Looking for Photos of GY269 + H1012

Richard P
17th January 2008, 21:58
Evening All,

I was talking a friend today here on the Isles of Scilly, he mentioned that his father had worked (possibly Skipper) on a couple of Steam Trawlers. He was wishing that he had a photo of the boats in question, so I said I would see what I could dig up online. The two boats are;

Vessel Name: Elf King
Fishing Number: H1012
Subsequent Names: Umidwar
Other Fishing Numbers: GY1247
Year Constructed: 1913
Constructed By: Cochrane & Sons Ltd
Constructed At: Selby
Gross Tons: 289
Length: 133.4 ft
Beam: 23 ft
Depth: 12 ft
Construction Notes: Yard No. 569

and

Vessel Name: Walpole
Fishing Number: GY269
Year Constructed: 1914
Constructed By: Cochrane & Sons Ltd
Constructed At: Selby
Gross Tons: 302
Length: 135.2 ft
Beam: 23.5 ft
Depth: 12.3 ft
Construction Notes: Yard No. 604
Date Sunk: September 1934

If anyone has more information and if possible a photo I would be most grateful!

Richard

treeve
17th January 2008, 22:10
Hello from just across the water .... would the P be Pender?
http://www.mikes-place.connectfree.co.uk/hullgal2/elfking.html
http://www.mikes-place.connectfree.co.uk/hullgal/hughwalpole.html

Welcome to SN .. Best Wishes, Raymond

treeve
17th January 2008, 22:19
Wrong walpole, I have just realised ...
discussed on SN ...
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=6320&page=27
Best Wishes, Raymond

davetodd
17th January 2008, 22:24
Hello Richard,
The Reference Library at Grimsby have photograph of UMIDWAR GY 1247.
Their web address is www.nelincs.gov.uk
Photographs may be ordered from them after contact by 'phone or e-mail.
Best Regards
Dave

Richard P
18th January 2008, 09:25
Many thanks for the Info and links, I'm sure it will be of interest to my friend. He is a Jenkins so part of one of the old island familys, I'm pretty sure he said his father was on these boats working off Scotland during WW1.


The P stands for Perkins not Pender (good guess though). We are relative newcomers, as my grandfather came across to be a Coastguard on St. Martins in the 1930's.

Regards and Thanks,

Richard.

TSJ59
22nd January 2008, 21:52
I was talking a friend today here on the Isles of Scilly, he mentioned that his father had worked (possibly Skipper) on a couple of Steam Trawlers. He was wishing that he had a photo of the boats in question, so I said I would see what I could dig up online............Vessel Name: Elf King
If anyone has more information and if possible a photo I would be most grateful!
Richard
Hello Richard,

Your friend might be interested in This link (http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=151472&command=displayContent&sourceNode=151455&contentPK=18913749&moduleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch) to a story in the Grimsby Telegraph Bygones page Nov. 9th 07, about one of the crew of the trawler Elf King when they rescued the crew of the trawler Howe, off Bear Island in 1931.

I also have a photo of S.T. ELF KING - H.1012, thumbnail attached. If you would like a copy (484 KB) please Pm your email address.

Cheers, Terry