Aquarius GY 76

Aquarius built 09/1905 by Smiths Dock North Shields for Grimsby & North Sea Steam Trawling Co Grimsby
06/1915 Requisitioned by the Admiralty Served in patrol organisation but later released to civilian service
08/1915 Returned
1917 Requisitioned into the Fishery Reserve recommissioned and flew white ensign continued fishing under naval control
1919 Returned
08/1921 Sold to the Lindsey Steam Fishing Co Ltd 
24/02/1945 Sailed from Grimsby bound for the North Sea fishing grounds with a crew of 10 men 

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
JOHNSONVICTOR ARTHUR3325/02/1945Skipper Aquarius 
HARNESSHARRY GRAY2425/02/1945Deck Hand Aquarius 
ROBINSONRALPH JOHNSON3925/02/1945Third Hand Aquarius 
GEDDESJOHN GEORGE1725/02/1945Deck Hand Aquarius 
DYBLEGEORGE WILLIAM5625/02/1945Cook Aquarius 
BULEYROBERT6325/02/1945Trimmer Aquarius 
HANCOCKCHARLES WILLIAM5525/02/1945Trimmer Aquarius 
REIDCHARLES ALEXANDER4925/02/1945Chief Engineer Aquarius 
WALKERWILLIAM3825/02/1945Second Hand Aquarius 

Her Details are

  • Official Number 122704
  • GT 187 NT 64
  • Quarter Deck 58 Foc’sle 21
  • Dimensions 112.7 x 21.5 x 11.4
  • Engines 50 HP

Sank after hitting a mine about 15 miles from the Outer Dowsing Light Vessel on the 25/02/1945 All crew were lost