Grimsby Trawlers

The trawlers that sailed out of the Port of Grimsby 1876 – 1976

Please let me know if there’s one you can’t find
Any Photo’s gratefully accepted
Information supplied by other sources will be accredited to them and their work
Special thanks to the Benjidog Website for their help with WW1 and WW2
Thanks to Clip Merchant Crew list Project for their Link
Thanks to Photomarine Collection for their contribution
Thanks to Scarborough Maritime for there link
Missing Crew Lists supplied by Kind Permission of the CWGC

Local History

Grimsby Fishermen at Work and War – James Clifford (1878-1950) and his family
This is the extensively illustrated story of James Clifford, who left Derby aged 15 in 1894 and became a ‘fisherlad’ apprentice in Grimsby. Read about life at sea, the local girl he married and their family, the streets they lived in, the trawlers he skippered and the growing international fears that they would have shared. James continued to fish in the dangerous waters of the Great War that began in 1914. Many of his fellow fishermen used their trawlers to clear explosive mines from the sea and hunt for U-boat submarines. James joined an armed trawler for the final weeks of 1918. The story includes the parallel life in the Royal Navy of James’s brother Charles, great grandfather of the author, including his wartime service in the North Sea. Read on to discover the family’s life and work during the difficult economic conditions of the 1920s and ’30s. Towards the end of his working life, James was a quayside watchman and ‘fish lumper’ at the dock. One of his sons was among trawler crews that hunted U-boats in the Second World War, during which the family and their Grimsby neighbours endured the Blitz. (118 pages with 97 illustrations)

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