HMS Man o' War : Grimsby Trawler

16th November 2005, 20:24
Does anyone know the wereabouts of a ship I served in during the second war called HMS Man o' war? A former Grimsby finshing trawler.

17th November 2005, 00:32
"Man o' War" turns out to be a Hull trawler, owned by Hellyers, port reg. H181, built (probably) Smith's Dock, Middlesbrough in 1937. Scrapped in 1963. Above obtained from "Arctic Corsair" website - probably more info available on request.

For war service of ship see also Royal Navy Patrol Service or Harry Tate's Navy websites (Google).

Good luck. John T.

17th November 2005, 11:42
Welcome to the site Robert, as you can see, all questions are answered here

18th October 2006, 23:31
Hi Robert, just stumbled on your thread.

To add to John's post. Prior to fishing out of Hull she was built for Earl Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. as GY396 Man o War. One of Black's white elephant fleet.

Official Number: 164423
Port of Registry: Grimsby
Number: GY396
Name: Man O War
Callsign: GZQR
Type: Steam Trawler (Coal Burner)
Built: 04/37
By: Cochrane & Sons Ltd. Selby
Gross Tonnage: 516
Net Tonnage: 285
Length: 173.2 ft.
Beam: 28.6 ft.
Draught: 14.7 ft.
(Note: Measurements are in Feet and Tenths of Feet)
Engines: T 3cy.
By: Amos & Smith Ltd. Hull
Owner: Earl Steam Fishing Co. Ltd.
Manager: Sir Alec Black; Bart
Comments: Admiralty Service FY104; Hired as A/P trawler 09/39-02/07/45; Armament 1-4in; to Hull as H181 for Hellyer Bros. Converted to oil burning 07/53
Fate: Scrapped 1963

Note: Steve Farrow has posted a picture of her in the fishing vessels gallery.

Best regards