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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 board I have so far are:
Skipper 1
First Mate 1
Second Mate 1
Third Hand 1
Chief Engineer 1
Second Engineer 1
Decky Cook 1
Galley Boy 1
Radio Operator 1
Deck Hands 2
Decky Learner 1

This makes 12, but have I missed any out? Is it actually 20? Any help would help me out loads, thanks!
 

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Have asked my friends on Trawlerphotos site and will revert if answer received.

This seems a familiar request, did you ask it last year too??

geoff
 

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I would do away with the Second Mate and the Galley Boy and add 2 additional Deckhands to make 4 in total.
Shouldn't there be an engine room rating? (Edit)
Howsoever, customs differ.

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Whoops, missed that one. Yes, no "2nd Mate" on Grimsby trawlers. Also, I think they would have needed more that 2 deckhands. I think there may be a website for Ross Tiger and it will probably give crewing details there.

John T
 

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John.......There are several websites relating to this vessel but none state crew numbers. My contact,an ex trawler man,says that at that time some vessels carried extra men as there was a per capita bonus paid for doing so...by the Government to aid employment.

Geoffl
 
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