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Old 28th May 2006, 15:28
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Grimsby Fishing Vessels

Hi everyone, I've started this thread to discuss Grimsby fishing vessels. I'm in the process of compiling a database of the above and, would welcome any contributions on this theme. ie. photo's, stories of life on board, histories of the vessels etc.

Hopefully as this thread develops, it can become a reference point for people with similar interests.

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Old 29th May 2006, 03:22
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Clem, I have photos of Apollo and Silver Stream if they are any good to you, regards, Trev
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Old 29th May 2006, 11:55
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That would be great Raymond, you do have my email?

Apollo being GY139, ex. GY227, ex. GY605. I have no record of Silver Stream.

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Old 29th May 2006, 14:56
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Silver Stream GY 386 Burnt out during refit towed to New Holland for scrap see my gallery for pics
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Old 29th May 2006, 15:05
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Try these two sites Clem loads of good stuff on them
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/rayricho/index.htm
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/grimsby.trawlers/
The first one is the home page for Consols & second is the home page for sindwinders good hunting
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Old 29th May 2006, 16:29
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Clem, Silver Stream and Apollo are/were similar longliners. Apollo GY 36, and Silver Stream GY 386. I'll post a couple of photos onto the gallery for you, regards, Trev.........Glenn, you are quite right of course, Silver Stream was burnt out (well, the wheelhouse was) during a refit. Trev
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Old 29th May 2006, 16:47
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Silver Stream & Apollo

Hi again, I posted photos of these 2 some time ago, they are amongst the first loaded on the fishing vessel bit, page 106 approx.
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Old 29th May 2006, 17:08
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Thanks Trev, Glenn. I've checked out your galleries, nice pictures. The Consol's website is a favourite of mine. The Sidewinder site is new to me, so thanks again.

Clem
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Old 31st May 2006, 14:09
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Hi everyone, here is a list of vessels I'm currently researching. So if anyone reading this has any information of any kind relating to these vessels (including pics), please let me know by posting here or by PM.

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Clem

GY6 Ross Kelly
GY19 Stockham
GY22 Northern Eagle
GY65 Lancer
GY68 Tagalie
GY110 Northern Princess
GY121 Northern Prince
GY142 Northern Sea
GY148 Spurs
GY190 Northern Spray
GY204 Northern Gem
GY245 Euryalus
GY249 British
GY263 Cradock
GY280 Mildenhall
GY289 Northern Dawn
GY333 Boston Valetta
GY354 Peken
GY389 Taipo
GY395 Lifeguard
GY427 Northern Sky
GY440 Northern Sun
GY453 Kyoto
GY457 Clixby
GY467 Digby
GY484 Port Vale
GY507 Recordo
GY511 Varanis
GY596 Boston Coronet
GY600 Osako
GY625 Recono
GY661 Tokio
GY664 Lemberg
GY679 Garola
GY689 Okino
GY810 Strephon
GY1037 War Duke
GY1306 Xylopia
GY1367 Kirmington
GY Katie Louise
GY Efficient
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Old 1st June 2006, 12:05
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GY280 Mildenhall

Starting with GY280 Mildenhall, I have not yet discovered how she was lost and, I don't have an image of her. If anyone knows, please post.

Official Number: 162893
Port of Registry: Grimsby
Number: GY280
Name: Mildenhall
Callsign: GYDX
Type: Steam Trawler
Built: 1/35
By: Cochrane & Sons Ltd; Selby
Gross Tonnage: 434
Net Tonnage: 237
Length: 156ft.
Beam: 25.9 ft.
Draught: 14.1 ft.
(Note: Measurements are in Feet and Tenths of Feet)
Engines: T. 3Cy. 110 NHP
By: Amos & Smith Ltd; Hull
Owner: H. Croft Baker; Grimsby
Comments: 1/35 built as GY126 Drangey; Admiralty service purchased 8/39 or 1/40 as A/S trawler FY195 sold 46; 6/46 registered GY280 Drangey; 3/47 renamed GY280 Mildenhall; other owners 1/35 Rinovia Steam Fishing Co. Ltd (manager J.G.Little); 7/37 Drangey SF; Admiralty; 6/46 Hull Ice Co; 11/46 H. Croft Baker
Fate: Ran aground, Murmansk coast, 1/11/48

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Old 1st June 2006, 16:29
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Hi Clem,Great you started this thread,hopefully there will be more broken down fishermen!!! will put things on.
Cheers,-------Wully
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Old 1st June 2006, 18:58
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GY280 Mildenhall

In her guise as the A/S trawler Drangey FY195, the Mildenhall was involved in the rescue of survivors from the liner Empress of Britain when she was bombed and torpedoed in the 39/45 conflict.

Ref: The Role of the CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway) Ships in World War II

"In late October 1940 the best-known of the CPR's liners and flagship of the company's Atlantic Fleet, the magnificent Empress of Britain, was the next victim of enemy action. She was travelling alone to Glasgow from Suez via South Africa, when she was bombed off the northwest coast of Ireland by a Focke Wulf Condor plane. The "Condors" were long-range aircraft used by the Luftwaffe to bomb merchant ships and to spot convoys for the U-boats. When the Condor attacked Empress of Britain the ship's crew put up a determined defense, but they were unable to shoot down the plane and its hits caused terrible fires to break out. Soon the fires were so out of control that the vessel's master, Captain C.H. Sapsworth, was forced to give the order to abandon ship. Forty-five lives were lost as a result of the attacks. The survivors, which included women and children, were rescued later that afternoon by the Polish destroyer Burza, the British destroyer HMS Echo and three British naval trawlers Cape Agona, Drangey, and Paynter. The still burning Empress remained afloat and the next day two Royal Navy tugs, Marauder and Thames took her in tow with the intention of bringing her in safely to port. She was surrounded by escort ships, but in spite of the escorts' vigilance, two days later on October 28th, the German U-boat, U-32, managed to sneak by the escorts and torpedo the crippled Empress. She sank within ten minutes. At 42,348-tons, Empress of Britain was the largest Allied passenger liner to be sunk and the biggest merchant ship loss of the war."

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Old 1st June 2006, 19:04
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Hi Clem,Great you started this thread,hopefully there will be more broken down fishermen!!! will put things on.
Cheers,-------Wully
I never got the chance to be a broken down fisherman Wully.
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Old 1st June 2006, 19:23
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HI CLEM I SAILED ON SEVERAL OF THE BOATS YOU MENTIONED ROSS KELLY BOSTON CORONET WHEN OUT OF LOWESTOFT AND THE KIRMINGTON AND ALL THE OTHER SLIEGHTS BOATS WADDINGTON ,FISKERTON,SYESTON AND SCAMPTON WAS MY FAVORIT NEARLY A YEAR.I LIVE IN HULL AND IF YOUR NEAR I COULD SHOW YOU AS MANY PICTURES OF TRAWLERS AS YOU WANT.I BUILD MODELS OF TRAWLERS ALL THE TIME AND YOUR WELCOME TO COME AND SEE SOME.OTHER WISE I HAVE MY OWN WEB SIGHT [email protected] THERE ARE A FEW ON THERE,IF I CAN BE OF ANY HELP IN ANY WAY PLEASE DROP ME A LINE AS I,M AN OLD FISHERMAN WASHED ASHORE IN MY YOUTH (SOB SOB)
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Old 1st June 2006, 19:42
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Hi Colin, thanks for your interest, I'll email you later. The ships I'm checking out were ones a relative of mine worked on. He retired from fishing in the 70's and, now he's keen to have his memoirs put down for posterity. This ties in with my interest with the industry.

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Old 1st June 2006, 20:09
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Clem Whats His Name I Fished From 1965 To The End Thats When I Ended Up In Lowestoft But I Did Quite A Long Time In G.y.in Many Firms We May Have Come Across One And Other In Cotties White Knight Albion Many Other Watering Holes I Often Missed The Last Ferry Home
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Old 1st June 2006, 22:25
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Email on it's way Colin.

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Old 3rd June 2006, 03:30
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Ahoy,

Just found me this "old" piccie of the Northern Crown GY-284;
Northern Crown,
An example of a new steam trawler with triple expansion engine, the Northern Crown, of 804 tons gross, is one of the largest trawlers built in 1953.She was constructed at Selby by Cochrane & Sons,Ltd., for Northern Trawlers, Ltd., of Grimsby, and is a sister of Northern Sceptre, under construction by the same builders.
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Old 3rd June 2006, 12:12
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GY297 Northern Sceptre

Hi everyone, here's some detail of Northern Sceptre of the same class as the Northern Crown & Northern Jewel.

Rudd, I just found out one of my uncles was on the Northern Crown, the trip before she ran aground and sank, in 1956. I'll chase up some more info. on the her and post it on here.

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GY297 Northern Sceptre

Official Number: 184919
Port of Registry: Grimsby
Number: GY297
Name: Northern Sceptre
Callsign: MQTQ
Type: Steam Trawler (oil burner)
Built: 2/54
By: Cochrane & Sons Ltd. Selby
Gross Tonnage: 804
Net Tonnage: 291
Length: 183 ft. 4 in.
Beam: 32 ft.
Draught: 16 ft. 5 in?
Engines: Triple expansion 3 Cy.
By: Amos & Smith Ltd. Hull
Owner: Northern Trawlers Ltd.
Manager: John Bennett
Comments: Same class of ships (Northern Crown, Northern Sceptre and, Northern Jewel) built in the same yard
Fate: Scrapped 10/78

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Call Sign Northern Sceptre was MQTQ
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Old 3rd June 2006, 19:49
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Call Sign Northern Sceptre was MQTQ
Thanks Glenn, I'll update the post.
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Hi Clem,
Do you need any info on Grimsby boats that operated from Devon or Cornwall in the last thirty odd years? I'm not too good on the oldies i'm afraid.
Regards, Martin.
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Old 6th June 2006, 23:07
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Please do, Martin, any contribution you care to make would be most welcome. What kind of fishing were/are these GY boats involved in? I think some went round in the late 70's for Mackerel.

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Old 7th June 2006, 08:28
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GY453 Kyoto

GY453 Kyoto

Official Number: 139319
Port of Registry: Grimsby
Number: GY453
Name: Kyoto
Callsign: GWDJ
Type: Steam Trawler
Built: 1917
By: Cochrane & Sons; Selby
Gross Tonnage: 262
Net Tonnage: 104
Length: 121.8ft.
Beam: 22.6 ft.
Draught: 12.2 ft.
(Note: Measurements are in Feet and Tenths of Feet)
Engines: Triple Expansion; 3 Cylinder; 76 RHP
By: C.D.Holmes & Co. Ltd. Hull
Owner: Japan Steam Fishing Co. (H.L.Taylor)
Manager: C.Taylor
Comments: Built as H575 Cornelian (Kingston Steam Trawling Co.) till 1928; sold to Stewart Trawling Co. Hull; 7/30 to Grimsby as GY262 (Overseas Steam Fishing Co.); to Aberdeen (W.F. McIrvine) as A443 3/37; sold to J. Craig in 1940; Admiralty Service Hired 1/40 as A/P (Auxiliary Patrol) Trawler (Renamed Forfeit 1940) returned 6/46; 1/47 to Grimsby as GY453 Kyoto (Japan Steam Fishing Co.)
Fate: Sold to Holland for scrapping 5/62

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GY393 Malaga

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