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On the 1881 census, which was taken in the North Sea, it gives a relative (Freidriech Wilhelm Croft), was the Master of the trawler "George Washington", out of Grimsby. In addition to himself,he had a crew of four. Can anyone provide the GY number and and other information. Thanks.
 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON GY.639 official number 76709 built 1877 Port of Registry Grimsby. Registry closed in 1899.

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In addition you may wish to check the National Archives Kew file BT 99/1328/64 Crew lists and Agreements Series II. 1881.

F Croft; rank/rating, Master; year of birth, 1855; place of birth, [not stated]; previous ship, Spurn.

A Stephens; rank/rating, Mate; year of birth, 1858; place of birth, Louth; previous ship, Alster.

H Smith; rank/rating, 3rd Hand; year of birth, 1860; place of birth, Ipswich; previous ship, Freedom.

A Hart; rank/rating, Apprentice Deckhand; age, [not stated]; place of birth, [not stated]; previous ship, [not stated].

C Dobbs; rank/rating, Apprentice Cook; age, [not stated]; place of birth, [not stated]; previous ship, [not stated].

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"George Washington" ON 76709, was a ketch rigged sailing trawler built at Schlesvig, Germany in 1877 by Rahen. She was of the type known as a 'dry smack', of 105grt, dimensions 74.4' x 20.3' x 9.7'. Her owner in 1883 was CM Mundahl (The Grimsby Smack Co Ltd). Sold to Great Yarmouth (Hewett & Co) 1896, YH 57. By this time measured at 74 Reg tons.
 

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"George Washington" ON 76709, was a ketch rigged sailing trawler built at Schlesvig, Germany in 1877 by Rahen. She was of the type known as a 'dry smack', of 105grt, dimensions 74.4' x 20.3' x 9.7'. Her owner in 1883 was CM Mundahl (The Grimsby Smack Co Ltd). Sold to Great Yarmouth (Hewett & Co) 1896, YH 57. By this time measured at 74 Reg tons.
Hi Eddyw Although your post is years old, I just wanted to let you know that my Great Grandfather was Carl Magnus Mundahl. He had emigrated to England from Norway, and apparently sailed ice for the fishing industry from Norway, Fjaerlands Fjord, to Grimsby and possibly other ports. This was prior to refrigeration. He married into a Grimsby family ,Smethurst, also smack.owners, and eventually settled in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. If you have any more info on him, ships he owned or the sailing of ice to England from Norway, it'd be interesting to hear. Thanks for your interesting post.
 
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