Official Number: 164399. Original owners: Lincolnshire Fishing Co Ltd (Markham Cook), Grimsby.
1938
Bought by Boyd Line, Hull. Renamed Lord Wavell and registered as H.164.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine vessel. Armament: 1x4 pounder gun.
June 1944
Took part in the D-Day landings where she operated as an Anti-Submarine Escort vessel.
September 1945
Returned to owners.
Fate: Not known.

War Wing/Cramond Isle/Sardinian.
Please see GY.857 entry for details.
Hellenic
Built: 1890. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1890. Registered: June 1890. Gross Tons: 159. Nett Tons: 60. Length: 100.9 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 44 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 96221. Original Owners: Grimsby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by a mine in the North Sea on Saturday 8th May 1915.

Evelyn
Built: 1906. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 84. Launched: Tuesday 13th February 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: March 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 235. Nett Tons: 92. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Official Number: 122937. Original Owners: J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood. FD.59.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 121.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1923
Sold to W. Allen & W. Lambert, Grimsby, for £3,000.
January 1927
Registered to W. Lambert, Grimsby.
April 1931
Sold to new owners in Hull.
Fate: Stranded and sunk in September 1936.

Lady Beryl/Ocean Duke/Stella Rigel/Alamein/Lady Olwen/Remindo
Built: 1925. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 478. Launched: Saturday 19th December 1925. Completed: 1926. Registered: Thursday 4th February 1926. Gross Tons: 358. Nett Tons: 153. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 149058. Original Owners: Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.283.
Monday 4th November 1935
Sold to the Ocean Steam Fishing Co, Hull and renamed Ocean Duke.
Monday 28th March 1938
Bought by Charleson Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull and renamed Stella Rigel.
Saturday 2nd September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant number: FY.657.
Saturday 25th September 1943
Whilst engaged in minesweeping duties off Harwich, the Stella Rigel and the Donna Nook were attacked by German E-Boats. Both trawlers took evasive action but they were too close together and the Donna Nook was rammed amidships. The impact rolled her over onto her beam ends and she sank.
Friday 27th July 1945
Returned to owners.
Friday 8th June 1945
Sold to Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull and renamed Alamein.
Wednesday 16th February 1949
To Yolland Bros Ltd, Milford Haven.
Thursday 4th August 1949
Sold to the St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co, Hull and renamed Lady Olwen.
March 1952
Bought by George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
April 1952
Renamed Remindo and registered as GY.252.
Thursday 28th April 1955
Sheltering from a storm at anchor off Nypubakka, Faroe Islands, the anchor cable suddenly parted and the Remindo was driven ashore onto the rocks. The crew managed to fire a distress flare but they had no time to launch the lifeboat before the vessel slid off the rocks into the deep water and sank. Her sister ship Rapallo and the Aberdeen trawler Ben Meidie, anchored nearby, came to the rescue and the Ben Meidie managed to pick up three men. Another man was swept away by the heavy sea and lost. The Ben Meidie also managed to rescue another eleven men from the Remindo who were clinging to a liferaft although three of these men died on the way to Thorshaven.
Fate: Lost as a result of the grounding.
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 300. Launched: Saturday 6th June 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Thursday 23rd July 1914. Gross Tons: 245. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 136990. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1608.
1919
Returned to owners.
Friday 17th November 1933
Registered to Sleight & Humphrey, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.834.
June 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper.
Tuesday 1st October 1940
The vessel sustained some damage after being in collision with the Minesweeper Britomart in the Firth of Forth.
Friday 16th February 1945
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 17th May 1949
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Sons, Grimsby.
Wednesday 6th July 1960
Sold to T. C & F. Moss, Grimsby.
1962
Sold for scrap to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Broken up at Ghent in March 1962.
Anglia/Fiskmåson/Neptun
Built: 1890. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 51. Completed: 1890. Registered: Wednesday 2nd July 1890. Gross Tons: 147. Nett Tons: 50. Length: 102 feet. Beam: 20.4 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 22 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 50NHP. Speed: 10 Knots. Official Number: 96223. Original Owners: Henry Bennett, Grimsby.
5th January 1895
Sold to the Anchor Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
25th May 1901
Bought by George. R. Nicholson, Liverpool and registered as LL.127.
1903
To James Hall, Sunderland. Registered as SD.80.
1913
Sold to J. N. Sanne, Uddevalla, Sweden. Renamed Fiskmåson.
1927
Bought by Fiskeri A/B Neptun, Gothenburg. Renamed Neptun.
Fate: Scrapped in 1940.

Recepto
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 299. Launched: Saturday 6th June 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Thursday 23rd July 1914. Gross Tons: 245. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 136991. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: FY.47.
Fate: Sank by in the North Sea off Longscar buoy in Tees Bay on Friday 16th February 1917. The mine had been laid by UC30 on Monday 12th February 1917.

Sapphire/Margaret Morrice/Invercauld
Built: 1916. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 676. Launched: Saturday 28th October 1916. Completed: 1917. Registered: March 1925 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 262. Nett Tons: 104. Length: 121.8 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 139320 Original Owners: Kingston Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Unknown Date
Sold to Garnet Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood. FD.358.
March 1925
Bought by the Perihelion Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1928
To Dublin and renamed Margaret Morrice.
Unknown Date
To Granton and renamed Invercauld. Fate: Not known.

Leyland
Built: 1935. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1147. Launched: Monday 11th November 1935. Completed: 1936. Registered: January 1936. Gross Tons: 452. Nett Tons: 191. Length: 161.8 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 88 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: 133 HP. Official Number: 164398. Original Owners: Bunch Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1939
Bought by the Admiralty for use as an anti-submarine vessel. Armament: 1x4 inch gun. Pennant number: FY.103. Employed on convoy escorts.
Fate: Sank after a collision with a merchantman off Gibraltar on Wednesday 25th November 1942.

Oak/St Romanus/St Stephen/Lady June/Recepto
Built: 1928. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 499. Launched: Tuesday 24th April 1928. Completed: 1928. Registered: Wednesday 6th June 1928. Gross Tons: 355. Nett Tons: 150. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.7 knots. Official Number: 160106. Original Owners: Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull.
March 1939
Purchased by the Admiralty and converted to a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: T.54. Renamed Oak.
Saturday 23rd March 1946
Bought by the St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed St. Stephen and registered as H.299.
Friday 6th May 1949
Sold to the Cairo Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Lady June.
Thursday 2nd February 1950
Bought by George Frederick Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby. 1952
Renamed Recepto and registered as GY.254.
Fate: Broken up at Bruges, Belgium in 1956.
Richmond.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Larwood/Franke
Built: 1935. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1148. Launched: Wednesday 27th November 1935. Completed: 1936. Registered: January 1936. Gross Tons: 452. Nett Tons: 191. Length: 161.8 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 88 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Official Number: 164400. Original Owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti Submarine vessel. Joined the 22nd A/S Group Armament: 1x4 inch gun. Pennant number: FY.172.
April 1940
Took part in the Norwegian Campaign.
Thursday 25th April 1940
Sunk by enemy aircraft fire off the Norway Coast whilst on Admiralty service. The German Navy succeeded in salving her and returned her to service as the Franke.
1945
Recovered by the Royal Navy and laid up.
Fate: Not known.
Built: 1890. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 339. Completed: 1890. Registered: July 1890. Gross Tons: 159. Nett Tons: 64. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 44 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 96224. Original Owners: Grimsby Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sank following a collision in the North Sea on Wednesday 7th March 1928.
Vidonia
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 394. Launched: Thursday 14th February 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: May 1907. Gross Tons: 276. Nett Tons: 124. Length: 128 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 13. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 125059.
Original owners: Arctic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  FY.10.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1920
Sold to the Lindsey Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
June 1940 Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  4.33.
January 1943
Bought by owners in Hull.<
April 1943
Converted to an Esso. Admiralty number:  Y7.12.
Fate: Sank following a collision in the English Channel on Friday 6th October 1944.

Vanessa
Built: 1952. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 843. Launched: Thursday 10th July 1952.  Completed: 1952. Registered: Thursday 2nd October 1952. Gross Tons: 661. Nett Tons: 237. Length: 178 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Depth: 16 feet. Quarterdeck: 96 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet.  Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1100
IHP. Speed: 12.4 knots. Official Number: 184912. 
Original owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.  Mrs Joseph Ward who was the daughter of Mr F S Letten, managing director of the Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, performed the launching ceremony.
Tuesday 7th October 1952
Sailed on her maiden trip under the command of Skipper Tom Spall. As she left the Fish Docks, she was flying the Royal Naval Reserve's Blue Ensign.
Monday 24th January 1966
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 5th January 1973
The ICV Tyr told the Vanessa to leave the area where she was fishing but the trawler refused. Six other trawlers in the area quickly came to her aid.
Saturday 6th January 1973
The coastguard vessel Tyr, a converted whaler used for patrol duties, cut one of the Vanessa's warps following a warning that she was fishing within the 50 mile limit then being claimed by Iceland.
July 1974
Laid up with boiler trouble. Her owners decided, in view of the problems within the distant water industry at the time, not to go ahead with the expense of the necessary  repairs.
Monday 30th December 1974
Sold for scrap to Albert Draper & Son, Hull.
Fate: Arrived at the Victoria Dock slipway for breaking up on Saturday 1st February 1975.
Built: 1899. Builders: Schofield, Hagerup & Doughty, Grimsby. Yard No: 4. Launched: Tuesday 11th April 1899. Completed: July 1899. Registered: July 1899. Gross Tons: 159. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 105.7 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Muir & Houston, Glasgow. Triple expansion 10 and seven-eighths, 17 and three-eighths, 28 x 20 in, 40 rhp. 1 single ended boiler with 180lbs working pressure. Official Number: 110894. Original Owners: Monarch Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Lost on Thursday 22nd July 1915. Captured & scuttled by U-Boat about 100 miles North by West of Hoy Head. Lloyd's Register gives the position of her loss as lat 60 20N long 05W.
GY.259 Jurassic. Loch Park.
GY.260 Leander/Leandros; Ludendorff. Chrysolite.
Washington
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 392. Launched: Monday 17th December 1906. Completed: 1907. Registered: April 1907. Gross Tons: 264. Nett Tons: 121. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 125054. Original owners: Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Iceland on Tuesday 22nd December 1908.

Alsation/Alsation Minor/Carronsyde/Nordfriesland/Pioneer 1
Built: 1899. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 621. Launched: Saturday 2nd December 1899. Completed: January 1900. Registered: April 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 190. Nett Tons: 73. Length: 114.8 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 48 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 104156. Original owners: Boston Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Boston.
1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty and renamed Alsation Minor.
1916
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
1918
Requisitioned for the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
April 1919
Bought by the Aldersyde Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.261.
May 1919
Renamed Carronsyde.
September 1923
Sold to owners in Germany and renamed Nordfriesland.
1930
Sold to A.W.Nordstrom & K. Gjollberg, Oslo, Norway and renamed Pioneer 1.
1937
Bought by A/S Kvitsy (P.Aarseth), Aalesund, Norway.
Thursday 27th August 1942
Stranded at Hustadvik, Norway.
Wednesday 2nd September 1942
Attempts to salvage the vessel were given up.
Fate: Lost as a result of the stranding.

Huddersfield Town
Built: 1933. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 957. Launched: Monday 21st August 1933, on Slip Number 957 at 4.40pm. Completed: September 1933. Registered: September 1933. Gross Tons: 399. Nett Tons: 151. Length: 155 feet. Beam: 26.4 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Engines: Triple expansion steam engine by Smiths Dock Co Ltd which had cylinders 13½ 22½ and 39 x 26in stroke. Single-ended boiler of 225lb working pressure. Official Number: 162877. Call Sign: GWLZ. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, at a cost of £19,814.
Saturday 15th July 1933
Feeling that the name Huddersfield Town was a little too long, Sir John Marsden wrote to the Registrar of Shipping in Grimsby asking if it could be truncated by dropping the Town part of the name.
Friday 21st July 1933
The name of Huddersfield, instead of Huddersfield Town, was sanctioned today by the Registrar of Shipping at Grimsby.
Saturday 19th August 1933
In a letter to the Registrar of Shipping, Custom House, Grimsby, Sir John Marsden wrote:
"As you will remember, the original name of this ship was Huddersfield Town, but at my request you were good enough to alter it to Huddersfield. The new vessels now building are, as you will see, named after clubs in the first division of the Football league and, as I now find that the correct name of the first division club in question is Huddersfield Town, I request that the name may be changed from Huddersfield to Huddersfield Town. I apologise for troubling you again on the matter but trust you will be able to agree to my request."
Monday 21st August 1933
The Huddersfield Town was launched at 4.40pm today.
Thursday 24th August 1933
The name of Huddersfield Town was sanctioned by the Registrar of Shipping, Custom House, Grimsby.
Friday 1st September 1933
The Registrar of Shipping at Grimsby allocated the Port number GY 521 to the new vessel today.
Thursday 21st September 1933
The Builders Certificate for the Huddersfield Town was received at Consolidated Fisheries from Smiths Dock, Middlesbrough.
Wednesday 27th September 1933
The Huddersfield Town arrived in the River Humber in the late afternoon from the builders and dropped anchor, her delivering skipper making no attempt to dock the vessel. Later, the skipper would state that he was somewhat nervous about moving the ship into the dock in the dark as he was not familiar with the various lights on the docks, preferring instead to wait for daylight the following day.
Thursday 28th September 1933
Completing the six ‘football’ class trawlers, the Huddersfield Town arrived in Grimsby docks today and was berthed on Taylor’s Wharf where 34x21" and 22x24" steel bobbins, delivered by F & T Ross, were put aboard the vessel.
Friday 29th September 1933
The Statutory Mortgage, endorsed by the Registrar of Shipping, Grimsby, was sent to Smiths Dock, Middlesbrough.
Tuesday 3rd October 1933
The Huddersfield Town left Grimsby today on her maiden trip. The Certificate of Installation for the vessels Wireless Telegraphy was also forwarded to the Secretary at the G.P.O., London, today.
Tuesday 24th October 1933
Landing part of her catch from her maiden trip today, the 600 boxes of fish, which included 150 boxes of haddocks, realised £856 15s 3d.
Wednesday 6th December 1933
A quick trip of nineteen days to Bear Island and a big catch of nearly 3,500 boxes of fish meant that the landings would be split over two days. Hitting a starved market, the sprags caught by Skipper Robert Harris were making up to 3 shillings per stone.
Thursday 7th December 1933
The remainder of the Huddersfield Town’s catch, landed today, realised a total of £1,725, falling just short of the £2,000 which was anticipated had the market prices remained firm.
Sunday 12th August 1934
Whilst fishing off the east coast of Iceland, an Icelandic patrol vessel steamed up to the Huddersfield Town and accused Skipper William Mogg of illegally fishing inside the limit. Ignoring Skipper Moggs denial, the captain of the patrol vessel gave his intention of putting a boarding party aboard the trawler, an action to which Skipper Mogg refused permission. The Skipper of the trawler went on to inform the Icelandic captain that, at the time of his approach, he had just taken a bearing which had established his position as three quarters of a mile outside the 3 mile limit.
Furthermore, the course he had been towing would have taken him even further outside. By now not very sure of his accusation, the Icelandic captain decided to give the benefit of the doubt to Skipper Mogg and steamed away to leave the trawler to its fishing.
Tuesday 16th October 1934
Reacting to the recent arrest of the Huddersfield Town, Sir John Marsden told the board of directors; "I have instructed our lawyer in Iceland to register a strong protest against what we consider to be an unwarrantable interference with our skippers in the lawful pursuit of trawling outside territorial waters."
Monday 28th January 1935
Mr. H Beever, the secretary of Huddersfield Town F.C., wrote to Sir John Marsden asking him for a photograph of the Huddersfield Town for the club’s boardroom. Sir John replied saying that none were currently available but he would arrange to have a photograph taken when the vessel docked and he would have it framed and sent on to the club. The request had been made after Mr. Beever had seen a photograph of the Grimsby Town in the boardroom at Blundell Park. Sir John went on to say that he wished the team all good wishes as he was a native of the town but Grimsby needed the points! As for his own ‘football league’ of trawlers, he revealed that the Derby County was the top ship with Huddersfield Town in the second place. The Grimsby Town was 14th.
Wednesday 20th March 1935
The Huddersfield Town left Grimsby today at 7am bound for Blyth where Messrs J. L. Gracie & Son Ltd. were to top up her coal bunkers with 160 tons of Cowpen coal. There had been more coal than anticipated remaining on board after her previous trip hence the low amount required.
Thursday 20th May 1937
On passage home from the North Cape of Iceland, the vessel had to put into Seydisfjord for temporary engine repairs to enable her to get home. The damage to the engines was caused by a stud in the junk ring breaking. Permanent repairs were carried out on her arrival at Grimsby.
Wednesday 29th September 1937
After having sailed at 2pm the previous day, the Huddersfield Town docked at Grimsby at 1am with dynamo trouble. The defect was discovered in the armature winding connection to the commutator risers.
Saturday 13th November 1937
At 11.25pm today, the vessel struck and the jetty end near Chapman Corner in number two fish dock, Grimsby.
Wednesday 24th November 1937
Fishing on the west side of Iceland, the crew were reeving a new set of bobbins when the ship suddenly lurched causing the 3rd hand to fall on the icy deck with his arm under his body, twisting his wrist. It was also discovered that the weather had frozen the steam pipe and when the steam was turned on, the windlass steam pipe had burst. The vessel then headed fpr Dyrafjord for a doctor and to have the steam pipe repaired.
Wednesday 9th February 1938
In his reply to Captain Allan K Taylor, Sir John Marsden wrote;
"Thank you for your letters of the 1st and 8th in which you ask for permission to write the introduction for the proposed book on the adventures of our skipper known as 'Hurricane Hutch' of the Huddersfield Town.
I am agreeable that you should write the introduction and I'm of the opinion that you would put the right thing but before giving permission, I'd be glad if you will let me have a copy for perusal and approval."
Thursday 19th May 1938
At about 10.30pm, whilst the vessel was fishing at the Whaleback ground on the East coast of Iceland, the chief engineer told skipper J. Higgins that there was serious trouble below with the engines and suggested that the ship be taken into smoother waters so that he could effect repairs to them. Skipper Higgins said that they couldn't reach smoother waters under 50 miles away. The engineer would not risk running his engines that distance and that there was nothing left to do but lay whilst he saw what could be done. As a consequence, the skipper ordered the trawl to be hauled.
Friday 20th May 1938
At 1pm, the engineer reported that repairs to the engine had been done and the skipper decided then to change fishing grounds. After steaming for about four hours though, the engines again developed a fault and broke down once again. The chief engineer admitted that the job was beyond his capabilities owing to the lack of equipment needed to correct the fault and requested that he vessel should go into port and a fitting shop staff be called to do the job. faced with no other choice, the vessel was taken into Seydisfjord, arriving there at 9pm. By 1pm, a team of fitters were on board and began examining the engines.
Saturday 21st May 1938
After carefully considering all options for the repair, work started at 4am.
Monday 23rd May 1938
Working almost continually on the problem, the fitters finally resolved it and the repairs were completed at 5am. Now able to continue with her trip, the vessel left the Icelandic port at 10.30am. The cost of the extensive repair was put at 1, 084. 40 kroner.
Tuesday 2nd August 1938
In a letter to Messrs Smith & Holmes (Aberdeen) Ltd., Sir John Marsden wrote:
"With reference to the Huddersfield Town being in your port on Thursday last with some complaint of defective HP packing. We should be glad if you would ask the engineers who carried out the repair exactly what the defect was and exactly what they did to put the matter right. I believe on the telephone you stated there was a question of the rod being bent but a full description would be appreciated".
Friday 5th August 1938
In a further letter to Messrs Smith & Holmes (Aberdeen) Ltd., Sir John Marsden wrote:
"Thank you for your letter. We note that your engineer found the packing segment plates buckled which were renewed. We are somewhat puzzled that the plates were buckled and have taken up the matter with our packing manufacturers and it would help in our investigations if you would return the old segment plates to our engineering works at Riby Street, Grimsby".
Thursday 13th April 1939
As the Huddersfield Town was leaving the dock for the fishing grounds today, deckie-learner Norman Piggott had his left foot crushed in the steering gear. The whole of his foot was crushed and a large part of the ball of his foot was torn away. An ambulance was called which took him to hospital where he was detained until Thursday 22nd June.
September 1939
The Admiralty bought the Huddersfield Town for £22,617 for service as Anti-Submarine vessel. Admiralty number: FY.197.
Tuesday 9th January 1945
Leaving Milford Haven bound for New York in Convoy ON-277, the Jonas Lie, along with the other ships, was attacked by U-1055. The German torpedo ripped open a 25 foot long hole at the waterline and caused the vessel to lay over 10 degrees to port. At 5.45pm, the master ordered the crew to abandon ship. The Huddersfield Town was quickly on the scene to rescue survivors and land them back at Milford Haven at 11pm that same evening.
April 1946
With her service finished, the trawler returned to fishing duties and was bought by the Hull Ice Company, and given the registration number GY 261.
Friday 2nd August 1946
Because of a large glut of trawlers due to land at Grimsby, the skipper of the Huddersfield Town received orders to divert the vessel to Hull and land his catch there.
November 1946
Original owners Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. again bought the vessel for £21,910.
Monday 25th January 1954
Whilst on the homeward journey to Grimsby, the trawler put into Scrabster, Caithness, to take on extra coal to enable her to complete the journey.
Tuesday 25th January 1955
Leaving Grimsby today for the fishing grounds, the Huddersfield Town was also on something of a mercy mission as she also carried with her a new propeller for the Coventry City.
Saturday 25th June 1960
Unable to obtain sufficient labour to land her catch, the Huddersfield Town was held over to the following Tuesday, adding more days to the age of the fish already on board.
Monday 2nd July 1962
An official notice of proposal to change the name of the vessel to Leeds United was given today by John D Marsden. The proposal read:
‘I, John Denton Marsden, Baronet, Joint Managing Director of Consolidated Fisheries Limited, hereby give notice that, in order that the name "Huddersfield Town" may be available for a vessel now being built, I have applied to the Minister of Transport, under section 47 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, in respect of my ship "Huddersfield Town" of Grimsby, official number 162877 of gross tonnage 400.09 tons, of register tonnage 150.55 tons, heretofore owned by Consolidated Fisheries Limited of Grimsby for permission to change her name to "Leeds United" to be registered in the said new name at the Port of Grimsby as owned by Consolidated Fisheries Limited.
Any objections to the proposed change of name must be sent to the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, within seven days from the appearance of this advertisement.
Dated at Grimsby this second day of July, 1962.’
June 1963
The Leeds United was sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd.
Fate: Scrapped in Holland in September 1963.
President/Presidency
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 387. Launched: Tuesday 20th November 1906. Completed: 1907. Registered: March 1907. Gross Tons: 257. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 128 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: 75 HP. Official Number: 125052. Original Owners: Anchor Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1907
Registered to J. Methven, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 72.
February 1915
Renamed Presidency.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1920
To owners in Brazil.
Fate: Not known.

Cornelian/Forfeit/Kyoto
Built: 1916. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 675. Launched: Saturday 28th October 1916. Completed: 1917. Registered: July 1930 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 262. Nett Tons: 104. Length: 121.8 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 139319. Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.575
September 1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3067.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1930
Sold to the Overseas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.262.
March 1937
Bought by owners in Aberdeen.
January 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: 4.243. Renamed Forfeit.
June 1946
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
January 1947
Bought by the Japan Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed Kyoto and registered as GY.453.
Fate: Scrapped in Holland in May 1962.
Agile/St. Vincent II
Built: 1907. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 132. Launched: Thursday 17th January 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: Monday 22nd April 1907. Gross Tons: 246. Nett Tons: 100. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 12½, 22 & 35 inches diameter respectively; stroke 24 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 70 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boiler; 2 plain furnaces; grate surface 33 sq. ft.; heating 1,103 sq. ft. Built by C.D. Holmes. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 125056. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 697.
1915
Renamed St. Vincent II.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine off Sunk Head light-vessel on Friday 27th April 1917

Stella Canopus/Cradock.
Please see GY.11 entry for details.
GY.264 Elsie/Stonegate. Returno.
GY.265 Restrivo.
Scarborough.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Built: 1890. Builders: Thomas Charlton, Grimsby. Completed: 1890. Registered: October 1890. Gross Tons: 175. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 108.6 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 50 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 99229. Original Owners: Thomas Charlton, Grimsby.
December 1901
To F. Brown, Grimsby.
November 1905
Bought by William Crampin, Grimsby.
September 1914
Sold to owners in Norway who renamed her Anders.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Iceland where she became Jarlinn.
Fate: Not known.
Built: 1907. Builders: Charlton & Doughty, Grimsby. Completed: 1907. Registered: July 1907. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 130.3 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Official Number: 125063. Original Owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1915
Renamed Carmania II.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minelayer. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. 24 mines. Admiralty number: 3221.
March 1918
Sold to the Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
November 1928
Bought by Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Orkneys on Thursday 14th February 1929.
Verbena/Verbena II
Built: 1897. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 176. Launched: Thursday 18th February 1897. Completed: 1897. Registered: March 1897. Gross Tons: 158. Nett Tons: 67. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 108457. Original Owners: Arctic Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
October 1904
To Norway.
August 1906
Returned to the Arctic Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Registered as GY.176.
May 1911
Bought by the South Western Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
June 1914
Sold to the Savoy Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 827.
December 1915
Renamed Verbena II.
1918
Returned to owners.
December 1918
Sold to H. Wood and others, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in February 1925.

Walpole/Walpole II
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 604. Launched: Tuesday 9th June 1914. Completed: 1916. Registered: July 1914. Gross Tons: 302. Nett Tons: 160. Length: 135.2 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 74 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 85 NHP. Official Number: 136994. Original Owners: W. S & G. S. Letten, Grimsby.
August 1914
Registered to J. E. Letten, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. 1x7.5 Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 1625.
February 1918
Renamed Walpole II.
1918
Sold to R. D. Clarke, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
1920
Bought by Proppe Brothers, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1930
Sold to H/F Vifill, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.
Fate: Not known.

Niendorf
Built: 1917. Builders: ????, Germany. Registered: April 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 217. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 127 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 9.1 feet. Official Number: 146881. Original Owners: Not known.
April 1923
Bought by the Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Registered as GY.269.
May 1923
Sold abroad to unknown country.
Fate: Not known.
Galleon/Calvi
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 553. Launched: Saturday 30th August 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: Tuesday 30th September 1930. Gross Tons: 363. Nett Tons: 173. Length: 145.9 feet. Beam: 24.2 feet. Draught: 13.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 91 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 160994. Original Owners: Perihelion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1938
Sold to the Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and renamed Calvi.
Wednesday 13th September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.715. Based at Dover for sweeping work in the Channel.
1940
Took part in Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Fate: Sank by German aircraft bombs whilst embarking Allied troops at Dunkirk on Wednesday 29th May 1940.
Carlton
Built: 1906. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 388. Launched: Tuesday 18th December 1906. Completed: 1907. Registered: April 1907. Gross Tons: 267. Nett Tons: 124. Length: 130.6 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 125057. Original Owners: Thomas, Charles & Fred Moss Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1965.
Fate: Sank by mine near Folkestone on Monday 21st February 1916 whilst on Admiralty service.

Thomas Foley/River Tummell/Belton
Built: 1918. Builders: Ritchie, Graham & Milne, Glasgow. Completed: 1918. Registered: May 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 202. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 115.8 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Official Number: 143768. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Strath Class trawler Thomas Foley. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1x3.5 inch Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 3751.
May 1923
Bought by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby and renamed River Tummell. Registered as GY.270.
September 1927
Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 17th November 1938
Transferred to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Lowestoft and renamed Belton.
1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty for the Examination Service. Based at Grimsby.
1945
Engaged in Navigating exercises at Grimsby for a time then returned to owners in the same year.
Fate: Scrapped in 1955.
Croupier
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 605. Launched: Tuesday 9th June 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: July 1914. Gross Tons: 302. Nett Tons: 159. Length: 135.2 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 74 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 136993. Original Owners: Anchor Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Iceland on Tuesday 1st of February 1921.

Pisces/Island/Kvalen
Built: 1890. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 15. Launched: Friday 31st October 1890. Completed: 1890. Registered: August 1890. Gross Tons: 158. Nett Tons: 51. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 96231. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
September 1900
To Norway.
May 1906
Back to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.150.
June 1907
To Sweden, where she became Island.
Unknown date
To Norway, where she was renamed Kvalen.
Fate: Not known.
Federal/Rosella
Built: 1907. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 136. Launched: Thursday 14th February 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: Wednesday 8th May 1907. Gross Tons: 240. Nett Tons: 84. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 125058. Original Owners: Pelham Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1910
Sold to the South Western Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Saturday 14th January 1911
Bought by Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
March 1911
Renamed Rosella.
October 1914
Registered to Henry Allen Baskcomb, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by a mine in the North Sea on Thursday 29th October 1914. The vessel was 25 miles south east of the Tynemouth at the time.

George Lane/River Kelvin/Loddon.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Assyrian
Built: 1890. Builders: Great Grimsby Co-op Engineering Co, Grimsby. Completed: 1890. Registered: December 1890. Gross Tons: 175. Nett Tons: 84. Length: 109.3 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 96232. Original owners: Great Grimsby Co-op Box & Fish Carrying Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1898
To the Great Central Co-op Engineering Co, Grimsby.
May 1899
Bought by owners in Denmark.
Fate: Not known.

Eulalia/Ocana
Built: 1908. Builders: Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 380. Launched: Tuesday 30th June 1908. Completed: July 1908. Registered: July 1914 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 260. Nett Tons: 101. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 127562. Original owners: Built for the West Coast Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Fleetwood, and registered as FD.217.
July 1914
Sold to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby, and registered as GY.273.
September 1914
Renamed Ocana.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine in the North Sea on Wednesday 23rd December 1914.

John Cope/River Garry
Built: 1918. Builders: Rennie, Forrestt Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Wivenhoe. Yard No: 1318. Completed: November 1918. Registered: May 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 202. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Engines: Made by W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Official Number: 143959. Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as Strath Class Trawler John Cope. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun.
Wednesday 19th November 1919
Delivered to owners.
May 1923
Acquired by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby, and renamed River Garry. Registered as GY.273.
September 1927
Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1934
Bought by John Craig, Aberdeen, and registered as A.225.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty where she served as an Examination vessel.
July 1945
Returned to owners. Surveyed at North Shields.
Fate: Unknown.

John Gillman
Built: 1917. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 663. Launched: Tuesday 9th January 1917. Completed: March 1917. Registered: May 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 236. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 117.4 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 13.1 feet. Official Number: 144586. Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as non-standard Castle Class Trawler John Gillman. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1x7.5 inch Bomb thrower. Admiralty number: 3502.
1920
Sold to N. E. Fisheries Ltd, Aberdeen and registered as A.230.
June 1934
LR class withdrawn.
May 1946
Bought by J. Clayburn and registered as GY.273.
1948
Sold to Consolidated Fisheries, Grimsby.
Friday 16th April 1948
A report in the 'Grimsby News' stated that the vessel had recently returned from the North Sea after completing trials with the then new Decca Navigator System. This was the first test of the system by a British trawler and, because of the satisfactory results, Consolidated Fisheries announced that the Navigator would be fitted to all their vessels.
Fate: Scrapped In October 1955.
Theban
Built: 1897. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 181. Launched: Tuesday 16th February 1897. Completed: 1897. Registered: Wednesday 17th March 1897. Gross Tons: 152. Nett Tons: 58. Length: 96 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 23 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Earle’s. 45 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 108458. Original Owners: Ocean Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 822.
January 1917
Transferred to the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 9th April 1919
Bought by Fred Bacon, Grimsby.
Friday 6th June 1919
Registered to the Economy Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Friday 5th March 1920
Registered to Harold Bacon, Grimsby.
Saturday 27th March 1920
Registered to Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Registration closed on Friday 4th June 1937 following advice that the vessel had been broken up at Bo’ness, Scotland.
GY.275 Laurel/Laurel II; Elsie Cam.
James Garrick/River Findhorn.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.277 Zenobia. River Don. Carency.
Cedric
Built: 1899. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper Ltd, Beverley & Selby. Yard No: 247. Launched: Saturday 29th April 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: July 1899. Gross Tons: 197. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 112.5 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 110896. Original Owners: United Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and sunk by a U-boat about 60 miles from the Færoe Islands on Tuesday 10th July 1917.

Charles Carroll/River Ayr
Built: 1918. Builders: Montrose Shipbuilding Co, Montrose. Yard No: 79. Launched: Thursday 11th April 1918. Completed: 1918. Registered: May 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 202. Nett Tons: 89. Length: 123 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Official Number: 143905. Call Sign: MFLQ. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Strath Class minesweeping trawler Charles Carroll. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3690.
1919
Sold to the Montrose Fishing Co Ltd and renamed River Ayr, registration number ME.79.
May 1923
Bought by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.278.
September 1927
Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Sunday 24th September 1933
After being taken ill aboard the vessel, deckhand Albert Mace was taken to hospital. He was allowed home after treatment.
August 1935
Sold to H. Gore, Aberdeen and registered as A.337.
1952
Lloyds Register lists the owners of the vessel as Mrs M. King and A. W. King (manager A. W. King).
Fate: Sank on Thursday 16th April 1959, after springing a leak 16 miles south east of Bard Head, Bressay, Shetland. She was taken in tow by the Aberdeen trawler Kosmos but the River Ayr's pumps could not keep the water down and she sank before she could reach Lerwick.

Commander Evans/Tunisian
Built: 1924. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 706. Completed: 1924. Registered: May 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 344. Nett Tons: 142. Length: 140.2 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 75 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 147136. Original Owners: Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.20.
May 1946
Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons, Grimsby.
June 1946
Renamed Tunisian.
July 1955
Registered to subsidiary company Onward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1955
Bought by the Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in May 1956.
Albatross
Built: 1897. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 177. Launched: Saturday 6th March 1897. Completed: 1897. Registered: April 1897. Gross Tons: 158. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 100 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 108460. Call sign: QGNJ. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
September 1910
Bought by A. Black & Hill.
June 1914
Sold to The Savoy Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by U-boat gunfire about 20 miles off Flamborough on Sunday 24th September 1916.

Arthur Herwin/River Lossie
Built: 1919. Builders: Fleming & Ferguson Ltd, Paisley. Yard No: 455. Launched: Tuesday 9th December 1919. Registered: May 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 202. Nett Tons: 86. Length: 115.5 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Official Number: 144163. Call Sign: GYNM. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Strath Class trawler Arthur Herwin. Completed as a Fishing trawler.
Monday 10th November 1919
Sold to the Montrose Fishing Co Ltd and renamed River Lossie, registration number ME.121.
May 1923
Acquired by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby, and registered as GY.279.
September 1927
Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1935
Moved to Aberdeen and registered as A.332 under the ownership of Skipper J. K. Robertson.
Monday 30th October 1939
Went to the aid of the steamer Cairnmona to rescue the crew after she had been torpedoed by the German submarine U-13 off Rattray Head.
Thursday 7th December 1939
Attacked by a single German bomber whilst fishing off Buchanness. River Lossie sustained no damage during the attack however.
June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol vessel Admiralty number: 3817.
February 1945
Returned to owners. Fate: Ran aground in a gale and snow on Friday 27th March 1953, on Robbie Ramsays Baa, outside of Lerwick harbour. By the following day, she was half full of water and was abandoned by her crew of eleven. She became a total loss soon afterwards.

Ocean Monarch/Stella Carina/Kopanes/Daniel Quare
Built: 1936. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1165. Launched: Saturday 20th June 1936. Completed: 1936. Registered: June 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 440. Nett Tons: 168. Length: 156 feet. Beam: 26.1 feet. Draught: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 87 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 164949. Original Owners: Built as Ocean Monarch for the Ocean Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
Unknown Date
Renamed Stella Carina.
June 1946
Bought by the Kopanes Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.279.
November 1946
Renamed Kopanes.
January 1949
Sold to Henry Croft Baker, Grimsby.
February 1949
Renamed Daniel Quare.
Saturday 22nd April 1950
Ran ashore 120 yards off Kirkwall Coastguard Station at 4pm today. The vessel had been outward bound to Iceland and had detoured to Kirkwall to have an obstruction removed from her prop.
Monday 24th April 1950
During a Northerly gale, the vessel was refloated early today but a short time later she was in difficulties 300 yards South West of her grounding. The coaster Wisbech assisted in the refloating operation but fouled her own prop in the process. She dropped her anchor straight away but she was dangerously close to the Daniel Quare who had reported she was making some water. Because of the conditions and situation, the Stromness lifeboat was called out.
Tuesday 25th April 1950
Having sorted her own problems out, the Wisbech managed to get a hawser aboard the Daniel Quare and began towing her towards the pier but the trawler grounded again on a sand bank 20 yards from the pier. Here she remained for about 30 minutes before she was able to be refloated.
Fate: Wrecked. Ran aground at Iceland on Friday 9th September 1955.
Kirby/Buchans II
Built: 1918. Builders: Rennie & Forrestt, Wivenhoe. Completed: 1918. Registered: April 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 202. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Official Number: 143868. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Strath Class Pat Caharty. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3860.
Wednesday 8th October 1918
Delivered to owners.
1919
On temporary loan to the USN.
April 1923
Sold to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.280.
September 1927
Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 13th October 1933
Ran ashore at Dimlington whilst bound home from the fishing grounds. The City of Bradford lifeboat was launched but found it impossible to get near the Kirby due to the shallow water and heavy ground sea. Later a tug arrived on the scene and the lifeboat managed to connect the tug to the trawler. With the assistance of the tug, the Kirby was refloated.
October 1934
Bought by Wilson Buchan,Torry, Aberdeen and renamed Buchans II.
July 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.335.
August 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Not known.

Drangey/Mildenhall.
Please see GY.126 entry for details.
Renown/Corella
Built: 1907. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 137. Launched: Thursday 14th February 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: Wednesday 29th May 1907. Gross Tons: 240. Nett Tons: 84. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 NHP. Amos & Smith Ltd, Hull. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 125060. Original Owners: Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 20th January 1911
Sold to Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby. Renamed Corella
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 952.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Posted as missing, lost with all hands, on Monday 22nd September 1919.

Golden Deeps
Built: 1930. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1092. Launched: Monday 25th August 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: October 1930. Gross Tons: 368. Nett Tons: 158. Length: 150.2 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 83 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 103 HP. Official Number: 160995. Original Owners: Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Breivikbotu, Norway, on Sunday 6th November 1932.

Corcyra.
Please see GY.63 entry for details.
GY.282 Ladas. Destinn. Hull City.
Celtic
Built: 1907. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1907. Registered: July 1907. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 128.3 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 125062. Original Owners: Grimsby Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by U-boat gunfire about 70 miles off the Orkneys on Sunday 25th July 1915.

Witham.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.284 Ulceby. Eros. Hammond. Northern Crown.
Euthamia
Built: 1890. Builders: A. W. Robertson & Co, Canning Town, London. Completed: 1890. Registered: December 1890. Gross Tons: 142. Nett Tons: 61. Length: 96.2 feet. Beam: 20.2 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 16 feet. Official Number: 96234. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
Fate: Sank by a mine 65 miles ExN from the Humber Light Vessel on Sunday 22nd September 1918.

George Aunger/Sandham/Burke
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 554. Launched: Thursday 11th September 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: Tuesday 14th October 1930. Gross Tons: 363. Nett Tons: 173. Length: 145.9 feet. Beam: 24.2 feet. Draught: 13.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 91 NHP. Speed: 10.9 knots. Official Number: 160996. Original Owners: Bunch Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1935
Renamed Sandham.
June 1938
Sold to W. Butt, Grimsby.
July 1938
Registered to the Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and renamed Burke.
Wednesday 13th September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.605. Served in the North Atlantic Command.
1944
Converted to a Wreck Dispersal Vessel.
1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Saturday 16th July 1955. Sold for scrap to B. J. Nijkirk FY. S/A, Belgium, and broken up at Antwerp.
Zodiac GY.286
Built: 1890. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 16. Launched: Friday 31st October 1890. Completed: 1890. Registered: January 1891. Gross Tons: 149. Nett Tons: 75. Length: 100.3 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Triple expansion with cylinders 11, 16½, 27 x 22in, 45rhp. Made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow.  Official Number: 96235.
Original owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
September 1900
To Norway.
June 1906
Back to the Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.151.
June 1908
Bought by S. J. Green, Grimsby.
August 1917
Bought by W. Would, Grimsby.
1918
The vessel had a new boiler fitted.
April 1920
Bought by Woodbury Steam Fishing, Grimsby.
January 1925
Bought by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co and transferred to Lowestoft.
Fate: Not known.

Electric.
Please see GY.236 entry for details.

Berkshire/Clydeglen/Cape Conway/Howard
Built: 1936. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 997. Launched: Monday 24th February 1936. Completed: 1936. Registered: March 1936. Gross Tons: 466. Nett Tons: 168. Length: 164.1 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Depth: 14.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Official Number: 164406.
Original owners: Berkshire Fishing Co. Ltd (Markham Cook), Grimsby.
October 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an anti-submarine vessel. Joined the 23rd Anti-Submarine Group. Pennant number:  FY.183.
April/May 1940
Took part in the Norwegian Campaign.
April 1940
Registered to Shire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1945
Returned to owners.
December 1945
Sold to owners in Glasgow.
February 1946
Renamed Clydeglen.
April 1946
Sold to Hudson Bros (trawlers Ltd), Hull. Renamed Cape Conway and registered as H.271.
1948
Renamed Howard.
Fate: Scrapped in 1958.
GY.287 Invertay.
Tubal Cain
Built: 1870. Builders: G. Cooper, Hull. Completed: 1870. Registered: May 1905. Gross Tons: 111. Nett Tons: 63. Length: 77.7 feet. Beam: 20.2 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Official Number: 63139.
September 1874
Registered to F. Rushworth, Grimsby.
August 1886
Converted to a steam ship and lengthened.
Fate: Sunk following a collision off Flamborough Head in August 1898.

Southward
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 402. Launched: Tuesday 28th May 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: August 1907. Gross Tons: 225. Nett Tons: 121. Length: 120 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 125070. Call Sign: GVYZ. Original Owners: Forward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Lost on passage to Grimsby from the Faroe Island fishing grounds. Register closed on 1st March 1919.

Erimo
Built: 1930. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1076. Launched: Wednesday 27th August 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: October 1930. Gross Tons: 265. Nett Tons: 104. Length: 125.1 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 160997. Original Owners: Diamonds Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant number: FY.569.
August 1945
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in April 1961.
GY.289 Naamah. River Nith. Northern Dawn.
Canadian/Snorri Godi/Mercedes
Built: 1907. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 354. Launched: Thursday 5th September 1907. Completed: October 1907. Registered: November 1907. Gross Tons: 244. Nett Tons: 110. Length: 125.2 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 125082. Original Owners: Great Grimsby Albion Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1911
Sold to owners in Denmark.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Iceland where she became Snorri Godi.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Spain and renamed Mercedes.
Fate: Not known.

Warwickshire/Alame
Built: 1936. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 998. Launched: Monday 9th March 1936. Completed: 1936. Registered: March 1936. Gross Tons: 466. Nett Tons: 168. Length: 164.1 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Draught: 14.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 85 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Engines: 99HP. Official Number: 164407. Original Owners: Warwickshire Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti Submarine vessel. Pennant number: FY.113. Joined the 22nc A/S Group. Took part in the Norwegian Campaign
Tuesday 30th April 1940
Sunk by aircraft off Trondheim.
April 1942
Salvaged by the Germans and commissioned as Alame.
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk by Russian submarine S 56 on Monday 19th July 1943.
Orianda
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 610. Launched: Saturday 11th July 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: September 1914. Gross Tons: 273. Nett Tons: 145. Length: 130.4 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 136999. Original Owners: Dolphin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 99.
Fate: Sank by a mine off Scarborough on Saturday 19th December 1914 whilst on Admiralty service. The German Light Cruiser Kolberg laid the mines. One crew member, Deckhand J. Wilson, was lost and several other crew were injured.

William Harvey/River Orchy/Flixton.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Built: 1907. Builders: Dundee Shipbuilding Co, Dundee. Completed: 1907. Registered: August 1907. Gross Tons: 244. Nett Tons: 118. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 125066. Engines: 76 HP. Original Owners: Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1914
Sold to J. E. Rushworth, Grimsby.
January 1915
Registered to the Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1915
Renamed Hortensia.
August 1915
Bought by the Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Gate Vessel.
September 1918
Sold to J. Coombes, Grimsby.
October 1919
Returned to owners.
September 1932
Bought by Charles Dobson, Grimsby.
July 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.1795
March 1945
Sold to the Wembley Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1945
Returned to owners.
May 1948
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known.
Ventnor.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

River Leven.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Triumph
Built: 1907. Builders: Charlton & Doughty, Grimsby. Completed: 1907. Registered: August 1907. Gross Tons: 239. Nett Tons: 124. Length: 122 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Official Number: 125067. Original Owners: W. H. Doughty & F. Bacon, Grimsby.
October 1912
The rapid development of the fishing industry in the Canadian Northwest led to the arrival in British Columbia of the Triumph for use in northern British Columbia waters by British Columbia Fisheries Ltd. The vessel steamed from Grimsby by way of St. Vincent, Montevideo, Coronet and Callao in 91 days.
May 1916
Sold to E. Kendall.
July 1918
To Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Fate: Not Known.

Warstar.
Please see GY.73 entry for details.
Built: 1907. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 140. Launched: Tuesday 25th June 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: Wednesday 7th August 1907. Gross Tons: 231. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 120 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 60 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 39 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 125065. Original Owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
September 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. 1x12 pounder gun. 1x7.5 Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 1863.
1919
Returned to owners.
Monday 15th February 1937
Sold to Henry G. Hopwood & C. Taylor, Grimsby.
Wednesday 26th May 1937
Registered to the Japan Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
June 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.901.
June 1944
Converted to an Esso. Pennant number: Y7.31.
Tuesday 24th September 1946
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in 1951.
Revigo
Built: 1907. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 145. Launched: Monday 15th April 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: Saturday 10th August 1907. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 125068.
Original owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine in the North Sea 25 miles E½N of Spurn Point on Monday 7th September 1914.

Buckingham/Ocean Vinca/Saxon Alfred
Built: 1930. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1090. Launched: Wednesday 10th September 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: October 1930. Gross Tons: 253. Nett Tons: 100. Length: 122.3 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Depth: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 160998.
Original owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Pennant number:  Z.121.
February 1940
Converted to a Boom Defence Vessel.
December 1945
Returned to owners.
April 1956
Bought by owners in Leith.
September 1959
Sold to Alfred Bannister, Grimsby, renamed Ocean Vinca and registered as GY.64.
1959
Renamed Saxon Alfred.
October 1962
Bought by owners in Denmark.
Fate: Not known.
GY.297 Viernce. Stafnes. Northern Sceptre.
GY.298 Reperio.
GY.299 Weelsby. Warland.
GY.300 Rector/Cecil Rhodes. Morvina. Wellard.
GY.301 Somerville. Jardine.
GY.302 Lynton/Wistaria.
GY.303 Waltham. Sandringham. Locarno.
GY.304 Umtali. Raymont.
GY.305 Sargon. Louis Botha.
GY.306 Marlborough.
Rodney
Built: 1889. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1889. Registered: April 1889. Gross Tons: 112. Nett Tons: 38. Length: 88 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Official Number: 96243. Original owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
May 1906
To owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known.

Destinn
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 302. Launched: Saturday 27th June 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Wednesday 30th September 1914. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 74 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 137005. Original owners: Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1587.
1919
Returned to owners.
Thursday 6th January 1916
Bought by Alfred W. Baxter, Grimsby.
Wednesday 4th April 1917
Sold to Joseph Harris, Grimsby.
Monday 21st August 1922
Bought by the Reunion Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 17th November 1926
Sold to the Pelham Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 19th September 1928
Bought by the Earl Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 16th September 1938
Sold to McCabe & Curtis, Dublin and registered as D.124.
1940
To the Earl Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1940
Sold to the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel. Pennant number: FY.1719.
September 1946
Transferred to the War Department.
Fate: Sold for scrap to Thomas W. Ward Ltd in 1947 and broken up at Preston.

Alafoss.
Please see GY.160 entry for details.
GY.308 Hibernia. Pacem in Terris/Victory.
GY.309 Scotia. Philip Godby. Serron.
GY.310 Ocuro. Loch Lomond/Anglo/Deerness.
GY.311 Ostrich.
GY.312 Rose. Le Tiger/Regal.
GY.313 Royallieu/Rizzio.
GY.314 Pendragon/Rideo.
GY.315 Sea King. Frascati.
GY.316 James Long. Veror.
GY.317 Clyde.
GY.318 Claire.
GY.319 Tunisian.
GY.320 Roxano.
Brazilian
Built: 1891. Builders: Great Grimsby Co-op Engineering Co, Grimsby. Completed: 1891. Registered: May 1891. Gross Tons: 174. Nett Tons: 84. Length: 106.4 feet. Beam: 20.4 feet. Depth: 11.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 37 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 96250.
Original owners: Great Grimsby Co-op Box & Fish Carrying Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1899 Bought by owners in Denmark.
Fate: Not known.

Guardsman/Thuringia
Built: 1943. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 732. Launched: Wednesday 7th June 1944.Completed: Sunday 27th August 1944. Registered: August 19046 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 581. Nett Tons: 209. Length: 178.1 feet. Beam: 30 feet. Depth: 15.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 92 feet. Forecastle: 34 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 1000 IHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 166648.
Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as Military Class Guardsman. T.393.
Wednesday 10th April 1946
Sold to the Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed as Thuringia and registered as GY.321.
August 1947
The vessel was fitted for fuel oil.
March 1966
To Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1966
Sold for scrap to Clayton & Davie Ltd.
Fate: Arrived at Dunston on Tyne on Sunday 30th October 1966 for scrapping.

Boston Halifax/Drot/Grampian Dee
Built: 1975. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 584. Launched: Monday 28th April 1975. Completed: 1975. Registered: September 1975. Gross Tons: 427. Nett Tons: 145. Length: 128.8 feet. Beam: 31 feet. Depth: 14.9 feet. Official Number: 364903.
Original owners: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
December 1978
Transferred to Lowestoft.
August 1985
Registered as LO.339.
1986
Sold to owners in Denmark. Renamed Drot.
1991
Sold to George Craig & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen. Converted to ORSV and renamed Grampian Dee.
Thursday 25th January 2007
Still in service. Owned by North Star Shipping, Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known.
GY.322 Lark/Lark II. Malayan.
GY.323 Grenada. Alsation.
GY.324 Semiramis. Indian Star/Northern Rover.
GY.325 Malta. George Aunger.
Solon/Lord Scarborough
Built: 1897. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 185. Launched: Tuesday 23rd March 1897. Completed: 1897. Registered: Friday 7th May 1897. Gross Tons: 158. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 101.8 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 25 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 50 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 108469. Original Owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 1st March 1912
Sold to the Port of Blyth Steam Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd, Blyth. Renamed Lord Scarborough and registered as BH.92.
Thursday 10th December 1914
Bought by the Beacon Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.393.
Fate: Captured and sunk by U-boat in the North Sea 100 miles east of May Island on Monday 2nd April 1917.

Thomas Cruize/Celerina
Built: 1918. Builders: Lobnitz & Co, Renfrew. Completed: 1918. Registered: May 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 330. Nett Tons: 153. Length: 138.6 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 140787. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Mersey Class trawler Thomas Cruize. Admiralty number: 3706. Completed as a fishing vessel.
May 1919
Sold to N. Green, Grimsby, renamed Celerina and registered as GY.326.
February 1920
Bought by H. Bacon, Grimsby.
March 1920
Registered to Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at northern Norway on Monday 11th December 1922.

Baden/Bauk/Frida Sophia
Built: 1903. Builders: ????, Germany. Completed: 1903. Registered: December 1930 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 246. Nett Tons: 97. Length: 135.3 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 9.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 161003. Original Owners: Built as Baden for owners in Germany.
Unknown date
Renamed Bauk.
December 1930
Sold to G. E. Moody, Grimsby. Renamed Frida Sophia and registered as GY.326.
Fate: Ran aground at Iceland on Sunday 15th November 1931.
GY.328 Victoria. Edwardian.
Ross/Filey Bay
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 558. Launched: Monday 24th November 1930. Completed: 1931. Registered: Monday 12th January 1931. Gross Tons: 370. Nett Tons: 152. Length: 154.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Depth: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 80 feet. Forecastle: 32 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.7 knots. Official Number: 161005.
Original owners: Rugby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 9th March 1934
Sold to the Marine Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, renamed Filey Bay and registered as H.27.
Thursday 31st August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper.  Pennant number:  FY.7679.
Thursday 31st May 1945
Returned to owners.
Thursday 18th October 1945
Bought by Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.135.
1953
Sold to Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1955
Bought by George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
1956
Sold for scrap to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Ghent on Thursday 26th July 1956 for breaking up.

MFV 1579/Aylesby
Built: 1946. Builders:?, Oulton Broad. Completed: 1946. Registered: September 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 112. Nett Tons: 36. Length: 87.2 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Depth: 14.1 feet. Engines: 4 cylinder 240hp Crossley. Official Number: 166649. Call sign: MBDF.
Original owners: The Admiralty. Built as MFV 1579.
1946
Sold to the Aldred Fishing Co Ltd, renamed Aylesby and registered as GY.329.
1948
Sold to Huxley Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
1951.
Registered as LT.232.
Fate: Sank after catching fire in 1951. All of her crew were saved.
Built: 1897. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 143. Launched: Thursday 1st April 1897. Completed: May 1897. Registered: May 1897. Gross Tons: 161. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 102.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 10, 16½, 27¼ in x 20 in, 45 rhp. Made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow; 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb working pressure. Official Number: 108470. Original Owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 19th May 1897
The Xania arrived in Grimsby from the builders yard.
Thursday 20th May 1897
Sailed on her maiden trip this morning to join the fleet.
Thursday 20th May 1897
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
June 1914
The vessel had a new boiler fitted.
October 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 641.
1919
Returned to owners.
January 1925
Transferred to Lowestoft and registered as LT.765.
Fate: Sank following a collision on Saturday 16th March 1940, in lat 50 10N long 11W.
Olearia
Built: 1899. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Selby. Yard No: 253. Completed: 1899. Registered: August 1899. Gross Tons: 209. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 48 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 110898.
Original owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and scuttled by a U-boat at the Færoe Islands on Wednesday 23rd May 1917.

British Guiana/Sunlight Waters/Milford Knight/British Guiana
Built: 1936. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1160. Completed: 1936. Registered: October 1936. Gross Tons: 146. Nett Tons: 53. Length: 101.2 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Depth: 10.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 57 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Engines: 6 cylinder 360hp Ruston. Official Number: 164419. Call sign: GYVW.
Original owners: Grimsby Motor Trawlers, Grimsby.
November 1939 Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an anti-submarine vessel. Pennant number:  FY.271.
1940
Transferred to Anti-Submarine duties.
1945
Ownership of the vessel passed to F. E. Catchpole.
March 1946
Returned to owners. Became Sunlight Waters LT 93. Later in the year she was sold to Torbay Trawlers Ltd and then transferred to Allen & Cooke (Trawlers) Ltd.
1947
Sold to Milford Steam Trawling Ltd where she became Milford Knight M.176.
1949
Sold to G. D. Claridge where she was renamed British Guiana LT.52. She was later transferred to Claridge Trawlers Ltd (part of the Colne Group, Lowestoft).
1966
The vessel was in use as an ORSV.
Fate: Sold for scrapping to T. G. Darling, Oulton Broad, in 1968.
GY.332 Hesto. Earl Howard. Hertfordshire/Northern Gift.
Othello
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 416. Launched: Saturday 27th July 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: October 1907. Gross Tons: 201. Nett Tons: 94. Length: 115 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines:  67 HP. Official Number: 125080.
Original owners: Alfred Bannister (Trawlers) Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1914 Requisitioned by the Admiralty.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1922
To the Forward Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
August 1940
Converted to a Boom Gate Vessel.
Fate: Lost on Friday 11th April 1941 after she hit a mine in the River Humber.

Acadia Finfare/St. Johns/Boston Valetta/Lady Cora
Built: 1956. Builders: John Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen. Yard No: 259. Launched: Tuesday 22nd May 1956.Completed: 1956. Registered: October 1956. Gross Tons: 239. Nett Tons: 81. Length: 108.5 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines:  6 cylinder 528hp Widdop. Official Number: 184945. Call sign: MXBL.
Original owners: Don Fishing Co Ltd.
June 1961
Transferred to Acadia Fisheries Ltd, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Renamed Acadia Finfare.
1962
Registered as St. Johns.
1968
Transferred to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries, Lowestoft. Renamed Boston Valetta and registered as LT.256.
1971
Sold to Pounds (Shipbreakers & Shipbrokers) Ltd, Portsmouth.
1972
Transferred to Pounds Marine Shipping Ltd, Havant.
1973
Owned by Blythe Securities Ltd, London. Later sold to Dunedale Ltd, 28 Victoria Street, Douglas. Became Lady Cora.
Friday 18th January 1974
Arrived at Lowestoft.
February 1974
Painted in the Colne company livery and colours although this would be short-lived as they were removed during July.
May 1976
The vessel was put up for sale by the order of the Admiralty Marshall.
Fate: Sold for scrap in 1976 to T. G. Darling, Oulton Broad.
Yarmouth
Built: 1897. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 144. Launched: Thursday 1st April 1897. Completed: May 1897. Registered: May 1897. Gross Tons: 161. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 10, 16½, 27¼ in x 20 in, 45 rhp. Made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow; 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb working pressure. Official Number: 108471. Original Owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 15th March 1906
Whilst berthed on Chapman’s Jetty, a fire broke out in the forecastle. The fire brigade were called and they had the blaze under control in half an hour.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Officially classed as missing since Monday 8th November 1915.

James Evans
Built: 1918. Builders: Abdela & Mitchell, Queensferry, Chester. Completed: 1918. Registered: November 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 206. Nett Tons: 79. Length: 115.7 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Official Number: 144461. Original Owners: Built for the Admiralty as Strath Class trawler James Evans. Admiralty number: 3731
November 1923
Bought by the Perihelion Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Registered as GY.334.
April 1926
Sold to the Taylor Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1929
Bought by Edinburgh owners.
October 1930
Sold to owners in Granton.
Fate: Not known.
Bellerophon/Bellerophon II
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Son, Selby. Yard No: 417. Launched: Saturday 24th August 1907.  Completed: November 1907. Registered: November 1907. Gross Tons: 184. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 11.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 15 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11.5, 19.5, 32 in x 23 in, 57 HP. Made by C D Holmes & Co, Hull; 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb pressure.  Official Number: 125083. Call sign: GLVB.
Original owners: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  5 and 168.
February 1915
Renamed as Bellerophon II.
1919
Returned to owners and reverted to her former name.
June 1928
Transferred to Lowestoft and registered as LT.396.
1949
Ownership passed to Walton Fishing Co Ltd (manager J. C. Llewellin, Milford Haven) but the vessel remained registered in Lowestoft.
Fate: Scrapped in 1954.

Rutlandshire/Ubier
Built: 1936. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1007. Launched: Sunday 9th August 1936.Completed: 1936. Registered: September 1936. Gross Tons: 458. Nett Tons: 164. Length: 164.6 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Depth: 15.1 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 164417.
Original owners: Rutlandshire Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby
October 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Armament: 1 x 4 inch gun. Joined the 23rd A/S group.
April 1940.
Was involved in the Norwegian Campaign.
Saturday 20th April 1940.
Ran aground at Namsos, Norway after being bombed by German aircraft.
August 1941
Salvaged by the Germans and commissioned into the German Navy. Renamed Ubier.
Fate: Lost after hitting a mine on Sunday 6th December 1942.
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Son, Selby. Yard No: 418. Launched: 24th August 1907. Completed: November 1907. Registered: November 1907. Gross Tons: 184. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 15 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11.5, 19.5, 32 in x 23 in, 57 HP. Made by C D Holmes & Co, Hull; 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb pressure. Official Number: 125084. Call sign: GJBG.
Original owners: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  23.
May 1915
Renamed as Bellona II.
1919
Returned to owners and reverted back to her former name.
September 1927
Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd.
April 1932
The vessel had a new boiler fitted.
Tuesday 9th October 1935
A chief engineer's quick thinking averted a tragedy on board the Bellona today whilst the vessel was waiting in the river. Second engineer James Walter De Ste Croix was working in the engine room when his hair was set alight by the flame of a gas jet. Hearing his shouts, the chief engineer took off his coat and wrapped it around the distraught man's head thereby extinguishing the flames.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
August 1940
Converted to a Danlayer and renamed Egeria.
January 1941
Converted to a Minesweeper.
1945
Returned to owners.
September 1947
Lloyd's Register (LR) class withdrawn at owner's request.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1955.
Zennor/Pierre & Marie.
Built: 1897. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 145. Launched: Thursday 1st April 1897. Completed: June 1897. Registered: June 1897. Gross Tons: 161. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 10, 16, 27 in x 20 in, 45 rhp. Made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow; 1 single ended boiler, 180lbs working pressure. Official Number: 108472. Call sign: OVTD (under French ownership). Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
Tuesday 8th June 1897
The vessel left the builders yard bound for Grimsby.
Thursday 10th June 1897
Arrived in Grimsby in the afternoon completing the first batch of new vessels ordered by Hagerup, Doughty & Co.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
1916
A new boiler was fitted to the vessel.
1918
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
February 1923
Bought by Mr. Gueulle-Bourgain, of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.
June 1928
Surveyed at Boulogne. 1937
Bought by Charles Evrard, of 66 Quai Gambetta, Boulogne, and registered at Boulogne, where she was renamed as Pierre & Marie. Her Call Sign was TVQV (French).
Thursday 27th January 1944.
The vessel was reported to be at La Rochelle. She was under German control during the war, and Lloyd's sources reported that her speed was then 9 knots. Her gross tonnage was now 166, and net tonnage 49.
1953
The vessel passed into the ownership of E Fourny and C Evrard, of Coutainville, France.
Fate: Not known.

Solon/Orsino.
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 562. Launched: Saturday 20th December 1930. Completed: 1931. Registered: Wednesday 28th January 1931. Gross Tons: 348. Nett Tons: 148. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 161006. Original owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1 Lewis Gun. Pennant number: FY.601. Fitted with Oropesa gear and joined the Minesweeper Group based at Lowestoft. This group swept the area from Lowestoft to Sheringham Shoal.
February 1940
Whilst on patrol off Great Yarmouth she was attacked by two Heinkel 111 aircraft. Although in excess of 20 bombs were dropped by the German planes, only one was a direct on the trawler - and that failed to explode as it bounced over the side and into the sea. Continuing their attack, the Heinkels fired thousands of bullets and incendiaries at the trawler but she escaped with only medium damage, although two of her crew were killed.
June 1946
Returned to owners.
Friday 6th August 1948
Sold to the Devon Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Orsino and registered as H.579.
Friday 31st October 1952
Bought by Hell Ltd, Hull. Renamed Orsino and registered as H.579.
Fate: Scrapped at Gateshead in January 1955.
Boreas/Cuckoo
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Son, Selby. Yard No: 419. Launched: Wednesday 11th September 1907. Completed: November 1907. Registered: November 1907. Gross Tons: 184. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 15 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11.5, 19.5, 32 in x 23 in, 57 NHP. Made by C D Holmes & Co, Hull; 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb pressure. Official Number: 125086.
Original owners: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  FY.165.
1919
Returned to owners.
August 1919
Surveyed at Grimsby.
May 1925
The vessel had a new boiler fitted.
September 1927
Registered to Consolidated Fisheries Ltd.
June 1928
Transferred to Lowestoft and registered as LT.398.
October 1932
Surveyed at Grimsby.
February 1937
Surveyed at Grimsby. Lloyd's Register (LR) class withdrawn at owner's request.
1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
1940
Renamed as Cuckoo and converted to a Minesweeper.
February 1940
Returned to owners.
Fate: Not known.

King Sol
Built: 1936. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1168. Launched: Tuesday 7th July 1936. Completed: 1936. Registered: September 1936. Gross Tons: 486. Nett Tons: 238. Length: 166.2 feet. Beam: 27.6 feet. Depth: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 89 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 164416.
Original owners: Rinovia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 28th February 1955
Ran aground on the South coast of Iceland. All the crew had been rescued by breeches buoy by noon that day and were making their way to a farmhouse.
Fate: Scrapped in February 1961.
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 420. Launched: Wednesday 11th September 1907. Completed: September 1907. Registered: November 1907. Gross Tons: 184. Nett Tons: 88. Length: 105 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 15 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 11.5, 19.5, 32 in x 23 in, 57 NHP. Made by C D Holmes & Co, Hull. 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb pressure. Official Number: 125087.
Original owners: Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  297.
1919
Returned to owners.
January 1925
Transferred to Lowestoft and registered as LT.170.
July 1925
The vessel had a new boiler fitted.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol trawler.
January 1940
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 21st May 1947
Fears for the safety of the trawler grew after an American steamer reported that she had been in collision with a small vessel and had recovered an empty drifting lifeboat. Carved on the lifeboat was the number LT.170, the trawlers’ port registration letters.
Fate: Not known, presumed lost.
Avon GY.340
Built: 1907. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 423. Launched: Saturday 9th November 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: December 1907. Gross Tons: 250. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet.  Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 70 HP. Official Number: 125088. Call sign: HMCD.
Original owners: George W. & H. B. Jeffs, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  708.
July 1916.
Renamed Avon II.
1919
Returned to owners. Bought by Bantock, Hull.
September 1921.
Sold to the St. Malo Steam Fishing Co.
April 1930.
Sold to W. Garrett.
August 1931.
Bought by Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1935.
Bought by the Dobson Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel. Pennant number:  4.177.
December 1941
Returned to owners.
August 1942.
Bought by owners in Hull.
1948.
Sold to the Wembley Steam Fishing Co (Grimsby) Ltd, Fleetwood.
Fate: Not known.
Naalso
Built: 1891. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1891. Registered: June 1891. Gross Tons: 129. Nett Tons: 49. Length: 92 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Official Number: 99168. Original Owners: White Star Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1899
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known.

Warlord
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 304. Launched: Monday 27th July 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Friday 23rd October 1914. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 75 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 137010. Original Owners: Alec Black, Grimsby.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1444.
1919
Returned to owners.
Monday 1st March 1926
Sold to J. E Harrison & J. C Store, Grimsby.
Tuesday 8th November 1938
Registered to the Earl Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1940
Registered to Sir Alec Black, Grimsby.
Thursday 10th July 1941
Sold to Neale & West Ltd, Cardiff, and registered as CF.36.
Fate: Sold for scrap to Thomas W. Ward Ltd on Monday 23rd January 1950. Broken up at Milford Haven
GY.342 Ulster. Syrian. Malacolite.
Cydonia
Built: 1907. Builders: Charlton and Doughty, Grimsby. Registered:  January 1908. Gross Tons: 259. Nett Tons: 103. Length: 130.5 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Depth: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet.
Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 125089. 
Original owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: On Sunday July 25th, 1915 when she was some 70 miles from Hoy Head on her way back to Grimsby from a voyage to Iceland the Cydonia was captured and sunk by a German submarine. The same submarine also sank two other Grimsby trawlers that day, the King Athelstan and the Celtic: all the crews, however, were saved. Indeed Captain George Mudd of the Cydonia told reporters when he reached Stromness that the German Commander had apologised for the inconvenience he caused the Grimsby fishermen.

Bloomfield
Built: 1906. Completed: 1906. Registered: December 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 83. Nett Tons: 29. Length: 83.7 feet. Beam: 18 feet. Depth: 8.7 feet. Official Number: 123612.
Original owners: Owners in Banff.
December 1923
Sold to the Flotsam Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Assumed to have floundered in the North Sea on Sunday 10th October 1926.
GY.344 Dentaria. Loyal.
Cormorant/Cormorant IV.
Please see GY.126 entry for details.

Lacennia
Built: 1931. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 563. Launched: Wednesday 7th January 1931. Completed: 1931. Registered: Monday 9th February 1931. Gross Tons: 348. Nett Tons: 148. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 161007. Original owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 19th May 1934
Reports that the skipper of the Lacennia, Sidney Brennan, had been arrested and sent to prison for two months were refuted in Grimsby. The reports were in fact an appeal to present to the Reykajavik court against a sentence imposed on Skipper Brennan.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant number: FY.712.
1943
Joined the 134th Minesweeper Group based at Grimsby.
Tuesday 16th April 1946
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 28th April 1948
A Norwegian gunboat arrested the Lacennia for alleged illegal fishing and took her into Kirkwall where she was fined £1,000.
1954
Sold for scrap to B. J. Nijkirk S/A, Belgium. Scrap value £2,225.
Fate: Arrived at Antwerp for scrapping on Friday 7th May 1954.
Cynthia
Built: 1891. Builders: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 341. Launched: Thursday 7th May 1891.Completed: June 1891. Registered: June 1891. Gross Tons: 133. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 96.5 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99164.
Original owners: Mitchell & Allen, Grimsby.
Fate: Lost in 1916.

Coningsby/Epinard
Built: 1906. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 789. Launched: Thursday 25th January 1906. Completed: February 1906. Registered: December 1923 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 257. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 125.8 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Depth: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 63 feet. Official Number: 113745.
Original owners: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Boston.
December 1923
Bought by J. Rushworth, Grimsby and registered as GY.346.
February 1924
Renamed Epinard.
December 1929
Sold to owners in Milford Haven.
Fate: Scrapped in September 1937.

Whiting/Burfell
Built: 1941. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1240. Launched: Tuesday 22nd October 1941. Completed: 1942. Registered: October 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 380. Nett Tons: 142. Length: 147.8 feet. Beam: 25.1 feet. Depth: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 81 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 166651.
Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as Fish Class trawler Whiting T.232.
Spring 1946
Mr A. H. Gidley, the superintendent engineer and works manager for Consolidated Fisheries, Grimsby, visited Rossyth to examine the vessel before the company bought her.
October 1946
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries, Grimsby, renamed Burfell and registered as GY 346. Surveyed at the port in the same month.
Thursday 17th October 1946
After a 70-minute trial run, which was officially described as highly satisfactory, the Burfell sailed on her maiden voyage to the White Sea. In command was skipper Charles Euston.
Fate: Scrapped in Sunderland on Friday 10th June 1960.
GY.347 Touraco.
GY.348 Lynmouth/Yulan.
GY.350 Staunton.
GY.351 Floreat.
Arcadia/Fourmi/Anatoli
Built: 1891. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 29. Launched: Monday 8th June 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: June 1891. Gross Tons: 155. Nett Tons: 57. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99166. Original owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1912
To owners in Blyth.
Unknown date
To Spain, where she was renamed Fourmi.
Unknown date
To Greece, where she became Anatoli.
Fate: Not known.

Fame
Built: 1898. Builders: ?, Lowestoft. Registered: May 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 39. Nett Tons: 22. Length: 62 feet. Beam: 17.2 feet. Draught: 8 feet. Official Number: 109566.
May 1919
Sold to R. Maynard, Grimsby.
October 1920
No longer fishing.
Fate: Not known.

Clotilde
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 579. Launched: Thursday 4th September 1913. Completed: 1913. Registered: March 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 289. Nett Tons: 114. Length: 130.2 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 132418. Original owners: Active Fishing Co, Fleetwood. Built for £7,950. Registered as FD.232 November 1914 Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 924. 1919 Returned to owners. February 1940 Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 534. December 1945 Returned to owners. October 1946. Sold to the Wembley Fishing Co, Grimsby. November 1947. Bought by the Dinas Fishing Co, Fleetwood. April 1952. Sold to the Queen Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in 1956.
Bohemia
Built: 1891. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 30. Launched: Monday 8th June 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: July 1891. Gross Tons: 155. Nett Tons: 57. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99167.
Original owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1912
To owners in Blyth.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Spain.
Fate: Not known.

Tenby/Lord Palmerston/Ewald
Built: 1912. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesborough. Yard No: 540. Launched: Saturday 7th December 1912. Completed: January 1913. Registered: Wednesday 22nd January 1913 (at Milford), June 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 215. Nett Tons: 84. Length: 117.4 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: 74 HP.  Official Number: 128764.
Original owners: Built as Tenby for Hancock, Harris & Cooper, Milford Haven.
June 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Pennant number:  FY.2579. Fitted with hydrophones.
June 1919
Bought by John Wintingham Smethurst, Grimsby. Registered as GY.353.
1919
Returned to owners.
August 1919
Registered to William Johnston, Grimsby.
August 1924
Sold to Newport Mon. Steam Trawling.
July 1925
Renamed Lord Palmerston.
August 1928
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1929
Sold to Vereenigde Steenkolenhandel, Ymuiden. Renamed Ewald and registered as IJM.48.
June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number:  FY.1733.
1945
Returned to owners.
Fate: Not known.
GY.354 Peken.
Aracari
Built: 1907. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 159. Launched: Thursday 7th November 1907. Completed: 1907. Registered: Thursday 6th February 1908. Gross Tons: 245. Nett Tons: 113. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 76 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 127824. Original owners: Cleethorpes Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby. Laid down as Seagull.
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 514.
1919
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 16th April 1918
Sold to Walter H. Beeley, Grimsby.
Tuesday 21st May 1918
Sold to Ernest Taylor, Grimsby.
Monday 7th July 1919
Bought by Taylor & Ashworth, Fleetwood.
1920
To Talbot Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.218.
1926
Sold to R. W. Lewis, Aberdeen. Registered as A.155.
1932
Bought by Mrs M. Laycock, Milford haven. Registered as M.101.
1932
Bought by Pettit & Younds, Milford haven.
1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper.
1940
Returned to owners
1943
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a fuel carrier. Y7.2.
Fate: Ran aground on Filicudi Island, north of Sicily on Sunday 3rd October 1943. Declared a total loss.

Margaret Rose/Marguerite Rose
Built: 1931. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1100. Launched: Thursday 5th February 1931. Completed: 1931. Registered: March 1931. Gross Tons: 409. Nett Tons: 149. Length: 144.6 feet. Beam: 25.6 feet. Draught: 13.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 82 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 161009. Original Owners: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1933
Sold to owners in France an renamed Marguerite Rose.
Fate: Not known.
GY.356 Orizaba.
Albion
Built: 1891. Builders: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 342. Launched: Thursday 7th May 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: July 1891. Gross Tons: 133. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 96.3 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99171.
Original Owners: Built for the Albion Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Friday 1st January 1892.

Caledonia/Delfinen/Casoria
Built: 1897. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 416. Completed: 1897. Registered: July 1897. Gross Tons: 191. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 109.3 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Draught: 11.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 49 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 108476. Original Owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
January 1909
To Denmark where she was renamed Delfinen.
July 1910
Back to the Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and renamed Casoria, GY.567.
April 1918
Sold to John L. Green, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by mine about 25 miles from Flamborough on Thursday 26th February 1920.

Athenian
Built: 1919. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 365. Launched: Thursday 17th April 1919. Completed: 1919. Registered: June 1919. Gross Tons: 218. Nett Tons: 97. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Engines: Made by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 67 HP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 140789. Original Owners: Onward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 25th November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.757.
June 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper.
March 1944
Converted to an Esso (fuel carrier). Pennant number: Y7.1.
August 1946
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 5th November 1946
The vessel was in collision with the Serapion, GY.1154, in the North Sea 6 miles off the River Humber. The Serapion sank following the collision.
Tuesday 4th October 1960
The Zefyr, GY.351, sank in the North Sea 47 miles east north east of Spurn Point following a collision with the Athenian.
1964
Sold for scrapping to the Scrapping Co S.R.L, Brussels.
Fate: Arrived at Antwerp for breaking up on Saturday 7th November 1964. She was the last coal burning steam trawler in service.
Oropesa/ Oropesa II /Our Alf/ Estrella Do Mar/Dusk/Akbari
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 620. Launched: Sunday 8th November 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: October 1914.  Gross Tons: 324. Nett Tons: 171. Length: 140.2 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 137011
Original owners:
Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  711.
June 1915
Renamed Oropesa II.
1919
Returned to owners.
September 1922
Renamed Our Alf.
April 1924
Sold to Portuguese owners. Renamed Estrella Do Mar.
1940
Bought by the Royal Navy. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Pennant number:  FY.1916.
1942
Converted to a Minesweeper and renamed Dusk.
1946
Sold to unknown owners and renamed Akbari.
Fate: Not known.

Bradman/Friese
Built: 1936. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1167. Launched: Saturday 31st October 1936. Completed: 1937. Registered: January 1937.  Gross Tons: 452. Nett Tons: 190. Length: 161.8 feet. Beam: 27.1 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 88 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Official Number: 164420
Original owners:
Bunch Steam Fishing Co., Ltd, Grimsby.
1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an anti submarine vessel. Armament: 1 x 4 inch gun. Pennant number:  FY.189. Joined the 22nd Anti Submarine Group.
April 1940
Took part in the Norwegian Campaign.
Fate: Sunk by aircraft off Norway Coast whilst on Admiralty service, Thursday 25th April 1940. The Germans succeeded in salving her and returned her to service as the Friese.
GY.360 Rialto.
GY.361 Great Admiral. Novelli.
GY.363 Nylghau.
GY.364 Chikara.
Venosta.
Please see GY.1098 entry for details.

Lady Elsa/Etruria
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 551. Launched: Saturday 26th July 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: Sunday 24th August 1930. Gross Tons: 373. Nett Tons: 186. Length: 143.5 feet. Beam: 24.7 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 80 feet. Forecastle: 33 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 162195. Original Owners: Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.287.
Friday 5th March 1937
Sold to the Great Grimsby and East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Etruria and registered as GY.365.
1939
Lengthened to 159.2 feet (373 gross tons) by Smiths Dock, South Bank, Middlesbrough.
Monday 18th December 1939
Damaged by German aircraft bombs 20 miles south-east of Duncansby Head, Scotland.
Friday 31st May 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel and, in 1941, a boom defence vessel No Z.187. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun Admiralty number: FY.617.
1946
Returned to owners.
1953
Sold for scrap to B. J. Nijkirk S/A, Belgium for £2,425.
Fate: Left Grimsby on Friday 7th May 1954 bound for Antwerp for breaking up.
Ceylon
Built: 1891. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 47. Launched: Tuesday 23rd June 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: August 1891. Gross Tons: 146. Nett Tons: 70. Length: 97.1 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 99175. Original Owners: Thomas C. Moss, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Sunday 6th September 1914.

Feugh/Berenga/Springleigh/Lydstep
Built: 1916. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 725. Launched: Tuesday 18th July 1916. Completed: 1917. Registered: November 1925 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 227. Nett Tons: 87. Length: 121.2 feet. Beam: 22.2 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Engines: R. W. Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen. Boiler by Riley Bros, Southbank on Tees. 80 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 139782. Original Owners: Richard W. Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen. Registered as A.706.
June 1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1278.
1919
Returned to owners.
1919
Sold to the Derby Steam Trawing Co. Ltd, Fleetwood.
1922
Bought by the Godby Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. Fleetwood. Registered as FD.403.
October 1924
Bought by H.O.M. Lees, Granton. Registered as GN.34.
November 1925
Sold to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. Grimsby. Registered as GY.366.
November 1927
Bought by Trawlers (White Sea & Grimsby), Grimsby.
December 1927
Renamed as Berenga.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.774.
January 1942
Sold to Trawlers (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby. June 1942
Converted to a Boom Defence Vessel.
September 1945
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 19th December 1945
Bought by United Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven. Renamed Springleigh and registered as M.192.
Wednesday 17th October 1951
Sold to Atlantic Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven.
1952
Bought by J. C. Llewellyn (Trawlers) Ltd, Docks, Milford Haven. Renamed Lydstep.
1953
Sold to South Western Trawlers Ltd, Milford Haven.
Fate: Scrapped in 1958.
Earl Lennox/Erling
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 306. Launched: Tuesday 25th August 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: Tuesday 24th November 1914. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Depth: 12.7 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 75 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 137014.
Original owners: Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1915
Sold to the Strand Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  FY.1441.
Unknown date
Renamed Erling (TN.258) then later Earl Lennox.
Fate: Sank by a mine in Sound of Islay on Tuesday 23rd October 1917.

Ingolfur Arnarson/ Royndin/Daily Telegraph/ La Vierge Aux Roses/Jun
Built: 1919. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 736. Launched: Saturday 8th November 1919. Completed: 1920. Registered: May 1931 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 328. Nett Tons: 116. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Depth: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 80 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 161010.
Original owners Built as Ingolfur Arnarson for J. Johannsson, Iceland.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in the Færoes and renamed Royndin.
May 1931
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries, Grimsby renamed Daily Telegraph and registered as GY.367.
September 1933
Sold to owners in France and renamed La Vierge Aux Roses.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Iceland and renamed Juni.
Fate: Scrapped in 1949.

Leam/Belldock GY.367
Built: 1916. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 658. Launched: Saturday 23rd December 1916. Completed: January 1917. Registered: January 1941 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 236. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 117.4 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Depth: 13.1 feet. Official Number: 139214.
Original owners: Wyre Steam Trawling Co Ltd (Ward & Son), Fleetwood as Leam.
Unknown Date
Sold to owners in North Shields and renamed Belldock.
January 1941
Bought by the Crampin Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.367.
Fate: Ran aground at the Shetland Isles on Monday 16th November 1953.
GY.368 Lyndale/Xanthosia. Lord Knollys/Reggio.
New Crown
Built: 1908. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1908. Registered: April 1908. Gross Tons: 238. Nett Tons: 123. Length: 135 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Official Number: 127829. Original Owners: Crown Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1915
To owners in France.
Fate: Not known.

Lady Enid/Curtana
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 534. Launched: Wednesday 20th November 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: Friday 20th December 1929. Gross Tons: 354. Nett Tons: 149. Length: 140.2 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 160873. Original Owners: Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull, as Lady Enid, H.172.
Thursday 4th March 1937
Sold to the Loyal Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.369.
June 1937
Renamed Curtana.
Thursday 31st August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun Admiralty number: FY.674.
Wednesday 8th May 1946
Returned to owners.
Friday 21st August 1953
Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Hull, who bought her from the Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby for £9,000.
Monday 31st August 1953
The vessel was laid up in Alexandra Dock, Grimsby.
Thursday 1st April 1954
Sold for scrap to J. W. Draper & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped on the slipway at Grimsby in August 1955.

King Canute.
Please see GY.1124 entry for details.
Cambria
Built: 1891. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 71. Launched: Saturday 27th June 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: Thursday 20th August 1891. Gross Tons: 147. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 101.3 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 50 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 99178.Original owners: Sir Henry Bennett, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since the 17th November 1893. Posted as missing, lost with all hands.

Aralia
Built: 1899. Builders: Schofield, Hagerup & Doughty Ltd, Grimsby. Yard No: 16. Launched: Monday 27th March 1899. Completed: 1899. Registered: August 1899. Gross Tons: 229. Nett Tons: 113. Length: 121.5 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: 59 HP. Official Number: 110899. Call Sign: RGST. Original owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. December 1910
Sold to Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners
Fate: Ran aground near Duncansby Head on Thursday 29th March 1923.

Bonby
Built: 1946. Completed: 1946. Registered: November 1946. Gross Tons: 123. Nett Tons: 40. Length: 92.9 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 9.9 feet. Official Number: 166652. Original owners: Shire Trawlers, Grimsby.
April 1950
Sold to Northern Trawlers, Grimsby.
November 1951
Bought by owners in Lowestoft.
Fate: Not known.
GY.372 Lemberg. Lady Rachael/Solomon.
GY.373 Revello.
Briton
Built: 1891. Builders: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Cleveland Yard, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 343. Launched: Monday 8th June 1891.Completed: August 1891. Registered: August 1891. Gross Tons: 134. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 96.3 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99179. Call sign: MJPV.
Original owners: Great Grimsby Albion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1915
Sold to E. D. Baxter & A. W. Green, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by U-boat gunfire about 18 miles off Flamborough head on Sunday 24th September 1916.

Wattignies/ Rois Des Caures/Honora
Built: 1919. Builders: ?, USA. Registered: December 1925 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 394. Nett Tons: 154. Length: 140.8 feet. Beam: 25.2 feet. Depth: 13.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 79 feet. Forecastle: 26 feet. Official Number: 146898.
Original owners: Built as Wattignies for owners in France.
Unknown date
Renamed as Rois Des Caures.
December 1925
Bought by F. Parkes, Grimsby, renamed Honora and registered as GY.374.
Fate: Scrapping commenced at Boom on Thursday 1st December 1960.

Lady Rosemary/Dalmatia/Westhawk
Built: 1928. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 496. Launched: Saturday 19th May 1928.Completed: 1928. Registered: Saturday 7th July 1928. Gross Tons: 360. Nett Tons: 142. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Depth: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 160113.
Original owners: Built for Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.442. 
Thursday 4th March 1937
Bought by the Great Grimsby & East Coast, Grimsby. Renamed Dalmatia and registered as GY.374.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Pennant number:  FY.844.
1946
Returned to owners.
1946
Sold to the Manor Steamship Co Ltd, Milford Haven. Registered as M.140. 
Wednesday 24th April 1946
Bought by J. C. Llewellin, Milford Haven. Renamed Westhawk and registered as H.474. Under the management of the St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co, Hull.
Wednesday 20th September 1950
Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Hull.
1952
Sold for scrapping.
Fate: Arrived at J. J. King & Co Ltd, Gateshead, on Saturday 25th November 1952 to be broken up.
Fitzroy
Built: 1891. Builders: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 347. Launched: Wednesday 8th July 1891. Completed: August 1891. Registered: June 1891. Gross Tons: 132. Nett Tons: 50. Length: 96.5 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99180. Original Owners: Ellis & Johnson, Grimsby.
October 1914
Sold to T. Sowerby, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Monday 29th November 1915.

Lady Eleanor/Equerry
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 520. Launched: Saturday 11th May 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: Saturday 8th June 1929. Gross Tons: 369. Nett Tons: 179. Length: 156.6 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 36 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 10.8 knots. Official Number: 160836. Original Owners: Built as Lady Eleanor for Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.50.
Friday 12th March 1937
Sold to the Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby. Renamed Equerry and registered as GY.375.
1939
Lenghtened at Smiths Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.668.
1943
Attached to the 34th Minesweeper Group based at Grimsby.
October 1945
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 28th April 1948
A Norwegian gunboat arrested the Equerry for alleged illegal fishing and took her into Kirkwall where she was fined £1,000.
Fate: Scrapped on the Tyne by C. W. Dorkin & Co Ltd in September 1957.
Longset
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 613. Launched: Monday 7th September 1914. Completed: 1914. Registered: November 1914. Gross Tons: 275. Nett Tons: 147. Length: 130.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 137013. Original Owners: Lindsey Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1503.
Fate: Sunk by a mine off Wells Point on Tuesday 6th February 1917.

Admiral Startin
Built: 1920. Builders: Lea Shipbuilding, London. Completed: 1920. Registered: January 1926 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 96. Nett Tons: 41. Length: 86.2 feet. Beam: 18.6 feet. Draught: 9.3 feet. Official Number: 145559. Original Owners: Built as Whitecloud, an Admiralty steel Drifter.
January 1926
Bought by S. Chapman, Grimsby, registered as GY.376 and renamed Admiral Startin.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Leith and registered as LH.304.
April 1926
Sold to owners in Banff who renamed her Fisher Lad. Registered as BF.204.
1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel.
1945
Returned to owners.
Fate: Not known.

Lady Margot/Sicyon
Built: 1929. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 535. Launched: Wednesday 20th November 1929. Completed: 1929. Registered: Friday 20th December 1929. Gross Tons: 344. Nett Tons: 155. Length: 140.2 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles. D. Holmes. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 160875. Original Owners: Built as Lady Margot, H.188, for Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
Tuesday 23rd March 1937
Sold to the Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.376.
June 1937
Renamed Sicyon.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Royal Navy as a minesweeper. Admiralty number: FY.669.
Saturday 13th July 1946
Returned to owners.
Friday 21st August 1953
Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Hull, who bought her for £9,000.
Monday 31st August 1953
The vessel was laid up in Alexandra Dock, Grimsby.
Thursday 1st April 1954
Sold for scrap to J. W. Draper & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped on the slipway at Grimsby.
GY.377 Sando. Visenda.
Eagle/Inie/Irelands Eye
Built: 1891. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 48. Launched: Thursday 25th June 1891.Completed: 1891. Registered: September 1891. Gross Tons: 146. Nett Tons: 70. Length: 97.1 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 99181.
Original owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
January 1903
Bought by Henry Lewis Taylor, Grimsby.
November 1923
To owners in Holland who renamed her Inie.
Unknown date
To owners in Dublin where she became Irelands Eye. Registered as  GY.441
1943
Bought by the Loyal Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1945
Sold to owners in Lowestoft.
Fate: Scrapped in 1950.

Blakkur/Rinovia
Built: 1931. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 566. Launched: Thursday 27th August 1931. Completed: 1931. Registered: Tuesday 6th October 1931. Gross Tons: 429. Nett Tons: 189. Length: 157.3 feet. Beam: 25.1 feet. Depth: 14.1 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Speed: Official Number: 162861.
Original owners: Rinovia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1938
Renamed Rinovia.
Saturday 10th December 1938
The trawler ran aground in the Orkneys, becoming stranded on the island of Ruskholm in the Westray Firth. All the crew were rescued.
Thursday 31st August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper.
September 1940
Grounded at Dartmouth and re-floated.
Fate: Sunk by a mine off Falmouth Bay approximately 2 miles from St. Anthony Light on Saturday 2nd November 1940.
GY.379 Restless. Garnet.
GY.380 Reporto.
GY.381 Wamba. Kuvera. Sisapon.
GY.382 Resolute.
Lark
Built: 1891. Builders: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 346. Launched: Wednesday 8th July 1891. Completed: September 1891. Registered: September 1891. Gross Tons: 133. Nett Tons: 48. Length: 96.5 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Official Number: 99184. Original Owners: The Pioneer Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1907
Sold to Moody & Kelly, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.120. The sale provided Fleetwood with the ports first steam trawler.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Rangoon.
Fate: Scrapped in 1936.

Acantha
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 356. Launched: Tuesday 28th November 1905. Completed: 1906. Registered: December 1914. Gross Tons: 322. Nett Tons: 170. Length: 140 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 12.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 137015. Original Owners: Equitable Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Torpedoed by U-Boat about 25 miles from Longstone on Monday 5th April 1915.

Jacinth
Built: 1913. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 584. Launched: Saturday 29th November 1913. Completed: 1914. Registered: March 1926 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 248. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 121.9 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 136181. Original Owners: Kingston Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Hull.
March 1926
Sold to the Bunch Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby and registered as GY.383.
December 1928
Bought by owners in Edinburgh.
February 1936
Sold to owners in Granton where she was renamed Inverforth.
Fate: Not known.

Valafell
Built: 1943. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1259. Launched: Friday 10th December 1943. Completed: 1943. Registered: November 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 380. Nett Tons: 142. Length: 147.8 feet. Beam: 25.1 feet. Draught: 13.2. Quarterdeck: 81 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. Official Number: 166654. Original Owners: Built as the Fish Class Trawler Bream for the Admiralty. Ordered: Friday 17th April 1942. Laid down: Thursday 10th December 1942. Admiralty number: T.306. Completed as an Anti Submarine Vessel. Employed on Russian convoy duties.
November 1946
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd and renamed Valafell.
Monday 12th May 1952
The Valafell, which had been fishing four miles north-east of Vaida Bay on the north Russian coast, was approached by two Russian naval vessels in the early hours and boarded by armed sailors. Later in the morning the Valafell was seen being escorted towards the nearest port.
Tuesday 13th May 1952
No communication had been received from either the Valafell or the Russian authorities, which prompted the Home Office to be try to find out what had happened to the trawler and her crew.
Thursday 22nd May 1952
A very brief telegram, received by the vessel's owners, stated that the trawler was now back at sea having being released by the Russians. The vessel had been fined just £27 for fishing inside Russia's three-mile limit. Although the offence had been protested, it later came to light that British and Russian charts were different and this difference had put the Valafell just 300 yards inside the limit.
There was still one more problem to overcome though, that of the trawlers catch which had spoiled whilst she had been under arrest. Skipper Jimmy Hobson decided to put into Honningsvaag, Norway, to sell it for fish meal. The vessel would then re-provision and resume fishing. Five of the crew refused to sail though and when the Police were called to the trawler, were arrested. Not to be deterred, skipper Hobson took on five Norwegian fishermen to replace them and these men were still on the vessel when she finally returned to Grimsby on Monday 16th June - seven weeks after she had left on Wednesday 23rd April.
Monday June 16th 1952
The final irony on the remarkable trip came when the Valafell docked for midnight landing after being held in the river for 36 hours due to a labour shortage.
Tuesday 27th January 1959
The Valafell left Grimsby bound for the Iceland fishing grounds.
Saturday 31st January 1959
The radar set on the vessel started to malfunction.
Sunday 1st February 1959
Whilst towing her gear, the Icelandic gunboat Thor appeared and her captain told Valafell that she was inside the four-mile limit. The British destroyer HMS Corunna came up astern of the Thor asking both ships to wait for HMS Agincourt to arrive as she had the senior officer on board. The Valafell dropped a buoy to mark her position and for the next four days remained close to it.
Tuesday 3rd February 1959
Iceland claimed that the Valafelll had been four-fifths of a mile inside the four mile limit.
Thursday 5th February 1959
Acting on instructions from her owners, the Valafell, in company with the Thor and HMS Agincourt went into Seydisfjord, Iceland. On arrival, the Icelandic vessel went alongside the jetty but the Valafell and HMS Agincourt anchored in the fjord for two days. Joint Managing Director of Consolidated Fisheries, Mr. H. J. Cole, said that the company had ordered the trawler to go alongside as there was ‘no information which could lead us to believe that she was outside the limits. It was a very difficult decision to make’.
Friday 6th February 1959
The secretary of the British Embassy in Reykajavik, Mr. Brian Holt, went to Seydisfjord along with an Icelandic Justice ministry official.
Saturday 7th February 1959
The Valafell sailed tonight with her mate, L. Potterton, in charge. Her original skipper, Robert Pretious, had been admitted to hospital suffering from nervous strain and stomach troubles. The Icelandic court had fined the skipper £1,629 and ordered her gear (valued at £1,562) and catch to be confiscated and all court costs to be paid (£1,650). Speaking about the fine, Mr. H. J. Cole said that the Icelanders had been ‘very fair. The penalties show that they have not tried to be vindictive’.
Wednesday 18th February 1959
The Valafell returned to Grimsby today.
Friday 20th February 1959
The skipper of the Valafell returned to Grimsby today and protested his innocence. “How could I have got inside (the limits) when I was towing parallel with the land with the wind and tide setting me off the land? I still cannot see” He was, however, full of praise for the treatment he had received in Iceland. “I cannot make the slightest complaint, not an unkind word or look”.
October 1959
The Skipper of the Valafell, Robert Pretious, had his fine increased to 100,000 kroner (approx £2,143) by the Icelandic Supreme Court for fishing inside the limits in February.
Fate: Scrapped in June 1961.
GY.384 Median. Triton.
GY.385 Premier. Walpole.
GY.386 Varonil. Weymouth. Leeds United.
GY.387 Manx King. St Clair.
Linnet
Built: 1891. Builders: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 348. Launched: Tuesday 4th August 1891. Completed: September 1891. Registered: September 1891. Gross Tons: 135. Nett Tons: 50. Length: 96.5 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99185. Original owners: Pioneer Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1910
Bought by owners in North Shields.
March 1913
Bought by owners in South Shields.
December 1916
Sold to W. H. Beeley and registered as GY.999.
August 1917
Bought by the Overseas Steam Fishing Co.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1932.

Arctic Prince
Built: 1915. Builders: J. T. Eltringham & Co Ltd, Willington Quay, North Shields. Yard No: 312. Launched: Monday 15th February 1915. Completed: March 1915. Registered: March 1926 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 194. Nett Tons: 86. Length: 115.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.9 feet. Official Number: 137367. Original owners: Prince Steam Fishing Co Ltd (R. Irvin), North Shields.
March 1926
Sold to Thomas, Charles & Fred Moss Ltd, Fish Dock Road, Grimsby and registered as GY.388.
April 1926
Renamed as Clifton.
Fate: Scrapped in March 1954.
GY.389 Taipo.
Fittonia
Built: 1891. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 49. Launched: Sunday 20th September 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: September 1891. Gross Tons: 146. Nett Tons: 70. Length: 97.2 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 99186. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by mine about 27 miles off Spurn on the morning of Wednesday 2nd September 1914.
On Wednesday 2nd September, the Grimsby News reported that:
"The crew were keeping a vigilant look-out, they saw one mine and by a skilful turn avoided it, but a moment later they struck another. A column of water shot up thirty feet near the stern and a moment after the vessel sank leaving only two of the crew alive. The two survivors were rescued by the steamer Barbara of Hartlepool."

Somersby/Herbar
Built: 1918. Builders: ????, Ontario, Canada. Completed: 1918. Registered: September 1926 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 271. Nett Tons: 124. Length: 125.7 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Official Number: 146900. Original Owners: Built as a Canadian Castle Class trawler for the Canadian Navy.
September 1926
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries and registered as GY.390
May 1937
Registered to London owners.
September 1938
No longer fishing.
Unknown date
Sold to Spanish owners who renamed her Herbar.
Fate: Not known.

Matthew Flynn/Admiral Marquer/Daily Herald/Commiles
Built: 1918. Builders: Hepple & Co, South Shields. Completed: 1918. Registered: November 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 276. Nett Tons: 108. Length: 125.6 feet. Beam: 23.4 feet. Draught: 12.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 143943. Original Owners: Built as Castle Class trawler Matthew Flynn for the Admiralty.
Unknown date
Sold to French owners and renamed Admiral Marquer.
Unknown date
Bought by the Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood, renamed Daily Herald, and registered as FD.101.
Unknown date
Sold to T. L. Devlin, Granton and renamed Commiles.
November 1946
Bought by Shire Trawlers Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.390.
November 1948
Sold to owners in Fleetwood and registered as FD.285.
Fate: Not known.
GY.391 Lynbrook/Jonquil. Ocean Eddy.
Canadian
Built: 1891. Builders: Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 349. Launched: Monday 31st August 1891. Completed: October 1891. Registered: October 1891. Gross Tons: 134. Nett Tons: 48. Length: 96.5 feet. Beam: 20.3 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99188. Original Owners: Great Grimsby Albion Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by collision approximately 80 miles from Spurn on Friday 13th June 1902.

Lord Selborne/Cynthia.
Please see GY.305 entry for details.
GY.393 Ayrshire. Lord Scarborough. Malaga. Ugiebank.
GY.394 Rex. Lord Strathmore. Strathairlie.
GY.395 Lord Shrewsbury. Lifeguard.
GY.396 Man-o-War.
Ameer
Built: 1908. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, North Shields. Yard No: 812. Launched: Thursday 8th October 1908. Completed: November 1908. Registered: November 1908. Gross Tons: 216. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 117.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 127836. Call Sign: HNKB. Original owners: Ernest Sleight, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 38.
Fate: Sank by mine off Felixstowe on Saturday 18th March 1916 whilst on Admiralty service.

TR 23/Fontenay
Built: 1917. Builders: Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada. Completed: August 1917. Registered: September 1926 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 271. Nett Tons: 123. Length: 125.7 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Official Number: 146902. Original owners: Built as TR 23 for the Royal Canadian Navy.
September 1926
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries, Grimsby. Renamed Fontenay and registered as GY.397.
October 1926
To French ownership where she became Marie Evelyne.
Fate: Not known.

Scottish
Built: 1937. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1032. Launched: Wednesday 14th April 1937. Completed: May 1937. Registered: May 1937. Gross Tons: 558. Nett Tons: 222. Length: 173.6 feet. Beam: 28.6 feet. Draught: 15 feet. Quarterdeck: 87 feet. Forecastle: 32 feet. Official Number: 164426. Original owners: Vinur Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1942
Sold to the Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. Renamed Kingston Pearl and registered as H.542.
1958
Bought by Robins Trawlers Ltd, Hull and renamed Daystar.
1964
To Fleetwood.
Fate: Scrapped in 1964.
Berkshire
Built: 1897. Builders: Edwards Bros., North Shields. Yard No: 569. Launched: Friday 27th August 1897. Completed: November 1897. Registered: October 1898. Gross Tons: 133. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 96 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 108479.
Original owners: North Lincolnshire Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Admiralty number: 995.
Fate: Sank by collision off Red Bay whilst on Admiralty service on Saturday 15th May 1915.

Marie Evelyne/Marie Roselyne
Built: 1917. Gross Tons: 272. Nett Tons: 124. Length: 125.7 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Official Number: 146903.
Original owners: Built as a Canadian Castle Class vessel, Canada.
September 1926
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries and registered as GY.398.
October 1926
Sold to owners in France who renamed her Marie Roselyne.
Fate: Not known.

Le Tiger/Regal/Othello
Built: 1937. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1180. Launched: Saturday 27th February 1937. Completed: 1937. Registered: April 1937. Gross Tons: 516. Nett Tons: 285. Length: 173.2 feet. Beam: 28.6 feet. Draught: 14.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 89 feet. Forecastle: 37 feet. Engines: 156 HP. Official Number: 164424.
Original owners: Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1939
Bought by the Admiralty for use as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Armament: 1 x 4 inch gun. Pennant number: FY.243.
1940
Employed on escort duties in home waters.
Thursday 24th October 1940
Rescued survivors from the trawler Amethyst in the Thames Estuary after the vessel had struck a mine.
March 1942
Loaned to the US Navy, together with her crew, for anti-submarine duties. Employed on convoy escorts on the East Coast of America.
Friday 3rd July 1942
Sank the German submarine U-215 off  New York.
October 1942
Returned to the Royal Navy and resumed convoy escort duties.
February 1943
Transferred to the South Africa Station and was employed on convoy escorts around the South African coast for the remainder of the war.
1945
Decommissioned and placed on the Disposal list.
July 1946
Acquired by the Hull Ice Co.
November 1946
Sold to the Loyal Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1947
Renamed Regal.
September 1948
Bought by owners in Hull and renamed Othello.
Fate: Scrapped in 1963.

Ross Tiger/Cam Tiger/Ross Tiger.
Built: 1956. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1416. Launched: Saturday 22nd September 1956. Completed: 1956. Registered: February 1957. Gross Tons: 355. Nett Tons: 127. Length: 127.5 feet. Beam: 26.5 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 184953.
Original owners: Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd (Ross Trawlers subsidiary), Grimsby.
February 1957
Registered to Derwent Trawlers Ltd (Ross Trawlers subsidiary), Grimsby.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1959
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd (Ross Trawlers subsidiary), Grimsby.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight (Ross Trawlers subsidiary), Grimsby.
November 1969
Registered to British United Trawlers, Grimsby.
March 1979
Registered to George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Friday 25th January 1985
Sold to Cam Shipping for use as an ORSV. Renamed Cam Tiger
July 1992.
Bought by the Grimsby Council, for £1.00, for use as a floating exhibition at the National Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby.
Fate: Still in use as a floating exhibition at the National Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby.
GY.399 Rolulo. Norrard .
GY.400 Rapio. Le Royal.
Assyrian
Built: 1908. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 426. Launched: Wednesday 5th August 1908. Completed: 1908. Registered: March 1909. Gross Tons: 256. Nett Tons: 107. Length: 127 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 127837. Original owners: Great Central Co-op Engineering Co, Grimsby.
April 1909
Purchased by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper and renamed Spider. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 54. Employed on Minesweeper experiments at Portland.
1914
Based at Portsmouth as a Minesweeper Training Ship for Fishery Reserve crews.
Fate: Wrecked at Lowestoft on the 24th November 1914.

Lord Stanhope
Please see GY.852 entry for details.

Lynx II
Please see GY.133 entry for details.
GY.402 Gardenia. John Stephen.
GY.403 Dane.
GY.405 Regina. Lord Collingwood. Jaboo II. Else Rykens.
GY.406 Dominican. Goeland II.
GY.408 John Bull. Gloria. Fintray.
GY.409 Claudius. James Mansell.
Britannia/ Britannia II
Built: 1891. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1891. Registered: November 1891. Gross Tons: 138. Nett Tons: 58. Length: 96.7 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 99194. Call sign: MKDP.
Original owners: Meadows Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
November 1903
Bought by Alfred Bannister, Grimsby.
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Stores/Water Carrier.
May 1915
Renamed Britannia III.
September 1915
Returned to owners.
January 1916
Sold to a Grimsby group of owners.
Fate: Captured and sunk by U-boat gunfire 40 miles off Spurn on Saturday 23rd September 1916.

Boston Comet/Rupert Brand IV
Built: 1957. Builders: T. Michison, Newcastle. Completed: 1957. Registered: August 1957. Gross Tons: 249. Nett Tons: 78. Length: 113.3 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Depth: 12.5 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Official Number: 181386.
Original owners: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co.
April 1959
To Canada where she was renamed Rupert Brand IV.
Fate: Not known.
GY.411 Europe. Orontes. Nacre.
GY.412 Ocean Victor.
GY.415 Utopia. Taipo. Paul Rykens.
GY.417 Ebeneezer. Ocean Fisher. Dane.
GY.419 Syrian.
GY.420 Umbria. Penguin. John Erik/Cedric.
GY.421 Kymric. Fighter/Compton. Boston Vanguard.
GY.422 Mareham/Coventry City.
GY.424 River Doon.
GY.425 Dovey.
GY.426 Exeter. Daneman.
GY.427 Northern Sky.
Falmouth/Falmouth II
Built: 1897. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 161. Launched: Wednesday 1st September 1897. Completed: October 1897. Registered: October 1897. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 51. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 10, 16, 27 in x 20 in, 45 rhp by Muir & Houston, Glasgow. 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb working pressure. Official Number: 108483. Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
Wednesday 27th October 1897
Arrived in Grimsby from the builders yard.
Wednesday 8th December 1897
A breakdown in the engine room meant the early return to Grimsby this morning.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
December 1914
Requistioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 769.
February 1915
Renamed as Falmouth II.
1919
Returned to owners.
1922
The vessel underwent a Lloyds survey at Lowestoft.
January 1925
Moved to Lowestoft. October 1928
Surveyed at Lowestoft.
1945
Returned to Grimsby and acquired by Standard Steam Fishing and re-registered as GY 25.
Fate: Lost on Thursday 12th April 1945 after striking a mine and sinking 6 miles ENE of No 62F Buoy, off the River Humber.

Aston Villa
Built: 1937. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1029. Launched: Tuesday 8th June 1937. Completed: September 1937. Registered: September 1937. Gross Tons: 546. Nett Tons: 196. Length: 173.6 feet. Beam: 28.6 feet. Draught: 15 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 33 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Official Number: 164431. Call sign: GBBT. Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Built at a cost of £29,352.
Thursday 3rd June 1937
It was reported that work on the building of the vessel had been halted because of a delay in the delivery of the boilers for the vessel. This was also due to the pressure of work on armaments for the nation.
Wednesday 9th June 1937
The name of Aston Villa was secured today for the new vessel.
Tuesday 15th June 1937
The Port Registration number GY.428 was allocated to the Aston Villa.
Friday 3rd September 1937
After completing a successful trial trip, the trawler proceeded to Grimsby.
Saturday 4th September 1937
The Aston Villa was delivered from the builders yard this morning at 4.35 but hit the Middle pier as she entered the dock. Damage to the pier was set at £3 16s 6d.
Tuesday 7th September 1937
The new trawler sailed on her maiden voyage to Bear Island.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine vessel. Armament: 1x4-inch gun. Pennant number: FY.261. Joined the 16th A/S Strike Force as the Group Leader. Based at Aberdeen for operations taking place around Northern Scotland.
Thursday 23rd November 1939
Arriving at Blyth for her survey, the Aston Villa had her hull examined which was found to be in good condition as were her boilers. The survey report, however, showed 39 items that had to be examined and/or refitted. A satisfied engineer finally stamped the Aston Villa as cleared on Saturday 23rd February 1940.
Fate: Friday 3rd May 1940. Operating off the Norwegian coast, the Aston Villa came under fire from enemy aircraft and suffered heavy damage. Such was the extent of the damage that it was deemed inadvisable to attempt a North Sea crossing so the trawler was sunk by gun fire from our own forces.
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Son, Selby. Yard No: 622. Launched: Wednesday 21st October 1914. Completed: 1915. Registered: January 1915. Gross Tons: 322. Nett Tons: 171. Length: 140.2 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Depth: 12.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 137017.
Original owners: Equitable Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  FY.458.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Register closed in September 1922. Became Santa Anna, Spain.
Columbia
Built: 1891. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 44. Launched: Monday 2nd November 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: December 1891. Gross Tons: 155. Nett Tons: 57. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99662. Original Owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1912
To owners in Blyth.
Fate: Not known.

Median
Built: 1919. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 365A. Launched: Saturday 17th May 1919. Completed: 1919. Registered: Monday 21st July 1919. Gross Tons: 217. Nett Tons: 96. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 67 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 140792. Original Owners: Onward Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Saturday 25th November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
Thursday 8th February 1940
Returned to owners.
1962
Sold for scrap to Van Den Bossche & Co, Belgium.
Fate: Broken up at Boom, Belgium.
Asia
Built: 1891. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 68. Launched: November 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: September 1891. Gross Tons: 151. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 99663. Original owners: International Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1898
Sold to the North Eastern Steam Fishing Co.
June 1912
Bought by the Consolidated Whaling & Deep Sea Fishing Co.
August 1914
To South Africa.
Fate: Not known.

Northern Reward
Built: 1962. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 980. Launched: Tuesday 9th January 1962. Completed: 1962. Registered: Friday 20th July 1962. Gross Tons: 576. Nett Tons: 194. Length: 163.6 feet. Beam: 30 feet. Draught: 16.2 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: Mirrlees Bickerton & Day. 1400 BHP. Speed: 14 knots. Official Number: 303299. Original owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1971
Sold to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Sunday 1st February 1981
Bought by the Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft. Converted to an ORSV and renamed St. Elizabeth.
1995
Sold to Bristow Investments Ltd, Lowestoft.
1996
To Charford Shipping IV Ltd, Lowestoft.
1999
Sold to Bristow Investments Ltd, Lowestoft.
Fate: Not known.

GY.432 Tyrwhitt. City Of Aberdeen.
GY.433 Greenock. Green Howard.
GY.434 Lyric. Gunner.
GY.435 Dalmatia.
Built: 1914. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 616. Launched: Thursday 22nd October 1914. Completed: 1915. Registered: January 1915. Gross Tons: 321. Nett Tons: 139. Length: 130.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 137018. Original Owners: Crown Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 851.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1934
Sold to G. E. Moody, Grimsby.
September 1939
Purchased by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Pennant number: Z.150.
December 1939
To W. Moody, Grimsby.
Fate: Not known.
Romilly.
Please see GY.81 entry for details.
GY.438 Josephine/Ferret; Hatsuse/Dagon.
GY.439 Nandu.
Cepheus
Built: 1891. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 46. Launched: Tuesday 17th November 1891. Completed: 1891. Registered: January 1891. Gross Tons: 155. Nett Tons: 57. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99667. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co, Grimsby.
November 1915
Sold to G. Craig and others, Aberdeen. Registered as A.656.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Not known.

Northern Sun
Built: 1936. Builders: Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermunde, Germany. Yard No: 551. Completed: September 1936. Registered: December 1946 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 655. Nett Tons: 243. Length: 188.1 feet. Beam: 28.1 feet. Draught: 15.5 feet. Forecastle: 31 feet. Engines: Triple Expansion 3-cyl & LP turbine with DR gearing & hydraulic coupling. Deutsche Schiffs und Maschinenbau AG Seebeck, Wesermünde. Official Number: 165342. Call Sign: GYZB. Original Owners: MacLine Ltd, London (Leverhulme Ltd). Managed by Edward D. W. Lawford, Fleetwood, and registered as LO.161
1937
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, and transferred to Grimsby.
Friday 1st September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.4.18.
1942
Converted to an Anti Submarine Vessel.
1944
Took part in Operation Neptune, the Normandy landings.
Tuesday 23rd May 1944
Assigned to convoy escort duties both in British waters and across the Channel supporting the Normandy landings.
Wednesday 12th December 1945
Returned to owners.
December 1946
Registered as GY.440.
June 1948
Converted to an oil burner.
1966
Sold to Scrappingco S.r.l., Antwerp for scrapping.
Fate: Arrived at Antwerp for scrapping on Saturday 2nd July 1966.
Cerberus/Iena
Built: 1891. Builders: Cook, Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 47. Launched: Tuesday 1st December 1891. Completed: 1892. Registered: January 1892. Gross Tons: 155. Nett Tons: 57. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99668. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1913
To French ownership and renamed Iena
Fate: Not known.

Eagle/Inie/Irelands Eye.
Please see GY.378 entry for details.
GY.442 Halifax. Italia Caesar. Northern Duke.
GY.443 Pegasus.
GY.444 Fezenta.
GY.445 Perseus. St Keverne. Northern Chief. Samarian.
Africa Built: 1891. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 71. Launched: December 1891. Completed: 1892. Registered: February 1892. Gross Tons: 172. Nett Tons: 79. Length: 116.8 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99671. Original Owners: International Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Iceland on Monday 14th April 1902.

Earl Warwick/Clacton.
Please see GY.77 entry for details.
America
Built: 1892. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 72. Launched: Tuesday 2nd February 1892. Completed: 1892. Registered: March 1892. Gross Tons: 190. Nett Tons: 81. Length: 115.9 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99672. Original owners: International Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1898
Bought by the North Eastern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground near Wick on Friday 20th November 1914.

Drummer Boy.
Please see GY.964 entry for details.
GY.448 Hauken II. Isernia.
GY.449 Earl Granard/Castleton.
Ilfracombe.
This vessel has been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

El Capitan/Wellard
Built: 1937. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 626. Launched: Saturday 15th May 1937. Completed: Wednesday 28th July 1937. Registered: Wednesday 28th July 1937. Gross Tons: 514. Nett Tons: 280. Length: 173 feet. Beam: 28.6 feet. Draught: 14.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 89 feet. Forecastle: 37 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 135 NHP. Speed: 12.8 knots. Official Number: 164429. Call Sign: GZYP. Original Owners: Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1938
Sold to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and renamed Wellard.
August 1939
Bought by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Trawler. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Pennant number: FY.137. Joined the 21st Anti-Submarine Strike Group.
April/May 1940
Took part in the Norwegian Campaign.
Wednesday 25th February 1942
Loaned to the United States Navy (RN crewed) for North Atlantic anti-submarine work.
October 1942
Returned to the Royal Navy then transferred to the South African Station.
July 1946
Sold back to the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.300.
1961
Sold for scrap to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Ghent on Thursday 31st August 1961 for breaking up.
GY.451 Jedburgh.
GY.453 Kyoto.
Kilmarnock
Built: 1897. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 166. Launched: Friday 15th October 1897. Completed: December 1897. Registered: December 1897. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 51. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 108488.
Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co., Grimsby.
Tuesday 21st December 1897.
The Kilmarnock arrived in Grimsby from the builders yard.
Wednesday 22nd December 1897.
The Kilmarnock sailed on her maiden voyage.
April 1906.
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
Fate: Lost on Tuesday 22nd September 1914 after hitting a mine 31 miles East of Spurn Head. Six lives were lost.

Barnett/Blackfly
Built: 1937. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 641. Launched: Monday 26th July 1937.Completed: 1937. Registered: Wednesday 29th September 1937. Gross Tons: 483. Nett Tons: 202. Length: 166.2 feet. Beam: 28.1 feet. Depth: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 89 feet. Forecastle: 27 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 132 NHP. Speed: 12½ knots. Official Number: 164432.
Original owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1939
Sold to the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Pennant number:  FY.117. Renamed Blackfly. Joined the 12th Anti-Submarine Striking Force and used in Northern Waters.Based at Grimsby and Chatham.
April/May 1940
Took part in the Norwegian Campaign.
1942
Employed on Arctic Convoys.
1944
Transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet.
Monday 15th May 1944
HMT Blackfly, in company with HMS Kilmarnock, attacked and sank U-731 off Tangiers.
1945
Returned to the UK, paid off and placed on the disposal list.
March 1946
Sold back to Crampins, renamed Barnett and registered as GY.200.
November 1959 On her way to the fishing grounds, the trawler put into Aberdeen with an obstruction to her propeller.  Divers soon had the obstruction removed though and she was able to sail again the same day.
1960
Sold for scrapping, for £6,581, to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Arrived at Ghent for scrapping on Friday 30th September 1960.
GY.455 Lancaster. Welbeck.
Australia
Built: 1892. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 69. Launched: Monday 15th February 1892. Completed: 1892. Registered: April 1892. Gross Tons: 151. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 104.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 99673.
Original owners: International Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1898
Bought by the North Eastern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1912
Bought by the Consolidated Whaling & Deep Sea Fishing Co.
November 1914
Sold to owners in South Africa.
Fate: Ran aground near Wick on Friday 20th November 1914.

Blaefell
Built: 1941. Builders: Cochrane & Son, Selby. Yard No: 1239. Launched: Tuesday 7th October 1941. Completed: 1942. Gross Tons: 380. Nett Tons: 142. Length: 147.8 feet. Beam: 25.1 feet. Depth: 14 feet. Official Number: 166657.
Original owners: The Admiralty as Fish Class trawler Bonito.
Pennant Number: T 231.
27th February 1947.
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Blaefell and registered as GY.456.
Monday 22nd March 1954.
The trawler was fishing 18 miles WNW of Malariff, Iceland when at about 10pm, the chief engineer reported to skipper A.W. Bruce that the vessel had what he thought to be tube trouble. The engineer went in the middle furnace and discovered what wanted doing and reported back to the skipper who, knowing that a Northeast gale was imminent, decided to steam to Reykjavik to have the boiler repaired.
Tuesday 23rd March 1954.
Whilst entering Reykjavik harbour at 10am, the vessel was struck on the starboard bow by the small Icelandic coaster Armann. The incident was reported to the Icelandic agent but it was pointed out that no damage had been done to either vessel.
Wednesday 24th March 1954.
Repairs effectively carried out, the Blaefell left Reykjavik. The cost of repairs to the boiler amounted to £41-3s-2d.
Wednesday 21st April 1954.
Her trip over, the Blaefell entered Grimsby docks at 5pm and, as she was about 200 yards from the swing bridge, the skipper ordeed the engines to be put slow astern to take the way off the vessel. As he did so, there was a grinding sound from aft of the vessel so the engines were ordered to be stopped. Checking with the chief engineer, the skipper found everything in the engine room was okay. The skipper allowed the ship to drive with the breeze for two or three minutes then rang the engines on slow ahead and passed through the swing bridge cutting without further incident. The matter was reported to the owners who sent a diver down - at a cost of £11-15s-0d, but no damage was reported.
January 1955.
Sold to Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD 40.
Later sold to South Africa where she became Benjamin Gelcer.
Fate: Lost in 1967.
GY.457 Clixby. Rhodesian/Sando.
Canada
Built: 1892. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 70. Launched: Thursday 14th April 1892. Completed: 1892. Registered: May 1892. Gross Tons: 151. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 100.4 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99675. Original owners: International Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1912
Bought by British Columbia Fisheries Ltd, Canada.
1922
Sold to the Intemational Towing Co, a subsidiary of Gilkey Bros. Towing Co. of Anacortes for use as a tug.
Unknown Date
Bought by the the Dominion Tug & Barge Co, Vancouver.
Fate: Not known.

Jonathan Collins/St.Minver/Minesse
Built: 1919. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 245. Completed: 1919. Gross Tons: 323. Nett Tons: 131. Length: 138.5 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Engines: 87 HP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 144030. Original Owners: Built as Mersey Class trawler Jonathan Collins for the Admiralty but completed as St. Minver for Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull. Delivered on Wednesday 26th November 1919.
May 1928
Sold to the Bunch Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
May 1936
Bought by the Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: FY.725.
Unknown date
Purchased into the Royal Navy.
April 1944
Converted to an Esso.
May 1946
Sold to the Easton Trawling Co Ltd, Swansea. Renamed Minesse.
1948
Bought by East Fisheries (Irving & Johnson), Cape Town.
Fate: Scrapped at Cape Town in October 1963.
(My thanks go to Mark Stopper for the information on Jonathan Collins/St.Minver/Minesse)
GY.459 Friesland. Corcyra.
Mansfield
Built: 1897. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 168. Launched: Tuesday 14th December 1897. Completed: December 1897. Registered: January 1898. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 51. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 108490. Original Owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co.
1917
Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1921
Sold to Frederick Ballard in Aberdeen for £2,400 and registered as A.685.
1929
Sold to J. Ritchie and W. T. Davies, of Milford Haven, retaining her Aberdeen registration and fished out of the port with a local crew.
Fate: Foundered 20 miles from the Coningbeg Light Vessel off the coast of Ireland on Saturday 7th April 1934. Her crew was picked up by the trawler Peterborough HL.41, which was also owned in Milford Haven (though she was Hartlepool registered), and were landed in Milford.

Alsey
Built: 1932. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1109. Launched: Monday 31st October 1932. Completed: 1932. Registered: December 1932. Gross Tons: 416. Nett Tons: 197. Length: 166.5 feet. Beam: 25.1 feet. Draught: 14.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 83 feet. Forecastle: 38 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Official Number: 162866. Original owners: Rinovia Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1935
Sold to the Alsey Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minelayer. Pennant number: M.51.
1945
Based at Grimsby.
June 1945
Returned to owners.
Saturday 26th November 1960
Notice was given of the intention to change the vessel's name to Ross Archer.
December 1960
Renamed Ross Archer.
Fate: Scrapped in May 1963.
GY.461 Ulundi/Catalus/Equinox. Juliana.
GY.462 Sagittarius. Lord Birkenhead.
Rupert
Built: 1892. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 73. Launched: Tuesday 12th July 1892. Completed: 1892. Registered: August 1892. Gross Tons: 114. Nett Tons: 33. Length: 88 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Official Number: 99676. Original owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured and scuttled by U-boat 40 miles off the Tyne on Tuesday 6th February 1917.

William Westenburgh/Lord Talbot/Star of the Realm
Built: 1917. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 687. Launched: Tuesday 25th January 1917. Completed: 1917. Registered: May 1928 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 325. Nett Tons: 130. Length: 138.5 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: 87 HP. Official Number: 143929. Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as Non-Standard Mersey Class William Westenburgh. Completed as a Minesweeper. Armament: 2x12 pounder guns. Admiralty number: 3357.
1921
Bought by owners in Hull who renamed her as Lord Talbot.
May 1928
Sold to the Perihelion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.463.
January 1931
Sold to owners in Aberdeen and renamed Star of the Realm.
February 1933
Bought by the Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.475.
June 1934
Sold to the Malmata Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1940
Purchased by the Admiralty and converted to a Boom Defence Vessel. Pennant number: Z.105.
June 1946
Sold to mercantile.
Fate: Not known.

Nancy Hague/Kelvindale
Built: 1911. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 470. Completed: June 1911. Registered: March 1947 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 285. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 130.5 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 14.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 79 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 132406. Original owners: Built as Nancy Hague for the Clifton Steam Trawling Ltd, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.133.
March 1947
Bought by owners in Glasgow. Registered as GY.463 and renamed Kelvindale.
June 1947
Sold to owners in Aberdeen. Registered as A.371.
Fate: Not known.
GY.464 Romeo. Lincoln City.
Uxbridge.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
Seaward Ho/Attentive III/Seaward Ho/Guy Thorne/Winooka
Built: 1914. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 312. Launched: Thursday 19th November 1914. Completed: 1915. Registered: 1915. Gross Tons: 331. Nett Tons: 138. Length: 137.4 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 84 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 136247. Original Owners: Built as Seaward Ho for S. T. White & Co Ltd, Hull and registered as H.312.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. 1x7.5 inch Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number: 1512.
May 1918
Renamed Attentive III.
1919
Returned to owners and reverted to original name.
1920
Sold to the Newington Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull and renamed Guy Thorne.
Monday 7th March 1927
Stranded on the northwest coast of Norway at Mefjordboen, Vestfjorder but salvaged at a later date.
1928
Sold to J. E. Rushworth, Grimsby and registered as GY.465.
1930
Registered to the Dale Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1933
Sold to J. E. Rushworth, Grimsby.
1934
Renamed Winooka.
1935
Bought by the Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
Fate: Sank on Sunday 15th March 1936 following a collision with the Fleetwood trawler Ethel Taylor (FD.363) off the west coast of Scotland.

White Pioneer/Mary White/Luffness
Built: 1935. Builders: John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen. Yard No: 134. Launched: Monday 1st August 1935. Completed: 1935. Registered: March 1947 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 271. Nett Tons: 118. Length: 126.3 feet. Beam: 23.2 feet. Draught: 12.6 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: C-2 Cylinder made by Whites Marine Engine Co Ltd, Newcastle. 96 HP. Official Number: 161586. Original Owners: Built as White Pioneer for White Trawlers Ltd, Newcastle. Registered as NE.3.
1937
Renamed Mary White.
January 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Pennant number: Z.147.
1943
Bought by Shire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1946
Returned to owners.
March 1947
New engine fitted and registered as GY.465.
December 1948
Sold to Newhaven Trawlers Ltd, Granton. Renamed Luffness and registered as GN.57.
Tuesday 21st January 1958
Running in to Aberdeen to put a sick crewman ashore, the vessel ran aground off the North Pier in the Harbour and was declared a total loss.
Fate: Sold for scrap to the Metal Industries (Salvage ) Co, Ltd.

Parkroyd/St. Croix
Built: 1960. Builders: Vosper Ltd, Portsmouth. Yard No: 2538. Completed: 1960. Registered: January 1961. Gross Tons: 310. Nett Tons: 110. Length: 112.5 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Engines: 6 cylinder 750 HP Mirrlees. Official Number: 301846. Call Sign: GHHF. Original Owners: Near Water Trawlers, Grimsby.
1969
Sold to the North Star Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen. Registered as A.161.
1976
Bought by the Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
Sunday 11th January 1976
Arrived at Lowestoft. Renamed St. Croix and registered as LT.251.
1986
Sold for scrap to Henderson & Morez, Gravesend.
Fate: Left Lowestoft on Monday 27th January 1986 for the breakers yard.
Catalonia/Sobjornen/Elie Cheneviere
Built: 1898. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 570. Launched: Saturday 15th January 1898. Completed: February 1898. Registered: February 1898. Gross Tons: 148. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 104.7 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 108492. Original Owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Notable Features: Electronics etc.
October 1904
Bought by owners in Norway who renamed her Sobjornen.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Holland where she became Elie Cheneviere.
Fate: Not known.

Nestor.
Please see GY.827 entry for details.

Vendora/Nordbugvin/Egil
Built: 1928. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 497. Launched: Thursday 21st June 1928. Completed: 1928. Registered: Sunday 5th August 1928. Gross Tons: 283. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP.Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 146909. Original Owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
1938
Bought by P/F Hellufassur, Kvivik. Færoe Islands, and renamed Nordbugvin.
1948
To P/F Uvak A/S, Thorshaven. Færoe Islands, and renamed Egil.
Fate: Sank after running ashore off Bear Island on Monday 24th October 1949.

Sarpedon.
Please see GY.984 entry for details.
GY.467 Scorpio. Digby.
GY.468 Washington.
Cantatrice
Built: 1915. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 317. Launched: Thursday 4th February 1915. Completed: 1915. Registered: Tuesday 30th March 1915. Gross Tons: 302. Nett Tons: 124. Length: 132 feet. Beam: 23.2 feet. Draught: 12.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 49 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 82 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 137022. Original Owners: William J. Barrett, Grimsby.
July 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 3205.
Unknown dat
Fitted with two anti-aircraft guns and employed on anti-zeppelin patrols in the North Sea.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine near Yarmouth on the 5th November 1916. The mine was laid by UC18 on Wednesday 25th October 1916.

Embassy/Wigmore
Built: 1928. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 498. Launched: Thursday 5th July 1928. Completed: 1928. Registered: Wednesday 26th September 1928. Gross Tons: 345. Nett Tons: 159. Length: 140.2 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 96 NHP. Speed: 11 knots. Official Number: 146910. Call Sign: QNRS. Original Owners: Letten Bros, Grimsby.
1932
Sold to E. C. Grant, Grimsby.
Saturday 30th June 1934
Ran aground off the east coast of Iceland. The vessel sent out calls for assistance, which were answered by the Odin, an Icelandic-owned steamer which proceeded at full speed to her aid.
1935
Bought by the Clan Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and renamed Wigmore.
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk at 23.30 hours by U-18 on Saturday 18th November 1939 with all 16 of her crew. The vessel was fishing out of Lowestoft at the time of her loss, which was 25 miles north by west of Rattray Head.
GY.470 Stromo. Fulmar.
Hugelia
Built: 1892. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 75. Launched: Thursday 22nd September 1892. Completed: 1892. Registered: October 1892. Gross Tons: 153. Nett Tons: 67. Length: 102.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99682. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1912
Bought by the Consolidated Whaling & Deep Sea Fishing Co.
Fate: Ran aground off East London, South Africa, on Wednesday 19th February 1913.

Carisbrooke
Built: 1928. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1024. Launched: Monday 3rd September 1928. Completed: 1928. Registered: October 1928. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 120.3 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 70 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 160961. Original Owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in 1963.
GY.473 Lysander/Lysander III/Bernicia.
Anglesey
Built: 1897. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 574. Completed: January 1898. Registered: January 1898. Gross Tons: 158. Nett Tons: 52. Length: 107 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Official Number: 108493. Original Owners: Meadows Steam Fishing Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1903
Bought by the Milford Haven Steam Trawling Co, Milford Haven.
Fate: Ran aground on the Irish coast on the 24th September 1903.

King Erik.
Please see GY.10 entry for details.
GY.475 Star of the Realm.
Calvia
Built: 1915. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 629. Launched: Wednesday 3rd February 1915.  Completed: 1915. Registered: April 1915. Gross Tons: 304. Nett Tons: 158. Length: 135.2 feet. Beam: 23.3 feet. Depth: 12.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 74 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 137024. 
Original owners: Built for the Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. 1 x 7.5 inch Bomb Thrower. Admiralty number:  FY.852.
March 1918
Sold to John L. Green, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
November 1923
Sold to owners in Portugal.
Fate: Not known.

Chieftain/Jean Edmée
Built: 1893. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull. Yard No: 97. Launched: Saturday 4th February 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: Tuesday 21st February 1893. Gross Tons: 120. Nett Tons: 39. Length: 88.5 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 44 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 99685.
Original owners: Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 22nd January 1901
Bought by the Onward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
17th February 1906
Sold to Joseph Malandain Et Ses Gendres, Fecamp, France. Renamed Jean Edmée and registered as F.1930.
1913
To Veuve Joseph Malandain Et Ses Gendres, Fecamp, France.
29th July 1915
Requisitioned by the Marine Nationale for war service.
1917
To Charles Prentout, Fecamp, France.
Wednesday 8th January 1919
Returned to owners.
1921
Sold to C. Carrasset A Pochez et J De Vibraye, Fecamp, France.
1923
Bought by Jacques De Vibraye, Fecamp, France.
Fate: Foundered after springing a leak 62 miles southeast of de Groix on Tuesday 14th May 1935. All eleven crew were rescued.
Alaska
Built: 1898. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 578. Launched: Saturday 15th January 1898. Completed: February 1898. Registered: February 1898. Gross Tons: 135. Nett Tons: 42. Length: 96 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 30 HP. Official Number: 108494. Original Owners: J. & G. Alward, Grimsby.
December 1911
Bought by the Spurn Steam Fishing Co, Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 728. Renamed Alaska II.
1919
Returned to owners.
June 1920
Sold to H. Colville, Lowestoft and registered as LT.1031.
Fate: Not known.

Hendren/Stella Pegasi/Arctic Crusader/Mountbatten.
Please see GY.128 entry for details.
GY.478 Lombard.
King Harald.
Please see GY.1097 entry for details.

Leonidas/Cape Barracouta/New Prince
Built: 1930. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 548. Launched: Thursday 26th June 1930. Completed: 1930. Registered: Thursday 31st July 1930. Gross Tons: 369. Nett Tons: 159. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24.6 feet. Draught: 13.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Forecastle: 33 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 99 NHP. Speed: 10.7 knots. Official Number: 162186. Original Owners: Christensen & Co Ltd, Hull. Built as Leonidas. H.267.
1937
Lengthened to 151.5 feet, 390 gross tons at Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough.
Tuesday 17th May 1938
Sold to the Hudson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull, who renamed her as Cape Barracouta.
Saturday 26th August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun.
Monday 30th October 1939
Returned to owners.
Monday 3rd June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY. 122.
1941
Converted to a Minesweeper.
Wednesday 24th January 1945
Sold to Hudson Bros Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
Saturday 17th August 1946
Returned to owners.
Monday 28th April 1947
Bought by Trawlers (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.479.
1948
Sold to Heward Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood, renamed New Prince and registered as FD.471.
Thursday 18th June 1959
Left Fleetwood for Ghent to be broken up.
Fate: Scrapped.
Alice Isabel
Built: 1893. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 76. Launched: Saturday 4th February 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: March 1893. Gross Tons: 128. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 93 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Official Number: 99686. Original owners: James Schofield, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Friday 21st December 1894.

Cedar/Nere Fedea
Built: 1909. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 407. Launched: Sunday 19th December 1909. Completed: 1909. Registered: Monday 23rd August 1909. Gross Tons: 219. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 117feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Engines: Great Central Engineering. 60 NHP. Speed: 10¼ knots. Official Number: 127843. Original owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
March 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 1229.
1919
Returned to owners.
1924
Bought by J. Arcelus, San Sebastian, Spain and renamed Nere Fedea.
1931
Sold to V. Trullerque Montoro, Valencia.
Fate: Sold for scrap and broken up in Spain in 1969.

Paynter
Built: 1937. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1189. Launched: Tuesday 27th July 1937. Completed: 1937. Registered: October 1937. Gross Tons: 477. Nett Tons: 201. Length: 167.2 feet. Beam: 28.1 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 89 feet. Forecastle: 29 feet. Official Number: 164433. Original owners: Perihelion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1960.
GY.481 Eliane/Amenity.
GY.482 Kong Frederick III/King Frederick III/Magnolia.
GY.483 Veresis/Wyoming.
GY.484 Minoru. Port Vale.
GY.485 Gadra.
GY.486 Kings Grey.
Etruria/Cobra
Built: 1893. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 63. Launched: Wednesday 19th April 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: May 1893. Gross Tons: 154. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 100.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99688. Original Owners: Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
April 1912
Bought by owners in Blyth.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in La Hague, France, who renamed her Cobra.
Fate: Not known.

George Aiken/Cecil Coombes/Highbridge/Santa Urbana
Built: 1918. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 407. Launched: Thursday 19th December 1918. Completed: 1919. Registered: Saturday 23rd August 1919. Gross Tons: 285. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 125.5 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 480 IHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 140796 (in 1922). Original Owners: Built fot the Admiralty as Castle Class trawler George Aiken. Completed as a fishing trawler. FY.4291.
1919
Sold to J. Coombes, Grimsby, renamed Cecil Coombes and registered as GY.487.
1922
Renamed Highbridge.
1925
Bought by M. F. Pujol, Cadiz, Spain and renamed Santa Urbana.
1931
Sold to L. Carranza, Cadiz, Spain.
1936
Bought by Anselmo Ceo Garcia, Cadiz, Spain.
1936
Requisitioned by the Nationalist Spanish Navy.
1939
Returned to owners.
Fate: Sold for scrap and broken up in Spain in 1971.

Notts County.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.488 Lord Knaresborough/Fairway.
GY.489 Swallow. Runswick Bay/Hassett.
GY.490 Northern Foam.
GY.491 Thrush. Manx Queen. Enderby. Ross Leopard.
GY.492 Egyptian.
GY.493 Sisapon.
GY.494 Nellie Bruce. Springbok/North Cape. Firsby. Ross Jaguar.
Bittern
Built: 1893. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 64. Launched: Monday 5th June 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: June 1893. Gross Tons: 141. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99693.
Original owners: Great Grimsby Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Tuesday 16th April 1895.

Calphurnia
Built: 1909. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 187. Launched: Thursday 16th September 1909.  Completed: 1909. Registered: Wednesday 3rd November 1909. Gross Tons: 284. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 135 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Depth: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes. 70 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 127849. 
Original owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 12th September 1913
On passage from the White Sea to Hull, the vessel stranded in a Norwegian Fjord but was salved later.
Fate: Posted as missing, lost with all hands, on Wednesday 16th September 1914.
GY.496 Jeria/Stalker.
Built: 1909. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 186. Launched: Thursday 2nd September 1909. Completed: 1909. Registered: Monday 15th November 1909. Gross Tons: 219. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Engines: Great Central Engineering. 60 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 127848. Original Owners: Grant & Baker Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 1486.
Monday 17th December 1917
Sold to Alec Black, Grimsby.
Tuesday 1st January 1918
To John L. Green, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank by mine off Lowestoft on Friday 24th May 1918. Mines were laid by UC17 on Thursday 23rd May 1918.
Built: 1909. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 185. Launched: Thursday 2nd September 1909. Completed: 1909. Registered: Thursday 11th November 1909. Gross Tons: 181. Nett Tons: 80. Length: 110 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 56 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Great Central Engineering. 60 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 127850. Original Owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Pennant number: FY.1612.
1919
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 8th March 1950
The BBC broadcast a message to the Consort, which was fishing in the North Sea, to inform deckhand Arthur Shippey that his sister was dangerously ill. The vessel's owners estimated that it would take at least twelve hours for the vessel to get back to Grimsby. As the Consort only carried a receiving set, it was hoped that other ships in the area equipped with transmitters would pass the message on.
Tuesday 3rd February 1953
Sold to James Mowatt, Aberdeen.
Fate: Sold to Belgium ship breakers in August 1954 and scrapped at Antwerp.
GY.499 Victory/Victrix.
GY.500 Nile. Newland.
GY.501 Loyal.
GY.502 St Vincent. Imperial Queen.
Cygnet
Built: 1893. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 65. Launched: Tuesday 6th June 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: July 1893. Gross Tons: 141. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 98 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Official Number: 99694. Original Owners: Great Grimsby Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1896
Sold to owners in London.
Fate: Not known.

Norwich City
Built: 1937. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1030. Launched: Wednesday 3rd November 1937. Completed: January 1938. Registered: January 1938. Gross Tons: 541. Nett Tons: 195. Length: 175.8 feet. Beam: 28.6 feet. Draught: 15 feet. Quarterdeck: 87 feet. Forecastle: 34 feet. Official Number: 164435. Call Sign: GFFR. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, Built for a total cost of £29,134.
Monday 8th November 1937
Sir John Marsden wrote to the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen and informed him of the new trawlers now being built for Consolidated Fisheries and confessed that it was ‘time I got their names registered’. He went on to ask if three names were available for use;
1) Norwich City.
2) Swansea Town.
3) Notts County.
Monday 15th November 1937
In answer to his query, Sir John was told that only the names Norwich City and Notts County were available for use.
Thursday 13th January 1938
Mr. J. E. Kitching, the Port Master at Grimsby, received a request to allow the Norwich City, which was due to arrive at Grimsby the following Tuesday, to be berthed in the Royal Dock for fitting out. The permission had been requested as the new fish dock was very much congested owing to the laying-up of vessels etc. Mr. Kitching granted the permission.
Monday 24th January 1938
The Norwich City ran her trial trip today at 9am.
Tuesday 25th January 1938
The newly launched trawler arrived in Grimsby from the builders in the evening and berthed in the Royal Dock for fitting-out.
Thursday 27th January 1938
Sailed on her maiden trip today under the command of skipper T. Evans.
Tuesday 15th February 1938
Returning to Grimsby from her maiden voyage, the Norwich City landed over 4,000 boxes of fish from the White Sea.
Thursday 14th July 1938
In a letter to the Portmaster, Grimsby docks, Sir John Marsden explained that the Norwich City was ready to sail on the 11th of July but picked something up in her propellor whilst approaching the lock gates. When the vessel was slipped it was discovered that a quantity of old net was wrapped around the shaft. Sir John felt that, as the net was picked up whilst the vessel was underway for sea, a free slipping should be granted to the firm.
Wednesday 14th September 1938
Because of the short coal supplies at Grimsby, arrangments were made for the Norwich City to sail for Blyth at 7pm the following Friday, where Messrs Hargreaves Ltd would bunker her with 200 tons of Cowpen coal.
Monday 31st October 1938
After fouling her propeller with her trawl on Monday 11th July, the underwriters today paid the bill for slipping the vessel, slip rent, towage to and from the slipway, repairing the tips of the propeller and removing net and wire. The bill came to £25 8s 9d.
Monday 20th February 1939
A bill of £129 2s 6d was paid today for work done on the Norwich City at Grimsby. The work involved the disconnection of her damaged propeller and fitting a new one, renewing the guard ring and removing the tail and shaft. The slipping and side slipping, towages and watching along with the slip rental was included in the price.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine vessel. Armament: 1x4-inch gun. Admiralty number: FY.229.
Sunday 1st October 1939
Arrived at the fitting-out yard at Cammel Laird at 9.30 this morning.
1942
Temporarily loaned to the United States Navy, together with crew, for Anti-Submarine duties.
Saturday 4th April 1942
After sailing from Port Arthur, Texas, bound for Bayonne, New Jersey, the Byron D. Benson, carrying a cargo of 91,500 bbls. of crude oil, fell victim to a single torpedo from U-552. Fleeing the inferno of the vessel, which was still moving at 6 knots, the men took to the boats. The USS Hamilton picked up 27 men in a lifeboat whilst the Norwich City rescued one man on a raft. All the survivors were landed at Norfolk, Virginia.
Thursday 9th April 1942
A single torpedo from U-552 broke the back of the Tamaulipas, en route from Tampico, Mexico to New York carrying a cargo of 70,000 bbls. of furnace oil. The flammable oil quickly began to burn, forcing the 8 officers and 29 men to take to two lifeboats. Two men died as they jumped overboard and drowned. The Norwich City was on the scene two hours later and picked up the 35 survivors, landing them safely at Morehead City, North Carolina.
Wednesday 24th June 1942
Crippled by a torpedo from U-404 hitting the engine room at 7.27pm, the Manuela, carrying a cargo of 6,500 tons of sugar, developed a pronounced list to starboard as the crew abandoned ship. 23 of the crew, including the master, entering the port lifeboat. Aprroximately 30 minutes later, the Norwich City picked up the survivors of this boat.
Friday 12th February 1943
The Norwich City arrived in Durban, South Africa, direct from service in the USA. She remained in South Africa for the rest of the war, escorting coastal convoys.
Thursday 18th February 1943
The freighter James B. Stephens left Suez bound for Durban, South Africa with a cargo of 1,086 tons of bottles, medicine, propellers and personal effects. Steering a non-evasive course, she was an easy target for U-160 whose single torpedo struck the vessel on her port side, the resulting explosion setting the fuel oil on fire as she settled slowly by the head. About 8 minutes later, the U-160 fired a second torpedo that broke the ship in two. The ship's complement of 8 officers, 35 men and 20 armed guards abandoned ship, taking to 4 lifeboats and 3 rafts.
Thursday 11th March 1943
An aeroplane spotted one of the drifting boats and radioed the position which was passed to the Norwich City (FY-229) who picked up 19 men and landed them safely in Durban.
April 1946
Returned to owners.
May 1950
The Norwich City was converted to an oil burner and lengthened to 190 feet.
Friday 29th October 1954
Norwich City was in collision with the Vascama.
Tuesday 5th September 1961
The Norwich City, under tow from the Port Vale, docked at Grimsby today. The vessel had been bound for Iceland when she developed engine trouble and put out a call for assistance to the Port Vale, which was homeward bound from the Faroe fishing grounds.
Thursday 20th September 1962
Outward bound for the Icelandic grounds, the Norwich City developed some trouble with her boiler and had to call in at Aberdeen for repairs.
Saturday 22nd September 1962
With repairs to her boiler now complete, the Norwich City left Aberdeen and continued her voyage to Icelands.
Fate: Scrapped in June 1964.
Halcyon
Built: 1893. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 66. Launched: Monday 5th June 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: July 1893. Gross Tons: 141. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 98 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Official Number: 99695. Original Owners: Great Grimsby Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1896
Sold to owners in London.
Fate: Not known.

Seriema/Mayfair
Built: 1909. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 189. Launched: Saturday 2nd October 1909. Completed: 1909. Registered: Tuesday 30th November 1909. Gross Tons: 279. Nett Tons: 115. Length: 135 feet. Beam: 22.7 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 70 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 127851. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
October 1914
Registered to Henry Allen Baskcomb, Grimsby.
November 1915
Registered to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun.
1919
Returned to owners.
1933
Registered to the Amalgamated Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Formerly Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 22nd February 1935
Bought by the Mayfair Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Mayfair.
Fate: Sold to Dutch shipbreakers on Monday 6th March 1939 and broken up.
Martineta/Tito
Built: 1909. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 190. Launched: Saturday 16th October 1909. Completed: 1909. Registered: 14th December 1909. Gross Tons: 279. Nett Tons: 115. Length: 135 feet. Beam: 22.7 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Engines: Charles. D. Holmes. 70 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 127852. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
October 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel.
1920
Returned to owners.
Friday 7th May 1920
Bought by J. Arcelus, San Sebastian, Spain. Renamed Tito.
1925
Sold to Pescaderias Corunesas SA, San Sebastian, Spain.
1936
Requisitioned by the Nationalist Navy.
1939
Returned to owners.
1942
Bought by José DoCampo Prado, San Sebastian, Spain.
Fate: Scrapped in 1967.

Arsenal
Built: 1933. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 952. Launched: Thursday 6th July 1933. Completed: July 1933. Registered: July 1933. Gross Tons: 398. Nett Tons: 150. Length: 155 feet. Beam: 26.4 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 162869. Call Sign: GWT. Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, at a total cost of £19,871.For her day, the Arsenal was very modern boasting as she did a wireless set with direction finder apparatus, echo depth sounder and electric light. A 700 HP engine powered her and her profile of a cruiser stern and slightly raked bow gave her a graceful, sleek look.
Fate: Saturday 16th November 1940. The Arsenal was in collision with the Polish destroyer Burza in the Clyde estuary, which resulted in the sinking of the trawler. She lies off Kilchattan Bay at 55 46 25N, 04 59 05W.
Alberia
Built: 1910. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. ard No: 474. Launched: Wednesday 7th September 1910. Completed: 1910. Registered: March 1910. Gross Tons: 286. Nett Tons: 112. Length: 130.2 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 12.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 77 feet. Engines: 91 HP. Official Number: 132091. Original Owners: Crown Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1910
To Portugal.
November 1910
Back to the Crown Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.588.
December 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 768.
1919
Returned to owners.
September 1934
Sold to G. E. Moody, Grimsby.
May 1934
Bought by the Mount Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood. August 1934
Renamed Alberic.
April 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper.
Unknown Date
Transferred to Milford Haven.
Fate: Sunk by collision off Scapa Flow on Saturday 3rd May 1941.

Michael Angelo/Worsley
Built: 1911. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 490. Launched: Thursday 27th July 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: September 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 285. Nett Tons: 114. Length: 133.5 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 132266. Original Owners: Built as Michael Angelo for Pickering & Haldane's Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
Unknown date
Sold to Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1510.
1919
Returned to owners.
September 1919
Bought by the Ariesona Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and registered as GY.506.
February 1922
Sold to the Shaftesbury Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Worsley.
March 1926
Sold to J. Rushworth, Grimsby.
July 1928
Registered to the Dale Steam Fishing Co.
April 1929
Registered to J. Rushworth, Grimsby.
December 1929
To R. Clarke.
November 1932
To C. Dobson.
Fate: Ran aground at Orkneys. Register closed in November 1938.

Kandahar/Ross Kandahar.
Please see GY.123 entry for details.
GY.507 Osprey. Recordo.
Stork
Built: 1893. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 68. Completed: 1893. Registered: July 1893. Gross Tons: 141. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99698. Original owners: Great Grimsby Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Posted as missing. Register closed in December 1895.

Resono
Built: 1910. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 194. Launched: Saturday 12th March 1910. Completed: 1910. Registered: Saturday 23rd April 1910. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 105. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 12 1/4, 22 and 35 inches diameter respectively; stroke 24 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 63 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boiler; 2 plain furnaces; grate surface 33 sq. ft.; heating surface 960 sq. ft.; engine by C.D. Holmes Co. Ltd. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 127856. Original owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.1042.
Fate: Sunk by a mine near the Sunk Light Vessel, Thames Estuary, on the 26th December 1915. Peter Burgon was a member of the Royal Navy Reserve and the Skipper at the time. The mines were laid by UC5 on Friday 17th December 1915.

Aston Villa
Built: 1933. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 953. Launched: Thursday 6th July 1933. Completed: August 1933. Registered: August 1933. Gross Tons: 397. Nett Tons: 148. Length: 155 feet. Beam: 26.4 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 162872. Call sign: GWLV. Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, at a cost of £19,736. The vessel was a sister ship to the Arsenal so therefore had the same features and equipment.
Thursday 29th June 1933
The Registrar of Shipping approved the name of Aston Villa for the new vessel.
Saturday 1st July 1933
Agreement by the Registrar of Shipping for the Aston Villa to have the Port registry number GY 508 was received today.
Tuesday 8th August 1933
The second of the six vessels ordered, the Aston Villa, arrived in the Royal Dock at Grimsby after leaving the builders yard at 6am that morning, and began to be fitted out in readiness for her maiden voyage. As a reminder, Sir John Marsden sent the following to Smiths Dock Co., Ltd.
"We send you logbook in respect of voyage from Tees to Humber to lodge with the Superintendent. Board Of Trade, Middlesbrough as our Superintendent here states he does not want the book. In future cases where vessels have been delivered, instruct navigating skipper to take logbook back with him and hand it to you for lodging." Meanwhile, F&T Ross Ltd., had delivered 16x24". 16x21" and 16x18" steel bobbins to the Aston Villa to be put aboard the vessel.
Saturday 12th August 1933
The newly arrived vessel sailed on her maiden voyage this morning under the command of Skipper William Mogg. Prior to sailing, the vessel had her wireless equipment installed.
Wednesday 16th August 1933
In a letter to Smiths Dock Co., Sir John Marsden complained:
"Dear Sirs, It is reported to me that there were the following defects in Aston Villa when she arrived at Grimsby, namely;
I) Service of stays very slack.
2) Spun yarn in rigging very poor quality, had to be renewed.
3) Rigging so slack that (it) had to be set in as much as 4 inches in places.
4) Caulking of decks was unsatisfactory. There were several shaky planks and on the vessels' return to Grimsby, these defects will have to be right.
We will send you an account for the expenses incurred and shall be glad if you will please note.
Friday 18th August 1933
Postal Orders to the value of 22s 6d were sent to the Controller and Accountant General at the G.P.O. in payment for Wireless Telegraphy licence number 58396/33 in respect of the Aston Villa.
Tuesday 29th August 1933
After 18 days away, the Aston Villa landed her maiden trip of about 1200 boxes today which made a grossing of £607 7s 0d. Consolidated Fisheries were eager to have the problems with her trawl winch put right before the ship was due to sail again on Thursday morning but this proved not to be possible.
Tuesday 19th September 1933
Under the command of skipper William Mogg, the vessel left Grimsby this afternoon about 5pm, bound for Smiths Dock, Middlesbrough to have her winch put right and to be dry-docked there for a bottom clean.
Wednesday 20th September 1933
The Aston Villa arrived at Smiths Dock, Middlesbrough at 4pm.
Thursday 28tb September 1933
Consolidated Fisheries sent the insurance policies for the Aston Villa for £22,000, to solicitors Hedley & Thompson, Sunderland.
Friday 9th February 1934
Under sailing orders for this mornings tide, the vessel was delayed for eight hours by the skipper of the vessel, William Mogg. Eventually, the trawler sailed but skipper Mogg was to be admonished by the company on his return to Grimsby.
Tuesday 13th February 1934
In a letter to W. V. Doughty J.P., Sir John Marsden commented;
"We have your letter of the 12th instant returning the bills duly signed by you re: "Ashton Villa". We are somewhat surprised that a football fan should not know how to spell the name of a prominent club in the first division of the English Football League, and it pains us to have to point out that neither in 'Aston Villa' nor in 'Arsenal' is the 'h' sounded."
Saturday 9th February 1935
A telegram received from Geir H. Zoega, the agent for the Joint Amalgamated Arbitration Committee in Reykjavik, Iceland, stated that the Aston Villa had been detained in Reykjavik owing to bad weather. When the Reykjavik pilot had been moving the vessel inside the harbour, the ship ran into a jetty and caused considerable damage. A court enquiry had began this morning and continued into the afternoon.
Sunday 10th February 1935
The court enquiry was concluded this morning enabling the Aston Villa to sail in the afternoon.
Saturday 20th July 1935
The Aston Villa arrived at the coaling appliances in readiness for coaling after the trawler Andanes, which was ahead of her, was dealt with. The Aston Villa was delayed whilst two wagons of coal were put aboard the Andanes to give her a deliberate list. Boilermakers then set to work to renew some rivets and place a patch on the ship's side.
Tuesday 23rd July 1935
Sir John Marsden complained to E.M. Rutter, the Portmaster at Grimsby about the delay caused to the Aston Villa and added that he contended that the coaling appliances were not the place to list a ship nor was it the proper place to effect such repairs as those carried out to the Andanes.
Friday 20th September 1935
Whilst under tow, the Croxton collided with and damaged the Aston Villa as she was getting ready to sail. As Mr. Sleight was standing nearby, the engineer for Consolidated Fisheries, Mr. Gidley, arranged with him to survey the damage.
Thursday 9th July 1936
The particulars of purchase by the Admiralty were received by Consolidated this morning. A telephone call confirmed that the vessel would be in port and available for inspection Wednesday next, 15th July.
Wednesday 15th July 1936
The Aston Villa was slipped at 1pm today and her bottom scrubbed and coated with lnternational Trawler Composition made up as:
lst coat-No1 Anti-corrosive.
2nd coat-No2 Anti-fouling.
International Compositions Ltd. Felling-on-Tyne supplied the composition. Admiralty engineers carried out an inspection of her boiler machinery also.
Thursday 16th July 1936
With the vessel still on the slip, an inspection of her hull was carried out. Meanwhile, a letter to the Director of Navy Contracts confirmed that an Admiralty crew would take over the vessel at Grimsby. In the same letter Sir John Marsden pointed out that the Admiralty would have no use for the trawl winch aboard the vessel and offered £100 for it to use as a standby for the others vessels in the Consolidated Fleet. An offer of £20 was made for the deck and fishroom boards on the vessel as, again, these would not be of any use to the Admiralty.
Friday 17th July 1936
The Aston Villa left Grimsby for a speed trial during which she attained 11.66 knots.
Saturday 18th July 1936
It was confirmed by telephone today that the survey of the Aston Villa was satisfactory and the Admiralty would accept the vessel. Sir John Marsden said that he would be pleased to deliver the vessel to Smiths Dock for the sum of £28 which would be payment for;
Crews wages for the trip........................... £15.00
Food for the trip........................................ £2.00
Rail fares back to Grimsby .................... £8.00
Insurance for the crew & vessel ............... £3.00
The Director of Navy Contracts refused Sir John Marsden's offer of £100 for the trawl winch aboard the Aston Villa. Replying to the Admiralty, Sir John said that he had given up the idea of buying the winch anyway as he had 'no immediate use for this winch and may never use it'. He did, however, ask if the offer of £20 for the deck/fishroom boards was acceptable (which was later accepted).
Monday 20th July 1936.
Sir John Marsden informed the Warship Production superintendent at Newcastle that the Aston Villa would be ready to leave Grimsby for Smiths Dock on the evening tide next Wednesday, 22nd July.
Tuesday 21st July 1936
In compliance with the conditions of contract that stipulated the supply of a spare propeller, Smiths Dock were asked to supply the Aston Villa at their yard and charge it to Consolidated Fisheries' account. The company had a supply of spare propellers but did not wish to deplete them further for a vessel they no longer owned.
Wednesday 22nd July 1936
As arranged, the Aston Villa left Grimsby this evening and would arrive at her destination at 7am the following morning.
Tuesday 1st September 1936
A bill for £165 15s 3d was sent to the Director of Navy Contracts at the Admiralty today. The bill, Sir John explained, was for stores etc. supplied to the Aston Villa. Twenty pounds had been deducted from the total bill for the purchase of the deck and fishroom boards and Sir John indicated that he would be pleased to receive remittance as soon as was possible.
Friday 4th September 1936
A proposed appeal against the charge of damages when the Aston Villa hit the jetty at Reykjavik on Friday 8th February 1935 was dropped today. The underwriters for the vessel had told Consolidated that they were not prepared to authorise further expenses being incurred in the matter.
Monday 2nd November 1936
With the trawler now sold to the Admiralty, Sir John Marsden wrote to the British Trawlers Federation asking that the vessel be deleted from the list of trawlers owned by Consolidated Fisheries.
Friday 11th February 1938
Landing her catch today, the Aston Villa put 4,000 boxes of White Sea fish on the market. Her Skipper, William Mogg, had to undertake another journey whilst he was ashore - this time to London to take part in a BBC broadcast, "In Town Tonight". Skipper Mogg had been invited to the capital to talk about Grimsby and deep sea trawling in general.
Wednesday 20th April 1938
A letter, from Sir John Marsden, was sent to the Grimsby Steam Fishing Vessels Mutual Insurance & Protecting Co Ltd in which he had this to say:
"Re: Aston Villa and Norwegian fishing gear.
With regard to the statement received from you accusing the Aston Villa of trawling over the lines of m/b Hammerfjord, we enclose a copy of the statement made by the skipper of the Aston Villa, from which you will gather he totally denies the charge.
In our opinion, the Master of the motorboat is looking for someone to recoup him for loss caused by someone unknown to him so he fixes upon our vessel, as she was the only one present when the loss was noted. If you would like to interview Skipper Mogg on his return to port, please let us know."
Saturday 25th June 1938
With her propeller fouled, the Aston Villa put into Nordfjord where ship repairers Pall Thonnar effected repairs and cleared the propeller.
Saturday 2nd July 1938
Further examinations and repairs to the Aston Villa, which were carried out at Grimsby today cost £85.
August 1938
For repairs to the Aston Villa in Nordfjord, ship repairers Pall Thonnar were paid £157 18s 7d by the ships' underwriters.
Friday 25th November 1938
Responding to an incident that had occurred fifteen days earlier, Sir John Marsden wrote to the Portmaster at Grimsby Docks. In the letter, he said:
"We have your letter of the 21st instant and are surprised that you ask us to accept liability for damage to your tug number 6, alleged to have been caused by the working of Aston Villa's propeller.
You state the incident occurred on the 10th instant. We were not called to a survey of the damage and were unaware of the incident until the 22nd instant. We were not aware that permission is required to give a trial run to a propeller in number 3 dock; that regulation is of old standing and referred to number 2 dock. We understand the propeller in question was run only for a short time, not more than a minute or two, and we fail to see how the water in so large an area could be disturbed to the extent of causing vessels to collide."
Tuesday 17th October 1939
The Aston Villa was despatched to the Blyth Dry Docks & Ship Repairing Co. Ltd at noon today.
1947
Bought by Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co.Ltd, Fleetwood who re-named her Fotherby and registered her as FD 262, bought the vessel.
Thursday 8th February 1951
The vessel was sold to the Ezra Fishing Company of Haifa & Tel Aviv. A skeleton crew of seven men, deckhands and firemen arrived in Grimsby from Palestine to take the Fotherby to her new owners. To be renamed Miriam and used mainly for fishing for bream off the coasts of Morocco and Greece, the vessel was the first steam trawler to be bought by the company and also the largest to be bought for fishing in the East.
1953
The vessel was sold to new owners in Poland who gave her the new name of Pollux. Fate: Unknown.
GY.509 Teal. Lord Selbourne.
GY.510 Repro. Lucerne. Grasby.
GY.511 Varanis.
GY.512 Renco.
Dee
Built: 1893. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1893. Registered: July 1893. Gross Tons: 151. Nett Tons: 61. Length: 98 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Depth: 11.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99700.
Original owners H. Morris, Grimsby.
February 1897
Bought by the D Line Steam Fishing Co.
February 1914
Bought by owners in Milford Haven.
August 1915
Sold to G. Smith.
October 1922 Bought by W. Would.
Fate: Scrapped in March 1924.

British Honduras/Peaceful Star/Milford Baron
Built: 1937. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1190. Completed: 1937. Registered: December 1937. Gross Tons: 147. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 101.2 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Depth: 10.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 57 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Engines: 6-Cylinder 390hp Ruston. Official Number: 164434. Call sign: GCCJ.
Original owners: Grimsby Motor Trawlers, Grimsby.
December 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Pennant number:  FY.272.
1940
Transferred to Anti-Submarine duties.
March 1942
Ownership of the vessel passed to the Star Drift Fishing Co, Lowestoft.
January 1946
Returned to owners. Renamed Peaceful Star and registered as LT.87.
Monday 1st September 1947
Sold to Milford Steam Trawling Ltd and registered as M.204.
Tuesday 25th Nov 1947
Renamed Milford Baron.
Wednesday 28th December 1949
Sold to Claridge Trawlers, Lowestoft, who renamed her as British Honduras again. Registered as LT.134. She was later transferred to Claridge Trawlers Ltd  (part of the Colne Group, Lowestoft).
1966
The vessel was in use as an ORSV.
1968
Sold for scrapping.
Fate: Left Lowestoft on Thursday 25th July 1968, under tow from the Kingfish, bound for the breakers yard in Sheerness.
GY.514 Derby County.
GY.515 Spurs.
GY.516 War Grey.
GY.517 Don. Langwith.
GY.518 Rhine.
GY.519 St Cuthbert. Sheffield Wednesday. Ross Panther.
Spartan
Built: 1893. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Hull. Yard No: 110. Launched: Wednesday12th July 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: Saturday 29th July 1893. Gross Tons: 120. Nett Tons: 40. Length: 88.5 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Engines: Charles. D. Holmes. 44 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 99703.
Original owners: Thomas Robinson, Grimsby.
Tuesday 22nd January 1901
Registered to the Onward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 20th March 1907
Sold to Colin R. Seller, Peterhead, who converted her to a drifter and registered her as PD.206.
1912
To the Lighthouse Fishing Co Ltd, Yarmouth. Registered as YH.20.
1915
Bought by T. L. Devlin, Granton. GN.63.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a fishing trawler (Fishery Reserve).
1919
Returned to owners.
1920
Sold to J. Inglis, Granton.
1921
Bought by A. Thomson, Leith.
1926
Sold to D. Allen, Granton.
Fate: Scrapped in 1926.

Cormorant/Niblick
Built: 1891. Builders: Cochrane, Cooper & Schofield, Beverley. Yard No: 57. Launched: Saturday 23rd May 1891.Completed: 1891. Registered: June 1915 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 154. Nett Tons: 62. Length: 102.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 11.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 98753.
Original owners: Built as Cormorant for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
June 1915 Bought by A. Smith, Grimsby, renamed Niblick , and registered as GY.520.
April 1918 Bought by H. Wood, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in December 1924.

Ayrshire GY.520
Built: 1938. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1034. Launched: Monday 17th January 1938. Completed: February 1938. Registered: February 1938. Gross Tons: 575. Nett Tons: 215. Length: 175.8 feet. Beam: 28.6 feet. Depth: 15 feet. Quarterdeck: 87 feet. Forecastle: 33 feet. Official Number: 164438.
Original owners: Ayrshire Fishing Co. Ltd (Markham Cook), Grimsby.
August 1939.
To owners in Hull.
September 1939.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel. Joined the 11th Anti-Submarine Striking Force based at Rosyth.
Tuesday 20th February 1940.
In company with her sister ship, the Fifeshire, 70 miles East of Copinsay, the trawlers were attacked by two Heinkel 111’s which sank the Fifeshire. The Ayrshire returned fire with her Lewis guns and survived the attack.
Fate: Not known.
GY.521 Rhone. Huddersfield Town.
GY.522 Jellicoe.
GY.523 Dart. St Malo/Carfax/Wardour.
GY.524 Whitby. Fifeshire.
GY.525 Derwent.
GY.526 Goldfinder. Sletnes.
GY.527 Rinovia/Ross Stalker/Ross Resolution.
Rondo Built: 1893. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 92. Launched: Tuesday 1st August 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: August 1893. Gross Tons: 117. Nett Tons: 36. Length: 88.4 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 99707. Original owners: George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
Fate: Wrecked in the Shetlands on Wednesday 3rd March 1915.

Argyllshire
Built: 1938. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 1036. Launched: Wednesday 2nd February 1938. Completed: September 1938. Registered: September 1938. Gross Tons: 540. Nett Tons: 198. Length: 175.8 feet. Beam: 28.6 feet. Draught: 15 feet. Quarterdeck: 80 feet. Forecastle: 34 feet. Engines: 99 HP. Official Number: 166629. Original owners: Banffshire Fishing Co Ltd (Markham Cook), Grimsby.
August 1939
To owners in Hull.
September 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel and joined the 11th A/S Striking Group.
April/May 1940
Took part in the Norwegian Campaign and Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Fate: Sunk by E-boat near Dunkirk on Staurday 1st June 1940.
GY.529 Fijian. Pembroke Castle/Lincoln City.
Balmoral Castle
Built: 1899. Builders: Dundee Shipbuilding Co, Dundee. Completed: 1899. Registered: August 1899. Gross Tons: 268. Nett Tons: 121. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 22.1 feet. Depth: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet.  Official Number: 110904.
Original owners: Grimsby Castle Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1908
To owners in Holland.
May 1909
Bought by A. South, renamed Friesland, and registered as GY.459.
April 1914
Sold to Grimsby group of owners.
July 1917
Bought by the Zaree Steam Fishing Co Ltd.
Fate: Foundered in the north sea on Thursday 12th May 1921.

Dynevor Castle/York City
Built: 1933. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 960. Launched: Thursday5th October 1933.Completed: October 1934. Registered: December 1937 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 405. Nett Tons: 153. Length: 155 feet. Beam: 26.4 feet. Depth: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 84 feet. Forecastle: 25 feet. Official Number: 144007. Call sign: GWMX.
Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Swansea. Built at a cost of £19,850.
December 1937.
The Dynevor Castle was registered in Grimsby as GY.530.
Tuesday 15th February 1938.
Messrs W Holmboes Kulhandel, Tromso, Norway, supplied the Dynevor Castle with 22 tons of water at a cost of £1 5s 8d.
Wednesday 16th February 1938.
An application was made to the Secretary at Lloyds Register of Shipping and the Register General of Shipping & Seamen to alter the name of the Dynevor Castle to that of Wolves.
Tuesday 12th April 1938.
Writing to the Secretary of York City Football Club, Sir John Marsden explained that the company had "recently renamed one of our trawlers after your club, namely York City. Usually, we paint a replica of the clubs crest and colours on the bows". He went on to ask for a copy of the club crest in order that this may be done.
Thursday 14th April 1938.
In letters to the Head Postmaster, Grimsby and the Telecommunications Department, London, Sir John notified them of the vessel's change of name.
Thursday 29th September 1938.
Fishing off the coast of Murmansk, the vessel was completing the last haul of her trip when a Russian gunboat came up and made ‘stop’ flag signals to the York City and two other vessels that were fishing with her, the Dalmatia and the Hull trawler St. Attalas. Skipper Henry Ford rang his vessel on to put the York City on the opposite tack and immediately the gunboat fired a warning shot. Skipper Ford decided to go across to the gunboat to ask the captain what was wrong but as soon as the trawler got underway, the gunboat fired two more shots, forcing Skipper Ford to stop his vessel. Finally, after the gunboat had circled the trawlers two or three times, it became clear that the gunboat captain wanted the three trawlers to follow him inshore. Knowing that he had done no wrong, Skipper Ford began steaming full speed homeward but the gunboat fired two more shots at him and a third after the trawler had stopped. Approaching the trawlers, the gunboat captain told the skippers to make towards Kildin Island where they were to anchor.
Friday 30th September 1938.
Still at anchor inside Kildin Island, a party of Russian officers who searched the vessel looking for cameras and guns boarded the York City. Finding none, a Russian officer then accused Skipper Ford of illegal fishing inside the three-mile limit, an accusation that Skipper Ford refuted strongly.
Saturday 1st October 1938.
The skipper of the York City was told to take his vessel into the Kola Inlet where, upon arrival, the vessel was boarded yet again by a Russian officer who took a good look around the trawler then, satisfied with what he saw, told Skipper Ford that he would be released the following day.
Tuesday 22nd November 1938.
With skipper Henry Edwards in command, the York City went aground at Nordrolnes, Vmaagfjord whilst homeward bound from the Murmansk fishing grounds. A radio call for assistance was answered by the salvage steamer Jason which left Tromso after it was discovered that the trawler had sprang a leak during the grounding. None of her seventeen crew were harmed in the incident.
Thursday 24th November 1938.
The York City was making for Haastad, Norway, where an examination of her hull could be carried out.
Friday 25th November 1938.
The trawler was undergoing repairs at the Norwegian port today after an inspection by divers had revealed that her propeller had been damaged and some rivets shaken loose by the grounding. A replacement propeller was fitted to allow the trawler to continue her journey to Grimsby and other, minor repairs carried out.
Thursday 1st December 1938.
The necessary temporary repairs now complete, the vessel left Norway bound for Grimsby.
Monday 5th December 1938.
After an eventful 27 day trip, the York City docked at Grimsby this evening. Tenders for the repair of the vessel were received from seven companies namely:
T Metchinson Ltd, Gateshead.
Brigham & Cowan Ltd, Hull.
Tyne Dock Engineering Co Ltd, South Shields.
Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole.
Clelands Ltd, Wellington Quay-on-Tyne.
Union Dry Dock & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull.
Middle Docks & Engineering Co Ltd, South Shields.
13th December 1938.
After careful consideration of all the tenders, they were rejected in favour of the local shipyard J S Doigs, Grimsby.
Thursday 19th January 1939.
A cheque for £1000 was sent to J S Doigs in payment for repairs carried out to the York City (although repairs were not complete at this time).
August 1939.
The York City was bought by the Admiralty for £22,920 for service as Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number:  FY.110.
Wednesday 23rd August 1939.
Replying to a query from F. Baker, the assistant inspecting officer for the Admiralty Office, Sir John said that:
1) The binoculars he referred to were on board when the vessel left Grimsby. The skipper who took the vessel to Smiths Dock, J. Wilkinson, supported this by stating he had used them on passage and had left them where he had found them, in the Skipper’s berth.
2) There never had been a cover for the winch and
3) The firebars that were ‘missing’, 7 spares were attached to the stokehold bulkhead.
Friday 15th December 1939.
Whilst on patrol in the British Channel, HMT York City, in company with HMT Derby County detected the presence of a U-boat and attacked with depth charges but recorded no evidence of a hit.
Wednesday 5th July 1944.
The York City, in company with other vessels, was ordered to leave the anchorage at Altbea, Loch Ewe, to search for a U-boat that was attacking fishing trawlers in the Minches.
February 1946.
HMT York City was returned to fishing duties and was bought by the Hull Ice Co and registered as GY 193.
November 1946.
For the second time, Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. bought the York City for the sum of £20,674.
Monday 21st August 1950.
The motor fishing vessel Gunnar Hamundarson was in collision with the York City in Faxafloi, Iceland, which resulted in the Icelandic vessel sinking in less than two minutes. Five of her seven-man crew were rescued by the York City and landed at Reykjavik. The remaining two crewmembers were brought in by another Icelandic fishing vessel.
Saturday 20th January 1951.
Arrested for alleged illegal fishing off Hafnarberg, Iceland, the York City was escorted into Reykjavik. The Icelandic court found skipper S. A. Jones guilty of the offence and fined him 74,000 kroner (then about £1,600) and also confiscated his trawl gear. The skipper immediately appealed against the decision.
Sunday 21st January 1951.
Following the customary guarantees, the York City was allowed to leave Reykjavik.
Monday 29th January 1956.
Answering a distress call from the German vessel Gertrud which was sinking in the North Sea, the York City steamed to her assistance and rescued the crew.  Skipper Samuel Hall manoeuvred the Grimsby trawler to within ten yards of the sinking vessel in a gale of 60 miles per hour. The Gertrud had taken a severe list after shipping a heavy sea while on the way from Sunderland to Bergen.
Rocket lines fired from the York City were carried away by the strong wind, so skipper Hall asked the skipper of the Hull Trawler Junella, which had also come to the assistance, to spread oil on the rough sea, but it was impossible to launch a boat, and soon afterwards the Gertrud capsized. Her crew of nine clung to the keel, until a big sea washed them off, but by skilfully placing his ship to windward of the men in the water, skipper Hall enabled his crew to pick up eight of them. The Junella rescued the ninth.
July 1956
The ministry of Transport awarded skipper Hall a piece of silver plate in recognition of his skill and seamanship during the rescue in January. The German Captain, Kurt Quant, shook skipper Hall by the hand and praised him for his courage and seamanship in saving his crewmen. The owners of the Gertrud sent a message, "Congratulations - Good show".
September 1956
Skipper Sam Hall of the York City was awarded a silver plate for his skill and seamanship during rescue operations when the German ship Gertrud sank in January.
Tuesday 6th September 1960.
Appearing before Grimsby borough magistrates today, Mr. Lewis Rogers, a wireless operator, admitted taking a 1lb box of pepper from the stores of the York City. Mr. Rogers apologised for the offence and pointed out to the court that the pepper was not part of the ships stores and had been on board for some time.
Friday 30th September 1960.
The second engineer of the York City refused to work or take his watch because he could not get a cooked meal, Grimsby borough magistrates heard today. He  told the court that he had been working in the engine room from early in the morning on the day in question and had gone to get something to eat but there was only bread and margarine on the table. The trawler put into Scarborough and a substitute engineer was sent there by road.
Wednesday 5th October 1960.
Three fishermen admitted combining together to disobey the lawful command of the Skipper of the York City when they appeared before Grimsby borough magistrates today. The court heard that the vessel had been laid in the River Humber waiting for a crewmember to join the vessel. The three fishermen went up on the bridge of the vessel and told the Skipper that they were refusing to sail. No reason was given for their refusal and when the tug carrying the crewmember arrived, the three men jumped aboard. The York City was delayed for 61 hours. Each man was fined £7 10s and were ordered to pay £5 10s expenses and £2 2s advocates fee.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in February 1964.
Camenes/Meera
Built: 1886. Builders: Head & Riley, Hull. Completed: 1886. Registered: May 1910 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 150. Nett Tons: 64. Length: 103 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 16 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 93078. Original Owners: C. H. Double, Fleetwood. Registered as FD.204.
May 1910
Bought by Alfred Bannister, Grimsby, and registered as GY.531.
December 1913
To Swedish ownership where she became Meera.
Fate: Not known.

Harrowby
Built: 1946. Builders: ????, Totnes. Completed: 1946. Registered: January 1948 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 122. Nett Tons: 39. Length: 88.8 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 9.9 feet. Official Number: 166668. Original Owners: ????.
January 1948
Bought by Shire Trawlers Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1950
Sold to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1951
Bought by owners in Lowestoft.
Fate: Not known.

Ross Cougar/Cam Cougar
Built: 1957. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1428. Launched: Wednesday 11th December 1957. Completed: June 1958. Registered: April 1958. Gross Tons: 355. Nett Tons: 127. Length: 127.5 feet. Beam: 26.5 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 181403. Call Sign: MYGV. Original Owners: Derwent Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1959
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1959
Registered to Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1962
Registered to George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
October 1967
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1969
Registered to British United Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1979
Registered to George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Friday 25th January 1985
Sold to Cam Shipping.
February 1986
Converted to an ORSV at Globe Engineering Ltd. St Andrews Dock, Hull.
Fate: Not known.
GY.532 Oriental Star.
Built: 1898. Builders: Dundee Shipbuilding Co, Dundee. Completed: 1898. Registered: March 1898. Gross Tons: 192. Nett Tons: 86. Length: 112 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Official Number: 109511. Original Owners: Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1908
Registered to William Crampin, Grimsby.
April 1911
Registered to subsidiary company Bunch Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1916
Bought by George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground at Iceland on Friday 9th March 1917.
GY.534 Nottingham.
GY.535 Hainton.
GY.536 Huxley.
GY.537 Imbricaria.
Built: 1893. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 93. Launched: Tuesday 29th August 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: October 1894. Gross Tons: 150. Nett Tons: 66. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 99710. Original Owners: International Steam Trawling Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1912
Bought by British Columbia Fisheries Ltd, Canada.
1922
Sold to the Intemational Towing Co, a subsidiary of Gilkey Bros. Towing Co. of Anacortes for use as a tug.
Unknown Date
Bought by the the Dominion Tug & Barge Co, Vancouver.
Fate: Not known.
GY.538 Oldham. Lune.
GY.539 Fane.
GY.540 Germania.
GY.541 Dinamar/Silanion.
GY.542 Manx Prince.
Zenobia
Built: 1893. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1893. Registered: October 1893. Gross Tons: 161. Nett Tons: 65. Length: 101.5 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99712.
Original owners: J. Guzzwell, Grimsby.
August 1903
Bought by W. & A. Lambert.
November 1904 To owners in Norway.
September 1907 To A. E. & W. Lambert, Grimsby and registered as GY.277.
Fate: Sunk by torpedo boat in the North Sea on Tuesday 25th August 1914.

Willonyx/Francisco
Built: 1915. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 640. Launched: Saturday 15th May 1915. Completed: 1915. Registered: July 1915. Gross Tons: 328. Nett Tons: 159. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 24.2 feet. Depth: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet.  Official Number: 137031.
Original owners: Orient Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1920
Sold to Direct Fish Supplies, Grimsby.
May 1922
Sold to owners in Spain who renamed her as Francisco.
Fate: Not known.

Emmanuel Camelaire/President Franqui/Brabant
Built: 1918. Builders: Ailsa Shipbuilding Co, Troon. Yard No: 333. Launched: Thursday 25th April 1918. Completed: 1918. Registered: November 1938 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 279. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 125.6 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Depth: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 144640.
Original owners: Built for the Admiralty as Castle Class trawler Emmanuel Camelaire. Completed as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  3717.
1921
Sold to owners in Belgium and renamed President Franqui.
November 1938
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries, Grimsby, who renamed her Brabant and registered her to subsidiary company Rhondda Steam Fishing as GY.544.
August 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number:  FY.586.
1945
Returned to owners.
September 1946
Bought by Clifton Steam Trawlers Ltd, Fleetwood, and registered as FD.239.
Fate: Scrapped in 1957.
GY.546 Hercules. Stromo.
GY.547 Plymouth.
Built: 1893. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 75. Launched: Tuesday 12th September 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: October 1893. Gross Tons: 139. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99714. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1915
Sold to H. Burns.
February 1916
To owners in Boston.
November 1918
Bought by J. Menzel, Grimsby and registered as GY.1225.
1918
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
October 1921
Sold to Beeley & Sleight, Grimsby.
August 1928
To owners in Milford Haven.
Fate: Not known.
GY.549 Cerealia. Namur.
Corvus
Built: 1893. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 76. Launched: Tuesday 12th September 1893. Completed: 1893. Registered: October 1893. Gross Tons: 140. Nett Tons: 54. Length: 99.3 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99715. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Trawling Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve. Admiralty number: Not issued.
1919
Returned to owners.
May 1919
Sold to H. Bennett, Grimsby.
January 1924
To owners in Milford Haven.
Fate: Not known.

Siam Duffy/Eduard Anseele/Fontenoy
Built: 1918. Builders: Bow, McLachlan & Co, Paisley. Yard No: 364. Launched: Tuesday 30th September 1913. Completed: 1918. Registered: December 1938 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 213. Nett Tons: 75. Length: 125.7 feet. Beam: 23.4 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Triple expansion, 12½, 21, 35 x 26 in, 83 NHP. Made by Fraser & Chalmers, Erith. 1 single ended boiler, 180lb working pressure. Official Number: 145099. Original Owners: Built as Castle Class Trawler Siam Duffy for the Admiralty. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 3684.
Thursday 27th November 1918
Delivered to owners.
1919
Temporarily loaned to the United States Navy.
1921
Returned to the Royal Navy and placed on the Disposal List.
1922
Sold to Soc. Anon Armement Ostendais, Ostend, Belgium, and renamed Eduard Anseele. Call sign changed to MEFA.
December 1938
Acquired by Consolidated Fisheries, Grimsby. Registered to subsidiary Rhondda Steam Fishing and renamed Fontenoy.
February 1940
Hired by the Admiralty.
Fate: Lost on Tuesday 19th November 1940. Sunk by aircraft off Lowestoft whilst on Admiralty service.
GY.551 St Cloud. Navarre.
Built: 1910. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 201. Launched: Thursday 9th June 1910. Completed: 1910. Registered: Thursday 8th September 1910. Gross Tons: 280. Nett Tons: 119. Length: 131.6 feet. Beam: 22.6 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10¼ knots. Official Number: 127867. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
February 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1149.
Fate: Sank by mine off Malin Head, on Saturday 23rd June 1917. The mine was laid by UC79 on the 14th June 1917.
Built: 1910. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 202. Launched: Wednesday 24th August 1910. Completed: 1913. Registered: Saturday 10th September 1910. Gross Tons: 280. Nett Tons: 119. Length: 131.6 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10¼ knots. Official Number: 127869. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
February 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 456.
191?
Converted to a Boom Defence Vessel.
1919
Returned to owners.
Friday 7th May 1920
Sold to Soc Anon Pesca Y Nav, San Sebastion, Spain, and renamed Jose Maria.
1931
Bought by Guzman Rodriguez Rincun & Hijos, Corunna, Spain.
1961
Sold to Guzman Rodriguez Rincun, San Sebastion, Spain.
Fate: Sold to Spanish shipbreakers in 1970 and broken up.
GY.554 Tasmania. Longset/Locarno.
GY.555 Tors.
GY.557 China.
GY.558 Plover. Saltaire.
GY.559 Calvinia.
GY.560 Trafalgar. Lucerne.
GY.562 Jamesia.
GY.563 City of Manchester. Tribune/Lord Beaconsfield.
Chilian
Built: 1893. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 485. Launched: Saturday 23rd December 1893 with Miss F. Alward performing the ceremony. Completed: 1893. Registered: January 1894. Gross Tons: 161. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 99719. Original Owners: Great Grimsby Co-op Box & Fish Carrying Co Ltd, Grimsby. She was equipped with both beam and otter trawls and fitted with a full set of sails.
According to contemporary reports her first voyage was a success, for when she returned to port, "They had on board 180 boxes of haddock, about 300 score of cod, 60 boxes of plaice besides other fish."
Fate: Ran aground on Filey Brig on Sunday April 8th, 1894, at about 3.30 a.m.

Courtier
Built: 1910. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 203. Launched: Saturday 25th June 1910. Completed: 1910. Registered: Monday 8th August 1910. Gross Tons: 181. Nett Tons: 80. Length: 110.2 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 56 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 55 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 127864. Original Owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 449.
Fate: Sank by mine off Kilnsea, Yorkshire, on Thursday 6th January 1916.
GY.565 City of Liverpool.
Argentina
Built: 1899. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 605. Completed: August 1899. Registered: March 1899. Gross Tons: 177. Nett Tons: 60. Length: 110.7 feet. Beam: 21.1 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 48 feet. Forecastle: 22 feet. Official Number: 110905. Original owners: J. & G. Alward Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1911
Bought by the Spurn Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Missing since Friday 26th March 1915.
GY.567 Casoria.
GY.568 Valentia.
GY.569 Prince Victor.
GY.570 India.
Amaranth
Built: 1873. Builders: Lymington. Completed: 1873. Registered: August 1915 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 70. Nett Tons: 38. Length: 101.3 feet. Beam: 15.1 feet. Draught: 7.7 feet. Official Number: 68821. Call Sign: PJDF. Original owners: Unknown.
August 1915
Bought by C. A. Peck, Grimsby.
January 1916
Sold to Amaranth Steam Fishing, Grimsby.
June 1917
To owners in Hull.
Fate: Scrapped in September 1919.
Built: 1894. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 100. Launched: Thursday 8th February 1894. Completed: 1894. Registered: February 1894. First registered as a line-fishing vessel. Gross Tons: 189. Nett Tons: 93. Length: 115.8 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: 50 HP. Official Number: 104161. Original Owners: North Eastern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1778.
Monday 7th October 1918
The vessel was destroyed by fire at Stavros whilst on Admiralty service.
Unknown date
Salvaged, repaired and returned to owners.
Unknown date
Sold into Greek ownership as Georgios Goulandris.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in Israel and became Amos.
Fate: Not known. Some sources have her requisitioned in WW2 as Amos but no further information/confirmation is available.
GY.573 Zarina.
GY.574 Ingoldby.
Yeovil
Built: 1898. Builders: Irvines Shipbuilding Co, Irvine. Yard No: 4. Launched: Friday 11th March 1898. Completed: April 1898. Registered: April 1898. Gross Tons: 164. Nett Tons: 51. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 10, 16, 27 x 20 in, 45 rhp, made by Muir & Houston, Glasgow. 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb working pressure. Official Number: 109519. Original Owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1906
Registered with Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Lost on Saturday 21st April 1917 whilst outward bound from Grimsby. Captured & scuttled by bombs from U-Boat 35 miles NNW from Foula Island with the loss of one of her crew.

Warwickshire/Turquoise/St. Oswald/Woolton/Wyre Woolton.
Please see GY.133 entry for details.
Bull Dog
Built: 1892. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 82. Launched: Tuesday 3rd March 1892. Completed: 1892. Registered: Saturday 26th March 1892. Gross Tons: 138. Nett Tons: 57. Length: 96.7 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Depth: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: Bailey & Leetham. 45 HP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 99562.
Original owners: Humber Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. H.192.
August 1915
Bought by W. H. Beeley, Grimsby and registered as GY.576.
1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
January 1918
Bought by N. Ashworth, Fleetwood and registered as FD.328.
1919
Returned to owners.
Fate: Scrapped in 1924.

Lord Ashfield/Calvi
Built: 1929. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1050. Launched: Saturday 11th May 1929.Completed: 1929. Registered: May 1948 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 346. Nett Tons: 135. Length: 140.3 feet. Beam: 24 feet. Depth: 13.3 feet. Quarterdeck: 76 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 160838.
Original owners: Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co., Ltd, Hull.
May 1948
Bought by the Premier Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, and registered as GY.576.
July 1948 Renamed Calvi.
March 1955
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
July 1955
Bought by George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Fate: To Belgium in July 1956, presumably for scrapping.
GY.577 Roma. Lord Melchett/Nelis.
GY.578 Keelby.
GY.579 Norman.
Arizona
Built: 1894. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 486. Launched: Wednesday 7th February 1894. Completed: March 1894. Registered: March 1894 Gross Tons: 140. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 104163. Original owners: J. & G. Alward, Grimsby.
September 1911
To Sweden.
Fate: Not known.

Irene Wray/Marie R Ommering/Noltan
Built: 1894. Builders: Smith's Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 615. Launched: Tuesday 17th November 1914. Completed: December 1914. Registered: October 1919 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 216. Nett Tons: 82. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Official Number: 137103. Original owners: W. Wray, Hartlepool.
October 1919
Bought by J. Harris, Grimsby and registered as GY.580.
October 1922
To the Regent Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
June 1926
Sold to owners in Holland who renamed her Marie R Ommering.
Unknown Date
To Milford Haven as Noltan.
Fate: Not known.
GY.581 Sihon. Edward VII.
GY.583 Vampire. George Castle/Lord Tennyson.
Arian
Built: 1910. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 466. Launched: 8th June 1910. Completed: 1910. Registered: August 1910. Gross Tons: 221. Nett Tons: 102. Length: 120.4 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Engines: 70 HP. Official Number: 127866. Original owners: Great Central Co-op Engineering and Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Admiralty number: 1404.
1919
Returned to owners.
April 1919
Sold to J. Wintringham, Grimsby.
March 1919
Bought by Taylor & Tomlinson Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD.130.
1938
Sold to the Tudor Steam Trawling Co, Fleetwood.
Fate: Scrapped in 1938.
Bereian
Built: 1910. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 467. Launched: 25th June 1910.Completed: 1910. Registered: September 1910. Gross Tons: 221. Nett Tons: 102. Length: 120.4 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 69 feet. Official Number: 127868.
Original owners: Great Central Co-op Engineering & Ship Repairing Co., Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1911
Bought by W. H. Beeley, Grimsby and renamed Manx Hero.
Fate: Sunk by mine in the Mediterranean on the 10th March 1915 whilst on Admiralty service.

Churchill
Built: 1948. Builders: A Hall, Aberdeen. Registered: October 1948. Gross Tons: 613. Nett Tons: 232. Length: 177 feet. Beam: 30 feet. Draught: 12.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 93 feet. Forecastle: 30 feet. Official Number: 182623.
Original owners: Grimsby Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers, Grimsby.
Monday 18th October 1948
The Churchill arrived in Grimsby from the builders yard.
October 1951
Surveyed at Grimsby.
May 1952
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby becoming that company's only trawler at the time not named after a football club.
Tuesday 2nd November 1953
Homeward bound with 850 kits on board, the Churchill encountered the Coventry City off the Orkneys with a fouled propeller. The Churchill took the hampered vessel under tow but rough weather forced Skipper William Hardie Snr to reduce speed to four knots for the 120-mile tow.
After 40 hours, with the Coventry City under tow, the Churchill finally made it into Scrabster, Caithness.
1955
Under the command of skipper Johnny Bore, an Icelandic gunboat fired three shots over her while she was fishing off the south coast of Iceland. After being interrogated by an Icelandic gunboat skipper about alleged illegal fishing, Skipper Bore was allowed to sail the vessel away.
1956
Under the command of the same skipper, the Icelandic gunboat Thor fired a shot across the vessel's bows when Skipper Bore refused to hand over his papers. He was eventually taken aboard the gunboat, and charged with illegal fishing. The British Fisheries Protection vessel Rattlesnake went to the Churchill's assistance. The vessel incurred penalties of around £5,000, including having her gear confiscated.
May 1957
The Churchill became the first ever Grimsby trawler to fly the Blue Ensign. All British ships are entitled to fly the Red Ensign but the right to "blue duster" is confined to vessels which carry at least five men who are members of the Royal Navy Reserve, the Royal Fleet Reserve or who are naval pensioners. One of them must be the master of the ship. Skipper Bill Hardie, who was skipper of the Churchill at that time, was a lieutenant in the RNR and able to convince the powers-that-be that four other members of the crew were also reservists.
Wednesday 21st August 1957
Whilst berthed on the North Wall, fumes overcame Insurance Surveyor William E. Taylor whilst he was checking a ballast tank. An assistant went to his aid but was overcome too. The two men were finally rescued by workmen and were taken to the hospital.
Friday 29th August 1958
The Churchill had to put into Redsands Bay on the west coast of Iceland with engine trouble. The Icelandic gunboat immediately challenged the Churchill but left when the trawlers Skipper, A. Thrower, explained her trouble.
Saturday 28th February 1959
Ten crewmembers were sacked after refusing to shoot the trawl. The crew maintained that weather conditions made it too dangerous to do so.
Monday 30th May 1960
The Churchill and the seine netter Glenene were both taking ice on board when the seine netter suddenly went astern and hit the Churchill and began sinking. The fire brigade arrived and pumped the water out of the vessel.
Wednesday 6th December 1961
A collision with the Ross Fighter in the River Humber resulted in a two-week spell in dry dock for the Churchill.
Wednesday 22nd August 1962
Fire broke out in the net store and fishroom today as the trawler was preparing to sail for Iceland. Two appliances from Grimsby and one from Cleethorpes attended the scene and they flooded the hold to extinguish the flames.
1962
Under skipper Dave Venney the trawler was escorted into Iceland, where he was fined for being inside the limit. The skipper insisted that the Churchill had drifted inside the limit while the crew was repairing a trawl.
November 1962
Whilst steaming towards Iceland with Skipper Bob Drew in command, the stokehold set alight after the furnace had gone out unnoticed, causing a build-up of fuel oil and gases. The fire was eventually extinguished with steam-drenching tubes after closing off the stokehold and engine-room and shutting off as much air as possible. Emergency lighting had to be rigged up and the incident took three hours to get under control.
Friday 8th November 1963
On passage to the fishing grounds in heavy weather, the Churchill sustained damage when her starboard lifeboat was stove in, her port lifeboat was carried away and her ventilators and galley funnel were also lost.
Saturday 9th November 1963
The Churchill was under way to Reykjavik for repairs to the damage sustained yesterday. She would take on board two inflatable rubber dinghies to replace the lifeboats lost and damaged.
Sunday 8th October 1967
The Churchill was arrested for illegal fishing after being found two miles inside the limits off the northwest coast of Iceland.
Tuesday 10th October 1967
The Churchill, after being fined £3,330 for illegal fishing, was back on the grounds today presuming fishing.
January 1968
On what turned out to be her last trip, there was trouble of another kind off Iceland. Wires were left trailing on the deck because of stormy conditions washed over the side and became entangled in the propeller. Another of the company’s trawlers, the Port Vale, towed the Churchill into Isafjord. However, the divers could not stay down long in the icy waters and, eventually, the vessel had to be beached stern first to enable engineers to do the job.
Friday 15th March 1968
The ship's bell was stolen sometime over the weekend.
Thursday 21st March 1968
The ship's bell mysteriously turned up back on the Churchill, in a sack and brightly polished.
Wednesday 13th November 1968
Don Lister formerly presented the bell to Nunsthorpe Junior Boys School.
Fate: Scrapped in Belgium in April 1968.
GY.586 Magic.
GY.588 Alberia/Alberic.
GY.590 Princess Elizabeth. Vianova.
GY.591 Ernest Holt.
GY.592 Jonathan Grieg. Kirkella/Moorsom/St Benedict.
GY.593 Orion.
Alcedo GY.594
Built: 1894. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 81. Launched: Monday 19th March 1894. Completed: 1894. Registered: April 1894. Gross Tons: 118. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 99 feet. Beam: 20 feet. Draught: 10.1 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 104164. Original Owners: Built for J. Codling, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by collision about 65 miles from Spurn on Monday 22nd October 1894.

Riby
Built: 1910. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 206. Launched: Tuesday 6th September 1910. Completed: 1910. Registered: Thursday 15th December 1910. Gross Tons: 214. Nett Tons: 98. Length: 118.8 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull, Hull. 63 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 132092. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
June 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel.
1919
Returned to owners.
Thursday 13th March 1930
Sold to the Rugby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 2nd May 1933
Bought by The Connie Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Scarborough.
Thursday 12th October 1939
Sold to Filey United Trawlers Ltd, Scarborough.
Tuesday 23rd December 1941
Bought by J. Bennett, Grimsby.
Thursday 2nd November 1944
Sold to Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull.
Tuesday 19th June 1945
Bought by H. B. Ingram, Fleetwood.
Saturday 6th January 1951
Sold for scrap to Thomas W. Ward Ltd, Preston.
Fate: Scrapped in 1951.
Boston Coronet/Lidia Prima
Built: 1959. Builders: Richards, Lowestoft. Completed: 1959. Registered: August 1959. Gross Tons: 199. Nett Tons: 79. Length: 105.7 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 168618.
Original owners: Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co.
December 1962
Transferred to Lowestoft and registered as LT.459.
1980
Sold to Spanish owners and renamed Lidia Prima.
Fate: Not known.

Waago.
Please see GY.705 entry for details.
Built: 1911. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 207. Launched: Wednesday 4th January 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: Monday 13th February 1911. Gross Tons: 284. Nett Tons: 115. Length: 135.2 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Engines: Great Central Engineering. 80 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 132094. Original Owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. 1x3 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 1521.
Thursday 28th March 1918
Sold to the Savoy Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
Friday 17th August 1928
Bought by the Forward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Napier.
Thursday 23rd February 1933
Sold to Benjamin H. O. Nicholson, Aberdeen, and registered as A.244.
1935
Sold to W. Jamieson, Aberdeen.
1937
Sold for scrap to Metal Industries. Scrap value of £700.
Fate: Arrived at Charlestown, Fife, on Saturday 18th December 1937 for scrapping.
Campania/Hvalen/Maria Van Hattem
Built: 1894. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 487. Launched: Tuesday 8th May 1894. Completed: June 1894. Registered: May 1894. Gross Tons: 139. Nett Tons: 59. Length: 101 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 104166. Original Owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1903
Bought by owners in Norway who renamed her as Hvalen.
Unknown date
To Holland ownership and renamed Maria Van Hattem.
Fate: Not known.

Flandre
Built: 1915. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 323. Launched: Friday 30th April 1915. Completed: 1915. Registered: Friday 13th August 1915. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 70 NHP. Speed: 9 knots. Official Number: 137033. Original Owners: Reunion Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 853.
Thursday 19th July 1917
Bought by the North Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1918
Returned to owners.
Wednesday 27th February 1918
Sold to the Rushworth Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 26th June 1919
Bought by the Yarborough Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 31st July 1924
Sold to the South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 2nd November 1925
Bought by the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 6th June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Pennant number: FY.1715.
January 1942
Converted to a Minesweeper.
Monday 8th February 1943
Bought by Shire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 6th December 1944
To Parkholme Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 13th March 1945
Returned to owners.
Saturday 30th July 1949
Bought by Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 10th April 1953
To Derwent Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1958
Sold for scrap to Atlantic Rhederei F. & W. Joch, Germany.
Fate: Arrived at Hamburg on Friday 11th April 1958 for scrapping.
GY.599 Wallington.
Yesso
Built: 1911. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 477. Launched: Thursday 16th February 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: March 1911. Gross Tons: 229. Nett Tons: 118. Length: 119.2 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 66 feet. Official Number: 132097. Original Owners: Henry Lewis Taylor, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 166.
Fate: Sank by a mine off Aberdeen whilst on Admiralty service on Friday 9th February 1917.

Osako
Built: 1958. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1432. Launched: Tuesday 20th May 1958. Completed: 1958. Registered: November 1958. Gross Tons: 350. Nett Tons: 122. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 26.5 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 168604. Original Owners: Diamonds Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
January 1982
To owners in Kuwait.
Fate: Not known.
GY.601 Uganda.
Built: 1898. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 191. Launched: Tuesday 29th March 1898. Completed: 1898. Registered: May 1898. Gross Tons: 150. Nett Tons: 39. Length: 100.6 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 109524. Original Owners: Orient Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1901
To owners in Norway.
June 1914
Back to the Orient Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Renamed Nadine and registered as GY.138.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel. Admiralty number: 693. Pennant number: FY.617.
Fate: Sank after hitting a mine off the Shipwash Buoy on Wednesday 1st September 1915 whilst on Admiralty service.
GY.603 Diamond. Galilaean/Nanao.
Cuckoo
Built: 1894. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 386. Completed: 1894. Registered: August 1894. Gross Tons: 135. Nett Tons: 62. Length: 94 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Official Number: 104169. Original Owners: Pioneer Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
May 1907
Sold to owners in Milford Haven.
July 1917
Bought by R. Hill, Grimsby and registered as GY.1075.
March 1919
Sold to owners in Lowestoft.
Fate: Not known.

Adelaide
Built: 1894. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 117. Launched: Saturday 10th March 1894. Completed: 1894. Registered: Tuesday 10th April 1894. Gross Tons: 139. Nett Tons: 57. Length: 99 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 44 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 34 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 102938. Original Owners: Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.239.
Wednesday 10th January 1912
Sold to William Robbens & Sons, Lowestoft and registered as LT.1164.
1915
Sold to H. Smethurst, Grimsby and registered as GY.604.
Fate: Captured by U-Boat and sunk 30 miles east north east of the Tyne on Tuesday 6th February 1917.

Ephesian/Kyoto
Built: 1959. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1441. Launched: Friday 10th April 1959. Completed: 1959. Registered: October 1959. Gross Tons: 350. Nett Tons: 111. Length: 127.5 feet. Beam: 13 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 34 feet. Official Number: 301816. Original Owners: Built for Sir Thomas Robinson & Son, Grimsby.
October 1975
Sold to the Taylor Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
December 1975
Renamed Kyoto.
May 1980
Sold to owners in the Dominican Republic.
Fate: Not known.
Apollo/Zonia.
This vessel has been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.

Ronso
Built: 1915. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 329. Launched: Thursday 1st July 1915. Completed: 1915. Registered: November 1915. Gross Tons: 248. Nett Tons: 108. Length: 120.5 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 137034. Original Owners: George Frederick Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1916
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 862.
1920
Returned to owners.
Friday 17th November 1933
Registered to Sleight & Humphrey, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
April 1940
Converted to a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 841. Based at Grimsby.
March 1944
Converted to an Esso (fuel carrier). Admiralty number: Y7.29.
Friday 11th January 1946
Returned to owners.
17th May 1949
Registered to George Frederick Sleight & Sons Ltd, Grimsby.
1962
Sold for scrap to Van Heyghen Freres, Belgium.
Fate: Scrapped at Ghent in March 1962.
GY.606 Ulundi.
GY.608 The Tower. Ogano.
GY.609 Pinewold. Petrel.
Cockatrice
Built: 1894. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 490. Launched: Tuesday 8th May 1894. Completed: June 1894. Registered: May 1894. Gross Tons: 115. Nett Tons: 50. Length: 90.6 feet. Beam: 20.1 feet. Draught: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 104171. Original Owners: J. Mackrill & Sons, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Admiralty number: 802.
February 1915
Renamed Cockatrice II.
June 1915
Returned to owners.
Fate: Captured and sunk by U-boat gunfire 40 miles SExS from the Spurn light vessel on Saturday 23rd September 1916. No loss of life.

Yesso/Cleanseas/Southern Quest
Built: 1958. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1433. Launched: Thursday 3rd July 1958. Completed: 1958. Registered: December 1958. Gross Tons: 350. Nett Tons: 122. Length: 125 feet. Beam: 26.5 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 168607. Original Owners: Japan Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1981
No longer fishing.
Unknown date
Renamed Cleanseas and registered at Grangemouth for oil dispersal work.
Unknown date
Sold to a team of explorers who were attempting to retrace Scott's voyage to the South Pole. Her hull was strengthened and she was aptly renamed Southern Quest.
Fate: Sank after her hull was crushed by pack ice whilst on the expedition in 1985.
Built: 1911. Builders: Cochrane & Son, Selby. Yard No: 478. Launched: Thursday 2nd February 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: February 1911. Gross Tons: 195. Nett Tons: 87. Length: 115.3 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Engines: 30 HP. Official Number: 132096.
Original owners: Grant & Baker, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 3 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  30.
1919
Returned to owners.
October 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an auxiliary patrol vessel. Admiralty number:  50.
December 1939
Returned to owners.
April 1945
Sold to owners in Scarborough.
Fate: Scrapped in September 1952.
Durga
Built: 1911. Builders: Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. Yard No: 469. Launched: Thursday 13th April 1911. Completed: June 1911. Registered: June 1911. Gross Tons: 216. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 117.4 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 132103.Original Owners: Built for Ernest Sleight, Grimsby.
December 1919
Registered to Sleights Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
January 1936
Sold to owners in Aberdeen.
Fate: Not known.

Aldershot.
This vessel has been transferred to the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.613 Emerald.
GY.614 Ross Cheetah.
GY.616 Rio. Saxon Venture.
Zarina.
Built: 1894. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1894. Registered: July 1894. Gross Tons: 161. Nett Tons: 65. Length: 101.3 feet. Beam: 20.6 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 104174. Original owners: J. Guzzwell, Grimsby.
June 1903
Sold to Henry Lewis Taylor, Grimsby.
December 1908
To owners in Denmark.
July 1910
Back to Henry Lewis Taylor, Grimsby and registered as GY.573.
Fate: Torpedoed by a U-boat in the North Sea on Wednesday 7th April 1915.
GY.618 Viola. Saxon Onward.
GY.619 Lindum.
GY.620 Lillian.
GY.621 Rover.
Active/Dain
Built: 1898. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 585. Launched: 21st March 1898. Completed: 1898. Registered: May 1898. Gross Tons: 157. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 106 feet. Beam: 20.9 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 19 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 109526. Original Owners: Pelham Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1905
To owners in Cardiff, became Dain.
Fate: Not known.

Glenelg
Built: 1910. Builders: ?, Greenock. Registered: September 1915 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 32. Nett Tons: 19. Length: 106 feet. Beam: 12.1 feet. Draught: 6.6 feet. Official Number: 127557. September 1915
Bought by C. A Peck, Grimsby.
January 1916
Sold to Amaranth Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
January 1916
Bought by J. Adams, Hull.
Fate: Captured and scuttled by U-boat 10 miles off spurn on the 28th June 1916.

Gillingham
Built: 1959. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 519. Launched: 18th September 1959. Completed: 1960. Registered: January 1960. Gross Tons: 427. Nett Tons: 139. Length: 137.2 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Forecastle: 27 feet. Engines: 4 stroke single acting diesel engine by Mirrlees Bickerton & Day, Stockport. Official Number: 301821. Call Sign: GFHB. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Registered to subsidiary company Wendover Fishing Co.
Friday 18th September 1959
The Gillingham was launched today. Mrs. A. P. Thomas, the wife of a Consolidated Fisheries director, Mr. P. B. Thomas, carried out the naming ceremony. Friday 14th January 1960
With Skipper William Smith in command, the vessel sailed on her maiden voyage bound for the Færoe Islands. Formerly in command of the Norwich City, this was Skipper Smith’s first new command.
Thursday 1st February 1962
Crew members, who were also members of the United Fishermen’s Union, prevented the Gillingham from sailing this morning. Under sailing orders for 2am, the men were instructed by the union not to sail until 3am. By this time, however, the tide was over and the vessel was unable to sail.
Friday 2nd February 1962
Following yesterday’s refusal to sail, the Gillingham was able to put to sea this morning at 3am.
Monday 16th November 1964
The vessel put into North Shields following the sudden death of deckhand Edward Dobson whilst the trawler was fishing 25 miles off the Tyne. Mr. Dobson, 41, died following a heart attack.
Tuesday 18th January 1966
Whilst fishing south of Iceland, the Gillingham picked up a mayday signal from the Fleetwood trawler Wyre Conqueror which said that the vessel was aground off Portland Light. The Gillingham passed on the message to the Huddersfield Town who then informed Vestmannaeyjar Radio who, in turn, organised a rescue party for the stranded vessel.
Wednesday 20th January 1971
Immigration officials met the Gillingham when she docked today. The vessel had put into Thorshavn, Færoe Islands, during her trip to take on more stores and provisions and it was here that two men, both Scots, decided to stowaway on the vessel. The Skipper of the Gillingham, Joe Harris, decided to bring the men to Grimsby rather than return them to Thorshavn.
Monday 8th March 1971
Jubilant pickets of the then current fisherman’s strike announced their first victory today claiming that they had prevented the Gillingham from sailing. Outside manager Don Lister refuted the claim, however, explaining that "The ship was due to leave, but the sailing was cancelled at teatime last night because she had engine trouble."
Tuesday 9th March 1971
The Gillingham, in company with five other trawlers, slipped out of the dock today after meeting with no opposition from pickets.
Monday 1st June 1971
Fishing at Iceland, Lt. Stephen Salt of HMS Cavalier boarded the Gillingham and a check on mesh size was carried out. The sizes of the cod end meshes were found to be too small.
Tuesday 8th June 1971
Whilst the Gillingham was in dock at Grimsby, a fisheries officer went on board and checked 20 meshes in the cod ends. They were all found to be too small, as were the meshes of the chafer that was attached to the cod ends.
Wednesday 15th September 1971
Consolidated Fisheries were fined a total of £175 with £15 costs for offences regarding mesh sizes on the Gillingham.
Wednesday 8th November 1972
The Hull trawler Kingston Almandine was struck by a freak wave about seven miles north east of Flugoe Island, Færoe Islands. Part of the bridge of the vessel was swept away and the radar was put out of action so the Skipper sent out a mayday call which was answered by the Northern Sceptre and the Gillingham. The fisheries protection vessel HMS Phoebe and the Northern Sceptre stood by whilst the Gillingham escorted the Hull trawler into the Færoe Islands. The Gillingham suffered slight damage herself during the incident.
Friday 18th May 1973
Because of the situation in Icelandic waters, the Gillingham was now steaming to Bear Island to continue fishing there.
Tuesday 18th September 1973
A few hours after sailing for the Icelandic grounds, it was discovered that 19-year-old deckhand-trimmer Raymond Thompson was missing. In spite of an extensive search of the vessel and a five-hour sea search, the missing man could not be found.
Wednesday 19th September 1973
The Gillingham returned to Grimsby this morning.
Thursday 20th September 1973
An inquiry was told today that a shore gang had not securely replaced a railing on the boat-deck on the Gillingham after they had loaded the galley coal. This, it was felt, may have contributed to the reason for the disappearance of Mr. Thompson.
Friday 21st September 1973
A memorial service for Mr. Thompson was held at the Grimsby Fishermen’s Chapel in Duncombe street today at 10-30am. The service was brought forward as the Gillingham was due to sail again soon and would give shipmates the chance to attend the service if they wished.
Thursday 15th November 1973
Under the cod war pact which took place in Reykjavik earlier this week, two Grimsby trawlers were banned from Icelandic waters. Both vessels were from the Consolidated Fisheries fleet, one of them being the Gillingham.
Monday 8th December 1975
The Gillingham landed today and set a new record for a trawler of her size. Her 1,759 kits realised a staggering £54,785. Outside manager Don Lister commented, "This is a new world record and the best catch the company has ever had. We have had a pretty thin time of it this year. But in this industry you get one bad day and then one good day. My only regret is that we had only these two trawlers up in the White Sea when the fish were there."
Sunday 17th January 1976
Two police officers, who were on the north wall, noticed that a window on the bridge of the Gillingham was broken and decided to investigate. Once on board the vessel, they discovered two men lying on the floor near to an axe that had bloodstains on it. The officers woke the two men who told them they had gone aboard the ship and had tried to break in to get some sleep. One of the men had cut his hand on the broken glass as he tried to open the bridge door with the axe.
Tuesday 19th January 1976
In court today, the two men found aboard the Gillingham had their case adjourned until the 16th February for social inquiry reports. The men were remanded on bail. A spokesperson for Consolidated Fisheries said that repairs to the door would cost in the region of £17.50.
Friday 24th February 1978
It was reported that Consolidated Fisheries had put the Gillingham back to sea fishing the Norwegian grounds. The vessel had been laid up because of poor results at the end of the previous year.
Friday 9th June 1978
Because of the withdrawal of her northeast Arctic license, the Gillingham landed her last ever catch today and was laid up. It was a sorry end to the trawler’s career out of Grimsby as 728 of her 2,039 kits went for fishmeal at just £2.50 per kit. The trawler grossed £37,060 after a 25-day trip to the White Sea, a figure that, according to Consolidated Fisheries, should have been more as at least 500 kits of the unsold codling could have been sold, even if the price had been the minimum.
Friday 16th June 1978
Sold to the Huxley Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
23rd June 1978
Arrived at Lowestoft and registered as LT 305.
February 1981
Converted for oilrig support duties.
Thursday 2nd July 1987
Sold for scrap to Liguria Maritime.
Wednesday 8th July 1987
The Gillingham sailed on her last voyage today, for the breakers yard at Medway, Kent.
Fate: Scrapped.
GY.623 Regardo.
GY.624 Neil Gow.
GY.625 Northwold. Recono.
Persimon.
Please see GY.126 entry for details.

Ross Lynx/Cam Lynx
Built: 1960. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1444. Launched: Friday 22nd July 1960. Completed: 1960. Registered: February 1960. Gross Tons: 354. Nett Tons: 116. Length: 127.5 feet. Beam: 26.5 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 301823. Original Owners: Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1969
Registered to British United Trawlers.
March 1985
No longer fishing.
1985
Bought by Cam Shipping and converted for use as an ORSV. Renamed Cam Lynx
Fate: Scrapped.
GY.628 Vonolel. Haselbech.
GY.630 Franconia. Nairana.
GY.631 Escallonia.
GY.632 Never Can Tell.
GY.633 Freesia.
Built: 1898. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 207. Launched: Thursday 24th March 1898. Completed: 1898. Registered: May 1898. Gross Tons: 203. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 114 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 46 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 109527. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby, Grimsby.
October 1914
Registered to Henry Allen Baskcomb, Grimsby.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 806.
November 1915
Registered to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
July 1933
Registered to the Amalgamated Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Formerly Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1935
Registered to Henry Allen Baskcomb, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in December 1935.
Blackbird/Hillevaag/Sardinen/Bakkenaess
Built: 1894. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Yard No: 389. Completed: 1894. Registered: August 1894. Gross Tons: 136. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 94 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Depth: 10.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Official Number: 104181.
Original owners: Pioneer Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1908
Bought by owners in Inverness.
1913
Renamed Hillevaag.
1916
Renamed Sardinen.
Unknown date
Sailing as general cargo coaster Bakkenaess.
Fate: Not known.

Corrie Roy/Maria Dolores
Built: 1915. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 641. Launched: 1915.Completed: 1915. Registered: September 1915. Gross Tons: 327. Nett Tons: 171. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 24.2 feet. Depth: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Official Number: 138937.
Original owners: Orient Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1930
Sold to the Direct Fish Supply Co, Grimsby.
October 1922
Sold to owners in Spain where she became Maria Dolores.
Fate: Not known.
Princeps/Nason
Built: 1911. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 488. Launched: 30th May 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: July 1911. Gross Tons: 264. Nett Tons: 106. Length: 130.1 feet. Beam: 22.5 feet. Depth: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 71 feet. Official Number: 132109.
Original owners: Anchor Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1923
Bought by owners in Belgium and renamed Nason.
Fate: Not known.

Philadelphian/Belgian Fisherman/ Philadelphian
Built: 1959. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1448. Launched: 2nd November 1959. Completed: 1960. Registered: May 1960. Gross Tons: 291. Nett Tons: 91. Length: 117feet. Beam: 25 feet. Depth: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 62 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 301830.
Original owners: Sir Thomas Robinson & Son, Grimsby.
November 1976
Sold to owners in Belgium who converted her to a Beam Trawler and renamed her as Belgian Fisherman.
1980
Regained her original name, Philadelphian.
Fate: Not known.
Beatrice GY.637
Built: 1906. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 126. Launched: Monday 22nd October 1906.Completed: 1906. Registered: Monday 3rd December 1906. Gross Tons: 173. Nett Tons: 68. Length: 108.5 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 45 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 123298.
Original owners: Hellyer Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull.
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper, FY.14.
Tuesday 31st July 1917
Sold to C. Curzon, Milford Haven.
November 1919
Bought by C. Dobson, Grimsby.
1920
Registered to the Dobson Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
1923
Bought by the Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Hull and registered as H.906.
Fate: Scrapped in 1936.

Ross Jackal GY.637
Built: 1958. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1436. Launched: Wednesday 29th October 1958. Completed: 1958. Registered: April 1959. Gross Tons: 355. Nett Tons: 127. Length: 127.5 feet. Beam: 26.5 feet. Depth: 13 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Official Number: 168611.
Original owners: Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1959
Registered to subsidiary Yorkshire Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1962
Registered to subsidiary George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
October 1967
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1969
Registered to British United Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 25th January 1985
Sold to Cam Shipping.
April 1985
Converted for use as an ORSV at Priors Slip, Lowestoft.
Fate Scrapped.
GY.638 Mabel.
Boston Wasp
Built: 1960. Builders: Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen. Yard No: 882. Launched: Monday 14th March 1960.Completed: 1960. Registered: May 1960. Gross Tons: 300. Nett Tons: 101. Length: 114.5 feet. Beam: 26 feet. Depth: 13.2 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 301829.
Original owners: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Lowestoft.
September 1968
Transferred to Lowestoft and registered as LT.238.
1980
Sold to Central American Interests.
Fate: Wrecked on the Honduras coast in 1989.

Romanoff .
Please see GY.1204 entry for details.
GY.640 Orcades.
GY.641 Lacerta.
Built: 1911. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 214. Launched: Monday 1st May 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: Monday 19th June 1911. Gross Tons: 215. Nett Tons: 104. Length: 118.9 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 67 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 132105. Original Owners: William Grant, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 1632.
1919
Returned to owners.
Friday 7th March 1930
Sold to the Rugby Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 9th February 1934
Bought by H. Robinson, Grimsby.
Tuesday 25th June 1935
Sank following a collision with the Grimsby trawler Ebor Belle off Aberdeen. She was subsequently salvaged.
Monday 13th May 1940
Sold to the Supreme Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 5th July 1943
Bought by John Carl Ross, Grimsby.
Tuesday 23rd July 1946
To Grimsby Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 13th May 1952
Bought by Alfred Bannister (Trawlers) Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: NSold for scrap, on Sunday 27th March 1960, to Heuvelman Metaahandel Sloopwerken and broken up at Krimpen Ijssel, Holland.
GY.643 Night Hawk. Notts County.
GY.644 Garu. Judaean.
Built: 1911. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 487. Launched: Saturday 13th May 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: August 1911. Gross Tons: 216. Nett Tons: 85. Length: 120 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 68 feet. Official Number: 132110. Original Owners: Great Central Co-op Engineering and Ship Repairing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1917
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Admiralty number: 645.
April 1918
Sold to John Wintringham Smethurst, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
June 1920
Registered to Henry Carl Smethurst, Grimsby.
May 1924
Bought by Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby, Grimsby.
November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Pennant number: FY.791. Joined the 112th Minesweeper Group based at Grimsby
January 1942
Bought by Trawlers Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
December 1945
Returned to owners.
January 1946
Sold to Thomas, Charles & Fred Moss Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1956.
GY.646 Parthian. Ross Puma.
GY.647 Rollo.
Athelstan
Built: 1911. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 222. Launched: Tuesday 15th August 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: Wednesday 4th October 1911. Gross Tons: 202. Nett Tons: 90. Length: 115.4 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 11.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 67 HP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 132114. Original owners: Onward Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 6 pounder AA gun. Admiralty number: 343. Pennant number: FY.343.
1919
Returned to owners.
Saturday 17th September 1927
Sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Sons, Grimsby.
Wednesday 29th November 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.
January 1940
The conversion to an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel wasn’t carried out so she was returned to her owners.
Friday 26th April 1940
Left Grimsby for the fishing grounds 50-60 miles east of Whitby.
Saturday 27th April 1940
Seen by the trawler Claire, GY.318, in position Lat 54º 00’ N Long 001º 55’ E. This would prove to be the last sighting of the Athelstan.
Fate: Posted as missing, lost with all nine crew, in April 1940.

Vivaria
Built: 1960. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 961. Launched: Thursday 12th May 1960. Completed: 1960. Registered: Thursday 8th September 1960. Gross Tons: 744. Nett Tons: 272. Length: 185 feet. Beam: 33.5 feet. Draught: 16.7 feet. Foredeck: 35 feet. Engines: Mirrlees Bickerton & Day. 484 BHP. Speed: 12 knots. Official Number: 301840. Original owners: Atlas Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. The Vivaria was reportedly the fastest conventional trawler in the port of Grimsby. She was also perhaps the most aptly-named trawler in the country as the Latin word vivarium means 'fish container'.
Friday 28th January 1966
Sold to Northern trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1971
Registered to Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sold to Mr Valman in 1979 and her machinery was removed at West India Docks, London. The remaining hull was later re-sold for scrap.
Jacamar
Built: 1911. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 220. Launched: Saturday 15th July 1911. Completed: 1911. Registered: Friday 8th September 1911. Gross Tons: 293. Nett Tons: 128. Length: 135.2 feet. Beam: 22.7 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 73 feet. Forecastle: 49 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 132112. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb, Grimsby.
November 1914
Registered to Henry Allen Baskcomb, Grimsby.
May 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1207.
19th October 1915
Registered to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sank following a collision off the Southgate Light Vessel, Folkestone on Sunday 28th January 1917.

Notts Forest.
This vessel is listed in the 'Consolidated Fisheries' section of the site.
GY.650 Houbara/Holborn; Ross Genet.
Champion
Built: 1899. Builders: Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull. Completed: 1899. Registered: September 1899. Gross Tons: 198. Nett Tons: 73. Length: 110.5 feet. Beam: 21.2 feet. Depth: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 46 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 110908.
Original owners: Anchor Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Ran aground in the Pentland Firth on the 6th October 1900.

Barnsley GY.651
Built: 1960. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 523. Launched: 9th August 1960.Completed: 1960. Registered: October 1960. Gross Tons: 441. Nett Tons: 147. Length: 137.2 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Depth: 14.2 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet.  Engines: 4 stroke single acting diesel engine by Mirrlees Bickerton & Day, Stockport. Official Number: 301827. Call sign: GHGD.
Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd and registered to subsidiary company Rhondda Steam Fishing Co. Prior to her completion, the new vessel was due to be named Burnley. A letter of guarantee from The Hull Gates Shipping Company Ltd promised that they were willing to make advances of up to £30,000 to assist buying the Barnsley.
Thursday 11th August 1960
Mrs. T.P. Greenaway, the wife of Consolidated Fisheries Superintendent engineer, launched the Barnsley at Goole.
Tuesday 18th October 1960
Whilst berthed in the Railway Dock at Goole for fitting-out, a fire broke out aboard the Barnsley. Goole Fire Brigade were called out to the vessel but the blaze was extinguished by the employees of the Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Co Ltd who were on board at the time of the fire. Damage to the vessel was said to be minor.
Monday 7th November 1960
Landing her maiden trip today, the first box of fish from the Barnsley was bought for £20 by an anonymous buyer who then refused to take it. The box, all halibut, was put up for auction again and was bought by Mr. Stanley Fox, again for £20. A further box of unweighed fish was offered as a guess-the-weight competition, which was won by Messrs J.E. Mettam who also received a bottle of whiskey. The box of fish and the guessing competition raised a total of £94 for the Grimsby Fishermen’s Dependants Fund.
Monday 30th July 1962
Whilst fishing 18 miles south east of Iceland, a fire broke out which severely damaged the Skippers cabin, radio room and the bridge. The crew of 19 tackled the fire for two hours before gaining control. The fire had left the vessel without a compass or any other navigational equipment. The only other vessel in the area was a Belgian trawler whose attention was eventually attracted by the firing of smoke flares. Eventually, Skipper Thor Olgiersson, on his first trip in the ship, managed to get the Barnsley under way and steam across to the vessel. Language barriers prevented the Belgian from understanding just what Skipper Olgiersson was trying to tell him, but eventually understanding dawned and the foreign skipper contacted HMS Palliser who steamed to the area to assist.
Wednesday 1st August 1962
The Barnsley was en route to Aberdeen escorted by the Fisheries Protection frigate HMS Palliser. At the Skipper’s request, naval ratings equipped with walkie-talkie sets were sent on board the Barnsley in order that the two vessels could keep in touch with each other for the journey. As a precaution, the Barnsley’s life rafts were launched and made fast alongside in case it was necessary to abandon ship but the weather held calm during the journey and the precaution was not needed.
Thursday 2nd August 1962
The Barnsley arrived in Aberdeen where repairs were made to enable the vessel to continue to Grimsby.
Thursday 29th April 1964
The 60 year old watchman of the Barnsley pleaded guilty to taking peas and margarine worth 3s 8d from the vessel whilst it was in dock. The man was fined £3.
Thursday 26th November 1964
The Barnsley landed today and grossed £10, 800, becoming the first Grimsby trawler of her size to gross more than £10,000. Her daily average was £385.
Monday 16th January 1967
A member of the crew of the Barnsley, Mr. Ben Willey, who had been put ashore when he had taken ill, died today in an Icelandic hospital.
Wednesday 26th April 1967
Whilst boarding the Barnsley ready for sailing at 8.30am today, Mr. George Duncan lost his balance and fell off the ladder and into the dock, striking his head on the quay as he did so. Immediately, Mr. George Freeman dove in the water and kept the unconscious man afloat. Harry Walker, assistant runner with Consolidated, climbed down on the wooden beams and pulled both men from the water. Mr. Duncan was taken to Grimsby General Hospital and was detained for a day.
Wednesday 2nd August 1967
For his daring rescue of Mr. Duncan, the Royal Humane Society awarded a testimonial for bravery to Mr. Freeman today.
Friday 16th July 1971
A big search was made for crewmember Raymond Walter Harvey, who suddenly jumped overboard from the Barnsley. All the vessels in the area joined in the search which continued for several hours until it was called off due to poor visibility.
Friday 30th July 1971
A Department of Trade inquiry heard today that Mr. Harvey had complained of hearing music and voices in his ears. The inquiry concluded that Mr. Harvey might have become depressed and jumped overboard.
Tuesday 10th July 1973
With her grossing of £26,469 today, the Barnsley set a new record today for a vessel in her class.
Thursday 25th October 1973
The Barnsley set a further record today with her grossing of £31,300.
Monday 12th January 1976
When the Barnsley sailed today, she did so with an extra passenger on board in the shape of 15 year-old Royce Rothenberg who had secreted himself on board the vessel prior to sailing.
Tuesday 13th January 1976
After discovering his sea-loving stowaway today, skipper George Turrell headed his vessel for Peterhead, Scotland, where he put the youngster ashore. The Barnsley then continued her journey to the White Sea fishing grounds.
Wednesday 14th January 1976
Speaking about the incident aboard the Barnsley, Mr. Don Lister described Rothenberg who was due back in Grimsby today as a ‘nuisance’ who had cost the firm time and money by having had to divert the Barnsley to Peterhead to land him there. He went on to say that the firm offered pleasure trips in the school holidays to enable anyone to go to sea. By his actions, he added, Rothenberg had reduced his prospects of employment with the firm after he had left school.
Wednesday 5th May 1976
In an effort to bring attention to their plea for more protection from the ICV’s, the Barnsley, in company with other trawlers, withdrew from the fishing grounds at Iceland and steamed outside of the disputed limits leaving only the Carlisle still on the grounds. Mr. Don Lister radioed the Barnsley and asked the Skipper to reconsider his action, which the Skipper eventually did and returned to the grounds.
May 1977
The Barnsley was fishing for plaice in the Russian sector of the White Sea when she was approached by a Russian gunboat and told to leave the waters and take other trawlers fishing there with her. The gunboat captain told skipper Jim Hodson that the vessels must leave the grounds and would not be allowed back there until there was some sort of agreement between Russia and Britain. Talks between Russia and the eec on a new fishing agreement were in progress at the time. The following day, the gunboat captain admitted he had made a mistake and overstepped his authority by ordering the trawlers out of Russian waters the previous day. The Foreign Office announced that British trawlers could fish there until, at least, a new agreement with Russia was reached.
Monday 19th September 1977
In support of the lumpers decision to ban the landing of Icelandic vessels in view of the cod war settlement, the crew of the Barnsley sent a telegram to the local Transport and General Workers Union office. In it, they said that they would not like to see any relaxation of the rule and would consider it an act of betrayal if Icelandic vessels were allowed to land at Grimsby in the future.
1978
Bought by Dagon Fishing Co Ltd, Luton (part of the Colne Group, Lowestoft).
Week ending Saturday 3rd June 1978
Due to the withdrawal of her licence for the Norwegian sector of the White Sea, the Barnsley was laid up. Quite ironically, the 1,177 kits that the trawler landed made £36,769, - Grimsby’s top grossing that week - and brought the total of her six trips this year to £210,000.
22nd July 1978
Arrived at Lowestoft, where she continued fishing as LT 551.
October 1980
Converted for oilrig support duties.
Tuesday 20th January 1992
Sold for scrap to C. Knights, sailing for the Thames yard the same day.
Fate: Scrapped.
GY.652 Ross Civet.
GY.653 Horatio. Ross Zebra.
GY.654 Mollymawk/Reformo.
GY.655 Phoebe. Saxon Progress.
GY.656 Kitty. Fisher Prince. Ross Eagle.
GY.657 Ross Hawk.
GY.658 Queensborough. Ross Kestrel.
GY.659 Trueman/Ross Jupiter.
GY.660 Juliet. Padgett/Ross Juno.
GY.661 Elysian. Tokio.
GY.662 Lepanto.
GY.663 Ralco.
GY.664 Lemberg.
GY.665 Manx Admiral. Ross Cormorant.
GY.666 Responso. Ross Renown.
GY.667 Unity. Ross Falcon.
GY.668 Recolo. Hondo.
GY.669 Fuchsia. St Christopher/Oratava.
GY.670 Relevo.
Rochester
Built: 1898. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 174. Launched: Tuesday 12th April 1898. Completed: 1898. Registered: May 1898. Gross Tons: 165. Nett Tons: 51. Length: 104.2 feet. Beam: 21 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Engines: 45 HP. Official Number: 109529.
Original owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co Ltd, Grimsby.
April 1906
Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1 x 3 pounder gun. Admiralty number:  642.
1919
Returned to owners.
January 1925
Transferred to Lowestoft.
Fate: Sank by a mine in the North Sea on Thursday 27th July 1944.

Boston Weelsby
Built: 1961. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 973. Launched: Monday 20th March 1961.Completed: 1961. Registered: Tuesday 12th September 1961. Gross Tons: 412. Nett Tons: 140. Length: 137.2 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Depth: 14.5 feet. Forecastle: 24 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes/Werkspoor. 1050 BHP. Speed: 12 knots. Official Number: 303278.
Original owners: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby.
Thursday 20th September 1962
Sold to F. & T. Ross Ltd, Hull.
Sunday 4th February 1968
Whilst returning from the Icelandic fishing grounds the vessel was seriously damaged by a heavy sea to the west of the Færoe Islands. The Aberdeen trawler Ben Bhrackie (A.814) came to her aid and towed her into Thorshavn for repairs.
Friday 19th September 1969
Sold to Irvin Johnson Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa, and registered as CTA.47.
1984
Vessel stripped of all reusable parts.
Fate: Hulk was scuttled off Robben Island, Cape Town, on Thursday 26th July 1984.
GY.672 Priscillian.
GY.673 Tiberian.
GY.674 Swift. Jessica. Real Madrid.
Star of the South
Built: 1902. Builders: Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen. Yard No: 364. Launched: Wednesday 3rd December 1902. Completed: 1903. Registered: September 1915 (at Grimsby). Gross Tons: 182. Nett Tons: 69. Length: 112.1 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Draught: 12 feet. Official Number: 115588. Original Owners: Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen.
September 1915
Bought by G. Cole, Grimsby and registered as GY.676.
October 1918
To owners in Harrogate.
November 1925
To owners in Blackpool.
January 1931
To owners in Fleetwood.
Fate: Scrapped in October 1932.

Balmoral/Fiskerton
Built: 1962. Builders: J. S. Doig, Grimsby. Completed: 1962. Registered: September 1964. Gross Tons: 199. Nett Tons: 67. Length: 104 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 59 feet. Forecastle: 17 feet. Official Number: 303289. Original owners: Queen Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
September 1964
Bought by Peter Sleight Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Fiskerton.
August 1975
Sold to the Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
Saturday 23rd August 1975
Arrived at Lowestoft. Registered as LT.113.
Fate: Sold for scrap in July 1981.
Birch
Built: 1912. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 236. Launched: 23rd January 1912.Completed: 1912. Registered: 20th March 1912. Gross Tons: 215. Nett Tons: 100. Length: 118.9 feet. Beam: 21.5 feet. Depth: 11.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 67 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 67 HP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 132125.
Original owners: William Grant and D. Robinson, Grimsby.
February 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper. Pennant number:  FY.1129.
Fate: Sank by mine in the North Sea off Yarmouth on the 23rd August 1916. The mine had been laid three days before by U-C1 on the 20th August 1916.

Tom Grant
Built: 1962. Builders: Brooke Marine, Lowestoft. Completed: 1962. Registered: February 1962. Gross Tons: 262. Nett Tons: 83. Length: 113 feet. Beam: 25 feet. Depth: 12.5 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 303287.
Original owners: Stirling Fishing Co, London.
October 1964
Bought by Craig Stores, Aberdeen. Registered as A.760.
April 1967
Returned to Grimsby and registered as GY.1392.
December 1981
Sold to owners in Kuwait.
1986
Bought by C. Macbride and registered at Newry as N.400. Rebuilt as a stern fisher.
July 1987
Registered to Crosskeen Ltd, Fleetwood.
Fate: Not known.
GY.678 Ross Kittiwake.
GY.679 Garola.
Quercia
Built: 1894. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 129. Launched: 16th October 1894. Completed: 1894. Registered: 30th October 1894. Gross Tons: 155. Nett Tons: 65. Length: 102.2 feet. Beam: 20.7 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 45 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 104189.
History: Built for Robert W. Roberts & James Ruthven Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Captured by U-Boat and sunk 60 miles off Blyth on the 18th April 1917.

Waddington
Built: 1962. Builders: Dunston, Hessle. Registered: February 1962. Gross Tons: 230. Nett Tons: 76. Length: 106 feet. Beam: 23.7 feet. Depth: 12 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Engines: 6-cylinder 622hp Ruston. Official Number: 303286. Call sign: GHYA.
Original owners: Built for Peter Sleight Trawlers, Grimsby.
1975
Bought by the Colne Fishing Co. Ltd, Lowestoft.
August 1975
Arrived in Lowestoft. Registered as LT.79.
1981
Converted to an Oil Rig Support Vessel.
1984
The vessel had a new engine fitted, possibly a 655hp Ruston as the Scampton had.
Fate: Sold for scrap in October 1991.
GY.681 Ladas. Carlisle.
GY.682 Majestic.
City Of Birmingham/Arima Maru
Built: 1898. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 182. Launched: Monday 14th March 1898. Completed: May 1898. Registered: May 1898. Gross Tons: 287. Nett Tons: 92. Length: 140.5 feet. Beam: 23.5 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Forecastle: 23 feet. Engines: Triple expansion 13, 22, 35 x 27 in, 64 rhp, made by Muir & Houston. 1 single ended boiler, 180 lb working pressure. Official Number: 109531. Call Sign: SHDM. Original Owners: Hagerup, Doughty & Co, Grimsby.
March 1904
Sold to J. W. Jameson, Hong Kong, which became her port of registry. For her first year under this new ownership, her Skipper was J. E. Walton.
1907
Bought by Holme, Ringer & Co.
1907
Sold to Mitsu Bishi Goshi Kaisha, Kobe, and renamed Arima Maru. Her registered tonnage also changed to 306 gross, 165 net.
Fate: Not known.

Grand Duke/Night Rider/Kassos
Built: 1915. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 642. Launched: October 1915. Completed: 1915. Registered: September 1915. Gross Tons: 327. Nett Tons: 171. Length: 140.4 feet. Beam: 24.2 feet. Draught: 12.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 21 feet. Engines: Triple expansion engine and one single ended Scotch boiler supplied and fitted by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull, Hull. Official Number: 138938. Original Owners: Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 2512.
1919
Returned to owners.
March 1920
Sold to Direct Fish Supplies Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1922
Bought by the Nocturne Fishing Co, Grimsby.
October 1922
Renamed Night Rider.
October 1939
Sold to the Hull Northern Fishing Co, Hull.
January 1940
Purchased by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Pennant number: Z.113.
1946
Paid off and laid up by the Admiralty.
February 1947
Sold to Storhaug & Partners Ltd.- Storship Salvage, London, NNC.
1949
Bought by Zacharis Bro's & M. Vassilias & Co. Piraeus, Greece and renamed Kassos.
1951
Converted to a dry cargo motor vessel.
1958
To Zacharis Bro's & Co. Piraeus. NNC.
1961
Bought by Groumas Bro's , Piraeus. NNC. Gross tonnage reduced to 299.
1963
Sold to Tsitzas Bro's & Asterios Belos & Co. Piraeus. NNC.
Fate: Reported as broken up at Piraeus in March 1970.


Crystal Palace
Built: 1961. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 529. Launched: Wednesday 25th October 1961. Completed: 1962. Registered: January 1961. Gross Tons: 441. Nett Tons: 147. Length: 137.2 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: 4 stroke single acting diesel engine by Mirrlees National, Stockport. Official Number: 303285. Call Sign: GHXM. Original Owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby. Registered to subsidiary company Rhondda Steam Fishing Co.
Thursday 11th January 1962
Running her acceptance trials in the River Humber today, the Crystal Palace recorded a mean average speed of 12.88 knots.
Monday 15th January 1962
Sailed on her maiden voyage to Iceland.
Wednesday 21st December 1966
The Crystal Palace, in company with the Ross Jaguar, answered what they believed to be red distress flares whilst about 210 miles off Aberdeen in heavy seas. Both trawlers altered course towards the flares but on arrival in the area discovered three foreign trawlers conducting what appeared to be a sea search. The two British trawlers offered to help but their signals went unanswered. Repeated signals also went unanswered so the two trawlers continued on their way.
Thursday 26th July 1967
Whilst fishing the Icelandic grounds, the Third Hand of the Crystal Palace collapsed so the Skipper immediately hauled in the trawl and made for the nearest port. The Third Hand, Mr. Albert Leonard, was unfortunately found to be dead upon arrival at Iceland.
Monday 31st July 1967
The Mercantile Marine Superintendent Mr. H. J. Cave refuted an allegation that Skipper James Hodson had delayed in landing a sick man. The inquiry into the death of Mr. Albert Leonard who died of a heart attack, heard how Skipper Hodson had hauled the gear immediately and had rendered what first aid he could to the sick man.
Friday 5th February 1971
Whilst the Crystal Palace was outward bound, a crewmember jumped overboard at Spurn Lightship. A deckhand, who witnessed the incident, ran to the wheelhouse and raised the alarm then promptly ran across the boat deck and dove in the water in a rescue attempt. Two other crew members jumped in to give assistance in the rescue which was eventually effected. A passing Grimsby seiner picked up all four men and transferred them back to the trawler. Returning to port, the vessel was met by a doctor and police who wanted to question the man and the rest of the crew.
Tuesday 9th February 1971
The crew member who jumped overboard at Spurn Lightship had his Port Record Book withdrawn today by the Disciplinary Committee. It was their view that he had endangered not only his own life but that of three others also. The man explained to the committee that he had had domestic troubles prior to sailing that day.
Thursday 10th June 1971
After grounding on a sandbank, the 830-ton Hull trawler Lorenzo was pulled free by the Crystal Palace. No damage was sustained to either vessel during the operation.
Monday 14th June 1971
A new port record for a vessel in this class was set up today when the Crystal Palace landed 2,053 kits to realise a grossing of £18,002.
Monday 29th November 1971
The Crystal Palace landed 2.042 kits from a three-week Icelandic trip to the North Cape today and broke the record for a vessel under 140ft with a grossing of £21,743. Her skipper, Bill Hardie junior, said:
"We were very fortunate in many ways. We had a long spell of fine weather and the fishing was good. There is still plenty of fish at the Cape, but ice has moved in during the last few days."
Monday 3rd July 1972
After admitting theft and malicious damage, two men were jailed at Wick Sheriff Court. The two men received sentences of two and three months. The cases against two other men were continued until 5th September to allow them to pay for some of the damage. The men had painted the decks of the vessel Boy David and had taken the Glen Roy for a run around Scrabster harbour until she rammed a pier, causing damage estimated to be around £800.
Saturday 12th May 1973
Going to the assistance of the Crystal Palace, which was under threat of having her warps cut, the tugs Irishman and Englishman were fired upon by the ICV Thor. In a telegram to the Editor of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph, the skipper of the Crystal Palace, John Rimmer, said:
‘Fishing at Southeast Iceland under constant attack by Thor with cutter out, guns manned and sharpshooters stood by. Being escorted by Irishman and Englishman and both tugs have been fired on by Thor under no provocation. Thor’s tactics are not only bad seamanship but highly dangerous to lives of my crew and those of the tugs.’
Friday 22nd December 1974
A Department of Trade inquiry heard today how the 31 year old radio operator of the Crystal Palace had had a ‘look of horror’ on his face before he jumped overboard. The operator, Mr. Peter Newman, had complained about hearing voices and Morse code in his head the day before he jumped overboard. Several members of the crew gave evidence to Mr. Newman’s behaviour as being ‘erratic’ and ‘seeing and hearing things’. After Mr. Newman had gone overboard, Skipper George Mussell turned the vessel around and, using the searchlight, searched the area for two hours. Mr. George Pettigrew, who conducted the inquiry, said of the incident:
"I honestly feel that when a man in his prime is lost at sea it is a great loss."
Sunday 7th December 1975
After hauling the trawl due to severe weather, which blew up in a matter of minutes, deckhand Alfred Bothwell was washed overboard by a heavy sea that filled the alleyway where the man was. Skipper George Mussell mounted a search that was aided by the other vessels in the area but the missing man was not found.
Thursday 18th December 1975
The Icelandic Government claimed that the ICV Odinn had cut both warps of the Crystal Palace today. Her Skipper, George Mussell, later refuted this claim saying that only one warp had been cut and that the gear had been hauled in safely.
Tuesday 23rd December 1975
The inquiry on Alfred Bothwell today recorded that he had been lost at sea, believed killed or drowned.
Saturday 24th April 1976
Attempting to arrest the Crystal Palace for steaming inside the limits with the gear incorrectly stowed, the commander of the Icelandic Coastguard Vessel Odinn, Captain Helgi Hallvardsson, asked permission from Iceland’s Justice Minister, Olafur Johanneson, to use his guns. The permission was refused. Acting under orders from Consolidated Fisheries, the Skipper of the Crystal Palace, Eddie Collins, offered to give himself up and face the charges but this was refused. He was then advised by Consolidated to sail southwards.
Monday 26th April 1976
The Crystal Palace was still steaming south today. Outside manager Don Lister said that he intended speaking to Skipper Collins again today but it seemed likely that the trawler would be brought home, even though she had been at sea for only seven days.
Friday 4th February 1977
Consolidated Fisheries began converting the 441-ton former deep-water trawler into a multi-purpose vessel. During the conversion, the Crystal Palace had her stern strengthened to take the South Western Mechanised Fishing hydraulic net drum. The drum was fitted with a Staffa motor which would wind the Engels pelagic trawl aboard. On the foredeck, ten holes allowed the fish to drop down into the fishroom. Bunker lids covered the holes when not in use. Up on the bridge, one of the radar sets had to be removed to allow the fitting of the sonar. An Elac fish finder, Koden net monitor and a Decca 350T Track Plotter completed the necessary equipment.
Thursday 24th February 1977
The conversion of the Crystal Palace was now nearing completion.
Monday 14th March 1977
The Crystal Palace, with Skipper Dave Wilson in command, left Grimsby today on a trip to test fishing techniques and gear experimentation. The recently converted vessel, the third of such converted for multi-role fishing, had been chartered by the White Fish Authority for research into pelagic fishing for blue whiting off the west coast of Scotland. In her new role, the Crystal Palace carried a modified crew of ten men:- skipper, mate, 3rd hand, two engineers, cook and four deckhands.
Thursday 7th July 1977
Returning from a westerly fishing trip, the trawler was in collision with the Greek 52,000 ton oil tanker Chief Colocotronis whilst navigating the approaches to the River Humber. The accident happened in thick fog just after 7am and the Crystal Palace, under the command of Skipper Dave Wilson, limped safely back to port. The vessels bows were severely crumpled but there was no injury to the crew.
Monday 14th November 1977
Because of new, restrictive mackerel quotas, it was decided to lay-up the Crystal Palace.
Tuesday 5th December 1978
Sold to the Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft.
16th December 1978
The vessel arrived at Lowestoft.
1979
Registered as LT.393.
March 1981
Converted to an ORSV.
1992
Sold to Caravel Maritime for scrapping.
Fate: Left Lowestoft on Thursday 2nd January 1992 for scrapping at Rainham (Medway, Kent) in 1992.
Corona
Built: 1912. Builders: Dundee Shipbuilding Co, Dundee. Completed: 1912. Registered: May 1912. Gross Tons: 212. Nett Tons: 82. Length: 117.3 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 11.6 feet. Quarterdeck: 65 feet. Official Number: 132137. Original Owners: Grimsby & North Sea Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
February 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder and 1x2 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 1137.
Fate: Sank by mine off Ramsgate on Thursday 23rd March 1916 whilst on Admiralty service.

Lofoten
Built: 1962. Builders: Brooke Marine, Lowestoft. Completed: 1962. Registered: August 1962. Gross Tons: 212. Nett Tons: 65. Length: 102.5 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Draught: 11.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 58 feet. Forecastle: 15 feet. Official Number: 303298. Original Owners: Lindsey Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
March 1967
Registered to Lindsey Trawlers, Grimsby.
May 1985
De-registered.
Fate: Not known.
GY.685 City of Edinburgh. Guiding Star. Loveden.
Sarpedon/Lord Shrewsbury
Built: 1898. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 199. Launched: 1898. Completed: 1898. Registered: Wednesday 25th May 1898. Gross Tons: 167. Nett Tons: 53. Length: 101.8 feet. Beam: 20.8 feet. Depth: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 47 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet.  Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 45 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 109534.
Original owners: Standard Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Friday 1st March 1912
Sold to the Port of Blyth Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Blyth. Renamed Lord Shrewsbury and registered as BH.94.
Thursday 10th December 1914
Bought by the Beacon Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. Registered as GY.395.
1918
Requisitioned by the Admiralty into the Fishery Reserve.
1919
Returned to owners.
Sunday 29th December 1918
Sold to Stringer’s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Wednesday 3rd December 1919
Bought by the Brent Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 3rd May 1920
Sold to the Banks Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 25th March 1924
Bought by the Great Central Co-op Engineering & Ship Repair Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Tuesday 19th June 1928
Sold to Trawlers White Sea & Grimsby Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Posted as missing, lost with all hands on Monday 8th December 1941. It is presumed that she sank after hitting a mine near the Humber Estuary.

Bianca GY.686
Built: 1905. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 91. Launched: Monday 16th October 1905.Completed: 1905. Registered: Tuesday 21st November 1905. Gross Tons: 174. Nett Tons: 55. Length: 108.5 feet. Beam: 21.6 feet. Depth: 11.5 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith. 45 NHP. Speed: 9½ knots. Official Number: 121093.
Original owners: Hellyer Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. Registered as H.845
September 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a minesweeper, No.600.
Wednesday 4th July 1917
Sold to C. Dobson, Grimsby, and registered as GY.686.
1919
Returned to owners.
1920
To the Dobson Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
Friday 14th December 1923
Sold to Kelsall Bros & Beeching Ltd, Hull, and registered as H.907.
Friday 6th March 1936
Bought by the Crescent Trawler Co Ltd, Milford Haven.
Fate: Sank in the Irish Sea by explosion after trawling up a mine or bomb on Thursday 20th March 1941. The vessel was fishing about 14 miles off Holyhead at the time of the explosion. Five of her crew were lost and four were rescued.
GY.687 Libra/Everingham.
GY.688 Saxon Forward.
GY.689 Lysander. Okino.
GY.690 Golden Hope. Flying Wing.
GY.691 Horus. Erimo.
Carilon
Built: 1915. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 325. Launched: Wednesday 28th April 1915. Completed: 1913. Registered: Tuesday 5th October 1915. Gross Tons: 226. Nett Tons: 109. Length: 117 feet. Beam: 22 feet. Draught: 12.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 61 feet. Forecastle: 16 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 75 NHP. Speed: 9 knots. Official Number: 138940. Original Owners: Marshall Line Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
November 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x3 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 21.
Fate: Sank by mine off Margate on Friday 24th December 1915. The mine was laid by UC1 on Thursday 23rd December 1915.

Ross Curlew/Anegada
Built: 1961. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1469. Launched: Friday 24th November 1961. Completed: 1962. Registered: May 1962. Gross Tons: 288. Nett Tons: 92. Length: 107.5 feet. Beam: 24.5 feet. Draught: 12.5 feet. Quarterdeck: 57 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Engines: 6-cylinder 785hp Ruston. Official Number: 303293. Call Sign: GHZG. Original Owners: Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
October 1969
Registered to British United Trawlers (B.U.T).
1970
Registered to Goweroak Ltd.
1980
Bought by Colne Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft, for use as an ORSV.
Monday 27th July 1981
Arrived at her new home port of Lowestoft.
September 1981
Renamed Anegada.
1991
Sold for scrap.
Fate: Left Lowestoft in December 1991 for the breakers yard.
GY.693 Honoria. Ross Heron.
Calabria
Built: 1894. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 495. Launched: 18th September 1894. Completed: October 1894. Registered: March 1894 Gross Tons: 127. Nett Tons: 42. Length: 90 feet. Beam: 20 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 104185.
Original owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
July 1898
Bought by J. Edwards, Grimsby.
January 1899
Sold to owners in Hartlepool.
Unknown date
Bought by owners in Holland where she became De Hoop II.

Straton .
Please see GY.381 entry for details.

Northern Reward/St. Elizabeth
Built: 1962. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 980. Launched: 9th January 1962.  Completed: 1962. Registered: 20th July 1962. Gross Tons: 576. Nett Tons: 194. Length: 163.6 feet. Beam: 30 feet. Depth: 16.2 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: Mirrlees Bickerton & Day. 1400 BHP. Speed: 14 knots. Official Number: 303299.
Original owners: Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1971
Bought by Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
1st February 1981
Sold to the Colne Shipping Co Ltd, Lowestoft for use as an ORSV. Renamed St. Elizabeth.
1995
Bought by Bristow Investments Ltd, Lowestoft.
1996
To Charford Shipping IV Ltd, Lowestoft.
1999
To Bristow Investments Ltd, Lowestoft.
Fate: Not known.
GY.696 Sheldon.
Ashwold
Built: 1894. Builders: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley. Yard No: 117. Launched: Monday 17th September 1894. Completed: 1894. Registered: January 1894. Gross Tons: 129. Nett Tons: 45. Length: 93.5 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Official Number: 104186. Original owners: Northwold Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
Fate: Sunk by U-boat gunfire about 130 miles off Tees on Sunday 11th February 1917.

Spurs
Built: 1962. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 533. Launched: Saturday 2nd June 1962. Completed: 1962. Registered: July 1962. Gross Tons: 439. Nett Tons: 146. Length: 137.2 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Draught: 14.2 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: 4 stroke single acting diesel engine by Mirrlees National Ltd, Stockport. Official Number: 1303300. Call sign: GJZU. Original owners: Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, and registered to subsidiary company Wendover Steam Fishing Co.
An unusual feature of the vessel was the inclusion of a bar stem instead of the round plate stem, the latter more usually found in more modern ships. A letter of guarantee from The Hull Gates Shipping Company Ltd promised that they were willing to make advances of up to £24,240 to assist buying the Spurs.
Saturday 2nd June 1962
The vessel was launched at the Goole Shipyard today. The ceremony was performed by the wife of Mrs. J Holt, the wife of a director of H. Mudd and Son Ltd, Mr. John Holt.
Thursday 2nd August 1962
On her trials in the Humber river today, the Spurs attained a speed of 13 knots.
Wednesday 5th December 1962
The Spurs landed today with a trip caught at Greenland. This was the first time that a Grimsby trawler, built as a middle-water vessel, had made such a long voyage. The vessel grossed £8,790 for 2,277 kits.
Tuesday 21st May 1963
The Spurs, with Skipper Thor Olgiersson in command, was arrested by the ICV Thor south east of Stokkness on the East Coast of Iceland today. The vessel was arrested on the charge of illegal fishing, the captain of the Thor insisting that the Spurs was a mile inside the limit.
Thursday 13th May 1965
When they were told that the Spurs was bound for the Greenland fishing grounds, two men refused to sail in her, Grimsby borough magistrates were told today. One of the men said in court that they were only told when they went to the docks to join the vessel. In his opinion, the trawler was ‘only a middle water ship and should not be sent to Greenland’. Both men were fined £1 with £3 3s costs.
Thursday 6th August 1970
The Spurs was at anchor in the River Humber today awaiting a relief crew to go aboard as the vessel had been ordered to wait a further four days before there would be sufficient labour to enable her to land. Another company trawler, the Carlisle, had been ordered to go ahead of the Spurs to land the next day, a decision which caused a row on the docks as the Carlisle had been away for only 15 days whilst the catch aboard the Spurs would be 24 days old before it could be landed.
Thursday 7th January 1971
Part of the crews accommodation was gutted by fire today whilst the vessel was berthed on the North Wall. The fire was discovered by a crewmember who had returned to the vessel shortly after midnight ready for sailing. The fire brigade attended with three fire appliances and had the blaze extinguished by 3.30am.
Friday 25th February 1972
After having been landed there two weeks before, Michael David Jenkins died from natural causes in Nordfjord hospital.
Friday 2nd February 1973
A crewmember from the Spurs was landed in Iceland after taking ill yesterday. Because of the weather, the Icelandic coastguard allowed both the trawler and the support ship Ranger Briseis inside the limits to transfer the man.
Monday 5th February 1973
A report from Seydisfjord, Iceland stated that the crewman landed there from the Spurs, the deckie-learner James Ironside, was satisfactory. He was said to be suffering from appendicitis.
Wednesday 7th March 1973
In a clash with the ICV Aegir off the north-east coast of Iceland, the Spurs had both of her warps cut.
Wednesday 14th March 1973
Landing today, the vessel, commanded by Skipper Bill Hardie Junior, grossed £25,645, a record for a vessel in the 139ft class. The trip had not passed without incident though as the trawler was harassed by both the ICV’s Aegir and Odinn, the former vessel finally cutting the warps of the trawler as she was on the last haul of the trip. Skipper Hardie recalled:
"I don’t know how the Aegir missed us. She came in between us and the Northern Chief, but she was that close, I could have reached out and shaken hands with her captain."
Thursday 12th July 1973
The Spurs landed today and reclaimed the port earnings record from the Barnsley when she grossed £27,793 for her 1,905 kits. This beat the Barnsley’s record by over £1,000. Mr. Nigel Marsden, commenting about allegations that British trawlers were only catching stock-destroying small fish, said:
"It’s interesting to note that 1,832 of the kits were cod, but only 320 of these were codlings, the rest were large fish." The vessel had made a 20-day Iceland trip with Skipper Bill Hardie Junior in command.
Tuesday 7th August 1973
Landing today, the vessel again broke the grossing record for a vessel in the 139ft class. Clearly pleased with the £28,000 grossing, Mr. Nigel Marsden said:
"This was another excellent effort. The trip to Iceland was completed without harassment from gunboats and I think this was due, in no small part, to the Royal Navy."
The mate of the Spurs, Bob Stainforth, had taken the vessel as Skipper whilst the regular Skipper, Bill Hardie Junior, was taking a holiday.
Monday 24th September 1973
For the fourth time this year, the Spurs sailed home to smash her own record for a 139ft trawler. Landing 1,789 kits of Icelandic fish, the vessel, skippered by Bill Hardie junior, grossed £29,300, bringing her yearly grossing up to nearly £250,000.
Tuesday 13th November 1973
Talking about the record-breaking trip by the Spurs today, the managing director of Consolidated Fisheries, Mr. Nigel Marsden, said about the £33,146 grossing,
"It was magnificent. This is the fourth time he (Bill Hardie Junior) has beaten the record. Every time another ship in our fleet pips him, he has to show them he is still top."
Tuesday 7th October 1975
Thirty seven year old deckhand Samuel Wood fell ten feet to his death today whilst boarding the vessel prior to sailing. Mr. Wood, who fell from the ladder and struck his head on the quay, was taken to the Grimsby General Hospital but was found to be dead upon arrival.
Friday 19th February 1976
Just prior to sailing for the Icelandic fishing grounds, it was discovered that all of the light and radar cables on the bridge top had been severed with an axe. The damage to the vessel was estimated at more than £2,000 and would keep her in dock for a further two days at least. Mr. Don Lister thought the attacker probably held a grudge against the company.
"The Spurs was the only one of our ships in last night, and none of the other trawlers on the North Wall was touched, as far as I can see," he added.
Saturday 5th June 1976
After sailing this morning, the cook became ill and the Skipper requested a replacement. When the replacement cook arrived, five of the crew refused to sail. Repeated attempts to persuade the men failed so the Spurs returned to port later that day. Mr. Don Lister commented:
"We have enough trouble now with fishing at Iceland without having crew trouble as well."
Thursday 27th July 1978
Sold to the Huxley Fishing Co Ltd, Lowestoft. Although the Spurs was given the fishing number LT.303, she was never actually used for fishing by the Colne Group.
Saturday 22nd July 1978
Arrived at Lowestoft where she was laid up shortly afterwards.
March 1980
Converted for oilrig support duties after a 20-month period of being laid up.
Friday 14th June 1991
Sold for scrap to Spearing International.
Friday 12th July 1991
The Spurs sailed for the breakers yard on the Thames.
Fate: Scrapped.
GY.698 Hilaria.
GY.699 Grimbarian. Ross Mallard.
Caledonia/Cecile
Built: 1894. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 494. Launched: 1st October 1894. Completed: October 1894. Registered: October 1894 Gross Tons: 121. Nett Tons: 41. Length: 100.6 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Depth: 10.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 19 feet. Official Number: 104188.
Original owners: Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1897.
Bought by owners in France where she became Cecile.
Fate: Not known.

Ninus/Lovania/Inchgarvie
Built: 1912. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 240. Launched: Wednesday 6th March 1912. Completed: 1961. Registered: Tuesday 23rd April 1912. Gross Tons: 292. Nett Tons: 124. Length: 130 feet. Beam: 23 feet. Depth: 12.4 feet. Quarterdeck: 72 feet. Engines: Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull. 80 NHP. Speed: 10 knots. Official Number: 132131.
Original owners: Roberts & Ruthven Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1915
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Anti-Submarine Vessel. Fitted with Hydrophonic listening equipment. Pennant number:  FY.1536.
1919
Returned to owners.
Tuesday 18th October 1927
Sold to the Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
Monday 31st October 1927
Renamed Lovania.
Wednesday 12th June 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an Auxiliary Patrol Vessel.  Converted to a minesweeper in 1941. Armament: 1 x 12 pounder and 1 x 7.5 gun. 1 bomb thrower.  Pennant number:  FY.942.
December 1940
Bought by Sir Alec Black, Grimsby.
Friday 5th June 1942
Bought by J. Bennett, Grimsby.
1945
Used for target towing.
Thursday 21st February 1946
Returned to owners.
Thursday 30th January 1947
Sold to the Inch Fishing Co Ltd, Granton. Renamed Inchgarvie and registered as GN.30.
Fate: Sold for scrap in July 1953 to Contieri Navali del Golfo, Genoa, Italy and broken up at Spezia.

Ross Tern
Built: 1962. Builders: Cochrane & Sons, Selby. Yard No: 1479. Launched: 5th May 1962.  Completed: 1963. Registered: October 1962. Gross Tons: 288. Nett Tons: 92. Length: 107.5 feet. Beam: 24.5 feet. Depth: 12.5 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 304778. 
Original owners: Built for Ross Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1963
Registered to the Kopanes Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
May 1966.
Registered to the Queen Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
August 1970
Registered to Northern Trawlers Ltd, Grimsby.
June 1971.
Registered to George Frederick Sleight, Grimsby.
Fate: Lost at Swona, Pentland Firth, on Thursday 10th February 1972.
GY.701 Hondo.
GY.702 Vasco da Gama/Fern Dea. Huddersfield Town.
GY.703 Natal/Little Emma.
Built: 1898. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 583. Launched: Monday 2nd May 1898.Completed: 1898. Registered: May 1898. Gross Tons: 155. Nett Tons: 52. Length: 106 feet. Beam: 20.9 feet. Depth: 10.8 feet. Quarterdeck: 18 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 109539.
Original owners White Star Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
March 1904
To Norway where she was renamed Syososkende.
December 1910
Bought by H. Smethurst, Grimsby. Registered as GY.596.
June 1915
To G. W. Cole.
Fate:
Captured and scuttled by a U-boat 80 miles off Spurn on Friday 11th June 1915.
Built: 1962. Builders: Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole. Yard No: 535. Launched: Monday 17th September 1962. Completed: 1962. Registered: November 1962. Gross Tons: 439. Nett Tons: 146. Length: 137.2 feet. Beam: 28 feet. Depth: 14.2 feet. Quarterdeck: 78 feet. Forecastle: 28 feet. Engines: 4 stroke single acting diesel engine by Mirrlees National, Stockport. Official Number: 304781. Call sign: GLCA.
Original owners: Built for Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby, and registered to subsidiary company Wendover Steam Fishing Co. A letter of guarantee from The Hull Gates Shipping Company Ltd promised that they were willing to make advances of up to £24,240 to assist buying the Blackburn Rovers.
Thursday 27th September 1962
The Blackburn Rovers was launched. Mrs. R. M. Brackenbury, the wife of the principal fish salesman at Consolidated Fisheries performed the traditional naming and launching ceremony.
Wednesday 5th December 1962
The Blackburn Rovers ran her acceptance trials in the River Humber today although dense fog prevented the vessel from undergoing speed trials.
Thursday 10th January 1963
The Blackburn Rovers landed her maiden trip of 750 kits today. As the vessel completed the planned 12-vessel shipbuilding programme for the company, special efforts were made to boost funds for the Grimsby Fishermen’s Dependants Fund. Proceeds from the sale of the first box of fish were donated to the fund, the buyer receiving the customary bottle of whiskey. A weight-estimating competition was also held, the winner receiving both the fish and a bottle of whiskey. Mr. George Walsham, who bought the first box of fish from the Huddersfield Town earlier this week, returned the bottle of whiskey in order that it could be used again today.
Sunday 2nd September 1963
Returning home from a trip in dense fog with 1,250 kit on board, the Blackburn Rovers ran aground off the west pier of the fish docks. She was hauled clear on the evening tide by the dock tug Brenda Fisher in time to make the tide.
Wednesday 9th December 1964
After completing her trip to the Barents Sea, the Blackburn Rovers put into Lodingen, Norway, for refuelling. After about an hour and a half, the vessel was ready to continue her homeward journey when the Skipper noticed that six of his crew were missing. The ships agent eventually found the six men sitting in a café and told them that the vessel was ready to put to sea again. Being faced with southerly gales and a market to catch, the Skipper sounded the ships klaxon to summon the men back to the vessel. After half an hour, only one man had returned so the vessel put to sea, leaving the other five behind.
Thursday 17th December 1964
Appearing before Grimsby borough magistrates today, the five men who had been left behind in Norway all pleaded guilty to deserting the Blackburn Rovers, although they stated that it was not intentional. The men were ordered to forfeit their gear and to pay £2 2s each.
Monday 22nd November 1965
A new record for a vessel of 139ft was set up today when the Blackburn Rovers landed 1,300 kit composed almost entirely of plaice. The vessel, commanded by Peter De Vries, grossed £13,800 after a 24-day trip to the White Sea fishing grounds.
Monday 28th March 1966
Not long after sailing from Grimsby, the trainee engineer, Ralph Wales, hurt his thigh in a fall in the engine room. The trawler carried on to Bridlington Bay where the injured man was taken by ambulance to hospital.
Tuesday 29th March 1966
It was learned today that the injuries to Mr. Wales’ thigh were not as serious as was first thought.
Saturday 3rd June 1967
Aberdeen sheriff’s Court heard a Grimsby fisherman plead guilty to a charge of assaulting deckhand John Campbell with a gutting knife on the Blackburn Rovers as the vessel was steaming to the Icelandic fishing grounds. The Skipper had to put into Aberdeen where an ambulance and the police met the vessel. James Ode was sent to prison for six months for the assault.
Wednesday 22nd November 1967
The Blackburn Rovers stranded outside of the port of Ísafjordur, Iceland, while leaving the port following some repairs. Allegedly, during the stay in Ísafjordur, some of the crew were drinking, and some of the men were drunk when the ship left port. As they were sailing through the Ísafjordur Channels some of the crewmembers attacked the pilot. While they were fighting, the trawler ran aground and was stuck there. After the stranding, some of the men launched a boat and went ashore, only to find the Icelandic police waiting for them. The officers took the men to the Salvation Army’s guesthouse were they stayed overnight.
Thursday 23rd November 1967
The day after, a diver examined the bottom of the trawler and declared it to be undamaged. On the evening high water, the trawler was floating again and was able to continue on its way.
Tuesday 2nd February 1968
The trawler was returning to Grimsby this afternoon after four deckhands refused to work and, when Skipper Byron Campbell told them he was putting into the Færoes for replacements, other deck crew joined the four in refusing duty.
Wednesday 6th February 1968
The four fishermen who refused duty were to be prosecuted by the Board of Trade. Mr. H. J. Cave, Mercantile Marine Superintendent at Grimsby, decided that the case was too serious to be dealt with by the port Disciplinary Committee.
Thursday 7th February 1968
The four deckhands appeared before Grimsby Magistrates accused of three offences, in breach of duty, combining with others to neglect duty and wilfully disobeying a lawful command. The cases were adjourned until the following day to allow the men to see a solicitor. The men were remanded on £25 bail until the 1st March.
Friday 1st March 1968
Three of the four men who refused duty on the Blackburn Rovers appeared again in court today. All three were found guilty. The fourth man was at sea at the time of the hearing.
Thursday 14th March 1968
Appearing in court accused of disobeying a lawful command at sea, the fourth man pleaded guilty and was fined £15. He was also ordered to pay £5 5s costs. The man, who had no previous convictions, told the court that he was still sailing for Consolidated Fisheries Ltd.
Thursday 18th December 1969
Caught in a severe gale off the coast of Norway, the vessel had one of her RFD inflatable liferafts damaged in the heavy weather.
Saturday 31st January 1970
After running aground in a fjord, the Blackburn Rovers was today undergoing repairs in Tromso, Norway.
Friday 6th March 1971
The vessel was the last trawler to sail before the then fishermen’s strike took effect.
Wednesday 17th November 1971
The Blackburn Rovers landed today and set a new record for a trawler of her class with her £18,369 grossing.
Monday 30th October 1972
Only hours after being transferred to the support ship Ranger Brisies, deckhand James Wood died.
Friday 16th March 1973
The Blackburn Rovers landed her catch today and beat her previous record with her 1,930 kits that grossed £18,800-beating her previous best by £500.
Wednesday 7th November 1973
Landing today, the Blackburn Rovers established a new record for a vessel under 140ft with her grossing of £31,750.
Friday 21st January 1977
The Grimsby Port Disciplinary Committee suspended three deckhands for 28 days each for refusing to work almost as soon as the vessel had left the dock. The men claimed in their defence that they had only refused duty because of the bad feeling on board following an outbreak of fighting.
1978
Bought by the Huxley Fishing Co Ltd (part of the Colne Group, Lowestoft). The vessel was given the fishing number LT.306 although she was never actually used for fishing duties.
Tuesday 25th July 1978
Arrived at Lowestoft.
November 1981
Converted for oilrig supply work.
Monday 29th June 1987
Sold to Y & P Fishing Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus.
August 1987 The Blackburn Rovers sailed from Lowestoft to her new owners in Cyprus.
Sunday 8th November 1987
The Blackburn Rovers arrived at Piraeus, Cyprus, where she would continue fishing as Giant Fish.
Fate: Not known.
GY.707 Raetia. Ross Daring.
Brisk/Aigle
Built: 1898. Builders: Edwards Bros, North Shields. Yard No: 595. Launched: Monday 2nd May 1898.Completed: June 1898. Registered: June 1898. Gross Tons: 157. Nett Tons: 56. Length: 105.4 feet. Beam: 20.9 feet. Depth: 10.9 feet. Quarterdeck: 20 feet. Forecastle: 20 feet. Official Number: 109540.
Original owners: Pelham Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
May 1897
Sold to owners in Cardiff.
Unknown date
Sold to owners in France where she became Aigle.
Fate: Not known.
GY.709 Lord Jellicoe.
GY.710 Petunia.
GY.711 Lord Chancellor.
GY.712 Fort William.
GY.714 Solon.
GY.715 Rameses.
Croton
Built: 1898. Builders: Mackie & Thomson, Govan. Yard No: 193. Launched: May 1898. Completed: 1898. Registered: June 1898. Gross Tons: 150. Nett Tons: 39. Length: 100.6 feet. Beam: 20.5 feet. Draught: 11.7 feet. Quarterdeck: 17 feet. Forecastle: 18 feet. Official Number: 109541. Original Owners: Orient Steam Fishing Co, Grimsby.
July 1901
To Norway.
May 1914
Back to the Orient Steam Fishing Co. Registered as GY.49.
November 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x12 and 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 709.
1919
Returned to owners.
January 1920
Bought by Direct Fish Supplies.
August 1920
To Douglas, Isle Of Man.
March 1922
Back to Grimsby and registered as GY.1344.
September 1922
Sold to Thomas Baskcomb Ltd, Grimsby.
Saturday 19th October 1935
Bought by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd and transferred to Lowestoft where she was registered as LT.84.
Friday 31st October 1941
Bought from Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Grimsby for £3,850.
Saturday 21st July 1945
Sold to Partnership, (Hull) Ltd for £4,000.
Fate: Scrapped in 1950.

Pavlova/Elthamia/Margaret Rose/Morna
Built: 1912. Builders: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley. Yard No: 244. Launched: Saturday 20th April 1912. Completed: 1912. Registered: Tuesday 9th July 1912. Gross Tons: 342. Nett Tons: 191. Length: 140 feet. Beam: 24.1 feet. Draught: 13 feet. Quarterdeck: 81 feet. Engines: Amos & Smith Ltd, Albert Docks, Hull. 68 NHP. Speed: 10½ knots. Official Number: 134736. Original Owners: South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby.
August 1914
Requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Minesweeper. Armament: 1x6 pounder gun. Admiralty number: 56.
Monday 11th October 1915
Sold to Thomas William Baskcomb, Grimsby.
1919
Returned to owners.
Thursday 10th December 1931
Renamed Euthamia.
Tuesday 22nd October 1935
Bought by Fred Parkes, Grimsby.
Friday 14th February 1936
Sold to Park Holme Trawlers, Fleetwood, and renamed Margaret Rose.
Wednesday 3rd June 1936
To Mar Rose Ltd, Fleetwood.
Tuesday 19th March 1940
Bought by the Loch Fishing Co, Hull.
March 1940
Purchased by the Admiralty as a Boom Defence Vessel. Pennant number: FY.802.
Saturday 29th April 1946
Bought by O/S A/S Anglo, Haugesund, Norway and re