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Hi all

I wonder if anyone can help me identify the trawler (front, left) in the attached picture?
Its number appears to be GY49, so I think would be either Croton (1914-1920), Larwood (1929-35) or Persian Empire (1945-1954).
Looking at the photo, its about 3.5in by 2in, and the paper seems similar to ones from the 1930's to 50's which makes me think one of the later two.
However I have seen similar photo-types from WW1, so she could be the Croton.

I'm also interested in the wreck, but I thought if I could identify the trawler, which is perhaps salvaging cargo, it would help narrow down the timeframe for the picture.

Thanks in advance for any comments.
 

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Hello
I'm currently trying to track down a photograph of the Grimsby Registered Steam Trawler Defender (GY1279) which was wrecked at Skerryvore near Tiree on 14/11/1909. She was built in 1903 in Hull and was owned at the time of her loss by 'Alec Black'.
I'm hoping that with all the specialist knowledge of Grimsby boats on this thread that someone might be able to point me in the right direction.
Any help appreciated
 

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Have'nt got photo but do have acces to a couple of newspaper reports about wreck if thats any help i.e. WREOK OF A GRIMSBY TRAWLER
“... OF A GRIMSBY TRAWLER. The Grimsby steam trawler Defender, fino steel ... ”
First match of your search in this article.
Thursday 18 November 1909 , Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer , West Yorkshire, England
Type: Article Words: 92 Page: 9 Tags: none
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Aberdeen Journal
TRAWLER WRECKED IN THE PENTLAND FIRTH
“... TRAWLER WRECKED IN THE PENTLAND FIRTH. CREW'S TRYING EXPERIENCE. The stirring story of the wreck of the Grimsby steam ... ”
First match of your search in this article.
Friday 19 November 1909 , Aberdeen Journal , Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Type: Article Words: 279 Page: 4 Tags: none
 

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Hi Thanks for that. I've pretty much exhausted all the newspaper reports but thanks for the pointer. I was really hoping that there may still be a photo of her somewhere that might yet pop up!
 

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Hi. I know that this is a very old thread, but Jon Oddson was my great grandfather. I am doing some research on my family history, and I was wondering if you have any other information on him.

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jon Oddson

helloSigridur

I am unable to provide any answer to your query
My GT GT G/father was Ethelbert Peter Sayers from Grimsby UK
he was skipper of the fishing smack EMPORER in 1850
I do not have any crew lists pr ohoos

Sorry unable to say anymore

best wishes

Peter
 

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Ross Khartoum GY120

Hi guys, just registered on this site, do you have anything on any of the ross boats out of GY. Not sure how this site works yet but will get into it I am sure. I was looking to something from the Ross Khartoum GY120 in particular. I sailed on her as deckie in the late sixties. Would love to see some pictures also if anyone has them. Cheers guys, here from you soon
 

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If you go into the Gallery and put "Ross Khartoum" into Search, there are a few photos of Ross Khartoum - unfortunately most of them show her aground near Aberdeen. There are photos of other Ross ships in the gallery too.

Welcome to SN.

John T
 

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Hi guys, just registered on this site, do you have anything on any of the ross boats out of GY. Not sure how this site works yet but will get into it I am sure. I was looking to something from the Ross Khartoum GY120 in particular. I sailed on her as deckie in the late sixties. Would love to see some pictures also if anyone has them. Cheers guys, here from you soon
Go to the Gallery, scroll down to fishing vessels. Then press DETAILS and follow the instructions. (Thumb)
 

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Ross Khartoum GY120

If you go into the Gallery and put "Ross Khartoum" into Search, there are a few photos of Ross Khartoum - unfortunately most of them show her aground near Aberdeen. There are photos of other Ross ships in the gallery too.

Welcome to SN.

John T
Thanks for the info ohn, will go an trawl for this. Cheers
 

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GY 94 Lifeguard

Anyone remember any of the crew on this ship? My Dad sailed on her in late 40's early 50's. His name was John Bristow, I know he sailed with Johnny Trail too. Attached photo hopefully! He also sailed on th Isernia.
 

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O.36 Prince Charles - O.35 Alfred-Edith

I'am looking for two steamers from Oostende that were sold to the firm Dobson Ship Repaireing C°., Grimsby in July 1933.

Both were built by Cook, Welton & Gemmel in Beverley for A. Golder-B. Brickx & co. and sold in 1928 to S.A. Pêchernies Nationales Belges. On 06-07-1933 were both vessels sold to Dobson, and was the Belgian ships registry closed.


O.36 Prince Charles built 1904 - 112 feet - 22 feet - 12.10 feet built 1904 GT 226 - Nt 102,11
O.35 Alfred-Edith built 1908 - Gt 262 - Nt 113.80

I'm special looking for information of the further career of both vessels in England. First picture O.35 Alfred-Edith - 2° O.36 Prince Charles.
 

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Hello Trevor,
Long time no speak, I trust you are well.

I guess you have "Grimsby's Fighting Fleet"

As regards to Logbooks. You may find some early ones in ADM 53 but after early 1940 you may find the odd one by ships name but the majority of RN Logbooks for ships smaller than Cruisers appear not to have survived for the remaining war years.

Movements of HM ships, including Trawlers, are in the series ADM 199, pieces 2545 to 2577, However they are somewhat sketchy and do not contain day to day movements.

Events concerning individual Trawlers, can be found in ADM1 and ADM 199 by ships name such as
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4793722

Involvement in convoys, you know the usual places uboat.net , Warsailors, convoy.web

regards
Roger
 

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Hello Roger, yes its been quite some time, I am finally now looking up and working on the WW1 and WW2 convoys for the trawlers but am finding it frustrating as the records and lists I have looked at only ref to the ships name so I am taking quite some time to cross ref that they are actually Grimsby Boats

Good to hear from you

Very best regards
Trevor
 

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Barney Warman - Silent Key

Any former Grimsby Radio Operators will be saddened to hear of the death of Barney, former R/O and Ross Trawlers Radio Superintendent, on 13th January, just after his 96th birthday. He died of chronic heart failure at his home in Poole, Dorset.

John T
 

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Tracing Trawler photos

Can anyone guide me in the right direction in tracing photos of two trawlers I served on in the 1950's.

#1

Swanland H402 built 1915 started life as :-

Kings Grey GY486

HMT Kings Grey 1915 1919 Pennant 1628 Minesweeper

Kings Grey H402

HMT Kings Grey 1940 -1946 Pennant4.87 and FY502

Arctic Rover H402

Swanland H402 scrapped 1954

#2

St Benedict GY592 built 1936 started life as :-

Kirkella H319

HMT Kirkella Pennant FY174 1939 - 1946 Minesweeper

Kirkella H155

St Benedict GY592 sold 1952

Reneva FD7

Scrapped 1960

Any help appreciated, Thanks
 
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