I'm doing research on what life was like on Grimsby and Hull trawlers in the 1970s.
How many meals a day did the crew eat? I've seen some websites say it was two, and other three. Which is it?
Also, what time would these meals be? I've read that the men simply ate when they could and weren't...
Does anyone have any information on the Grimsby Trawler Valentia, especially relating to her skipper, Samuel Charles Kennington (a distant relative of my good lady wife) and his winning of the Distinguished Service Cross in 1917?
I Have his medal card and service record from the NA...
I'm researching the Ross Tiger/ sidewinder trawlers like it in the 1960s-70s and am trying to figure out how many crew it would usually take on a trip and what roles those crew members had. I've found some websites that say 12 and some that say 20 men. Which one is accurate?
The positions on...
Changing of the Guard July 1970. Freshly delivered from Ferguson's yard on the Clyde, RV Cirolana, with a short lived white hull, moored astern of her predecessor Ernest Holt, on the Coal Quay, in the Royal Dock Grimsby.
The port of Grimsby seen here in the early 1950's.
The trawlers on the picture are S.T. Peken/GY 354 of Grimsby (228 grt/1908) and S.T. Conway/GY 1288 of Grimsby (228 grt/1904), both built by Cochrane and Sons Shipbuilders, Ltd. at Selby plus an unidentified small harbour tug.
Maybe anyone had some