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Lincolnshire GY 251

Lincolnshire Built 1935 Smiths Dock Co Ltd South Bank Middlesbrough for Lincolnshire Fishing Co Ltd  Grimsby 1938 Bought by Boyd Line Hull Renamed Lord Wavell registered as H 164  09/1939 Requisitioned as an anti-submarine vessel  09/1945 Returned to owners
Her Details are

  • Official Number 164399 
  • Yard Number 993 
  • GT 432 NT 159 
  • Dimensions 162.3 x 26.7 x 14.4 
  • Quarter deck 85 Foc’sle 29 
  • Engines 99 HP 

Ran aground at Norway 0102/1935

Grimsby Trawlers

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Kyoto GY 604

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John Burlingham GY 829

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Grimsby Trawlers

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Imperial Queen GY 502

The Imperial Queen was built by Dundee Ship Building Co for The Great Northern Steam Fishing Co of Hull in 1914
Her original Port registry was H193 owned by the Imperial steam Fishing Co Hull
05/1915 Requisitioned converted to a mine sweeper with Hydrophones
Returned 1919

Dick Appleton Has supplied the following documents from his family records of his Grandfather Charles Ernest Hill who was skipper at the time of its loss after believed striking a mine.

SurnameForenamesAge at DeathDate of DeathRankBoat
BOYINGTONHORACE4028/07/1920EnginemanImperial Queen
CROUCHERDAN GEOFFREY1728/07/1920Deck HandImperial Queen   
RUSSELLALBERT EDWARD2128/07/1920Deck HandImperial Queen   
McIVERSIDNEY ERNEST2828/07/1920Third HandImperial Queen   
JACOBSENJOHN THOMAS1728/07/1920TrimmerImperial Queen
WILLIAMSONRICHARD3928/07/1920CookImperial Queen   
CHAPMANWALTER ALFRED6528/07/1920MateImperial Queen   
FLETCHERTHOMAS MARTIN3628/07/1920TrimmerImperial Queen   
BYRNEWILLIAM2628/07/1920Spare HandImperial Queen
Supplied by the CWGC

Her details are

  • Official number 136215
  • Admiralty Number FY 1348
  • Armaments 1-12pdr, 1-7.5″ Bomb Thrower (Howitzer)
  • 246 GT 96 NT
  • Dimensions 120.4 x 22.6 x 12.4
  • Quarter Deck 67′ Foc’sle 19′
  • Engine 76 HP

She is thought to have struck a mine on or around the date of 28/07/1920

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Halifax GY 442

Halifax Built 1897 Mackie & Thomson Govan for Hagerup, Doughty & Co Grimsby 21/11/1897 The Halifax arrived in Grimsby from the builders 04/1906 Registered to Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co  1917 Hired by the Admiralty  1919 Returned 01/1925 Transferred to Lowestoft  11/03/1940 Lost after hitting a mine 3 miles Southeast Aldeburgh Light Vessel, All the crew of nine were saved, Some sources list her as having foundered Position of the wreck 52 06 30N  01 59 40E
Her Details are

  • Official Number 108485
  • Yard Number 163 
  • Call Sign MGPR
  • GT 165 NT 51 
  • Dimensions 104.2 x 21 x 10.7 
  • Quarter deck 17 Foc’sle 19 
  • Engines Triple expansion 10, 16, 27 in x 20 in 45 rhp Muir & Houston Glasgow 

Lost 11/03/1940 after hitting a mine 3 miles Southeast Aldeburgh Light Vessel

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Garmo GY 1165

Garmo built 1900 Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd Hull for Ocean Steam Fishing
11/1914 Requisitioned as auxiliary patrol vessel 20/12/1914, North Sea – One of two hired auxiliaries mined in the Kolberg-laid Scarborough field. Skipper Thaddeus Gilbert RNR on patrol rather than mine sweepingMined about an hour after Valiant turned right over and sank off Scarborough 54.15.12N 00.17.06W
Skipper died of injuries from the explosion and five ratings lost survivors saved by HM Drifter Principal BERRY Thomas W Able Seaman
GILBERT Thaddeus Ty/Skipper RNR died of wounds
HARE John R Cook
HARRIS Thomas G Able Seaman 
SPARROW Walter R Deck Hand
THORNTON Joseph W 2nd Hand 


Her Details are

  • Official Number 113172
  • Admiralty Number FY 810
  • GT 203 NT 71
  • Quarter deck 50 Foc’sle 20
  • Dimensions 112.2 x 21.6 x 11.6

20/12/1914 Mined off Scarborough whilst in Admiralty Service

Grimsby Trawlers

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Dagon GY 957

Dagon built 1914 Smiths Dock Co Ltd South Bank Middlesbrough for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice
06/1915 Requisitioned 
08/12/1916 English Channel – Lt Edward Roberts RNR Skipper Isaac Pearce employed as patrol vessel Dover Patrol near Royal Sovereign LV Mined at 18:25 laid by UC.21 Reinhold Saltzwedel shortly before sank rapidly off Royal Sovereign LV off Beachy Head 50.40N 00.30E Both officers and 10 ratings lost but 7 survivorsNote according to “The Dover Patrol 1914-18” a U-boat fired a torpedo at a British destroyer missed and hit HMS Dagon with the loss of all her crew including Lt E E Roberts “Swept Channels” supports the torpedoing the ship exploding violently and sinking almost at once It goes on to report that none of the officers and crew below were saved 

Her details are

  • Official Number 135991
  • Yard Number 568
  • Admiralty Number FY 3202
  • Armament 1-12pdr
  • GT 250 NT 96
  • Dimensions 125 x 23.5 x 13
  • Quarter Deck 74 Foc’sle 20

08/12/1916 Mined near Royal Sovereign Light Vessel whilst in Admiralty Service

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Balmoral GY 676

Balmoral built 1962 by J S Doig for Queen Steam Fishing Co
09/1964 Sold to P Sleight Trawlers Renamed FISKERTON
08/1975 Sold to the Colne Fishing Co Ltd Lowestoft
23/08/1975 Arrived at Lowestoft Registered as LT 113 

Photo supplied by Photomarine collection
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Her details are 

  • Official Number 303289
  • GT 199 NT 67
  • Dimensions 104 x 23 x 11.2
  • Quarter Deck 59 Foc’sle 17
  • Cal Sign GIAP
  • 575 HP

Sold for scrap in 08/1981

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Emperor GY 754

Emperor Built 1895 Cochrane & Cooper Beverley for Anchor Steam Fishing Co Ltd Grimsby
04/1899 Sold to owners in Aberdeen
08/1917 Bought by George Frederick Sleight Grimsby
Registered as GY 1099 
10/1920 Sold to Aberdeen owners 


Her Details are

  • Official Number 104197
  • Yard Number 123 
  • GT 130 NT 47 
  • Dimensions 93.6 x 20.5 x 12.3